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2021 – My Year in Review

posted Tuesday, January 4, 2022

by: in Boomers

We’ve managed to make it through another challenging year.  We have high hopes for 2022 but it doesn’t look too bright now. I just hope things go well for everyone. It was a kind of sad lead up to Christmas for me. My dog Suzie suddenly got sick, and I had to say goodbye to […]

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A look back at cook books and cooking traditions

posted Wednesday, December 1, 2021

by: in Boomers

There has been so much COVID news lately. Lots of it not good. I think it’s time for me to think of other things. Something that I enjoy reading (and sometimes using) are cook books. Over the years I have bought and donated many cookbooks. Right now, I have around fifty. The oldest one is […]

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Pondering the Pandemic – the good, the bad, and the costly

posted Friday, October 29, 2021

by: in Boomers

We are living in interesting times. The world is working at getting rid of COVID-19. There have been more that four and a half millions deaths world wide due to this virus, with the USA still leading the death rate. This got me thinking again to The Black Plague. When we look back at the […]

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Remembering our police officers lost in the line of duty

posted Thursday, July 22, 2021

by: in Boomers

Each time a police officer is murdered, it brings back many memories for me. It takes me back over forty years ago to a January day in 1980. Back then we didn’t have 24-hour news the way we do now. We mostly depended on the radio for up to date information. We also had a […]

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It’s finally gardening time for planting flowers and vegetables

posted Tuesday, June 1, 2021

by: in Boomers

More than a year has passed since COVID-19 raised its ugly head. It has dominated the news for so long. Hopefully as we receive the vaccine it will move further down the news list.                 Just a few little thoughts over the last year. It amused me after we were all supposed to be wearing […]

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The Year Without a Summer

posted Wednesday, May 5, 2021

by: in Boomers

With all the different weather we;ve been having over the past month, it got me thinking about the summer of 1816. I wasn’t there but my son would probably say I was (ha ha). It was called ‘the year without a summer’ and it affected a large part of Europe, eastern North America, and China. […]

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A Touch of Spring – The Mythical Month of March

posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021

by: in Boomers

March is a kind of funny month. Most years winter isn’t over yet, but it’s the month when spring begins. This year we have had some cold, but a lot of mild weather as well. It teases us with a touch of warmth, but always the chance of some more cold and snow. In 1975 […]

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Canadian Eh? Food and drink delicacies that originated in our nation

posted Friday, March 5, 2021

by: in Boomers

In Canada we are blessed with a wonderful array of food. Thanks to immigration, food can take us on a journey around the world, however there are many foods that are probably only available in Canada, or at least originated here. One of the most famous is poutine. Basically, it is French fries with some […]

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Spring Is On The Horizon – It’s A Time To Be Hopeful

posted Thursday, January 28, 2021

by: in Boomers

Here we are starting the third decade of the 21st century. On December 31, 2019 we were told about COVID 19. At that time it didn’t seem to be earth shattering. Little did we know as 2020 began, we weren’t aware of what was about to descend on us. We later found out, and by […]

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Memories of Christmas Past

posted Friday, December 18, 2020

by: in Boomers

Here we are in the last month of what has been a very interesting year. We have become familiar with social distancing, lockdowns, masks, different colours for stages of how areas are doing, and daily updates on COVID-19’s spread. This a lot of things we wish we hadn’t become familiar with, but there is a […]

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