- 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.
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!
our dear Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABC Wednesday and the obliging Roger, our administrator, who keeps things rolling along.