December 2017 Update
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Winter arrived with some snow a couple of times in the middle of the month - and then with deep freezing temps during the week from Christmas to New Yearís Day.

Church Friends Marilyn and 25 women in the 6:15 am bible study at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT are reading and discussing The Gospel of John. They celebrated Christmas, Jesusí birthday, with a scrumptious pot luck breakfast.

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Winter Fun We enjoyed a couple of days in Canmore, Alberta, and some cross country skiing at Lake Louise, in Banff National Park. There was lots of fresh snow and sunshine, and the mild temperature was wonderful. Lake Louise is one of our favorite places in the Canadian Rockies.







Family Gatherings There are now 68 members in Marilynís family. She is the eldest, the matriarch, and the youngest is just two months old. Her five siblings and 16 nieces and nephews and their families live in seven locations, so we travelled from place to place to visit 44 of them.




U of A Friends Marilyn and four of her University of Alberta classmates have a tradition of getting together for brunch in Calgary every New Yearís Day. This time only two attended,
as one was in bed with a cold and another felt that driving on the icy roads would
be too treacherous.








Please sing with us -

We hope that each of you
Are loved by one and all.
In kindness and in love
May happiness be yours
While understood by all.

Yet we must all realize
Though often for a while,
That in our hearts we feel
A void that we must fill.

One may even have it all
Even though heís missing joy
And it is so sad to see
So much pain, and misery.

Jesus came to this world
To show us all Godís love.
He came to love us all
But also to be loved!

~ Amore Infinito/Placido Domingo









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Winter Fun

Winter Fun



























Family Gatherings

Family Gatherings


U of A Friends

U of A Friends