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.
“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."