Two or three years ago friends of ours mentioned a need — for a women’s shelter in Prince Albert. Both worked for the Salvation Army. That day, we met them around a bank of shelving in Costco in Sasaktoon. The years have ground forward. The background work has taken time, and probably it’s toll. This […]
From days of yore! We awaken to the smell of fresh baked pie. Carefully rolled pastry with syrupy filling. And best of all?? My son is the creator.
I was checking out some music by Jan Vayne and the Gypsy Boys. They were at a concert in Germany (?) a few years ago. A YouTube piece has some music from the concert series over the years. Four minutes of good listening.
Loved the comment by MaryAnne on yesterday’s blog entry! Normal is just a dryer setting! Well, I am feeling closer to normal. As is Jill. Today we headed out to pick up some groceries. Together. In the same car. Without a walker. The groeries were for a friend who has just come home from the […]
Well, one more of our helpers has returned home. Brenda, my wife’s sister, returned to Ontario. She came for 20 days. A sacrifice which we have greatly appreciated. From cleaning house to making meals to being a comfort and strength. Family can truly be a strong branch that keeps one going. My son, Tim, is […]
I awoke to snow on the ground. A little exercise to clean this, then off to work. Back home for a rest, then some hospital and manor visitation. Supper and a prayer meeting. These are occurences that could happen on any day. So what makes each day sacred? Simple things – like being sure our […]
Working back to full strength does take time. I’ve been warned by grandparents, peers and the younger generation to take my time. But I’m finding patience is not always my long suit. I preached on Sunday and 3/4 of the way through ran out of steam. Today I ventured to the office and did some […]
So, we arrived at the airport. No Tim. Snowstorms in Minnesota and a control tower problem in San Juan caused flights to be missed. He should arrive Sunday afternoon — 4:24 from Minneapolis.
As I write this, at 7:30 in the evening, I’m preparing to get in the car for a four hour drive. Tim’s flight arrives at 10:37 tonight. We’ll pull into the airport around 10:15 — await his arrival — climb back in the car — drive back home for 1:00. These are time I cherish. […]
Today they started the search. My wife and her sister were reminiscing about their youth. A list was soon forthcoming. As the names emerged, the wondering began. Soon they were on the internet. One name was a mutual friend whom they had not seen for a decade or two. The name popped up in an […]