Neither of us has travelled for an extended period like this before. We are still connected to family and community, and while we have been on the road an untoward number of lives have ended. I’ve mentioned two in this blog, but there have been four more passings in my extended family, one in Toronto, three in Britain, since the last such mention here. But this blog was never meant to be an obituary column.
We have just had the wonderful news of a beginning! Our first great nephew, Edward David J.G., has just arrived safely in Victoria, the son of my nephew Stephen and his wife Margaret. He has far more hair than any of our three great nieces ever had!
Our son John, who lives in Victoria, has promised to be involved as a babysitter when the new lad is a little older. Margaret and Stephen should be forewarned, however, that John has also promised to be a calculated bad influence, and teach the lad every swear word and fart joke he knows.
Congratulations Margaret and Stephen! I will start sewing when I get home. But please be careful who you get to babysit!