Once Upon A Time,
There were a few little children who didn't feel so well. One had her tummy ache, another had a pain on his foot, one other little girl had terrible headaches: and all their very worried parents took them to the Children's Hospital.
The doctors shook their head and said, "We are very sorry but you will have to stay the night." Off went the lights at night and the rooms were dark and not at all like home. All three little kids whispered to the wind, "I miss my friends."....That whisper traveled over the tree tops and down paths.
It finally reached the sweet town of Fairfield and good little library patrons heard, "I miss my friends." They knew just what to do! The little girls came to the library in groups of eight, the young adults girls from CCD at St. Thomas Moore came two by two. The group of 16 girls sat with the librarian and they decided to cheer up their friends at the Children's Hospital by making them colorful and beautiful fleece blankets!
Off to work they went: the big girls cut strips and the little girls made bows with the strips.
The big kids helped the little kids, and all were seated down a row merrily making blankets.
Before you could say "pumpkin pie" ten times they were all done, folded neatly in a heap and ready to make their way to their friends at the Children's Hospital.
A few little kids at the Hospital are waiting in anticipation to receive the warm colorful blankets made by the thoughtful and kind children of Fairfield.
I'm so proud to have such giving young patrons come under my roof and give of their creativity and give beauty to the world, one bow at a time.