Sometimes in the Spring in Northern California I would see random Christmas tress thrown on the side of the road. In San Francisco, I’m sure they make a game out of it every year. I believe last years winner was in July, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen later ones. I imagined-is someone too old, sick? This has always been a perplexing question and clearly an ongoing national pandemic.
But, what is not a pandemic, is any picture of Wayne Richards. He has only be gone a few months and everyone still talks about him, and will forever. John Morin sent me a picture the other day of Wayne. We may not want to see Christmas trees in April, but you can show me a picture of Wayne any day, festive season or not.
The story was that Gail who worked at The Eating Place, organized along with the customers of the Eating Place, collected money to purchase a new Winter coat for Wayne, as his was worn out. A presentation from The Eating Place took place at breakfast in 2014. When I saw the picture I thought to myself:
“It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas”
Still raising money for the mural
Credits: Gail fundraiser organizer and photo John D Morin