Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Continuing a Christmas Tradition

Filed under: General — by at 2:07 pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

No matter how lean the year had been, Mom always found four cans of soup and four packages of Jell-O – “This is a meal for a family in need,” she would say – for us four kids to give to the Christmas hamper at school. I felt like an important piece of the Christmas season was missing until I had taken my soup can, my contribution, to school.

On Darrell’s and mine wedding day, Mom and my brother Kevin packaged up the leftover food and delivered it to the Union Gospel Mission. Since then, the UGM has held a special place in my heart.

Three years ago, I decided to do something more than a can of soup and a package of Jell-O. Thanks to you, my readers and friends, we fed 100 people Christmas dinner at the UGM. Since then, we have fed another 100 people or more.

Can we do it again this year?

The UGM is once again offering a hot meal for $3.29 during their Christmas campaign. Reminiscing the good times the six of us Watsons had around our dining table, I can contribute six meals.

Would you join me, please? Click the orange ChipIn button below to give whatever feels right for you at this time. This ChipIn widget expires on December 23rd. I will forward the total amount to the UGM on Friday.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Comment by Glenda

December 20, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

Wow! Since publishing this post only four hours ago, you generous people have chipped in meals for 21 people in need! Thank you. Plus Mom has pledged enough for fourteen people (with her 4 kids and 10 grandkids in mind). And my 6. That is 41 people already! Thank you, friends and Mom.

Comment by Mary McD

December 23, 2011 @ 3:49 pm


Congratulations on making the goal so quickly – maybe next year you shoot for 110? 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Mary McD

Comment by Glenda

December 23, 2011 @ 4:17 pm


Thank you for your support! With Mom’s and mine contribution added in, 120 people will enjoy a Christmas meal! 150 next year?; )

Merry Christmas to you, too, Mary!


Comment by payday loans in maryland

December 29, 2011 @ 4:08 am

wow! what else can I say? what you did Glenda is awesome! we also have christmas tradition at home that every kid in our huge family gets christmas gifts each christmas eve. I guess, extending into a bigger family especially to those who needs it the most is even more beautiful!

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