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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:08 PM
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43. The root of the problem is that too many
people think they really must attend family gatherings where relatives like this will show up. Don't. Go serve at a homeless shelter instead. And make sure everyone of the right-wing-nuts know what you're doing. Those people think that private charity should step in and do such things, but they themselves never seem to do things like feed the homeless.

And you'll be amazed at how good you'll feel, how appreciative those people are. I help out at a local Presbyterian Church of which I am not a member -- don't belong to any church -- but I have friends who attend. We call those we serve our guests, and treat them that way. I love cooking for them. I have a chile chicken rice casserole that they devour. It is so gratifying and reminds me that I have so very much compared to someone who is on the street.

And I bet if you make a couple of phone calls, you'll find that the homeless shelter still needs volunteers for tomorrow.
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