When my nephew Lanny told his son, "This is an important day. Mommy is going to become a Canadian." Luc responded, "Good! And I'm going to be an Oiler!" It was an exciting day when Jungmi married Lanny, and it was beautiful bonus when she officially joined the country we call home two months ago. Luc even wore his Oilers' jersey to the ceremony in Yorkton, Sask. Born and raised in Seoul, Jungmi met my nephew when he was teaching English there.
Dear Ruth,It's been years since I last wrote, but I never forget you. We've been telling your story for 3,000 years — especially at weddings — because I think that everyone wants a companion like you.Summer is wedding season, so your story will be remembered again and again. And, it's the season for stories and travel, too. So it made me want to reconnect.Often, I have pictured you setting out on that famous journey as a young widow on the edge of the unknown.
Mark Twain famously quipped, "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." I'm unsure what to quip about our United Church retreat and education centres. When I last wrote about them here , we had four across Canada. Now, there are three. Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia has continued, but in 2016, Five Oaks Centre in Ontario and Naramata Centre in British Columbia announced that they would close. Happily, they are still open.
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