LTE – Vickie Schmidt – 9-20-2017

Rustic Lore is over for another year. I’m sure deemed by many as a great success. The weather was beautiful, the events were fun. Last week’s newspaper was filled with pictures of the community having a great time, but I can’t help but think there was one part of this community that was left out. In fact it’s our own “Greatest Generation”.

[emember_protected] It’s just over on the edge of town, beautiful buildings and setting. Our Parents, Grandparents and even Great Grandparents live there. Most of them supported this community all their lives. They sat through countless parades and listened and enjoyed many High School Bands. Most of them do not have an opportunity to leave the facility to enjoy Rustic Lore, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be a part of it. They anticipated the reigning Royalty from surrounding communities to walk through on Sunday before the parade, but the Princesses and Queens came earlier than scheduled and wouldn’t wait for the procession to begin. I want to thank the Baldwin Royalty and our Queen from last year for staying and visiting with some of our tenants. We appreciated that kind gesture so much.

It’s been many years since these wonderful residents/tenants have heard their own High School band play. They love music.

Is our Community Spirit dying? Are we forgetting that it’s not all about waving to people from the glittering float, or winning 1st place in a band competition? It’s not all about having recognition for the good deeds we do. It’s about caring and compassion for this wonderful generation of people who are so often left out.

Respectfully submitted,
Vickie Schmidt [/emember_protected]