Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. I first wrote about it in 2004, for myself as I researched its roots, and for readers unfamiliar with the Canadian custom that is held much earlier than its American version. In our home we celebrated yesterday with a delicious harvest dinner with family that is near us, while missing family not able to be here. Farmers are reaping bounteous harvests thanks to our continuing record breaking sunny and warm weather even as the drought is causing problems in many areas.
Here is an unusual Thanksgiving grace full of delightful humour written by the mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson - enjoy! Some of the local references may elude you so just look him up if you wish.
In the meantime, I'm still alternately too busy then too tired to download the photos and write the promised posts about last week's events centered around the Japanese art exhibition. Hope to do so very soon.
We are particularly missing our eldest daughter whose birthday is today - happy birthday!***
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian reader!
UPDATE October 9th: *** Pardon the little white lie, in case daughter might have been reading this. We did see our daughter on her birthday yesterday - her partner had organized a surprise party for her. It was a success, with many friends and family in attendance!