Category Archives: Memories

By the Seaside in Blue and White

Ever since our youngest son moved to a small beach town in Ontario, it’s almost like having a cottage. Every weekend we drive up to visit and enjoy life in cottage country. Simple pleasures of walking along the shore feels … Continue reading

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Last Christmas

During the holidays, I’m enjoying reminiscing about Christmases past. This first photo is from last Christmas with my new Christmas shoes. Christmas 1965, the last Christmas our family of four (Mom, dad, brother and myself) celebrated together. Little did we … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

  The only flowers you’ll see here is the pretty calico floral print in this dress I wore for Mother’s Day. I won’t be able to wear it in the summertime because of the long sleeves but it’s perfect for … Continue reading

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Winter Wardrobe

April has arrived, the weather is still cool and there’s nowhere to go. All my dance classes are canceled. So I thought I’ll put together a collection of what I wore this winter. Left – skirt from Maggie’s clothing exchange. … Continue reading

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Goodbye Summer, thanks for the memories!

All good things come to an end; saying goodbye to Summer is always a sad time for me because I’m a summer kinda girl. I love the long days and warm nights. I enjoy day trips around Southern Ontario as … Continue reading

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood

Our neighbourhood has a myriad of lovely homes, splendid for a stroll on a beautiful day. We had to stop to admire this charming house with a white picket fence. Reminds me of Mr. Roger’s song and his show I … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

It was that moment between being awake and asleep, just as you’re slipping into slumber. We heard a huge thud that shook us into being wide awake. “What was that?” I whispered to my husband who was already sound asleep. … Continue reading

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She Wore Red Velvet

Red velvet is one of my fondest childhood memories. My mom wore red velvet. This is the dress she wore in a modelling show in the 1950s. She also had beautiful matching red velvet dresses (fit and flare style) made … Continue reading

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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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