A Growing Tribute

I’ve always loved sunflowers since I was a youngster. The towering yellow flowers make me smile. Dad wouldn’t plant them in the front yard like I requested back then. However, in later years, he always planted a row of sunflowers at the edge of his vegetable garden right up until his last summer. This year,… Continue reading A Growing Tribute

A Dad’s Words at his Daughter’s Wedding

I know that you are all anxious to get on with the night, but I am not a man of few words. First, I wanted to tell you that Rita and I have been married just short of 35 years. And, for all but the shortest time, somewhere near the beginning, things have been wonderful… Continue reading A Dad’s Words at his Daughter’s Wedding

A Mom’s Words at her Daughter’s Wedding

It’s been a busy week leading up to my daughter’s wedding. To keep the blog posting easy this week-end, let me share my speech for her wedding: I can’t believe this day is here. There’s so much love and joy surrounding the two of you. Congratulations! But, this almost didn’t happen. Giselle had given up… Continue reading A Mom’s Words at her Daughter’s Wedding

To Everything There Is A Season…

Life is busy. Glancing around my home the other day, I noticed a few things out of place. Two brilliant red hearts still hung from the kitchen ceiling. They were displayed there for Valentine’s Day. Another Valentine’s Day decoration, a heart-shaped bunch of flowers remains in the foyer. A Christmas ornament was found hanging on a plant.… Continue reading To Everything There Is A Season…

Home Sweet Home!

Our family slowly split up in separate vehicles and left the family gathering about ten minutes from our childhood South-Western Ontario town. As we approached Wallaceburg, I turned to my husband, Guy. I asked, “Can we drive by my childhood home? We have to!” We made two turns off of the main highway. I pointed… Continue reading Home Sweet Home!

Sentimental Gardening!

May 2-4 week-end is a three-day week-end surrounding  Queen Victoria’s birthday. 2-4 refers to the May 24th birthday of the Queen, as well as a case of 24 bottles of beer. Fireworks and drinking are known ways to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and to kick off the start of summer camping. May 2-4 week-end is also regarded… Continue reading Sentimental Gardening!

Two Super Heroes!

It’s Nurses’ Week here in Canada. There’s a saying: “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse!” Nursing isn’t easy a lot of the time. In fact, it’s tough. But, nurses are tougher. If you weren’t tough when you entered nursing school, you were molded  into a nurse with stamina by… Continue reading Two Super Heroes!