Friday, July 24, 2015

A Birthday Remembered

"There is no remembrance of former things nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to happen among those who come after."
(Ecclesiastes 1:11)

Helen and George Macdonald on June 20, 1953, in front of their home in Milan, Quebec. The occasion was my parents wedding in Milan. The modest wedding reception was held on the front lawn, so typical of Hebridean culture that was transplanted into Canada.

George Macdonald was born in Milan, Quebec, on July, 24, 1888. 

When my brothers, sister and I were growing up, Mom always made certain we were visiting in Milan to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. I am grateful she did and thankful for those days of life that we enjoyed.

Few of us remain who can remember and when we are gone; no one shall remain to remember. In time the same truth will be the same for me.

"A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever."
(Ecclesiastes 1:4)

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