Monday, November 24, 2008

She Was Serious

I get emails all the time from people I don't know. Mostly wanting further information about Isla or having something to say that should have been said in Comments.

A few weeks ago I got a nice little email from somebody who said that they were finished packing for their vacation on Isla and LO! they had a little room to spare in the suitcase. Could they bring down some yarn to donate to Project Warm Hands. I responded to that one immediately, let me tell you!

Readers, meet two of your fellow readers: Brandon and Trish Herrera.

Notice what Trish is holding in her hand. It's a bag full of brand new Red Heart yarn! Count 'em. Nine new skeins to be made up into deliciously colored little hats for the kids of Veracruz. Heck, there is enough there to use for next year's project too! I told her to think color and she sure did.

Just when I think I am destined to spend the rest of my life dealing with assholes, somebody like this comes along and restores my faith in the human race. No doubt about it, I HAVE THE BEST READERS EVER!!!!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Brandon and Trish. You brought a tear to my eye....and on my birthday too!


Islaholic Trixie said...

That is great Wayne!! Make sure you take pictures of your finished projects.

On Mexican Time said...

that is sooo nice to read about...thanks for sharing!! feliz cumpli!

CancunCanuck said...

Fantastic! There are a lot of great people out there, it's wonderful to be reminded of that sometimes. What a lovely thing to read first thing Monday morning.

Cindy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Theresa in Mèrida said...

How totally sweet and kind! Random acts of kindness will save the world! I am sure of it.

Jackie said...

How very thoughtful. I can’t wait to see a photo of the little hats that you are going to make with all that colorful yarn.

Steve Cotton said...

Connections. They never cease to amaze me. And not the kind you buy on K Street. Just regular folk, meeting, connecting, helping.

IslaLife said...

Thats so nice!
Hmm.. I could help with this too..

My Way said...

Happy Birthday Wayne! I totally would have given you a lap dance and brought yarn for you to make it an even better day! But it will have to wait until I visit.


Calypso said...

Hombre - feliz cumpleaños!

Great yarn!

Isla Deb said...

Very nice story. Life can be good.

Arizona Kelly said...

Great story Wayne. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing?!

BandT said...

You are most welcome! It was and will always be a special spot in our trip. I am sorry that I did not have time to sit and chat... our inlaws had held off thier breakfast to catch the ferry from Cancun and see Isla thru our eyes. Please save me a coffee date when we get back down. Not sure when it will be but- hopefully soon! Thank you for sharing our world and your talent with so many! God Bless You!

Islagringo said...

Trixie: Count on it!

On Mex Time: how could I not share such a wonderful thing?

Canuck: you are so right. And what a great thing to have happened on my birthday too.

Cindy: thank you

Theresa: I sure hope you are right.

Jackie: yes, it was a wonderful thing.

Steve: it continues to amaze me how many people read this blog and come out of the woodwork to do nice things.

Islalife: As I write this, you have already helped. Thank you for posting about the charity on your blog.

My Way: Better to have wrapped yourself in yarn and made me unwrap it!

Calypso: thanks.

Isladeb: you are so right!

AxKelly: yes, when used properly, the internet is a fantastic place!

BandT: the thanks goes to you for this wonderful gift. I will certainly make time to have coffee with you next time you land here!