Better Than a Flu Shot


Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all.

One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room.

She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea.

As he sat facing her old  Hammond  organ, the young minister noticed a  cute glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled With water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom!

When she returned with tea and scones,They began to chat.

The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.

‘Miss Beatrice’, he said,’I wonder if you would tell me about this?’ pointing to the bowl.

‘Oh, yes,’ she replied, ‘Isn’t it wonderful? I was walking through the Park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground..The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter.”?

Davenport Community Harvest Fest

After months of extremely hard work, for the most part done by one, perhaps two other people, today finally arrived and the first Davenport Community Harvest Fest debuted.

Things are a bit behind schedule, due to the usual lack of volunteers or no shows, and the weather did decide to dump a wee shower on folks heads, but otherwise, things are looking fairly good.

I can hear DJ Fever even from up here on the 21st floor, belting out tunes, which of course has led to some complaints from the seniors. I just can’t understand why they don’t shut off their hearing aids if they don’t like it.

FoodShare, who has partnered up with with us for this event, has their market up and running, and are making sales

JoJo, one of the donors, has a table showcasing some of her fabulous looking handmade jewelry.

City of Toronto Councillor Adam Vaughan once again failed to grace our community with his august presence, despite his office having confirmed that he would be there for the opening of the festival. However, Federal M.P. Olivia Chow is rushing around, helping out where she can, despite her simply being a guest.

The soups, harvest crunch, and other edibles are being received with their usual gusto. Nothing says love quite like free delicious food.

My only hope is that despite all the setbacks, we don’t look upon this day as a failure, because it most certainly was NOT!!

It was an inspiration, proving that despite our living in subsidized housing that we are just as much a valued part of our community as anybody else.