Daily Quote: November 24, 2020

If you want the present to be different from the past,
study the past.

~ Baruch Spinoza (Dutch – Philosopher /November 24, 1632 – February 21, 1677)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*While some areas are in lock down, I went shopping with my sister to find a dress for my youngest son’s upcoming wedding. In London Ontario there are still many places you can try on clothes. The staff very carefully clean the dressing areas after each customer. David’s Bridal Store is one of them. I was treated almost royally and even with my modest budget was able to find a beautiful blue formal dress on sale for under $150. We’re hoping the restrictions don’t become more stringent in our area and that the December 12th wedding still goes ahead in the chosen venue.

*I really enjoyed shopping yesterday, something I haven’t really done since we’ve been home from Texas in March. There were very little people in the malls and the sales staff was very welcoming. I couldn’t get over all the “Black Friday Sales”. I actually found jeans at Reitman’s for only $29; slippers at Suzy Shier’s for only $10 and fancy earrings for only $6. Unfortunately I didn’t find dress shoes that fit my size 6 DD feet. I’ll have to check out the Ovation Shoes Premium Outlet in Strathroy ON to see if they have any.

Daily Quote: November 23, 2020

You know, as photographers, we do pictures, and people either like them or they hate them.

~ Peter Lindbergh (German – Photographer / November 23, 1944 – September 3, 2019

Holidays and Celebrations:

Daily Quote: November 22, 2020

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

~Abigail Adams (American – First Lady / November 22, 1744 – October 28, 1818)

Holidays and Celebrations:

*Growing up Sundays were family adventure days. We would all load up into the car and either go to visit someone or go for a picnic. During the Pandemic we won’t be going to visit anyone, but the idea of going for a drive still means adventure.

Daily Quote: November 21, 2020

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

~Voltaire (French – Writer / November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778)

Holidays and Celebrations:

* Only 1 month from the darkest day of the year, the winter solstice, and for some it is already the darkest day. COVID-19 numbers continue to rise during this second wave filling emergency rooms to capacity. The Canadian/USA Boarder remains closed for at least another 30 days. Parts of Ontario (Toronto and Peel) will be entering a lock down and only essentials will be available. Christmas is already being labelled as different this year because we’ll probably be sitting alone, zooming our family, and waiting for this pandemic to end. Hope is around in the New Year as a vaccine is being developed and distribution is anticipated.


LocationTotal casesNew cases (1 day*)New cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide55,624,562No data60-day trend chart7,1541,338,100
United States12,000,041198,53760-day trend chart36,413254,320
Source: Wikipedia
LocationTotal casesNew cases (1 day*)New cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleDeaths
Worldwide55,624,562No data60-day trend chart7,1541,338,100
Canada320,7194,96260-day trend chart8,44511,334
Quebec129,6991,25960-day trend chart15,7896,774
Ontario104,3071,44060-day trend chart7,6703,501
Source: Wikipedia

Daily Quote: November 20, 2020

Admitting Error clears the Score,
And proves you Wiser than before.

~ Arthur Guiterman (American – Comedian / November 20, 1871 – January 11, 1943)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Checking on Ancestry.ca there was an update for my Paternal Grandmother, her marriage certificate for her first marriage, Unfortunately it didn’t include the annulment or any information concerning the fact that her first husband was a bigamist and had another family less than 50 miles away. Shortly after their daughter was born he was arrested, charged and served time for this crime. Two families that he had been supporting, very well, were left without support and his life was forever ruined. Cases like this make me wonder about our justice system. How did incarceration help anyone or resolve the problem, by leaving everyone in poverty? It probably would have been better if he had been forced to “Pay for his crime” by providing child support and alimony for the mothers.

Daily Quote: November 18, 2020

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth,
and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.

~ William Shenstone (English – Poet / November 18, 1714 – February 11, 1763)

Holidays and Celebrations:

  • GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems Day)

  • Only 10 turtles sitting on logs last week, with the change in the weather now there are none. Snow gently covers our yards and spreads its arms around the ponds.
  • Every time I read about a person being fired for speaking the truth I am afraid for my Southern friends and Democracy. It’s very strange to think that the head of Homeland Security can be fired because he says that there is no evidence of election conspiracy. Even stranger that a President in his Lame Duck phase can continue to make these decisions then tells the world that he almost started WWIII this past week. Perhaps Homeland Security should fire him?

Daily Quote: November 17, 2020

Success represents the 1% of your work
which results from the 99% that is called failure.

~ Soichiro Honda (Japanese – Businessman ? November 17, 1906 – August 5, 1991)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Daily Quote: November 16, 2020

Life is like a trumpet
– if you don’t put anything into it,
you don’t get anything out of it.

~ William Christopher Handy (American – Musician November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958)

Holidays and Celebrations:

  • Just one week ago I was kayaking on the Old Ausable Channel. The water was still, the high level breeze was shaking the remaining oak leaves from the tree tops and it was 22C. Today is much different. We may have a high of 3C and snow is in the forecast. Blame it on COVID-19 restrictions, cuddle up beside a fireplace with a good mystery book and turn on some blues to celebrate the birthday of self proclaimed Father of the Blues, William Christopher Handy.

Daily Quote: November 13, 2020

Don’t expect things to happen fast.
Be empathetic with the people
you are photographing.
Don’t be concerned about money.

~ Lynsey Addario (American – Photographer Born: November 13, 1973)

Holidays and Celebrations:

  • Friday the 13th is usually a big day in Port Dover Ontario as thousands of Motorcyclists converge on the small town. This year due to COVID-19 the locals in Port Dover are asking the motorcyclists to stay home. Permits aren’t being issued to venders and merchants are closing their doors. I wonder if the participants will still show up. After all this event wasn’t initiated by the local residents but instead by Hell’s Angels, who didn’t ask permission in the first place.

Daily Quote: November 12, 2020

The heyday of woman’s life is the shady side of fifty.

~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton (American – ActivistNovember 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902)

Holidays and Celebrations:

  • The extra days of warmth this November have gone. We’ve returned to the normal temperatures and coldness of November nights. Luckily there’s no snow in the immediate forecast.