By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
Today, to my surprise, I received a package in the mail. It was from the Veterans Home in Silver Bay, Minnesota. First, I’ll quote the note, signed by two veterans:
“Thank you very much for the puzzles you sent to our Veterans Home in Silver Bay, Minnesota. We’re all so proud of your goals and accomplishments at such a young age. Our Veterans enjoy puzzles everyday in the name of your Great Grandmother. Keep up the good work”!
Included in this package was a great cap from the Minnesota Veterans Home, and two smaller packages.
The smaller packages each held a card with a poem that said:
“You’re a very special person
Who helps in many ways
With your heartfelt efforts
That earn our highest praise.
We appreciate the care
That goes into all you do.
The world’s a better place.
Thanks to people like you.”
Included were several small pins. One of them, my favorite, says “I MAKE A DIFFERENCE”.
I hope so! That’s my goal!
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER , a 501(c.)3 charitable organization. PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and other institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.