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 8, 2020

You can read about it all you want,
but there is no substitute for just doing it.

~ Richard Morris (English – ClergymanSeptember 8, 1833 – May 12, 1894)


 

Holidays and Celebrations: September 8

International Literacy Day


The Tuesday after Labour Day is traditionally the first day of School in Ontario, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the schools have delayed the return date for 1 week as additional preparations are being made.  Many families have chosen the on-line option so people in areas with high speed internet may not be attending in person.

Daily Quote: September 6, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy (American – Diplomat / September 6, 1888 – November 18, 1969)

Holidays and Observances:
September 6, 2020

Read A Book Day


Camera in hand I showed up for the 2014 Gasparilla Criterium full of enthusiasm, even though the rain started almost as soon as I got there. I found the perfect spot to get great photos of the cyclists with the winding road and the fencing around the track. The cyclists would need to turn right in-front of my vantage point.

Daily Quote: September 5, 2020

For whatever a man has,
is in reality only a gift.

Christoph Martin Wieland

Celebrations: September 5

International Day of Charity

National Cheese Pizza Day

Bacon Day

World Beard Day


With all the inflated numbers and predictions I thought it was time to revisit the real numbers as per Google News:

LocationTotal casesNew cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleRecoveredDeaths
Worldwide26,622,7063,42417,717,911874,708
United States6,218,90018,8713,391,087187,698
https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-CA&gl=CA&ceid=CA%3Aen
LocationTotal casesNew cases (last 60 days)Cases per 1 million peopleRecoveredDeaths
Worldwide26,622,7063,42417,717,911874,708
Canada131,1243,453115,9269,141
Quebec63,1177,68355,7245,767
Ontario42,8343,15038,7412,811
https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-CA&gl=CA&ceid=CA%3Aen&mid=%2Fm%2F0d060g

Predictions for the USA include numbers as high as over 400,000 deaths by the end of 2020 from COVID-19.

We’ve been so lucky in Ontario. In London-Middlesex we’ve seen days without new cases. But fear of Corona Virus has mandated the use of facial masks and still has limits on the number of people permitted to gather. Churches still remain closed and School openings have been delayed.

I went to the playground with my grandson yesterday. Although the equipment hasn’t changed it’s very sad to see the loneliness in my grandson’s eyes as he is no longer permitted to mingle with the other children and must keep his distance. The public washrooms aren’t open, so small children duck behind trees to pee.

My heart breaks for all the children that are learning not to trust others, keep their distance and constantly wash their hands.

September 2020

The summer is almost over and the fall colours are about to expose themselves.

Only $50 for a 1/2 hour portrait session in the park.

Do you feel a half hour is not enough time for your family?
1 hour September “Walk in the Park” special only $80 (Regularly $100)
(Valid only in Strathroy)

Message, call or text me to book for your fall pictures:
519-318-0412

Daily Quote: August 24, 2020

Nobody ever died of laughter.
~ Max Beerbohm
(English – Actor / August 24, 1872 – May 20, 1956)


August 24 Celebrations & Holidays:

St Bartholomew

National Waffle Day


If no one ever died of laughter, why don’t we let our inner child out more? Play with abandon, Smile more often, And let those belly laughs out.

Studio Series #4 Presents Glenna Green

After finishing 19 VIA Rail round trip tours to BC, Glenna Green performed live to an intimate group at the Studio on Williams Street in London ON.  It was wonderful to see my old friend again.  We worked midnight shift together 38 years ago at CPC, London Mail Processing Plant.  Glenna’s performance was excellent as she drew on personal experiences to share with the small group.  Glenna’s voice is “as sweet as sugar” and “as smooth as silk”.  It was wonderful to hear a combination of oldies and originals.

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My favorite Glenna Green original works include: The Batfish Boy and Smokers on the Train

 

Daily Quote: September 12

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There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.
~ Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900)


Video Games Day – September 12

Also my oldest grandson’s 8th birthday.  Of course his favorite past time  is playing video games or watching YouTube videos of others playing video games.  I’m certain part of his day will include sitting in front of a screen.

One of his battles is epilepsy, absent seizures, (he calls them glitches) that his teacher and peers thought were behaviour issues, lack of attention, lack of comprehension, inability to control his bladder.  Getting a diagnosis was a long, frustrating and difficult task, during which he lost grade 1.  Once diagnosed, the treatment (a daily dose of foul tasting medication) has lead to no seizures in 15 months. The type of epilepsy he deals with he will probably outgrow, but the stigma of the seizures label a child.  Luckily his grade 1 teacher got transferred and the grade 2 teacher only met a wonderful attentive brilliant child.

He is a wonderful happy child who gets along well with others.  His parents are loving and kind, always looking out for his best interests.  He is blessed to still have 2 sets of grandparents to love him and watch over him.  As you can tell he has stolen my heart.