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What to give for Christmas?

by Linda Wegner on 12/11/17



“All I want for Christmas is”…well, actually my two front teeth are doing quite well and as cute as the song might be, choosing gifts for others is not as easy as the media would have us believe. The older I get I find the less I need and the less cognizant I am of what would be best to give someone else, especially now that technology and technological gadgets seem to sit at the top of every advertised gift-giving list. I know enough about computers to get my work to publishers and to keep in touch with friends on Facebook but that’s about it. By choice. All that is to say I definitely wouldn’t be good at choosing the latest electronic “toy” for someone else. (Although I suspect that many a merchant would be happy to assist.) Read more...

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1. Margy said on 12/12/17 - 05:01PM
Having a very small family (Wayne and I) and limited close friends, choosing gifts is quickly taken care of. For Wayne, usually I give things we both can use and enjoy together. He picks similar things and luckily we don't often duplicate each other. For our two close friends we give gift cards. Both have limitied incomes, so we give things like coffee house and movie theatre cards for entertainment, a gym membership to get healthier, or a hardware store card for special tools and supplies. I like the idea that my gifts last beyond the holidays and make life a little easier and more fun for our good friends. - Margy


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The Powell River Blog
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 linda@wordsofworth.ca

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.

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 Sincerely,
Linda Wegner