Life is what you make it and it can be a lot more interesting when fun, laughter and humour are major ingredients in it. My blog is my attempt to use humour to capture the fun times, the frustrating times, the sad times and the happy times that we all experience in our everyday lives.

As a wife, a mother and a grandmother, I have lots of material to work with. My husband, children and grandchildren are the main characters in these anecdotes and their names have not been changed. The guilty are exposed. Although these stories are told through the eyes of a senior, (me) I hope you can identify with and smile at many of the situations I write about, regardless of your age.  

The Curse of The Black Flies

For most people, this beautiful warm spring weather is a wonderful opportunity to clean up the yard, get flower beds ready for another glorious year of blooms and plan barbeque get togethers. But for some of us, the arrival of May has another meaning – the invasion of black flies. Every year we are blessed..

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World Book Day – April 23, 2022

World Book Day was created on April 23rd,1995 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Each year, this day is set aside to pay tribute to books and their authors by encouraging a love of reading especially in children. It is a well-known fact that spending just ten minutes a day reading and sharing stories..

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Happy Easter

When I was a kid, Easter Sunday always meant going to church in a new outfit. It might be a new hat, white gloves, shoes, a dress or any combination but it was something brand new. The custom of wearing your Easter best, which originated in Europe, honoured the coming of spring and the meaning..

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Birthdays Through The Ages

In a few days I will be having a very special birthday, at least in my eyes. Reaching the age of seventy-five seems like a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Just think about it – three quarters of a century, seven and a half decades, seventy-five years of time. Like most seniors, I don’t consider myself..

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The Cat Came Back

I introduced you in a previous blog, to our outside, garage cat, Kitty. Well, her story continues. As I mentioned before, every day Chuck would open the garage door and it was Kitty’s choice whether she explored the great outdoors or stayed inside just gazing out at the open space. Her decision was based solely..

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Driving Miss Lynda Crazy

In March, my two oldest grandchildren turn sixteen. Where did that time go? For these teens, this birthday is the most important milestone they have yet encountered. It is driver’s licence time, freedom or so they think. It is a universal fact, that parents worry about their children regardless of their ages because parenthood is..

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Family Day

Family Day was first introduced in Alberta in 1990 when the Lieutenant Governor of that province passed the Family Day Act. Over the next two decades, other provinces, at different times, adopted the holiday with Ontario implementing it in 2008. The purpose of Family Day is for people to take a break from their busy..

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A New Addition to Our Family

Last summer we spotted this scrawny, half-starved kitten, maybe four or five months old, hunting on our property. We live in the country so there is lots of room for animals to roam but I guess eventually curiosity got the better of this cat because she started circling closer to the house. Since she was..

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Happy New Year

2022 has arrived. A yearly tradition on January 1st is for everyone to reflect upon the old year, to review the good and the not so good that has happened and then to decide on what changes are needed to improve one’s life. Resolutions, plans and promises are made. After all, the new year offers..

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