Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stretching Your Dollars for a Good Cause & a Giveaway

From now until November 23, every order over 40.00 ( before shipping) will receive a free 9 oz square mason candle or a six pack of tarts in the scent of your choice ( subject to scents in stock). There is no code to use- just type your scent choice in the comment section and indicate which product you want- candle or tarts. http://www.brandyannescandlesandprims.com/
I am offering this because a young man( in his early 30's) I know needs help.
A while back this young man's right leg started going numb off & on- he was working but did not have any medical insurance so he did not seek any medical care- until a few weeks ago when the numbness would not go away. He then went to the emergency room and they discovered he has a herniated disc in his lower back which is causing the numbness in his leg. They referred him to a specialist and told him they would call him to set up an appointment. In the meantime he was laid off from his job because of the failing economy.
When the specialists office called him they found out that he did not have any insurance so told him he could not be seen.
So here he is without any money and a serious medical condition left untreated.
I am so saddend by this I have vowed to do what I can to help.
20 % of all the sales this offer generates will be put in a fund and given to this young man.
Please consider doing some shopping for Christmas with me to get your free product and help someone in desperate need.
For everyone that posts the sale on their blog( & let's me know they have posted it) they will be entered into a drawing for a six pack of tarts in the scent of their choice. Drawing willl be held November 24. The tarts make great small gifts! My friend Nancy is also doing a giveaway for a free tote bag for any one that spends 25.00 at http://www.brandyannescandlesandprims.com/ for more info go to her blog http://insidenanashead.blogspot.com/


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Debra, it is heartening that you are trying to help this young man. It gets me so angry at how our medical profession has become so money-focused. I hope your young friend can get the help he needs. It's a crying shame.

Debra said...

Thanks Holly- JUst reinforces the need for national healthcare in my opinion. It is a sad day when Americans can not get the medical care they need.

nancy huggins said...

Well then I think we should do something as caring Americans to help. I would rather try and help one person than donate to a large company taking donations...I like to know I actually helped and have wondered many times where the money went when I drop it in cans in stores or mail checks (and yes I always try to give something) I just hate to see and hear about people in need..especially now near the holidays :)......pretty disgusting the way the medical field is with all of us..It is the same thing with medicare..Dr rip them off with charges that is for stuff we don't even get...and then we get a big bill for co-pay that they say medicare didn't cover.
Guess I said enough for now

Debra said...

Thanks Nancy! I so agree with you!

Terri said...

Hey, I am posting about your cause on my blog and I've nominated you for an awrad, so check it out!


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