Monday, June 20, 2011

Spotted at Bloor and Borden streets

Seriously.  C Dawg had told me about this man but I couldn't wrap my lil head around it UNTIL I SAW HIM.
We were enjoying some patio time at Kilgours and he rode by.  twice.  
Our waiter friend was in a bit of disbelief when we told him and joked about cutting us off.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

$10 in his pocket.....

In 1930, on the 15th day of August, my grandfather arrived in Canada on the Duchess Of  Bedford:

He was 23 years old and alone.  He had $10 in his pocket.

I had the extreme pleasure of discovering all this while in Halifax this past weekend when we visited the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

I also got to see the original record of his arrival, complete with his signature and declaration.  He had entered "$20" originally and then crossed it out and re-entered "$10".  That is all he had.
I never met this man as he passed away when my ma was just a teenager.
The records showed his destination: Lion's Head, ON.  This is where he met my grandmother and fathered three children; one being my mother.  

My mom moved back up north after retiring in 2000.  

I had these records mailed to me and am awaiting their arrival, at which point my super-artsy bf will help me to frame the record and the boat image as a gift for my marmie.

My. Mother. Will. Most. Definitely. Cry.

and then so will I.

I can't WAIT to surprise her. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How to Sound like a local

Apparently it's not DartMOUTH, it's DartMETH.

Thanks for the tip Metal Mike!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

1 sleep

Can NOT wait for Fiona and I's trip and to see my lovely MacNeil.

Halifax- watch out!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011