Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Incredibles from Grade 3/4!

Recently, I had the wonderful privilege of performing some of our school choir favourites at a beautiful church in downtown Hamilton with the grade 3/4 class.
We were guests of the Hamilton Duet Club - the oldest established ladies choir in Canada.
They administer a few scholarship funds to award to groups who promote the joy and love for singing. I think the students of CCS fit that bill to a perfect T and then some!
I am so very proud of them all. They give me so much joy in my work, I'm afraid I will never be able to retire from my "job" there.
May the Giver of every voice and breath be praised!
Here are four of my favourite videos - taken by the one and only inimitable Miss J!
Thanks so much friend, for capturing this moment for us and affording us the luxury of many repeat performances.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's time!

A Spray of Spring flowers for a very special Lady Love of ours!
It's always about TIME isn't it?
That infernal four letter word. At once friend, then foe. Eluding us, escaping us, relentlessly ticking away. Where does it go? Why does it fly?
But enough of this!
The first day of spring has long since passed us by and this blog has just now got its much needed face-lift for the new season. My apologies for making you wait this interminable stretch for the necessary adjustments and for new news. New old news, that is ;)
I am presently engaged in scanning a delectable stock of family photos into my computer library to carry on with the mission 'manifesto' of this blog - my family's attempt to re-connect with our long lost grand-daughter, niece and cousin Nicole Kristine Pts.

Hello again Nicole. Among the photo ops, you will find one of your Aunt Pauline with her arm around the birthday girl - her mom, my mom, granny to 33 and great-granny to ten. And just above this text is your cousin Mark (who is also 23) with his little niece Rachel Yvonne. Amy named her first daughter after your mom....a great choice it turns out, she's got the trademark elfin like looks and wily personality!
Your grandma turned 70 yesterday. She hosted us all for breakfast - a lovely routine chaos we have grown comfortable with, perhaps even endeared to - much like your mom once was.
....soon you will have a birthday yourself.
On April 21rst, you will become twenty-three years of age.
Oh man - there's the taunting 'tempus fugit' notion again - years flashing by in slow motion. ??
Who can explain these things?
Congratulations niece, cousin and grand-daughter of ours; may the Lord bless your special day and your life to come - in ways immeasurable!