Category Archives: Memories

I’m A New Me

Donna at Retirement Reflections wrote a post outlining a Retiree’s Job Description.  I think she nailed it perfectly in highlighting the roles, responsibilities, and skill sets to be a successful retiree. In our comment exchange, we talked about the need … Continue reading

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Under Construction

There is something compelling about a construction site and it should be no surprise that I often snap photos of them in passing. I don’t think I’ve ever shared any of them before now, but I thought these discoveries from … Continue reading

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On This Day

Sixty-one years ago today a 32-year-old immigrant from Holland gave birth to a baby girl – her 4th child. It was almost a tragic day, for the child was strangled during birth by the umbilical cord. There were several frantic, … Continue reading

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When Love Surprises

Earlier today I exchanged comments with Diana at Myths Of The Mirror and Bridget at The Happy Quitter about our life partners who are … shall we say … somewhat less than romantic. I had described my husband of 33 years as Mr Practical, not someone … Continue reading

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It’s A Struggle

For the past couple of days I’ve been browsing through my photo library looking for inspiration for a story.  Anything. … but I’ve been coming up with nothing.  What do you do when the most creative thing you can come … Continue reading

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Where Is Home?

When I was still quite young, living with my parents, I asked my mom if she missed her home. You see, my mother was a war bride from the Netherlands who came to Canada in 1946 after marrying my father. … Continue reading

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A Piece Of My Past Gets Erased

I’m noticing that as I get older, I’m deriving more comfort from reminders of the past. Whether it’s familiar sights, music, foods … they all bring back memories of a time when I was young and had a lifetime ahead … Continue reading

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More Monkey Business

The Year of the Monkey continues on its disruptive path through my life. Not content with wrecking my Big 60 travel plans, costing me literally thousands of dollars in repairs and replacements of various failed devices this year, and tripping my … Continue reading

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It’s the Best of Times

Just in case you should start to think that this year has been all doom and gloom for me, I need to balance the scales … for there has also been great joy. On Thanksgiving Weekend, our oldest son Jordan and his … Continue reading

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No, It’s Not Important

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada.  Like our American cousins, this is a time when we should be reflecting on all the things in our life for which we are grateful.  The markets are exploding with the abundance of nature’s harvest and … Continue reading

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