This feels like a really bad way to start the new year. Both of my feet are killing me. I have been to the doctor a couple of times and all they can tell me is that I am getting old and that I am suffering from arthritis.

I have not really done much research into arthritis; eveytime I start to read I get frustrated by the lack of treatment methods and I move onto something else.

50 years I have been practicing my tennis stroke. I was so hoping to hit the perfect forehand (or backhand) before I hung up my racquet.

We have booked a cruise into the Panama Canel for February and I am going to do everything that I can to increase my mobility before we go.

"We are having a wonderful day giving out 36 lunch bags with socks to homeless downtown. Kids are really into it, taking turns sharing the holiday spirit. It’s wild how many others are doing the same. Makes my heart grow. We will hit one more shelter and head home . . and yes we are being safe!"

Have a fantastic day
Love
The Garlands

We had a quiet Christmas eve. Started a 2000 piece puzzle. Bronwen, Glenn and Eryn, and Katie, Jay, Bille, and Jackson visited Saturday for our christmas celebration. Lots of fun, noise and excitement. I hope that everybody finds as much family.

Today Carol and I will talk about going to the movies. Then we will dicover that there is nothing that we need to see, or that the theatres are closed, or that the roads are too slippery, or that we would rather do the puzzle.

Children For Sale

I have added a collection of photographs and scans to the Fairground Archives. This collection is titled Anne's Carmelcrisp and it can be accessed by either clicking this link or loading from the Fairground Archive menu item.

It is my intention to file every scan or photograph related to Anne's Carmelcrisp in this folder. Today was a good start.

Trying to put an entire Thanksgiving dinner into a meatloaf today. Carol and I were driving to Geulph when I asked Carol to DuckDuckGo the idea of putting the stuffing (good ol' Stove Top), and everything else that made sense into a Turkey meatloaf. The 1st one that came up was one by Rachael Ray - so I used this as the model. It is in the oven now.

Update: We took Turkey dinner to Bronwen's. Turkey dinner with all the fixin's was well received. The only complaint was that I did not put the cranberries right into the meatfloaf - next time.

Lets see if I can display a new photograph - not that it is a new photograph (it was taken in 1974 - not by me).

Billy Billy Billy

If you are a Canadian and you are complaining about our health system, have a good look at this letter.

Rejection Letter

I received the sad word this morning from his wife Beverly that Dave passed away yesterday. Dave and I go back quite a few years at Loblaw, our careers there being very similar but at different ends of the country. Most of my career was involved in activities in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces. Dave held important positions in British Columbia and Alberta. Although Dave and I did things very differently we were able to collaborate well and eventually place all of Loblaw under the same set of systems.

After both Dave and I retired, we would meet again in Palm Desert and talk about our days at loblaw over dinner, at the theatre, or just walking. He was the only person from Loblaw that I maintained contact with and a couple of hours with Dave meant that I was completely up to date on that organization.

Carol and Bev became friends and shared all of their experiences raising their families. Dave was particularly proud that one of his sons was a star in Silicon Valley.

A good guy gone. I will miss him. DaveAndBeverlyElving2016

The kids from Parkland were a major story all trough 2018 - from Valentines day to the mid term elections on November 6th. I have been following many of them since February. They have inspired me in many ways.

Today Carol and I received a flyer in the mail from our local Member of Parliament asking our opinion of Andrew Sheer's attempt to repeal Bill C-71. This is Canada's bill to provide reasonable background checks for those wishing to purchase firearms. I am completely in support of keeping C-71 in space and enhancing it. ParklandTutu

Eryn Visited

We kept Eryn at our place for a couple of days while Bronwen and Glenn moved into their new house.

KetchupBurger