Christmas Polenta

Christmas Polenta

Well, we finally caught up with Joe and Christina. Once Susan was out of the hospital on Boxing Day we were invited over for dinner last night, the 28th of December. And what a dinner it was! I wrote some time ago about being at Joe’s for “Polenta on the...
Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016

Well, this has been a wild Christmas! It seems so very different from the usual slow paced relaxed holidays we are used to. It has been a whirl of people coming and going, parties, dinners, and, of course, Susan in the hospital. But I’ll get to that later. Nico...
Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

Susan and I had a treat this weekend. Flynn called us about six days ago and said that he had the girls here in Canada for about two weeks but he had a flight on the 25th and he needed a baby sitter. Keiko had stayed home in Japan and was taking a break. Well, that...
Remembrance 2016

Remembrance 2016

The Langley Cenotaph Remembrance Day 2016 Well, Grandpa is 99 now and getting very frail. He has been in Langley Lodge for a few months and it has worked out really well. He is now more active than he was at home and he has actually been gaining strength. He has his...
Ana’s Eightieth

Ana’s Eightieth

When Susan married Guido he already lived in Powell River and had gone back to Italy to find a wife. Guido had several members of his family in Powell River where there was good employment at the paper mill. At one time it was one of the largest employers in BC. They...
Nico leaves Home

Nico leaves Home

When I first met Nico he was about four years old. An now he is a man. It hardly seems possible. And this past weekend he left home. It’s good – but, in a way, it is upsetting. He has finished two years at BCIT in a surveying course. And now he is off to...
Susan’s Birthday 2016

Susan’s Birthday 2016

So Susan had a birthday again this year. She seems to do it every year. We didn’t make big deal of it this time; just family over for dinner. It was a great evening to sit outside and really enjoy the summer weather. Joe, Sam and Dominic It was a great evening...
Joe and I have an Adventure

Joe and I have an Adventure

Don’t you just love Americans? I found this card on the ground in Portland. Welcome sign at the Sumas boarder crossing. This past Saturday there was a camera show and swap meet in Portland, Oregon. When I expressed my intention to go Joe said he was going to...
Easter on Valdes 2016

Easter on Valdes 2016

It began with an e-mail from Sean that he was going over to the cottage on the Easter weekend to do some work and asked who else would like to go. It had been a long time since I had been over so I signed up. Dave said he and Cynthia would go and Gordon, Laura and...
Goodbye to Mirko & Francesca

Goodbye to Mirko & Francesca

Good things don’t last forever. Mirko and Francesca only had six days with us in Vancouver and they flew by so quickly. On Sunday Christina brought them over to our place about 1 pm for us to take them to the airport. We had a few hours to put in so we went up...
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