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This has been a busy and rewarding weekend. On Saturday I was a special guest of Rosemarie Hurst’s as she received the Phyllis Delaney “Life After Stroke Award in the Achievements in the Arts” I wrote about Rosemarie in a previous post. http://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/the-heart-of-a-poet/ Rosemarie suffered from a stroke and soon after recovering, had a ruptured brain aneurism. She counts her self lucky not only to be alive, but to have retained 20/20 vision and the ability to continue to create. Rosemarie accepted her award with grace and eloquence. I was pleased to have been invited to watch her be acknowledged in this way.
Saturday evening Paul and I attended the wedding of Kevin and Helena. The wedding reception was held at the popular Chinese Seafood restaurant Sun Sui Wah . The groom was very handsome and the bride stunningly beautiful. She changed outfits three times during the evening, every outfit gorgeous. The food was incredible and I am still full. I don’t eat meat, but was able to eat 9 of the 12 courses. I do enjoy seafood and there were so many wonderful dishes I just couldn’t resist. It was so wonderful to see the blend of wedding traditions as the family has lived in Canada for a number of years but still show respect for their roots in Taiwan. Although we were in the minority, we were made to feel very welcome and special. We are so blessed to have friends from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and honoured to be included as guests at this special wedding.
After being away for most of September and dealing with a broken ankle when I returnd, I got behind in reading and responding to blog posts. I must thank the lovely Holly Michael for another award granted to me while I was away. It is the Super Sweet Award. Which is very kind as I think Holly is super sweet herself and has a wonderful blog called writing straight that connects people to inspire and share about life and writing. I suggest you check it out. http://writingstraight.com/about/
I received this wonderful award once before so I am not going to pass it on this time. But it is so great to know that my blogging friends feel I deserve it. Thanks so much Holly and sorry it took me so long to respond.
And why this large bird? This sculpture was outside the building where Rosemarie’s award ceremony was held. I just loved it and wanted to share it with all of you. Some of my readers are huge bird fans so I knew it would be appreciated.
I hope everyone else had a great weekend as well and hope you all stay safe and happy in spite of storms on the way.