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“Whisky Galore!”

(a delightful comedy classic, Anchor Bay) Again, I thank my late Dad for introducing me to so many film classics, this one originally released in 1949–my birthday year–(Compton Mackenzie’s book appeared in 1947), which he took me to at Winnipeg’s … Continue reading

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Best Gutter Cleaners:

Men in Kilts. If you phone them, one of your line options allows you to listen to bagpipe music.

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Best Parties

Strathcona Composite men’s stags at the end of the school year. I miss that open, light-hearted spirit of camaraderie based on gender and shared school experience. Also the steaks, beans, drinks, and live oldies music (which I usually provided). Fudge … Continue reading

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What Do I Complain of Most:

The stupidity, ignorance, and stupid choices of the hoi-polloi. Like letting a toddler die in a grease pit behind a McDonald’s Or dumb people moving beyond barriers to perish on mountains, in oceans. Careless, unimaginative choices lacking common sense that … Continue reading

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Despite my many accomplishments,

I am prouder of my character and proudest of my family and grandkids.

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What would I try if I had no fear:

Swimming. (Something that would have enhanced my enjoyment of being in water.)

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Which deceased person would I like a conversation with.

My parents. There aren’t that many leftover questions, but still I would enjoy kidding with them–the old jokes–and to hear more about what they thought of their lives.

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What do I miss most about childhood?

Ye olde limitless energy to do many things today.

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What song evokes the strongest personal memories?

“Trois Gymnopedies” by Erik Satie

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Two of the best things of prairie summer right now:

Okanagan blueberries and cherries.

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