Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Hey! Happy Canada Day, one day early. On July 1st, Canada will turn 142 years old. The original meeting to start the confederation of Canada was held in Charlottetown, PEI, just down the street from my house. We celebrate Canada Day at a potluck party at my parents house, playing bocce and lawn darts - the illegal and very dangerous kind that you can't buy anymore! Then we'll go to a soccer game my son is playing in, and then maybe we'll try to find a spot to see the fireworks from. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate.
Great job on the voting for the Bookwords! However, as of last night, it was still tied. sigh. So, we need an odd number of people of go and vote and break that tie. Not just the odd people, you are welcome to come and vote as well, but an odd number of people, five or seven, to break the tie. See if you can manage that. thanks. Results to follow on late Wednesday or early Thursday.
In reading, I am in England, present day and my sister has just returned home after over fifty years away. We haven't talked in all that time. I've been happy here in our estate, studying moths. It should be an interesting weekend. (The Sister, by Poppy Adams)
Bobby Orr, as a twelve year old playing bantam hockey in Parry Sound, has started attracting the attention of some hockey scouts. The poor hapless Bruins are hoping to sign him before anyone else discovers him. (Searching for Bobby Orr, Stephen Brunt)