Kindness is always simmering under the surface. The world is only a bogeymen some of the time.
I love giving. More than receiving. And love those opportunities when giving is sooo easy. And the payback is a whopping big surprise of delight.
Once a week I post parcels for The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies in Bathurst NSW.
As it’s an hours drive, there’s also a 5 page shopping list that comes with us.
After a day’s shopping. And on the way home. My partner, Victor Pleshev, the architect who designed the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover for his mother. To help her with her ironing when she was recovering from a stroke. And I. Were at Bunnings in Bathurst.
Last stop on the way home.
On the way to the checkout, a birdlike wisp of an elderly woman, carrying a toilet seat, walks up to me and asks if I know where the exit is. I’m 89 she says. And don’t know my way around Bunnings.
I put my arm around her – she comes up to just under my shoulder – and tell her we’re headed there too. We’ll walk with her.
We get to the register. And toilet seat in hand. She walks right past the checkout. And starts walking towards the exit.
My partner, Victor, races after her. And says she has to pay for the toilet seat before she leaves. Or get arrested for shoplifting.
At the counter she says she’ll be 90 soon. Has been married to the same man for 65 years. And this toilet seat is a replacement for the 65 year old toilet seat in the home she’s lived in since she’s been married.
Then she does a little jig. Which makes everyone at the counter laugh.
She loves shopping. But has everything she needs. And this purchase is one of the few that gets her out of the house. And into the shops.
Do you still drive, I ask? Oh no! I have a driver who takes me and my husband wherever we want to go!
I wish her best wishes for her 90th birthday. She smiles. And says she’s hanging out for 100. For the letter from the queen. Or king.
That vivacious 89 year old lady made my day. And I’m still smiling writing this post.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. And helping little old ladies at Bunnings!
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
A Red Browed Firetail. In A Bottlebrush. In My Vegetable Garden.
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A Red Browed Firetail Finds A Seed In The Paddock Litter.