Remembering your roots

Posted on December 11 2018

Remembering your roots

Today I had the honour of receiving a tour of The Orangeville Food Bank. I was amazed at the number of wonderful volunteers this organization has. It really warmed my heart while at the same time taking me back to a time that I had not thought of in many years…

There was a time when I was around 6 or 7 years of age that we lived in a rundown hotel room that boosted a small empty fridge and a half eaten loaf of bread on the table. The loaf of bread was all the food we had. It was not a very happy time, however being in The Orangeville Food Bank brought me back to my senses and allowed me to feel gratitude for where I am today.

I have been sober for approximately 31 years to date, my dry date being April 27, 1984. During the end of my drinking there was a time I remember being so hungry and only having $0.80 cents to my name. The fried egg sandwich I was hoping to purchase cost $0.90 cents at the time…luckily one of the other people in the rundown boarding house I lived in was willing to lend me a dime. That fried egg sandwich just tasted so good. I am sharing all this with you to remind myself at how far I have come with the help of so many others along the way and also to remember to always be grateful for everything.

We just did a fund raiser for the Orangeville Foodbank this past week end and we were able to raise over $300.00 to donate to The Food Bank due to the generosity of the folks who bought one of our Fifties Retro Apron Sets. My heart is full of gratitude for this but I am also feeling a major pull that there is so much more we can do.

Over the past couple of years I have been looking for a cause to get behind and I feel I have now found one. So from time to time you will see us doing a special sale with all proceeds going to the Orangeville Food Bank and I hope you will join us in this venture to help others in our community.

Life is so short that we all need to lend a helping hand, to pull each other up when we are down and to remember there is always something to be grateful for. So embrace each day and make it the best you can, because now is all we really only have anyway,

With much love and gratitude,


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