Mom and Dad are doing well. Living independently in Parksville, B.C.
Doreen was born in Calgary 1929. Born right into the Depression.
Families had to be self-sufficient. They put home grown vegetables into jars to get through winter.
Her family had one pig and one dairy cow when she was growing up. Later she had her own horse in the city. It ate the neighbours flowers and walked back to the Indian Reserve when it got loose.
Though my family doesn’t normally celebrate birthdays, for 90 we made an exception. 🎂 🙂
Yvonne hosted the party. Lasagna, garlic bread, salads and a wee bit of alcohol.
A good time was had by all.
I gave my parents a Makita 18V LXT Vacuum Cleaner.
It works well for small, fast clean-ups.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
You need clean it frequently.
3 Ah is the best battery.
If you don’t already have a Makita battery or charger, the whole set-up will cost about C$200.
Thanks Markos and Keith for the idea.
Yvonne put on Prime Rib with Yorkshire pudding.
My brother Rob gave me a comped room night over the Christmas holidays with oceanside view.
That’s the promotion photo from my room.
Here’s the weather while I was there walking oceanfront.
Rob and Yvonne hosted. Bev and Reg both contributed plenty of goodies.
As always, cards were a big part of the evening.
The food was GREAT. Traditional turkey dinner. A huge bird.
I ate too many desserts.
Reg’s home made chocolate covered candied ginger was the highlight for me.
For some reason 🙂 Mom decided to host a burger night for Christmas Eve: steak, chicken and salmon.
It was delicious. 🍷
I bought an ice-cream cake at DQ for dessert. 🎂
Mom wanted a nuclear family photo for Gary McCharles who’s working on genealogy.
Ho Ho Ho.