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Dec.08.2013
My birthday flowers got moved to the mantel because my cat has a problem: he doesn't have that self-preservation mechanism that keeps him from eating toxic plants. But I like the picture of my messy mantel with my Dutch vase and Monet's garden. Here's a sentence from a propaganda flyer from...
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Dec.08.2013
Susan Hampshire in Tomasina... Her character was accused of being a witch. (I loved this Disney Movie when it came out. In fact,  I think I kept my brother from watching the first set by the Beatles on Ed Sullivan because the movie was on the other channel. Evil of me.) I wonder what...
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Dec.08.2013
Susan Hampshire in Tomasina... Her character was accused of being a witch. (I loved this Disney Movie when it came out. In fact,  I think I kept my brother from watching the first set by the Beatles on Ed Sullivan because the movie was on the other channel. Evil of me.) I wonder what...
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Aug.22.2013
Tennis court, Lachine. "Don't I look like Victoria Azarenka, but 9 months pregnant," That's what I said to a friend, yesterday as we prepared to play a game of tennis. I made a little WOOOO sound. Well, we weren't  PLAYING  a game, per se. Hitting  the ball back and forth is more...
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Aug.20.2013
A crushed shell casing brought home from the WWI Front. The paper is soft and so is the writing, executed in clear light pencil. It's a gentle thing. a sweet thing: a letter from the Belgian front in 1917. A young man in his early  twenties, Herbert Tucker, of Lorne Avenue in Montreal, is...
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Aug.15.2013
My son, who is here at home for my other son's wedding has travelled a lot. Last year he visited Malaysia and Singapore, where he checked out the Changi Memorial to see if there was any info about his great grandmother, Dorothy Nixon, who was a Changi civilian prisoner of war. Yesterday he asked me...
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Aug.15.2013
 (Mr. Darcy in his favourite place, the kitchen.) Not to sound cruel, but I decided that it was time Mr. Darcy, my lazy overweight yellow lab bloodhound mix got some exercise. So we took him to Rigaud Mountain, where they have some nice hiking trails. It being August, there are no bugs,...
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Aug.15.2013
A brunch at Domus in Ottawa. My son made me this grilled cheese. He is moving on to another restaurant NEXT. No, that's the name, NEXT. (Great name!) It's a catering business too. I transferred pictures from my cellphone to my laptop, because they diminish in quality when you send them by email...
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Aug.07.2013
       Sports photography, I learned yesterday, isn't easy. The players insist on making all the good plays when you aren't pointing the camera at them!   Jarry Park has changed over the past few decades, but it still offers a big bang for its sporting buck, as it were....
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Aug.02.2013
A gift from my husband.  "Come see this. You'll love what I found," said my husband the other day, pushing me out the front door toward the car in the driveway.   "What is it, now?" I replied.  My husband has this gene, this compulsion to 'garbage pick' as we kids called it...
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Aug.01.2013
    London, April 2. The Press Association said tonight that Virginia Woolf, noted British novelist, is feared by her family to have been drowned.     The other day I found the movie To the Lighthouse on YouTube and started watching it. It has Rosemary Harris and Kenneth...
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Aug.01.2013
    London, April 2. The Press Association said tonight that Virginia Woolf, noted British novelist, is feared by her family to have been drowned.     The other day I found the movie To the Lighthouse on YouTube and started watching it. It has Rosemary Harris and Kenneth...
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Jul.29.2013
    My son's wedding at Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire. If you are thinking about this venue, here are some pictures to refer to.  Funny, Prince Anne's son Peter Phillips married a girl from Pointe-Claire with a weird first name, Autumn..   I recall at the time of the wedding...
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Jul.28.2013
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Jul.27.2013
  Canadian Gothic. Black and White is not considered the best choice for the mother of the groom at a wedding, but I thought it would make me stand out from all the others with their bright bright colours. And I think it did.  I had an orange shawl too, but I left it in the car as it was...
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