Hey folks, I know it’s been a while since I’ve been around. But I decided to poke my head out of my hiding hole for a little while and get on my hickory stump for a bit of an old country lesson.
The theme of this message is… It never hurts to help.
Now people I am not saying that you have to give up the family farm or put yourself in hardship. But given the things people all around the world are going through it hardly seems wrong to chip in a little in any way to help those that have less than yourself.
It could be a dollar into a Charity Hamper, or a nickel into the that Salvation army kettle with the singing Santa. It could be donating some time to a worthy cause, like serving soup for those less fortunate. All I am saying is that in this economic climate everything helps.
You may ask Bob…What did you do to help those in need. Well my friends I deliver hampers to the less fortunate in Winnipeg.
I take a few nights out of my year and grab some like-minded friends and go spread the Christmas cheer.
I throw on a Santa hat and knock on doors for a cause, I don’t do it to help me but in some way I do. I give my time and my effort for free, and all I get in return is the smiling faces of children who would otherwise have no Christmas. I get the respect and hearty handshakes of immigrant fathers who have fled war-torn countries in search of a better life. Not understanding the generous ways of Winnipeg or even the tradition of Christmas.
In giving back to those who have less, we see more than just poverty. We see the kindness of faith and the redemption of the spirit of charity.
I think that in giving back we can all grow, It does not have to be Christmas, but all faiths can give and become greater.
In the words of my faith Merry Christmas One and All
Alright people I am more than just a little perturbed, there are signs going up in this great town of ours that are an affront to the Swaggerville vibe that has been built up this season.
Yes I speak of the Green Riders assault on our senses a huge billboard on Route 90 at Silver northbound. The riders oath, a vile notion if I have ever heard one is just spitting distance from Blue and Gold holy ground.
Dave Wheeler DJ at Power97 and announcer at the Bomber games is taking up a collection to stick it to those banjo playing, combine driving in breeders from the province we affectionately call The Gap.
So here’s the deal, if everyone attending this Fridays game vs Hamilton can chip in a few bucks at Power97, conveniently at Polo Park across from the stadium he promises that every single dollar collected will go to decorating the queen city in festive blue and gold in time for our home and home stand against the Riders starting Labour Day weekend.
I know I am in for 5 or 10, are you? Show your Swaggerville mojo by dropping a couple of bucks in towards the cause. This outrage can not be accepted without a fight!
Swaggerville Update: To the many fans of the Blue Bombers across the world who have been asking for an update to the paint Regina blue and gold campaign. I have a few pictures to show you of the progress we are making in plastering Regina with Bomber Swag.
The first as you enter “The Gap” (Saskatchewan)
Next we have a lovely sign inside Regina that proclaims our dominance not only in football but also Mathematics.
7-1 vs 1-7 you do the math!
I’ll try to keep you posted on any more updates to the rivalry. I am borrowing and stealing computer time from who’ll ever let me in their door since our flood last weekend.
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