Friday, July 29, 2011

See Me?

While visiting auntie (on the left) I took a snap of a photo of her with my grandma and my mom (on the right). What happened here is kind of neat. Look carefully. A reflection of me appears right behind mom. My head is almost in sync with hers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


My sister Leni is taking me on a journey to Hannover today. We hope to be back by the 29th.
Her hubby is staying behind so we can just go as sisters. I'm so excited!!

Friday, July 15, 2011


 My mom"s sister Ursula has been at my side since my birth. I was born at home and she helped the midwife. In 1954 she cared for me for several months while my parents were setting up home in Canada. (SORRY photos are in reverse order.)

It was late May. We're having cake on a Sunday outing somewhere outside of Hannover.. 

March snow did not stop us from the outdoors. 

In February my aunt volunteers to care for me. My mom, on the right, is explaining some tidbits about my care before she departs to assist my dad who left months earlier.

 In 5 days I'm flying to Hannover with my sister to celebrate Ursula's 90th birthday. Auntie is very happy and so am I. She has arranged for us to stay right on site at her am amazing retirement home. This visit I think I'll fit right in. I have senior status now. But I'll need to live 25 more active years to get to her benchmark!   

Saturday, July 9, 2011


This scene shows the Toronto skyline from the window of the eye clinic where my stitches were removed on July 6th. To me it resembles paintings depicting stormy weather in the 1800's. What do you think?