Trivia Thursday~~ November 26

Are you ready for our 29th addition of Trivia Thursday? If you are a music fan you will love this week’s topic, “Music From 70’s”. So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. In his 1979 hit Escape, Rupert Holmes enjoys getting caught in the rain with which cocktail?
  2. Which British band put A Message In A Bottle in 1979?
  3. Which track from the Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney album Ram was a US No.1 in 1970?
  4. Who scored the US No.1 hit “The Loco-Motion” in 1974?
  5. Which Eagles song gave the band their first US No.1 hit single of the 70’s?
  6. On which Stevie Wonder album would you find his 1976 US No.1 hit “I Wish”?
  7. Which 70’s No.1 hit became Capitol Records’ fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand”?
  8. From which film was “Wand’rin’ Star” featured which gave Lee Marvin a UK No.1 hit in 1970?
  9. Errol Brown was the lead singer of which band?
  10. Which Beatles song gave them their 20th and last US No.1 in 1970?

Story

Down the long and winding road Uncle Albert, known by many as Admiral Halsey, drove to the levee looking for us.  He knew all the teens would be partying there because the levee was dry and made for a unique adventurous landscape for us young ones fondly called “The Grand Funk”.  The full moon lit his way around the curves and bends.  

I noticed his truck just up the gravel road, it was quite unique with it Hot Chocolate colour brown and white roof that looked like a giant marshmallow.  I quickly dumped my Piña Colada cooler.  If he had seen me with it I would be grounded for life.   I tried to hide behind the large willow tree along the bank; he parked his truck and jumped out.

“Sharona, Has anyone seen my Sharona.” He hollered towards the group of about 30.

One of the boys pointed in my direction. Everyone knew not to mess with my uncle. They knew he would call the police and have the party shut down if they tried to hide me.

Very slowly and carefully, I moved closer to the other side of the trunk. “Maybe he will not see me” I though. Unfortunately, thanks to the full moon, he spotted my arm as I grabbed on the trunk of the tree.

“Sharona, it time you get home. You still have to paint your wagon for this weekend’s parade.”  He spoke sternly yet with much love in his eyes.

I came out from behind the willow and headed for the truck.  My uncle gave me a quick smile. “You know your mother is worried about you!”

I guiltily lowered my head and nodded.

“So what is the theme of this year’s Parade?” His eyes still filled with love as he changed the subject.

“It supposes to be the Songs in the Keys of Life, but I have no idea of what to do with my wagon.” I answered in a whisper.

“Let your imagination run, what do you think of when you hear that phrase?”

“I don’t know.” 

“Well I think of birds, frogs and even children laughing as well as babies crying while their mother sings them a lullaby.  Don’t worry about what you think people expect to see and let your heart lead you to what it means to you” He excitingly explained.

It was a quiet ride back home from that moment on as I sat and listen to the wind rustle in the trees we passed by and the crickets serenading the full moon.   Like a light being turned on I knew what I was going to paint; Large sunflowers with bees humming around it and birds singing.

“Uncle Albert, do you still have that old megaphone and tape recorder. I like to add sounds of nature to my wagon after I paint it for the parade.” My heart was filled with excitement at the thought of doing something like this.

“Yes sweetie I do and I will help capture whatever sound you like to have”

We pulled up to the house and I gave my uncle a big hug. “Thank you so much, see you tomorrow” I said as I jumped out of the truck.

“See you tomorrow sweetie and give the best of my love to you mom.  Good Night”

I skipped up the steps in anticipation of what I could create almost forgetting that I still had to face the wrath of my mother.

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 17

This past week we have experienced some wacky weather from wind storms to snow to warm weather and frosty mornings. However, through it all there have been some hidden beauty and wonders of nature to be found. We hope you enjoy this album dedicated to the beauty that was found though the everchanging weather patterns.

Please feel free to share your adventures because we are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

Trivia Thursday~~ November 19

Are you ready for our 28th addition of Trivia Thursday? Today’s Segment is all Canadian Television shows. So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. Living life in the Arctic can be tough but rewarding. Can you name the show that followed RCMP officers as well as indigenous peoples?
  2. Can you name the lovable series that followed an adorable dog that is always on an adventure helping others?
  3. If you heard of the boat Persephone, then you would know the series it is found on?
  4.  What popular Canadian drama always brought justice?
  5. The US had Mr Rogers, Canada had Mr….?
  6. On the King of Kensington, Larry King owned what popular business?
  7. Every kid dreams of having powers, but Andrew Clements received them for real on what series?   
  8. What was the name of programs that Canadian crime fans never missed? It was created and filmed in Canada but also aired in the US.
  9. What was the Muppet series called that was co produced by the CBC to air in Canada?
  10. Trips around the country were easy when you were traveling with Wayne Rostad. Do you know what this show was called?

