Well I would like to start this blog with a correction from my last post. I talked about the trail maids, but I called them 'maits' because I initially thought that was their title! The southern accent can be hard to decode sometimes so forgive me for the miscommunication :) What's silly about it though is the trail maids are very much like mates since they have to escort us about all the time.
Today was Be Your Best Self Day which we spent voluteering for either of three community organizations under the Junior League of Mobile. I spent the day at Penelope's Closet, a thrift store which collects clothing and household goods for the domestic violence victims who are living in refuge residing in the Penelope House.I along with several of the other girls decorated the window displays of Penelope's Closet to suit a fourth of July theme. I suggested that the mannequins be dressed in nautical, preppy outfits so our window display was looking rather spiffy decked out in blazers, polos, oxfords, and the essential Sperry topsiders (my favorite). It was disturbing to learn how frequent domestic violence cases occur and what I found most heartbreaking was the extent to which children are influenced by such abuse. The women of Penelope's Closet summed up the issue best:'Love does not hurt.'
Lately a common phrase I've heard is regarding 'the spirit of Junior Miss.'Although rehearsals and busy schedules are tiring and a bit mentally strenuous at times, the service I did today at Penelope's truly demonstrated for me the spirit of Junior Miss and I feel privileged to be a partner in fueling that spirit.