Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Reflecting on the past.

Time is an Interesting Concept

I have always been interested in the past, but as I get older it's become apparent to me we all create our own "past" based on time spent on the planet alone! I think back now, to my childhood, and ponder things that I am able to remember. I thought maybe I should write some things down, you know, so I don't forget. 

Here's a list of sorts...
  • My earliest memory is living at a place in the west end of Winnipeg, "Blake Gardens" I have just one memory from there, that is riding on a circular merry go round - I assume in the play area. I was less than 2 years old.
  • I remember riding a green tricycle my dad bought for me, I think at Canadian Tire, I was about 4 years old so 1967.
  • I remember collecting insects with my older brother Chris, probably when I was 5-8 years old. The biggest deal was trying to catch the big red centipedes. They were fast and I remember my brother getting mad when we missed one lol.
  • I remember watching hockey night in Canada with my grandma. She liked the Canadians, I liked the Leafs. Dave Keon was my favorite player. I was about 5 or 6, 1968 or 1969.
  • I remember driving home in my parents station wagon after a party at our cousins. My dad was drunk and I remember my mom freaking about my dad's driving. Not good, all 6 kids were in the car. Anyway, we made it home okay, probably about 5 or 6 again.
  • I remember my dad making a rink in my back yard, about 10 years old so 1973.
  • I remember sleeping on our  sun porch and my dad was trying to install a window air conditioner in the 2nd floor bedroom window. He had just bought it. It fell off the ledge and came crashing to the ground and all I remember is waking up and looking up at my dad hanging out the 2nd floor window with a look of disbelief on his face. I was probably 13 or 14 so 1976-77.
Well that's all that come's to mind right now. We'll make this an update-able post, one that gets updated when I remember more things from my childhood. I remember something now actually, but I don't feel like adding it. Too much work.

Cool baseball pic eh? That's Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I Love Summer!

It was a fun but fleeting summer

Well September 25th and in the Kenora area, the leaves are well on their way to changing colours. Nights are also a lot cooler although the month of September has been pretty nice weather wise. Had lots of fun this summer doing stuff like camping, fishing, etc. Spent time with the kids at the beach and that is usually a fun time. 

My only complaint is that summer is way too short. I could use at least another couple of months of warm weather. I pretty much hate winter now that I am 50, it is just too damn cold and you can't do much outside without getting cold after a short time. The snow is pretty and all but I am sick of it by New Years and just want it to go away. Unfortunately at this latitude, it lingers all the way until the end of April.

I guess I live in the wrong part of the country!