Monday, 10 October 2011

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Greetings to all those celebrating 
Canada's Thanksgiving Day.

 My Dad was a boy immigrant to Canada back in the 1930s.

After his brother was drowned in a boating accident
on one of the lakes he had the sad task 
of bringing his body home to Wales.

A happier outcome was that before returning to Canada 
he met, and fell for my mother,
who refused to entertain any idea of leaving Wales. 

Growing up I always felt I'd been cheated of
growing up a Canadian.
I had to settle for being named after somebody called 
Hazel Kettle 
whom Dad had known in 
the much dreamed of land of the Maple Leaf.

I still dream of visiting to this day.

God Bless

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