Story

The night heat filled the air on the embankment of the Madawaska River, just north of 60 corridor.   Missy a freelance writer was heading south looking for a chance to meet up with the beachcombers for an article she was hoping to write.  She looked over to her traveling companion Mr Fraggle Rock, a young Jack Russell, as he slept in the passenger seat.  She thought to herself, “Who would have thought this little fellow would be her knight in shining armour” 

She rubbed his little head “If it wasn’t for you, I would never had the nerve to head out across the country to the southernmost point of Canada, Point Pelee.”  With sleep eyes he looked up at her almost to say, “Don’t you think it time for you to take a rest?”

She pulled over to the side of the road, “You are right Fraggy; it is time for me to take a rest. I am so thankful we were able to find this street legal VW Camper Van for our trip.”  Her Cherry Red VW was in mint condition and ironically had a little decal that said “The Littlest Hobo”.  When she saw it, she looked down at Fraggle and said “This could be my secret identity a little Hobo riding across the country and you are my furry companion.”

Settling in for the night she could not wait to get on the road again. Looking up through the moon roof munching on a few chips which she had left over from her last stop at a convenience store, she looked upon the stars. She was amazed at how beautiful the night sky looked.

“Well Fraggy, do you want to dress up in your PJs?” She pulled out his little onesies and put it on him. She cuddled him until she fell asleep in anticipation.  When they awake and head out it would only be a 7 more hours to drive before they reached the beaches of Point Pelee.  

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 16

Who doesn’t like a walk in the woods on a cool fall day. In the crisp air with the crunching of the leaves under your feet there is such peace and tranquility to be had. Some call this Forest Bathing because you soak in the beauty and reconnect with nature. Today a member has shared a walk in a special protected woodland called Wallaceburg Sycamore Woods. While it not open for regular public use, there are times through out the year when the stewards the Sydenham Field Naturalist host tours. Today it is our honour to share a virtual walk in the woods. We hope you enjoy the beauty of this old and rare woodland.

Please feel free to share your adventures because we are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

Trivia Thursday~~ November 12

Are you ready for our 27th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Canadian Nature is today’s subject matter. So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. What Species of Bat can make Echolocation calls that can be heard by humans
  2. What are newly hatched Atlantic Salmon called?
  3. The Blue Racer Snake has a very limited distribution in Canada. What Island can they still be found on?
  4. How long is the Monarchs annual round-trip Migration between Canada and Mexico?
  5. How far can a wolverine travel per day when searching for food?
  6. Over half the Alvars in North America are located in which province?
  7. What natural disturbance once played a role in maintaining healthy grasslands, but is less common now?
  8. What Salamander Species is the largest in Canada and completely aquatic?
  9. How many species of maple trees are there in Canada?
  10. What forest in Ontario covers only 1% of Canada’s land area but is home to about 20% of species at risk in the country?

Story

As the sun crowned the horizon changing the sky into a painted tapestry of pink, purple and red hues, a young mudpuppy could be spotted making its way to the edge of a small pond.  Who would have thought that such peace could be found in the forest?  It may not be a big thing for many but for Jessica it was 5000 reasons to hike the trails on Pelee Island in Ontario. Coming from Nova Scotia it had always been her desire to visit this magnificent Nature Reserve she had always heard about.  Just over 40 km square she found Pelee Island a Paradise on earth. She could have stayed there forever.

As the moon ascended above Jessica knew that she had to head back to camp and her traveling companions. Being the youngest, they were very protective of her. They even tried to stop her from going hiking by herself but she need a solitary day to immerse into nature. She was apprehensive to turn her phone back on; she just knew there would be at least 10 messages, so she decided not to and head back. 

As she approached the campsite she could see her friends gathered around a fire roasting marshmallows. Just then Garry spotted her “Hey Short Fry, where have you been? The Carolinian Gang was about to search for you but the s’mores calls us instead.” He chuckled.

Kelly piped up, “We are glad you made it back safe but we knew you would. Even though we gave you a hard time this morning, we understand that you need time to go out and bath in the beauty of this place before we head back tomorrow.” 

