Booked it ‘18

Today’s activity involves one of my favourite activities; reading. I cleaned out a couple of book storage area and had an eclectic selection of books for a charity.

Social media and a librarian friend found us all assorted spots. The geography won out and I dropped off the bag at Sherbrooke Community Centre. They were very pleased and said it will benefit the seniors.

Mission accomplished. Blog done. Onward to Little A, some baking and a sleepover! Lucky me!

Bernie

Day What?

Today is the 11th and yet I’ve put up the picture from the 12th for the In Gratitude of Kindness Advent Calendar.

It seems like I’m confused but actually I’m not. I had to do a small swap of those two dates because I hadn’t counted on a few factors. A super busy weekend, a wicked bout of insomnia and a cranky back meant I had zippo.

I had a list of recipients, a couple of lose ideas and no time or energy to create a single thing by the 11th. Total lack of advance planning!

So the toiletries have been in a shopping bag ready to go for a couple of weeks. I added jackets and sweaters from the pile of clothes that didn’t work for the immigrant family (too big) and a couple other items. I had already called to make sure these items were acceptable at the Lighthouse and off I went after work.

The guy at the intact desk was so appreciative and said everything will go to good use.

Easy and done! Just like the blog post. Good, now I need to go create tomorrow’s gifts and have a hot tub.

Bernie

ET call home

I must say that I am particularly well suited to the task for today’s task in the “In Gratitude of Kindness” Advent Calendar. Almost like I designed the Continue reading

The Sheer Irony of Day 1

The sheer irony of my first advent activity is not lost on me at all. It’s been humbling to say the least. Continue reading

Remember “T H E M”

On this date, one hundred years ago, the bells rang out across many countries. The armistice had been signed and the fighting was officially ended but not before Private George Lawrence Price was killed.

In the setting of the sun we will remember them.

He was one of “them” Continue reading

From Insomnia to the Somme

Another bout of insomnia gave me additional time to think about our bus trip tour of first world war sites in Europe during the spring of 2011. I was thinking about the stories of men who served that I wrote about in the post called the Remembrance Project 2018.

That lead me to remember the time Continue reading

Remembrance Project 2018

I try to spend some time during the first 11 days of November reading and thinking about commitment, sacrifice and freedom. There is always a story, or two, that speak to me.

I want to share a Continue reading

Cenotaph Men

This moves me. The amount of work undertaken to document the stories of the Ogema men shows such dedication. Kudos to the people behind this.

Source: Cenotaph Men

I saw these names every year on Remembrance Day as we filed by the Cenotaph. I saw the four corner posts of name places. As an adult you put it all together and it makes a story that leaves a mark on your soul.

Bernie