Friday, February 1, 2008

Whatzzzz UP!!

Good Lord, it's Feb. already! Where does the time go?? My sister, Roxanne, sent me some very old pictures of our family right back from around 1942. I wasn't born yet of course, but some of the pictures were a few years younger!!! They went up to about the 60's era. Great fun to look at them and zoom in and get a closer look at how young we all were. Even the background with the old wild florel wallpaper and those old couches. The buggy's as they were called then, now called baby carriages, were old with big wheels, not to mention the old cars in the background. We were all dressed so well, and our Mom aways dressed so pretty with lovely clothes and hats. Some were of us all camping and Dad standing in a bathing suit, and what a terrific build he had.

left to right: This is Dorothy, my cousin, that grew up to be a nurse. She was always so pretty.
Mike my brother, who had flaming red hair as I did, inherited from our maternial grandmother is now retired.Mom, was beautiful, very gentle and a very loving mother. She's holding me, all wrapped up and snuggly. Irene is my aunt,who I often mention on here. She and I were very close growing up and still remain that way. We've had lots of fun through the years.

More family pictures. Thats my brother and my Father, both Policemen.

My brother Mike, John (now deceased) and my loving sister Roxanne, and myself.

Okay, enough of these old pictures for now!

Thanks to all you who are sending me messages on this Blog. It's amazing who I hear from and also encourage me to keep it up. It's so much fun to hear from you and so appreciated.

Today, we went to our Doctor in Horseshoe Bay. What a fantastic fellow he is. He looks like a hippie with long hair in pony tail and old plaid workshirts outside his jeans. But he's great and also has such a warm and caring personality. What doctor give's a warm and caring hug, when you leave his office. He's very genuine and so very likable. Tom had to get a form signed for his driver's licence, now that he's turning 80 on Feb. 9th. He past the test and all is well with his health. Tom sure doesn't look his age, and I'm so proud of him. He's just a joy to be with!

Wow....a mosquito, just landed on my screen!!! Can summer be on it's way or did he hitch a ride in our suitcase from Hawaii???

I see on the weather that Ontario is getting hit hard with weather today. I hope everyone is home safe and sound. I worry about my grandson who is 18 and now driving and it being Friday night know how kids are. You just never stop worrying for the rest of your life, if either a parent or grandparent if all is well.

On the way home from the doctor's we went to the Library to return my unread books and was told that all the books I had ordered on hold, came in at once!!! OHHHH noooo, how will I read them all??? Here's the list I have just a couple of weeks to read!

1. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory (Saw a girl very engrossed in this book on the cruise. I asked if it was good and she said "VERY!" So, I had to have that one!

2. The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly. This one I read a review about and I love stories about life in a prison in 3rd world countries. Looks good!!

3.The Assassin's Song by M.G. Vassanji. A sort of saga from a two time Giller Prize winner, that I've read his books before and enjoyed. So, had to grab this one too!

4. Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig. I thought it might be interesting, as I loved Gone With the Wind. So, it went into my book bag also.

5./Sacred Games, by Vikram Chandra. This is a big, thick book!! The description of the book in the fly, sounded really good, and for some reason, I seem drawn to these books about India lately. Always such a different and astonishing and poverished life they have and so much crookness always going on!

6.Rush Home Road, by Lori Lansens. This just said 'National Bestseller" and also looked interesting, so it was the last one to fill up my bag with no more room to spare.

I'd love to go to the movie tomorrow to see No Country for Old Men, or something like that! I hear it's a sit on the edge of your seat movie and very good! So many things to do and not enough time to do it!!! Then Survivor and some good programs start...oh nooo!!

Monday, my diet starts, and I'm going to join the fitness center with a trainer and also do laps at the pool and so, now that I've told everyone about this rather late resolution for the year, I better do good, eh? I hope to go at least 3 times a week! So, give me some encouragement or give me hell if I don't report that I've done good on what I said I'd do!!!

Well, I've got some reading to do, and the cat is bugging me to come and have a bath!! He has a schedule and I'm lousing it up, I think!

Picture of the day: This is my Moms family in order of age, however, there are three other children missing from the picture. One had died as a baby. The other two just weren't there, at the time I guess. My Grandfather and Grandmother and my Mom and one of my missing uncles, were born in Ireland. My mom is the third one in from the back. My Grandfather died when I was two and honestly, I have one memory of him even at that young age. I can't remember what we had for breakfast, but I remember that!!!


  1. Great photos eh? I don't have that last one. Not even sure if I've ever seen it!
    YES!! GO to see 'No Country for Old Men'!!! It's sooooo good. Violent...but very well done!'s one of those edge of your seat thrillers. The actor who played the 'villain' received a Screen Actors award this week for his performance. I understand why!
    We did get snow, and rain, and sleet. But it really wasn't as bad as the forecast. Just winter.
    Love you
    Sam xoxo

  2. Great blog today Kid! Love seeing the old pictures.

    When Mom came over, she came with Baby Jack, Gladys, Sam, and Alf, so there were actually 4 children born in Ireland and imagine, she came across the ocean (I've forgotten the name of the ship now) but all alone with 4 children because Dad was already here in Ontario working.

    There's a picture around of all of them which was taken just before the voyage; I'll try and find it.

    Love ya!

    Auntie I

  3. Just wanted to let you know I'm enjoying your blog immensley, the pictures are great too. I don't think I've ever seen the pictures that Roxanne sent before, one day I'll have to ask her if I could see all her old pictures,probably she'll have lots I haven't seen before.
    I'm keeping a list of all these books you've read or are going to read, maybe someday I'll get to the library and pick up a few.
    Good luck with your new fitness routine coming up.
    You make me tired just reading all the stuff you'll be doing, I have trouble just doing a few minutes on the treadmill each night.
    Love you,
    Auntie C.


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