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Helping Tootie Deliver Ice

Moving the Church into the streets.

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."-- Buddha

One of my favorite movies has always been Meet Me in St. Louis, as much for the memories of watching it around Christmas with my grandmother as the plot which traces a year in the life of a family in the early 20th century. I love the quirkiness and glimpses of a world far removed from the 21st century. One scene has mother looking for the youngest daughter – Tootie - who is seven. No one has any idea where she might be, but rather than looking, mother decides she is fine and must be out on the ice wagon. The next scene is the little girl riding around with the man delivering ice. It is a reflection into the pa