Can You Help Out?

We will be putting out the luminaries to honor the memory of our dear neighbor, George Clark, on Sunday afternoon, December 19th, starting around 2:30 p.m. George passed away on November 19th. We tossed around some ideas regarding how to proceed with it; where to store the luminaries, etc. As we pondered what to do, Mark had a great idea for how to handle the logistics for all of this, but it will have to be a cooperative effort, and we need some helpers.

“Mark’s suggestion is that we make up the bags as we set them out.  If we make them up ahead of time, we have storage issues. Then we have to move them to put them out, and the candles and sand will shift, and we’ll have to reach in and settle everything down again.  We’re putting them up on Sunday the 19th.. How about an assembly line of folks working on Sunday afternoon around 2:30 – 3:00?  Could you post on the blog that anyone who wants to help can show up at George’s house on Sunday afternoon?  We have two wagons and we can load each one up with the supplies.    Each wagon could have a bag opener, a sand depositer, and a candle placer.  Oh, and a materials manager who pulls the wagon and makes sure all of the needed supplies are ready and accessible in a timely manner.”

So there you have it. We’ll need to put out 200 luminaries. There are 32 homes in the circle and both cul de sacs, so depending on the size of the “frontage” that a home has, each one will get five to six luminaries, some more, some less. Susan has purchased special angel luminaries for the front of George’s home, so we’ll actually have a few more than 200.

I’m going to call The Woodlands United Methodist Church, where George had a number of dear friends, and tell them what we’re doing. Some of his friends may want to drive by and see the luminaries. It will be a pretty sight, I think.

So, if you can open a paper bag, or pull a wagon, or scoop some sand, or drop a candle in a sack, we’d certainly welcome your assistance. Please let me know.


About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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