“Bob” didn’t want his actual name to be used. “It’s bad enough being poor; I don’t want my friends to know what I’m telling you.” Bob’s shoes were given to him by his Mom. She purchased them at Foot Locker. What is your biggest struggle on a daily basis? “It’s gotta be having to meet… Continue reading Their Shoes- #4
34 years of marriage on Nov. 6 and holding. “Only 33 more years to go!”, my hubby, Guy, teased me. Holding hands still and holding each other up, through the tough times. Rejoicing with the good times. There’s no one else I’d rather have by my side. Mom and Dad were married 67 years. Might… Continue reading Thirty-Three Years To Go!
Shaggy sunflower and a tiny bug. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2016
Tell me about living in poverty, Barry. What is your biggest struggle? “It’s difficult trying to make ends meet; to have enough money for clothing and food to survive. I got this shirt and these pants and my shoes here at the shelter. That left me with some money for groceries. I skip breakfast every… Continue reading Their Shoes #3
“I want you to do this. Every morning before you get out of bed, do this.” My family doctor offered his wisdom on how to deal with stressors in my life. Stress over things I couldn’t change. Stress ate at me. You’d think I’d be thin by now but actually the cortisol from being… Continue reading One Sure-Fire Trick!
Halloween, nursing and flowers. These are a few of my favourite things! © Rita Jacques 2016
Kelly wears steel-toed shoes donated to her by the homeless shelter three years ago. “I’m so grateful for them. I wear them everyday.” Tell me about living in poverty. What is your biggest struggle? “The hardest thing has to be trying to make a plan or a schedule. I’m always thinking, “What do I need… Continue reading Their Shoes- #2