Wednesday was field trip day for the seniors at Cumberland Lodge. Their bus took them to have a fish and chip lunch at the little trailer at Comox Marina. The weather was sunny the temperature perfect and the location great. Volunteers unloaded tables and chairs and soon lunch arrived. Jean enjoyed hers. As we were eating, a guy began playing the piano which is located in the area. Soon we were all toe-tapping to Scot Joplin ragtime. His wife and son sang. An added bonus was the seniors being able to watch the kids playing in the adjacent water park. Ice-cream followed for dessert and after two hours or so it was time to re-load the bus and head for home. Judging by the smile on Jean’s face I’d say she had a good time. Wouldn’t you?‘Bye for now and God bless.
Today my aunty Jean had her 86th birthday. Above you see her holding a bouquet of flowers sent by family members in the U.K.
I took her out for lunch at the Black Fin pub in Comox where she had her favourite clam chowder soup and we shared a small pizza. She had a good time.
After lunch I took her home to have a nap. Later, I picked her up and took her to my house where 10 other friends and family came for cake and ice cream. We even had a glass of wine!!
We were together for about two hours. We loved the occasion and for Jean, it was a time for her to see old friends. I know she loved it too.
‘Bye for now and God bless.
Early on Wednesday morning good friends Don and Lynore Harrington and I set off from Comox to Halifax NS. The purpose of the flying visit was to attend the wedding of Emily Minton and Scott Mc. Queen. Emily is the daughter of other good friends Jan and Brad Minton. Emily and Scott live and work in Halifax.
En route through Calgary we met Andy and Shelley, also heading east to the wedding.
We caught up on a whole lot of "stuff" while waIting to fly out of Calgary.
Once in Halifax and at the hotel the family/ friends group snowballed quickly.
With one day between landing and wedding, a caravan of us visited Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. It was a super occasion. We men bundled into one vehicle and gabbed football, hockey, trucks etc. , while the women used another vehicle and talked quilts, wedding and grandkids.
The wedding went very well. Em looked gorgeous and her beau was handsome. They both handled the occasion so well. There was much love in the room, the dinner was great and there was some hot boogying after. I even managed to shake a leg too. Thanks Rebecca!!
We're so glad we went. Now, writing this at Calgary while waiting for the final connection home, it's great to reflect on how love really does make the world go round. (Some more pics below)
'Bye for now and God bless.
Brad and Jan, Em's parents.
Em's aunt Louise tackles her burger.
Andy and Shelley looking great.
Don about to board a corvette named Sackville. Lynore's father had served on corvettes in WW II so the tour of this ship was of special interest to her.
Lynore and Don before Bluenose II
Hi everyone..Grandson Oliver gained another belt in Tae Kwon Do on Sunday, June 04. This one was the Blue Stripe. He has a terrific instructor, Richard Dobbs and you can see the pair of them above.
Many young people went through various tests for different belt levels. Unfortunately because I got my wires crossed (easy for Grandpa to do these days!) I only got to the activities in time to see Oliver and the others presented with their new belts. However, the main thing is the kids did so well and obviously had such a good time.
Below you can see a short video of Oliver involved in one of the requirements in gaining the new belt…board breaking.
‘Bye for now and God bless.