Floating in the Flood

Since my senior friend moved to my city of Windsor, Ontario, we’ve experienced not only a tornado but a flood. She reassured me she did pack an umbrella before moving here. When the tornado descended on Windsor, I was mowing the lawn. The wind picked up suddenly, empty flower pots were tossed about and rain… Continue reading Floating in the Flood

Compassion

“Social media is full of people either boasting or complaining!” How many times have you heard that comment? Not exactly true. My news feed on Facebook displayed 12 shares of the same tragic news. A co-worker, a nurse, lost a daughter in an instant. She joins the club not one of us would willingly join. The… Continue reading Compassion

Crisis Averted Times Two

I paused from serving hot dogs to observe a distraught woman, maybe in her late 30’s.  My dishwasher partner, Chris, spoke to her softly,” Go see Sarah-Lynn. She’ll set you up. Don’t worry.” I gave my buddy a quizzical look. He told me the woman was just kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend… Continue reading Crisis Averted Times Two

World Class Dreams

Dreams can come true. Even a dream you’ve had for over twenty years. Let me tell you about my dear friend, Jane. In one word: resilient! I met Jane when I was dating my boyfriend-to-be-husband, Guy. Jane was the girlfriend of Mike, Guy’s best friend.  Jane had previously fled an abusive marriage, taking her two… Continue reading World Class Dreams

Passion for Petunias

Easy Wave Pink Passion Petunias. Who would have known a bunny fancied them? In late spring, my sister planted these particular petunias at my Dad’s request in my parents’ garden. At that time, the petunias were surrounded by a spreading white flower called Snow in Summer. The Snow in Summer died down later leaving several… Continue reading Passion for Petunias

Rats, Cats and Owls

My neighbour, Vera, was telling me her latest gardening adventure. She took up gardening since become widowed a few years ago. Steep learning curve. Her zucchini were the “hanging type”. So, she strung them up along her clothesline. Looped the long vine over the clothesline line, the vegetables hanging from it, all neat in a… Continue reading Rats, Cats and Owls