As you read on, you’ll discover that just about everything in this newsletter somehow relates to lemons. It started out innocently enough. Then we couldn’t help ourselves.
Lemons on their own get a bad rap. For centuries, gifts that left the bitter taste of disappointment were referred to as lemons. And we all know about unreliable cars, aka lemons. Then there’s the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
That’s what we try to do at Coburn Place. Our families have received a lot of lemons – domestic abuse, homelessness, poverty, low self-esteem – to name just a few. Together, we help them learn how to turn those lemons into lemonade. But it’s your support that provides the sweetener.
Susan’s lemon stash was massive – violent abuse, physical scars, low self-esteem and a constant state of fear. Your support helped her deal with these, begin to heal and return to school with a scholarship. And then came a very sweet deal.
Our friend Ed Freeman, had a dependable car in good working order, that his family no longer needed. He thought of Coburn Place. Our staff fleet was full, but we knew we could find a use for it.
Susan came to mind immediately. We were so proud of all her accomplishments. Transportation was her last major concern. It was a perfect fit.
We’re grateful to the Freemans and to all of you for the amazing and creative ways you find to support our families!