Jackie’s wearing slippers in the winter despite owning a pair of boots. She twisted her ankle and the slippers are the only footwear that’s comfortable right now. She bought them at Wal-Mart for $14.97. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Accepting seeing some of the poor people here at the… Continue reading Their Shoes #17
Stress is a fact of life. Things don’t go always go “our way”. Bad things do happen to good people. But, what can we do when it’s beyond our control? If Plan “A” quickly turned to Plan ”EF”, for Epic Fail, look to see if damage control can be done. A cool head prevails. Take… Continue reading Soar Like A …Pigeon!
Canada Geese in the Detroit River. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017
Moe received his shoes from the shelter. He’s been a regular at the shelter on and off for years. He likes to help out by changing the garbage bags, carrying in donations and cleaning up when necessary. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “That’s easy. Money and quitting drinking.” “I… Continue reading Their Shoes #16
Milestone birthdays. We all have them. Sometimes we strive to make them meaningful by attempting something new. When I was 10, I landed my first job. A paper route delivering the Wallaceburg News. My parents didn’t even know I’d applied for the job when the Circulation Director called for parental consent. My earnings purchased Barbie… Continue reading Milestone Birthdays!
Windsor, Ontario waterfront. Lone Canada Goose snuck into the photo. © Rita Jacques 2017
Peter received his winter boots from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Well, right now, it’s money and a place to live. I live in a triplex. I’ve lived there for years with no problems. There was a fire in one of the other units. My place was… Continue reading Their Shoes #15