Saturday, July 31, 2010

I'm Hot

Hello my friends, hope you all had a wonderful week.

Our weather has been very hot.....yeah that is the only way I can mention my name in the same sentence when using the word hot....lol We have had beautiful sunny days and horrendous thunder/lightening storms during the evenings and throughout the nights. Their were times my whole house lit up and the noise deafening as the storm was right over my house. My plants and flowers have a touch of root rot. I drain the pots each morning and the water pours out, the soil is saturated, not sure how much longer I can keep them looking nice let alone alive. I have to say I have been enjoying these lovely days, even the nightly electrical storms and basically have had a great week which I enjoyed tremendously.

My friend, Pat invited me to join her and her granddaughter Maddie for High Tea at Fort Edmonton. Fort Edmonton is a town within a city and will take you back to the early 1900's. All the buildings and businesses come from that era. Fort Edmonton includes homes, drugstores, hardware stores, bakers, seamstress, doctors offices, churches, post office, jail, blacksmith and shoe makers etc. All shops are the original buildings that have been restored and moved there from downtown Edmonton. Each building have refurbished furniture, stoves, pictures and carpets. It is like time has stood still. A train runs throughout the town dropping people off at their requested stops, also horses are tied outside of saloons and barber shops. The sidewalks are made of wood and the streets are dusty. There are horses pulling carriages and all the workers are dressed in clothing of that era. It is fun seeing the young ladies baking bread in old ovens using the same recipes our ancestors used. There were ladies making cheese, soaps and candles. Blacksmith's putting new shoes on horses and even the original land office had an employee there explaining how people purchased and registered their parcels of land. He was considered to have a well paid job being employed by the government. He made $1200. each year.

We began our day having High Tea at the Selkird Hotel, another original building from 1901. Our tea was served on fine porcelain dishes again from the same time period. The table cloths, napkins and even our servers dressed in the fashions of that time. To start we were each given a choice of tea, which was served in huge individual teapots. We had freshly baked scones with our choice of strawberry butter, raspberry jam or clotted cream. These scones would melt in your mouth. Then came the tiny sandwiches, again we had many choices of cucumber, egg salad, salmon, chicken salad and finally desserts. There were brownies, cakes, cookies, tarts and pies. We were told all food was prepared in the huge old fashion kitchens, and was prepared daily so that everything was fresh. One needs reservations and to my amazement the dining area was full, not an empty table available. The people there were from all over the world and it was such a pleasure not only being with dear friends but meeting families from so many different places. I absolutely loved it.

After tea we began walking about the town and visited many of the homes and businesses of that time. We didn't have time to see everything. Apparently the hotel prepares picnic baskets if you ask so that you can spend the whole day visiting each and every home, church and business of that time. You then could sit in the shade of a wonderful old oak tree by the river which runs through the town and munch on all the goodies in your picnic basket for lunch. It would take at least a full day to see all the sites, read all the plaques and listen to each period dressed host/hostess explaining the history of where you were. The men wore bowlers or top hats depending where they worked, their shirts and collars were sparkling white and heavily starched. The women wore bonets, large aprons and long dresses or skirts. Even their hairdo's suited the time, for example the Gibson look for women and hair parted in the middle for men. It was not uncommon to see the men in the stables, blacksmiths or carpentars wearing denim and cowboy hats. In fact Fort Edmonton has been used to shoot several movies.

Needless to say being a history buff I was like a sponge soaking in all the stories and history of a time long ago. I am still convinced I was a chamber maid in England in a former life.....lol

I took many pictures but am unable to upload them to my post. I would of loved sharing with you what I was fortunate enough to experience but alas I am still fumbling around with blogger who has yet to co-operate fully with me. I will say I am understanding all the new additions a bit better and feel it won't be long before I will make my way around this new set up as I did the tried and true blogger I knew so well. I hope my next week's post will include pictures.

I also enjoyed a BBQ with my neighbours, saw the movie It's Complicated and had lunch and went shopping with an old friend one afternoon. All in all a good week.

