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S: Filling Life with Simple Pleasures

FC: A watch with no time... it is your time to fill life with simple pleasures

1: What made you happy today?

2: Stirling Brook I might be too small for cowboy boots, Or a belt with a silver buckle. But I fill the heart of my big sis Trish, Along with a very special couple. I surprised everyone with the quick arrival of me When I appeared Thursday, July 31st at 8:43 (AM). I am just a wee small mite at 3 lbs,11. But I'm a bundle of joy sent straight from heaven. Stirling Brook is my name, And it's to the home of Trishia, Barbara and Guy that I came. | 1980

3: GrammaThelma & Grampa | May 1981 | 1981 | May 1981

4: 2nd Birthday with Kermit the Frog in attendance. OSNS filled the days; the best part of each day was spent with Trishia. The holidays were always "cousin time"... here we were creating individual gingerbread houses.

5: Childhood Days

6: My Mom's Favorite Memory of Me When Stirling was about 4 years old he received his first walker from O.S.N.S., this walker encircled him and gave him support, so he was everywhere! The sound of the wheels rolling across the floor and his squeals of joy as he raced about are a very special music to my ears. Sometimes he would chase after our old cat, Miss Kitty. Other times he'd be following Trishia, his big sister, about; but this one particular day he was playing cowboys. He had on an old cowboy hat, his gun holster with belt, and his favorite silver cap gun was waving wildly in his hand. The house was full of his noise, the wheels rolling, his squeals and laughter, and the BANGING of the caps as the trigger snapped close. That is a very special memory to me and I can conjure up the action and noise as I recall it.

8: Warm light in a window, My collar fends the cold, Here I shiver out in the snow, "Get out! Leave here!" is the cheer I am told. Now I turn an icy white, No one looks for me. So I bid forgiveness to the night, And hope tomorrow I'll see. No one cares for what I've see, Stories I can tell, No one knows just where I've been' On this earthly hell. I've confiscated drugs, Wished upon a star, Dispelled the wish of thugs, But none of it got me very far.. I bathe in a street light, Sleep within a box, Find and eat what I might, And take the looks of shock. Have you ever felt a subway? Have you ever been alone? Have you ever got on a bus not able to pay? I have... and no one looks for me. | No One Looks for Me | Hello... Is anyone there, Hello, Does anyone care? Here I live on 6th and St. Peter, Will he come to me ever? I have been played by a cheater, Never will I get a fair hand - never. | written May 94 Grade 8

9: Wandering trance... cool in my head breathing rhythm muffled echoes speaking word trance plays with awareness tying in and out of consciousness orchestrated with strings of thought beneath world drapes as seconds extend pulse of an eye slowing thump... thump... thump... black milling silence with mumbles relevance is fantasy substance only to thought that reaches it as thunder of dreams roars part my heart.. | Candle Fire erodes the form, light for the late night scholar, A breath blows to black.

10: Naramata May Days | 1985 | 1987 | 1986 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990

11: Being Trishia's mask model | Various Halloween's | See Mom - he's okay | Marlis Hardman, Stirling, Steven Alcock, Mike Denich, Dora-Jane Simonin

12: kindergarden | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 | Grade 9 | Grade 10 | Grade 12

13: Sept 87 Gr 2 +8 | Sept 88 Gr 3 + 9 | Sept 89 Gr 4 + 10 | June 93 Writing Award | June 93 | Xmas 85 - K | Xmas 89 - Gr 4 | Xmas 92 - Gr 7

14: 10 months in a body cast no weight bearing

15: The Jack Cornwell Medal presented to Stirling "for his ability to look adversity square in the face with a cheerful, willing and positive attitude." "His humor and creative imagination inspires and truly challenges others." presenting the Jack Cornwell Medal by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn November 13, 1990 Ottawa

16: Our room double bunks, double bathrooms, couch and major viewing window. | "Our Train Trip" to Nova Scotia Summer 1985 | Dome car | Dining car | Playing with Benjie... started my collection of GI Joes!!! | John's boat | The Taylors: Marilyn, Gordie, Rachael,Suzanne.

17: Spuddles & Taffy | Pets | Miss Kitty | Jake & Spuddles

18: 1992

20: Make a Wish it's a Dream Lift to Disneyland assisted by Sherriff Pfiefer | June 94

21: Meeting Rick Hansen influenced me "to shoot for the stars." | Spring 87 | I haven't a clue as to how MY STORY will end, but that's okay. When you set out on a JOURNEY and night covers THE ROAD, that's when you DISCOVER the stars.

22: The Dreamer and the... Thoughtful Child

24: Grad 1998

25: The Naramata Grads

26: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known. | Stirling, ,Jesse Jones, Trishia Steven Fox Clint Mowrey and the 2 Mikes- Cutler & Jasper

27: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. | 88

28: Bowron Lakes July 28 - Aug 5, 2004


30: my heart soars like a kite when I am with my sister

31: Melvin and Paulette Steer | "The friends we meet on the path of life make the trip worth while." | This Friend is like my brother

32: Welcome Ethan | Dec 10 2006

33: January 2007

34: Mother's Day May 2007

35: (07/31/07) | I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise.

36: { | { | Meeting Jen Sept 07

37: Make a Wish! | Dec 10, 2007 | Happy 1st Birthday Ethan

38: It's a party, another party and another party! | May June & July 2008

39: The greatest gift is a sister! | The greatest gift is a brother! | The greatest gift is a son and a daughter!! | Make a wish!! | You are my greatest gift!!! | The greatest gift is a sister! | May June July 2009

40: Wishes came true! | The arrival of Olivia | July 19, 2009 | Wishes: healthy full term curly hair girl

41: Cut the Cake! | Happy 29th Birthday 2009

42: Christmas 2009 | 2008 | 2008

43: July 2010

46: happy | EASTER | 2011 | Some Bunny Loves You!

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