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Running up to Christmas

The days are darker and the nights colder as we head toward mid-December. I’ve been sitting in the family room skimming through pictures that we have in photo albums. It seems that photo albums, like many ofter things that were at one time regular parts of the home are becoming a thing of the past as the digital transformation makes its way into our homes.  This year, for the first time, I am turning the lights of the Christmas tree on and off using an app on my phone.

They call this the Internet of Everything – my caps – and yes it seems there is an app for almost anything.  Can I say I love this! It’s quite amazing to see what can be done.

At any rate, in line with that, we’ve ordered a few things online this year, and of course, it’s quick and easy. But we keep seeing retailers dropping by the wayside as technology continues to replace jobs, ie. self check out, self-serve and robotics!  Just ask GM workers.

But of course that’s not what Christmas is really all about… and we’ll be home this year for the celebration. I hope there’s a toy under the tree!!cof

 

 

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Fishing TV

From 29 July 2012 a fun video was done when out on a sunny summer day. Harvey, Adele, Wendy and I but of course Meghan is the star. This is a beautiful spot and it was a very lovely day!  Hard to believe it was just over 6 years ago.

I had my camera with me and picked it up just to have some fun!

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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