Daily Quote: March 18, 2020

No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music
and blacks another
– I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
~ Charley Pride (American – Musician Born: March 18, 1938)

Awkward Moments Day

I remember walking into my sister-in-law’s house and hearing her favorite Charlie Pride Album filling the house from the floor model stereo.  She loved his music.  So much so that when she passed away her husband the song that played as we left the funeral home was “Chrystal Chandelier”.

We had the chance to see Charlie Pride perform at the 2014 Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida.  We even paid extra to ensure we had good seats closer to the stage.  It was worth every penny to see Charlie Pride sing live.

Daily Quote: March 2, 2020

There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography are in yourself,
for what we see is what we are.
~ Ernst Haas (Austrian – PhotographerMarch 2, 1921 – September 12, 1986)

National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)

World Teen Mental Wellness Day *


Daily Quote: December 9


All children are natural actors, and I’m still a kid.
If you grow up completely, you can never be an actor.
~ Kirk Douglas (December 9, 1916)


Most importantly December 9th will be my youngest sister’s 50th Birthday.
She may be an adult, a wife, a mother of 3 adult children,
but to me she will always be the baby pointing at the camera.


Daily Quote: November 20


Admitting Error clears the Score,
And proves you Wiser than before.
~ Arthur Guiterman (November 20, 1871 – January 11, 1943)

Universal Children’s Day

Globally Organized Hug a Runner Day aka G.O.H.A.R.D.

Name Your PC Day

Peanut Butter Fudge Day

2019 – 25th Annual Garden Tour

In celebration of 25 years the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society Garden Tour was held Sunday, July 14th, 2019 from 10AM – 2PM.

All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Rural Resource Centre.

Starting at 10AM on Sunday July 14th, 2019 volunteers at the Library were selling Passports for anyone who didn’t take advantage of the $8 Passports sold prior to the date.

An amazing contribution by those who opened their yards for the community to walk through, all the volunteers, and sponsors.

  1. Glen and Ruth Campbell
    76 Pannell Lane, Strathroy

2. Sleepy Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary
395 Victoria St, Strathroy

3. Women’s Rural Resource Centre Community Garden
48 McNabe St, Strathroy ON

One of the Sponsors, Firefield Landscape Supply gave each of the tour attendees a free 1 gallon Perennial.

4. Ken & Joanne Vanderheyden
8081 Falconbridge, Mount Brydges ON

5. Willy & Evelyn Van Erp
24610 Sutherland Rd, Strathroy ON

6. Frank Sauer
425 Carroll St W, Strathroy ON

7. Cheri & Karl Loeb
2 Westgate Ave, Strathroy ON

8. Brittney & Nick Zwart
335 Beattie St, Strathroy ON

9. Sensory Park Community Garden
Adelaide Street & High Street W, Strathroy ON


A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens Tour

Annual Garden Tour of the 5 acres donated by the Cuddy Family to Fanshawe College is a bargain.  Only $5 for a tour of the gardens and to walk at your own pace after the tour.

The only downfall is that this is the only weekend that the gardens are open to the public to view.  Many of the flowers are either past their bloom (tulips, narcissus) or not yet blooming (Rose Garden).

At the end of the tour there were 2 greenhouses filled with plants for sale at excellent prices.