Jessica grabbed a Marshmallow skewer with a smile as she thought to herself, “What better people could she share this experience with but those she was about to head to university with.”  

25 Days of Christmas~~Wallaceburg’s 2020 Christmas Lights Tour

Light up our community to bring some joy Happiness and positivity to the end of 2020.

A grassroots movement is happening in Wallaceburg to help spread the holiday cheer and renew hope and faith during these unprecedent times. Please read the following below and consider being part of this magical event. When the map is available we will post it as well.

Through these uncertain times we’ve all experienced a lot of darkness this year, so what better way to bring the community together than to light up our community. We can all share in bring happiness, joy and positivity to the end of 2020.

If we shine enough light and open our hearts to the magic of the season, we can usher in 2021 with the strength and faith we will need to face anything the new year may bring our way. Christmas is a magical time of year and kids’ spirits brighten up seeing all the lights and displays. The smiles and joy on their faces says it all.

For 25 days in December lets light up the outside of our places for Christmas and shine the light bright every night for 1 hour (7-8pm) minimum. Families will be able to walk or drive any night they want to experience. Let’s all forget our worries and troubles for these final days of 2020, and be the little kid inside who can experience the hope in our hearts, community connectedness and magical feelings that Christmas brings. We’re all in this together and together we will overcome.

Deadline to add your address to the map is November 27th so that the maps can be finalized by November 30th to be posted. You can signup easily using our online form (no email address required). Register here: https://administrativeessentials.com/christmas-tour/

If you feel uncomfortable with filling out the form feel free to Message us and we will forward your address to be added to the map.

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 15

What a wonderful few days we have had. It was like Spring had sprung and summer was upon us while fall showed off it’s beauty. We have some awesome captures from around Wallaceburg during these days. We hope that you took advantage of the weather and visited some wonderful places or even just enjoyed it in your own back yard.

Please feel free to share your adventures because we are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

Wallaceburg’s Beauty During Autumn’s Hot spell.

Lest we Forget

Today, November 11th, we take the time to remember those that have sacrificed their lives for us to be free. To remember the members of our and our allies armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

To honour the memory of those who fought for us we take a two minute silence at 11am .

From the Legion Magazine
From the Legion Magazine

For those Born in November

The nights are longer and the days cooler what an awesome reason to lights some candles in celebration of all those born in November. While we would love to celebrate with you all in person until we can know that we are with you in our heart, mind and thoughts. May this Birthday bring you your hearts desire while filled with much love, joy and laughter. May your days ahead be a celebration of all that you have accomplished and what you will. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Trivia Thursday~~ November 5th

Are you ready for our 26th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all about November. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. What is something usually grown in November? (Hint to raise funds)
  2. What is the birthstone for November?
  3. What is the flower for November?
  4. November is recognized as being a tribute to which musical instrument?
  5. The 3rd of November is the national day of what?
  6. November is the awareness month for which disease?
  7. On November 5th 2007, what company unveiled the Android Mobile Phone operating system?
  8. In the ancient Roman calendar, November was which month?
  9. The end of what is celebrated in the Canada every November 11th?
  10. Complete this line from the poem NOVEMBER FOR BEGINNERS By Rita Dove “We stack twigs for burning in glistening patches but the ______ won’t give.

Story

Angela could hear a drum echoing in the distance as she arrived at the Sandwich shop.  She was nervous about meeting Gabriel. She had not seen him since ninth grade.  For a moment her mind drifted to the day they met in history class, where they were paired together to write a paper on World War 1.  Oh how she fell for him fast. She always remembered his eyes and how they sparkled like a blue Topaz.

When they reconnected on Facebook, she was curious about how his life turned out. A quick Google search revealed he was a nutritionist specializing in Diabetes.   She was impressed with how that scrappy young boy with a passion for life became successful man helping other.

While anxious about entering the quaint shop, she built of the courage and crossed over the threshold to the dining area which sat empty. She head to a table that faced the door. Just as she sat down a man with a well trimmed moustache arrived carrying a bouquet of flowers. She noticed it had daisies, Chrysanthemums and Lilies; all her favorite flowers.   He headed towards her and when he looked at her, her heart skipped a beat. Those eyes she could never forget those eyes.

“Hello Angela.” The huskiness of his voices made her heart melt as his arm reached out and placed the bouquet of flowers in front of her

“Hi Gabriel, so great to see you again.” With a quiver in her voice she replied.

As he took his seat across from her a gentle rain softly taps on the window beside them.  It felt like time had never passed for both of them.

