Title taken from a cartoon that I saw as a child and thought it so funny. A cat, wearing a beret and a bow tie was looking rather surely at an empty sardine can and saying, “There’s nothing emptier than an empty sardine can.” I remembered how I watched our cats lick and lick sardine … More Nothing Emptier than an Empty Guacamole Bowl (Or a DeVos Hearing)
Snapshots of Everyday People: By Margaret Rowney and Marian Langhus I was invited to drop into Marian Langhus’s workshop, Old Quilts: Cut or Keep on Saturday morning, November 5. She was upstairs in the Captain’s Room when I arrived. It seems that quilts were everywhere; on the dining room table, in the Queen Room, on … More Old Quilts: Cut or Keep
I look at the photographs of devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew and I search for places that I used to live, and teach, and shop and attend church. As far as I can see many my former haunts were flooded but no roofs torn off or other devastation. Not surprisingly people in my neighborhood lost … More Confederate Rose and Hurricanes Past
I grew up in New Brunswick with French Toast and Ketchup but we called it “Egg Toast.” I was doing field work near Baker, Montana, and I instructed the cook at the restaurant how to do the French Toast with ketchup on the side instead of syrup or powdered sugar. One day I left my … More French Toast with Ketchup – One Option
July 13, 2016 What a day! Yesterday I had the very serious examination of every nook and cranny of our 6 bathroom, 5 bathroom bed and breakfast. The Canada Select representative was extremely thorough examining each and every mattress and guest space. I went along giving the detail of each room, telling my little anecdotes. … More Milestone in a B and B keeper’s life!
At Lang House in the Village of Gagetown, High Adventure was the word. We were first visited by Dianne Whelan and Ann Verrall who were making the film and book called 500 Days in the Wild. Ann represents shortworksProductions and is in charge of logistics and technology. Diane is hiking, biking, and paddling the 24000km Trans Canada … More May at Lang House B and B
What an incredible #Gagetown Village! In an effort for the return of our ferry, about 300 protesters gathered at the New Brunswick Legislature Building in #Fredericton, #New Brunswick, on May 18, 2017. I designed this poster and had several wonderful people help me at the Recreation Center. I spoke in front of the boisterous crowd … More Gagetown Ferry Rally – NB Legislature
Bruce and I made this pizza tonight (May 14) in celebration of our first fiddlehead meal. The fiddle heads were given to us by a guest! She received them from a Gagetown person out picking them along the water! We ordered 10 pounds so expect to see more fiddle heads up close. Sorry to you … More It’s May! Fiddlehead time in Gagetown!
The first year in any business must hold its share it trials. The spring freshet is that trial for the new B and B owners of Lang House in the Village of Gagetown. Fortunately some very good people helped us out. My Facebook buddy Ian Neilsen recommended that a volunteer fireman, Tyler Thomas, help me … More Lang House in the Village of Gagetown: Watching the Gagetown Creek Flood