"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Early Morning Saturday

The sky was blue and there was a ridge of cloud tinged with pretty pink above bare branches of the trees.

A batch of meat ball mixture is in the frig ready to cook. Erik asked for them They can't be cooked the day before.

The recipe has six beaten eggs , two cups of milk , soft breadcrumbs and nutmeg.They can't be cooked, chilled and re-heated any more than a souffle. The lightness,the juiciness,the flavour is lost.

Well, they can. But they're not the same. Erik asked for them. To-day we will celebrate his Father's life

Bruce died at home early last Sunday morning. Betty, Erik and Stephanie were with him . Stephanie burned sweet grass for safe passage.

Family and friends will gather at the house to-day and celebrate a life well lived.

I will cook the meatballs . They will stay.hot, in the sauce, in the crock- pot, to be enjoyed the way all things ought to be.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

They Are Home

Keenan and Kari amd Aaron are already over Canadian air space. They will land in Toronto around two o'clock. Fifty six days have flown past but they will never forget their experience.
The landed in Belgium , travelled to France to England, Scotland and Ireland.

Back to France, the Riviera, Italy, Switzerland, Austria,Germany,Holland and back to Belgium.
They have seen places they could never have imagined. Met people they will never forget. Every minute has been a life-changing adventure.

They worked and saved for a year to make it happen. They carried the plan through making small changes on advice from fellow travellers, mostly Australian women ,they met on their way.

Their bond as brothers and sister will be forever strengthened from their shared experience.
They will have a new appreciation for home and family and their native land.

Aaron met a special girl. From Sudbury, Ontario.

It will be good to know they are home.

They will be forever changed.