We’ve had a very quiet day today, Remembrance Day, reflecting with Mama and Papa on all the veterans and all they’ve given up for us to live in a free country. We give our heartfelt thanks! Papa was in the army in Kingston, Ontario when he was only sixteen years old and had never been away from his family or his home. A dramatic experience but he has fond memories of his time there and often talks with Mama about it. His father, Everett, is a World War II veteran of the Canadian Army. He fought overseas in Europe and has many medals of honour which Papa has proudly mounted in a shadow box on a wall in our home.
We’re a bit sad that our cousins Myra and Lucas will be leaving tomorrow for the sunny south for the winter as we’ll miss them, our dear Auntie Blue and Uncle Clinton. Myra and Lucas are not sad; they are so excited and can hardly wait! Being so tiny (about 3 ½ pounds each) they do not like the snow and the cold like us big boys do and look forward to the warm balmy breezes blowing through the palm trees out in front of their house. We wish them safe travels; a fantastic winter and look forward to welcoming them back home in the late spring. (It seems so far away). Auntie Blue loves the shopping in the south (she’s the best shopper we know) and Uncle Clinton absolutely hates the cold so he’ll be right in his glory!
Candace is enjoying her work with a first time home buyer this weekend looking at waterfront, Steven is helping a family find a nice waterview home while Jody concentrates on investment properties. We have open houses lined up for Saturday 2-4pm at 90 Javin Hill with a large one acre lot, inviting home with huge windows galore and a 3-car garage with loft. On Sunday 2-4pm we hope you’ll drop by 125 Mount Pleasant Ave within walking distance to 2200 acre Rockwood Park. This property is “Buddy’s Best” pick in the Real Estate Guide on Saturday describing the loads of fun that can be had right within the city with trails for hiking and biking, lakes for swimming and hills for sledding providing year-round fun for the whole family including your four-legged friends! Mama’s parents use to take her here every weekend as a little girl along with aunts, uncles and cousins so she has oodles of memories and stories to share, knowing Rockwood Park first hand! We’re hoping to get up there to walk the trails, so if you see us be sure to say “hello”.