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John & Linda Braun

BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!

What a wonderful gift for Christmas – a beautiful baby great grandson, born in Prince Albert Hospital this past week!  He is absolutely the sweetest little bundle of joy ever!  He is a real little cutie! (contrary to our sister-in-law’s belief that all newborns look like “little lizards” and that apparently included her three).  His  name is Xavier.  This will be a Christmas to remember!

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SPECIAL ENCOUNTER IN VALUE VILLAGE, SASKATOON

We were in Saskatoon and had some time to kill before my doctor appointment. Value Village is very nearby and I suggested we could pass our time there. As I was wandering around, I came across a fairly young couple with two children, obviously newcomers to Canada. The lady stopped me and asked, in very good English, if the leather jacket she was holding in her hands would be suitable for her husband in this season. I was only too happy to stop and look at it. It seemed to have a winter lining and I said it would probably be just fine, as long as he tried it on and it fit him. I inquired about how long they had been in Canada and she replied “just a few months”. They thanked me profusely and we went on our separate ways. A little while later I came across them again, and they seemed most interested in visiting some more. She is at the University for some education, I believe, and her husband is looking after the children. The husband, after engaging in a brief conversation with me, expressed their wish to meet people and make some friends. He would like to learn better English and asked how he could meet some people in Saskatoon and become acquainted. I really wished at that point that we lived in Saskatoon, or at least had friends there who would be interested in socializing with them. We hardly know anyone there either who may be interested in having new friends from a foreign country. They are from Jordan and seemed like very nice people! I was thankful for the opportunity to just meet them. Being a new family in a foreign country must be quite a challenge. 

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS

As of the writing of this article, we are still awaiting arrival of our new grandson. Today is his Mom’s birthday and although he technically is not supposed to be “due” until December, we are certain that he could come any time, as she is very LARGE and has had contractions for over a week already. Praying he comes soon and that all is well… 

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FOOTBALL SEASON OVER FOR ROUGHRIDERS/ U.S. THANKSGIVING

Sure was a hard one to see the Saskatchewan Roughriders lose to Winnipeg – but then – someone has to win and someone has to lose! They gave them a good run for their money anyway… My next choice was Calgary – glad to see they won and they get to play against the RedBlacks on November 25th! We can recall the days when these two much younger people lived in Calgary (that’s where we met) – half of Saskatchewan had moved west and there were more Roughrider fans in the stadium than there were Calgary fans at that time! That is also where I got “cured” of attending live games. Just about everyone had a beer in their hand and when the game got really exiting, everyone stood up and cheered and the beer went flying. That was not in my comfort zone to get a beer bath and have to sit there for the rest of the game. I haven’t been to a live football game since… That’s what you call “another trip down memory lane”… 

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END OF ANOTHER MONTH! TAKING CARE OF FAMILY BUSINESS…

Not only another month, but before we know it, another year!!! Thankfully we had a bit of a reprieve in the weather, but possibly by the time this gets printed, there could be snow on the ground again. I think we have everything under control in our yard. We haven’t put up actual Christmas lights for a couple of years now but have enjoyed our LED laser lights. They are a LOT less work! 

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Wednesday January 9, 2019

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