Thanks For The Memories…

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to run a leg of the Olympic Torch Relay, through Pitt Meadows .

I was a last minute substitution, for someone who didn’t show up, so none of my family or friends were there, to see or share the joy of this great honour.

It is a memory I will cherish, for the rest of my life.

The only tinge of sadness I felt, was that my wife was not there to share the moment.

At the end of the relay, those of us on the bus, knew we had participated in a moment we would always treasure.

However, although I had taken photos with a lot of strangers, I had no camera, and had no photos to share with my family.

The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times came to my rescue.  Apparently, Don MacLean, the Mayor of Pitt Meadows, had forwarded a post from my blog about this experience, to the editor of  our local paper.  A reporter, Maria Rantanen, called  to interview me, and ask about my experience.

Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge - 2010 Winter Olympic Torch Run - BobBlahBlah.comAt the end of the interview, I asked, if it was possible, to mention that I didn’t have any pictures, and would love to have photos to share with my family.2010 Winter Olympics Torch Run in Pitt Meadows -

Because of the wonderful article she wrote, I have received e-mails and calls from a number of kind people who have shared their pictures.

I am overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.

Many thanks again, to all involved.