Happy Mother’s Day

It’s a wonderful thing to have a mother – you wouldn’t be here without her. And yet I can think of at least a couple of people who have difficult relationships with their mothers. In fact, I can think of one person who had to take control of life and move out of home far…

88 years young

Mom is 88 today – here’s a picture of her and her brother (with the mustache) and her sisters along with Ray who is married to Joyce (they have hatts on). I’ve often wondered what it is like to come from a big family. Mom is a piano player, can sew, can cook, can organize…

To the big smoke

Ever wonder why Toronto is called the big smoke? Here’s what I found: “The Big Smoke was first used by Australian writer Alan Rayburn and popularized by Canadian journalist Alan Fotheringham. Fotheringham used the nickname to¬†depict Toronto as a city with a giant reputation and nothing to show for it.¬†“ Okay – well that’s one…