Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's in the genes

As this blog was intended to be research for my novel, I'm finding it hard to not look around at the characters in my life. One such character is my brother-in-law. He is a most reliable guy. I could easily drop the in-law part. But , only if brothers could be fictitious. I don't know of anyone who has a brother that they get along with as well. Actually maybe I'll keep the in-law, it might keep the relationship where it's been. Well because of the relationship with my brother-in-law, we have sort of also adopted his mom. Well Babcia Annie has a birthday today. She's an unusually quiet lady, in some of her old pictures she was quite a looker, always in style. She's had quite a life, WWII was the reason she too came to Canada, but by a different route than my parents. I find that quite interesting. (I'm still thinking historical fiction here). And because I'd like to think mothers have something to do with the way their son's turn out, as I have two, I'd like to say Happy Birthday and Thank You to a lovely lady.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Irenka, what a wonderful thought about my husband and my mother-in-law. He too, feels like a brother to all the Nowak gals. We have shared quite a few tears and laughs together and that is why we have so much in common. After he read your blog, he too, feels the same about you. Every major project at our house has included you and your family and that is what family is all about - share the good and the bad. He is honoured that you feel this way! Your brother-in-law's wife, Alice.

National Pet Day...

This is our pet cat, he lived with us for 18 years, adopted from a shelter, best cat ever. RIP Keahan