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Questions for Canadians of 2 or more generations

Мы продолжаем рубрику Ask Canadians и сегодня Шейла предложила свои ответы на вопросы Нары, которые она оставила в вопроснике. Вопросы от Нары звучали так: Нара 10 марта, 2010 в 2:51 am Questions for Сanadians of 2 or more generations:

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The Boot

This story will sound implausible and unbelievable but trust me every word is true. In June 2006 my husband, Don, son, Steve, daughter-n-law, Julia and I hiked the West Coast Trail. The West Coast Trail, a challenging 77 km hike … Читать далее

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The Confusable English Language

I often wonder are words as tricky and confusing in other languages as they are in the English language. Take then and than.  Is it just me that finds them confusing.  I still have to stop and think of the … Читать далее

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Chocoholics

Are you a chocoholic? No, really, are you a true chocoholic?  If you are a true chocoholic then you know what I’m talking about.  You can’t have chocolate, of any sort, anywhere in your home or it will be gone. … Читать далее

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Life is Good

Well, we’ve finally whined and moaned our way through another winter. The barrage of complaints were routinely monotonous. “My goodness, but its cold out there.” “Can you believe this weather?” “Not another snow fall!”

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Vietnam

Vietnam It was surreal visiting ‘The Nam’. For those, like Don and I, who went through their teen years between 1961 to 1975 the American involvement in Vietnam was background music to all the other things going on in our … Читать далее

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How to Meet New People

Moving, whether it be to a new neighborhood, city, province or country, can be alienating. In this fast paced world we live in, sometimes we don’t make time to socialize or don’t know how to meet people to socialize with. … Читать далее

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Remembrance Day

Today I woke up to an overcast dreary day. A day when the sun refused to show her face. A perfect day to remember our war dead. Today, November 11th is Remembrance Day here in Canada. A celebration that I … Читать далее

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Giving Thanks

Tomorrow I go over to my mother’s house to cook a Thanksgiving Dinner. Our traditional thanksgiving menu includes the following: turkey, with dressing (stuffing), mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, often sweet potatoes (yams), Brussels sprouts, and Creamed peas. For dessert … Читать далее

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Alaska

Alaska The latter part of August, early September, Don and I set sail on the Carnival Spirit heading for Whittier, Alaska. We chose the one-way, 7-day cruise which would dock in Whittier as we wanted to tour Alaska for a … Читать далее

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Goodbye to our parents

For those of you who have lost one parent or both you will understand the complex feelings that accompany their departure from your life. Up until then death has probably been on the backburner of your thoughts. We know that … Читать далее

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Peru

In January, 2008 Don and I went on a vacation to Peru and Bolivia. We chose South America as we wanted to meet up with Steve and Julia once more before they returned home (we met them in Spain in … Читать далее

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Steve and Julia’s Return

Steve and Julia Return   A year ago, April 2007, my son, Steve, and his wife, Julia flew from Calgary Airport on the first leg of their round the world cycling tour. Their first stop was Scotland.

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Baptiste Lake

  Last Friday my husband, Don, and I took our trailer 100 km north to Baptiste Lake to spend the weekend with my friend, Lorraine, and family. It was her 60th birthday. We were the first to arrive and the … Читать далее

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Coincidence?

Have you ever had an incident happen that went beyond coincidence? This happened to me on March 11, 2008, the day my father-in-law was killed.   The phone rang at 9:30, that night.  I was not surprised to hear my husband, … Читать далее

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Teachers

Why is it that in far too many countries teachers are no longer respected nor valued? This entry is in response to a former Russian teacher who wrote to me that she had to leave the profession because of the … Читать далее

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