By Mark Squibb | Vol. 12 No. 12 (June 13, 2019)
It was tea, cookies, and conversation for about a dozen young St. Kevin’s students and their young-at-heart best friends.
Members of the St. Kevin’s social justice club and residents of Ruby Manor have been writing pen pal letters for the past couple months, with the first batch from St. Kevin’s arriving at the manor in early March.
The pen pals got to meet face to face at a tea social at Ruby Manor Friday, June 7, and share some more stories and get to know each other a little better.
“Everyone is so in touch with technology and not so much other people,” said Tayedra Lamoreaux.
“I think its great to be able to reach out and talk with them. Especially with youth, its important to be inclusive.”
“I think it’s been interesting to just how much that we can actually have in common with them,” added Peggy Kinsella, who noted that there could be as many as 50 or 60-years age difference.
Ruby Manor residents also enjoyed the program— and meeting their new friends.
“Oh I enjoyed it. And now I sees ‘em and knows who they are,” said Violet Bixby
“It was nice. It was very nice,” said Marguerite Hoyles.