Dad wants daugh­ter con­nected with friends

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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.brighter­christ­mas­ 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

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