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Hailey Dean a.k.a. Nancy Grace

This series of TV mysteries is really a thinly disguised, but fictionalized, autobiography of Nancy Grace’s life, and the only reason we’re watching them at all is because my sister is dating the producer. Last night we watched “Deadly Estate”: … Continue reading

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When Did We Last Do This?

Lost Memory My daughters are going to be traveling together for the first time since their teens. They are going to the Netherlands to visit their mother next month. Individually, they told me about it, while reminiscing about the last … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin in New France

De Lotbiniére-Harwood In the early 1980’s, my mother challenged me to discover who the family of her first husband was. So I went to the Vancouver Public Library and started the bury my head in the Who’s Who of Canada. … Continue reading

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My Great Aunt’s Diaries: 1949-1952

A Look at Life in Toronto Out of the blue, my second cousin, Norah, sent me transcripts of some diaries that her grandmother had written. I suspect she thought I’d be interested in the passages that featured my biological father, … Continue reading

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A New Christmas Carol

Every Day Is Christmas This new TV movie is inspired by the Charles Dickens classic,  A Christmas Carol. A shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who “humbugs” love, Alexis ends … Continue reading

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The Moment I Realized…

Adults Don’t See the Same Things Children Do In the mid-50’s we had a 1951 Chevy. These days I’m not sure which model it was (it looked like the picture above), but we had it from 1955-1960. Then something went … Continue reading

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Three Mile Lake, 1960

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