Tuesday, December 11, 2012

On the Eleventh Day of Christ*&^%$

On the Eleventh Day of Christ*&^%$, TiZ reveals to you...

My Dead Person Corner is where I have totems and objet d'art of friends and family who are...well...dead.

The Buddha is there too.

I like to think of the Buddha as a friend.  And he HAS been dead for a while.  

I went on a Back Cage Tour at the Cincinnati Zoo.

I pet an elephant.

I rubbed the belly of Charlie the Penguin who liked it VERY much.  He got all flappy and giggly and everything.

I had a boa constrictor placed around my neck.

I do not like snakes.

I figured it was put around my neck for a reason.

I sent a Christmas card to Patsy Roberts.

I would like you to as well.*

*Take a moment and write a card to 87-year-old PATSY ROBERTS.

This sweet matriarch of Rockaway Beach, New York, saved thousands of cards she had received over the decades with the hope of reading them in her final hours, and then Hurricane

 Sandy came along and ruined them. “I was saving them to read when my time came,” she said when her son-in-law told her the cards had been destroyed by the storm surge. “I was saving them so I could read the cards and remember the people I love.”

Out of his own deep love for Roberts, her son-in-law, CRISTIAN DOBLES, is seeking to soften the loss by asking any and everyone of good will to write her a holiday card. He has posted this message on Facebook:

“Patsy Roberts, my mother in law, is the sweetest, most caring human being I know. A true angel on earth ... It doesn’t matter whether you know her or not. Just say something beautiful to her. My goal is to get 1,000 cards to her for Christmas. Please help me with this."

Aiding her voice to the plea, neighbor TARA STACKPOLE posted:

“Mrs. Roberts is the true matriarch of our block. She is the neighbor that prays for you, bakes for you, inquires about each family member, and always has a ready smile. At 87 she will put the neighbors trashcans away on her way home from daily Mass. She is the epitome of what a ‘neighbor’ should be and this block and our family are so blessed to know her.”

Roberts has written thousands of cards herself to family and friends over the years—on birthdays and special occasions, or if she heard of some great success. Sometimes just because she was thinking of them.

Help Cristian and Tara and all of Patsy's neighbors in Rockaway give her a Merry Christmas. Send a card today to:

Patsy Roberts
130-04 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Belle Harbor, New York 11694

And pass it on to any good souls you know. 


  1. a) Thank you, SanTiz, for answering my question.
    b) I will *totally* send a Christmas card to Ms Roberts!
    c) I blogged in your honor, as promised: http://robertsrandomwritings.blogspot.com/2012/12/two-week-to-christmas-tiz-list.html

  2. YAY! Everyone read Robert's Random Writings!!!

  3. She will get a card from me. Wasn't sending any till you showed up.


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