Driving Lessons

April 27th is Tell-a-Story Day. It is also what would have been my Pop’s 70th birthday. Time for another story with him. This year will be about driving lessons. I'm visiting family back in Manitoba next month, and we'll be spending a few days "at the lake", which is local lingo for staying in a cottage or... Continue Reading →

Item #3: Jumping Dog

You've probably seen one of these before: a plush, mechanical dog that walks a few steps, slowly sits down and then - WOOSH - does a backflip, lands on it's feet and starts again (occasionally, it lands on its side or head, and then just flails its legs about until you rescue it). In earlier... Continue Reading →

Item #2. Stork figurine

It was the summer of 1979. We had moved to Souris, PEI, at the beginning of July, and all of us kids were getting used to small town living. Pop worked at MacDonald Pharmacy in town - one of those stores that was much more than a drug store. In hindsight, it reminded me of... Continue Reading →

Pattern recognition

It happened while searching for something under the bathroom sink. I keep a box there with the various odds and ends that one needs or might need - hair dryer (always on top for daily use), cotton balls, various hair products. When something went astray, I was forced to pull the box out and root... Continue Reading →

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