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He’s THREE

Fitz Waters is now 3!  Sorry, no pictures….but he’s as cute as they come.  He’s all boy!  He loves cars and trucks and making the roaring sound of the engines.  He can do “be do, be do, be do” if the truck is backing up.

He seems to love telling me about his cars and trucks and he’s not prone to whisper.

He loves lining up his cars – he’ll put them in long lines and then move them one by one by one along “the road”.

Fitz loves his sisters, his Mom and Dad and his grandparents.  When we do a video call he loves to get close to the screen and tell us what he’s doing.  When we called yesterday to say happy birthday he was eating berries and watch CARS 3.

We live too far away but maybe not forever.

It’s wonderful being a grandpa!!

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Ted and Beth turn 5

It seems remarkable to me that Ted and Beth, often referred to as the twins, are now 5 years of age.  We regret that they live so far away and we don’t get to see them too often, but thankfully technology helps close the gap a bit.  I will be in NL in early April so I get to see them, but it is still too far for our liking!

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The birthday party took place at Gail and Jeff’s home so that is delightful for them. Ted and Beth were all dressed up – and of course, if you are 5 and you have a birthday you need to get presents.

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And speaking of family…here’s me with Leanne and Catherine for a family portrait. The old black and white photo makes it seem like 50 years ago…and in fact it it! 1969!!

What is odd to me is that I can remember the photo being taken like it was yesterday. I remember Cath being upset, Leanne was a little trooper and I was hot!!  The photo lamps made the room feel like the tropics.  Hardly seems like it could be 50 years, but it is!

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My little sister turns 50

Happy birthday Catherine. I think I’m one of the few people who call her that. Most know her as and call her, Cathi.  As a young teen, she decided that if she was going to be Cathi they it would be with an i…not a y.

I was with my Nann933874711017af774a20c973663c8eb2y and my uncle Jim (who is 18 months older than me) when Catherine was born. There was no phone at the cottage (nor television, nor if you can believe it did we have central heating/AC or in the early days electricity.  In fact we didn’t even have access to the internet.  So to get to the phone we had to take the boat across to Morrison’s which was the general store.  The phone was on the store wall – it was wooden, had a crank on the side to call the operator and you spoke into the microphone which was attached to the front of the phone.

It was on this phone that I heard the news that I had another sister.

Dad was on the phone to tell me the news and let me know that Mom was doing well. It was a couple of weeks before I got home to see my baby sister.  So to now know she’s 50 makes me feel, well, old.

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Yesterday was a party to celebrate her 50th year and it was great to be in attendance.

Happy birthday Catherine Margaret – it is great to be your brother!

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