Holidays and Celebrations: September 12
Selichot or forgiveness prayers for the community and individuals.
The day after my first son’s birthday is his son’s birthday. Luckily it’s a Saturday this year. Due to COVID-19 we’re going to follow the tradition of cake at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s with the family. Pulled Pork and buns for those who don’t eat beef and chicken strips for those who don’t eat pork.
School is finally starting next week, so we may not be able to see the grandchildren for a couple of weeks until we know if COVID-19 is in their schools.
Holidays and Celebrations on
National Grandfather’s Day
(Día del Abuelo) – Mexico
During the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve spent more time at home. Many people gardened for the first time. Others decided to do home renovations or learn a new skill. Some of us cooked more…
Return to school has now been delayed for another week by the Thames Valley District School Board, while preparations are being made for a safe return. Criticism of others for their choices has never been greater. Many think children should just be kept at home and home schooled to keep them safe. Some don’t have the ability or knowledge to teach their children at home and want them to go to school. Some can’t afford to stay home with their children as debt loads have been increasing and bills need to be paid.
Our neighbours to the south continue to see horrific demonstrations due to injustices against blacks. The latest and one of the most horrific was a man being shot in the back 7 times while in police custody. Everyone is looking for a solution. How do we eliminate racism?
Roots. Where did we come from? Everybody has their own story. The struggles or titles by our ancestors that are told from generation to generation. Some hidden skeletons in the closet that have never been acknowledged. Genetic alterations that can lead to life long challenges or something as simple as the nose on your face.
It is the only time in history where parentage is being questioned by genetic testing available for less than $100 through Ancestry.ca (or Ancestry.com in the USA).
The definition of “Status Indian” has been recently changed in Canada, so now the “Status” also is passed down by females as well as males. Finally Matriarchal societies are being remembered and recognized. After all, your mother is your mother but your father can only be proved by genetic testing.
National Peacekeeper’s Day (Canada)
National Book Lovers Day (USA)
August in John E Pearce Provincial Park and the marsh trail is lined with Black Eyed Susans highlighted by a background of Queen Anne’s Lace. Monarch butterflies glide through the air and grasshoppers flee as you walk down the path. This is one of the few Ontario Provincial Parks where there is no entrance fee or parking fee. The winding marsh trail leads to the pine grove. The Spicer Trail is lined with grass, so in the dewy August mornings I tend not to walk there without a pair of rubber boots.
Today was my sister’s birthday. Being at the trailer I was unable to upload pictures. Here’s a slideshow of us celebrating other occasions together. I hope she had a wonderful day.
National Root Beer Float Day
Passions arise from the heart. We endevour to grow our passions. We learn every thing we can about our passions. Lessons may give us the nuts and bolts of how to do something, but passion and intuition perfect the art forms.
Many flowers put all their energy into a 1 day bloom. Okra is one of these. It has beautiful yellow flowers for just 1 day. Then 5 days later the fruit is ready to pick and eat.