My best Mother’s Day story. After I moved to B.C. I didn’t spend too many Mother’s Days with my Mom. But once I happened to be travelling home to Vancouver from St. Lucia via Toronto where we had a stop-over. In those days there was flexibility and sometimes the check-in agent could make a change to your flight — without any change fees. It was Mother’s Day weekend so I asked if I could change my flight so I could see my Mom. Perhaps she was a Mom or a daughter or just a very nice person, but my story pulled at her heart strings. She went to work at her computer and changed the last leg of my flight by a couple of days! Now this was before cell phones, so I don’t know if I’d already talked to my sister Rosemary, who lived in Oakville, to see if she could pick me up, but I had to arrange that before I lost my flight home. It was just the best gift I could give my Mom and I am forever grateful to the Air Canada agent.
My Mom, Helen, passed away in 2005, but I like to post a picture of her on Facebook like so many other people do. So this post is for you Mom.
The story behind the picture: Mom & Dad came to visit Dennis & I in Victoria – probably circa 1998. We drove up to Sooke to go for lunch at this very picturesque restaurant along the ocean. I didn’t often take black & white, but I was getting artsy with my new Pentax SLR Camera that used film. Too bad this was the same film I had in the camera when we went to Butchart Gardens!