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Veto and I were pretty excited to hear the news... our friend Marlys got to carry the Olympic torch in Vancouver this week. How cool is that?  It's very cool.


What a thrill for her!  I can't wait to find out the crazy details... like, did she get to keep the suit? Her husband just sent these photos and I thought you might find it as interesting as I do.



This photo was called "The Kiss" and I guess that makes sense. Olympic fever is in full-throttle up here in the Great White North. Actually, I might get a little sick of it before it's over but I'm enjoying moments like this and I'm really looking forward to the opening ceremonies on Friday night... are you? Now you can say you know someone who knows someone who carried the torch.

18 comments:

Jerri-Lea said...

How exciting! One of our EAs on staff got to carry the torch in Duck Lake and he said it was an unreal experience and was so overcome with emotion that he wept after. He got to purchase his torch too!

CJ is very curious as to what all these Olympic games are all about.
I'm thinking we'll plan some Olympic supper or snacks for the opening ceremonies tomorrow!

Limefreckle said...

very cool! I think I'm swept up in the fever, and I don't normally follow the olympics....BUT the olympic fashions are great this year! The T-shirts are the best....so soft and comfy - I have 3 already....my favourite is "True North Strong and Free"....today while I was at Zellers with friends, I almost bought a pair of the mittens, because I was getting swept up in the moment (I rarely wear wool mittens!)....there should be an olympics for shopping, I would surely win!

mlafayette said...

I don't know about the suit but torch bearers can buy the torch...

Suzy said...

Can't wait to see your play by play of the Olympic Opening Ceremony Fashion Parade. Ralph Lauren has done the USA attire. I am a little on the fence about them. Made more for a man.... they didn't fit the women too well.

Angela said...

That is so cool!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

What a thrill for your friend, Saucy!
I was watching as Washington Olympic Champion Phil Meyer carried the torch over the US/Canada border into BC... Amazing sight. And yes, I am eagerly awaiting Friday's Opening Ceremonies and all the events to come!

Jane said...

That's so exciting! Some years ago we had the torch come through our town and you'd be amazed at how many turned out to watch. It was really fun to be so close - makes it seem like you're part of it all!
Jane - Jacksonville

Jenn said...

Sooooo exciting! I have a friend carrying the torch in Vancouver too. He was supposed to be carrying at 3:47 today, so we logged on to watch, but I missed it :( Waiting for pics now! We are all looking forward to tomorrow night. My Monkey is extremely excited. He printed off all the countries involved and plans to track the medals :)

Karen of the KAGS said...

Doodlebug lurves the Olympics too! He & Monkey Moo are a right pair!
Last winter olympics he fell in love with the luge (sp?) event but he was so young he doesn't remember!
He will be an avid watcher !
Doodlebug also has an Olympic pin bought back from Beijing! Our then principal was a Canadian womens softball team coach.
Oh the connections we have!

alittlebitofscrap said...

I love watching the opening ceremonies, but I've got to record it and watch it later.. I'm going to be in the air.

karen said...

My husband is working at the Yaletown Live site and he is pretty pumped - they got really nice sports wear. he wanted me to take a picture but our camera was out of batteries so will have to do that tomorrow. Pat's whole school is going out to watch the torch come through our neighbourhood and I am going to go to. A colleague of mine carried the torch today and he was so pumped. Our eldest is coming into town tomorrow from Calgary to catch some of the Olympic spirit. Its very exciting!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

SUCH a cool thing!

Sandra D said...

Olympic fever is definately alive & well here too! My husband's godson carried the torch in Calgary. A lady who has children at my daughter's school was also a torchbearer. She spent the whole next day at the school, going to each of the 21 classrooms, allowing the children to touch & be photographed with the torch. It cost her $450 to purchase the clothing and the torch but we are sure glad she did. Her generosity has resulted in lifelong memories for my daughter.

Marsha said...

Dear Saucy,
I know you love Conversation Hearts - how about taking a guess as to how many are in my jar - you might win a pink, bead-knitted, vintage-style purse with charm, hand-knit by me. I'd love for you to stop by.

S.W.A.K.

Angela said...

OK, so Toadman and were discussing this post and wondering: What are the qualifications for someone to carry the torch? Do you know?

Angela

Tamara Jansen said...

We are back from Europe just in time for the Olympics. Lots of Olympians on our flight from Rome. The Slovakian and Slovenians had some athletes on our plane. One fellow had white glasses on which were quite distinctive and guess what? I could pick him out of the crowd at the opening ceremonies! They must be tired though, cause I'm feelin' jet lag myself!

Tracy said...

Very cool! I think she'll get to keep her torch! Cool!

I thought the opening ceremonies were wonderfully impressive.

the treat girl said...

That's so great!!! We watched the opening ceremonies Friday night...and thought of you!!! Can't wait for hockey to start...we're rooting for the Canadian hockey team cause Sidney Crosby is our favorite Pittsburgh Penquin!! :)