Two recent outings brought ideas for the letter C this week. First, on July 19th my daughter and I crossed the border to Point Roberts and toured around a bit. One stop was to the local cemetery. Some people don't like going to cemeteries because they think they're spooky or creepy. But I don't mind wandering around, careful not to step on the areas under which the bodies lie. I try to be respectful but find it fascinating to read the engravings on the stones. There are some spots that I think to myself, "Oh drat, they got that spot first!" Crazy, right? For me, wandering around a cemetery is peaceful, sometimes sad, and at times even evokes a smile. It's pretty humbling to realize the countless beings who came before us, all of whom felt they were the center of the universe and now are just memories to those who loved them.
Here are a few shots of some lovely resting places. You can tell these people were dearly loved. We'll start with the gate, but be sure to watch for the following - the Canadian flag and a Canadian football player, twin boys who lived only a day, and brightly coloured rocks at the Poirier gravesite. Apparently, all their children and grandchildren made them, lovingly placing them there for posterity. I also smiled at the "Gone Fishing" memorial and the lovely angelic poem.
Now, on to classic cars! On July 21st, daughter and I attended the Classic Car show at a local winery's annual "Summerfest." We had a blast wandering around looking at the awesome cars while listening to classic rock music played by a live band called "The Centaurs." We took in a quilt show and a model railway show in the barns and chatted with vendors at their little markets stands. It's an outing that we will attend next year and I'll also go to their shop to buy Christmas presents in December. Here's some of what we saw that day. Be sure your speakers are tuned up so you can groove to the theme of "Peter Gunn."
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