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Old 08-29-2013, 01:03 PM   #5951
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The last thing that made me smile...going on a "date" with my sweetheart last night. It was an unexpected treat and a wonderful evening. I'm still smiling.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #5952
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I was talking with my daughter and she told me my grandson asked, "why can't we live with Grampy?!". Needless to say I was very happy to hear that.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #5953
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I was talking with my daughter and she told me my grandson asked, "why can't we live with Grampy?!". Needless to say I was very happy to hear that.
That's so wonderful, Andy. It's moments like that that dilute the icky ones we have and are memories that are too big to fit in a scrapbook.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #5954
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That's for sure, Katie. I'm not sure why this is but I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing and hope it lasts.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #5955
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Last night we were having much fun listening to the pronunciation of street names coming from Google Maps on Stirling's tablet. We celebrated my friend's birthday. I can easily find my way to and from her house, but from and to her house and downtown Montreal can be an adventure. Last night it turned into a mini-adventure while taking my friend home. As I was driving on the highway, we found that a portion had been closed for construction and we were diverted towards the bridge that goes across the Saint Lawrence River to the South Shore. Google Maps directed us to an alternative route, one I would never have figured out by myself.

Most of the streets on the Island of Montreal have French names. OMG, some of the pronunciations were hilarious. Some were unintelligible. We left the map directions on all the way home, just to hear the funny pronunciations. There were also the surprise getting-it-right. It said boulevard Saint John. The street is spelled Saint-Jean. We would have expected it say Saint Jeeen. Saint John is the correct English version of that street name and used by many Anglos.
Aside from the Big Book put out by the phone company, each section of the city gets it own little book. My girlfriend got hold of a book from Chinatown. Out of boredom, we started to read off the names. Needless to say, we were on the floor with laughter. I think it was the way were reading them. In sing song fashion. It wasn't until later that she turned to the part written in Chinese that really did us in. I walked around giggling for days.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:38 PM   #5956
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That's for sure, Katie. I'm not sure why this is but I'm going to keep doing what I've been doing and hope it lasts.
I'm pretty sure it will last because you're just being yourself and that's what your grandson is responding to. Just continue being "Grampy."
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I was talking with my daughter and she told me my grandson asked, "why can't we live with Grampy?!". Needless to say I was very happy to hear that.
Ah, what a great reward for not killing your daughter during her teen years.*

* Not implying that your daughter was a handful.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #5958
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Ah, what a great reward for not killing your daughter during her teen years.*

* Not implying that your daughter was a handful.

I am amazed to this day that I allowed either of my daughters to live past the age of 11.
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I am amazed to this day that I allowed either of my daughters to live past the age of 11.
Girls are so much harder to raise. I swear from the moment my girls were born, they had hormones running amok throughout their bodies.
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The last thing that made me smile...going on a "date" with my sweetheart last night. It was an unexpected treat and a wonderful evening. I'm still smiling.
Sounds wonderful Katie! Glad you had a good time with the man you love.
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