Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Remembering

This is my Uncle Eloi, with his wife Emily and son Donald. Every November 11 on Remembrance Day I often have thoughts about this uncle I never met. Eloi was killed on July 25, 1944 during the invasion of Normandy France. He was only 34 years old.

Here is a happier picture taken about the same time as the above. My Mom is seen here between her sisters Edna and Hazel. She is about 10-12 years old here and looks just too cute and mischevious. I just got back from a visit and she is doing very well with the treatments and the latest report shows a marked improvment so we are all very happy, to say the least.

Just a couple of runs to report on this week. None of the mega mileage and double digit days that Marc and Andrew are piling up though. Rather, a measly 4 easy miles on the treadmill Tues because it was just pouring cats and dogs and then another easy 6 today after work. I might try a little tempo run tomorrow and then a bit longer effort on Friday but no promises.

Good running!

6 comments:

Marc said...

A very nice way to honor your uncle on Rememberance Day.

Happy to hear that your Mom is doing well.

Yes, the rain is getting tiresome - bring on the snow!

Phil said...

Thank you for sharing. Who is the kid on the tri-cyle. What is his story?

Have a great weekend.

Love2Run said...

Thanks guys! The young boy, my cousin, whom I never met had an interesting life. According to my family tree info he left home at age 14 and at age 19 was married. They had 4 children and he now lives in Toronto. My mother last saw him a few years ago when he returned to Bathurst for his mother's funeral.

robtherunner said...

I love those old photos. There is such rich history in all of our lives that we don't always think about. Thanks for sharing them and I am glad to hear that your mother is doing well.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Oddly enough I think I have a few that look similar in the albums beside my PC. Mom gave me all the family photos to scan and make cds/dvds for everyone.

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