Roses and rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 18, 2014)

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes

  • An abundant bouquet of white roses in memory of Leslie, who passed away from cancer two weeks ago. I had the pleasure of knowing Leslie these past few years. She was wise and wry, strong and independent. She was a true artist, and her metalwork creations (Leslie Leslie Metal Arts, at were full of whimsy and grounded in strong design. The arts community has lost an adventurous spirit. I will miss her.

  • A very big red rose to the caring person who donated a lovely, brandnew Canadian flag to our facility here at Kensington Prairie Community Centre. The one on the flagpole truly was an eyesore, as he/she mentioned in their anonymous note. Thank you, D.L. – your donation is truly appreciated! P.S., It is our 100-year birthday this weekend and you are welcome to join us on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 to 3 p.m. (at 16824 32nd Ave., Surrey).

  • A bouquet of roses to the City of Surrey employee who stopped and helped striking teachers fix our canopy that had collapsed after it was caught by a huge gust of wind. Thank you!

  • A football field full of orange roses to the B.C. Lions for their "Ladies Football 101 Class" held at the training facility in Surrey last Wednesday night. Not only was it informative and educational, but a wonderful time. I have been a Lions fan for 50 years and now I am even more so. Jamie Taras and his crew did a fabulous job making sure we were pampered with food, wine and the most amazing "goodie bags." A special bouquet to Mr. Taras, who personally drove all the ladies taking public transit to the SkyTrain station to ensure their safety. With all the controversy in the news right now with football players, I would like to say that the B.C. Lions know how to treat a lady.

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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes

  • Huge piles of smelly rotten tomatoes to a religious group in Fleetwood that keeps showing up on our property and invading our privacy. You have absolutely no business on our property. If we were even interested in joining your organizations, we would have read those useless pamphlets that you shove through our doors a long time ago. Get a new hobby and leave us alone.

  • An endless amount of rotten tomatoes to the family with two young girls in a White Toyota Highlander on Aug. 10 who picked up my lost dog in South Surrey/Grandview Corners parking lot and said they would take the lost little dog to the SPCA. And they did not. Shame on you to think the dog didn’t already have a loving home and that these people are crying endless tears to find their beloved pet. Lost pets have families that love them and whoever took her, they need to do the right thing and take the little dog to the Surrey SPCA where she will get back home.

  • Just a few rotten-tomato air fresheners for the driver of a white HHR. Dropping your fast-food garbage where you parked in ‘members only’ parking? Can’t read? No manners? How sad – just saying.

  • A bushel of organic, heirloom rotten tomatoes to Surrey Urban Farmers Market for changing their location and time. I used to look forward to Wednesdays in the summer. It was great to get off the SkyTrain and be able to pick up produce from the stalls and treat myself to dinner from a food truck on my way to catch the bus. Now, because I work traditional nine-to-five hours outside of the City Centre area, I am unable to enjoy this local bounty. Thanks for nothing.

  • Rotten tomatoes to crazy morons who keep fighting on the Internet. Go to your jobs.

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