Tuesday, May 10, 2011


"No one can make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little"
Edmund Burke

When I announced at our last get together in February that our next outing would be in Brooklyn, there were moans and groans. I was was sure that the sun would linger much longer in May and I was betting too that it would be a warm night with a brightly lit sky. So feeling confident, I put the plan in motion. "Get your bearings together and let's go!" was my message.

With a hop and a skip we found our way to the SEA THAI restaurant. This was the choice of one of our women's club member, a Brooklyn resident and it came highly recommended. It is a very large and wide-open place,decked out with comfortable wooden tables and chairs. We made our choices from the expansive menu and then we played catch-up. Shuffling from seat to seat we greeted our fellow diners, stopped long enough for conversations, laughed, and made ourselves comfortable, while planning our next escapade. We shared our dishes, taking a little from each person, just enough to whet our appetite. Looking around our space, you got the feeling that everyone really wanted to be here.

As is our custom, our conversation turned to those who are less fortunate than us and a beautiful batik art work from Kenya, of a swahili girl fetched a dollar a chance, helping us in our endeavor to give to those in need worldwide. The CHOOSE TO CARE organization continues to fulfill it's mission to provide a brand new pair of shoes for the underprivileged youth, here at home and abroad. We recently linked with the Book Bank Foundation that celebrated the women at a women's shelter in the Bronx on mother's day. CHOOSE TO CARE did our small part by providing shoes for their children. We are preparing to purchase shoes for orphan girls in Mudzini Kwetu, Kenya, through the Boston based One Home Many Hopes organization. We continue to prove that even with small means we can do wonders.

After a sumptuous meal we spilled out into the street, that was now packed with people of all ages and from all walks of life,who were waiting to enter the restaurant. We left knowing that this was definitely a repeater and confirmed it when someone went back to the restaurant to retrieve a card with the restaurant's name to share with others. The price was right, the food great tasting and the waitstaff was pleasant. What else could we ask for? And yes the weather was what we had wished for. We hope you will join us on our next outing, the sun should be out in full blast and the days will be longer, a surefire way to awaken our spirits and warm our souls.

Peace and Love!