Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: December 24, 2022

Children aren’t just our future.
They’re our present.

~ Ricky Martin
American – Musician Born: December 24, 1971

Porte Ponderings:

Christmas Eve Morning and we’re all getting ready for our seasonal celebrations.

Presents are wrapped and under the tree. Baking is done and the cooking of the celebratory meal is underway.

We spend Christmas Eve with our children and grandchildren. Even though some might not be able to make it through the storm or are fighting COVID we still feel their love and are so glad they are safe. ❤

Yesterday the storm had some terrible results. 402 had a 100 car pile up. And 401 had a 50 car pile up. All roads were closed. It is a miracle that only 1 person needed to go to hospital and there were no fatalities. Our local Arena was set-up as a warming centre to help those stranded while they waited for tow trucks and to be picked up by someone.

Not so luckily a car with 5 teens flipped over on Thursday on Amiens Road, the day before the storm. 2 were pronounced dead on the scene and 3 went to hospital. My heart breaks for the parents who will have an empty place at their table or are spending hours at the hospital praying for their families.

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy holiday. ❤

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: December 12, 2022

I can tell you that
I’d rather be kissed by my dogs
than by some people I’ve known.

~ Bob Barker
American – Actor Born: December 12, 1923

Porte Ponderings:

Looking back on my Cuba Vacation there were lots of little issues, but I’d go again in a heart beat.

We’re just so spoiled in our everyday lives.

Travel can bring out the best and the worst in some of us.

Today is my youngest son’s 2nd wedding day Anniversary. Blessed with 2 more sons he now has a total of 3 beautiful boys and a wonderful wife.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: December 7, 2022

If we are to preserve culture
we must continue to create it.

~ Johan Huizinga
Dutch – Historian December 7, 1872 – February 1, 1945

Porte Ponderings:

Beat the ceremonial drums.
Play the time tested games.
Practise the traditional arts.
Dance the traditional dances.
Worship in the traditional ways.
Rebuild and restore the buildings.
Celebrate the traditional ceremonies.
Tell our children the stories of our elders.
Repeat our history lessons so we don’t repeat history.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: December 6, 2022

Ghosts, like ladies,
never speak till spoke to.

~ Richard Harris Barham
English – Comedian December 6, 1788 – June 17, 1845

Porte Ponderings:

…But cannons explode whenever lit…

Amazing December weather as we continue to bask in above normal temperatures.

Time to get all the Christmas Shopping done before the snow flies.