Moments, January 2011
Toronto, Ontario; San Francisco, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona.
One of three sheep in the pen, all in need of shearing. Hair wet from recent rainstorm, temperature rising to spring normals from the record low frost warnings the past evenings. Starting route northbound on Lower Don River Trail and found unpaved sections with big puddles. Opted to push the bike up one set of stairs, ride west downhill, and then push up again into the park. (Riverdale Farm, Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20200515
Peacocks spreading their plumage, turning front and back, in the orange garden of the 16th century hacienda. Came to see the largest collection of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo paintings in Mexico, recognized many shown in the 2002 biopic. Dolores Olmedo, a businesswoman patron to Rivera and Kahlo, donated her home and funds for continuing upkeep of a museum featuring the works of her friends. (Museo Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco, Mexico City) 20191226
In the 1960s and 1970s, the sign facing east used to read Kent Tv, Furniture & Appliances. The second window upstairs on the south side is the bedroom that my brother Ben and I shared through primary and high school. I left town in 1976 for university, came back briefly in 1984 with DY after leaving graduate school (the first time), and hadn't slept here again overnight until last month. We're clearing out artifacts of a generation that is passing. (325 Muskoka Road S., Gravenhurst, Ontario) 20190929
Bicycling along residential streets in Little Italy, wasn't expecting to find a temple for Modern Buddhism. Gilded panels on facade reflecting glare with the late afternoon son. About 90 years ago, this was a Ukranian church before the congregation moved, the use in intervening years isn't readily apparent. (Kadampa Meditation Centre, Crawford Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20200530
Were there any other Chinese babies born in Muskoka that year? The card reads: * Room: 14 * Name: Ing, Baby Boy. * Date: April 10 - 61. Time: 4:10 a.m. * Weight: 8 Lbs. 1 Ozs. * Doctor: Chittick * Wt: 7-13 1/2 on discharage April 18/61 The invoice reads: * Bracebridge, Ont. April 18, 1961 * Violet Ing and Baby 428-61 * Gravenhurst * In Account with Bracebridge Memorial Hospital * April 14 to 18 * 4 days @ 19.75 = 79.00 * 3 days @ 6.00 = 18.00, Balance 97.00 * O.H.S.C Pays: 84.00 * Pt. Owes: 13.00 Document was discovered in bottom drawer of a desk, clearing out family artifacts. (Gravenhurst, Ontario) 20191019