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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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

O is for ODYSSEY


Like Homer's Odysseus and his odyssey to find his wife Penelope again, it seems like Lorne's and my odyssey is almost over.  It began in 1969 when we met at Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver, BC, when we spotted each other on the ice.  That began a 3 1/2 year adventure that ended when Lorne got cold feet about getting married (even though he's asked me).  Thirty-nine years later, we reconnected and have been planning to get married since the following year - 2009.  Major back surgery and a broken ankle for me plus two surgeries and two onerous rounds of chemo for Lorne made the wedding take a back seat.  Now, in about one week, the "wedding that should have been" will finally happen and we will become one in marriage.  Even at our age, we have butterflies and can hardly wait.
Everything is in place now with all the arrangements and organization done so all we have to do is pray that Lorne's hernias don't burst before the big day.  He'll be having one more surgery to fix that before we open up the travel page and decide on our honeymoon trip.  It might be this summer; it might have to wait a bit longer.  But at least we'll finally be married!  It has been quite the odyssey!
Stay tuned but in the meantime, be sure to think of our dear Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABC Wednesday and the obliging Roger, our administrator, who keeps things rolling along.

23 comments:

Carver said...

That has been quite an odyssey. Wishing you both all the best! Carver, ABCW-Team

ellen b. said...

It will be good to hear some details from the end of the odyssey!
Hope it's a wonderful, carefree, joyful day!

Black Jack's Carol said...

You are not kidding that has been quite an odyssey! Sending my very best thoughts that the surgery will be a easy one and that you and Lorne will have a long and beautiful life together.

Reader Wil said...

Well after such a long and interesting odyssey you both deserve a very happy weddingday and a happy life together.
Wil, ABCW Team

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

39 years later!! I never knew it was that long, so yeah you are going to have slight butterflies, but you have been living together and gone through so much ,, and NOW it is going to happen .. I am sending you lots of love and best wishes , and hope Lorne's surgery goes well too ,, and then you can jet off on that honeymoon♥

Roger Owen Green said...

You should know I wish you two nothing but the best!

Photo Cache said...

Your love story is one epic odyssey.

frankly my dear

Hildred said...

I wish you both a wonderful ending to your Odyssey and many happy years together.

Trubes said...

I have butterflies for you both...

I read Homer's Odyssey for my first O level English Literature exam, much to my surprise and delight I earned a distinction!
Therefore, I'm absolutely certain your marriage will be blessed with a distinction which you both have thoroughly earned.
So, on the 'Omnipotent Occasion' of your forthcoming marriage,
I wish you all the love and joy in the World as you embark upon your very own Odyssey,
Much love and hugs, Di and Ian xx
Di and Ian. xxx

Nabanita said...

Wow quite an odyssey..Wish you all the best :)

Obscure skies above-Random Thoughts Naba

K V V S MURTHY said...

Vibrant picture and along with your story..!

Beloo Mehra said...
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Beloo Mehra said...

What a love story! Wishing you all the happiness, for ever and ever...

http://letbeautybeyourconstantideal.blogspot.in/2014/04/o-is-for-opportunity-opportunity-to.html

Trubes said...

Oops Typo!
Should read Homer's Odysseus.
Di.x

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

I am so excited for you. I am waiting in anticipation with bated breath and the best wishes for a long and happy married life together.

And...I can't wait for photos!!!

Norma Ruttan said...

wishing you and Lorne the very best! the two of you certainly have a steadfast relationship.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful moments.

Trubes said...
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Lisa said...

We're all soooo excited for you! Truly a wonderful love story!

AmitAag said...

"All is well that ends well"
...Best wishes:)
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/04/the-big-o.html

Powell River Books said...

No need for crossed fingers, he's a keeper. - Margy

mrsnesbitt said...

39 years later? WOW! 1st May was Jon's grandmas birthday and our nephew Ben's too - so we wont forget the anniversary! Wishing you lots of love and happiness together xxxxxx

Linda said...

Best of wishes and many moments filled with joy.