To the Editor:
This has been one of the best Thanksgivings of my life and it was not because the turkey came out moist or the family got along.
Not too long ago I became coordinator for the Meals on Wheels program of Spectrum Generations, Coastal Community Center, which services Lincoln County. Since taking on this role, what goes on at home is no longer evaluated on just a personal basis, but influenced by the knowledge of what goes on in the homes of so many of our homebound or disabled community members.
When a couple approached me (wishing to remain anonymous) to ask if there were some Meals on Wheels consumers who might like a traditional meal brought to them on Thanksgiving Day, because they had an abundance of food they wished to share, I was overwhelmed.
On my first sweep I was heartened to discover that all of the Meals on Wheels consumers in their own town had a relative, friend, or community organization bringing them a meal. When I expanded my search I came up with two deserving people, who had absolutely no hope for a Thanksgiving meal from any other source. However, they were in separate towns, in opposite directions.
The couple embraced the situation without hesitation and scheduled the delivery of a home cooked meal to them before they sat down to enjoy their own.
The world is definitely a better place this year because of the selfless gesture of this couple who cared so much about others it made my celebration more special, too.