The torch; be yours to hold it high.

Remembrance Day has just passed and it makes me feel very reflective about all the privileges I have grown up with.  To give thanks to the  people that fought for our freedom today seems not enough. 

Luckily I have never had to experience war as it was.  Some of you have fought in the war and some of you have grown up during the war. Both Ron Blicq and Dale Watts have shared WWII memories in our blog.  Please feel free to do the same. It is our way of keeping in touch and getting  to know each other better. 

Sergeant (Ret’d) Norman Kirby (from Veterans Affairs Canada website) and virus-protection-coronavirus-woman by mohamed_hassan at Pixabay

We are engaged now in a very different war….that of fighting COVID-19.  Right now we have had some of our freedoms altered, but we know there will be an end to this enemy eventually if we all just follow some very simple fundamentals:  wash hands, wear a mask, socially distance and follow public health guidelines for other restrictions during our code red. 

Our family has recently been affected by a death due to COVID.  My husband’s uncle went into hospital for a medical condition and while there got COVID.  He was hit and died very quickly.  I hope that all of you are not affected by the virus except of course for the obvious restrictions; which we can definitely live with.  

Laura and Maddy

Now on a happy note:  Laura has returned from her maternity leave!  Hard to believe that Maddy is 1 year old already.  It doesn’t seem all that long ago that Laura was at a Heritage Group meeting and we were all able to oooh and aaah over Maddy.  So glad to have you back Laura. 

Our thanks for Alexis and Linda for “holding the fort”, while Laura was on leave. 
If any of you have any “Member News” that you would like to pass along, please send to Guy for our blog.  

Stay as safe as you can.  I hope that it won’t be too long that we can meet face to face (with or without masks) at a meeting.  I miss seeing you, socializing and learning from our speakers.  

Take care.

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  1. Thanks for posting this lovely picture of Laura and Maddy. It made my day…..happy, happy, happy!!! Welcome back, Laura.

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