Fri Jun 1, 2012, 12:33 AM
madamesilverspurs (6,809 posts)
Wish me luck!
Whew. Just finished painting some signs to carry tomorrow. There's actually one more that's waiting a bit of information, but I'm going to cheat and use the printer and some glue just to save time.
Tomorrow is the Relay For Life. I've participated on a very limited basis in the past, but this year I'm determined to make the entire walk; I've enlisted the help of a number of friends who understand that they might have to pull, push or drag me across the finish line.
Last year I went for Mom, at 92 no longer able to do the walk (although she did until she was 87); Mom had her second mastectomy at age 81. I'm a little over five years out from my own bout with lung cancer. This year I'm also walking for my sister-in-law who will not be a survivor, it's now a matter of days.
I'm also walking because some of our county commissioners will be walking. Much as I appreciate their support for a good cause, I'm more than a bit sickened by their hypocrisy. They are, after all, the ones who keep bragging about the 18000+ fracking wells in our county, the ones who insist that there are no carcinogens in the chemical soup that is used or in the regurgitated water, the ones who get huge "campaign donations" from oil/gas developers in other parts of the state. The last sign I'm making will list the fracking carcinogens and will give references for those inclined to do further research; I'll also have handouts available. The Relay, after all, IS about cancer. My signs will be placed to be clearly visible to all who walk the circuit. The commishes will not be happy about my signs. Too bad.
It's going to be interesting, to say the least.
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Fri Jun 1, 2012, 12:38 AM
CaliforniaPeggy (104,464 posts)
1. My dear madamesilverspurs!
Wow, I applaud your efforts, both in the walk, and with those signs!
You go girl!
I hear you about the commissioners and their hypocrisy. Two-faced monsters.
I hope they will be VERY UNHAPPY!