In previous years, we welcomed the family members from other countries and I told my sons to form a “Welcome committee” and try to arrange gifts, plan out places to visit, and get a sense of the extended family in an intentional way.
So in July of 2016-I had told my sons to arrange gifts for their uncle Bharat and family. I gathered books-momentoes from areas where we had stayed, Letters to his daughter-by Nehru, a plaque of the Temples of Cyrene-which was part of Greek Libya (modern day Shahat) and Symbols of the Knights of St.John of Malta, and views of Sultanahmet-(the historic Constantinople) from Bosphorus.
A year before that, in July 2015, when their aunt Appu had come from Mumbai-we had gone to Niagara falls and seen different facets, including the “Blue Moon”-a second full moon in a calendar month
Now –anticipating Appu’s visit again- I told the boys about the “Welcome Committee” and they started rolling up their eyes.
So, just posting some pictures of Yester-years-to make them a bit more motivated
Sep 2017- Naturalization zone near Candlestick-Bharat-Bhai-Priti going for walk together
The Naturalization zone near our house- is a nice place to Think-Discuss-Reflect
Hopefully –weather permitting- will explore some areas of Hamilton
And Re-visit Wilket Creek area-Central Don-Toronto
and Port Credit- Jack Darling, Rattray Marsh and surrounding areas
Maybe, will take advice of some of my well wishers- and just go for some walks