Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This Volunteer Tops Them All

Today I met Barbara Eckstrom at Bristol Hospital. From what I could tell, I'm the last one in town to know her. She's been volunteering at the hospital for 14 years, six days a week, every week of the year. Read that again. Who does this?
"A people person," said her son, Dave.
She is clearly loved and appreciated at the hospital. It was nice to see the long line of fellow volunteers and hospital employees waiting to wish her well.
If I wore hats, I would tip mine today to Barbara Eckstrom. But I don't wear hats, at least not often, so instead, I wrote a story about her that will probably appear in Thursday's edition of The Bristol Press (

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