Happy 90th

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.

About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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4 Responses to Happy 90th

  1. What a great story!. My mom used to know “that Beatle, Paul” many moons ago. On another note, I see you read The Sense of an Ending (it’s on your side bar). Worth it? I have a friend urging me to read it and am trying to decide how far up my “to read” list to push it.

    Denise http://viewfromtheglen.blogspot.ca/

  2. Finola says:

    I would like to hear your mom’s story sometime Denise.

    I had to Google to remember what The Sense of an Ending was about, and it still took a bit of reading to jog my memory. Now, I’m not great at remembering what I read, but still. I’m not sure I would bump it up if I were you.

  3. allison says:

    So cool. I need to call my grandmother-in-law.

  4. Happy belated birthday to your Oma-in-law! She sounds like an inspiration!

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