The last friday in March, the young adult choir hosted a fish fry for the saints.
When I was a little girl, I would look at the adults cooking in the church kitchen and hope never to have to labor in that way (the big pots and pans scared me and sometimes still do).
However, I am not sure when I started volunteering my cooking services…as I don’t consider myself the best cook around. However, I did and it’s an experience that I only enjoy when it’s all over.
Cooking is not my favorite pastime but I do cook. I cook more for a necessity. The more people in the kitchen with me, the more merrier I become, especially if those around me cook as their hobby…like my sister, April!
When I was in College, I got an internship at the New York City Housing Authority. I was working in the Garden and Greening Program and hired by Rob Bennaton, the happy man in the picture….also the only man in the picture.
When I left, I told my sister, Yunis, about the internship. Yunis applied and was the next person Rob hired. Before she left, she passed on the position to my brother who then passed it on to our youngest sister, April, who now works there. Can you believe, all my younger siblings were also hired by Rob?
That’s why it is important to have a good record where ever you go.
Each summer since 2008, someone in my house was working for Rob or because of Rob. Each summer he shared with us different words of wisdom.
Rob is now leaving the New York City Housing Authority for a bigger and better position in California.
I am very happy for him and wish him and his beautiful family all the best.
Thank you Rob for your constant words of wisdom and for looking out for my family your help towards us will never be forgotten.