Wednesday, October 5, 2016

When Lindy was young, and I was not

Thanks so much to our friend Mara, originally from the Netherlands and now enjoying a busy life in Scandinavia, for taking this picture.
Mara came to Canada a few years ago, in hopes of finding work and staying here in Alberta. Dick and Lindy and I were all pulling for her, but there exists a rule (maybe it's even a law) saying Canadian citizens get first crack at job openings. This is excellent for unemployed Canadians, of course, but we were rooting for Mara to be able to stay, and she couldn't.
Lindy was very disappointed, as Mara is one of her favourite friends, and I was disappointed, too. In this photo, we were taking Mara to Banff and Lake Louise. Lindy and Mara went for a walk alongside Lake Louise, while I sat on a bench and enjoyed the magnificent scenery.
Lindy can no longer go on long walks, any more than I can, but she is still happy...although she would have loved to keep Mara here.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh it is a lovely photo - one for the treasure box. I can vouch for what good company Mara is, so can understand Lindy and Kay's disappointments! YAM xx

Jo said...

Two beautiful girls! I love you!xxx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lindy remembers the good walks ... and, even more importantly, the good people in her life. As do we all.

Powell River Books said...

It's time for us to renew our permanent residency. Time sure flies. This will be our second renewal. Hopefully next time around we'll have enough days in Canada to apply for citizenship. - Margy