Tagged with remembrance

Book report #33* (2020)

The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larsen. Pub 2020 This was a leftover from vacation, and one that I don’t recall how or why it made it into my book pile, as it’s not a genre (historical war fiction) I normally go for. I have wanted to know/learn more about Winston Churchill, but I … Continue reading

Remembering Pop

It is a week of remembrances, in a month of loss, in a year of change and fear. Pop left us 10 years ago today, and like most of the recent past, it seems like both a lifetime ago and just yesterday. In a book I read recently, the main character and his friends have … Continue reading

Item #23 – painted rocks

Nearly 30 years ago, my mom began painting – first with watercolours but then in a variety of media that, in the mid-nineties, included painting on rock. She collects rocks of appropriate size and texture from the local beaches on Vancouver Island, as well as other locations that she visits in Canada and elsewhere. The … Continue reading

Book of Treasures – Grade 8

Grade 8: September to December 1979, Souris Elementary School, Souris, PE. Teacher – Mr. D. MacDonald. January to June 1980, Van Bellingham Elementary School, Winnipeg, MB. Teacher – Mrs. A. Enns. In the summer before Grade 8, we moved with my dad to Souris, PE, a tiny town in Eastern Prince Edward Island. The change … Continue reading

Red Poppies for Remembrance

This is offensive on so many levels. I get it – we should be promoting peace over war. I don’t think you’ll find any veterans who wouldn’t prefer that the wars didn’t happen at all. Similarly, there are plenty of men and women in the armed forces who sacrifice themselves for peace – Canada has … Continue reading