Wishing you all a great week and may August be your best month ever. (Did I say August....oh my where has the time gone) Sending you all big hugs and much love............God Bless......:-)


108 comments:

Karin said...

Trying to keep cool here by having the fan blow on me! I'm so glad it did cool down overnight after the rain! I haven't been to Fort Edmonton in years - after reading your great post though I really should go one of these days! Enjoy the long week-end!

Rebecca said...

THIS is a FIRST for me (Being the first to comment on one of your posts)!

Thanks to you, I've moved "High Tea" up a few notches on my Bucket List. Sounds absolutely charming--the WHOLE day!

How was "It's Complicated"? I'm waiting to see Eat, Pray, Love (I think that's the title). It's really getting a big build up to its premier sometime in August...

Good to hear of your days, Bernie! With love & hugs, R

Wander to the Wayside said...

We're hot here in Georgia, too, and it is almost unbearable. Have had a few thunder/lightening storms, but not enough rain to get out of the drought. I can't believe you were able to write so much detail about your adventure in Ft. Edmonton! The High Tea sounds lovely, and I think it's always fun to visit another era. Lovely lovely post, Bernie!

Glenda... said...

Well, hello there...
so glad to have you back online.
That's quite a time you had there,very interesting. I too, love history and the old ways of living.
ps. have you tried saving your pics to your desktop and importing them from there.That's what I do. Just easier for me, unless I blog them straight from Picasa. I love picasa, so easy to post from there.
your blog is looking good. the new one is hard to deal with for me...
hugs & good luck
glenda

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

oh what a wonderful, fascinating adventure. I could just see you enjoying all the historic sites, sounds, smells and tastes. I never heard the phrase "high tea" until just now. I love that you shared that. :-) ANd you are so "hot" and not cuz of the weather.

I am still in the thick of this MS set back - I am managing as best I can - grateful for any relief and quite discouraged when it intensifies - has a mind of its own. I am hanging in one step at a time

Love and big hugs to you Bernie

Gail
peace and hope......

Brian Miller said...

sound slike you have been having fun...i love a good scone...and a picnic breakfast sounds neat...hope you find some cool...smiles.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Gosh, you have been busy. No wonder you are hot.

Can you put umbrellas or garbage bags over your pots while the storms are filling them up too much?

Mary333 said...

Fort Edmonton sounds like great fun and the meal sounded delicious! We have had a hot summer, too, though the last two days have been much cooler. It's supposed to heat back up though. I'm glad you are enjoying your summer, Bernie :)

Lori E said...

What a great day you had, well the whole week I guess.
Oh you really have to join in the Retro Glamour Party. No one knows you right? Well maybe a few people who follow your blog but hey the pictures were taken a long time ago and we looked fahbuuuulous dahlink.
Oh wait! Was yours a boudoir photo. Maybe we shouldn't see those ones.
Aww come on and join in.

Joey said...

What a lovely post! It's been hot here as well, Bernie.

You may want to add some new soil to your plants to revitalize them. I had the same problem last year. It really helped. I also add small rocks to the bottom of my pots, which helps them drain better.

I would have loved to have been with you as you walked among those shops... I've never had high tea before. I hope you're able to add pictures. Upload them to Picasa and it's easier to put them into your blog.

Love & Hugs,
Joey

Wanda..... said...

I enjoy thunderstorms too, Bernie, especially ones that do no harm, I find them exciting. My flower baskets aren't doing well this year either.
Your visit to Fort Edmonton was like a real step back in time. We have a pioneer village near us, that reconstructs scenes from the past, but not on such a grand scale as there.

Deborah said...

WOW, I don't think you could have done anything else! LOL Your tea sounded beautiful! I love places like that. I hope you get your pictures uploaded!
Have a nice Sunday! Enjoy your weather, I remember you talking about how cold it was just a couple of month ago! LOL
xxoo
Deborah

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh what a wonderful time you have been having. I so enjoyed hearing about it. It is hot here too and will be even hotter next week. Spent the day doing art with my granddaughter this week and taking pictures for the Friday Shoot Out in tribute to Barry. My flowers are in bad shape too. But they gave their all for a while. I know what you are saying about blogger. I am getting more used to it now. Having a new blog is like cleaning house and just getting everything reorganized. blessings
QMM

arlee bird said...

