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Published: October 4th 2015
Tucker Calvin Popoff was baptized in the Langham United Church on June 7th.
Kristen and I headed back to Saskatoon on May 25th, leaving Linda to finish the school year in Kaohsiung. She'll travel back to Saskatoon on June 14th.
First on my to-do list was to rotor-till and plant the garden. I took a trip out to say hello to Doris, and have dinner with her. At the same time I picked up the tiller in order to work up the garden and get it ready to plant. Jesse had rotor-tilled the garden last fall, and what a difference it made. He had also done a good job of cutting and fertilizing the lawn and it looked wonderful. Highway Greenhouse is just a few blocks away, good thing, because it took several visits to get the right amount and color of plants for the pots. Between Jesse and I, the bedding pots were full of flowers. The goal was to have the garden up, the flowers blooming and the yard work all done prior to Linda's arrival.
Once the yard was done, I headed out to visit Marc and Holly in Livelong, then on to visit with Leslie, Ryan, Gracie, Sawyer and Easton in Marshall. After a few days with them,
Tucker Calvin Popoff
Many of Linda's family were there to celebrate. It was unfortunate that Linda wasn't able to attend. This was the minister's last Sunday at the church.
it was off to the farm for a few days visit with Tyler, Kim, Bennett and Briar.
On Sunday June 7th, we celebrated Cory and Vicky's second son, Tucker's baptism in the Langham United Church. Many of Linda's family were on hand and we enjoyed a delightful gathering after the service.
Linda meanwhile was still in Kaohsiung finishing up the school year with her amazing students. She spent her free time visiting with her friends, meeting at our favorite bar after school "Wakey Wakey", and also managed to join with other teachers for a professional ballgame. She had a bit of trouble with her new scooter, but our scooter repair shop took good care of her, lending her another one to use while hers was being repaired.
Saturday night, June 13th, after a 30 hour trip, Linda was greeted at the airport by family at midnight. What an exhausting trip! On Sunday, we were able to lounge at home, enjoy the yard, and were delighted to visit with many of our families. We spent the week visiting Linda's mother Doris at her home in Langham, enjoying friends we hadn't seen in a while and looking after business.
Linda's Grade 4 Class
During the Graduation ceremony each class is acknowledged. This was Linda's grade 4 group.
On the weekend, we headed up to Marc and Holly's to celebrate Saydi's 6th birthday! Wow, how time flies! It was a great opportunity for all of Maurice's family to meet and welcome us back. We headed back to Saskatoon, attended to stuff there, then made a trip to Marshall to visit Leslie and her gang, and then back up to Marc's in Livelong. On Sunday, June 28th, we held a memorial mass for Maurice's father in the Vawn Catholic Church. The Knights of Columbus donated a 'chalice' to the parish priest in honor of our father. The family was invited to attend. We were able to take Mom from her nursing home in Saskatoon. We celebrated mass, then sponsored a lunch at the Vawn Hall for the parish. The family then drove to the cemetery at Jackfish to visit with Dad. When cleaning out Mom and Dad's last home, the girls found a 'mickey' of whiskey, and so we toasted our Dad whose birthday was on July 3rd.
Back in Saskatoon, we congratulated Cory and Vicky on the purchase of their brand new house, attended the Canada Day celebrations and prepared for our trip to Edmonton on the
Graduationg Class of 2015
This was the first graduation held in the school's impressive new auditorium.
weekend. Maurice's Aunt Terry and Uncle Bud were celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary and there was no way that the Blanchette clan would miss a Conway party.
Then it was time for the lake. Our first camping trip was with the older grandchildren. We enjoyed Gracie, Sawyer, Easton, Ally and Saydi at the Battleford's Provincial Park. Aaron and Delphine as well as Marc and Holly joined us each for a few days. Tyler and Kim came to visit a few times as well. We had a very busy and fun filled time with all of them. We spent time in the water, on the water, on the beach and eating ice cream of course.
Back in Saskatoon, we spent our time with Doris, and Linda's family. We especially enjoyed getting to know our 6 month old grandchild Tucker and spending time with Tai.
Then it was back to the Park for round 2, the younger group of grandchildren. This time we had the big sister Saydi (6), then Bennet (4), Tai (3), and finally Briar (2). Those four kept us hectic for the 3 days we had them, but we sure had a lot of fun.
Teacher's Year End
Victor was making the music at Wakey Wakey. What a great way to end the year.
The last few days of July we were in Saskatoon, resting, relaxing in our yard, and visiting. All too soon, Linda's summer in Saskatchewan came to an end, and on Saturday August 1st, Linda boarded the plane for the long flight back to Kaohsiung.
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