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.