Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

In memoriam: Pauline Blanchard (1935-2010)

Today, I will be a pallbearer for Pauline Blanchard, a dear person I've known for more than 30 years when her son Marc and I became friends in junior high school. She remained cheerful throughout her lengthy illness and would laugh right up until the end. I know she had particularly good taste in humour because she always laughed at my sarcastic remarks (*wink*) -- surely the sign of someone who was intelligent and sophisticated. (She's probably laughing at that right now!)

I was honoured to be asked to be a pallbearer at her funeral, a duty I do not take lightly. Accompanying me -- among others -- will be two of Pauline's grandsons... and I'm sure Pauline would be happy to know that she's in good hands with them and that they'll take good care of "Mémére" on her final journey.

Here's a wonderful video produced by Pauline's son Marc and daughter-in-law Tammy.

Pauline loved Nana Mouskouri and saw her in concert several times. So, in honour of Pauline, here are some Nana Mouskouri videos.

R.I.P. dear sweet Pauline. I'll miss your laugh.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

This is... beautiful!

Watch and listen.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

You know you live in Canada when...

... the kids who play street hockey just leave their net, pucks and sticks at the curb while they're in school. I took this photo this morning here in Moncton.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Labour Day!

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