Questions
March 2nd, 2012 @ 3:41 am

Here is an email I sent to my friend’s father-in-law, who works in the elder care industry and who had been offering me some advice.   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: Re: Questions for Monday Sent: March 2, 2012 3:41 AM ET Hello, [redacted], Thank you so, so much. I cannot possibly describe to […]

Enterprise
May 20th, 2009 @ 9:20 am

About a year after being laid off from her job at Americorps, mom applied for a position at Enterprise, the car rental company. I remember that they called her for an interview, and when I talked to her about it she felt like it went well. But she didn’t get the job and was very […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida
January 16th, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

  January 16, 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida 1155 NW 13th Street Gainesville, Florida 32601 To Whom It May Concern: I would like to know if you have any openings at Big Brothers Big Sisters. I would be willing to work on a volunteer basis to begin with. Hopefully, I will be able […]

Americorps
March 11th, 2008 @ 8:06 am

My mom sent me this email with the subject line “OUCH!”: Hi, Honey, I don’t suppose you have a job for me in LA. Turns out that my plans will all come to nothing since the district has decided not to renew the program. I’ll be getting to 60 this year, and finding a job […]

Plan for Saving the Program
September 2nd, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

  September 2, 2007 Dear Everett, Before it gets to late to do so, I would like to propose some changes in our Member configuration for this year. We have some options, I hope, still available to us. For example, I would like to offer two full-time slots back to Volunteer Florida. (It has been […]

Taking Care of Pets
March 31st, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

I found a bunch of files on mom’s old Dell hard drive in the middle of March of 2013. One was a letter written to two of her friends (from Americorps, I assume) regarding caring for her pets while she was dealing with the declining health of her own mother. She saved it at 9:41 […]

Strange Things
February 13th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

  2/13/07 Strange things going on at work. Chandra told me some, but Mary and Kim were reticent. It sounded as if Donna got demoted. How cruel! If it’s true, they should have at least moved her to another department. I’ve been told virtually nothing. All the others were called down to talk to Dianna […]

Americorps READS!
October 15th, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

Mom was very, very proud of the work she did for Americorps. She worked there from approximately 2002 until 2008 and I know she was thrilled to be doing something that reminded her of Camelot. Here’s a letter she wrote to prospective volunteers. On her old computer hard drive I found this file titled volunteer […]

Renaissance Orlando Resort
October 5th, 2005 @ 12:00 pm

A conference postcard

County Service Group Helps At-Risk Children
September 1st, 2004 @ 6:00 am

The Independent Florida Alligator, the student newspaper at the University of Florida, ran an article on September 1, 2004, which quoted mom and talked about her work with Americorps. She was so very proud of the work she did there. She sent me a copy of the issue, of course.