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Dear Dr. and Mrs. Muller and to whom it may concern,
What a surprise for Easter Week to find my poem I sent you in your Good Morning World Newsletter ! I have been for years since I have been small always doing daily random acts of kindness, following my parents examples, and trying to walk in their footsteps. This has been quite an honor, for you to share my poem, in your newsletter, as both parents taught me , since I have been able to speak, as a toddler, all about good deeds from the heart.
Both my parents grew up in The Depression. They were through out their entire lives giving gifts from the heart with kindness and love. My parents were extremely poor growing up, and taught all my brothers and sisters about poverty. Both my parents went to Yale on scholarships, and my Dad ended up becoming Head of the Eye Department at Yale for 10 years.My mother a surgical Nurse with a Masters Degree from Yale School of Nursing in Public Health., met my father at Yale New Haven Hospital, and then he went off to War in Europe. they had 6 children, and we traveled around the world with my parents, when we we not in school, and on our summer and school vacations, as my Dad lectured around the world, writing international text books on eye complications and surgery.
My Dad speaking 5 languages and putting eye clinics up throughout the world, writing books, also helped Fleming give the first penicillin, in United States. My father helped set up the American Hospital in Paris, while serving in WW2. My mother grew all our food
fruits and vegetables to share with those in need.
I send you my dream of planting sunflowers and seeds of love. for Earth Day and connecting heart to heart with the world.
I have had enrichment programs in libraries and schools planting sunflowers with children for more than 20 years, I do educational programs for schools, libraries, businesses and communities and create special events for large corporations, cities and towns.
My personal business is called Annie's Creative Arts. I am also a Registered Nurse, and have been a lifestyle specialist for children and adults. I have also been on the Community Emergency Response Team, with Westport and trained by FEMA for Emergency preparedness, as a volunteer on the CERT Team, working with the Westport Police and Fire dept.
I started the sunflower program in The New Haven Public Library,. back in 1986. This was a year round project. that involved children and the elderly as well as families and those who enjoyed gardening.
For the New Haven Public Library, and my children's Sunflower Program,
Each child planted 3 containers of sunflower seeds in the library that was downtown in the city of New Haven ... that they took home.
One for their family
one for a neighbor
and one for a stranger . They would have to give away the 3rd container as my project. of planting
SEEDS of Love.
this program I started grew larger when Earth Day started. I evolved this around Nature and planting sunflowers for birds and animals as well as for gardening.. The seeds would fall into the ground, and then the sunflowers from birds dropping the seeds would replant themselves .... and the sunflowers would multiply and so SEEDS OF LOVE !!!!
I have been known by alllllllllllllllllll my friends for sunflowers... for more than 25 years...
I have another program I do with sunflowers for Christian Churches I do special events I will send you this flyer. for you to share with any churches that may want to use my idea. and note I add ---
Jesus lives. and the Son shines ... versus Sun Shines. in my flyer.
My Christian faith has been my strength and my compass in life, thanks to my parents.
My mother was not Catholic. She belonged to a Congregational Church, and came from Irish, English, and Scotch descendents. My parents were married for more than 50 years
until my mother died from an accident at their home, when she was 85.
My mother's father was a farmer, and she had a Botany and Zoology degree from Hunter College. She left home at 8 years old to get an education. and live with her aunt, in NYC
My mother was a living saint for all she did, for her community, Yale, and those she met while traveling with my Father around the world.
GOD bless both for all you have done in your life time!!!!
With sincere gratitude for the priviledge of getting to know you both.
YOU are the best!
Anne Fasanella Westport Library April 15, 2007