I just can't thank you enough. I am heading to the post office tomorrow to pick up the registered mail that was sent on top of the other donations!! Your letter was so touching and I shared it with the staff at school. It made us all cry. There are a lot of relieved children right now because of you. I wanted to share the video link below that our students and staff made.
You just click on, on demand video tab in the middle of the site, then click the arrow to choose a video. Pick the one with the big hurricane and watch. You will really be touched by the words and the images. One can only imagine what people go through when a crisis hits, now I know. But I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. This disaster has created a community that is now closer than ever, where neighbors and people from around the world stop to help each other. Human kindness seen like never before. That to me is amazing! It puts the being in human.
Have a blessed holiday season.
With all my love from me, my staff, and students.,
Thank you to all who donated coats to the "One Warm Coat" drive benefiting Covenant House. The Jr. CYO and Girl Scout Troop 821 collected and delivered over 60 coats. Covenant House was very appreciative of our efforts to help their residents. Thank you for your generous support."
On Tuesday, Nov 13th, after school, we will decorate the Girl Scout Christmas tree and the SPX tree in City Park's Carousel Gardens for Celebration in the Oaks. Afterward, we will go to the new Morning Call in the Oaks for beignets. An order of beignets is $2 and it is $2 hot chocolate or cafe au lait, plus tax and tip - so please send money with your daughter, along with the permission form. (We keep the health info on file so only need the 2nd page permission slip each trip) Please rsvp via email so I can plan for drivers. Parents can pick their daughters up at 5pm at the Casino Building.
Honk for Merlin if you are traveling Canal Boulevard By Jeannie Paddison Tidy, Lakeview columnist for the Times-Picayune on November 01, 2012
While roaming around the Lakefront I always find interesting pets, people and buildings. While on one of my recent jaunts I saw a sign on Canal Boulevard that said “Honk for Merlin.” I’ve been honking because one of my furry grandchildren is a beautiful black and white long haired cat who is named Merlin.
I was riding by one day while talking to my daughter, Heather, and I said, “I am honking for Merlin.” She said you need to find out who Merlin is and why they want people to honk.
When passing one recent day I finally decided to ask someone in front of the house if they knew Merlin. They told me Merlin was a dog that belonged to Evelyn Audler, their landlord. I asked for Audler’s phone number and was soon in contact with her and Merlin.
Audler told me that Merlin is a Catahoula/Australian Shepherd mix that she found at the SPCA eight years ago. He is very handsome and a real people lover, she said.
Audler put the sign up after Merlin was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer. She said Merlin gets excited and happy when he hears the sound of a horn and she is convinced that it has extended his life.
After he was diagnosed, Audler’s veterinarian told her that Merlin probably would not live more than a few more months. Much to everyone’s surprise, Merlin is one year older and the cancer seems at bay for now. So, if you see the “Honk for Merlin” sign, please give Merlin a beep. He will be glad you did!