Tim has been a regular client of the shelter. He’s always lending a hand. “I do anything and everything. Whatever is needed. I don’t keep set hours. If I’m here, I help!” Tim received his shoes yesterday from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “I don’t struggle with… Continue reading Their Shoes #33
Month: May 2017
Welcome to Windsor!
When I picked up my daughter from the downtown Greyhound bus station, I was struck by how the surrounding neighbourhood didn’t exactly shout out: “Welcome to Windsor!” No rolling out the red carpet here. The neighbourhood had a new aquatic centre nearby, sure, but there was also a rough-looking man busking for money near the LCBO… Continue reading Welcome to Windsor!
Thousand Word Thursdays #32
Bleeding hearts. Riverfront garden. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017
Their Shoes #32
“Gloria” didn’t want her actual name used. She’s volunteered at the shelter in the past and enjoyed many meals there. She received her shoes from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s food. I have a hard time not just having nutritious food but enough food to last… Continue reading Their Shoes #32
May 2-4 week-end is a three-day week-end surrounding Queen Victoria’s birthday. 2-4 refers to the May 24th birthday of the Queen, as well as a case of 24 bottles of beer. Fireworks and drinking are known ways to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and to kick off the start of summer camping. May 2-4 week-end is also regarded… Continue reading Sentimental Gardening!
Thousand Word Thursdays #31
Riverfront park flowers in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017.
Their Shoes #31
Sonya received her shoes from the shelter. She was sitting alone and keeping to herself when I sat down to talk to her. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Shelter. I have no place of my own. I was in an apartment but I had to move out. Things were… Continue reading Their Shoes #31
Two Super Heroes!
It’s Nurses’ Week here in Canada. There’s a saying: “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse!” Nursing isn’t easy a lot of the time. In fact, it’s tough. But, nurses are tougher. If you weren’t tough when you entered nursing school, you were molded into a nurse with stamina by… Continue reading Two Super Heroes!
Thousand Word Thursdays #30
Fallen tulips after the rain. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2017
Their Shoes #30
I met Ken as he reached for the chocolate chip croissants at the shelter. Enthralled by his conversation, I forgot to ask where he received his shoes, as in posts #1-29. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s seeing that anyone else who is struggling with poverty is okay. I… Continue reading Their Shoes #30