We left the house on the hill residence with a house full of friends having breakfast. All wondering what all these fancy wrapped gifts from the wedding reception could be and why. Unwrapping the surprise is where we begin… girls were busy unwrapping and documenting the gifts and cards.
Allan walked over to Craig “There is so much food! What on earth is all this.” “Well Craig and Carla you have the pleasure of awarding all this food to the church pantry.” Howard said butting in and nodding his head to Allan.
Blackie joined in “What you have before you is Aunt Agie’s Magic. You see anytime there is a big wedding or any celebration here in Awlsport and the Café is involved, Aunt Agie turns herself into Santa’s little helper. If you will look in last week’s paper Craig, you will find an announcement for a food drive.” Blackie asked.
“Sure what day, Blackie” Craig asked as Tim chimed in. “It’s usually Sunday’s paper.” Craig handed it to Blackie, “Here you go.” He soon handed the page back to Craig who read it aloud. “It says here Food Drive please have all items boxed together, wrapped for a special occasion and brought to the Awlsport Café on August 24th.”
Craig looked at Tim. “That fit what you found out yesterday Tim.” “Actually this says it all” Tim handed a paper to Craig for him to read to all, “It says Craig and Carla’s wedding reception, please come help us celebrate. Well that answers that question.”
“So Mrs. Smith does this all the time for the church’s food pantry?” Carla asked. “She takes in all sorts of other things for the church as well,” Mary said answering Carla.
Mary Smith explained to Carla “Yes. We all take our old items there when they are no longer of use or just get tired of them. No Goodwill here, everyone donates to the church, summer is a very good time, and the neighbors around the lake leave a lot. I help the church with collection and distribution.”
“Now, you know why Mrs. S made an appointment with you for today,” Howard said. “I guess we had better help the girls out here. I just saw Santa’s sleigh pull up the drive,” Blackie said.
“Craig will you please come with me to greet Mrs. S,” Carla said holding out her hand. “Afternoon Mrs. S won’t you please come in,” Craig offered her his arm. “My goodness what do we have here?” Mrs. S said as she walked in the door.
“Gigs up Aunt Agie,” Blackie said. “Ok, so I can’t fool you guys anymore but we can still have parties and food drives right?” Mrs. S asked as Blackie and Tim went over to her “Of course, but we have to change things.”
Blackie spoke first, “I was thinking we could do this for Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day picnics. We could put a big notice in the paper and even have a raffle with the proceeds going to the church pantry.”
Tim took over, “Aunty I thought of a great fund raiser ‘A Bake Sale’. I understand we have a new neighbor that is wonderful in the kitchen.”
Mrs. S stood up and hugged her nephews. “Does this mean you would all be able to help?” Everyone said, “Of course.” Agie just stood there all smiles and clapping her hands like a little girl would over a new doll “Oh thank you all.”
“Ok boys; let’s get this sleigh loaded up. Mrs. S. where does this need to be delivered today,” Howard asked. “Over to the ‘The Children’s Home’ please Howard.” Agie’s voice suddenly turned to Mrs. Smith as Carla wondered if anyone else noticed that as much as she did.
Wouldn’t it make our world much better if we had more Aunt Agie’s or if you want you can call her Mrs. S