Finally, I’m as old as I look…

It was going to be a quiet 65th Birthday.  Nothing planned, other than going to the dentist at the Cancer Centre for an appointment. 

And while seated in the chair, Cathy and Donna sang Happy Birthday to me.

Dentist office at Cancer Centre on Danny's 65th

Dentist office at Cancer Centre on Danny’s 65th

And yes, I am finally as old as I look!





But I Couldn’t

Hi Ma,

It’s your 91st birthday today and I wanted to buy you something really special – but I couldn’t.

I was also going to send you 2 Birthday Cards – one loving and one humourous – but I couldn’t.

And I also wanted to give you a call and wish you a Happy Birthday and tell you how much I love you – but I couldn’t.

I was going to book a flight to Ontario to visit with you – but I couldn’t.

However, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about you.

I really, really miss you and love you very much.

My Ma on her 85th birthday - she passed 2 years later

My Ma on her 85th birthday – she passed 2 years later


Hugs & Kisses Forever & Ever,


PS – Say hi to Dad for me


Happy Birthday Alice

It’s Alice’s birthday today. 

Alice is my sister-in-law and I love her very much.  She saved my brother Randy’s life about a dozen years ago when they were both single.  It’s a long story but he was very sick and had been mis-diagnosed by the witch doctors in the city of Mr. and Mrs. Auga. (Mississauga, Ontario).

But Alice knew better and rushed him to the hospital where he had open-heart surgery to replace a heart valve.   I was in Toronto on business at the time and went to the hospital while he was in the operating room.  I met the surgeon who informed me that they had Randy’s heart and lungs on the table during the surgery and he wasn’t sure if Randy was going to make it – he said the next 24 hours would be crucial.  I stayed in the ICU room with Randy and spoke to him when he awoke – but he was having a difficult time staying awake.  I left his room when my sister Linda arrived and went back to my hotel in Toronto.  When I got inside my room I sat on the bed and cried. 

Randy recovered and the story had a wonderful ending – he and Alice got married.  Our family gained a new daughter – as my Ma would proudly say.  And I gained a wonderful sister.  They are celebrating their 10th Anniversary this month and going to Italy.

Happy Birthday my sweet Alice.

Hugs & Luv,


Randy & Alice (Vancouver 2013)

Randy & Alice (Vancouver 2013)