Francesca & Mirko at Christina’s

Francesca & Mirko at Christina’s

Francesca, Mirko and Joe at the table. Francesca and Mirko stayed at Christina and Joe’s during their visit. Joe and Caesar made sure they got out to see some of the sights around the city. After our Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday night Christina wanted to have a...
Sophia and Olivia

Sophia and Olivia

Sophia and Olivia are in Japan right now with Keiko. The girls are in school there and that is a wonderful thing as they will establish a solid connection with their heritage and culture. But we miss them terribly. Susan and I talk of them frequently and how much we...
Francesca and Mirko

Francesca and Mirko

We have had the most wonderful visit from members of Susan’s family in Italy: Francesca and Mirko. Joe, Christina and Susan and I picked them up at the airport on Sunday the 11th and we have just had a marvelous Thanksgiving dinner. So what is the connection?...
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...