Some Very Nice People

Today (Saturday, April 1) was our first open-air market sales event on the parking lot of All Saints' Church in University City. We shared space there next to the farmers' market that is open Thursday through Saturday. This popular market serves the University City neighborhoods and folks from beyond the immediate area who come every week to purchase their produce and visit with the people who operate the market. It was a delightful morning of sunshine and smiles and new friends. Very quickly, it became apparent just who our customers and supporters are: they are generous, interesting, hospitable men and women of all ages and backgrounds who care deeply about the welfare of others; they love to laugh and they love good food; they are friendly and go out of their way to offer a word of encouragement or a compliment or a helpful suggestion. So many people made a special trip because they heard Jim Doyle mention the event on his Friday morning show on RAF-STL (107.3 FM) - including Jim, himself! Others are Facebook "friends" and others came to buy fresh produce and ended up buying cookies and muffins, too. The cherry hand-pies were the first to sell out, followed by the mini chocolate-chocolate cakes. We had just a few of the Bunny butter cookies and chocolate chip cookies - well, we had only a very few things to pack up before we left. We are so grateful for the hospitality of All Saints' church, House of India, and for the friendship and support of some very nice people who help us help others.