2021

Good Morning ALL!

Yesterday evening, minutes before I was going to attend a Facebook LIVE Fifth Avenue Collection jewelry party, I learned of the passing of a dear friend of mine.

I first met Martin in my twenties as we worked for the same employer. So I have known him for most of my life. He was one of the most sincere, gentle, loving, kind, compassionate, funny, hard-working, human beings that I have ever had the great pleasure to call my friend. He treated each and every person he met with kindness, understanding and compassion. Martin loved to help out in his community and that was evident by the great work that he did for Heritage United Church and with The Downtowners Optimist Club. He never said NO and always found a way to help.

We worked for the same company and over the years were on the company Social Club together in various roles, Children’s Christmas parties, played slow-pitch on the same team, there were Curling competitions (rather parties with the odd curling game in between), the road trips were the best to sporting events were thes best, we both belonged to the Downtowners Optimist Club and worked on some of the same projects, took a road trip together to the States to meet with various Optimist Clubs, our daughters were friends so we attended various birthday parties when the children were young, and even worked in the same department for over a decade. Our children went to the same school. We also carpooled together with some other friends/coworkers for years. There were parties and get togethers. He was definitely a social, active person and that was clear by the life that he led.

His family were the world to him. Grandpa was a handle he treasured and was over the moon proud of his grandson. He loved to share photos and stories.

Martin loved MUSIC. Barb and Martin travelled extensively over the years to various concerts. We were always just a bit envious of his travels.

I am not sure if he ever missed a football game. That would be for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He loved to go to the games with his family.

Although we haven’t seen each other since I moved to Edmonton over a decade ago, we did keep in touch. There were emails and Christmas cards with a letter.

To Barb and family, please accept my deepest sympathies.

He truly was one of a kind. The earth is a much better place for his time here and he will be greatly missed.

I can see his face in my mind and can only think of all the times we all spent together working on projects or just laughing about something at work.

I miss you my friend. May you rest easy.

Always, Love Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday, the 29th and third last day of July, 2013.

WOW, almost August.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

Yesterday while at Bath & Body Works I bumped into one of my friends and colleagues from SGI in Regina.

It was so great to see Maureen …. she looks wonderful and it was so wonderful to catch up.

I always love seeing everyone from back home in Saskatchewan.

Isn’t it always great when someone you haven’t seen for awhile makes an appearance in your life.

It warms your heart and brings back memories.

I wished that I would see more people more often from back home.

I think that is a good wish.

Well the temperature has cooled down and it the skies are partially overcast this Monday morning.

So not quite sure what the day will bring.

Almost time to be off to work ….. at the office.

So remember to take a deep breath and take some “me” time no matter who your day is going.

Always good to just have a few moments/minutes of downtime.

Close your eyes and just breath.

Try to quiet your mind.

Have a wonderful day.

Here we go with another line in my story.  I am writing this story one line at a time and I have no preconceived story or plot lines … just want to see where it goes.

I hope that you enjoy and that I make it enjoyable.

Special Hello to: all those folks travelling and seeing folks they haven’t seen in some time.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

I haven’t figured out the logistics of doing this so bear with me.  But here we go…..

 

FIRST LINE …..July 25, 2013

As we walk along the water’s edge the coolness leaves my skin with goose bumps and prickles, as if there is someone behind me.

July 26, 2013

Alvin pulls on his leash and brings me back, the fragrance of freshly cut grass fills my nostrils; my heart beat quickens, and I am unable to shake the feeling.

July 28, 2013

The sky is overcast with a hint of sunrise peeking through and the leaves of the trees rustle in the breeze, and I think how did I get here? 

July 29, 2013

What does that mean, and what is making me think these thoughts?

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