This week's offering of Nelson's Hugs & Slugs

HUGS. A great big hug to the friends who rearranged their day and stayed with my little girl, who was in bed with a bad cold, so that I could get to the Christmas concert my little boy had been working so hard for. You guys are terrific.


HUGS. Big giant hugs to the best friend ever, who was waiting for me in my home when I arrived after  a very scarey drive, with food and wine and the warmest of warm welcomes awaiting me... you are the best!! I am blessed to call you my FRIEND.


HUGS. A big hug to Martha, travel agent extraordinaire, for helping me get home for Christmas when I missed my flight. You really went the extra mile for me and I so appreciate all your help. I made it home just in time to read the Night Before Christmas to my new nephew. Hug, Hug, HUG!

- from not M.I.A.


Hugs. To the three young women who swooped down upon me when I turned my ankle on the ice and sprawled flat on my face in front of the post office Wednesday afternoon. You picked me up, collected the parking meter money I had spread all over the sidewalk, restored my dignity and waited to see that I was functional. Thank you so much.


SLUGS. To miffed mamma in last week’s Nelson Star. I think the receptions at the walk-in clinic do a wonderful job at keeping everyone equal. I would be upset if someone got pushed ahead of me. The ladies are doing a wonderful job at this busy time of year with all the sick people in town. You can always leave the mall or go home instead of waiting there. We are lucky to still have a walk-in clinic.


Hugs. To Kathy McBride for taking me up to the ski hill, when I had no one to skiing with! THANK YOU SKI BUDDY!


Hugs. To the Rosemont Brownies, Nelson Girl Guides, and volunteers who sent a gift of Christmas cheer with our Meals on Wheels.

– from a smiling recipient


HUGS. To grandma for taking us along on a wonderful adventure in paradise. Hang loose!


Hugs. To the wonderful people of Nelson who take the time to decorate their homes for the enjoyment of others. During the holidays we had a chance to be driven around town to enjoy the lights and it was truly delightful.


SLugs. A huge slug to whoever left a six week old puppy and a cat in a cardboard box held down by a cinder block outside the Nelson Animal Hospital. Would you leave a baby out in the cold like that? The SPCA is trying to remedy your cruel act.


HUGS. To the women who administer the Diabetic Services at Kootenay Lake Hospital who go above and beyond the ordinary in care and concern. Thanks for doing an emergency check of our Glucommeter!

- A Grateful Diabetic



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