How fun and fast food arrived back in the forties.

Photo taken by authors mum’s friend

My mother had finished the 11th grade in 1937 and because her family, like a lot of others, needed help financially, she never went to grade 12. The only job she was able to get was as a nanny/housekeeper.

Her dream had been to be a nurse but that meant getting her high school diploma. Times were tough and it just wasn’t possible then.

The war broke out in 1939 and they needed welders to make smoke bombs. She volunteered and was sent by train across the country to learn to be a welder. She left Calgary, Alberta, and went…


Finding your happiness in the time of COVID.

Photo by Denise Jones on Unsplash

Our experiences during this pandemic should not be wasted. After getting over the fact that we need to change our lives, hopefully, we would realize that the opportunity for this change may not occur at any other time.

Hard to imagine that COVID could be considered an opportunity for good. Are we out of danger? Of course not. But this has been a time of learning about ourselves and those we love and care for.

I have learned that we need time alone and COVID has provided that. I also learned that…


Finding your happiness in the time of COVID.

Photo by Denise Jones on Unsplash

Our experience(s) during this pandemic should not be wasted. After getting

over the fact that we need to change our lives, hopefully, we would realize

the opportunity for this change may not occur at any other time.

Hard to imagine that COVID could be considered an opportunity for good.

Are we out of danger? Of course not. But this has been a time of learning

about ourselves and those we love and care for.

I have learned that we need time alone and COVID has provided that. I also

learned that after being on my own to write and try…

Lee-Anne Hancock

Recently retired Poison Control Specialist. Now writing a murder mystery and blogging about the fun and freedom for those retired and those about to retire.

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