Our Journey Helping Those In Need Throughout North America
How these years are flying by! We have been so blessed to enjoy each other even more than we did when we were young and reckless… Thankful to have our daughter and son and family live nearby and enjoy the daughter-in-law and grandchildren who live here as well. Retirement has been good to us until now – we would love to go back to Texas for a visit, but the way the dollar is going, and the cost of everything going up, it may not be feasible. Even the cost of a trip to Kelowna has over doubled in the last year. Who would have ever thought the Canadian economy could take such a dive under our present Federal government!!! It is a crying shame!
I figured it was time to drop my dear friend in Texas, Ollie Ann Baker, a note on the computer to say Hi and wish her a Happy Easter (albeit early) – for some reason I just wanted to talk to her. There was no answer at her home and a short while later, we received an e-mail from her son, Lauris, that his Dad, Kenny Baker (as he was known), had passed away on Tuesday, March 12th! He told me where to find the obituary if we would like to see it. Of course, we were interested in seeing it, as there is no way we could be there for the funeral and we had grown very fond of the family. Their oldest son, Linvel Baker, is the Pastor of the Church of Christ which we attended when we were at Camp of the Hills for several winters. Talk about being welcomed with open arms – their whole congregation became family to us in a very short time, embracing us as family!
When Pierre Elliot Trudeau became Prime Minister in 1968, I was attending Business College in Regina. Trudeau-mania was the order of the day, but I could NEVER UNDERSTAND what the hype was about! I recall seeing him in the Park one day with an entourage and a bunch of screaming young people trying to get close and touch him. Now, it if had been Elvis Presley, I could see it, but there was absolutely NO APPEAL in Pierre Trudeau, in my view, in any way, shape or form! Not in looks, not in manner, not in political potential - in no way at all was he appealing!
It was time for me to do my “sisterly duty” this past week. My sister was moving from a Senior Duplex in Churchbridge to a Senior Condo in Yorkton. Our brother, Paul, had been helping her out, but time was running out for the move. I had a very nice trip (with company) – Conway Twitty singing all his best songs on the first stretch from P.A. to Dafoe, and then Johnny Cash from Dafoe to Churchbridge! Wonderful old music! Hard to believe they are both gone! When I was much younger, I was definitely NOT “country” – it was Rock and Roll for me and my friends, but I have grown to love it over the years!
I guess we “winter festival-ed ourselves out” over the past years when we were involved with the various events and the clubs we belonged to. John and our son participated in the Beard Derby for many years, but just cannot seem to get interested anymore. It is good to know that it is still going on in full swing and people are enjoying themselves in all the various activities!