The much anticipated night of the year has arrived! This is the 3rd annual Girls' Night Out, which the Steveston Merchants Association board of directors dreamt up in 2011, but we had no idea it would be this successful!
It is so exciting to see women take to the streets of Steveston in droves, as they patronize local restaurants and get a head start on their Christmas shopping ('one for them, one for me…'). Steveston comes alive on this magical night, and the festive image of holiday shopper conjures up a Dickens-like small town Christmas with stores beautifully decorated and windows lit up, with plenty of revelry added in for good measure!
We welcome our loyal customers to Pieces, and eagerly look forward to making the acquaintance of new friends as well.
Enjoy your night out on the town, ladies, you deserve it!
Although we didn't get out to a Remembrance Day ceremony yesterday as we had a sickie in the house, we watched CBC's telecast from the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
I tried to be stoic, but found tears welling up during the particularly poignant moments when close up shots of war veterans were captured on camera. One woman in a wheelchair lovingly clutched a photograph, presumably of her husband she had lost in recent years. My heart broke as I imagined her story…he had obviously been involved with the military and she was determined that although he wasn't there physically, he would certainly be there in spirit.
This morning I read about Harold Jellicoe Percival, a veteran of Bomber Command in WWII, who died last month at aged 99. The death notice in his local paper said that there was nobody to attend his funeral as he had no relatives. Social media changed that quickly. A group of 300 people of all ages came together and gave him the most beautiful send off. It made me proud to see the capacity people have to show love.
And that is what it is all comes down to on a global scale - joining together and choosing to love and understand one another.