Hi there to everyone of you sitting, standing or laying down to READ the most Positive Paper in the Cornwall and the S.D. & G. area. WHAT A WEEK of TEMPERATURES!!! Mother Nature is sure off her meds this week. One day the sun is out shining blissfully and it turns into a ~Scorcher~, then the next day it is cold, wet and dreary!!! I do thank Mother Nature for the taste of summer we enjoyed last week. ~Johnny Radar~ says this nice summery weather will be back to stay soon. So don’t give up hope, summer weather is on it’s way. As each day goes by, the temperatures will rise and we’ll see more of Mr. Sunshine.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to start thinking of what you can do for your father, or the father of your children. It may something just for him, such as golf clubs, fishing or sporting equipment, or other manly goodies that dads like. It could also be something for the family, such as a new BBQ, or a picnic table, or some camping gear. It might be as simple as going out for dinner, and lastly, for those on a very tight budget, the gift you cannot buy, Time. Take Dad out to the park, or the beach, or perhaps along a pathway to a bench where you can sit and reminisce about the “Good Old Days”. Whether you spend a little or a lot, be sure to spend some of the most valuable currency we have at our disposal . . . TIME!!!
Tip of the Week: How to pick a WATERMELON. I see people in the grocery store banging on watermelons trying to pick the best one. Here is the right and real way to pick the sweetest of watermelons: 1. Make sure it has a prominent yellow spot. (This is where it sat on the ground ripening.) If there is no yellow spot, then it was prematurally picked meaning it was NOT RIPE. 2. Look for “webbing”. (This is the brown, course web looking material which is caused when bees pollinate the flower and scar the membranes that later form the fruit. The more pollination, the more webbing equalling sweeter fruit. 3. Look for black, hard globs seeping out. (This is sugar not insects or rotting.) Choose the right one for you and your family to ENJOY!!! Oh, How I Love Eating Cool, Refreshing and Juicy Watermelons in the Summer Time!!!
For ALL of the Father’s reading this (including step and foster dads), I’d like to pass on a Thank you for what you give to your families each and every day. The work that you do, the love and patience that you have for your wife and family, these things are precious. For this priceless gift of yourselves, on behalf of all families and wives and myself, I want to simply say, “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart. We also can fondly think of those Fathers and Grandfathers who have left us behind. Your thoughts and memories live on and we thank you for the time you were able to share with us.
On the past weekend, I spent some quality time in Ottawa with my youngest son Marcus, his girlfriend Kelsey, my eldest daughter, Melinda and three of her four children. We had a short cruise on an “Aqua-Taxi”, which is a boat with large windows all around, and comfortable bench seats. We saw the Parliament Buildings and quite a lot of other scenic views along the way. Whilst going from the Quebec side back to Ontario, we passed a sailboat that had a pirate flag, and the captain wore a pirate hat. Knowing me, you can probably guess what I had to say to him. . . Yes, you’re right, I let out a nice loud, “ARRRRRRR”. Both the captain/pirate and his crew, all yelled out a resounding reply of “ARRRRRR”, and this was the full extent of our conversation. Our boat captain, Jean-Marc had graciously given us a family deal, as it was the end of the day for him. When you are next visiting Ottawa, I highly recommend trying the Aqua-taxi. Ahoy, me maties!
Item of the Week: This week’s pick is a gorgeous pair of 6 inch black, satin shoes that have a LOT of *SPARKLE* on them!!! (From Heel To Toe!) I purchased them at ~Value Village~ for ONLY $17.99!!! They are after all a pair of “MADDEN GIRL” shoes. One of the TOP Shoe Designers in the World!!! Well, My World Anyway!!! Do make sure to check out the many thrift stores here in Cornwall to see what TREASURES you can FIND for yourselves!!! Happy Shopping Everybody!!!
Until Next Week: ANYONE THAT TAKES THE TIME TO BE “KIND” IS BEAUTIFUL!!! PLEASE BE “KIND” TO ALL MANKIND … ESPECIALLY TO THE “UNKIND” BECAUSE THEY NEED IT THE MOST!!!
Marlene Baker of www.fashionography.ca & www.photodreams.ca
Congratulations ! Marlene has been nominated for Seeker Contributor of the Year!
Marlene Lister is a local photographer/photographer's assistant with John Lister, Along with being a fashion writer. She loves doing the things she does and loves to dress up like a lady, but act like a tennager at times. Marlene loves being different and unique. Visit her website at www.fashionography.ca.
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