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Where there is life, there is hope!

Where there is life, there is hope!

So there I was, plugging along in my low-fat vegan lifestyle. Everything is going fine, although I will admit that I was feeling a little lonely for more flesh-and-blood vegans (in addition to my lovely facebook vegan friends!).

In the past, hubby & I would go into the city once per month to socialize in a hospitable group, but having to stay overnight on someone’s sofa bed was becoming a little onerous. So we stopped doing that, and the ensuing sense of isolation of which I previously wrote began to build.

Fast forward a number of years. Suddenly, out of the blue, without any warning, a VEGAN food column appears in our little small town local paper! In it, the author says she plans to submit a new one once per month!! It’s another real, live vegan who isn’t my husband!

So I wrote a letter to the paper praising their open-mindedness in hosting the excellent column and asked that my contact info be forwarded to the lady. She wrote back soon afterwards… a most happy event… which was shortly followed by even MORE local vegans making contact with each other.

It turns out, we all thought we were the only ones; and there are a bunch of us! More are showing up regularly now, and our first pot luck is being planned! This “just shows to go you” (as my Irish mother used to say) that one never knows what happiness is around the corner.  :-)

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  • We keep thinking to purchase some picnic tables and start a potluck behind our office. We have a very park-like yard with about a quarter acre and some HUGE Oak Trees to picnic under. Just need time. But, we will keep our eye out for some other local plant-based eaters that might want to assist with the organizing. Maybe one of them might even find this comment. :-)
    Thank you for the post!

  • So happy for you Deborah! I'm excited for you! We've started doing the same thing. A small group of my veggie friends and I got together and started a non-profit group for our community. We just had our first potluck, and it was a huge success! We had 50 people attend, although there were 25 more that wanted to attend, but had previous engagements. We gave away door prizes (beans, beans, fruit) and had live music. The food and fellowship was wonderful! We didn't publicize our first potluck, but plan on doing so for future ones. It was so nice to be able to fill our plates with healthy, delicious foods and encourage one another.

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