To The Herald-Whig:
I want to say a thank you to the people who do Meals on Wheels for a very needy population.
A few days ago they noticed someone had not accepted meals for two days in a row and contacted the Quincy Police Department. The police followed up and found a woman on the floor of her apartment. They took her to Blessing Hospital where she passed away a few days later.
Her name was Julia Waelder. Many people may have seen her and not known her as she walked everywhere. She went all over Quincy.
She would walk into the Salvation Army Kroc Center every Sunday and sit in the farthest seat in the back and listen and then leave just as the benediction was being shared. She would walk into the Salvation Army John Gardner Stevenson Social Service Center for the women's ministry program there and quietly take part in the activities that were happening. In other words, she had many opportunities to hear about Jesus and his love for her.
So, thank you to Meals on Wheels and the Quincy Police Department for trying to help her and, even more for treating her with respect.
I believe she is walking again, this time in heaven, and Jesus himself is walking with her.
Maj. Andrew Miller