Sunday, December 09, 2007

A cookie for YOU!

Yep that's right, a free cookie for you!

A homemade cookie mailed right to you.

But you have to send my neighbor, Mrs. T, a holiday card.

I don't care if you don't send cards, or if you have to use that free Unicef card you get in the mail, or if you send her a postcard - please just send her a little holiday cheer.

Mrs. T doesn't need pity or charity. She's just a super sweet lady who has had a really difficult year.

Her husband died in January - they were married for 5o years, and were childhood sweethearts. She jokes that he flirted with her in the newborn nursery! This will be her first Christmas without him. He used to wash her car every Saturday so it would be gleaming for church on Sunday. And he used to wear these far out 70's style suits to take her out for a drive or to dinner. He was a really cool dude and is missed.

Then her son has some severe mental health issues that are difficult to address. He also misses his dad and I don't think he fully comprehends the loss. Or knows exactly how to process it. And so this year he has had a few unfortunate run-ins with the law as well as a couple of stays in a hospital.

So many things she now has to deal with that Mr. T always dealt with. And has to face a holiday without him. And all sorts of sad things that suck about life.

Please send her a card.

Email me for the address and I will send you one homemade cookie, made with love and gratitude and butter and eggs and everything nice!

To the two people who've already emailed me, yes - you both will also get a cookie.


Anonymous said...

ooooooooooooooooh, I can't wait for my cookie! If I send another card (I'll write it with my left hand so she won't know it's me) will I get another cookie?

Anonymous said...

People please, Mrs. T is really quite a character and if you mail her a card you will not only put a smile on an adorable person's face you will also probably receive a prayer with your name on it sent directly to God. If that isn't worth some ink, paper and $0.41 then I don't know what is...

Anonymous said...

the cookie was perfect. it truly was a work of art. yummy! but then the cake- it was too good. i had to share with my parents and my dad thought i had purchased it. i feel honored with all the christmas treats. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
peace&joy to you (and Ms. T)