Saturday, November 7, 2020

A weekend of celebrations

Sam and I in the good old days when
 you could hug your children,
and be together without wearing
Photo: by Steven van Schaik

Today we had a wonderful birthday dinner on our back porch social distanced
with our son Sam and his girlfriend, Emily. It was lovely, and I think Sam was
very happy with both our dinner and our gifts. It was good that his birthday
coincided with the momentous and joyous occasion of the Biden/Harris win in
the U.S.  Here in Canada we too have been anxious about the outcome of the
American election.

Tonight I’m showing some pictures from 10 years ago when we visited Sam at
the University of Windsor, where he was studying acting. I love the photo of me
hugging Sam because that was the one thing missing in our birthday celebration
tonight. We could not hug Sam because he works in a place with a lot of people.

It was so nice to see Sam and Emily and to share some time together on the back
porch in weather that was surprisingly warm for November. The other photo is of
Sam and me doing funny walks, something he was practising for a play he was in
at the time.
Me and Sam in his drama lab 
10 years ago.

We didn’t take any photos tonight. We didn’t think of it.  Happy birthday Sam.


Verna Vogel said...

Hello again Barbara, and Happy Birthday to Sam!
Did I already write that somewhere else? Well then, double happiness birthday :-)
I'm very glad you are able to see family, and that the weather is mild enough to visit outdoors. The photos are beautiful. That you didn't take any this year is OK, because you were focussed on more important things like loving your family in the moment. I find when I am really in a moment, I forget to take photos too.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Verna,

You did wish Sam Happy Birthday before, because I wrote about his birthday twice.
It was a miracle that it was warm enough to visit outdoors. I don't know how
we'll do Christmas, but today was great. It was my husband's birthday today. And I took a few pictures, but they're not very good, for exactly the reasons you say. We see other people for any type of celebration, or at all, so rarely now, that that is what I was concentrating on.

Love your work,


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