Fort Edmonton sounds like a fascinating place. I have always enjoyed learning experiences that are made fun.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Bernie said...

Karin, you will enjoy Fort Edmonton so much and won't believe how much it has expanded. It is lovely....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, almost first. I just love that you are here.
I loved High Tea, can you tell..lol
it was a lovely day....hope you are having a great weekend...Hugs

Lynn said...

Bernie, we also have been having real hot weather here in Oklahoma lately too.. It's supposed to be 100* tomorrow and 105* on Monday, then be in the 3 digits all week long.. That's not including the heat index temps.. I'm not looking forward to those high temperatures at all! Thank goodness we have air conditioning in our home!

I've not been to Fort Edmonton, but sure would love to visit after reading your post! I find I am interested in history more and more nowadays, compared to what I was in jr. and sr. high school.. I wish now that I would have had more interest in History back then, as there's so much for one to learn about.

Blessings,
~Lynn

Bernie said...

Hi Linda, I wrote so much I was worried my post was too long, and I could of told you more. I loved Fort Edmonton!
Still hot here but I am not complaining as we are already into August, summer is going by just too fast for me......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Glenda, I have had a busy week but an enjoyable one. Yes I have always been drawn to the old ways of life.....something comforting about it.
I will try saving it to desktop, then when I browse they will be easier to find.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, I am so sorry you are still not back to yourself just yet. I think about you often and wonder how you are managing the heat.
I do love the history and stories of the past, always has fascinated me.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Brian, I did enjoy my day and my week.....it cools down in the evenings as it rains.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Holly good idea, I should of thought to put garbage bags over my flowers....thank you. Have a great Sunday......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Mary, summer is going by so fast, and yes I am enjoying every second I can....I just cannot believe it is August already. Have a great Sunday......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Lorie, you make me smile, but I am still not sharing those pictures, lol.....believe you would thank me for it.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Joey, I do have rocks at the bottom of my plants and I will add more soil tomorrow, thanks Joey. I can use all the tips I get.
Have a great Sunday......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, you would so enjoy Fort Edmonton....I loved it. I can't believe all the tourist there as well, I found the whole day amazing.
Hope your weekend is going well and you are enjoying beautiful weather....big hugs to Miss Aliva,
luv ya......:-)

Bernie said...

Deborah, we had a blizzard in May, our summers are short but very hot. I always enjoy them as they go by so fast or so it seems. Have a great Sunday....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Peggy, perhaps that is what I should do.....start from scratch.
Your new blog looks great. Have a lovely Sunday my friend....:-) Hugs

Loren said...

Oh my Bernie! That sounds like a FABULOUS place and a wonderful day for you! I would absolutely LOVE to go to Fort Edmonton one day! My husband and kids are huge history buffs as well!

Didn't you just love It's Complicated! My husband and I saw that one day and it was only us and two other women and they giggled and giggled which made us laugh even harder!

It is soooo very hot here ~ we are under heat advisory for the next full week only we aren't getting any chance of rain at all! It was 101 today!

Pray you have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

Bernie said...

arlee, you would absolutely love Fort Edmonton, from the smell of homemade bread to the smells, sights and sounds of everything else.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Loren, if you and your family love history you would love Fort Edmonton.
Yes I really like Meryl Streep, I don't think she has made a bad movie....have a great Sunday my
friend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Lynn we are not as hot here as you are in Oklahoma but it is still pretty nice.
I hope you are enjoying your summer as well.......:-) Hugs

Donna said...

Bernie,
Oh how I wish for rain here! We have had record breaking temps here with the thunderstorms somehow missing us. Thunder, lightning but no rain.
Fort Edmonton sounds like a wonderful place I would love to visit. I have enjoyed reading about it and the history. I am going to check it out on the internet. I want to see pics!
I don't like the new blogger either. I somehow missed your last post. Mine is not updating as it should. Thankfully I saw this post.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool.
Hugs,
Donna

Bernie said...

