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Jillian – Witness to Mission Vaccination Crew from Sunbeam Galley

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Mission Covid-19 vaccination trips aboard the Sunbeam have a unique hum of excitement. It is my honor to witness it from my little spot in the galley while trying to offer a little nourishment to the hardworking vaccination crew.   A little white cooler with a bright red lid transports among locations…

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Jillian – Recollecting Terry

Recollecting Terry by Jillian I learned recently our friend Terry died. It wasn’t a surprise. He’s been shuffling around with an oxygen bottle for a while, struggling to catch his breath. It’s been a handful of tough winters for he and his wife Dottie. As Terry’s health diminished, friends and community helped with his firewood.…

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Jillian – Pies Make Me Think

Written by Jillian A friend and I were talking on the phone recently. In the conversation he posed this question to me: Name an item in your life that brings you comfort during these trying times? I didn’t have a ready answer, but have since been giving it thought. What exactly did he mean by…

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Jillian and St. Francis of Assisi

From Scott Shaw this morning: “I wanted to send this pic of Jillian ‘caught in action’ posting one of her inspiring signs in Cherryfield. I happened to be driving by and busted her red handed posting one of her quotes of hope and inspiration!” Scott Shaw is the Mission’s Downeast Campus Facilities and Housing Rehabilitation…

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Thank you Thursday for Laura, Tom, and the People We Meet

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Laura and Tom, and the many kind, memorable people Mission staff encounter in our daily work. Sunbeam Steward Jillian says of Laura and Tom, “They have refreshing spirt and I always enjoy our conversations when I pass them on the slip. Here they…

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Mission Christmas Program Enters Busiest Week

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Jillian is active on the Mission’s Downeast Campus whenever, it seems, she’s not traveling as Steward aboard the Sunbeam. Her activities include helping get wrapped Christmas presents from Point A to Points B, C, D, E, F, G, etc. This is the Mission’s busiest week for the Christmas Program. With two-thirds of…

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Winter Reminiscing – Jillian Meets the Isle au Haut Snowman

ISLE AU HAUT — From Sunbeam steward, Jillian. “It is last winter and I’m posing with my new friend in front of the Isle au Haut school. I asked Douglas to take the photo because this snowman sculpture made by Billie Barter instantly charmed me. He made it as a gift for the school children.”…

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Restocking the Sunbeam Galley

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — From Jillian today – “Here’s a photo I took of unpacking and restocking the galley after the refit. Feels so good to settle-in aboard the Sunbeam.” Such heartwarming news. Thank you, Jillian. P.S. Love the portable radio by the porthole.

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Island Flu Shots, Cookies, and Granola

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — With the Sunbeam back in service, it’s good to see photos and read notes from the boat’s crew at work among unbridged Maine islands. Jillian, the Sunbeam Steward, sent this photo, saying, “[Sunbeam Engineer] Storey giving Douglas and Sharon — with more flu shots — a ride onto Monhegan in the…

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It’s Thank you Thursday for Neighbors Meg and Bob

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to DETOP participants Meg and Bob. Sunbeam steward Jillian is eager to thank Downeast neighbors Meg and Bob for, over the years, always wanting to share produce with her, and at the Mission Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP) community supper. Before Covid-19, every Sunday…

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