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Altogether winds it!

by Linda Wegner on 08/07/19

For all of the more than five decades we've been married, Ed and I have enjoyed playing board games. Out of respect for trade marks and their legal implications, I won't name any but one of our favourites involves lining up numbers in sequence. Read more...

Thoughts on cutting the grass

by Linda Wegner on 08/01/19

This week I've been thinking a lot about grass. No, not that kind and no, I have not been imbibing, inhaling or sniffing any foreign substance. Rather, my thoughts have been with each of those individual blades that comprise our green and brown lawn. Look at it this way: for a few months each year, lawns are expected to look good. They are raked, fertilized, aerated and watered and in general, primed to outgrow the neighbour's plot of ground. If you want to be an example to the neighbourhood, remember that looking good requires a lot of effort. Read more...

As time goes by

by Linda Wegner on 07/22/19

This week Hubby and I celebrated 51 years of marriage, a great accomplishment for any couple. Yes, like anyone who is truly honest, we’ve had our ups and downs but as the years have gone by our love and appreciation for each other has only continued to deepen. As Dooley Wilson wrote in his song “As Time Goes By”, it isn’t the passing of time or even of that initial infatuation with each other, that binds two individuals together, its their commitment to one another. Ken Rolheiser, a Saskatchewan columnist whose work I always admire, wrote in his weekly column, “World Wide Marriage Encounter tells us that today one in two marriages fails. If the couple is married in church and continues to go to church, only one in fifty fails; but where the couple is married in church, continues to go to church and has a prayer life together, the failure is one in 1005.” Read more...

The blessings of intervention

by Linda Wegner on 07/20/19

In our daily phone call, my daughter-in-law explained why she didn't answer the phone immediately: "I was just unloading my groceries when I saw a little bird that had fallen from its nest. I managed to pick it up without hurting it and I got it back to the nest. I was afraid that our cat or the ones in the neighbourhood would get it if I hadn't picked it up immediately" As you can well imagine, we both were relieved that she was there to intervene at just the right moment. Read more...

Keep your eyes on the goal

by Linda Wegner on 07/09/19

It was while cutting heavy brown paper to wrap around a parcel destined to another province that I realized the truth that I wanted to share in this week's offering. That truth comes from a most simple action. You see, for years the simple task of cutting paper the right size usually resulted in a hunk far too long on one side and, usually, too short on the other. Unless I got a ruler and drew a line, the results were rarely what I'd envisioned. Read more...

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

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