Squirrels and kayaks

Summer is racing along – well that’s how I feel. Can’t believe that we are almost halfway through August. Philip announced just over two weeks until the kids return to school. Not that they’re anxious! I notice as the apples ripen in our tree the squirrel is more interested in coming by, biting off the…

A life well lived – Bob!

Sunday evening we discovered that earlier in the week Bob Simper had gone on to his heavenly reward at the age of 93. I remember calling him on his 85th birthday from Toronto and hearing that same energy and love that permeated all his conversations. Bob had this gift, it isn’t common but it was…

Cats vs Dogs

When we moved to Hamilton in 1965 the folks who had lived in the house before us had been feeding a stray cat. So the cat wasn’t long after we arrived in trying to see if we would be friendly too. I had never had a cat or for that matter had much to do…