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If you like watching golf, it doesn't get much better than the upcoming Shaw Charity Classic at Canyon Meadows. They do a great job of hosting the thousands of fans each year, it's a great course, easy to get to from this area, and all those guys you see on TV are up close and personal. They play September 1, 2, and 3.
Sad to hear of the passing of our friend Yola Dyck, nice lady, hard worker all her life until she made it to a well-earned retirement. She is another who loved the care she received at Sunshine Lodge, and always met us at the door on Wednesday mornings, gave us what for if we were late (or early), because she wanted to be the first one to get her newspaper. Her family took good care of her for which she was always thankful, and one more wonderful person has passed through our life.
Rest easy, old friend. After watching the first night of speeches at the Democratic National Convention last week, with Bernie Sanders and First Lady Michelle Obama touting former First Lady Hillary Clinton as their preferred candidate, both sounded a bit desperate. As the week unfolded, we got to hear from Obama himself, Vice-President Joe Biden, and former President Bill Clinton, before Hillary herself spoke on Thursday. Quite a lineup of heavy hitters that would be the envy of the New York Yankees. (Personally, we think Bill wants to get back in the White House, to finally rid himself of the couch he slept on for months after Hillary decided he should find another place to sleep..........well, you know the story). In this writer's humble opinion, the Democrats are running the wrong First Lady, and we'd bet Michelle would be a far better President than Hillary.
Heard a term the other day that had us puzzled, until it was explained by a couple of ladies from a younger generation than this writer.
The person was talking about "helicopter parents", and allowing children to do things without parents present, allowing them to be more independent. The helicopter reference is to do with hovering over kids, offering protection and direction, rather than letting kids have their own experience, figuring things out on their own, enabling them to think independently.
Readers may have seen a couple of amateurish moves by a couple of "professional" sports figures last week that made us re-think how we view their behaviour while in the public eye.
Canadian women's tennis star, Eugenie Bouchard playing in the Rogers Cup in Montreal, wasn't doing well in her match and would eventually get bounced out, but not before she destroyed her racquet on the court surface after losing an important point. She broke her racquet, clearly displaying the Wilson logo, which she gets a number of them for free, then of course went over to her bench and pulled another out of her bag. Now, despite her rather dismal record of late,
Bouchard may still have a lot of talent. But if this writer were the President of Wilson Sports and witnessed that display, she would not represent that company any more and would find herself standing at the counter of her favorite sports store with her Visa in hand, buying racquets of another brand.
The other incident of a somewhat similar nature, was during the Saturday Blue Jays baseball game against the
Baltimore Orioles, and newly acquired hitter Melvin Upton Jr., decided it would be cool to deliberately break his bat over his knee after striking out. Now for such a display of ignorance, Major League Baseball should have fined him or suspended him for 10 games, or both, as this is both disrespectful of the game, and his teammates, in case he was injured by his act, but how does such a display look to young ball players?
Both should apologize.
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