Category Archives: friends

Remembering those I have called friend over the years.

Trying

I’m quite gregarious for the first time and perhaps the second time I meet someone, after that I lose interest. I’m certain that others lose interest in me as fast as I do in them so it doesn’t strike me … Continue reading

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The force is with us

Life has a way of becoming a bit of a dog’s breakfast which is my fault. Our daughter is coming home from hospital today after seven weeks and two days. Woohoo. This naturally enough coincides with the release of the … Continue reading

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We were giants…in our own minds anyway.

Once upon a time there was a city in western Quebec called Hull. It doesn’t exist anymore. It’s called Gatineau now and more’s the pity if you ask me, but no one ever does. Once upon a time Amber Cloutier … Continue reading

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Sweet tea

The drive out to Drummondville from Dorval takes about two hours unless there’s speeding involved. It is a pleasant drive as the beauty that is Quebec unrolls in vast sheets of snow over farm fields sprouting winter bare maples and … Continue reading

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the book of lynn priest – 1992-12-31-the wedding dress – Susan Kay

Setting: Ascension of our Lord Church, Westmount, Quebec, 31 December 1992. ┬áThe weather sucked, as I recall; Stan and I arrived at the church only about 10 minutes before the ceremony, thanks to the road conditions. ┬áLynn was already in … Continue reading

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the book of lynn priest – buying a home

After we married and before James was born we moved from the third floor apartment at forty-eight hundred Decarie to a lower duplex on 5th Avenue South, across the street from the Hormel intersection, in Roxboro, the address may have … Continue reading

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remnants

Cheryl Morrison was the first girl that became an obsession. Of course at five years old she had to compete with G.I. Joe, tag and the hokey pokey but that probably was not of concern for either of us. Less … Continue reading

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michael beausoleil

When thoughts turn to Michael Beausoleil they are always fond memories. We were fast friends from elementary school through to just after the end of high school. Eventually he moved to Abbotsford, B.C. which could be where he still lives … Continue reading

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william thompson

Much of elementary school is long lost in the haze of the past but one moment which I remember clearly is the day William Thompson was removed from class at Mountainview. It was as surreal moment in my life in … Continue reading

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