Show of Support/ Seacoast Family Promise

Letterbox with lots of mail

You could stand on the sidelines , comment on Facebook(amidst the cute animal vids) attend the Oct 2nd Zoning Board Meeting or you could write a letter of support.

Sending an email  , in todays zip zap, wired world certainly is so easy, just as it is to dash off a few lines on  Facebook, even easier is to simply over lunch with your peers to voice ones opinion.

The letter however in an envelope, still ( any office holder would concur) holds its own in the court of public opinion. The author will  likely spend more time and effort to drive home their point, and express their inner feelings.

A love letter certainly will result in one really pulling out all the stops.

To Celia

Drink to me only with thine eyes,

And I will pledge with mine;

Or leave a kiss but in the cup

And I’ll not look for wine.

The thirst that from the soul doth rise

Doth ask a drink divine;

But might I of Joves’s nectar sup,

I would not change for thine.

It would be most helpful if you are in support of Seacoast Family Promise to pen your own love letter and drop it off before 5pm tomorrow at the current SFP location. If you must post your letter drop it in the mail tonight or in the morning. These letters of support will be submitted to the Zoning Board prior to the Oct 2nd meeting. Do not send the letter to the Town, send it or drop it off to SFP.


                                        Emery Lane is that angled road off Route 33 that  is directly opposite Sweet Dreams Bakery. Below is the contact information.

Pati Frew-Waters
Executive Director
Seacoast Family Promise
6 Emery Lane
PO Box 233
Stratham, NH 03885
Phone 603-658-8448
Fax 603-658-8447

This will mean your love and support will be felt and heard by the Zoning Board as it is unlikely that during the October 2nd meeting everyone will be able to speak.

Some points you might consider in your note.

What do you feel the value of SFP has been in the Seacoast area to local families with children?
Why do you personally support the SFP program?
What specific positive impressions do you have of the families and children that SFP serves?
Do you feel that SFP promotes community and how?

 It would seem  that the definition of Community is the most important consideration, for  us to ponder and reflect upon everyday.

Not just one evening in October.


Heave Ho

Check the couch for a pizza delivery receipt? This is dumping and is unsightly and the collection boxes should be removed. You can’t count on  people  anymore to respect the clear rules regarding these collection boxes. No furniture, no computers.

The Wonderland shop takes donations  and donates back to the Community. Fran Berman told me her wonderful organization Seacoast Interfaith Hospitality  Network recently received a check for 500.00.

So if you are driving by this collection box on Lincoln St before it gets removed you might direct the person night dumping to rethink the  whole  caper and take their junk to the place that gives back.

Wonderland  Thrift Shop on Epping Road.

Let’s remove these boxes.


This post was written in 2010.