First Happy Birthday Canada. Today is the 138th anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada. This will provide you with more information about Canada Day should you be interested.
A while ago I asked a group of people that I associated with online if I could be considered an honorary Canadian since I was born on July 1st. (Yes, today is my birthday.) Their reply... sure you can. I am sure they assumed I was more than a little nuts but you see, since I discovered my birthday fell on the celebration of Dominion Day, I have always remembered that day with my own little mini celebration.
Growing up right next to Canada helped (I was born and lived just south of Detroit) and the fact they held a combined celebration between the United States and Canada sometime late in June with some of the best fireworks didn’t hurt either. At one point I had a crush on someone in Canada too but that did not work out. I have been curling in Canada and I love the sport. Hockey is way up there too. One of the most enjoyable parties I attended was a meeting with several of the people from the prior mentioned group. Anyway that is where the Honorary Canadian came from. Like Canada I also choose to keep my birthday rather low key.
Next year I turn 50. I am not sure how I feel about that but for now, bring it on. I am back home over the next several days with my family. We celebrate my birthday on Sunday. We will also go see a July 4th parade on Tuesday and fireworks and a fun concert (at least for me) at the fireworks that night. My high school band director is conducting the Downriver Community Band. They are pretty good and it sure brings back a lot of good memories.
So I will be a little busy but I will try and poke my nose back in from time to time. Happy Birthday Canada. Happy Birthday United States. To those celebrating have a safe holiday. To anyone else, enjoy your weekend..