The White Cottage

MY DAYS IN RETIREMENT

Not So Much Fun Shopping This Time

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Headed off to Sherway Gardens with Claudia and Bonnie yesterday. Another one of those things in life one has to deal with as one gets older – attending a funeral. A good friend of our Mother’s and an eventual boss to Claudia in the insurance industry, passed away from Multiple Sclerosis. Only 68. Funeral is on Tuesday and she needed to get something more up-to-date than what’s in her closet now. Naturally, we had no luck, as you always see everything you want just when you don’t need it. But when you need it, you can’t find it!!! So she said she would check Walden Galleria in Buffalo and hopefully find something before the funeral. 

We had a nice time despite the circumstances. Lunched at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant. Quite nice actually and really good corn beef on rye. Three sisters getting caught up on the daily rumours, gossip and family stories. Sounds like Tyler (Claudia’s only boy) is having a blast at Queen’s University. Hope he’s at least learning something besides how to “partay”. He’s a good kid, so says his old Aunt!!!

Been down to see the Irwin’s this afternoon. Zach’s birthday today and I wanted to give him his gift before we headed off to the Revill home for Karly’s birthday and graduation party. Started getting him the Harry Potter movies. He’s up to two now, and so far he’s enjoying them. Being a sports kind of guy, I wasn’t sure whether he would like them. So far so good!! Also bought him a book about Benjamin and his adventures in wizardry. Really glad to hear he likes to read. As they say, the more you read the more you know!!!

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Author: Twila

Born and raised in a small town in Ontario, Canada, with 5 sisters and a brother. Now retired, my husband and I travel, play golf and am slowly renovating our new (old) home. After my kidney transplant in 1999, we've learned to enjoy life to the fullest. Nat and I have driven across Canada, taken an Alaskan cruise and drove home via the Northern United States. We've also been to Mexico, the Caribbean, the East Coast of Canada and Cape Breton. We've done the "Snowbird" thing, having lived in Destin, Florida for a couple of months of the year. In 2007 we changed our travel plans in order to move into and renovate our new "old" home, but hope to someday get back on the road again. We also love returning to Scotland (Nat's origin of birth) to visit his family and tour the Highlands and surrounding Isles.

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