November 2012

Maybelle: chanteuse, mother, wife

Growing up in Ireland during the Great Depression, poverty was the norm for Winnipeg-born Maybelle Summers.

My mother has WHAT?

The doctor has just told me my mother has dementia. I weep in her office and say, “You mean someday my mom won’t know who I am?” The doctor takes a deep breath and tells me I’m getting ahead of myself.

Sweet sharing

Hi from Brit in Calgary!

Every year my children are asked to separate their Halloween candy in two piles.  Half gets hidden away, protected from the other sister (and parents who try to sniff it out) while the other half is tied up in a bag and given to one of the local shelters in Calgary.