At Land’s End
This is the view from Land’s End School in San Francisco, whose views are under appreciated by the sippy-cup set. Here’s a view of the hats I’m donating to their auction for my March charity knitting project:
It’s a school with a long history of community support. 30+ years ago, a group of VA employees who were passionate about on-site childcare held bake sales an to raise the money to establish a childcare center on campus. They cared about their kids, but also about my kid, who would attend years later, and the kids who are attending now. I can’t imagine all the hurdles they went through. That’s a lot of brownies.
Many good things have happened since my son attended - there’s a new building, a new name, and expansion to serve children in the community. But the views, the legacy of its founders, and the commitment of the staff to high-quality childcare continue, making it a special place for kids, their parents, and the VA community. After all, my son could voice his fervent desire for “his own nursing home” at age 4. What’s not to like?
Let’s raise our glasses to the people who make preschools, and school auctions, happen. Depending on your time in life, be grateful it’s not you running the auction. Buy some stuff for a school, or bake some brownies. It’s a good tradition.