People have been helping people a lot this year, and I have had my share. Today I got a free turkey from the Elks Club, an offer they made to everyone who was laid off from my previous place of employment. They sent a letter with a form to fill out saying you wanted a turkey and how many in the household. Then they sent a voucher with instructions for pick up.
This morning, I went to Mary Street, where Herkimer Elks Lodge is located, and there were not many cars in front of me. I had my mask on, as did the volunteers, and I did not have to leave the car.
Two volunteers met me at the end of the street and looked at my voucher. As I drove past, I thought to grab my phone and take a couple of pics for a blog post.
Santa Claus handed me two candy canes. I said I had to get a picture of him for my blog. The other volunteers told me I could take him with me if I wanted.
“Hop in!” I said, but he did not avail himself of the invitation.
In addition to the turkey, they gave us potatoes and a box of stuffing mix. The food was in a nice reusable bag. What a generous gift! A paper in the bag told me it was from the Doug Christman Project.
Now that I am gainfully employed again, I must find ways to pay this forward. In the meantime, the turkey is in the freezer, and we may use some of the potatoes tomorrow in a Shepherd’s Pie.