Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Sarah and I married under this Legislature tree, on May 19, 2016

 

Sarah and I married under this Legislature tree, on May 19, 2016, shrouded in wildfire smoke. Celebrating our 21st year as companions today, 6-our year anniversary.

2020, 2021, Alberta Legislature Tree

Celebrating our 21st year together 

For 21 years together we celebrated on May Long Weekend

Sarah's Blog, Swallowing The Camel
Facts + Logic = Truth
My beloved, I call the bear walks along the banks of a rocky creek. Jasper National Park. 13 Th. anniversary.

2022-06-09, 9 years ago today, QuickDraw of me and my wife hiking on the outskirts of Jasper National Park... always keep a sketch pad handy in my backpack.

 Destiny on the breeze, 1994

Life makes its toils with me
There are no two ways to this certainty
We are destiny on the breeze
It is who we are and what will be

Life can be a riot
or a soft silhouette
We face many dangers
in this earthly armpit

Love, hope, peace
most need and aspire
But others fall wayside
follow other desires

Death will make its foils with me
There are no two ways to this certainty
We are destiny on the breeze
It is who we are and what will be

No one knows
what time of day
When death comes to feed
on our lump of clay

The body of life
is like a cornfield in fall,
It grows up in the season
til harvest takes all

2022, Summer Solstice River Valley Walk 

Facing east by our river valley family tamarack tree, we take the time to remember Betty and Marvin who have moved on to another place in the sky. On this solstice day, on this national indigenous peoples' day, we take the time to remember those before us and pay their memory with our love and respect.

Remembering those who have passed on with a ceremony in the river valley, in particular my three grandparents. SME

Remembering Jimbo, on the solstice day James Howard Brinkman. Who lives forever in my heart and helps me get through the highways and byways of life. Sister Kate, a front-line worker responded 'Thank you for honoring our brother. I think of him often. Actually, was telling friends yesterday a story about him. He must be near.'

  

2022-06-22, 21 years later, the location where we first kissed under a tree, during a light rain in the Edmonton River Valley.

The original tree that we kissed under 21 years ago has fallen years ago and has returned back to mother earth to make way for a new generation of trees. Today we picked a new tree in the area where we went on our first date 21 years ago. A tin can rusted away between the limbs serves as a marker of the tree that has since grown some 30 feet from the ground. We’ll call this the can can tree, named after the first movie date we saw together, the Moulin Rouge. It has a song titled The can can can.

After our summer solstice walk, we had lunch in the High-Level diner. As we took our seats we could hear they were playing our song, Elton John's Your Song. Also a song from our first movie date the movie Moulin Rouge. My gift is my song and this song is for you... 

Howie's Song by Doug Brinkman

Recorded by MLA Ms. Leela Aheer
Fear God, & Love your Wife,
Pride your Family
Just Like Me.

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