Thoughts as summer approaches
ump trucks are busy bees on the roads. The year was 1920 that a man from New Brunswick invented a “dump truck.” Robert Mawhinney was a Canadian who invented the creation. It was a “dump truck” that had a box fitted with a mast, cable and winch that lifted the front end of the box to make the “dump.” Up to this time it was man and shovel to do the load and unload.
Egg carton, light bulbs, peanut butter and insulin are just a few more Canadian inventions.
Did you know that your fingernails are a reflection of your health? Fingernails take 6-9 months to complete the nail. A fingernail has the history lesson of an adult’s medical history.
At this time of year out come the bird books to identify different birds that might be new to the area or migrating through. It is one of the gifts to us to enjoy the songs and them being so busy hunting for food or checking out if they are returning to start building their homes in the same crotch of the tree or the bird house that was built for them. If you build birdhouses remember to drill air circulation holes in them.
Another book to read and reread is those cookbooks. The first dessert of rhubarb has been had and such an easy fruit for the microwave. And remember it goes great with ice cream (I prefer Chapman’s).
I also like to butter my tea biscuits with butter as well. Gay Lea Foods - which makes butter among other products, now has a new logo as they celebrate 60 years of business this year. Their slogan is “Born on the Farm.” Remember if it isn’t some form of agriculture there would be no foods to nourish the body.
Googling is great but that book or paper held in your hands can be considered comfort “foods.”
Elections are upcoming and it is important to vote. You can’t complain otherwise. Let us hope that the nasty remarks are eliminated and one of the Ten Commandments - “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is remembered.
Interesting reading the calendars how there is now a holiday celebration each month. It is also the beginning of yard sales. What a great way of recycling and giving.
Last year Canada had so many wonderful “birthday” parties. This year the themes are centred on the “Royal Wedding.” It will be a great delight to see all the fascinators that will be worn and the China tea parties.