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 14

As we enter November, there is still beauty to be found. While many of the trees are now bare and the ground is scattered with leaves. The water around us still reflects the beauty of our area. The sunsets will have a different hue to them yet their wonders are still unique.

Today we share photos from the last week of October and the beginning of November as we watch the season everchanging beauty. The next couple of days will be beautiful so we encourage you to set out and take advantage of this opportunity to find an adventure in the Nature around us.

Please feel free to share your adventures because we are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

Trivia Thursday~~ October 29

Are you ready for our 25th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Halloween is just a few days away so an All Hallow Eve is today’s theme. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. Complete the following chant, normally said by witches: double, double, toil and_____
  2. What does seeing a spider on Halloween signify?
  3. Instead of candy, what did kids originally receive when trick or treating?
  4. In which country did Halloween originate?
  5. According to superstition, if you stare into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, what will you see?
  6. Complete this lyric from the hit Halloween song The Monster Mash: “I was working in the lab, late one night, when my eyes beheld, ________
  7. What was candy corn originally called?
  8. Finish the title of this Radio drama that caused a mass panic on October 30, 1938, ‘War of the_____”.
  9. A Full Moon on Halloween is always a Blue Moon. How many years apart does this happen?
  10. What do you sprinkle on your doorstep if you want to keep evil spirits out of your house on Halloween night?

Story

Adam could not wait, just 12 more hours and it would be his 19th birthday.  How he had waited for this day.  His mom informed him, that when he was old enough to drink, he could travel the world and visit the places he had only read about. His first trip would be to Ireland then off to Scotland or England, he thought to himself. He always wanted to taste the authentic food and drinks of the worlds.

His grandmother declared to him years ago, “You will meet your future spouse on your journey. She will be the salt of the earth and breathtaking to all.”

As he headed to bed he spotted an eerie sight from his window. It looked like a ghost wandering through the garden.  He had to investigate make sure no one was causing trouble .  Grabbing his housecoat he headed to the door.

Swinging open the door, he stepped out onto the porch only to trip over a bag of chicken feed and stumbled down the steps on to his butt. 

Suddenly there was his mother standing over him, “Sweetie I thought you were a sleep; what are you doing out here?”

“I saw something in the garden.” He replied.

“Oh you ruin the surprise I had set up for you.” She said disappointedly

He looked around and there were Halloween decoration throughout they yard. 

“This was going to be last year for a birthday party and such a special year it is. So I wanted to surprise you in the morning with a Birthoween Party. You know a love one is watching over you.” She continued.

He jumped up and gave her a bear hug just as he spotted the ghostly figure he saw was a bed sheet in the old oak tree.

“I love you mom”.  The almost full moon filled the sky and the yard with the ambiance of eeriness as they went into the house together.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN Everyone

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 13

As we come to the end of October, there is and everchange of Wonder with the trees doing their final farewell to this year and the birds migrate towards their winter retreat. Blue Jays gather and hid substance to last the winter as the black birds start to find their winter roost together. There is so much activity still happening all around us.

Today we have some returning photographers. Tracy shares her adventures in the rustic beauty of Wallaceburg and Anne share pictures of the Spirit horses enjoying a little feast in the autumn sun and our resident photographer shares a serene evening of beauty she found on her walk.

We hope that you enjoy these wonderful captures of October’s beauty. Thank you Tracy, Anne and our resident photographer for sharing the love of the Wonders of Nature.

We are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

The Rustic Beauty Around Wallaceburg and Beyond

Sprit Horses

A Serene Evening of Beauty

Trivia Thursday~~ October 22

Are you ready for our 24th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s we bring you Movie trivia. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. “Ask the Audience” and “Phone a Friend” are two of these on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
  2. Diane Keaton & Jack Nicholson first co-starred in Reds before later coupling up in this 2003 romance?
  3. What modern-day accessory can be seen worn by some chariot racers in the classic movie Ben Hur?
  4. Variations of what famous three-word phrase are used in all the Terminator movies?
  5. Complete the title of this 1961 award winning British Film: A Taste Of ______.
  6. In what 2004 romantic movie did Ryan Gosling say “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird”?
  7. In what film did Diane Lane play Richard Gere’s cheating wife?
  8. What was the name of the 2004 film about the life and times of singer Bobby Darin?
  9. In what film do aluminum siding salesmen Richard Dryfuss & Danny Devito crash their Caddies?
  10. In the coming of age rock film Almost Famous Kate Hudson plays character Penny Lane. What is Penny’s nickname?

