Elizabeth said that one time a man was lost at night in the woods on the Center. Informing the night watchman on duty, she said, “Go and see what’s going on right there,” indicating a specific spot. She knew right where to go on one of the trails in the deep woods. The night watchman had his flashlight and he heard this man call to him. So he walked closer to the voice, and sure enough, right on the trail that Elizabeth told him to go, the night watchman saw this man crouched by a tree, scared out of his wits. He said he had come back from the ocean a little too late, it had turned dark, and he had taken a path that took him deep into the deep woods, and he was totally lost. By the time it turned dark he didn’t know which way to go. Back in those days there wasn’t Walmart on the other side, it was all woods, so the man had no idea where he was, and he knew he had to give up trying to stay on a path without a flashlight. Center visitors are told to wear shoes and take a flashlight, which he hadn’t done.
We were aware that Elizabeth and Kitty knew what was happening on the Center and they didn’t even have to be there, Baba was keeping them informed. I know there must be other stories about people getting into trouble, but Kitty and Elizabeth always knew. That is the way those two women took care of Baba’s Center. I just have to tell the story, because I was just totally amazed at how Baba would tell them what was needed and what they had to do. They always gave Baba their very best. I’ve always felt so very privileged to have known them, and been able to work with them, and get to know them as well as I did. Very grateful to Baba, very grateful. Thank you, Baba.