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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Love Lights A Tree

Even though my little point and shoot camera wasn’t up to the job, the recent Love Lights A Tree ceremony in Spring Valley was very impressive. As a crowd of friends and supporters watched, our friend Steve did the job of honorary tree lighter on the giant tree next to the tourist information center.  A large number of named luminaries surrounded the tree and were labeled with the names of people lost, survivors and currently battling cancer.
As a two time cancer survivor (cervical and breast) Mrs. T had a candle in her honor and as well as many for Steve who is currently taking on pancreatic. Here is Steve and wife Jewel along with the Troutbirders Ray and Barb having a sidewalk lunch a few years ago in the port city of St. Malo, Brittany France. Those were the days my friends….

12 comments:

  1. My best wishes to both your wife and friend-

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  2. Positive thoughts for your friend Steve. And blessings for Mrs. T.

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  3. Mrs T is awesome..and I wish the best for your friend Steve..Pancreatic Cancer is so terrible. I bet the tree was beautiful..all those shining lights! :)

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  4. What a wonderful way to honor those who have battled cancer. I'm glad the candle for Mrs. T is because she's a survivor.

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  5. Thoughts and prayers for Steve and blessings to Mrs. T.

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  6. "Love Lights a Tree" is a perfect name for this lovely tradition.
    I also love the tale of two ears...what a handsome dog!

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  7. The best to both of you, TB. I lost my wife 18 years ago to breast CA, and not a day goes by where I don't think of her.

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  8. What a beautiful way to recognize those for whom life is an extra challenge.
    As a 12 year survivor, I send my best and hugs to your wife and your friend.

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  9. Bless all of you. My sister-in-law is dealing with bone cancer right now.

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  10. The tradition is lovely to honor those who have fought or are fighting the battle against cancer. My prayers and best wishes go to Mrs. T and your friend Steve.

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  11. What a terrific tribute! Cancer...I don't think there is anyone that hasn't been touched by it in some way. :(
    Wishing you a beautiful December!
    xo Catherine

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