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John & Linda Braun

Love Being Seniors...

Cheap trips for Seniors with STC is a great way to do some travelling!  My friend and I took the opportunity last week to spend a few days with my sister while the trips were $12.00 (which we understand has been extended to the full month of June as well).  She really appreciated the visit and we enjoyed the little getaway!   We made some more memories when catching the bus back home and getting caught in a mini flash flood.  Didn’t even realize rain clouds were forming as we were working on a jigsaw puzzle to pass the time, and when we went out the door to catch the 5 p.m. bus, the sky was dark as midnight!  By the time we got to the bus depot, the rain was coming down in sheets.  Sister drove up to the door of the bus depot and I grabbed a couple of my bags heading for the depot door.  There was 4 inches of water in front of the door, and a torrent of water coming down from the roof like Niagara Falls.  Twyla put her hood up, so her head didn’t get wet as she ran in, but the back of her jacket was drenched.  I had two more bags to bring in so had to brave the elements again.  By the time I got back into the depot, I was soaked from head to toe – I said I felt like a dog needing to shake the water off my head!!   The waiting room of the bus depot was full of waiting passengers, many of whom had been there since before the rain started.  I believe we were their entertainment at that point…they sure got a good laugh, and we were both laughing our fool heads off!!  Thankfully I had another warm shirt to put on but my jeans were wet almost the whole way home.  The bus driver kindly put the heat on when we complained we were cold.  In Yorkton in front of the SuperStore corner, the city workers were knee deep in water trying to clear the drains, it was that bad.

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May Long Weekend

Long weekends just do not seem to hold the same appeal as they did when we were younger…  Getting an extra day off of work, heading out to the lake or to visit family or friends, or simply getting away from the city for the weekend was something to really look forward to.  At this stage of our lives, it becomes a weekend to stay OFF of the highways, avoid lake traffic and wild parties and stay put at home.  How boring are we!  Not even a concert to go to…

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Happy Mothers Day!

This is the first year I thought of sending our granddaughter a Mother’s Day wish – thought it was appropriate seeing as she provided us with a second great-granddaughter last October.    Being on the internet together closes the miles between here and Nakusp, B.C.  and it is so special to see pictures of little Olivia, who is now 2 years old, and Zaia, 6 months.  Another generation of mothers who are the heart and soul of the home…

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Hey Its Good To Be Back Home Again…

While travelling and stopping to eat along the way, we came across a “Tidbits” paper in which I found a very interesting article containing facts which I had never heard before, and thought I would like to share them with you.  Being a product of “the 50’s and 60’s”, I was most interested to learn some facts about Paul Anka.  I had been aware that he is a Canadian who made it big in the music industry.  The songs he recorded were among the most popular of the time.  “Diana” skyrocketed to Number One on the charts making him a Teen Idol when he was only 16 years old.   I was not aware, however, that he is a songwriter inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in the U.S.A. in 1993 and into the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2008.  Did you know that the Buddy Holly hit “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” which he recorded shortly before his fatal plane crash in 1959, was written by 18 year old Paul Anka?  At 19, as well as playing the part as an army private in the film “The Longest Day”, he wrote the theme song to the hit and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song.   He wrote more than 900 songs, including Frank Sinatra’s signature tune “My Way” as well as “Fly Me to the Moon” and “I’ve Gotta be Me”,  and Tom Jones’ biggest hit “She’s a Lady”.  I have heard Elvis Presley sing “Blue Christmas” every Christmas for my whole adult life and did not realize this wonderful song was written by none other than Paul Anka!  Another interesting fact is that he has had the distinction of having a song on the Billboard charts in every decade since his 1957 debut, including singles in the Top 50 during five different decades.  He has recorded 125 albums including songs in Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Italian.    Worldwide, he has sold more than 15 million records.  At 72, he still performs on a regular basis as well as appearing on a motivational speaker circuit.   What a fantastic career!

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Missed A Few More Snow Storms…

It was hard to believe that the snow was still coming down at home almost all the time we have been in Kelowna!  And then today we learn that on the anniversary of the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri, the outskirts were hit by another tornado – thankfully with no loss of lives.  However, people were killed by tornadoes in Arkansas, and there was damage in Oklahoma and other states as well.  And so tornado season begins…   Our hearts go out to those people who have to suffer such tragedies!    

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