Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Wednesday Post


Peace Candle of the World


On February 1, 2010, I posted five "Postcards from Michael5000." This was one of them.

Peace Candle of the World


Dedication and Lighting Ceremony performed by Governor Tom McCall on May 9, 1971. This candle is 50 feet tall, 18 feet in diameter, and contains 45,000 pounds of wax. Constructed by WESTERN CANDLE LIMITED, Scappoose, Oregon. Darrel Brock - President.


Last week, I got this email message:
Hey! I stumbled on the post you wrote 2 years ago now.  I was wondering where in the world you might have dug up a postcard of the World Peace Candle in Scappoose, OR, and how I might be able to get my hands on one?

My dad built that candle. He told me once when I was a kid that there were postcards made of it annnnd I've been looking ever since!

Thanks Michael, hope to hear back!

S_____ Brock
Of course I sent him the card.  It is always a beautiful thing, isn't it, to be given those tiny opportunities to do something that makes the world slightly more symmetrical.

3 comments:

Ben said...

If this were Facebook, I'd give you a "Like".

Michael5000 said...

It's a heartwarming story about postcards!

sister jen said...

Yay! You did a Good Thing, bro.