Friday, May 20, 2005


Well, it's been 3 weeks already that i've been at the new job.. 3 weeks!! wow, how time flies!
as an update, things are going pretty good so far. learning the ropes a bit, but i was pretty excited to actually start a bit of work this week, so that's good.
Everyone at work is excited about the move to the new location. Up near where dad worked at IBM, on steels, but closer to the 404. the building is a couple years old, but we'll be the first tenants in the building. there's a Tim hortons in the building, and a good life gym. should be exciting.
and the people are really nice, so i'm sure once i've settled a bit more, it should be great. still a little frustrating now, but it will settle, i'm sure.

so, what else is going on with everyone? Jill, what's the news that you got a job at a yarn store?

hope all is well,

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

this week in history

Our TV has lots of special programmes this week in memory of the end of WW II - 60 years ago, offically, I think on May 8. But May 5th is 'Bevrijdingsdag" in Holland ('liberation day'). Not many Canadian veterans are still alive, but those who are still able to, receive a very warm welcome wherever they go.

We plan to visit a military cemetary while we are in Holland, looking especially for the one in which Gary Reitsma's uncle, Gaele Visser, was buried, in Holten. He was 22 years old, killed just TWO days before the end of the war. How sad!

I'm sure what will be the most emotional for us will be to see the ages of the soldiers, so many Edward's age or younger. The Canadians played a very special role in liberating Holland, so that's why there have always been close ties between those two countries. In fact, that's probably what led many of them to immigrate here.

All these trips down memory lane via TV make us appreciate once more the freedoms we in North America enjoy, and how blessed our lives have been compared to our parents' generation who had to go thru' a depression and enemy occupation.

Let's be truly thankful for what we have!