Author Archives: Joanne Sisco

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.

Leaving a Legacy

A couple of weeks ago, while Helen and I were out exploring the home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, we also discovered an interesting structure a few kilometres down the road. The Thomas Foster Memorial is located beside a cemetery, and … Continue reading

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Technology Hell

I’ve been fighting my way through the fires of technology hell, and have almost given up hope that there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Let me start by saying I have a richly cultivated mistrust … Continue reading

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Scotch on the Rocks

Originally posted on Bonnywood Manor:
A shocking example of climate change, through the eyes of a feline… Hi, People with two legs! It’s me, Scotch the cat. I’m on Daddy’s toplap again, the thing I’m not supposed to be on,…

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A Time To Give Thanks

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving and a time to be with family and friends to enjoy and appreciate the good things we have. I have a lot to be thankful for in my life.  Last year I tried to write a tongue-in-cheek … Continue reading

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Lucy’s House

I’m going out on a limb here to suggest that the book Anne of Green Gables, and its author Lucy Maud Montgomery, are Canada’s most recognized literary exports … they are most certainly in the top five. Even in my youth, … Continue reading

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Invictus Games

If you’ve never heard of the Invictus Games, don’t feel badly.  I likely wouldn’t have either if Toronto hadn’t been host to the Games for the past week. These Games were the brainchild of Prince Harry – of the British … Continue reading

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Gateways To The Lake

Along the southern shore of Lake Simcoe runs a small country-like road with a single lane in both directions – shared by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.  On a warm summer day, it’s a busy place. Travelling down this road, one … Continue reading

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Worthless Wednesday

This morning my mailbox was full of posts labeled Wordless Wednesday, but my eye kept wanting to read Worthless Wednesday first.  I don’t know why.  I actually like Wednesdays, and always have. When I was growing up, my father had a … Continue reading

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September, And It’s Hot

Don’t let the summer weather fool you.  The calendar says it’s September. It’s been hot, and it feels odd to have July-like temperatures in early autumn when the leaves are turning yellow and red. My photo library continues to fill … Continue reading

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Bouncy Fun

In my last post, I promised that I would be revisiting the play area of the fall fair I unexpectedly found at the end of last week’s bike ride. But the story actually started earlier this summer when Husband turned … Continue reading

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