Month: June 2012

Saying Goodbye

It’s one of those things; you have to have lost someone very dear to you to understand the depth of the sorrow.  There’s no one in your life like your Mom.  No one who loves to hear your little life stories, to know your triumphs and frustrations and to cheer you on relentlessly, even when you haven’t got a chance.   …

Master Plan #3,468

London has had its share of growing pains.  While farmland on its outskirts is gobbled up by builders slapping up the slums of the future, downtown has suffered from malls drawing Londoners out of the core with their huge parking lots.  It has happened in many cities this size.  Give London some credit for working on it and for having a downtown that doesn’t look like a bombed out village.  There’s a lot still going on and it’s a fun place to be.  …

Damage Control

This week a London real estate agent was charged after an RCMP investigation. It’s alleged that she deliberately sold certain homes to certain people so they could set up marijuana grow-ops.   …

If Only They Knew Me

I wasn’t feeling well when we left for Michigan on Saturday morning. I had a headache and a mildly queasy tummy.   After we stopped at the Port Huron Cracker Barrel, where I had a bland breakfast of plain oatmeal with raisins, the queasiness turned into full-blown nausea.  I spent an hour of the trip with my seat reclined, under a blanket.   If only I had taken that as a sign of what was to come! …

RIP Uncle Howard

Our trip to Europe a few years ago was important for many reasons but not the least of which was spending time with Derek’s family there.  Uncle Howard is the patriarch and a beloved one at that. He died yesterday in his 80’s.  He had just lost his sister, my mother-in-law Audrey, in April.  Family say he just sort of gave up after that.   …