It has been a busy week and a lot has been happening. Of course Monday night was the usual hash run and it was a brutal run for sure. Not only was it very cold and windy but much longer than expected you can read about it under Hash, Trash.
Tuesday was the first of the upcoming Christmas dinners. The “Old Navy Group” The GAGGLE had our Christmas Dinner at CFS Leitrim, complete with turkey, tortiere, and all the other trimmings. The Gaggle is always a good time to get caught up with the old gang and usually have a light lunch. The sad part is they read out the names of those who have past away since the last meeting. On this occasion there were seven who have gone on ahead and I knew two of them very well. It is always sad to see the passing of old comrades.
Off to the Vanier Legion for Old FARTS on Wednesday. And it was a must attend for me this Wednesday. Last week the cook came and said that it was my turn to pick the menu for the meal. It would have been a crime if I had not shown up for the fish and chips.
Were Thursday and Friday ‘normal’ days? No way. Got a call on Thursday to see if we could go out and pick up the kids from the school bus and then on Friday night an emergency call from Shereene. She had been in a slight traffic accident but her vehicle was undriveable and could we rescue her and the kids because she could not get in touch with Don. It was off to the west end to do our duty.
Saturday morning was breakfast with Santa at the Pierce’s Corners community centre. Don was doing the pancake cooking and we did the pancake eating. In the afternoon it was the Hash Annual Christmas Party complete with a short run before a marvellous meal.
In between times I have been doing more research on Wendy’s side of the family tree. I am trying to find more details on the female side (Wendy’s mother’s mother’s side) but it seems as if I have run into the end of the road on one line. It is like the ‘male side’ (Wendy’s mother’s father’s side) which runs into a wall at her great-grandfather. One of her uncles had also tried to get information on this side as well but also ran into the same problems. I will have to just keep looking and try a few other things as well.