Monday, November 16, 2015

GOOD TIMES AND BAD


Hello,
My father is five years older than this 1925 Ford.
We spotted it on display when we took him out for his favourite coffee.


He loved it!


He carefully counted: 1, 2, 3, 4 cylinders...


Best of all, they took him for a little spin round the park...
Good old Dad, a car devotee all his life.


Still coming along...


In other heart-warming news, the small boy formerly known as the Little Bebe turned three over in Canada.
Possibly a future rock star, he loves guitars now.


Adorable one...


This year, a woodland theme for the Red Cardinal Christmas Tree.

A work in progress.
The Easter Bunny decided to participate.
And the Canada Duck.


I love Paris..


the history,


the beauty,



the elegance,


the love of life..



We are all shocked by the horror of the attack on Paris.
My heart goes out to the people of France.
Prayers for them, and for a beautiful city which will endure.


XXXX

31 comments:

  1. Paris and Parisians are in our thoughts and our hearts. I hope they can rise above these tragic events. Paris will always hold a special place in my heart.
    Your sweet grandson is turning three already! Where does the time go?
    Lovely photos Patricia.
    XO

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  2. We will always love Paris! The Little Bebe has no business growing up at all, I say. I want him to remain a cute baby forever :)

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  3. Wonderful photos of your dad and the old car, he must have had a great day!
    You have such a sweet little grandson loving his guitar.
    Such a shame beautiful Paris is again victim of terror, France and especially the Parisian people are in our thoughts.

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    1. Dad certainly loved the old car, Janneke. He has probably forgotten all about it now, but I will show him the photos next time and perhaps that will trigger the memory. So sad in Paris.

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  4. How wonderful for your Dad! Fabulous cake for little Bebe too! It is indeed so terrible to have seen what has happened in Paris. Words are not enough are they. xx

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    1. Two nice family things, on a bleak weekend for the world. Life will always go on, but it is terrible to behold people cut down this way, going about their normal lives. No, words are not enough, Amy. xx

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  5. Paris will survive, so will we but one can't help wondering 'Where next?'

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    1. Yes, that is what I wonder too. Going to a crowded public event soon, and I am a little nervous now. Can it happen here too??

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  6. Trish, a great job of remembrance for Paris. Having been there as well, it's hard to imagine the city is such chaos now. You 3-year old will have so much fun in the Christmas Season. Have a great week!

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    1. So difficult to know what to say Linda - but I think we all know how we feel! So sad.
      Ah, yes, Christmas when you are three is great - old enough to understand, young enough to be enthralled!

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  7. I love that old car! How your dad must have enjoyed that! And the little bebe - he looks adorable. And yes, Paris. It is an iconic city. Maybe that's why everyone is so shocked. My father used to say Beirut was the Paris of the middle east. Sadly, that wonderful city has also been the subject of a terrorist attack too, but then Beirut has been the target of terrorists and conflict almost as long as I can remember. So very sad for both cities and their people.

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    1. I loved the car too, Val, and I am definitely not a car person. I was intrigued by how much wood was used in the construction including the inside door framework, the wheels, and quite a few other bits.
      Poor Beirut has been a target for most of my living memory too - I never knew that it had been known for its beauty. The shock of Paris has some resonance of the New York attack - a world city, a top cultural, economic, and tourism destination, one many have visited and can identify with. Very sad and shocking.

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  8. What an adoreable car you found and how lovely that your Dad enjoyed it so much and was generously given a ride.
    Happy Birthday to Little Bebe, now growing up into a big boy.
    The world has always been full of atrocities and horrors but the difference today is that we all see the action instantly in our livingrooms. There is a heartflet comraderie around the world for the people of France.

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    1. That little car was just the cutest thing Rosemary. I think it has been a farm vehicle. It drives well for 90 years old and had done 25 miles that day.
      You are right, of course, there are constant wars and conflict in the world, but now we see it immediately - and we are shocked. It is heart-warming the way the free world has responded.

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  9. As you say, the good and the bad. It is almost unbelievable to think of that so-familiar city attacked in this way.
    I love the pics of your dad and the car! and glad that he is still so interested and has such fun.

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    1. Like the New York attack, it comes as a shock, doesn't it. Somehow we have gone back to our regular routines, and then another round of terror. I will be a bit nervous next time I travel.
      Dad and the car were quite an unexpected highlight of the day out :)

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  10. This picture of your Dad and the 1925 Ford is priceless, Patricia. I love that! Your woodsy Christmas tree sounds wonderful this year. Will you be sharing more pictures of it, as I love to look at Christmas trees?

    The pictures of Paris are lovely, and may the light shine on its people right now.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, every nice photo of Dad is very special these days, and I was pleased to get these shots. I will share more photos of the tree, which is still a work in progress. It makes me smile every time I walk past!

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  11. Your Dad is adorable Patricia! What a super cool car. ;)

    I love the woodland theme for your tree!! That's right after my own heart and the area where I live. I love the pic of your precious grandson too.

    So fun finding you through Amy and the Christmas card swap. Excited for the holidays ahead and praying that so many will find healing and peace.

    Blessings and I'll be emailing you again soon. I need to give you my home address. Yay! xoxo

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    1. Hi Carrie, and welcome to my blog. The woodland theme works well for me, because I already had most of these items, and just put them together this way. The pink and blue items are not coming out these year. So nice to meet you via the Christmas Card swap. xo

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  12. Gosh. Your Dad looks great!
    And that little Bebe is very handsome! Happy Birthday to him!
    Your tree is looking beautiful....more pics please!
    Enjoy the rest of your week, Patricia!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hi Linda, Yes, I think Dad looks good for 95, and was amazed that he could climb up the steep step into the car. More pics will be forthcoming on the tree - still working on it. Happy week!

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  13. One can see the family resemblance of Little Bebe and Little Assie. Sweet boys! And three already!! Wow.

    You are so lucky to have your father. Sounds like a lovely afternoon with him. Happy to hear of his spin on wheels.

    We all stand with Paris.

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    1. Yes, the little cousins are very cute...and they have never met! Maybe next year.
      I know, we are lucky to still have Dad at such a venerable age. It was a happy bonus to discover that car on display. Yay for Paris!

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    2. Oh, Tricia, for the want of a "u.'' How I wish I could always go back to correct my typos!

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  14. Your father looks so happy - his old intact memories were triggered and brought happiness - so nice of you to take his to see these cars.

    And Paris. I sensed we were moving into troubled times a decade ago,and am so, so saddened that this is the case. I wish it were otherwise.

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    1. Yes, Sarah Liz, it did trigger the old car memories. He was muttering the names of his earliest cars while he examined it.
      And like you, I felt 9/11 began a new era, and so it has been. Last weekend brought back that earlier feeling for me. Times are very different now.

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  15. What a treat that car was for your Dad. Happy to hear he had a ride in it. Glad to see the grandson and some happy news. The tragedy in Paris is on my mind as it must be for everyone. As my Gran said way back in the day "What is the world coming to?"

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    1. That car was so cute, Darla - even I liked it, and I am certainly no car person. Your Gran expressed it the way we are thinking!

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  16. That is wonderful that your dad was taken for a ride in this old Ford! I got a photo of my dad a few years ago beside a Rolls that was the same age as he was ... no ride was offered though (maybe I should have asked!). Very sweet photo of your grandson with his new guitar!
    ~Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy, Dad did enjoy the old Ford so much. I was surprised he managed to hoist himself up into the seat - but such was his enthusiasm! Guitar boy is so gorgeous..

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