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    Charity Sewing by 96 year old

    I saw this article about a 96 year old woman who makes a little girls dress for charity every day. Awesome!

    http://m.qctimes.com/news/local/bett...ile_touch=true

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    How wonderful!!

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    thank you for the link. wonderful story about this wonderful woman. i read in our utility magazine this month that there is a group here in a neighboring town, who also sews for this charity. i had never read of the charity before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    How wonderful!!
    I thought it was kind of wonderful too. Nice to hear of such a giving heart.

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    She puts me to shame.

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    Wonderful example for the rest of us, isn't she!
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    That's wonderful that she still feels she has a purpose in life. That's most probably what has kept her going for so long. She's a very giving person. God's light shines through her.

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    A worthy purpose is what keeps us going...... God Bless!!!

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    Bless her heart...

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    This is an inspirational article. I will look into sending her some thread and elastic and perhaps some fabric. Gotta get to an estate sale soon.

    Nancy Zieman is attached to this african dress charity and she also collects dresses.
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    Our church group is making dresses for Africa. I HOPE I am doing that well at her age !!
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    Found an article dated May17, 2014 that Lillian turned 99 the week before. She now lives in a Senior home but they still sew and make the dresses. One more year for her to be 100--you go Lillian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmquilter View Post
    Found an article dated May17, 2014 that Lillian turned 99 the week before. She now lives in a Senior home but they still sew and make the dresses. One more year for her to be 100--you go Lillian.
    Thanks for the update. It is such a heartwarming story...I wish the best. From what I read she enjoys the sewing itself, so it is a win win situation.

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    Actually heard this on Klove yesterday, she is awesome, still making a difference at 96.

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    I just googled this woman. She was 96 when this article was written in 2011. She's still sewing dresses at 99!!! What a role model!
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    Absolutely gives me the chills. What a beautiful story. It is never to late to contribute.

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    I too took the idea from Nancy Z and started a sewing group at my church hall every Wed.--called KNOX FROX in
    Knox Presbyterian Church , Bobcaygeon Ontario Canada. Since July 2011 we have made over 500 dresses but
    also do boys shorts. We pay for a suitcase to go with the missionary so they get hand delivered. Have had SKYPE pics
    showing clothes on kids. Only have 5 ladies usually sewing but in beginning my hubby even helped cut out the
    armholes because of the used pillowcases but do use donated fabric too especially for pants.

    Hope this work keeps me healthy and I can do it for the next 25 years like her.

    Don't know where this lady is located as they say place/ city I don't know --too bad.


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    Last edited by Mornigstar; 08-16-2014 at 06:24 PM.

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    god bless her!!!!
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    I wonder if the empty ice cream buckets is the key to her longevity? Ha!

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    Absolutely amazing woman.
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    Great heart. Love her simple little pattern

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