Rural Alberta

When you drive into Camrose it welcomes you to the City of Camrose. I might raise a question… it seems more like a town when you close shops on Monday. Doesn’t it? I mean that’s the pattern in rural Canada – closed on Sundays and Mondays. So while they may meet the population requirements to…

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…