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    Gloria and Bob in new snowsuits

    For Christmas 1958, my brother and I each got a new snowsuit. Mine was red and made swishing sounds when I walked. I don’t think Bob wore a snowsuit; he preferred a jacket with snow pants. Money was very tight,…

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    Me, Neil and the horses

    My lifelong dream has been to sit on a horse—maybe even ride one a little. So, here I am at the age of almost 76, and Neil is making it happen for me. He searched the Ottawa Valley and finally,…

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    Some thoughts about me…

    My father told me I couldn’t go to university because I was just going to get married and have children. My (first) husband told me I’d never be anything without him. My divorce lawyer told me I would never again…

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    Angie’s 39th Birthday

    As always, we had a family birthday party at our house. I could hardly believe that my little girl was 39 years old–but the pictures don’t lie! The whole family was there… Austin, Angie and Lindsay Jenn, Neil and Ashleigh…

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    Pop and his computers

    Pop was a pioneer in the area of computers. Not only did he build his first computer from a big box of electronic this-and-that, but he also programmed in Dos, C++, and Fortran. Nan never had to wonder where Pop…

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    When I was slim

    There is not much to say about this photo; it speaks for itself. In the old days, I could eat whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted, and never gain an ounce. Wow, has my metabolic rate ever changed!!

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    Neil and Fluffy

    Neil loved Fluffy, no doubt about that! Fluffy joined our family around 1980. We bought him at a local pet shop, but I’m pretty sure he was a puppy mill dog. We didn’t know about puppy mills at the time,…

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    Nanny’s 86th Birthday

    It was October 31, 2015. We didn’t know at the time, but this was to be Nanny’s last birthday. I made her favourite meal, put her “best” tablecloth on the table, and bought her favourite dessert–a chocolate “baby cake.” We…

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    The Pandemic of 2020-21: COVID 19 Coronavirus

    “And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some…