A September Surprise

Many of the people I have known and loved over the years were born or died in September.  But September 13th is an extraordinary day – because the girl I was married to for over 40 years was born on this day. Happy birthday, Annette! Yes, we are still friends – but more like brother… Continue reading A September Surprise

Seventy Years Ago

Ma and me at the house I grew up in. (circa 1951)

On January 8th, seventy years ago, at precisely 10:30 in the morning, a scream of joy erupted from my tiny mouth as I gasped my first breath of life. I don’t know if I was a planned addition to the St. Andrews clan or not, but I always felt loved by my mom. My dad… Continue reading Seventy Years Ago

Birthday Greetings from LaConner

I began my day at 2:33 am, when Holly Golightly, my dog, woke me from a beautiful dream.  I was surprised that the scene of me winning a considerable lottery didn’t happen.  But my disappointment didn’t last long – because Holly’s tail was wagging like she hadn’t seen me in three weeks.  I can’t imagine… Continue reading Birthday Greetings from LaConner

Finally, I’m as old as I look…

Dentist office at Cancer Centre on Danny's 65th - finally as old as he looks!

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 signed my ‘bib’ and then they sang Happy Birthday to me! And yes, I am finally as old as I look! Hugs, Danny… Continue reading Finally, I’m as old as I look…

A Love Story

Originally published June 15, 2012 On Wednesday morning, during my shift as a volunteer at the Cancer Centre, we learned that it was Margaret’s 75th Birthday.  Margaret is a retired nurse who volunteers at the Cancer Centre on Wednesday afternoons.  Margaret and her very good friend Hilary, who is also a retired nurse, take the… Continue reading A Love Story