Two down…more to come!
The festivities in Cow Town include pancake breakfasts, absolutely everywhere. I’d like to thank the many businesses and the Calgary Stampede Wagon Train for the fabulous and generous contribution of such lovely events across our city. While it is not very often that I find my way down to the grounds, I DO so enjoy the spirit that is demonstrated to even the far reaches of our city at Stampede time. All three of my children participated in very dedicated fashion to the marching band in their young adult years. Now that I am not chasing them around to all of their performances, pancakes is the way I really remain connected to Stampede. Follow me over the coming days, IF YOU CAN!
So far, Auburn Bay Co-Op was a breakfast of champions shared with my friend, Hollee, from Sherwood Park, Alberta. Activities for children included face-painting, balloon sculpture and rope making. The breakfast was so very delicious and for the long winding line up, there were complimentary cheese sticks, bananas and visits with Harvey the Hound. I loved the conversations, the tail wagging of dogs and the enthusiasm of the live band that played after we were seated. A great time was had by all.
Today’s pancake breakfast was hosted by South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium on Macleod Trail. Yes, I know. Initially it seemed a little odd to me, also. But, let’s face it, there IS a lot of stigma around death and dying. I have learned the last ten years just how deeply and sadly, death of loved ones can impact every moment of every day, likely for the rest of your life. However, I’ve also learned that death is a part of life and the folks that work at these funeral ‘homes’ have a tough job and they have, in my experience, chosen to do it well.
(By the way, folks, once and awhile, please speak my brother’s name. Please mention him. Remember him. And please, ask how I’m doing.)
So, off we went for pancakes at the Funeral Home!! What??? Blueberries and Whipped Cream? You’re kidding! Nummers! And, delicious orange juice! John Wayne oldies playing on a the big screen all the while. Grandson, Steven, was in his glory and consumed a full adult portion! After that, a walk around a florist fridge and back alley building equipment!
I highly recommend getting out in your city this week! There is a lot going on and most of it involves food!