jeudi 2 février 2023

THE PASSAGE OF TIME-

ANOTHER ERA, BUT THE SAME DECOR... 
By Bernard Bujold - 
There was a time when I played daily in the presbytery of my native village in Gaspésie while my aunt was the priest's housekeeper! 
In 2023, the years have passed, but I continue to live in the same sort of religious setting as a beautiful historic convent is located just behind my home. The convent no longer has Sisters in residence, but its bell tower continues to fully occupy the landscape. (Convent of the Grey Nuns of Montreal) 
One can say that times change, but as life is a wheel that turns, often the scenery returns to its starting point... 
Happy winter 2023! 
SEE PHOTOS 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=bernard.bujold&set=a.10167299891110541

dimanche 29 janvier 2023

THE SAGOUINE BY VIOLA LEGER (1930-2023)-

By Bernard Bujold - 
Another character from my era has just left... 
I discovered the Sagouine through Radio-Canada television in 1976. The character played by Viola Léger (1930-2023) did not connect with me in terms of her way of life but her speech was identical to the one of my two Acadian grandparents who lived in the Baie des Chaleurs. The life of the Acadians of Caraquet, where La Sagouine originated, is influenced by the sea and fishing, while the Acadians of the Baie des Chaleurs are influenced by agriculture and the forest. 
I met Viola Léger a few times when she was living in Montreal. She was a sweet and generous woman. She was born on a June 29th and me on a 28th... 
SEE TEXT CAROL DOUCET 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10161418650156320&set=pb.525651319.-2207520000.&type=3
THE SAGOUINE BY VIOLA LEGER (1930-2023)- 

WINTER DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN -

WINTER DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN - 
The winter season of 2023 is sweet and pleasant. 
Happy last Sunday in January... 
SEE PHOTOS 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=bernard.bujold&set=a.10167299891110541

samedi 28 janvier 2023

vendredi 27 janvier 2023

THE LAST WEEKEND OF JANUARY 2023 -

THE LAST WEEKEND OF JANUARY 2023 - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
We are already at the last weekend of January 2023 (Friday, January 27)... 
Let's enjoy the winter season and be patient for the arrival of spring in March! 
SEE PHOTOS 
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lundi 23 janvier 2023

LISE BISSONNETTE AND QUEBEC EVOLUTION-

LISE BISSONNETTE AND QUEBEC EVOLUTION- 
Lise Bissonnette tells her story in a new book that will be in bookstores this Tuesday, January 24. According to her, the Quiet Revolution is unfinished and left in the air. She says she is sad and troubled by this situation. Her book is both an autobiography and a look at the evolution of Quebec and its current situation in 2023, 
SEE TEXT ON LE DEVOIR
https://www.ledevoir.com/culture/778881/essai-lise-bissonnette-se-raconte-dans-un-nouveau-livre-d-entretiens

dimanche 22 janvier 2023

SPRING IS COMING...

SPRING 2023 IS COMING... 
We are beginning the second of three months of winter 2023 (weekend of January 21).... 
Spring will arrive on March 20 at 9:24 pm! 
Let's be patient, and enjoy the winter... 
SEE PHOTOS 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=bernard.bujold&set=a.10167299891110541

samedi 21 janvier 2023

THE LIFE OF A DOG -

ULYSSE'S NEW FRIEND... 
By Bernard Bujold -
Ulysses loves to meet new friends, even in winter, but he thought it was a joke when he was told that a purebred dog like Loulou de Poméranie (German Spiz) was worth $4,000 to buy... Well, it's true! Today, a dog is worth between 2,500$ and 5,000$ on the market, and you have to add the annual maintenance fees of 4,000$ more (accessories, veterinarian, grooming, etc.)! 
The life of a dog has become a life of wealth... Have a good winter 2023! 
SEE PHOTO 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=bernard.bujold&set=a.10167299891110541