Category Archives: Memories

The year there was no Christmas

Fifty years ago today, my brother Johnny was killed in a horrific car accident in Toronto, Canada. I was living in Costa Rica with my dad at the time and literally deathly sick with hepatitis (which I didn’t know I … Continue reading

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Sentimental Journey

Today is Sunday. Sentimental Journey, a song by Les Brown echos in my mind as I write this post. I heard it often growing up in a home where my mother continuously played her albums on her new portable HiFi. … Continue reading

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What I wore to the Pioneer Tower

We used to live across the river from the Pioneer Tower for 25 years. The view of this century old tower took my imagination back to the fairytale stories of my childhood and I imagined Rapunzel living in a tower … Continue reading

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What I wore to VegFest

We took a little day trip to Guelph, Ontario to VegFest on a pleasant autumn day. It was an outdoor event held at Riverside Park. It’s always more fun to go with friends and family to share the tasty experience. We … Continue reading

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Summer Magic

Summer has left us once again, but has given us many happy  memories to cherish. My BEST surprise when my daughter Jean came to visit in June. Canada Day with our grandchildren. Car shows with my family Visitors from Germany, … Continue reading

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In the Mood for Mauve

Nostalgia has a big influence on why I’m drawn to certain clothes. My bedroom was mauve when I was a teenager. I had a bedspread with mauve roses. Mauve, lavender, lilac, violet–these pale shades of purple bring back happy memories … Continue reading

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Four Generations of Fashionistas

When I count my blessings, one of my first is my dear mom! It seems like such a long time ago since I felt her loving embrace on Mother’s Day! I treasure the memories, but how I wish I could … Continue reading

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Memory Lane: 50 Year Commemoration

What a wonderful surprise I received this year. Right out of the blue Peter Hobday (a friend of my brother’s whom I had not seen since the 1960s) contacted me and sent me these photos of my brother’s band from … Continue reading

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Sailor Stripes

Stripes have a nautical summery look and remind me of a cute sailor outfit I had when I was a little girl. I bought this top with stripes while in New York City at Anthropologie. I wore it to cross … Continue reading

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Dear Summer, I miss you!

You are my favourite season and I hope to see you soon. Your warm breezes caress me. I love your long days and pleasant evenings. As soon as you return, we shall once again dance in the moonlight and enjoy … Continue reading

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