Tuesday, May 6, 2008



Do you remember when you were a kid and discovering what a great thing a flashlight was! Not only could you find things lost under the bed or the couch, but it also kept those scary monsters at bay. I can remember on hot, humid, summer nights, my sister Roxanne and I would sleep on the pull out couch/bed on the enclosed porch that ran along the front of our house. We'd giggle and laugh and I'd tell her spooky stories, until the little sucky that she was, couldn't sleep without the flashlight by her side. Sometimes, we'd sneak outside, in our pajamas and barefoot, to catch fireflies in a jar, both of us leaping and jumping in the front yard, whispering to each other that we caught another one, while being quiet, while everyone else slept. When we got tired, we'd let them go and trundle quietly back to bed and fall asleep with a cool breeze blowing through the porch window's, as the night cooled, lulling us to a happy sleep.

Those same jars would be used the next day for catching bees! Do kids do that anymore? It was a fearful thing we did, knowing we could easily get stung, but the adrenalin was pouring through our bodies I suppose and the thrill of seeing how many we could get in one jar was just too much fun.

Happy Birthday Ed (Tom's Grandson) I hope the year ahead is wonderful for you and you have a wonderful birthday!

With a Great Big Cake!! Make a wish and blow out the candles and may your wishes come true!

It's also Ed and Kim's 2nd Anniversary!!

May all the years ahead be as happy together as this past year.

This is what I'm reading now, another of Wayne Johnston's book. Very good writer.

The Navigator of New York, by Wayne Johnston, is a wonderful piece of Canadian literature. This thick volume is a work of fiction but focuses on the actual event of the race to be the first person to reach the North Pole. Johnston’s writing is rich and detailed as he unravels a complex and compelling story for the reader. This is the third book I have read by this author and I have truly enjoyed each one of them. They are substantial books – they have lots of pages – but are well worth the read!

Get Well Percy T (who is in the hospital for some surgery!!) Good Luck Percy!

Picture of the day: Brad, my grandson, on the swinging bridge at Lynn Valley

Quote of the day: I'd give all wealth that years have piled,The slow result of Life's decay,To be once more a little child For one bright summer day.

About Me

My photo
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment! In love with a wonderful husband!! A Capreol Girl from 1959-1975, Belleville 1975-1985


Linda's Rambling and Other Things