Well, today is Mom's 80th birthday! My family has been very lucky, both my Mom & Dad are alive and reasonably well, my brother and two sisters are alive and well, and all of our children. We have had only one tragedy and that was my older sister's husband Bob Martin who died 20 years ago in a car accident driving his brand new Corvette. He was a great guy and a very successful electrical contractor, we still miss him.

My younger sister has flown in from Calgary and we are all meeting today in my hometown of Kingston which is about 100 miles from where I live in Ottawa.

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the gas tank is full, should be a great day!