Lest We Forget: Sacrifice and the Ultimate Price

In honour of Remembrance Day, I’m re-posting this from my writing blog “In So Many Words.”

Lest we forget …

Thanks for visiting

Dorothy

In So Many Words

When I was a little girl I loved to hear the stories my Scottish granny, Alice Gordon, would share of her parents swapping the civilized life of gentry in Glasgow for the pioneering life of the wilds of northern Alberta.

My great grandfather, William Alexander Gordon, had served as a member of the Black Watch for many years, and when he retired was eligible to take advantage of the Canadian Soldier Settlement Act which provided returned WWI veterans who wished to farm with loans to purchase land, stock and equipment. And so, in the early 1920s, this man of middle age with his wife, Jane, and seven of their 13 children (six had died in childhood) abandoned everything they knew of their life in Glasgow and traveled by boat and train into a great new adventure.

Little did they know what that entailed. Their 200-acre parcel was situated about 100…

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Sunday Serenity: Perfect Imperfection

In a society pre-occupied with the “perfect” look (whatever that is) it’s comforting to know that nature is somehow perfect, and supremely beautiful, in its imperfection.

We can be, too.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: A Walk in Nature

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in these parts and my loyal collie, Reilly, and I are enjoying short walks in nature. The spectacular colour show is particularly heartwarming this year given the times in which we live.

So we lose ourselves to the wonder of it and give thanks for its beauty. After a virtual plague of caterpillars in the spring that decimated the foliage on many of the trees around here it’s reassuring to see how resilient nature is.

Humanity could learn a thing or two from that.

Happy Thanksgiving … 🍁❤️

Dorothy

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