Dad wants daughter connected with friends
Ernie is especially grateful this holiday season.
He found a full-time job on the Eastern Shore, his health is restored and he is blessed with “the best daughter in the world.”
Felicia, who is 9 years old, is settling into her new life with her dad at their new apartment in Cambridge. Ernie, a full-time janitor at one of the local schools, was unemployed for months for health reasons. When his doctor cleared him for work, he was overjoyed to find a full-time job with benefits.
Life is good again, but Ernie sees how much Felicia misses her friends in Delaware, and especially her best friend. His daughter is shy and has always had a hard time making new friends.
Ernie is grateful that his daughter understands what a great opportunity they have, but it hurts him to know how worried she is about making friends. He wants to help her stay in touch, but he feels she’s too young to have a cell phone, and besides, he can’t afford one.
Ernie would like to help Felicia stay connected to her old friends and teach her the old-school way of communicating by writing letters.
He would love to get his daughter a nice, monogrammed stationery set with new gel pens and stickers so that she can write to her friends in Delaware.
Ernie wants to do whatever he can to make Felicia feel connected to her old friends while she makes new ones, especially since she has sacrificed so much for his new job. Your donation to The Star Democrat’s Brighter Christmas Fund could help bring joy to Felicia and Ernie during the holiday season. Taxdeductible donations, which also help other families in need on the Mid-Shore, may be sent to: The Brighter Christmas Fund, c/o The Star Democrat, P.O. Box 600, Easton, MD 21601. Donations also may be made online at www.brighterchristmasfund.org. Click the “Donate” button.
The total to date is: $108,259.08.
Those sharing the spirit of giving with others this holiday include: In memory of my wife, Lee Anderson Emilio and Maria Juan William and Darla Sedgwick In memory of my husband, Reese Harrison, my son, Michael and my sister, Kitty Harrison James and Sylvia Roe Easton Lions Club Foundation, Inc. Asbury United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women Clinton and Mary Clubb In memory of mom, Rita Lynch, and our girls, Brandy, Ginger, Sophie and K.C. Nancy Burns Robert and Cassie Garner David and Jacqueline Dianich In memory of Charles and Dorothy Stevens In memory of William and Irene Towers and Charles and Grace Slaughter In memory of Wayne Monath Carol Ann Shaw In memory of Thomas Hazen In memory of Jane Wood In memory of Albert and Virginia Thume In memory of Vernon and Annabelle Herd Stephen and Susan Holloway Steve Strobeck Yvonne Bogert In memory of Walter and Mildred Mann, Grandad Bill Mann, Peg Rolke Mann and Santa Bruce Wright Leonard and Kathleen Wendowski In memory of Curtis P. Taylor In memory of Thelma Hopkins Vaughn and Lelon Kenneth Hopkins Edward and Wendy Bishop In memory of our brother, John Smiley Nash In honor of Trinity (Cathedral) Threaders In honor of Ed, Maggie, Tommy and Billy Quick