The Abiding Generosity of Women

Dickinson County 100+ Women Who Care
The fairer gender in Borderland as well as women around the world are exceedingly benevolent souls; they are people who genuinely and generously support worthwhile causes. The Dickinson County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care demonstrates an unceasing commitment to the community four times a year when its members open their pocketbooks for organizations in need. (The local group’s name has become somewhat of a misnomer as their membership has soared to over 500). At the most recent gathering in August, some $23,000 went to Norway’s Grace United Methodist Missions. The money will go towards the Community Food Pantry, the Coat Closet, the Good Samaritan Fund and other Grace United programs. The Dickinson County 100+ Women Who Care have raised and donated more than $300,000 to local organizations and non-profit charities since it started in 2012.

Bustenhalter News, Part 1

Another Borderland women’s group is the local chapter of Bras for a Cause. It, too, is a sterling example of magnanimous women at work, selflessly fighting the good fight to end breast cancer. They will hold their eighth annual Bras for Cause fundraising program on November 5 at the Pine Grove Country Club, sponsored by the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Credit Union. Featured will be creative bras – some cute, some hilarious – all colorful. It will be a great time for a great cause.

Bustenhalter News, Part 2

In July, 2016, we went on our Great Mollusk & Crustacean Hunt, feasting on incredibly delectable gifts from the North Atlantic: lobster, scallops, lobster, crab, lobster, whole belly clams, lobster, mussels, etc. Our travels took us along the Maine coast and to the Canadian Maritimes. We visited Acadia National Park and the once quaint town of Bar Harbor (it’s crowded). Situated on Main Street, Bar Harbor, is a lingerie store called – what else – Bra Harbor.

A Final Note on the Stronger Gender.

Women are not only caring, generous souls, but frequently fill the role of benefactress to the males, especially to those wimpy, weasel-like guys in their lives. In a recent Boston Globe article on gender equality in the workplace, including the historic and long established male-dominated views on the subject, the authors wrote: Even Henry David Thoreau, that paragon of masculine independence and self-reliance, had his mother do his laundry.

– Terry O’Connor

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