My Home in the Berkshires........Part Five

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At some point after about ten days home, the woman from the animal rescue where I had volunteered for many years told me that she wouldn't keep my dogs any longer. She wanted me to decide which of my three I wanted to keep and she would be putting the others up for adoption. Now I was hurt and sick too. I contacted my NJ groomer and she picked up my three. It was a big relief. I still could not bear any weight on my foot and could not even handle the two steps I had going into my family room. Needless to say, I missed my family but I knew I couldn't handle caring for them even if they were here.

Fast forward another seven weeks and I drove to get my gang, and bring them home. My groomer saved my life and my pups too and I will never forget her kindness. I gifted her for her trouble but no amount of money would have compensated her for the selflessness she showed.

Once the pups were home my life improved. I had to get out to buy their food and mine and once the big cast came off I was better able to cope. 

Summer was approaching and I wanted to volunteer at Tanglewood. I have a cousin who has had a second home in the area for years. She suggested that there was a long waiting list for that. Nonetheless, I interviewed with someone who was maybe 20, who asked me where I saw myself in five years? It was difficult not to laugh in her face, but I persisted. That year and for three thereafter I was a program person, meaning I verbally welcomed folks and handed them a program. The woman I reported to was and is a witch but has been there forever. I no longer work for her but am still at Tanglewood, now as a ticket taker. To be continued................

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Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
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You must have been beyond excited to get your babies home. I'm sure that was an amazing day. And being able to work at Tanglewood must be a lot of fun (minus the witch of course).

Feb 13, 2020 10:51 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Kat. It was wonderful to have my pack back, and seeing this picture taken in NJ, hurts because Billy, in the front, is gone now. TY           Sheila

Feb 13, 2020 11:03 AM #18
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Joe Pryor
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As we lovingly say, that's a lovely bunch of coconuts. You can't help but smile.

Feb 13, 2020 11:17 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Joe.      Sheila

Feb 13, 2020 11:23 AM #20
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Sheila- I remember your working at Tanglewood!  So glad that you at least got the opportunity to experience some great entertainers there. 

Feb 13, 2020 06:54 PM #21
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Lise Howe
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I am so happy for you that you got your time at Tanglewood- I am looking forward to getting up there some time-

Feb 13, 2020 07:55 PM #22
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James Dray
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Morning Sheila.

There are those people in our lives, that no matter how we try to repay them, it is just not enough.  Their kindness/thoughtfulness can never be truly repaid 

Feb 14, 2020 01:02 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Kathy. I still work at Tanglewood just now in another way. TY   Sheila

Feb 14, 2020 04:28 AM #24
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Lise. I hope you do come up. I wouls love to meet you. TY   Sheila

Feb 14, 2020 04:28 AM #25
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning James. I will never forget my groomers kindness to me and my gang. TY     Sheila

Feb 14, 2020 04:29 AM #26
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning Sheila Anderson 

I'm enjoying this adventure you are sharing (adventure of life). I've been struck that when needed people have come to your aid. Cute dogs

Feb 14, 2020 06:51 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Doug. I lost Billy (in the front in July). I miss him still.     Sheila

Feb 14, 2020 06:56 AM #28
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Those adorable faces would be a glorious asset to any home, Sheila.  Pets can be quite the comfort in difficult times.

Feb 14, 2020 04:13 PM #29
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Thank you Myrl. They are and were. How did your surgery go?      Sheila

Feb 14, 2020 04:56 PM #30
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Enjoying reading the steps along the way, and how you ended up at Tanglewood, which i always wondered about when i first read about it in one of your posts.

Feb 15, 2020 07:16 AM #31
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Nick. I hope you come this way before you go abroad.    Sheila

Feb 15, 2020 08:45 AM #32
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Hi Sheila:

What a blessing that NJ groomer was to take care of your family! You must have been overjoyed to be reunited in your new home.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2020 04:56 PM #33
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Sheila Anderson
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It was a good day Jeff. Thank you.    Sheila

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That is something I did remember.  In fact, I guess one of the reasons we connected so much... we love our fur family.

Feb 15, 2020 08:19 PM #35
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I agree Tammy, and still do. :)     Sheila

Feb 16, 2020 04:10 AM #36
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