A WRITER'S WIT
A Family Visit
A long time ago I met my second cousin, Bud, when I was but nine and he was fifteen. He'd just received his learner's permit from the state of Montana, where he lived with his mother and father. His late father, George, was my maternal grandmother's youngest brother. ¶ Bud and his wife, Judy, had invited Ken and me to visit them in Calgary a number of times, and this summer we made it work! The four of us had a great time exchanging information, albeit second-hand, about our families, and Judy and Bud were gracious enough to share their home with us. Below, by way of a slideshow, are a few photographs from our brief stay. ¶ Canada, our sometimes ignored neighbor to the north, is an easy trip. We've been there three times since 2010. Coming or going, US citizens clear customs in Canada, and the people are friendly and welcoming. Sorry if I sound like a travelogue, but from coast to coast (all ten provinces and three territories), it's a great place to visit (and live)!
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Richard Jespers is a writer living in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
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