Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

April 11, 2011

What Did You do This weekend?

After 40 years of marriage, I got married again! Yep, and to the same gal.
This was something that Elaine and I both felt we should do.... renew  the vows taken previously.


April 10, 1971 was the big date when Elaine and I tied the knot in Cardiff, Wales to become Mr. and Mrs. Holland.
Where does the time go? It seems only yesterday that we were young, raring to go, and ready to make our mark in the world. Did we? I think so!

The Lord blessed us with two successful sons, two daughters -in-law, and six grandchildren of whom we are very proud. I think, in this case, we should be allowed to be proud!


The past 40 years have not been all rosy, but the good times greatly outweigh the bad. We have had many moves to different locations in Canada, from our hometown of Kenora, Ontario, to Iroquois Falls, Ontario to Whitecourt Alberta, to Thunder Bay, Ontario and then back to Whitecourt, Alberta. All the moves were in aid of of "getting ahead" in the Pulp And Paper Industry. Through the moves we were greatly blessed again, by meeting many great and wonderful people. Some of the moves were not of the good sort, where a disagreement between the "change artist", me, and my boss caused the move, but in hindsight, were caused for a reason. That reason was personal growth , and the result ended up in us  coming to the Lord. Although painful to both of us at the time, the results likely saved us in the end.

Through all these tribulations, Elaine stood steadfast, following and making the best of a bad situation.

We celebrated in the church, with our Pastor walking us through the ceremony, then had one of the famous church potluck lunches. All in all, a very good day!

The last 40 years?
I wouldn't change anything! With the Good Lord's Blessing, we hope to be around for the 50th. After all, it's only 10 years away.

What more could anyone ask?


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