Saturday, November 10, 2018

We Remember

Image from cbc.ca


This year is the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the first world war, the "War to End All Wars". It didn't quite work out that way did it?
My father lost an uncle, Gordon Brotherston and a cousin, Truman Douglas as a result of that war. My father was born just before the war ended.

Dad went on to serve in the second world war himself.

Since then, conflicts have raged here and there on the other side of the world. My first husband is a veteran of these conflicts. My daughters partner is a much decorated veteran of the European conflict, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been awarded the cross of valor for saving the lives of his troupe as he put his own on the line. He has paid a big price for his service. We hope and wish he is soon healed.

On this day, we remember these brave souls


My Dad, 

Pvt. Jack Dennis
Pointing out his name on the wall of honor in Peterborough, On
With his finger on his name, he said, This Is Me.


With my siblings at the Wall of Honor unveiling

This is my Veteran. My Dad. Miss you so much


Winter?

It's a crazy blustery day around here. We had about five inches of snow overnight. It is very windy with occasional snow today. At times we are near white out. I am thankful for the wood burner. It's a good day to bake and eat chilli!

November 10 is the anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. You may recall that ship was made famous by Gordon Lightfoots song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A

On blustery days like this I think of that ship and the poor souls lost.