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Love Moved Me + Yuppie Words + Hard Drive

Love Moved Me + Yuppie Words + Hard Drive

Good Morning from Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island

It is a new glorious, and beautiful morning. It seems we are in for a scorcher of a day on the Island today.  Wherever you are, stay safe. 

A Sort of Local Story

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." ~ George Washington Carver.

I love this story by Melissa Tobin, a Gander reporter working for CBC Newfoundland Morning.

Charlie Comrie, a 96-year-old veteran of the Second World War, sold his house in Clinton, Ont. last December to move 3,000 kilometres east to a rural town on the island of Newfoundland.

Comrie now lives in Plate Cove West, a village of about 170 people who have welcomed him and his best friend Shiloh, a Nova Scotian retriever, with open arms.

But you might wonder why an older man would move such a distance to live along the rugged coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

And the answer is simple. Love.

You must read the “lovely” story here; it is humanity at its best. 

“I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.” ~ Wendell Berry

Here are two love birds shuffling through the music to entertain each other; meet husband and wife Dick Van Dyke and Arlene Silver. 

He and Charlie are the same age. Go, Boys, Go. 

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

I discovered a story about a Reddit user whose neighbour agreed to pet sit their three pets. However, they were apprehensive, unsure how it would all work out.

The neighbour sent a letter soon after the pet owners got home from their vacation, their elderly neighbour explained why the two weeks he spent with their German shepherd, beagle, and cat meant so much to him. The letter says it all. 

Another love story. Dad and Daughter are making it forward through life together. 

There are many reasons to treat each other with great tenderness. One is the sheer miracle that we are here together on a planet surrounded by dying stars. - Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Time to wiggle and giggle to one of my favourite songs. I am unsure why I associate this song with Saturday mornings, but I do. 

Wishing you a “happiness” weekend, writing this reminded me of something Bob Dylan said when asked if he was happy: “Oh, man, I’ve never even thought about that,” Dylan said, laughing. “Happiness is not on my list of priorities. I just deal with day-to-day things. If I’m happy, I’m happy – and if I’m not, I don’t know the difference.” He fell silent for a few moments and stared at his hands. “You know,” he said, “these are yuppie words, happiness and unhappiness. It’s not happiness or unhappiness; it’s either blessed or unblessed.”

With love  from Prince Edward Island

Bruce + Millie 

(this was not Millie or me)

ps. Your Morning Smile

I told my boss, “Sorry I’m late. I was having computer issues.”

"Hard drive?" he asked.

"No, the commute was fine. It’s my laptop."

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Murdock R Morrison - July 24, 2022

Loved that story of Charlie Comrie moving to NFLD as Love is the answer and he found that in the small community that he and his loving dog Love that he is one of them. Everyone Loves a Lover, Amanda Mannama and Van Morrison plus the picture of the Giant Dog who thinks he is a lapdog – all were so wonderful to see and listen to during a very hot day in Cavendish- thanks – Murdock and Connie

althea - July 24, 2022


(why the empty space? speechless! thank you. thank you. thank you….joyfully.)

Lynn - July 24, 2022

Beautiful messages today Bruce. Thank you — as I write it through tears.

Wendy Barker - July 23, 2022

Great blog today Bruce. Every bit was golden. I feel blessed to have read it.

Peter Kerr - July 23, 2022

You’ve really done it this time, Bruce. Like many of my generation, we were trained at an early age not to cry or even show any outward emotion. The stories of the veteran who moved to Newfoundland and of the pet sitter touched me so deeply that I couldn’t keep my vow to my father. As a friend once said: If you aren’t touched by such things, you must be a stick of wood. Well, now I know I’m not a stick of wood. Thank you once again for your always interesting and insightful blogs. It is a Saturday morning gem in my life!

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