Here’s to Love… A Christmas Card to the Family Collectivity

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Here’s to life and every joy it brings,

Here’s to life, to dreamers and their dreams,

May all your storms be weathered,

And all that’s good get better,

Here’s to life,

Here’s to love,

Here’s to you.

(Artie Butler and Phyllis Molinary)

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Open Your Card

A Pictorial of Our Collectivity and the

Beauty of its Connectedness: DNA and More.

To our ever present

Norman

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(Shirley Horn and the Boston Pops, Here’s to Life)

(Use headphones if you have them since the volume is low but if you have none it is still worth the effort)

Love, Deanne and Garry

(Click on photos to magnify)

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Family Gathering circa 1947

Family Gathering circa 1947

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Wedding of Beryl Girvan to Herbert Crosbie, Kingston Ja. 1948

Wedding of Beryl Girvan to Herbert Crosbie, Kingston Ja. 1948

 

Top left to right: Cecil and Edna Dewdney, John Girvan, Beryl Girvan Crosbie. Thom Girvan, Allan Cooke: Bottom, left to right Gloria Girvan Akin, Lynette Cooke, Rita Girvan, 1959

Top left to right: Cecil and Edna Dewdney, John Girvan, Beryl Girvan Crosbie. Thom Girvan, Allan Cooke: Bottom, left to right Gloria Girvan Akin, Lynette Cooke, Rita Girvan, 1959

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Connected: The Collectivity in 2009 in Jamaica Honouring Norman Girvan

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Liz: Still Bloomin’ After All These Years! Still Bloomin’ Lovely After All These Years!

A Gallery of the Kinetically Gifted Lisbeth’s

Poetry in Motion

  Creative Tai-Chi moves

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June: Still Growing After All These Years!

Late Life Lament

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Items of life lived,

Treasures Collected,

Stored in boxes, in binders,

Stored on hard drive, and in myself

Together now my intimidating to-do bucket List

A treasure-trove calling for attention.

Sharing is the plan.

To put all together coherently for family now and for the ages.

Competing late-blooming, new possibilities unfold, intervene

Beckon like cow bells over the next mount.Seductions.

Today there’ll be more bucket stuff to collect

More in boxes, binders, hard drive, and in myself

Diminishing capacity… decreasing time

The reality of my now

Slowing, growing inefficiency.

There is Urgency alongside serene acceptance,

Coupled With increasing wonder

At the splendour of this very moment

This today

Another day to be lived…

And the boxes, hard drives, binders … hmmm!

Cow bells…

Life

Calls.

June Girvan

January 10, 2014

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Here's to you

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