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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Remember UNICEF on Halloween

In response to my ramblings on Halloween last week I got this wonderful note from Tim Muther who lives in South West Virginia... and believe it bears repeating:

Dear Joanna,
Just a short note to say that my Aunt Betty aka
Elizabeth Muther Jacob, who worked at the UN, started
UNICEF in response to her dislike of her children
getting all that candy.
I saw the orange box the other day and was surprised
to see it, down here in S.W. Va, and warmed to see
that her Love for others still lives on. Tim Muther

Yes, Tim, I remember carrying those orange boxes that resembled small milk cartons while I was still of passable trick or treat age. You can complain about the United Nations for some things, but many of its associated organizations, such as UNICEF makes a major difference in developping countries and with children who are exposed to poor living conditions, poverty, lack of electricity, lack of drinking water or proper sewage facilities.

Few of the kids you will see later on today are DYING to have candy. The children who will be dependent upon your support of the Halloween UNICEF tradition of collecting for less fortunate children the world over will be LIVING in a significant way because you made an anonymous but generous donation to a worthy charity.

So... keep some change next to the door as well as the Mary Janes and the Milky Ways - someone other than a dentist will be thankful you did!

p.s. Thank you, Tim, for the story of your Aunt Betty. I'll remember her on Halloween and All Saints day as well!


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