Volunteer Spotlight

Lloyd and Janet Osborn

Osborns

Volunteers for 46 years

Memories throughout the years:

Lloyd--My Meals on Wheels experience started as "Meals on Feet," as I would pick up meals at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and deliver meals on foot throughout downtown. Later, routes required driving, and I was often accompanied by grandchildren. The kids would visit and sing "Happy Birthday," and it seemed to brighten the day of clients. My great-grandchildren now ride along on deliveries. Once, I sang "Happy Birthday" to a client and she asked if I was going to sing to her again next year. I said, "I sure can." She replied, "Oh gosh, I hope I don't make it that long!" 

I also enjoy the free coffee at Meals on Wheels!

Janet--I started volunteering at the annual garage sale; starting at one that brought in less than $1,000. It grew over the years, and eventually became the Mart. Sewing machines are my specialty; reconditioning many over the years to help those that couldn't afford a machine to sew and repair their own clothes. Over the years, I have sewn many potholders and aprons for the kitchen staff and volunteers. It has been fun to deliver meals with my grandchildren and great-grandchildren over the years. 

 

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