My 96-year-old Neighbor's Cookies
--by cabbage, posted May 23, 2008
This afternoon my son was out playing with friends down the street and I had a bit of free time so I decided to pay a visit to our 96-year old neighbor. I took her some slices of cake that I had baked and dropped in for a chat. Well, guess what-- when I went over there I found her baking oatmeal-raisin cookies!
My neighbor is an amazing woman. She grew up on a ranch in Montana, raised 4 kids, was a practicing nurse until 5 years ago, and gets around her house with just the help of a sitting walker because her knees aren't so good anymore. She is always positive, tells me that she "loves everyone and prays for everyone every day" because that's how she was raised. I just love her! I love visiting her and giving her hugs---her positive spirit just radiates from her.
She insisted on giving me a plate of cookies to take home and I told her I was going to give it to all the kids who were playing outside since it's such a beautiful day. Unfortunately, she doesn't go outside anymore because of her knees.
Well, when I got to where the kids were playing they were so excited to see the cookies that they gobbled them up right away. There were two left on the plate when I was walking back home and I saw another elderly neighbor sitting out in his driveway with his little dog. I went over to him and gave him the last two cookies--and told him who made them!
It felt so good to be able to distribute M's cookies around the neighborhood since she can't get out to do it herself!
Totally random and cool. Lots of surprised and smiling faces. :-)