Grandparents Are a Precious Unrenewable Resource

“Grandparents are a precious unrenewable resource.” That’s how an uncle put it when I lost my second grandfather. Somehow, I reached the age of 30 with 4 grandparents still living. And then at 40, I still had 3. There is no doubt that some magical thinking began to take place, because although my Nannies andContinue reading “Grandparents Are a Precious Unrenewable Resource”

Guest Blog by My Twin, Tara – Hard News

I am struggling tonight as I just heard that my Dad’s father, Poppy, fell and broke his hip tonight. I got to speak to him briefly, but he was already sounding a bit doped, as they’d given him some pain meds. He’s 88. Essentially he is the absolute heart and soul of our family. HeContinue reading “Guest Blog by My Twin, Tara – Hard News”

The Fruits of my Knitting Frenzy

These are the amateur but much appreciated results. (note the pattern is the same though size, colour, function altered – manly afghan for Poppy, feminine walker seat cover for Nanny) Managed to finish these during my two weeks in Newfoundland for the family reunion/65th wedding anniversary celebration. While others were dancing and whooping it up,Continue reading “The Fruits of my Knitting Frenzy”

Knitting with my Nannies in Newfoundland

My Nannies are my grandmothers. I have two, and one grandfather (Poppy) here in Newfoundland where I have come for two weeks. After a frenzied week of preparing for a clan gathering where we hosted approximately 300 guests at a hugely successful 65th wedding anniversary reunion, I am just now coming down from the highContinue reading “Knitting with my Nannies in Newfoundland”