Monthly Archives: October, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Of course my werewolf name has to start with Ancient.  Stupid game 😂

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If You’re Still Getting Ready for Trick or Treaters…

Or, don’t be a psychopathic party pooper!  Uh, oh, what are you giving out?  (Almost always chocolate at my house, you know, in case there are leftovers!)

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Me and JP, Conversations with a 6 Year Old…

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I’ve really been having grandchildren withdrawal symptoms lately!  JP is in all day kindergarten now and does martial arts twice a week so we asked if we could pick him up after school Friday and have him overnight.

We had such fun playing games and watching cartoons, the requisite mac and cheese dinner and hearing jokes that only a kindergartener could appreciate!

Saturday morning he kind of strummed Papa’s guitar and sang a song he says he made up himself.  If this is a real song from some television show, I don’t know it.  And looking up “curious boys” online took me to places I didn’t want to go!  Don’t look, just take my word for it!!

I asked him to sing it again so I could get the words down perfectly.   He still cracks me up and I love him to pieces!

Once there was a curious boy

He wanted to know what the world was about

He asked his mom, he asked his dad,

And they had no clue!

This was a very short song but it stops right now!

Yay, Yay, it’s Saturday…

I so need this squirrel in my yard!!

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The Titanic Cemetery…

 

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Congrats to dear Peter from Peter’s Pondering for guessing that this is a picture of  Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in particular, the section of the cemetery where more than 100 victims of the Titanic disaster were buried.  Which is why, sadly, all of the granite headstones that were provided by the shipping company, whether there is a name or only a number, bear the date April 15, 1912.  Fairview is only one of three Canadian cemeteries where Titanic victims were taken.  There are 29 others buried at Mt. Olivet and the Baron de Hirsch Cemeteries, also in Halifax.

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We visited Fairview on our tour of Halifax and it was heartbreaking to hear stories about some of the people and families who died.  Larger markers like the one below were paid for by individual families.  I particularly liked the poetic phraseology on this headstone.

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There is also a sweet tribute to all the children that perished that day, paid for by crew of the Mckay-Bennett, a small ship that retrieved many of the bodies, including a small child who remained unclaimed and unidentified, victim number 4.  By 2011, DNA testing of the unclaimed remains buried here identified victim number 4 as 19 month old Sidney Leslie Goodwin whose family perished on the voyage.  A plaque with his information was added, though the headstone was unchanged in memory of all the children who did not survive the ill-fated trip.

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And I must give an Honorable Mention to the always romantic Drew from The Lonely Author who was actually correct in identifying the picture as a cemetery and, more specifically, somewhere he would not be picking up a date!  But, you know, lonely, perhaps wealthy, grieving widow in need of comfort?  Maybe he will want to rethink his answer!