I talked with my Oma-in-law for an hour this evening. It is her 90th birthday today. She still lives on her own, makes her own meals, and manages for the most part, very independently. She is amazing.
I want to write more about her one day soon. She has seen so much over her years.
But today I wanted to mention what we talked about on the phone, about her days working in the cafeteria at the Brooke Claxton building; a Health Canada building at Tunney’s Pasture here in Ottawa. A few buildings away from where I work now.
She mentioned the people that went through that building during her time there. The health minister of the time, they mayor of the time (Charlotte Whitton no less), and that Beatle John.
Really? I thought.
Oma, you rock.
Happy Birthday with all our love.