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This blog will follow Art's experiences as he walks across America on The Walk of Life. You can share your support for him or talk about your dedications to your loved ones that you have lost or are fighting some illness. Please leave comments and words of encouragement!

walking day #32 Wednesday July 25, 2012

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we are now based in Jaffray, BC about 30 miles from Cranbrook and poor, Poor, POOR Mother NO INTERNET ACCESS!!!, except at the First Perk Coffee Shop, so we are anxiously awaiting our meals and catching up on the on-going adventure...Wednesday saw 24 miles (38.7097 km's), 46,994 steps, saw two deer, found a hitch pin AND a clip (nothing EVER good comes from leaving those on the side of the road!!!), a #7 extended socket AND a beige bra...the bra did NOT come home with me as I hung it on a jersey barrier (not very PC but I thought it was cool!!!)...I suppose one can come up with al sorts of scenarios as to how a beige front closure bra came to find itself on the side of highway 3 in the middle of BC, let your imaginations go!!!...I also found a black plastic folder with some business cards for one Wayne Franklin of Royal Lepage Realty in Cranbrook, don't know how they found themselves along the road, perhaps Wayne didn't make the sale and is looking for a new carreer, one of the great (or small) mysteries of life...Thursday was an errand day, found a nice new oil leak in the motor home and went to had it checked out, the mechanic said no worries, it will be messy but it can wait until Lethbridge...did a little run down to Eureka, Montana to pick up some mail (thanks, Staci!!!), had lunch at Jax Cafe, GOOD STUFF!!!...the final thought from Wednesday: while walking through Cranbrook I stopped at a pawn shop to see if they had any auto-harps (Mother wants one)...as it turns out he happened to have one so I told him that my mother would be by shortly to look at it, I told Mom about it and gave her directions to get to the shop...while this was going on the owner, Gary Woodward, looked up the web-site, when mother got to the shop he GAVE her the auto-harp AND the case, enough to bring this walker to tears...THANKS GARY!!!

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Victor Werner Saturday, 28 July 2012

Absolutely LOVE the autoharp story. Beige bra story was pretty good, too. I wonder if the real estate guy had anything to do with that!

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Jim Nelson Saturday, 28 July 2012

Amazing to read about the kind gestures of people along your route.

Adding my admiration of Gary for his generous contribution to your effort. Thank you, Gary!

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