Friday, March 23, 2012


For the past six years on Mother's day weekend my friend Linda has delivered gift baskets to MD Anderson. The baskets are for children who are cancer patients to give to their Moms for Mother's Day. I have known Linda for many years. Our daughters played together as toddlers, took dancing lessons, and when they started kindergarten, we carpooled to the local elementary. Later in the year when I was suffering with morning sickness, she would pick Marie up for school sometimes with hair brush in hand to fix her hair when her Daddy could not. Some years ago Linda and Steve lost Renee' to Lupus and several years later their son died. So going to MD Anderson on Mother's Day weekend is really special to her. I have been a part of her trip for the past few years by making a denotion. Linda works for Mary Kay and with a $25.00 denotion she makes a $50.00 gift basket (forfeiting her profit). If you would like to be a part of this experience, you can make a denotion by sending a check for $25.00 to Linda Balas, PO Box 805, Eagle Lake, TX. 77434. Make a note on the check MD Anderson. We all have our favorite charites. I only give to a few including this one in a small way.