Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Pillsbury Doughboy wishes he were this cute.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
...movie stars, that is.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Parting is such sweet sorrow! How long do we have to wait for their return? Too long!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The Dreyfuss 500 desk phone.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
No Price Too High
What does a poppy cost? Would you donate a twoonie or a quarter...or maybe even a five dollar bill?
November 11 is here. The days when you would be greeted by distinguished Veterans offering poppies in malls and in subway stations seem to be a relic of the past as many vets have passed away.
I am an Associate member of the Canadian Legion, having had several relatives involved in both world wars. In my 10 years of volunteering in the Legion's annual Poppy Campaign, I have been saddened to see donations are dwindling. Perhaps it's no longer sufficient to recognize that these brave individuals fought for our freedom. I've actually heard people scoff that they never purchase poppies...because in their minds they fund the drinking sessions of old war mongers - men who like to sit around and glorify wars & fighting. Such opinions are not only incorrect but cruel. It's surprising to think that the cost of freedom isn't enough to make folks donate. Perhaps if people knew that their money went towards, they'd be more eager to contribute:
~ assistance to needy ex-service personnel & their families
~ medical equipment for community health centres & hospitals
~ bursaries for students
~ programs for seniors such as Meals on Wheels
All of these good deeds are done with little to no press coverage or fanfare. Yes, the money does pay for an easier life for those folk who fought to keep Canada free, but also benefits all of us in the communities in which we live. Communities that would be quite different if certain sacrifices weren't made by these veterans.
What does a poppy cost? Truth be told, there is no cost associated with the Remembrance Day poppy. Ask a veteran and they'll tell you that the cost is up to the individual...as the cost of freedom cannot be measured. There is no price too high.
So, how about someone sharing this snazzy Peanuts tee with me?!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, SESAME STREET!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Birthdays are always worth celebrating even if the party starts several days before the *actual* birthday.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I *really* do.