Daily Quote: September 28, 2020

I do not agree with what you have to say,
but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

~ Evelyn Beatrice Hall (English – Writer /September 28, 1868 – April 13, 1956)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Rabies Day

International Day for Universal Access to Information

Yom Kippur Starts

Daily Quote: September 27, 2020

I’m not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You’re as old as you feel.

Henri Frederic Amiel (Swiss – Philosopher September 27, 1821 – May 11, 1881)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Tourism Day

Daughters Day – India

Yom Kippur-Jewish Holiday (Begins tonight)

National No Excuses Day


My Grandmother always quoted the shorter version: You’re only as old as you feel. At 90 she told me that she didn’t feel or think any differently than when she was 18. Life speeds by so quickly. Her favorite decade was when she was in her 40’s. Limitations put on her because of her age must have been very frustrating. She never lost her zeal for life or her desire to live independently.

So no Excuses. Start that project today. Go for that walk. Ride a bike. Dance. Sing. Laugh. Love. Live while you can.

Daily Quote: September 26, 2020

While photographs may not lie,
liars may photograph.

Lewis Hine
(American – Documentary Photographer /September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940)

Holidays and Celebrations:

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

European Day of Languages
– European Union

Save Your Photos Day
– Last Saturday in September


Fall colours are starting to bloom across the trees showing us how beautiful letting go can be as they prepare for the cold winter.

It’s a great time to have family photos done at any of the wonderful outdoor parks. This morning I’ll be hiking through St Clair Conservation paths with my sister and our dogs. This afternoon I’ll be working at the Civic Centre Gardens in London taking family photos for a good friend and previous co-worker.

Tomorrow will be the first indoor church service at Strathroy United Church since COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in March 2020.


Lewis Hine – Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Lewis_Hine

Jump to Documentary photography – Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographerHine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing child labor laws in the United States.


Daily Quote: September 25, 2020

Some things you’ll never know,
and some things you’ll wish you never knew.

~ Eric Williams (1st Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago-Historian / September 25, 1911 – March 29, 1981)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Native American Day – USA

Save the Koala Day

Comic Book Day


Usually between Labour Day and the first day of Fall we have a killing frost. Walking with my sister and our dogs we saw this turkey running through the grass. Turkeys are usually in groups, but this one was by herself and must have been separated from her flock on this frosty early morning.

Daily Quote: September 24, 2020

I don’t need a lot of money.
Simplicity is the answer for me.

~ Linda McCartney (American – Photographer September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Maritime Day

National Cherries Jubilee Day – USA


So many thoughts today. The first is of Linda McCartney, photographer. An amazing talent who was known to put her subjects at ease she was able to photograph the greatest rock and roll groups of all times. She died of breast cancer at the age of 56. Please be certain to be screened for Breast Cancer. Early detection can lead to successful treatment.

Another thought is of National Cherries Jubilee Day. This spring I had my first cherries jubilee with my good friend, Shirley, as we went on a day trip to Progreso, Mexico. The combination of hot sweet cherries and ice cream was almost as amazing as the show for the preparation.

Daily Quote: September 21, 2020

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
~ H. G. Wells (English – Author September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946)


Holidays and Celebrations: September 21

International Day of Peace

First Day of Autumn (Northern Hemisphere)

Daily Quote: September 20, 2020

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Elizabeth Kenny Australian – Celebrity  (September 20, 1880 – November 30, 1952)

Holidays and Celebrations: September 20

Wife Appreciation Day
– Third Sunday in September

3rd and last day of Rosh Hashana 
(Jewish Observance)


As a result of higher positive cases COVID-19 restrictions have once again been increased in Ontario. Private gatherings can’t be over 25 people outside and 10 people inside. This emergency announcement was made yesterday morning leaving many people scrambling to re-evaluate their response. Our Church decided not to proceed with indoor worship services that were to start today.

John Turner, Canada’s 17th Prime Minister passed away yesterday at the age of 91.

Daily Quote: September 19, 2020

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
~ Walter Elliot (Scottish – Politician September 19, 1888 – January 8, 1958)


Holidays and Celebrations:

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

2nd day of Rosh Hashana (Jewish Observance)


Turkey Vultures are very social.  They congregate at the highest point to dry their wings and warm their bodies.  Our wonderful road kill clean up crew has had a significant resurgence in the past few years.  The Roads Department has stopped taking the carcasses off the road for disposal so the vultures have an abundant supply of food.   When in flight Turkey Vultures glide effortlessly on the air currents with their distinctive wing pattern.  Huge ugly birds invoking fears of death as they circle to find carcasses.  But as the Wildlife Conservation Commercial says even ugly animals need love.

Daily Quote: September 18, 2020

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
~ Samuel Johnson (English – Author September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784)


Holidays and Celebrations:

Cheeseburger Day

1st day of Rosh Hashana (Jewish Observance)

AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – USA

MIA Recognition Day – United States


Cheeseburger Day on a Friday.  Time to celebrate the end of the 1st school week for many.  But don’t celebrate with too many people.

COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions still apply.  Many University of Western Students celebrated too much at large gatherings.  28 university students have been confirmed to have COVID-19 in London Ontario.  The province of Ontario has re-introduced restrictions in some areas (Toronto, Ottawa and Peel) .  Gatherings have been reduced to 10 inside and 25 outside with some exceptions (school, bars, weddings).  Fines have been increased to $10,000 and will be imposed.  We’re being told the 2nd wave is here and to still be cautious, keep your distance and wear a mask.

Daily Quote: September 17, 2020

We all wish to reach a ripe old age,
but none of us are prepared to admit that we are already there.
~ Francisco de Quevedo (Spanish – WriterSeptember 17, 1580 – September 8, 1645)


Holidays and Celebrations: September 17, 2020

National Professional House Cleaners Day-USA

Constitution/Citizenship Day -USA


When is old age?  10 or 20 years from now.

What is old?  Our perspective on what is old changes as we age.  When we are 2, old is our older cousins.  When we are 10 we think it is 18. When we hit puberty old is anyone over 30.  When we hit 30 we think old starts at 50.  When we retire we think old is 80 or 90.  At 90 we think old is 110.

That being said our elderly population that require nursing home assistance have been the hardest hit during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Terrible living conditions were observed in many nursing homes when the army was called in to assist with the pandemic.  The elderly need to be given a voice and taken care of with dignity and respect.