Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Holiday Relief Benefit

Hurricane Sandy
and others in need
Holiday Relief Benefit!

On December 22, 2012, Van Tassel Funeral Home hosted a wonderful event in conjunction with the Bloomfield Human Services Division of the Neighbor to Neighbor Network.

The location, facilities and prizes for this hurricane relief were donated by Van Tassel Funeral Home, 337 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield, NJ.

There was a live nativity with animals and volunteers dressed as shepherds.

It was cold and windy but a pretty good crowd showed up.  The volunteers were greeting guests and serving hot apple cider and doughnuts.

Shepherds with a little angel and Mrs. Claus!

Here's a photo with Bloomfield Mayor Raymond McCarthy!

Van Tassel Funeral Home
This is one of the faithful volunteers with Santa!!

 The Bloomfield High School Madrigals

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Suzanna Goes to the Vet

Once again Suzanna is constipated!  She goes to the litter box and gives the old college try, with no results.  As you know, I've always used mineral oil to keep her regular but that isn't working this time.  So off to the vet we went.  Suzanna got an enema!  The result:  All Clear!  Oh but what a mess!!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Live Nativity

The Presbyterian Church in Montclair displayed a live Nativity scene on their lawn.  It was beautiful to see and the weather was quite agreeable, a little cold but no snow or rain to dampen the activities.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas in Manhattan

I went to New York City and took a few pictures along Fifth Avenue.  Here are some of them.
Window display at Lord & Taylor
 Window display at Lord & Taylor
 Window display at Bergdorf Goodman
 The tree at Rockefeller Center
 The tree in Bryant Park

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monkey Found (she came in thru the bathroom window)

Good News!!  Monkey the cat has been found.  Once again, my brother-in-law Charlie came to the rescue of a cat.  The flyer above is what Charlie used to identify Monkey.
Charlie was standing at the sink on the second floor of the Manse at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green when he looked out the window and saw a cat on the roof.  He noticed that it looked a lot like Monkey, the cat on the flyers that were taped to trees in the neighborhood.  He immediately ran downstairs to get one of the flyers, a can of cat food and a bowl of water.  Back upstairs he opened the window and made the identification.  Monkey raced inside, grateful to be fed and safe. She was missing for two weeks.
Charlie called the phone number, and Monkey's Dad said that he was at work but would be home in an hour.  When Dad arrived he called Monkey's name and she came running to him.
Monkey has been to the vet for a check-up and all is well.
You might recall from a previous post when Suzanna didn't feel well, it was Charlie who told me what to do.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Feed the Hungry Dinners

It's been a while since I posted about our monthly Feed The Hungry Dinners at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green.  Nothing has changed.  We still hold the dinners on the 3rd Monday of every month.  I'm still on kitchen duty.  We have the same volunteers and picked up a few new ones.

The dinners usually consist of:  Fruit cup, salad, main course and dessert and coffee.  For the main course we've served pasta with meat sauce, bread and butter; homemade chicken pot pie; corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and bread and butter; turkey breast with stuffing, vegetable, rolls and butter.