O Canada, eh?

July 1st is our national holiday. We celebrate with barbecues and patriotism.

We have more in common with the USA than not, but we are proud of our differences too.

We are known for politeness, hockey, our sense of humor, cold winters, Blackberries, and the funny way we say “about the house,” among other things.

Canada is multicultural, and so is Inklingo. The shape collections have been downloaded in more than 50 different countries now, and we are happy to be friends with all of them.

Monkey spent a twoney so he could plant the flag (attached to a hockey stick) in a Timbit. What a great way to celebrate.

” O Canada! our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.”

Linda & Monkey

PS  Russ has dibs on the Timbits.

PPS  Don’t forget the Search feature (top line) so you can find anything in the archives—POTC, JAPM, chocolate, quiz, etc.

PPPS  We don’t need scarves. It’s July. It’s hot.

16 thoughts on “O Canada, eh?”

  1. Linda, I just love the picture of MOnkey with all the Canadian accessories. Gave me a chuckle on a day when I need it.

  2. Looney = 1 dollar coin
    Twoney = 2 dollar coin
    The one dollar coin has a loon on it. When the two dollar coin was added, well, what else could we call it? 🙂

  3. Cathi, maybe you could give me a blogging lesson while the bears and Monkey picnic. Do you get an email when I reply to your comment like this? I don’t want anyone to think I did not respond because I did not do it in an email. Confused? Yup.

  4. Hope you have a fun Happy Canada Day. Those Timbits look yummy. I am heading out of town this weekend to attend a wedding so that will be how I spend our 4th of July, at a family wedding.

  5. Thanks, Jeanne! We started taking a box of Timbits to my Dad when we played tennis with him, and also when he was in the nursing home. In those days, I think a $2 box (larger than the one in the photo) had 20 Bits de Tim. My Dad’s face always lit up when he saw that bright yellow box. Make someone happy for $2—how good is that? Lots of TH history in our family. 🙂

  6. Happy Canada Day to our Northern neighbors! Enjoy the day! Hope it is a bit warmer than here (southeast of Rochester, NY).

  7. Happy Canada Day! I learn something new every day. Tim Horton’s story is today’s lesson. 🙂 A lovely and creative photo featuring Monkey with his Canadian props. I may have to visit my Tim Horton’s for a box of Timbits to celebrate with you, eh? We don’t have them on every corner, but they’re close enough. Have a wonderful day!

  8. Hi Sheron, When I got the idea for a truly Canadian photo this morning, Russ zipped down the hill to Tim Horton’s. There is one on every street corner. He went inside. He said there were 6 people ahead of him and 12 cars in the drive-thru. The funny thing was that our across-the-street neighbour was in line behind him. LOL Russ had instructions to come home with a box of Timbits and at least one looney and one twoney in his change, for the photo.

  9. Did you go into Hortons? or did you have a long wait in line? How did monkey do waiting? My little ones get so excited. The one in Port Elgin always seemed to have a long line, even on the way to golfing at 6 am. Happy Canada Day! to all my Canadian relatives and all good “eh-ers”


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