Tuesday, October 26, 2010

R.I.P. Zio Peppe....

MAROTTA, Giuseppe 'Peppe' - With great sadness we announce the passing of Giuseppe on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Mississauga at the age of 77. Beloved husband of Francesca for 53 years. Loving father of Francesca (Steve), Angela (Silvio), Pina (Frank) and Tanina (Albert). Cherished Nonno of Peter, Christina, Daniel, Joseph, Johnathon, Adam, Michelle, Emily, Michael, Jessica and Bisnonno of Stefano. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter 'Peel' Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW) from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. on Monday. Funeral Mass will be held at Merciful Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 2775 Erin Centre Blvd., Mississauga on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 10 a.m. Entombment Glen Oaks Mausoleum.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

RIP Mr. Cumming...

CUMMING, Brian Murray: It is with great sadness that we announce that Brian Murray Cumming passed away peacefully on Friday, October 8, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A quiet, kind and caring man, Brian will be forever missed by his wife Judy and their children. He was a proud and devoted Dad to Katie Ladner (Shane), Brad Cumming (Kimbie) and Laura Cumming (Colin Pugh). Adoring Grandpa to baby Cole Ladner. Brian loved his family, his farming and his Detroit sports teams: the Red Wings, the Lions and the Tigers. Brian enjoyed the simple things in life and spent many hours creating “nature walks” on the farm to better enjoy the outdoors and the wildlife with his family. Brian is the son of Evelyn and the late Murray Cumming. He is also survived by his sisters Linda Dunlop (Lloyd) and Bonnie Kotwa (Rick) and their families. Visitation will take place at the Bowman Funeral Home, 4 Victoria Ave., Chatham (519-352-2390) on Sunday, October 10, 2010, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 11 at 11:00am followed by cremation. A private interment will take place at McVicar Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in Brian’s memory are asked to consider either the Chemo Unit/Cancer Clinic at the CKHA or Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. Online condolences may be made at www.bowmanfh.ca

My new favourte things...

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favourite things.

Cadillac's and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favourite things..

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favourite things

Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short, shrunken frames,
When we remember our favourite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Only You...

Looking from the window above
It's like a story of love
Can you hear me

Came back only yesterday
Who went further away
Want you near me

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

Sometimes when I think of her name
When it's only a game and I need you

Listen to the words that you say
It's getting harder to stay when I need you

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

This is gonna take a long time and I wonder what's mine
Can't take no more

Wonder if you'll understand
It's just the touch of your hand behind a closed door

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you


- J. Radin

Friday, October 08, 2010

I'm grateful for...

- My dad turning 58

- sushi

- my sister having a baby

- my new haircut

- my boyfriend

- my mom

- my health

- OCG

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Street people...

I'm visiting the Observer. He's taking a shower. Afterwards, he smells so fresh. Comedy Gold is on TV. It's Designing Women. Classic TV.

Dad turns fifty eight tomorrow. This morning I bought him a funny birthday card to go with his Tim Hortons gift card.

Do you ever think about the people you've passed on the street? Maybe you've met them before? Maybe they know people you do? Maybe they are part of your past or future? One thing's for sure, they are a part of your present -however short it is.

- OCG