I’m sending a photograph of me. It was taken by my friend John on his birthday which happens to be three days before Christmas. My dear friend Paulina and I drove to Magog to celebrate. We brought cake, wine and other goodies. But John insisted on cooking the meal, including his version of a French Canadian tourtière.
John has white hair, but mine is grey. We are ageing. Paulina’s is black.
As for my long absence from my blog, it was caused by a password catastrophe. My memory is not as good as it was, so passwords have become a major nuisance. I live alone, and no one else uses my computer. Would that I didn’t have to remember passwords!
I have been working on the Canadian Confederation, English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians are compatible cultures. Moreover, as immigrants arrived, members of the Orange Order were no longer be a majority. I believe, however, that a discussion of this matter belongs elsewhere. John’s birthday dinner was celebrated by three Canadians of different origins. These friendships are happy friendships, strong friendships.
Love to everyone 💕
© Micheline Walker
26 September 2020
Wonderful picture and post. The passwords are often my nemesis.
Beth, passwords drive me bananas! I had to write this post as “guest” of Microsoft. I cannot remember passwords. I write them down, but what I have written down might be different. My memory is not the same.
That’s such a lovely picture, Micheline. Sorry for your troubles with WordPress but I hope you’ve noticed, they’re no longer being such hard-asses as they’ve were before, trying to shove the new editor down our throats. There’s now the option to keep the classical editor, heaven knows till when. Some young hot shot must’ve been so disappointed with what I assume was a general clamor against his new toy he was so convinced was going to wow us all. And it just bored us to death as most useless things do. Anyway, have a great weekend.
The picture is a snapshot and it is me. I share your opinion about the “young hot shot.” The rule of all rules could be the simpler is the better. There is something wonderful about simplicity. The block editor also edits paragraphs out of one’s post. It may be that short posts are the better posts. The Classic editor had a useful taskbar and one could return to categories and tags. It was visible. If using the block editor makes it difficult to write a post, it isn’t of much use. I also wonder about their removing paragraphs. I am now afraid to write and very nervous. In my last post, readers were invited to see the longer post in, I believe, html. I removed the invitation.
Cheers and stay safe. 🙂
Good to see such a happy photograph of you. I don’t think many of us enjoy passwords
That photograph is very much a snapshot. I don’t remember John taking it, but that is me, a perfect likeness.
My memory has deteriorated, so passwords have become a genuine obstacle. We must also provide cell phone numbers. I have a Smartphone, but I cannot operate it. My sister Diane is also incapable of operating a Smartphone, but her husband is a retired IBM employee. He is always with her, except when he plays tennis with the “boys.”
A technician will pick up my computer tomorrow. He will not rush, so I may be away from my WordPress community, which is painful. I am now spending entire days trying to retrieve my password.
You look gorgeous, dear Micheline!
Passwords are nobody’s friends, but I have devised a method of using letters and numbers which have meaning only for me and are unforgettable to me.
Just an idea.
All my love,
Thank you Dolly. This is the real me. John must have been very discrete because I do not remember his taking a picture. It’s a lovely souvenir. John has lived an entire life celebrating the holidays, rather than his birthday. I wanted matters to be different. I also have a system for passwords. I use the year an author was born or published a masterpiece. I shorten the name of the author or masterpiece. However, I did not follow my system, so… We are still in a pandemic so stay safe.