A Fair Lady in Fairhaven

After a short series of emails, Tom, Margaret, Norm, and I got together for an impromptu walk in the village of Fairhaven, Washington.  Norm’s wife, Gina, wasn’t able to join us because she was volunteering.  So, my gal pal, Margaret, was our ‘fair lady in Fairhaven.’ Margaret is Tom’s wife, which left Norm, and I like… Continue reading A Fair Lady in Fairhaven

Do You Believe in Magic?

Santa at Castle Fun Park

It wasn’t going to be an easy day for me to be Santa Claus because I was having a difficult time trying to smile.  But it wasn’t because I’d be alone on Christmas Day.  And it wasn’t because I was feeling sorry for myself – I always prefer to see the glass, as half-full –… Continue reading Do You Believe in Magic?

Not a creature was stirring…

Santa in the Chemo Room Dec 24 2012

Originally published on December 24, 2012 It was the morning of Christmas Eve, and once again, it didn’t feel like Christmas. It had been years since I last celebrated Christmas – but I remember it well. It was in 1983 at my parents’ place in Midland, Ontario. My family always got together to celebrate Christmas… Continue reading Not a creature was stirring…