Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cycling away

June24-08, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Ros had a teachers' union barbecue to go to (no spouses allowed) and took off on the bicycle carrying a fruit salad (which you can't see). It's perfect cycling weather.


June24-08, originally uploaded by NealeA.

The roses on the trellis at the edge of the porch have come out and really look nice, despite our best efforts at ignoring them. But we must get the porch cleared.

Our Backyard

June24-08, originally uploaded by NealeA.

This is where I should have been sitting this afternoon, rather than fooling around with the camera - and reading a book and having a beer. It's so green this time of year. The wheelbarrow in the background though reminds me there's always work to do in the garden.

Archbishop in Church

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Here's Fred in his more traditional garb after an ordination service on Sunday. On behalf of diocesan bishops in the Dioceses of New Westminster and Kootenay, the Archbishop ordained five people. In the picture are the Rev. Patrick Blaney, who will serve at the Cathedral, and the Rev. Kelly Duncan, who is destined for the Diocese of Kootenay

The Primate and the Pooch

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I enjoyed as Communications Officer for the Diocese of New Westminster being with Archbishop Fred Hiltz, here touring a subsidized housing complex that the Church has been involved in. Jack Card is a resident and storekeeper in "The Wellspring." His dog is named Ruby. Fred, head of the Anglican Church of Canada, came for a four day official visit, and one thing he did was get a taste of the social services the diocese is involved in. The Archbishop loves dogs--he just lost a Labrador that had been in the family for 15 years, and really missed him. "The Wellspring" is one of relatively few places where people can keep their pets.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Finn Again

Finn Again, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Finnegan when awake. Blowing bubbles, I think. Nigel took this great shot of the boy.

Auntie And Finn

Auntie And Finn, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Naomi and her charge.

Us All

Us All, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Here we all are. I neglected to say Naomi was over from Victoria for the weekend. Jane asked Naomi to carry Finn in his Snugli (or whatever it's called), which he likes to go to sleep in. Next to a warm body.

Finn and Teddy

Finn and Teddy, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Yet more pictures of the Grandkid. Finn is held by Cathy when she and Nigel and Ros and I visited Russell and Jane in their back garden.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Leanne's Swan Song

Leanne Larmondin, editor of the Anglican Journal for the past five years and in other jobs at Church House for ten years before that, decided to try something else and left her job--at the end of the conference. Her parting words to us.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anglican Editors Conference

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Having kissed the cod in Newfoundland a few years ago (actually a salmon), Leanne Larmondin felt moved to kiss a lobster and become a true New Brunswicker (if that's how you do it).

Anglican Editors Conference

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Another event was a lobster dinner hosted by the Bishop of Fredericton, Claude Miller, at his home.A former fisherman, he cut up every lobster for us.

Here is the rendition of the hymn that I taped. It will be part of a national project. Across the countries groups and parishes in the Anglican Church of Canada will sing and tape themselves... and donate to the Council of the North.

Anglican Editors Conference

IMG_2315, originally uploaded by NealeA.

One evening event was a campfire. Here is Maggie, Mary Ruth Snyder's daughter, telling us a few jokes. Shortly after this we sang and video'd ourselves in "Amazing Grace."

AEA 2008

AEA 2008, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Ana Watts and Bob Bettson did a great job organizing the event, along with others. Here's Ana talking about forgetting her underwear. She lives in Fredericton but stayed with us at the hotel, the Holiday Day Inn about 12 miles up the river from the city.

Anglican Editors Conference

IMG_2264, originally uploaded by NealeA.

The Anglican Editors met in Fredericton June 9 to 12. It is always great to get together with people who do much the same job as I do, compare notes, and have a few drinks. This was our business session.

Colin and Winnie's wedding

Colin and Winnie's wedding, originally uploaded by NealeA.

And story telling. Winnie and Colin often seem to invite people to the best parties, and this I think was the best of the best.

Colin and Winnie's wedding

Colin and Winnie's wedding, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Dancing on the porch outside. Two guests try Scots dancing.

Colin and Winnie's wedding

Colin and Winnie's wedding, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Lots of dancing and making merry...

Colin and Winnie's wedding

Colin and Winnie's wedding, originally uploaded by NealeA.

Ros and I went to Colin Miles and Winnie Newell's wedding. They decided to tie the knot after many years of being together. The reception was in the community centre house near Jericho Beach on May 18. A great time had by all!