It was good having a helper. We only had two deliveries. One was to a lady that I had never met. She was a school teacher in California for 20+ years and came here 3 years ago to visit her sister. She got sick and never left. She was in a wheelchair having lost part of her left leg to diabetics. But she had a joyous smile and I enjoyed chatting with her. If I didn't have another delivery and Luke didn't have to go school, I might have stayed all morning and talked with her.
In fact as I am writing, I am remembering that she had called the home repair department with RSVP to see if someone could install a ceiling fan and wasn't sure if they could come. Maybe I will call her back and see if she got that done. If not today, perhaps I can swing by tomorrow after Luke's last soccer game.
I did learn some sad news this morning. One of the men we deliver to regularly died. His name was Vern Ewing (pictured here). I haven't seen his obit in the paper yet but he died Sunday. His family was a long time member of the community and his family homestead is a historic site.
Mr. Ewing was a nice man and I enjoyed getting to know him the half a dozen times I have delivered to he and his wife. (Dick, another deliverer, usually took Mr. Ewing because he considered him a friend.) Mr. Ewing is the 2nd gentleman to whom I have delivered groceries that I know of that has died. Sad to think of these nice people passing away. Makes me think more about taking time to listen to them and be a blessing to them as I deliver.