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Gr’ma’s Little Brown Hope Chest

I’ve got a treat for you today! I’ll show you Gr’ma’s Little Brown Hope Chest from before she ever got married! On Sunday afternoon I took a friend home from church, and found that her Mom had contributed to a lunch for us. We enjoyed a little gift-opening session together, and then I helped her […]


You’ve got Christmas Mail!

Hey, you’ve got Christmas mail! Yes, today I have a Christmas card and a letter ready for you. Of course, you know I don’t like to piggy such gifts in emails because they can so easily be blocked by filters. That way you never get to see them at all. You don’t even know you […]


Christmas Card Making

I have Christmas card making on my mind, and parts of this big project scattered in various parts of this large main room. There is a service man coming to change the water filter this afternoon; Whoops! I’m going to have to take time to do the dishes in the sink and tidy up under […]


Banquets, etc.

I was invited to a lovely banquet on Saturday night. A mystery person had paid for my ticket, however I think I can guess who it was.:) Ah, but before I went there I stopped at a small shop in a mall across the city. My good friend, Judy Anne had tipped me off that […]


November 29, 2016, At My Place... Banquets
Tracking Down Old Style Lozenges

Last week Thursday my youngest sister, Erma, emailed and then phoned me from Ontario. She wants me to tract down an old style throat lozenge. Erma has a number of health issues, including bad knees, so she walks – when absolutely necessary, with two canes, and is on a Disability Pension. She has two little […]


Clean as a Whistle

As I had mentioned, last Tuesday I had to go to the hospital for a test or procedure. I felt no pain in the procedure, but the preparation was a bit icky. I had to drink an 8 oz. glass full of this liquid starting at 5 pm the night before, (up to 2 liters […]


November 15, 2016, At My Place... Clean as a Whistle
When Problems Gang Up

What do you do when problems gang up on you? My life is fairly laid back so I don’t have this happen very often, but I did get the feeling this past weekend, or mainly on Thursday and Friday. By Saturday I saw my emotional skies clearing again. On Thursday evening I was baking a […]


Meeting Myrtle in Retrospect

Today I’d like to tell you about meeting Myrtle in retrospect. I think we would have been great friends if we’d met at least a decade earlier. I have known of Myrtle (Harder) Bute as long as I’ve been involved with Western Tract Mission, now Impact Canada Ministries. I joined in 1999, and heard of […]


The End of Elm Tree # 1

We’ll make this a photo story showing the end of Elm tree # 1 in my front yard. This has dragged on over 4 weeks, but the end is in sight. Back in September Frank, my cousin Gary’s friend, showed up and began to cut off the smaller branches with a handsaw. Frank piled them […]


Thanksgiving on Sunday

I celebrated Thanksgiving on Sunday, as I’ve done the last number of years. I trust all you Canadians had a good Thanksgiving with your family and friends too, no matter whether you celebrated it on Sunday or yesterday, the official day on our calendars. Why do I prefer Sundays? Because that’s the day I’ve set […]




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