A cartoon I finished recently published in the ‘Lexington Herald-Leader’. They featured this part of their special edition on Appalachia. I love this medium for exactly this reason, it’s disarming because it’s ‘comics’… which helps to deliver a message in such a unique way.
Hopefully, one day, I may find other comic-artists, sequential artists, here in the mountains of Central Appalachia! Just no community here for us, me, or whatever. Still, I produce because, as much of you know (who loves this as much as I do), you HAVE to.
This is so important.
Dom Bosco Sanctuary, Brasilia, Carlos Alberto Naves, 1963.
Stained glass by Hubert Van Doorne. View this on the map
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
This is so incredibly precious, this actually makes me tear up with happiness!
My grandmother did a similar thing.
When me and my sister and our cousins were little she had always knitted us tiny socks, and baby-blankets, and sweaters and pillows and everything. But as we grew up we didn’t really need that sort of stuff anymore.
So from the time I was six, my grandmother started knitting socks, sweaters, pants and blankets for small children in war zones instead. Her own grandchildren were dressed and fed every day, and so she figured; why not help the children who don’t have that privilege.
So every time I’ve been to visit her for the last 14 years, there have always been boxes filled with knitted baby garments standing in a corner somewhere, ready to be shipped away.
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