Wednesday, 6 February 2008



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C IS ALSO FOR CANCER..............

It was Christmas 6 or 7 years ago when Mick and I along with Manda and co went to the Christmas Fayre in Sudbury. I'm a terror as far as Cuddly toys go and always head for the Cuddly toy tombola stall where I usually win a few prizes; for a Change I'd been unlucky and won nothing and Mick said "OK Babe, time for me to have a go. If I win then this one's especially for you". He picked put a ticket; the stall holders face went white " I don't believe it!" he said" just half an hour into the evening and you've won the first prize!". The Teddy Mick won for me is a prized possession.

As those of you who followed my Blog ' There are a million stories' know, Mick passed away exactly 10months ago after a long fight against brain Cancer.
That special Teddy still sits in my bedroom and he has a new friend....Edmund the Explorer....please visit Edmund's blog. He has a special mission to raise money for Darlington & District Hospice Movement St Teresa's Hospice ..... .


RuneE said...

A whole lot of Cs, but you left the "best" part to the end - let us support Edmund the explorer. Cancer in no fun.

PS However, I wouldn't mind a bit of Crocus right now...

Paulie said...

You have a nice collection of items for C. Glad your teddy has a new confidant. (I lost my twin to cancer 30 years ago.)

Ida said...

Nice collection of C`s.
Some beautiful and one of importance.

ArneA said...

Sharing the Crane idea

CG said...

Dear Ruth, I'm glad you have your special teddy!
i was in my garden earlier, wedding the rockery and thinking of you as i always do when i'm gardening!

Liz said...

I love cranes. There's something very beautiful about them.

I remember visiting your blog before Mick died. C for cancer is a good reminder of what a horrid thing it is and the need to support those researching it.

Anne-Berit said...

Very good c from you.Canser is an horrible decees from wich my father died in 2006.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Ruth,
Here I am again on ABC's
That a great C for CROCUS, its not honest my Crocusses came not out yet, but the once from the neaighbours did! haha! and I like the photo's all very much and I like YOU! How are you doing RUTH?

Come and see my ABC's photography
JoAnn Holland
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Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great post, Ruth.

God bless you.

DarylE said...

That caterpiller is amazing .. the other C are clever .. as a cancer survivor I applaud you!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice set of C posts love the teddy what a nice memory

dot said...

Very nice post with beautiful pictures. I always enjoy your flowers.

Petunia said...

Nice C's!

kml said...

Great post - take care!

bonnie said...

This is a lovely memorium to Mick.

Dragonstar said...

These are great. I love the crocus!

Dirty Knees said...

Isn't Teddy sweet to carry Edmund's photo around with him?

Nice photo of Teddy too. I'm glad you have such a happy memory of how how Teddy first moved in with you and Mick.

Neva said...

A very nice collection of "C"s.

Neva said...

A very nice collection of "C"s.

Jean M Fogle said...

I imagine all of us have been touched by cancer, either friends , family or ourselves.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Ruth,I did a ABC theme on my Thursday Thirteen every week and it was fun.I need to do something different tomorrow.

Katney said...

Your photos are great, but your story touches my heart. I lost my mother, my sister, and an aunt to breast cancer, my dad to a cancer in his mouth, a sister-in-law to lung cancer. I will walk again in September to fight breast cancer.

VP said...

That's very poignant Ruth and a very important message. Cancer touches so many of our lives doesn't it?

Akelamalu said...

That's such a sweet teddy with lovely memories attached Ruth. I can't believe it's 10 months. Cancer is a terrible disease I have lost quite a lot of family to it and friends.

Gemma said...

Ruth...I have only recently met you since this new ABC Wed. started.
Wasn't aware of the history here...but must say I support all these humanitarian efforts.

Janet said...

Great photos! Especially the one of your teddy and Edmund. Let's stamp out that "C" word.

Anonymous said...

brilliant pictures and a great message

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

Awwwwwwwwwww Auntie Ruth, tell Teddy I am really touched! He is a great looking bear (but he has no clothes on!)my grandma is knitting me some. I will have a word with mummy when I get home. I have a spare scarf!

Lots of love

Andrea said... sad. It hit our family with our daughter Dec. 2006. She is a blessed young lady. od healed her.

Gledwood said...

re the catterpillar: I meant to tell you this ON weds.

I had a pet caterpillar pretty much like that. a bit more yellow. when i was about 8 yrs old

kept it with some leaves in a jamjar

for days on end...

it turned into a cocoon.

"chrysalis" if you prefer (isn't that the right word..?)

... weeks more passed... no action:~

and then at last one day I heard my Mum's cry:

"it's turned into a butterfly!"

and indeed it was! a brilliant bright yellow BUTTERFLY!!!

Mauigirl said...

Ruth, thinking of you...ten months already since Mick is gone... Good idea to remind us of that one "C" that everyone dreads. I have yet another friend who has been diagnosed with cancer. She's only 44.

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