Daily Quote: October 10, 2020

From your parents you learn love and laughter
and how to put one foot before the other.
But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.

~ Helen Hayes (American – Actress / October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Mental Health Day

World Migratory Bird Day


What better way to celebrate World Mental Health and World Migratory Bird Day than a visit to Point Pelee National Park.

10.10.2020 is the date chosen by my nephew and his fiancée for their wedding. The COVID-19 pandemic second wave is producing higher numbers than seen in the first wave. The good thing is the death rate is much lower this time around.

Strict restrictions are being imposed by the Ontario Government as medical experts recommend we don’t spend Thanksgiving with anyone outside of our immediate household. Luckily the restrictions for weddings doesn’t come into effect until October 13, 2020. Weddings at organized facilities can occur. So their wedding service will have 150 people in a building designed for 500 occupants. The meal and reception will be limited to 50 people.

In preparation for the big day the Groom and his Groomsmen had a barber party where a private barber came to their house to trim beards and hair. Luckily they are in the same “inner circle of 10”. What an amazing idea. Add in a photographer and you get some amazing memories captured.

Daily Quote: October 8, 2020

Friends are the sunshine of life.

~ John Hay (American – Writer October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Sight Day

American Touch Tag Day

National Depression Screening Day (USA)


Daily Quote: October 7, 2020

Life is a sexually transmitted disease
and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.

~ R. D. Laing (Scottish – Psychologist / October 7, 1927 – August 23, 1989)

Holidays and Celebrations:

National Walk to School Day 
– First Wednesday in October

Daily Quote: October 5, 2020

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but tomorrow is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present.

~ Bil Keane (American – Cartoonist October 5, 1922 – November 8, 2011)

Holidays and Celebrations:

World Teachers’ Day

World Habitat Day


Rain, rain go away, little Debbie wants to play.

It was raining on Friday when my sister and I headed off to Point Pelee National Park for a day trip. Luckily there was no rain at Point Pelee, so we were able to walk out to the southern most point of Canada. It was very windy and quite cool, but the sun broke through the clouds. We were able to walk within less than 10′ of these little birds who were too busy looking for food to bother with us. I think they are 2 different species: a White Rumped Sandpiper and a Sanderling (the white one).