Category Archives: family

Ottawa to Victoria

It’s the season for crossing the country from one side to the other to visit family. Always special times, no matter whether it’s just to sit and gab or for a wedding! These occasions are special, and we record them … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

I have started preparations for Christmas, but there’s a whole lot more to be done. I’ve made lists of gifts to be mailed or given, some of the baking is in the freezer, but … GETTING READY I write the … Continue reading

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Losing the Thread

Family gabfests are apt to range swiftly from one topic to another: memories shared; a touch at politics; who is doing what, when, and where. An endless discussion that leaps from math to kids to computers to books … LOSING … Continue reading

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The Things I Leave my Grandchild

Grandchildren are so very special. We all want the absolute best for them, now, and in the future. I was considering what I would like to give any one of my grandchildren and came up with this list, you might … Continue reading

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Varied Journeys

It’s our anniversary today. It’ll be a quiet celebration, heart-felt just the same. We’re together and that’s what counts. I wrote this poem for our fortieth and it still holds true … A VARIED JOURNEYS how far did we promise?                          … Continue reading

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Child on a Swing

Easter! Flowers, Easter eggs, Family, Chocolate … what more can anyone want? Daffodils … rabbits … A CHILD ON A SWING I saw this child among an alchemy of angels                         polished, sun-bright brazen in flying delight he went skyways high … Continue reading

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Other Years

The central story remains the same but every Christmas festival is a bit different, new configurations of people arriving and departing, surprise gifts. But some things we do every year, which is part of the meaning of the season: traditions … Continue reading

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