Growing up I was lucky to call Vancouver my home. Surrounded by mountains, ocean, beaches and beautiful forests of Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, and Western Red Cedar, it truly is a beautiful city. Warm summer days might have found us at English Bay, Spanish Banks, Kitsilano or Jericho Beach. Other times we would have fun … More BEAUTIFUL VANCOUVER
The ‘generation theory‘ is a concept which asserts that people’s personalities (and in fact entire generations) are influenced according to when in history they were born and that their formative years (teenage and young adult years) shape their attitudes in response to the political, economic and social factors such as the music, fashion and technological … More GENERATIONS
For those of us in our 60s and 70s living in a world affected by the current Covid pandemic we can’t help but be reminded of what we have already gone through in the past several decades. I remember growing up in Vancouver, Canada in the 1950s and hearing of the word ‘polio’ and having … More Covid-19 and True Colors
Now that it is March our thoughts are turning to gardening and flowers and spending time in backyards and out of doors. It’s interesting to see how things have changed over the years. Nowadays people cherish their outdoor space even if it consists of just a small balcony. In the 1920s it was the front … More Gardens and backyards
Some people think that the baby boomer generation took over Christmas and that in essence they were celebrating not only the most ‘wonderful time of the year’ but the most wonderful time in recent history. The war was over and the economy was coming along nicely and folks were starting to be able to afford … More Baby Boomers and Christmas
I always thought the expression ‘dog days of summer’ referred to the hot sultry days of late summer when dogs would just lie around and pant in a cool shady spot as it was too hot and muggy to do anything else but actually, it goes back hundreds of years and is related to astronomy. … More The ‘Dog Days’ of summer
Recently I saw an article advertising mid century vintage furniture from the 1950s. Suddenly I had become “vintage” and perhaps even an antique! When someone talked about vintage my mind was always drawn back to the Victorian era or early 1900s. Now, suddenly my era is considered vintage or maybe … More Am I Vintage?
The other day while out shopping I was sure I saw someone I know which was impossible because I knew for a fact they were not even in the same city. It got me to thinking of ‘doppelganger’ which means someone who looks exactly like you (or someone else) and who isn’t your twin. It … More Doppelganger – who did I just see?
THEN: Thinking 60 and 70-year-olds are old. NOW: Thinking 90-year-olds are old. THEN: Watching a movie or listening to music and knowing the performer. NOW: Who the heck is that? THEN: Dining out late. NOW: Booking the early bed special. THEN: Being in your 30s and thinking you were an adult and mature. NOW: Seeing … More Then and now….. the joys of aging
As September approaches I remember growing up in Vancouver, Canada. September was always my favourite month. Beautiful warm days with cool crisp evenings and just the hint of wood smoke from bonfires in the air. Leaves slowly changing color to gold and red against a vivid blue sky. Brand new notebooks for school with smooth … More September – reborn