Just when you thought you’d seen it all! 

Seriously just when you thought you’d seen as far as the mind (not mine) could go something tops it. Then something else jumps out and grabs your attention. Before you know it the list of weird things is longer than the list of classics.  Continue reading

Traveling Library Loan

I misplaced my phone. Again. Somehow my keys and phone never seem to be where my brain thinks they are. 

Although it seems random perhaps it’s not. I’ve felt lately that reading has been a missing element in my life. I’m meandering through the original Anne of Green Gables as we watched the new series on CBC. I so enjoy Lucy Maud Montgomery’s incredible talent with words but the chase of the story isn’t there as I’ve perhaps reread them half a dozen times. 

So on my much needed break from the dungeon I wandered upstairs to the library. In two seconds the visual of four women in an old car pulled me in. Once I read the title and skimmed the synapse of the story I was hooked. 

I laughed, I cried and I pondered. I’m not advocating a traveling funeral, as I have mine planned out for here at home, but the heart of the book is really about living life to the fullest. It’s about loss and pain but also about accepting the parts that make us us. 


Now the book is going travelling. I’m sending it along to a close friend who will be instructed whom to send it to and so on. Once it returns to me I’ll return it, well used, to the library. Reading enriches our lives as does friendship so this is a win win. 

 

Bernie  

Canada 150 Park Pass — Take 1 

Well it was a bit of a bust as far as the Parks Canada Pass goes because the site of Motherwell Homestead wasn’t open. Turns out we are slightly out of season and the gates were locked which was very disappointing as I’ve wanted to see this place for quite some time. The barn was barely visible from the road but also looks outstanding. It would appear that Parks Canada could use more funding as the paint on the house is decidedly worse for wear. 


Undaunted we did some back county exploring. We stopped at a cemetery near Abernathy plus a school and church on one site. These two buildings still see some use and are in fabulous condition. 


 Our friend knows that we love old houses and stones so the next stop has both but perhaps only for a while longer. It’s in pretty bad shape and apparently hasn’t been lived in or loved for a long time. Its obvious tbough that it was built with a lot of care and attention to detail. We loved the stone placement and those front circular windows. It would have back been a beauty in its day but as it stands it’s amazing that the chimney is still there. Totally looks like the wind could toss it off. 






It was an enjoyable afternoon despite the amount of birds swirling around the old buildings and the ticks climbing around us. 

Bernie