Here’s what some of my blog readers have been saying about recent posts.
Brad thanked me for my post about my ancestors’ participation in World War I. He was in the middle of teaching a unit on WWI to his high school students in Estonia and my post was a perfect resource. He said the kids loved the photos of the old uniforms.
John said my husband Dave Driedger’s name may be popular, but no more popular than my husband is himself. John had just read my post about finding my husband’s name on a memorial stone in Winkler.
After reading my post about sleeping in a Japanese ryokan Bill who lived in Japan for many years said, “Nothing quite like sleeping on a freshly aired futon with the sweet fragrance of tatami all around. Even the hi-tech expensive Western style mattresses don’t come close in comfort to the simple, humble futon!”
Marie said as a grandmother she shared the same fears I referred to in my post Must We Live in Fear?
Pat said I looked very regal in the Speakers Chair in the House of Commons after reading about my visit to Canada’s Parliament buildings.
Charles suggested that “working to live” or “living to work” was a false dichotomy when he read my post about the movie Spotlight.
Val is very observant and in the background of a photo in my post about artistic golfers she spotted a painting by an artist Linda Nikkel Klippenstein whose work she knows and loves.
Margaret who is about to become a grandmother thanked me for my post about children’s Christmas books. She says she needs to start building a basket of books herself.
Jodi , Joel and the Canadian Mennonite University Alumni Association said they appreciated my post Thoughts on Refugees and so they shared it on their Facebook or Twitter pages.
Brenda commented “what charisma” when she watched the video of my husband Dave performing a Shakespeare sonnet drama with me. Ruth said we were very talented.
Janet liked my post about the book Being Mortal. She said she had recommended it to many friends.
After reading my post about eating our way through Quebec City Diane said she had done exactly the same thing when she was in Quebec City and had been forced to go on a diet to deal with the consequences.
After reading yesterday’s post about They Left Us Everything Dora said she agreed with me and thinks “it wiser to do the work of sorting, review, looking back oneself, if possible –not only to make things easier for the children but also to live well one’s own last years, perhaps doubling down on gratitude, perhaps working through unresolved matters, etc. Not leaving a mess!”
Thanks to the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Director Stephen Borys who pass on tweets about almost all my posts about art.
And thanks to all of you for reading my blog and commenting on it.