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Monday, 16 September 2013

Finds And A Canadian Hero

Yet again this past Saturday morning the boyfriend got up to hit the garage sales and I rolled over and went back to sleep.  I didn't even go to the secondhand stores.  I'm going to have to snap out of this pattern.

I've got a small collection of honey pots going, it started with the double one and in the last couple of months I've found the other two.  A friend of mine has bee's and the honey is from her hives.

The Dahlia's from my garden are in a green depression glass vase I found at a garage sale early in the season.  The small custard dishes are also in depression glass and were found at a local secondhand store.  For some reason when I look at them I think of the time period when the t.v. show The Walton's would have taken place.

The orange Pyrex juice pitcher the boyfriend found for me at a flea market he's so sweet to pick things up I collect when I'm not with him.  The lemonade one I picked up at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago.

I love this sign it's at a local secondhand store they won't sell it to me but they let me take a picture, they like it too much to.

It's September so in British Columbia that means the Terry Fox run, this year is the 33rd run being held.  I doubt Betty Fox would believe that when she gave birth to Terry on July 28th 1958 at the age of 18 he would be diagnosed with bone cancer, his leg would be amputated above the knee, he would decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research, he would run from St. John New Foundland to Thunder Bay Ontario his run would come to a stop the cancer was back, he would pass away at 22 on June 28th 1981 and is a Canadian hero.
I believe Terry brought cancer to the fore front and the need to raise money for cancer research and with the Marathon Of Hope he did that.  Yesterday the 33rd run took place in British Columbia due to his family, friends, volunteers and the people who took part the run go's on each year.  This is no longer just a Canadian run over the years it has gone global.
I don't know about you but cancer has hit my family too many times but I believe without the research we would have had less time with them.  I also have a friend who just finished treatments and things are looking good.

" I don't feel that this is unfair.  That's the thing about cancer.  I'm not the only one, it happens all the time to people.  I'm not special.  This just intensifies what I did.  It gives it more meaning.  It'll inspire more people.  I just wish people would realised that anythings possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try."
                                                                                                                                     Terry Fox

" When I started this run, I said that if we all gave one dollar, we'd have $22 million for cancer research, and I don't care man, there's no reason that isn't possible.  No reason!"
                                                                                             Terry Fox

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The road is long
With many of winding turns
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another
It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy he's my brother
Performed by: The Hollies
Released September 1969


  1. That green vase is so lovely! I would not sell the sign either ;)

  2. Love the green depression glass and your honey jar collection is really cute! Thanks for linking to TTF.

  3. Such cool finds! I love the double honey pot.


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