They got it wrong

To the editor: Early in May, this year, I received a phone call personally inviting me to a Commission on Aging (COA) volunteer recognition dinner. Of course I said I would be happy to attend but thought it a bit strange as I have not been able to continue as a volunteer Meals on Wheels driver for the past one and a half years. At the dinner, much to my surprise, I was the “guest of honor.” They said nice things about me and gave me a very nice plaque, citing my nine years of driving for Meals once or twice a week (sometimes three times in the winter months) to people in need.
That’s where COA got it wrong. It’s I that should be giving the honors and plaque to them for letting me have the privilege and honor of being a volunteer Meals on Wheels driver. I cannot put in words but with each and every meal I delivered (15 up to 45 a week) I was rewarded. Volunteers know what I mean. I was close to 91 years old when I was no longer able to drive for Meals. Wish I could have continued for at least a few more years.
The point I wish to make is that if you are able, you are never too old to volunteer your time to some needy cause. Try it, you will like it.
Harry Wojcik

Crawford County Avalanche

Mailing Address
Box 490
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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