Hi Donna, I thought I was doing okay with blogger or at least a bit better but I almost lost everything tonight.....hoping you get rain soon Donna. Glad you are doing better. Big Hugs.....:-)

Denise said...

I love reading your blog my friend, bless you.

Bernie said...

Denise, I am so thankful for all your prayers......:-) Hugs

Valerie said...

I adore those Heritage sites, we have varous kinds over here, all steeped in history and with opportunities to relive the era.
I've overcome the inability to read white dark dark colours, I found that if I highlighted the whole lot it came out as blue print on a white background. Wonderful. Hope your Sunday cools down a bit... and I hope mine warms up. Hugs from me.

God Whispers said...

You have been busy with a lot of fun thrown in it Bernie. Blessings.

Nora said...

High tea sounds like a delightful custom worth repeating. I think you should do it at least once a month. I would definitely go with you if I lived there.

Hugs!

Vicki Lane said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Clotted cream and scones -- oh, yum!

Diana said...

Oh Bernie What a day! That sounds like something I would absolutely love to do! And you are so lucky to have rain. It keeps going right past our house, just a few sprinkles here and there. Not enough to help. If you are having problems uploading photos with the new blogger editor, let me know. It's a breeze once you've done it once. I also watched one of the tutorials on it. Now I love it! If I don't get back to you right away, I will eventually. Busy week so far! Love Di ♥

Anvilcloud said...

You describe the place very well. Stay cool.

Janean said...

wow, bernie, high tea....that just SOUNDS fabulous!

big hugs on the blogger problems. ugh.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Must be nice to go back in time. A chamber maid in England you say? Where exactly in England?

God bless.

Tranquility Speaks said...

Your words conjured such wonderful images. Actual pictures would have been cherries on top of the cake. But the cake will do too :-)

Cherrie said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love anything about history now that I am older! lol

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Oh I envy you Bernie,sounds like the perfect day. I love visiting places that take me back in time. I'm certain I was a slave on a southern plantation in a former life. Keep living life to it's fullest Bernie......and don't forget to share it with us.

Bernie Wood said...

Val so glad you are able to read all post, I have a few with the same problem and I will try what you have......:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

God Whispers, I have been enjoying summer and I hope you are to......:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

Nora I would love a full day at the Fort, who knows I just may be able too again this summer.
...........:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

Vicki, they were delicious. I know you would love it.......:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

Diana, I almost lost my blog last night and oh it was scary for a moment. I think I will leave everything as is and I'm not even sure what as is really is.....lol but when you get a chance you can e-mail where I can find the tutorial okay. Hope you have a wonderful week with Jake being home.....:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

AC so glad you are home, it has cooled down a bit today......:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

Janean, "high tea" was fabulous, I kind of wish we all had been dressed in time period clothes as well.....a great place to have a wedding.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

Victor it was a great day. Not sure the name of the place, but it is surrounded by lots of water, and huge rocks....lol

Bernie Wood said...

Stillness, it was glorious. I wonderful day to revisit history......:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

Cheerie, I have always been a history buff and even moreso now that I am older....It is all fascinating to me.........:-) Hugs

Bernie Wood said...

Aimless, it can be fun to let our imagination run can't it. It was a beautiful day with friends and great food.....:-) Hugs

The Retired One said...

What a perfectly wonderful day you had Bernie...I would love to have done that. We have some old forts here we have visited, but no place to eat like you described..how great was that???? You described it so well, it was like being seated beside you.
So glad you are having a wonderful summer and I can't believe it is the first of August already either! Glad you had some warmth..we will both be remembering it this upcoming, cold winter, won't we? We have had a lot of rain off and on too...but we have been so busy getting our Guest House renovated that the summer has escaped us. I am happy to say it is almost done now. We get our well and front porch inspected on Tuesday and soon we will get the appliances and beds and be done! Love your new blog's look!

Buttercup said...

What a great day. I have to add Fort Edmonton to list of places to visit. I love historic recreations and this is one I don't want to miss.

Bernie Wood said...

