Happy Canada Day

Happy_Canada_Day-500x500Today is the 149th birthday of the country I call home. A good friend reminded me on her Facebook page some of the important things about this wonderful place and I thought I would make my own list.

  • I was born and raised a Canadian by Canadian Parents
  • My Dad’s grandfather came from the US and chose to live in Canada
  • My Mom’s father came with his Father and two sisters from England
  • I grew up at a wonderful time to witness the changing of our National Anthem from “God Save the Queen” to “Oh Canada”, the Centennial in 1967 and through two Prime Minister Trudeau’s
  • My friends came from all walks of life – we didn’t waste time on why we were different, we just accepted each other as we were and I learned a great deal about other cultures
  • I learned to love the game of hockey from a very young age! After all, we invented it!
  • I was always saying “I’m sorry” and people would get on my case for it. Excuse me, but we’re Canadians, eh?
  • At present I can travel in almost any direction and be at either the water or the mountains in a short time
  • I love that we have connections to the United Kingdom, the Queen, and all things royal. I ache for the trials they are going through right now
  • We have two official languages and opportunities in all levels of education to learn them both
  • We are a very Foxy country – home to Terry and Micheal J
  • We are free to believe (or not to) in whichever religion we choose
  • Tim Horton’s (enough said!)


About LydiaA1614

I am a woman, wife, Christian, mentor, writer, crafter and dreamer. I have had many health challenges in my 50+ years - both physical and mental. But these just enhance my other qualities and make me the individual I am. My writing encompasses all of the above and more.
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7 Responses to Happy Canada Day

  1. health4earth says:

    Happy Canada Day!

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  2. annwjwhite says:

    Happy Canada Day, Happy Bastille Day, Happy Independence Day, Happy Friday! you have written what a patriot is, and it’s important to reflect on that. Smiles and hugs.

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  3. A friend reminded me about this day. I as always sent a Happy 4th of July to my email buddies, and then this one comes back and says, it’s Canada Day, you Yankee 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Right back at ya!!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Aishwarya says:

    Happy Canada Day! You seem to truly love your country and that is what is most endearing about this post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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