Story.

The cool night air gave chills down the necks of three brothers. As the crescent moon rose over the horizon just beyond the sea, the boys noticed shadowy figures in the distances. Was this the tin men they heard about? Was this the folklore coming to life? 

As they approached the shadows they realized it was just some small trees. 

“Wow that was a fright. I thought the story of the unfaithful husband was true.” Jeffrey said with relief in his voice. 

“Yes, me too.  I thought the wife’s tin men had come out to get us?” Paul voice trembled.

“I have to record this in the notebook of our adventures.” Carl pulls a pen out. “Do you guys have the time?”

Looking at their watches, Paul and Jeffery simultaneously answer “8:12”

Carl jots something down and then looks up.  “Well we have 40 minutes before we have to head home where to now guys?”

“Let go look over the cliffs and see if the tide has rolled in yet.”  Paul stated.

Jeffery dismisses Paul’s suggestion. “No, we did that last night let’s go deeper into the woods and see if we can find hidden treasure.”

Yet as always Paul got his way and the boy’s headed towards the cliffs, Jeffery started mumbling to himself. “Something’s gotta give! Paul always gets his ways. Just because he older and bigger it not fair” as he dragged his feet kicking at the fallen leaves.

Suddenly he feels himself falling. “Paul… Carl… Help me”

The two boys run up to find Jeffery had fallen into a large sink hole.  “Are you okay?”Paul screams.

“Yes but my leg is cut bad.” pain can be heard in his answer.

“I’ll be back, I am going to find some vines to use as rope.” Carl runs off and quickly returns. 

He braided the vines before lowering it down to Jeffery, as Paul opens the small first aid kit he always carries with him.

“Are you ready?” Carl threw one end of the braided vines down and wrapped the other around a tree.

Jeffery tied it around his waist “Good to go”

Carl and Paul pulled Jeffery out.  Opening the water canteen,  Carl washed the gash on Jeffery’s leg while Paul prepared some honey on a Band-Aid.

“This is a great antiseptic and should help till we get you home” he half mumbled to himself All bandaged up, they helped Jeffery to his feet.

“Well this was quite the adventure; remind me to log it in the notebook when we get home.” Carl stated as they headed back to town.  Jeffery leaned on his brothers for support and realized that no matter what happens his brothers will always be there; they are truly his lifelines.

Trivia Thursday~~ October 15

Are you ready for our 23st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition is October fun facts. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. For what Latin number is October named?
  2. What is the flower for October
  3. There are two gemstones for October. What are they?
  4. Which Monday in October did the UN designated as World Habitat Day?
  5. At the beginning of October what is the sign of the Zodiac?
  6. What sign of the Zodiac covers the end of October?
  7. Finish this October verse by Inez Rice? “October skips along the lanes, It kicks the leaves and laughs with ___________.”
  8. What holiday do Canadians celebrate on the second Monday in October?
  9. What Type of Cancer Awareness is focused on during the month of October?
  10. Name the Hurricane that struck Southern Ontario on October 15th 1954.

Story

“What a Thanksgiving Blessing this is” a young woman named Hazel said to her eight friends. “The sky is clearing up and the rains of the day had finished, just in time to see the meteor shower.”

They were worried that they would lose this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this spectacular sight.  As the sunset peaked over the horizon illuminating the sky with its rays upon the dispersing clouds, the sky transformed to a tourmaline beauty.  The mesmerizing splendour left a sense of awe in their spirits as a flock of ten small birds with red breast flew towards the river’s edge hiding among the Calendula Cosmos, and cattails.

Carol broke the silence, “We better set up before it gets to dark.  First, we must look towards the constellation of Libra. The meteors are to past through it and the constellation of Scorpius”

“Isn’t pronounced Scorpio?”  Janet asked.

“Many think it is but technique it is called Scorpius just like the Capricornus Constellation is often referred to as Capricorn” Carol continued on explaining the difference. 

“Oh look how bright the moon is! It almost looks like a large opal in the sky.”  Joy interrupted.

Suddenly Hazel squealed “Oh it starting.” They all looked up as the night sky filled with colourful streaks of light. 

“Lots of wishes are going to be made today.” Flora whispered. 

As they watched nature’s fireworks, their gasps and awes could be heard in the distance.

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 11

Wallaceburg has such a unique beauty from our waterways to our nature reserves even within our own backyards. With beauty of Nature all around us we have the opportunity to find serenity at every turn, to feel as one and connected with nature.

