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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Canadian moment

It’s a long weekend in Canada because today, July 1, is Canada Day, a federal holiday. The country was formed in 1867 with four provinces. Today, there are ten provinces and three territories, the second largest country in the world.


I had a Canadian moment this past week. With a few minutes to buy groceries for this weekend, I was in a rush, pushing one of the large carts around a local grocery store. I turned into one of the vegetable aisles and not really watching, hit an abandoned cart, to which, without thinking, I uttered, ”Sorry.” The cart didn’t respond. How rude! I guess there are worse things a people can be known for other than politeness.


My husband and I will celebrate Canada today with our daughter and the grandkids. A barbecue, a fire with s’mores and the community fireworks are on the agenda. Everything depends on the weather of course, which is so Canadian too. The fireworks may be postponed but not the love and pride we have for this country. While Canada is not perfect, she is like an organism, growing and evolving over time to reflect the stories, heritage and traditions of her people on this amazing land.


Happy Canada Day.








27 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Enjoy your day!
(I once said sorry after treading on a snail - a classic case of "too little, too late").

Anvilcloud said...

I am wondering if for the third consecutive Canada Day, I will be kept indoors to shoot fireworks from the bedroom. One year it was freezing cold, and the other it was raining right up until the event.

DJan said...

Happy Canada Day! I love your posts, and laughed out loud at the vision of your apology to the cart. :-)

Catarina said...

:))))

Happy Canada Day, Marie!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy Canada Day Marie, enjoy your day with the family ✨

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Canada Day! We are going to watch the fireworks tonight too, if they don't get rained out and if we can stay awake until 11:00 pm.

Shammickite said...

I apologise to TessaDog all the time!
Happy Canada Day to you too! We are so lucky to live here. Fireworks in the park tonight.

Linda said...

Very Happy Canada Day to you and yours!

Barbara said...

Happy Canada Day. Canada seems to have citizens who love and enjoy their country. Have a wonderful holiday.

bill burke said...

Happy Canada Day, Marie and make sure you watch out for an abandoned carts. :)

Danielle L Zecher said...

Happy Canada Day! Is it alright to say that the festivities sound similar to what we here in the U.S. will be enjoying on the 4th? I hope Georgie the grand-dog isn't scared of the fireworks. Our Duke is terrified, so we always stay home on the 4th.

There are definitely worse things to be known for than being polite! I'd rather not contemplate what Americans might be known for.

Elephant's Child said...

Happy Canada Day - whatever the weather. I have found myself apologising to inanimate objects more than once.

Rhodesia said...

Happy Canada Day. The animals hate fireworks so may be good if they are cancelled let alone postponed!! Have a good day, Diane

Ruth Hiebert said...

Happy Canada Day. I will head over to Lake Minniwasta tonight, together with my sister, to watch our local fireworks.

Silver Willow said...

Happy Canada Day!~

Joanne Noragon said...

I believe Canada is pretty close to perfect. Like the US, and 44.

Laurel Wood said...

Happy Canada Day. Have a wonderful time!

Mage said...

Sounds like a good way to spend Canada Day.

Natalia said...

I would love to visit Canada one day:)

Angela said...

I am a bit late but still time to wish happy Canada Day to you and family!! Sounds like you had lots of fun! Canada is doing awesome!! We prepare to go to Iowa to celebrate with family the 4th. Blessings to you Marie!

Tabor said...

Sounds perfect. It has been a looong time since I celebrated with the grands on a fireworks evening.

William Kendall said...

I hope your Canada Day was a good one! I spent the day visiting a couple of the museums, and caught the fireworks here.

photowannabe said...

Happy Belated Canada Day to you Marie.
I love your story about the shopping cart...I have done that too...(:0)
You live in a gorgeous land.

Debbie said...

happy canada day...a beautiful picture of your flag!!

Ratty said...

I knew what you were going to say when you said you had a Canadian moment. U.S. television makes fun of your politeness. I think it's because we're jealous of it.

baili said...

Happy Canada day dear Marie !

your story is very interesting ,such things happen when mall or market is crowded but you did great

hope weather was not restrain to your plans for day celebrations

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, Excellent tribute to Canada here. I really enjoy your writing. I wonder if you've written books? You are an excellent writer. John