I’d had one injection of zoledronic acid and was due for another. But while I was at the hospital to see my oncologist before having the injection, my heart took centre stage and I was off to Emergency.

Over the past two years, I’ve read a lot of books. I felt the need to share some of the nonfiction books I thought most worth reading.

I know know why they talk about the problems some parents have to get their adult kids to leave the “nest.” Getting baby birds out of their nest is a lot of work!

My grandfathers died before I was born, Granny Shaw was quite elderly, and I rarely saw Granny MacDonald, but I had Aunt Margaret and Uncle Albert.

Even though Jennie Shaw, my dad’s mother, was 80 when I was six, she still managed to be a powerful influence on my life.

Because my grandmother turned 80, I got to know dad’s family better, and learned I had a cousin my age.

We survived having a nest of robins’ above our front door that spring, but we didn’t expect them to return in July!

Instead of being color blind, let’s choose to love all skin colors and to encourage everyone to become the best person they can be.

When I was 6 1/2, my life started to change: a new church group, a new cousin, starting school, and a book that helped make me who I am.

When I think back to who I was at six, I have to say that I was probably very much like I am today.

I’ve heard that a child’s personality is formed by age 6, so I find it surprising that I have only a few memories & a handful of pictures from my 5th year.

My mother left our visitors in the kitchen, took me up to her bedroom, got a new picture book from the bottom drawer of her dresser, and sat down to read it. Needless to say, I was very puzzled.