Today, we have the opportunity to see the beauty from Margaret’s (Margo) perspective. She share with us the beauty from her deck on the Sydenham, Paw Paw woods and area’s around Wallaceburg. She is also sharing with us the beauty from her adventures Kayaking on our waterways. Thank you Margaret for sharing with us the wonders all around you.

We are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

Happy Thanksgiving

We like to take a moment to wish you all a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Today we share some wonderful Thanksgiving quotes. May your weekend be filled with love, laughter and joy.

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”– Nigel Hamilton

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  – Melody Beattie

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.” – Ray Stannard Baker

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell

Trivia Thursday~~ October 8

Are you ready for our 22st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition has a Canadian Thanksgiving Theme. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. When was Thanksgiving officially declared to be on the second Monday of October?
  2. In which part of Canada is Thanksgiving not an official holiday?
  3. How many turkeys were sold for Canadian Thanksgiving in 2019?
  4. Which country celebrated Thanksgiving first?
  5. The traditions of eating turkey and pumpkin didn’t originate in Canada. People from which country introduced the idea of eating these foods on Thanksgiving?
  6. What is the name of the annual doubleheader football game held on Thanksgiving?
  7. What Thanksgiving pie ranks number one but is not native to Canada?
  8. Which province is Canada’s biggest cranberry producer?
  9. What is fast becoming a popular alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving, as it gives you the best of three worlds?
  10. Other then cooking what did the indigenous people uses Cranberries for?

Story

The sky was still dark as Tess head toward the open roads. It was going to be a long drive from British Columbia to the Maritimes.  This was her first long road trip and she was glad to have Turducken beside her.  She never realized how much she could love this mutt she found on the side of the road a year ago.  She looked over at him curled up in the front passenger side. 

When she arrived in British Columbia a year ago she was alone missed her family.  She was not able to make it home for the Thanksgiving Day Classic her family held each year.  But that year she was thankful to find this stranded little matted ball of fur.  She knew he was abused when she saw him so scrawny. His white fur had tuffs of mauve tinge to them like someone was dyeing him purple before he escaped.

She remembered how she want to find the person or people that had done this to the little one but with Vancouver’s population of close to 2.5 million she felt helpless in find the culprits.  She believed she could give him a good temporary home until she could find a forever family.

She looked over to Turducken.  “Who would have thought, I would be your forever family and you would be my forever fur baby”. 

He looked up at her and it almost looked like he smiled.  When she came to a stop sign she reached down to the bag of homemade treats for him, actually they were road treats for both of them.  “So do you want a dehydrated apple or pumpkin?” she asked the little ball of white fuzz, “I think I am going to have the apple.”  Turducken’s tail wagged in approval. Giving him his treat she made a turn and headed towards the USA and Canada border. It was suppose to be a shorter route to travel.

When she arrived at the USA Custom office she declared all she had and showed her papers for Turducken.  “We are just passing through on our way to my parent home.” She told the officer.

“Where is that miss?”

“1957 Wyvern Road, St John, New Brunswick. Just taking the quicker route through your beautiful country.  I will be cutting back over into Canada tomorrow at the Noyes Emerson crossing.   Here are my reservations for a motel I will be spending the night at.”

“Well miss it looks like you have everything in order, but please hold on a second.” He said as he shifted on his heels and head back to an office. 

Tess was becoming nervous wondering what the problem might be.  She watched him come out of the office with something in his hand. 

As he approached, Turducken took notice and started to wag his tail.  The officer bent down and open his hand inside was a large pig ear dog treat. 

“Here something for this little cutie as you travels to keep him busy.  You are free to go.  Have a safe trip.” He said with a big smile as he scratched Turducken’s head. 

“Thank you, have a beautiful day too.” She replied and pulled out of the customs area and head toward the highway.

“Well boy it is just you and me for a bit.” She looked over and saw he was enjoying the new found treat.

The sun was rising as the sky brightened. She had a feeling this was going to be a good day to travel.  

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 10

With the beginning of a new month bring new beauty and colours as fall starts to show its colourful array. Today’s submissions are from Anne. Her eye for nature’s beauty and the wonders around us leads us into the season of harvests and colours. From the sunflower fields in Forest to the water edge of the Rock Glenn and the wonders her travels to her own yard. Thank you Anne for sharing with us your perspective of Nature’s Wonders around us.

We are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful.