Dedicated to all Ramsey County Care Center staff and volunteers.
Founded in 1854, it has a rich history in Ramsey County serving the needs of our most vulnerable. The current building was built in 1980 and will be closed soon. As a former volunteer and family member of a former resident, I would like to thank the staff and volunteers for their service.
First, to the employees, who not only fulfill their stated duties, but become extensions of our families. Providing a caring, welcoming and nurturing environment. Thanks!
Second, to the countless volunteers who provided enriching opportunities including field trips, home baking, musical entertainment, Christmas parties, car shows, bingo – too many to name! Even our winter carnival king who would visit and entertain us. I can tell you that this was the highlight of her days. Thanks!
Finally, the Care Center Foundation volunteers who have worked countless hours on fundraisers and activities to provide additional resources that have enriched the lives of residents. Thanks!
If you keep going you will know your service was greatly appreciated. I wish you every success for your future.
Cheryl Hernandez, Roseville
I want to thank the crew who removed the ash tree in front of 671 Geranium East.
He has watched over our house for over 40 years. I hated seeing our shade and only tree removed. It was a very sad day.
They were thoughtful enough to identify our neighbor’s car for the distance rather than tow it. To be on the safe side, they led us into the house. The tree was huge and towered quite a bit over our house. They tied each piece as they walked and lifted the large branches away from the house.
When they were done, they raked and swept up the huge mess made by the fall and hauled it all away. They also sprayed the bark ring onto the stump, killing any remaining emerald ash borers.
Thank you, you did a good job. It was scary just watching from the upstairs window.
Janet Worden, St Paul
Dedicated to the employee (owner?) of the suburban Ha Tien supermarket for preventing us from leaving the store with a dozen brown eggs.
She correctly assumed that this Irish-American couple were looking for regular brown eggs, but instead left with eggs with molded chicks inside. “Oh I don’t think you want that!” I was able to return them ($19 a dozen!).
This shop with a deli is stunningly awesome!
Ross Huelster, St Paul
Kudos to the St. Paul and Minneapolis school districts, along with several others, for changing their back-to-school schedules for the coming year to accommodate the two Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanna (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) beginning this year fall on the traditional opening days of the fall semester.
Minneapolis is HOLY because, along with several others, it has gone even further by also recognizing the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Ramadan fast, as a day off from school.
These actions to spread diversity and inclusion reflect welcome recognition and respect.
Marshall H. Tanick, Minneapolis
Sainted: the West St. Paul Police. My son called because our phone line went down and he thought his very elderly mother was in trouble while the rest of her children were out of town. He asked the West St. Paul police to check on her.
I heard the doorbell ring and the dog barked wildly. It was March 11th at 8:30pm and I hesitated to see who was at the door.
When I turned on the porch light, there were two young police officers standing there. Since I couldn’t leash the dog, he bolted out the door in a flash. When they realized how old I was, they chased the dog and put it in the door on the back porch.
I thanked them and said as in the Bible verse: “Take care of your aged parents when they are old so that you may live long on this earth.” As did my son and also the great men and women of the WSP police.
Patricia Tiller, West St. Paul
On a Saturday afternoon in late February we ventured to Sam’s Club in Eagan. After loading our purchases into our car, we placed our empty shopping cart neatly in the cart stand. We thought it was empty, but it wasn’t, and what we missed was the most expensive product we bought that day, HP printer ink.
When I got home late in the afternoon, I asked my husband, “What did you do with the printer ink?” We have the refrigerator, the freezer and the shelves in the garage, the refrigerator in the house, the cabinets, the dresser drawers, all of them made available. The response to an inquiry at Sam’s Club came back: “Yes, someone turned it in!”
We jumped in the car and drove back. When we asked about our missed item, she asked, “Which one?” There was a pile of forgotten items; ours was at the top so we weren’t the only ones leaving items in their carts that day.
To the Holy Knight in Shining Armor who donated our expensive HP printer ink, thank you thank you thank you! Very appreciated.
Donna Limoseth, Inver Grove Heights
https://www.twincities.com/2022/04/16/sainted-staff-and-volunteers-at-ramsey-county-care-center-you-are-much-appreciated/ Ramsey County Care Center staff and volunteers, you are greatly appreciated – Twin Cities