We are not retreating~ Douglas MacArthur (American – General / January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964)
– we are advancing in another direction.
Holidays and Celebrations:
Different countries celebrate their independence and starts in different ways. Today Australia and India are both celebrating their most recent beginnings. I wonder if they will have fireworks and picnics. After all both places are now in the summer of their seasons and fireworks and picnics are always so much fun. I hope by the time we get to Canada Day, we’re able to have public gatherings again.
National Spouses Day is just a month and a day after Christmas. This special day can easily be celebrated during the continuing lock down. Snow is blanketing the ground around us today, so we’re not tempted to leave the house even if there wasn’t a lockdown.
Just a quick note about my Nursery Roommate. We were born in the same hospital on the same day and shared the same Nursery. We met up later at work and celebrated our beginnings, then became good friends. Cynthia always was kind to everyone she met. Her laughter always lit up the offices at 955 Highbury Ave. Although she would roll her eyes if she didn’t agree, I never heard her say a bad word about anyone or anything. Her love and devotion to her family were the centre of her life. Her courageous battle with cancer was lost, but her memories will live on.