First off, it’s the Christmas season. Which means I start off with a different premise. This is about a gift given to us before stores had UPC codes and sales tax. Before black Friday or Boxing Day became consumer holiday madness. Prior to wrapping paper — more related to swaddling clothes and babies. Yesterday we […]
Well, the 90th birthday is actually here. December 29, 1918 my father was born. The war was just done and another on the way – just in time for my father to be eligible for service (he chose to be a conscientious objector and worked around Waskesiu, Saskatchewan for his “war service”). Our trip here […]
So, I missed days 3 and 4! Actually didn’t miss them at all! We were in Prince Albert at our daughter’s place for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. A great meal, with in-law relatives in abundance. Gift opening with fun included. Cleaning the stacks so the toilet flushes well (OK, so every holiday includes those […]
Time off with leisure in mind. Delivered some goodies to staff and elders at the church. Watched some movies. Leisurely worked with my wife around the house. Entertained a guest from Calgary. Ate meatloaf, sweet potatoe and cauliflower smothered in cheese. Not a bad day!!
There are things that are work. And there is work that is play. Today Jill, Wayne Gibson and myself held a concert. That is work that is play! The weather was cold (wind chills too low to mention). The crowd was small but appreciative. And the recording actually sounds fairly good. Company was to arrive […]
By 5:30 in the morning I was off to the church office. A few things had kept my mind whirring during the night’s sleep. By early morning I was ready to go. And go I did. A morning study time, notes of things to do left with the church secretary, visiting hours from 9:45 – […]
So, I’m watching an ad on TV. The announcement relates to an upcoming show — next Friday. Suddenly I realize that next Friday is Boxing Day. The day after Christmas. This Friday is my brother’s birthday. In between those two days we do a concert and visit our daughter in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. How can […]
Around 2:30 this afternoon the power went off. Now, we’ve had cold weather – perhaps the equipment failed. Perhaps the backup system could not handle the power outage – when the power went out there seemed to be attempt to restore power immediately. Didn’t work. Whatever the reason, I was placed into semi-darkness as I […]
Well, the day has come and gone. The church Christmas program went very well. The meal was superb, the decorations were inviting and the technical details flowed without a hitch! A total of 122 people came and enjoyed the day!
Yesterday was a bit cold. This is winter with a bite! Today I’m preparing to head to our church Christmas program. At this point the temperature is a chilly -32 with the expected high -31 (wind chill of -44). I’m expecting there will be more than a few who decide an extended drive in this […]