Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bells for Barry

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” ~ Tennessee Williams

Well, just one bell. Can you see it? I was working away at the computer when my BlackBerry told me it was time. No time to run outside. So from our humble little studio to you Barry, a bell rang at 2:00 p.m. - exactly.

I rooted my husband from his easel to take a photo of me ringing the little bell that had been hanging from our ceiling fan since our last trip to Germany.

For those not familiar with the story that goes with all of this International bell ringing check out Barry's site.  In a nutshell, Barry, who lives in Toronto, has been fighting cancer for a year. Today, at 2:00 p.m., he completed his last chemo treatment; it is a ritual for those completing treatment to ring the bell at Princess Margaret Hospital. Barry's followers joined in and rang bells over the world, not only for Barry, but for everyone  battling cancer.

Barry and his wife are wonderful people who have been fans of this blog for almost a year, so that  makes them part-time residents of Crisfield. Crisfield is proud to be a part of the bell-ringing.

Get well, Barry!

And do visit Barry's blog. Avid readers will adore it.


And the time was exactly...

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yay, you did it too. I can't wait for an update from Barry! I titled my post the same thing :)

GingerV said...

I rang the bells at the right time then took nearly an hour to figure out how to post a video of it...
love this....

Queenmothermamaw said...

Rang with you and heard your bell. Blessing and celebrating all those who have, had and will have to battle 'the beast'
QMM

Skip Simpson said...

The bells rang in Alabama at 2!

Barry said...

Thank you Patty. I am completely overwhelmed by this. Absolutely amazed by the generosity of bloggers like your self.

Thank you my friend, and fellow Chrisfield resident.

Ann said...

Hi Patty,

You are so thoughtful. I believe all the sweet chimes will ring such a forceful tone that the skies will be touched, and that's the last time Barry will ever need the chemo. He would have walked out of the door saying good bye to cancer for ever.

Love,

Ann