Neil (nt) wrote,

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Went out to breakfast this morning (had french toast with strawberries and coffee), then walked along 4th Street S.W. where the annual Lilac Festival is being held. They close the street to traffic for about a mile, and set up tables to sell handicrafts and food. There are jugglers, musicians, displays of classic cars and so on. I didn't see any lilacs, though, except a few plastic ones. It was a warm and sunny day, and really felt like spring. Walking further, we saw volunteers doing an annual clean up of the river bank.

This photo is of my great-grandparents and their children, taken probably around 1898. I'm not sure whether they were living in Medicine Hat or in Lethbridge at that time. My paternal grandfather is third from the left. This is probably the oldest photo we have. It is kind of grungy and beat up looking, but my brother had it professionally scanned at ultra high-resolution, and plans to restore it in Photoshop.

Taylor family circa 1896

My brother has been visiting my dad, but will be returning to Florida shortly. I had a long phone conversation with him this morning. He reports that my father is in good health and generally doing well, except for a problem area I've described in past LJ entries.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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