Hi Joan, I had a wonderful day and a great week. Summer is just going by so fast for me.
I bet your guest house is lovely, hope you post pictures for us.
Have a great week my friend......:-) Hugs

Joanna Jenkins said...

This sounds like my kind of day-- minus the heat!
Have a great week.
jj

Sheila said...

Hi Bernie - I so enjoyed your description of Fort Edmonton Park. You described it to a *T" and speaking of Tea - it must have been a special treat. While going to UVIC, one year my summer job was serving high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. My daughter and I went to tea there last year. We were given a souvenir box of Empress tea that day and I just used the last of the tea tonight - now that's a coincidence I think...It's cooled down now - hope the storm has passed you by as well tonight!

Bernie said...

Joanna, I love those kind of days as well and am hoping for a few more before summer is over.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Sheila, Those young girls who served us were so cute and polite and they worked so very hard serving so many people. We left a good tip as I am sure they are working their way through school.
We had another storm and much rain again tonight my friend but it didn't last nearly as long as our other storms have.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Buttercup, by all means if you can spend a day at Fort Edmonton please do, you will love it.
......:-) Hugs

TIGGYWINKLE said...

How I would love to visit Fort Edmonton. I did visit Old Sturbridge in Mass. several years ago and loved it. I am a great fan of Afternoon Tea.What a lovely time you had. Thank you for your comments on my blog.

chasity said...

oy...it's hot and rainy here too.
yeck.

fort edmonton sounds like a perfect way to spend a day.
and high tea.
sigh....
high tea is always good.

didn't you think that the husband and wife should have got back together in that movie?
it would have been the right thing.

have a great week dear friend.

hugs~
chas

Kay said...

I'm suddenly very hungry... oh, I want a tea party!! :) That just sounds amazing! How fun, all around, I love the hot smultering summer days with evening thunderstorms, to the charming 1900 picnics and tea parties followed up with BBQ and good friends....

oh. life can be just simply amazing! :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

You do have severe weather conditions there. It is quite hot here but not as hot as hot as Canada. Loved your reference to you and the weather being the only condition to describe your upper temperature LOL.

Feels a bit like thunder here! :-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Tiggywinkle, thank you for stopping by. Hertage Sites are always beautiful and a pleasure to visit......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Chas, you would so love Fort Edmonton. Hope all is well with your family, many prayers for Shauna......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Kay, life is amazing my friend....if ever you get the chance to visit a Heritage Site please do as you will love it.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Eddie, we have had some severe storms this summer. I do enjoy storms though Eddie be they snow or rain. Hope all is well with your family my friend.....:-) Hugs

Ed Pilolla said...

bernie,
high tea sounds like such fun. truly, that moment of sit down to enjoy food as you describe, now i want to have some tea and strawberry jam.
delicious stuff.
:)

Barb said...

Hi Bernie, Every time I visit, you have a new look! It's been storming here in the mountains, too - but, I can't say I'm hot! I love scones and would have had the clotted cream AND the jam! The village you visited sounds like a step into the Wild West. Yes, I love my new MAC - luckily in the city I'm close to the Apple store and can take lessons.

Snowbrush said...

You know, Bernie, reading about the old fort, it occurred to me that you're old enough to remember "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon." I sure used to enjoy that show down in snowless south Mississippi.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Edmonton sounds like a wonderfully fascinating place. I love old buildings and exploring them. A lovely day had by the sounds of it.

CJ xx

Jingle said...

Glad to hear that you have friend spending the day with you.
stay cool,
you deserve the best.

Jingle said...

I am glad that you love the jokes.
keep smiling!

Jen said...

I love a good thunderboomer! Fort Edmonton sounds like a lot of fun. I'm a history nut, too.

Anita said...

I would love to visit Fort Edmonton! So happy you had such a wonderful visit.
And by the way, I'll bet you are HOT!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Fort Edmonton sounds fantastic! If I ever get to Canada, this town will definitely be on the top of my list of places to visit!

Chamber maid? Bernie, surely you could have done better than that!

We've been incredibly hot here, too. 102 degrees today; we're breaking records right and left. I guess we're being paid back for such a beautiful, mild summer last year. The afternoon thunderstorms are such a relief, but we just don't have enough of them!

