Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Secret :: Pulling a Boo Radley.....


I shared this story on Facebook and Twitter so I am sharing it here as well. In my neighborhood there is a small playground. It used by a wide range of little ones, families with fixed incomes, Medical Student Families, Refugee and Immigrant Families. And sadly my neighborhood also has been plagued by a huge number of Foreclosures. And so on Sunday Nights Trash Nights I was constantly seeing perfectly good Toddler Toys set to the curb, many in fairly good condition. So I started in early spring gathering them and cleaning and repairing them. And by the time Summer came I began sneaking to the playground late at night and putting them out, cars and buckets, and fire engines. And then during the day I could walk by and silently and gleefully watch the toys being played with and cherished. It is my secret and no one in my hood knows I do this and I like it that way.

For Anyone that does not know the reference, Boo Radley is from To Kill A Mockingbird, he is a quiet gentle soul who gives toys and small treasures in a secret spot for Jem and Scout in the book. He does it only to bring them some joy....a Secret Gift.

8 comments:

dinthebeast said...

You are awesome. That is all.

-Doug in Oakland

Cindy said...

Just wonderful!And I like the reference..

enigma4ever said...

Well Someone on Facebook called it that I can't remember who ? was it you ? I love it...it fits...

The Nerdy Nurse said...

This is beautiful and so considerate of you.
A wonderful burst of happiness to a child for no other reason than you want to. I love it.

Thank you for doing something this selfless and caring.

enigma4ever said...

oh Nerdy Nurse, thank you....

Fran said...

What joy for children to partake in.
Very cool

Political Psychic said...

What an inspiring, wonderful person you are! Thank you for sharing! (sigh...the world looks a little brighter now)

enigma4ever said...

Thanks Political Psychic and Fran,.....;-))