Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Bernie

You are 58 today Bernie!
Here is one of my favorite pictures of you.

Didn't my little sisters have the biggest crush on you!!

As a matter of fact so did I, and you know what?
I still do have the biggest crush on you!!

I always liked this picture too.

I found it tonight in one of our old photo albums.

This was taken by Gary, remember, in Ottawa just before Betty and I left to go to St Catharines.

You were very important, mind you Bernie but when our family moved , well we just had to follow them and a year later you followed us!!

Hey do you remember Bernie that they welcomed you with opened arms...especially my little sisters and Mom ?

Do you remember that we used to almost live in these photo booths?
We have literally hundreds of these pictures!!
Such a good deal too.
Four for a quarter!

Ha! These are two partners in crime.
You and your best friend, Gary who just happens to be my brother.
I will be forever grateful that he brought you home one day, the first day that I met you!
It is so nice that you are still friends and you know that he never forgets your birthday and he will be phoning tomorrow.
This year our friends Felisol and the little Montreal Pilgrim Pals beat him to the draw and they even beat me to the draw!

Well when I met you , the two of you became the three of us and then when Betty came along, it was the four of us!
Always together!
Unfortunately, I have so many boxes of pictures that I just can't find the ones with us "Four Musketeers"...maybe when I find them I'll put them on another post!

Bernie, the nicest thing that you ever did for me was to take me back to my beloved Manitoba for a visit FIVE times!
Remember that you said you were not speeding?
Well, my dear, I took this picture of your speedometer and here is your proof!!
You surely were a little heavy on the foot, eh?
Or I should have said, in the case of a motorcycle that you were heavy on the hand!

We were just starting out from home in this picture.

Bernie, I think Betty took this picture just before we hit the highways on our way west!

You just think you are the coolest thing, eh sitting on that motorcycle?

Bernie, I will never forget the day when we drove out of Ontario and finally reached Manitoba!
Do you remember how I started to sob and you were no help at all in the situation because when I looked at you, YOU were crying too!!
"What's the matter with you?"
" I don't know. I think that I am feeling so happy!
This is the first time that I have been outside of Ontario, and it is so beautiful."

Bernie, you took me right to where I used to live!
I had never been to a dance in my life but I sure felt like dancing THAT day!!
And dance, I did!!
I will ever be grateful to you for that Bernie!
It is so tragic that all of these houses are torn down now and the air force is no longer there.

Well, here is what you look like now Bernie.
You don't even look 58!
I wish though that you did!!
I am just getting so frustrated that everyone thinks that I am your mother instead of your wife!
Right now you are on the night shift working but when you get home, I hope that you will look at this post.
If I had to do it all over again, Bernie, I would still have picked you to be my soul mate!
I am so glad that you were saved in 1970, one year before we got married.
I loved you when I met you and I love you even more today...Love Terry

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Thank You Hebrews 11:1 and Little Montreal Girl!

Today on my return from the nursing home, I was met with a lovely surprise.
In my mailbox was an envelope stuffed full with little gifts.
The Lord so often sends these unexpected pleasures into our lives!
The letter was sent to me from two of Pilgrim David Fisher's little pilgrim pals, Hebrews 11:1 and his sister whom I call little Montreal girl.
This kitty was sent along from Quebec to Ontario to guard the treasure!

Inside the envelope was this rainbow with such a great promise from God.
I know what I am going to do with this little card.
I am going to print it out for my mom and dad, and I know exactly where Mom will put it.
She will hang it on the fridge where Dad will, without fail see it and read it everyday while he is eating his breakfast.
I love the promise of the little verse in Matthew where Jesus is pleading with the weary to come unto Him and He will give them rest!

I love this little card too and I must admit that the kitty is cute also!
How happy would be our lives if we were like God's creatures who never worry about the problems of life!

I really do wonder how "Hebrews 11:1" and his sister, "Praying Sens Fan In Montreal" could have known that I would have loved this picture of such pretty daffodils.
I have seen only a few this year.
There were so many that had popped up their little heads during the mild December and January that we had this year.
In February during the two weeks of ice storm, they were frozen solid!
Thank you so much my little pilgrim pals.
I will never forget your kindness!!!

"We do not always know how those little acts of kindness have left an imprint on those around us."
"We forget in the everyday bustle of our lives, to remember the little things we do are often the ones that remain unforgettable."
"Sometimes little acts of kindness can become giant deeds to the recipient and can make all the difference in the world.
And we may not even have realized what we have done."....Patricia C Behnke
Matthew 25:40...."Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Although these two little pilgrim pals have no blog site of their own, you can read their good comments on Pilgrim David's blog, "Pilgrim Scribblings".

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Visit With Aunt Marion

Yesterday just before I picked my mother up to take her to see her sister, Marion, I spotted this butterfly on my porch, so I just had to snap a picture of the lovely creature!
It is so rare that a butterfly favors us with a visit in the city!
We were surprised to see that Aunt Marion had company.
Two of her little great grandsons were there to brighten up her day a little.

Here Gramma Horton rocks her great grandchild and I think the little guy is quite enjoying the attention!

Mom and Aunt Marion are looking at old pictures and telling me which ones they want me to scan and print out for them, while the baby looks on.

There are certainly a lot of pictures!

Aunt Marion gave Mom a nice bouquet of carnations.
They are very pretty but not as pretty as my mother!

This young man is one of three grandchildren of Aunt Marion's, who is a soldier.
I put the Canadian flag up for Aunt Marion as this Monday is Victoria Day.

The picture in Aunt Marion's lap is one that was taken of one of her grandsons who was in Afghanistan.
He was fortunate to be picked to stand beside our former Prime Minister Chretien, who was over visiting the troops.

THIS picture makes me laugh!
Every Saturday morning that we go to MacDonald's, Bernie orders two senior coffees and one burnt English muffin.
The poor kids almost set the kitchen on fire every time Bernie comes in and the smoke doesn't clear for an hour!
In Bernie's own words, "This is a work of art!!"
Bernie reads "Wheels" every week but there is no way that I want to ever give up my little red car, so I tell him that he better be satisfied to just window shop!!
End of story!