After my day with the girls, I decided to give the boys a chance. In the morning I drove in to the city with my daughter. She dropped me off at my brother’s where I spent the day.
It was Remembrance Day, and there were ceremonies across Canada to honour the soldiers from several wars, both the ones who gave their lives for our freedom and those who willingly put their lives on the line. Bill and I watched on TV the ceremony which was held in downtown Ottawa attended by Prime Minister, the Governor General, and the Silver Cross mother among thousands of armed forces personnel and civilians.
The Silver Cross mother is chosen from among those mothers who have lost a son or daughter in combat situations. This year the mother was a woman who lost her son in Afghanistan four years ago. It was heart breaking to hear her story of the last time she saw her son.
There was a fly past of vintage aircraft and modern jets which flew right over Bill’s house. There were two minutes of silence while we honoured the fallen.
Bill then drove me to the bank, where I had some business to conduct, but we found out that the banks were all closed due to Remembrance Day. So back to Bill’s for lunch. We checked out some blogs, especially one called “Where’s Wormy”.
We both subscribed to Where’s Wormy and then talked about Bill starting a blog. He is getting really interested.
We phoned our brother Don who came for a quick visit. I gave them a big bag of old Perry Mason books and DVDs of the TV show. I also phoned my brother David, and we had a good talk. I haven’t seen him for a couple of years since he was living in Colombia for several years.
Only three of my seven brothers, but I talked to them all in one day, and saw two of them. My day with the boys was really great. I hope to have many more when we move to Ottawa.