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Day 362: Mary-Curtis Gramley

2 Apr

Last week, my friend Ginny asked me if I would consider bringing a pie to the woman who was the director of the Family Nurturing Center.  Well, if Ginny recommended her, I knew I did not have to “consider” anything… it was a given: Mary-Curtis was going to get a pie!

The Family Nurturing Center helps families that are below the poverty level (and who are facing myriad other challenges) to stay together.  You can see Mary-Curtis here explaining how her agency helps those families in need.

When I called Mary last week to explain my project and ask when I could bring her a pie, she told me that since it was spring break there would only be two people working – and she wanted to share this gift with her full staff.  She asked would I mind waiting til Monday to bring her a pie?  No, not at all.  And then I asked Mary what kind of pie would she like and she said that she liked all kinds of pies…

I had detected a lovely southern accent and asked Mary if she liked Pecan pies and she said that she did.  And so today I made Mary-Curtis Gramley a Chocolate Pecan Pie… and I brought along a little whipped cream to serve with it. The work that she and her staff does is so very important… and I am grateful to her and her staff for all that they do to help families succeed.

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”