Pets, those four-legged, furry companions, have a remarkable way of weaving their way into our hearts, filling our lives with boundless joy, unwavering affection and a sense of camaraderie that is irreplaceable. They cease to be just animals; they become cherished members of our families. They fill our homes with warmth and love, and as..
Dear Readers, One of life’s greatest joys for me is witnessing the tapestry of human existence unfurl in all its vibrant hues – the laughter, the tears, and the delightful chaos that accompanies family life. Whether through sharing, reading, or watching a video, I find solace in ordinary people navigating life’s quirks and twists during..
Dear Readers, It’s often said that the best-laid plans can go awry. We’ve all had those moments when we meticulously plan something, only to have the universe conspire against us, turning our well-intentioned schemes into uproarious adventures. Do you recall that time I set out to create the perfect camping adventure for my wide-eyed grandchildren..
I’ve been on vacation for the past couple of weeks with my daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids. We flew to Athens where we spent a couple of days before we boarded a cruise ship which took us to several Greek islands, Turkey, Croatia, and then we disembarked in Venice. It was an amazing trip and..
So, you have decided to draw up your will or update an existing one. First, I would suggest you do some research. The internet has a wealth of information on all aspects and situations dealing with wills and powers of attorney. Read as much as possible, to educate yourself about these legal matters. The more..
I wrote this article over a year ago, but I feel it needs to be repeated. This past week, a relative died who had never married, had no children and left no will. To further complicate matters, he was the only family member living in the city of Ottawa, so we knew absolutely nothing about..
School Reunions: Some people look forward to reunions and others, avoid them like the plague. I think it depends on the type of reunion that is involved, and the time in your life when it occurs. First, let’s look at secondary school reunions. Thank God, I never went to my high school homecoming, so I..
You read about horrific farm accidents involving machinery, animals and/or stupidity. Often those on the receiving end are either badly injured or worse. A little common sense could prevent many of these mishaps from occurring. Before Chuck retired, he was very safety conscious at work. Health and Safety Committee meetings were held at regular intervals,..
Those of us who are of a certain age, will be familiar with Blue Collar comedian, Jeff Foxworthy who is famous for his one-liners that always start with the words, “You might be a redneck if….”. I like his way of introducing a point, so I thought this format might work when discussing aging. Whether..
As we get older, we become more resourceful and creative when dealing with everyday life and situations. What brings about this transformation? Hearing loss, failing eyesight and poor memory skills are just a few of the circumstances that have forced us to come up with alternative ways of tackling our daily routines. While the old..