Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 11th day of May, 2014.

Happy Mother’s Day.

It is bright and sunny here in Edmonton and I wish it to be beautiful weather for all the Mothers on our beautiful planet Earth.

I would like to say first off, thank you to my Mom.

She is no longer with us but I feel her strength in my essence every single day.

She instilled in me to have kindness and compassion to all others.

She also instilled in me to work hard and to always do the best job you can.

My grandmothers.

Unfortunately my maternal Grandmother passed when I quite young but I know she was a shy, kind, dear woman.

My paternal Grandmother was the one who taught me to love all kinds of music, to dance, to bake, to be interested in learning, to give to others and her love of jewellery and fashion.

I would say that I am no where near the “fashionista” that she was …. that is for sure.

Our Mothers teach us so much and we in turn pass on what we have learned.

So on this special day we celebrate our Mothers …. the ones who gave us birth, and to those who tend to all the children of the Earth.

Happy Mother’s Day.

Special Hello to: my sister who is a great Mom …..

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday which is the 8th of March, 2013.

I believe that today is the celebration of WOMEN worldwide.

So for all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Sisters, Daughters, Aunts, Nieces, Great-Nieces and Friends out there – YOU ROCK.

We are all amazing, worthy and deserving.

So take the time on this Friday to celebrate the special women in your life.

Tell them THANK YOU.


Manners are beginning to become a lost art form just as is handwriting.

So on this very special day ….. in honour of my Grandmother who was instrumental in teaching me one of the most important things in life that you would ever learn … “MANNERS” ….

She was so right.

I in turn passed them onto my daughter and any other child that comes within my reach.


So to my sister “thank you for always being my rock” and listening.

To my daughter “one of the kindest and most gentle people on the planet” … I am so proud of you.

To my nieces “thank you for being such great girls ….. loving, kind and so smart”…..

To my Aunt L thank you for always remembering me, us.

There are so many women in my life that have made a huge impact that I am not able to write them all down in the timeframe ahead of me.

Also to Mrs. Taylor – my first grade teacher – she was so great.

Also to Mrs. Callfas … my best friend’s Mom and also one of my elementary school teachers …. so kind and wonderful and firm….such great memories.

Happy Friday LADIES.

Special Hello: to WOMEN.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Today was my Grandma Stella’s birthday …. she was born this day back in 1901.

Also, I noticed when Alvin went out earlier this morning that the air felt warmer ….. perhaps spring is on it’s way.


Last night I had coffee and a visit with one of my friends.

They are preparing to leave on a tropical vacation to St. Lucia.

I asked if she was all packed and she said “no” but she had everything together that she needs to pack.

She also gave me the best advice for packing that I have ever heard, and it is this:  “pack half of your things in each other’s luggage” … that way if your luggage loses it’s way …. you will still have clothing etc.

Usually if a suitcase goes missing it is only for one out of two people.

I remember this happening to me several years ago.

I wished I had thought of that back then.

So that is my tip for the day.

I hope that they have the best vacation ever.

They are deserving of this tropical break.

Perhaps one day soon I will be packing for my tropical getaway.  Ah. Mmm the breeze …. the sand …. the sunshine …. I can feel it now.


So on this Thursday, I hope that you are having a great start to the day.

Perhaps you are planning a getaway or dreaming of one.

Both are good.

I dream of sandy beaches, sunshine, warm breezes, (cute guys),  and then look forward to Monday nights and watching Hawaii Five O …..

Time to go…… back to reality ….. ah….


Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  all those folks celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or any special day like being alive …. as every day is a celebration.


Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 ….. another gorgeous morning here in the City of Edmonton.

The sun shone yesterday although it was a bit cool but all in all, a gorgeous autumn day.

This past weekend was so beautiful …….  I so love this time of year.

My roses were still blooming last weekend …. the  most prettiest pink in all of the world.

I took some photos and must download them …..

They remind me of my Grandma Stella ….. delicate but so strong.

When everything else was touched by frost they remain untouched.

Thank you for the roses and also for my Grandma Stella.

She taught me so much,  even though sometimes I was irritated by her (there was a 56 year age difference).

She was 56 when I was born in 1957.

I was 16 years old when I came to live with her (as my grandfather had died in a farming accident);  she was 72.

I am so grateful to her for instilling in me manners, love of dance and music and the arts as well as academia.

She was a teacher who loved music.

Thank you Grandma Stella ….. I shall always be appreciative of our time together and what you taught me.

Do you have someone who left an impression on you?

A positive impression …..

Be grateful for those who helped along the way and for those who may not have been a positive influence but imparted “wisdom” that you learned from, all the same.

Thank you, thank you, thank you …… for all those souls who I have met and learned from along my path.

Today is for you.

Celebrate what you have learned, and give back to others …..

I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Special Hello to:  all those Grandmothers out there who are teaching their grandchildren the important things in life …..  🙂

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Tuesday Morning … the date is March 27th, 2012.

I still am in awe that we are in 2012 …. seems like only yesterday that we were preparing for the new millennium.

Do you remember the hype, anxiety and excitement that surrounded going from 1999 to 2000?

At the end of it all when the clock struck midnight on December 31st, 1999 ….. the world was still operating, and we were fine.

I am so grateful that I was alive to bring in the new millennium.  Very exciting.

I only wish that my grandmother had lived for a few more years to bring in the year 2000.

She had been born in 1901 and passed away in 1998.

When I think back to all of the things that she experienced during her lifetime  ….  being one of the first women to have her own car(s), man walking on the moon, beginning of the technology age, and first computers.

So much to even remember…..

So take a moment or two and think about all of the changes since you were born……. it seems like everyday there is something new and exciting.

I hope that you have fun remembering ….

Have a great day.

Perhaps you would like to drop me a line and let me know what your favourite / most interesting invention or change/update has been?

Special Hello to:  all those inventors…… idea people …… you rock.

“Gotta run” ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

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