Since mid-March, I have been mostly self-quarantining for age — I’m 75 — and I am so grateful to everyone who has expressed concern and best wishes for me — and have been so very helpful.
I’m very grateful to Sonia Falconer Myers, who helped me with transportation the first few months of this historic pandemic. A member of the Mat-Su Valley Baha’i Community, she helped me with very early morning grocery shopping, getting to the Wasilla Library when it reopened, and trips to the bank.
I want to say “Thank you” to Chuck Foster, executive director of the Wasilla Senior Center, for stepping up to be the bus driver so I and other seniors could go grocery shopping very early Tuesday mornings.
I’m very appreciative that the Wasilla Library reopened in the summer — best mental health in the Valley! (However, they again closed on Nov. 13, but the library is currently offering curbside service.)
My gratitude goes to Kathy Meggitt of the Northern Lights Valley Knitters and Vicki Randolph of the Palmer Toastmasters Club who have both been so very helpful and supportive. Both are like younger sisters for me and I appreciate both of them so much.
Toward the end of spring and in the early summer, I was one of a number of seniors who benefited from the food boxes which the Mat-Su Valley Santa Cops collected and delivered — it was Christmas in the summertime!
I’m so grateful to Laural Baumgartner, editor of the quarterly Baha’i Alaska, for accepting and publishing my book review contributions. We all need to feel we can make a contribution.
These are just a few of the many folks whom I’m so grateful that they are in my life. Since it’s not appropriate to give hugs at this point in time, I want to give everyone the hand sign for “live long and prosper” from the “Star Trek” TV series and movies. And I give this wonderful hand sign to all you folks at the Anchorage Daily News — I appreciate all of you so much.
— Rosemary Vavrin
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