HAVE ALWAYS LIKED THE ARCHITECTURE OF OLD CHURCH'S
Sunday turned out to be a very long day both mentally & physically. By the time I got home Sunday night I had put in 15 hours with the mobility van. All day my mind kept returning to the tragic news about fellow RVing
bloggers, MARGIE & BRUCE. It was a day of quiet reflection & it was a day I will remember for a very long time.
My Sunday travels took me through 3 small Ontario towns I had never seen before. Teeswater, Formosa & Belmore. I had a 2 hour wait in Formosa while a lady I had transported there attended a large Community Center turkey dinner. I was invited to stay but by the looks of all the cars in the parking lot I could never have entered that building with so many people in it. I had spotted what appeared to be a large stone Church perched high atop a hill while approaching Formosa earlier & knew there would be a parking lot there, so that is where I headed to spend my wait time. I had
brought my cameras with me so ended up taking a few pics of the architecturally beautiful old stone Church. I like old buildings like that & always marvel at the pride of craftsmanship that went into those large works of art many years ago. This Church dated back to 1876.
A QUIET PLACE TO SPEND A COUPLE HOURS
I had taken our newer laptop computer with me Sunday & it was the first time I used the new version of Live Writer to do a blog post. I still prefer the older LW format but I managed to figure it out OK & I guess the sooner I get using it in a few weeks the more I will get used to it.
October 19th for the past 31 years has always marked a very special day for me. It marked an abrupt turning point in my life & I blogged about that sudden change of direction a year ago. You can read my post here...A TURNING POINT IN MY LIFE
Looks like our nice Autumn weather will continue to hold for a few more days which is a bonus. Noticed Sunday that a lot of the
Autumn leaves are beginning to come off the trees along the forest lines in the country. We will soon be into the cold, wet, & drab gray days of early winter. I have always considered November to be the most depressing month of the year. Big winds come in across the Great Lakes making for exceptionally foul weather. Some of you may remember Gordon Lightfoot's song, 'The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald' & remember the line, 'With the Gales of November remembered.' For the rest of the lyrics to that song go here....WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD
I will be off early Tuesday morning for Sarnia Ontario to have brake recall work done on the Motor Home. This is the Workhorse site telling about that recall in case you have a Workhorse Chassis...WORKHORSE RECALL NOTICE & the CARRIER TRUCK CENTER in Sarnia is doing the work. Said they have 8 coaches lined up to eventually do & ours will be the first. I'm a little apprehensive about that because the service manager said they have never done this kind of recall before.
And we welcome our latest blog supporter, Ellen. Nice to have you aboard:))
How many of you fellas still have your Teddy Bears out there? I do:)) As a little boy I hung out with my 3 favorite Pals Nancy, Panda Bear, & Punkin Head. Nancy was a small doll with a blue dress & Panda was a big pink & white bear. Punkin was the head honcho. Nancy & Panda are long gone now but I still have my Punkin Head. Punkin stayed in my bedroom at my Mother's house long after I was gone out into the world. At some point he was moved from the house out to an old green barn we had behind our place where he stayed for a countless number of years in quiet seclusion. In 2004 the task of emptying my Mother's huge house became a big job set aside for Kelly & I. The barn had to be cleaned out as well & that is where I found my old Pal, Punkin Head. He was a little worse for wear than I remembered him as a kid, but then again age hasn't really treated any of us too kindly has it:(( I brought him home that day & he has resided on the top shelf of my bedroom closet ever since, warm & safe. Today, while rooting through some things to take south I spotted my little Pal just sitting back relaxing. I brought him down from the shelf & as we sat on the edge of my bed we shared some old memories. We sure were the best of Pals those oh so many, many, years ago & we are still the best of Pals to this very day:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A guy says to his friend, "Guess how many coins I have in my pocket." The friends says, "If I guess right, will you give me one of them?" The first guys says, "If you guess right, I'll give you both of them!"
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