Have a wonderful week, my friend!

Bernie said...

Ed, High Tea at Fort Edmonton was a real treat for me as well. I hope to go again this before summer ends....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Barb, you would so love Fort Edmonton my friend. Our temperatures have cooled down some and I am happy about it but we still are getting storms every night. Glad you like your MAC, I am hoping to take a course here in Morinville in the Fall and then decide what kind of computer I want. I have a HP laptop and a Dell destop (I think).........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Snow, I am old enough to remember him for sure but we only had 2 TV stations and neither f them carried his show. Hope you are well....Hugs

Bernie said...

Crystal, Edmonton is a big city with absolutely everything one could ever want but I like my small town just north of the city. Fort Edmonton is amazing......come visit....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Jingle love my friends and the jokes....enjoy your blog so much, Big Hugs.......:-)

Bernie said...

Jen, I have always loved history and I know you would love Fort Edmonton, it was great....Hugs

Bernie said...

Anita, come for a visit and I'll take you to Fort Edmonton......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Miss EthelMae, I know you would enjoy our heritage town....it is wonderful. Sorry I don't feel I was more than a chamber maid....lol
Have a great day.......:-) Hugs

sarah said...

it's hot hot hot here too. yucky hot. Glad you had fun with your friend. Fort Edmonton sounds great. I love history too. Have a great rest of the week and stay cool....Sarah

Snowbrush said...

"we only had 2 TV stations and neither f them carried his show."

We got CBS, NBC, and ABC, but I don't know which he was on or whether you even got the three U.S. neworks.

Alli said...

Hi Bernie
Just wanted to say "Thank You" for all the positive comments you leave on my blog. It's really nice getting to know you....

Love Alli XOXO

Cinner said...

Oh Bernie, Fort Edmonton is like another world, I love it there, We ate in one of the restaurants and the food was so good, glad you got to go and have such a good time. glad you are well. your blog looks great , take care, hugs.

Cheryl said...

I was enthralled with your adventures! The high tea sounds so nice and I know I would love it. I definitely would love to spend a day or so in the old town. Hoping you are well and thanks for stopping by my blog with you nice comments...

Darlene said...

Hi Bernie,
Thanks for the comment on my Blog. I am so tired right now and ready to go to sleep, but maybe next week, if you need help with blogger, I can help you some.
I like the look of your new blog. My favorite color.

Doctor FTSE said...

" I am still convinced I was a chamber maid in England in a former life....."
How lovely! No blackberries then, except on the brambles!
When are you coming back? But not as a chamber maid! I think after the High Teas and BBQ's you should be at least Head Cook, if not the Squire's Lady!

Bernie said...

Sara, it is very hot here today, I am just waiting for the thunder. Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Snow, in the beginning (1953) we only had 2 Canadian channels.....thank heavens we have access to so many more now. Wishing you and Peggy a wonderful weekend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Alli, I am keeping you in my heart and prayers my friend, you are one special lady.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Cinner, I love Fort Edmonton. It looks like you have gone to 2 columns on your blog. Is it easier. Have a great weekend sweetie....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Cheryl, I do hope you are feeling better. I know you would of loved Fort Edmonton, so much to see from another time.......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Darlene, thank you for your offer sweetie. I am going to just leave my blog for a while now, it is a challenge that I'll take on a bit later. Have a wonderful weekend......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hello Doctor FTSE, the squires lady sounds about right for me, don't fancy cleaning up after anyone anymore, am much too old for that. Have a great weekend my friend......:-) Hugs

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you Bernie for your comments on my Blog. I have responded there.

God bless you.

A man called Valance said...

Hello Bernie, hope you're keeping cool in the heat. I was compelled to type Fort Edmonton into a search engine, and having looked at some pictures, I can appreciate what a fascinating place it is.

Maggie May said...

It is hot in Canada in the summer.
We are having very temperate weather this last week. I am not too good in excessive heat though so it suits me fine.
Edmonton sounds a lovely city. I like the sound of a city within a city!
Maggie X

Nuts in May