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An ironing board for Christmas

by Linda Wegner on 12/24/17

Had it been in my power, I’d have given you three Christmas gifts. Under the tree you’d have found a lovely new ironing board and two new irons; the first, a state-of-the-art steam version and the second, one of those heavy cast iron, Little House on the Prairie types. No, I’m not teetering near insanity – it’s just that mine have been such a godsend. Read more...

Comments (2)

1. Margy said on 12/25/17 - 04:37PM
I can't say that an ironing board is my quite place. In fact, I haven't ironed much in years. But I do have both kinds of irons. My heavy cast iron one belonged to my great grandmother and has been handed down. It makes me feel connected to those who came before me and times that were more basic and personal. My steam iron reminds me of my mother. She sewed virtually all of our clothes (including T-shirts) for my dad. I remember watching her in the sewing room putting love in all of those wonderful dresses and skirts. So for me, irons and ironing boards take me to a happy place within myself. - Margy
2. Linda Wegner said on 12/25/17 - 06:17PM
Thanks for your encouragement re these weekly articles, Margy. Although the ironing board may not serve the same purpose in your life, I loved hearing how the irons bring back such special memories

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Over the past number of months I made the decision to formally retire from my business activities; having said that, I will retain my company name Words of Worth and will continue writing for a select number of rural weeklies and a monthly agricultural magazine. A weekly inspirational article appearing on this page is also emailed to a number of readers. To be added to this email list, contact me at

As so many others know by experience, retiring doesn’t mean quitting and I’ve decided to put my expendable energies into volunteer work as well as promoting the city and area where I live. I’ll begin with what was recently seen in front of my office window.
A Message from Linda Wegner
Situated on the west coast of British Columbia, Powell River is a geographically isolated community with access to Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, only by plane or boat. Yes, our travel options are expensive and somewhat restrictive, but it’s because of that isolation that we have avoided the hectic pace of city life.
Photo courtesy of John Wegner
Our scenery is spectacular and the opportunities for outdoors activities, abundant. Take a look and avoid being jealous, if you can. The photos above are courtesy of Sean Percy, outdoor enthusiast and scuba diver.

Thank you to you all for your love and support.

Linda Wegner