Happy Canada Day, eh

Let’s all pretend we’re Canadian, eh? Maybe that’ll make us feel better aboot ourselves. Beauty, eh? You hosers.

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14 Responses to “Happy Canada Day, eh”

  1. Libby Says:

    Happy 150th Canada Day! Any special memories of your years in Ottawa, Patrick?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      O, indeed, Libby. It’s where I got my first bike. Every winter it snowed so much you could build snow forts with roofs. We used to go sledding at the Experimental Farm. Learned French. Rhubarb in the back yard was often turned into pies.

      We went boating at Green Lake, visited Parliament, Montreal and Toronto, and learned how to ice skate.

      P’raps best of all, we had no idea that Texas was waiting for us.

  2. JD Dallager Says:

    Had the pleasure of serving with Canadian forces in several strange and exotic places……WORLD CLASS! Chapeaux to our brethren to the north!! 🙂

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Sledding, ice skating, rhubarb pie, and snow forts and igloos in my childhood too. I enjoyed winter as a kid. Now, not so much.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Winter can be OK if you get enough snow to do something with (and don’t have to drive anywhere). That rarely happened in Bibleburg, though we did have a couple days when we could ski the streets or a nearby park.

      The last real winter I can recall was 1998, I think, up Weirdcliffe way. We got about four feet all at once and I built a snowshoe track that wound around pretty much every navigable part of our 43 mostly vertical acres.

      But hoo-boy, the driving. Not good. The Fear was ever-present.

  4. gary burnette Says:

    Things keep going the way they’re going, I may have to apply for citizenship up there!

  5. Chris Ford Says:

    Aw shucks. So nice that you think us frostbacks are all so… nice. We aren’t, but I think we have one thing going for us, at least so far, that keeps us from wandering too far down the Trumpian rathole: a decent public education system in each province. Yeah, some of the same attacks are coming from the far right – parental choice, vouchers, charter schools, “religious” schools – but we don’t have the kind of organized, maniacal drive toward institutionalized ignorance that seems to characterize the US of A these days, and has metasticized in the person of Betsy Devos. The Great Spaghetti Monster willing, we will continue to muddle through, giving our little upcoming taxpayers enough actual education to recognize and repel most of the attempts by politicians to get us to vote against our own interests.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Glad to hear you still got it going on in the Great White North. Spending my early years in the Canadian educational system helped me skip a grade when the old man got us transferred from Ottawa to San Antone. (Though I must admit the conversational French did not endear me to the Lone Star knuckle-draggers.)

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Talk about culture shock. Didn’t seem that Ted Cruz learned anything in the “Great White North.’
        I think I will have an Elsinore beer with my fried rice lunch.

  6. ryansubike Says:

    Married a Canadian Lady, was divorced by a Canadian Lady, still love our Neighbors to the north and my 1/2 Canadian Daughter. Happy 150th birthday eh. Pass the Moosehead

  7. Dale Says:

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    I should be King and dont you see
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    But Russian trolls control the web
    So I dont worry anymore
    They paint them like Eugene Debs
    Hillarys not a factor anymore

    Kick, kick, kickin down decencys door
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