HUGS AND SLUGS

This week: 6 hugs, 3 slugs ...

HUGS

Hugs, hugs, hugs to all who helped with the 80th birthday surprise. He was totally surprised. Thanks to you all!!

HUGS

Big hugs to a local grocery store for converting some of their open refrigeration units to a bank of refrigeration units with doors. Good to see business doing their part to save energy and address climate change. Let’s hope more stores follow suit!

HUGS

To the two boys who went way above and beyond the call by selling over 200 raffle tickets to raise funds for St Joseph’s school last week. Wind, rain and darkness did not stop you. You know who you are, and your school and community is very grateful for your heroic efforts.

HUGS

Huge hugs and major kudos to the team of teenage boys who helped my son and I move on Halloween weekend. These amazing young men took time out from their festive planning and possible parties to help us throughout the horribly rainy weekend. We could not have made it into our new home without them. Bless you all … you rock!!!!

HUGS

To the adults – many of them parents – in this world who insist on behaving like bullies in a playground; you clearly need more love. I wonder if you would behave the way you do if your child was watching or knew how you acted? We all live here. Let’s do our best to be kind. Let’s act as though our children are always watching. Just an idea …

SLUGS

Walnuts! It would have been good to be able to give them to friends and neighbours for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but you came into my fenced yard a number of times when I was out and took every single nut. When I encountered you trespassing, you said you thought the house was abandoned, but you were beet-red, caught in the act. Not even slugs are this self-centred and slimy.

SLUGS

This is a very disappointed Halloween slug to the tricker or treater(s) who came to our home on Josephine St. and stole one of our lit up ghosts from our lawn. This large decoration was part of a bigger display, and we would very much like it back. Your “trick” was actually criminal and you should be utterly ashamed of yourself. I hope that your parents figure out what you did and you kindly return the decoration to our house. Hugs to the parents who talk to their kids about personal property and stealing.

SLUGS

To the traffic designer of the three-way stop at Hall and Vernon St. intersection. Stopping at the stop sign traveling west on Vernon St. is very, very dangerous for pedestrians and motorists due to the poor design as the motorists can’t see traffic coming up Hall St.! The motorist is forced to proceed into the cross walk and half way through intersection before it’s safe to cross Hall St. Double slugs to city engineering and council for approving this unsafe intersection.

HUGS

I was visiting Nelson this summer and using the rec centre. On one visit I paid the $2 drop in fee and assumed that was your senior rate the next day when I went back — and left my wallet on my camper which, because of the construction, I had parked quite a ways away. One of your fine citizens overheard the conversation and with a gracious heart paid for my entrance fee. I am so grateful for his thoughtfulness and generosity. What a lovely face and spirit he gives your community.

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