I noticed this post my daughter put on her Facebook page, and it reminded me of all of the drama and trials surrounding fishing, hunting and camping that caused me to not like any of them as I grew up.
Who’s to blame? The men in my life! My darling,… Continue reading
For those of you who don’t understand the significance of repatriation, it is the process for and formal ceremony involved in returning the remains of a soldier who died while deployed to their country and families.
Mark having been in the military for 21 years, we lived in Trenton for… Continue reading
Mark spent a few hours on the internet researching our bayonet. He quickly realized he would need to see through the rust and corrosion to read the marks and stamps.
After checking, we realized that we had to be very careful about how we handled it, but everything we… Continue reading
My father, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (Papa) passed away a few years ago.
While he was alive, he was notorious for disappearing for hours every time he went out to run errands. We knew him well enough to know that he had been stopping at yard and garage sales, bringing… Continue reading
As I had suspected, “Mayday” was mostly concerned with the statistics surrounding search and rescue missions at sea on the Atlantic Coast. “At sea” rescues are quite prevalent on the Atlantic coast due to the large presence of the fishing industry.
I somewhat expected a ‘slam’ of the search and… Continue reading
The CBC’s Fifth Estate will be airing “Mayday” tonight, an ‘expose’ on the status of the Canadian Search and Rescue network.
I was alerted to this broadcast tonight on CBC via Facebook by a good friend who has worked in Atlantic Search and… Continue reading
The thought of celebrating someone’s death makes me uncomfortable. But in this case, it is so justified.
I was one of many military wives after that time who had to manage the home front while my husband was deployed overseas on a tour. He served one… Continue reading