Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Two or three years ago Ann sent away, I think to the Maritimes, for seeds for giant pumpkins. These seeds came from championship fruit and they cost her a lot – several dollars per seed. And she planted them. And since then, each year, she has saved seeds for...
Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

This past 13th of September I went out to Langley to pick up Grandpa and we went down to Stanley Park for a celebration of the Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. We went for a lunch in the Pavilion hosted by the Air Force Officers Association and then went outside...
Horsey Girl

Horsey Girl

It’s a shame that we are all so busy. As grandpa I only get echoes of what the family is doing.  But when I do it is wonderful to get caught up on the news. For instance, I heard that Sarah was interested in horses and riding  and that she had gone out to Ann’s to see...
Campani Picnic

Campani Picnic

Today we spent the afternoon in Confederation Park at the Campani Picnic. The Campani are the people from Campagna, the province south of Rome which includes Naples and the cities of the Amalfi coast. Joe was providing the music and we had a great time. We were there...
The Wine Tour

The Wine Tour

Did you know that there is wine grown in the lower mainland: wine that is not bad at all? Neither did I. And how I found this out is an interesting story I think you will enjoy. Joe and Christina belong to the Circolo Abruzzese, which is a club for people from the...