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My Aunt Helena Martens

My Aunt Helena Martens died last week too, but that was in Kelowna, BC. (I hope you don’t get depressed if I tell you this story too; besides, Gra’ma Kroeker always said that deaths come in threes in one’s own circle of acquaintances.) Aunt Helena was the middle one of Dad’s three sisters. I always […]


These Voxx Socks

Carolyn, the lady from whom I order my Miracle Tea in the southern USA, has been all excited since New Year’s about these Voxx socks that she got for her husband, and how much they have helped him. They have even put up a new website just to sell these voxx socks. I’m always curious […]


March 14, 2017, What's New! These Voxx Socks
Singing Numbers Instead of Notes

Are you musically inclined or well informed? Have you ever heard of people singing by numbers (1 to 7) instead of notes? On the MHSS weekend, we had a guest speaker from Edmonton who is a musicologist. That is, he studies and teaches the history of music. Wesley Berg also leads choirs, and plays organ […]


Work Updates

Well, the spring that came last week melted most of the snow, so I had none to shovel. I’ve resorted to doing some indoor exercises instead. But – I’m not on a consistent routine yet. As for work… I’m pushing hard to get that history book done, but I’ve been slowed down and falling behind, […]


February 21, 2017, What's New! Work Updates
Design a Valentine on Your Computer

Would you like to learn how to design a valentine on your computer? No art skills required. Just some dogged patience as you learn to use the free software. I use GIMP (Graphical Image Manipulation Program), an open-source software, which means FREE. But I couldn’t quickly find a heart shape, so I opened up Libre-Office […]


A Toonie East Indian Supper

Lest you think I had the most boring weekend you can think of, I should mention that I decided on Sunday to go attend the monthly Indo-Canadian Fellowship’s service at 5 pm, over at Westgate Alliance church. I’d been invited a number of times, but it seemed that on that first Sunday of each month, […]


Thank You Prizes

A fourth quiz answer came in, and I’ve decided not to drag it out any longer. It’s time for thank you prizes. I’ve prepared a selection of portraits of myself, assuming this would be appropriate since this quiz was about me. I will be sending it to those entrants for whom I have an email […]


January 31, 2017, What's New! Thank You Prizes
The Quiz Results Surprised Me

Remember that quiz last week about how well you know me? Hmm! Robin responded almost immediately with good answers to all the questions. Two or three answers were not the ones I had in mind, but they were actually true about me too. One other friend sent a guess at my age. That was all. […]


How Well Do You Know Me?

Most of you are longtime roses in my bouquet of friends, but I wonder how well you know me? Do you recall me writing a few weeks ago about needing to Brand myself for my new marketing ventures? The idea behind Attraction marketing is that one has to win and draw in friends and followers […]


Revised Goals & Agenda

When you have as many goals as I would like to accomplish, you sort of have to be willing to wait for some things.They will come in due time. The Mission’s history book is top priority, and I’m happy to say I’m in the layout stage, and hoping that the pace will quicken; if preparing […]




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