Sunday, 18 November 2012

Family, Remembrance, Friends

How is everyone? Sorry for the absence. We have been over in Vancouver. We had a couple of things going on.

Nancy's family get together

Since we got my Mom all settled, we thought it would be fun to have a get-together with all my family at her new place. Great time. Had a nice dinner with everyone. We had a special toast to Mom. Many years ago, my Dad used to make Loganberry wine. We found the very last bottle of this port-like wine when Mom was moving (made in 1969). Especially great to have his hand-writing on it too! We strained it and polished up the bottle. We thought it fitting to have a toast to Mom with Dad's special wine!
 

 
Mom (Nadyne) Nancy, Mark, Susann, Julie

Me and my buddy....


Remembrance Day

Our son, Josh, organises the family to go to the Remembrance Day services at the Cloverdale (Surrey) cenotaph. Doug and I are always proud of this. When he and Teagan were little kids, we used to watch the ceremonies together, even if just on television. We talked alot about it. We are glad that it matters....

March in by our vets....


 
 
 
 
Always take 2 minutes to give thanks, please....
 
 
 
 
It is tradition to leave your own poppy at the cenotaph after the ceremonies....
 
 
Our tradition, a trip to Dublin Crossing Pub to give a toast and to warm up!!
 
 
REALLY warming up at Josh & Kathy's...
 
 
Friends return from Italy
 
Our very dearest friends, Bob & Danna, recently returned from their own adventure in Treviso, Italy (20 minute train ride from Venice). They lived in Treviso for 6 months. It was an amazing time for them. Check out their blog: http://www.dbitalianjob.blogspot.com
 
 
 
One of the many,many things they did was go to a special winery in Proseco country and bring back this bottle of rose proseco to share with us. I think it tasted all the more better because of who we shared it with!
 
Bob & Danna live on the Fraser River in New Westminster, BC. This whole area is a working river front and also has an amazing residential area. It is so interesting to watch the goings-on of this great river. Enjoy the walk!!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
Everyone should have friends like Bob & Danna. We are so very glad that they are in our lives.....  

Just some wise words from our friends, for all of us to enjoy!!
 
Cheers, til next time!!

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