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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

this is an audio post - click to play


connie said...

Leslie -- that was so cool -- good job. We can now call you "Angel Voice" along with Angel Face" !

sunni said...

Leslie...A BIG Happy Birthday
to YOU!!!! Hope you get out of
your meetings early and go have
some FUN!!!!

Your voice is ANGELIC and your francais
perfect...Voulez vous couchez avec moi,
ce soir? I know what it means, but I'll let Richard reply!!!! ( it was the first French
I learned too, from the song, of course!)

Have a great day!!!

Babette said...



leslie said...

Thanks everyone for the good wishes. I did sneak out of the convention early to go for a massage. Then I'm going to indulge myself in an afternoon nap. Back to the convention tomorrow but only for the morning and then it's a long weekend! So much to be thankful for, including lots of great new friends!

HeiressChild said...


and many blessings to you.


CathyinCarolina said...

Happy Birrrrthday Tooo Youuuuuu!!!
Happy Birrrrthday Tooo Youuuuuu!!!
Happy Birthday, Mister Preesident!!

Oh, sorry Leslie!!!!!!

It was Marilyn singing, again.

And that seems to be the only version of the Birthday song she knows.

I agree you do have an angelic voice and now you and Clickgirl are in trouble, 'cause you will have to teach us all to do that audio thing!!!! Love you!!!

Operawench said...

Lovely Leslie,

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I'm glad you got to pamper yourself. The Macaroni and Cheese does sound awesome(I'm a big fan). Will you print the recipe here on your blog? I wish the sound on my comp was working so I could hear your audio post. I'm sure it was delightful!

Just a few more days and we should know if our lives take a different turn or not. What a cool adventure the SB Journey has been!

Happy Happy Birthday to You!

Love to you,

DesertFlowers said...

Leslie That was so neat to hear your beautiful voice. I hope that you had the best time on your birthday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and Connie GRIN.

Hugs Suzanne aka desertfox by Richard

CJinSOCAL said...

Leslie: I just missed you over at my blog page and this is probably 'off-topic', but I am really curious...so, I hope maybe you can answer it either here or over there, as I am certain that there are many other American's that don't know the anwser to this either...I can't be the only one, can I? LOL...
Hey LESLIE: HI! I just missed your post while I was answering everyone else....I have a 'dumb' question for you?? What is Canadian Thanksgiving? Why don't we all have it at the same time..I am not being a snot, really...I am curious...If you have a minute will you play teach for me?? And, I am sure you already know this, but Columbus didn't discover America so I am not sure why they close the banks for him...At least that is what I have learned...I wonder why we teach our kids this stuff here??? Things that make you go 'hmmmmm'???

Anyway, I am sure Christopher was a very nice man, lol..

Peace and Joy in the Neighborhood,

I have to go look at your pics and read your blog....This has been a crazy week...


leslie said...

CJ Check over on SB blog site - the one before those 2 extra blogs came on tonight. I put in an explanation of the difference between Can and American Thanksgiving. I'm glad you're interested. Now you have ME intrigued about who discovered America! I always thought it was Christopher Columbus. Explain please. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie
Sorry I missed your birthday,hope you had a very good one, loved your audio. Since you are teacher maybe you could give us a few lessons in French. Its been more than 40 years since I was in school. Live is just getting better.
Peggy in Arkansas

CJinSOCAL said...

I wanted to get my facts straight on the Christopher Columbus thing...I should know better trying to tell a teacher...But, here is a 'snippet' of info..and, I can post the site if you like..

Modern History Sourcebook:
Amerigo Vespucci (1452-1512):
Account of His First Voyage, 1497

Amerigo Vespucci (born in Florence in 1452), whose name was given to the American continents by Waldsmuller in 1507, worked in Seville (where he died) in the business house which fitted out Columbus' second expedition. Here he gives an account of the first of his own four voyages. If his claims are accurate he reached the mainland of the Americas shortly before Cabot, and at least 14 months before Columbus.


I heard many years after high school that this gentleman actually discovered America...So, who knows... Since America was 'named' after him...

I want the pumpkin bread recipe, lol...

Peace and Joy,

CJinSOCAL said...

Leslie: BTW, I loved the accounts of the differences between Canadian and US Thanksgiving..I was so confused [like that is something new, lol] when Candian Blogette said a couple of weeks ago that she was leaving to go to Thanksgiving with her daughter, and I thought, "Wow, they celebrate Thanksgiving for a whole month over there", lol....I AM A 'SILLY GOOSE'...One of MY MOSTEST FAVORITE SAYINGS....

leslie said...

Hi CJ Thanks for the info about CC and AV - I'll have to check that out. I remember an old skipping rhyme we used to sing (Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, in 14hundred and 92).

I've had a couple of requests for the recipe so I'll get it out and put it on the blog for anyone who wants to try it out.

Man O Man - is RR ever keeping us on tenterhooks!!!!

ClickGirl said...

Hey Leslie! I haven't been over here for a while ... but was spending a little time 'Blog Hopping' today ... and wanted to check out these pics and stuff that several people have mentioned over the past couple of weeks.

I LOVE the audio recording! Good for you on figuring it out! And I loved hearing your voice. I don't think you have an 'accent'. But I don't think I have one either (ha ha). I was tired when I did the first one (on my Photo Blog) ... as I did that while I was sitting in the Chicago Airport ... and I was pretty wiped out. So many some faint 'Southern-ness' came out. : )

Anyway ... it was so good to hear your voice and see your fun pics! And YES - we will definitely have to do the Cruise thing! I've always wanted to do an Alaskan Cruise ... so will be saving up for that!

You take care! This is an exciting weekend for everyone ... and I am thinking about all of my friends who are part of the SB venture! Fingers crossed ... and thinking positive thoughts for all of you!

Warm regards,


Marty said...


I hope you understand why I feel the way I do about your wording on Fran's site.

I still care a lot about you, but they just hit me wrong-could just be the situation.