12 September 2008

Once More With Feeling

Shelly Tucker over at This Eclectic Life is at it again. This time it is a project to bring smiles, wonderful things, and gentle good wishes to all the children of Camp Sanguinity next summer.

You can read all about your mission by going to her site, but basically she is sending us all on a scavenger hunt to fill medicine bags with three treasures, but they need to be the treasures that would be of interest to a child and ones that preferably come with a story ... Shelly is a story teller after all.

Now this lady doesn't think small except in size. She needs 140 medicine bags each containing three good luck charms, and she wants stories ... 560 notes and stories. Fortunately for those of us with a few limits on our horizons, we only have to come up with a bag or a charm and send them to her. She and her cohorts will do what needs to be done to find the smile on a child's face. Next summer you will be able to go back to her site to see the pictures of those smiles and know you helped.

While scrounging remember the gifts in the box of the littlest angel:

There was a butterfly with golden wings, captured one bright summer day on the high hills above Jerusalem, and a sky-blue egg from a bird's nest in the olive tree that stood to shade his mother's kitchen door. Yes, and two white stones, found on a muddy river bank, where he and his friends had played like small brown beavers, and, at the bottom of the box, a limp, tooth-marked leather strap, once worn as a collar by his mongrel dog, who had died as he had lived, in absolute love and infinite devotion.

Happy Hunting


This Eclectic Life said...

You are a doll! And what a wonderful post. The ending has me in tears. I want the dog collar! Thank you, Jamie.

annmarie said...

You certainly have a way with words. Your post is just wonderful. Thanks. I'll be looking for butterflys with golden wings & skiy blue eggs to send Shelly.