Meet Gord...who we hope is having the time of his life today! We've known Gord forever...and I could share more than a few stories...but we still want to be friends when this day is over...and so I will keep it short.
Elmer (hubby) and Gord
attended school together...and were both about equally fond of classrooms and text books! Most of their memories have absolutely nothing to do with studying...and a whole lot more to do with wheels. Early on, their adventures were on bicycles. Where the eastern hillsides are now being developed...they explored and found the shortest route down on two wheels. It wasn't long before they graduated to cars...and I still have fond memories of Gord's
first car...a Corvaire
. He was most generous about giving rides...and I'm sure my first visit to the A&W drive-in happened in that car. I also recall a MVA
in downtown Abbotsford
...involving that same Corvaire
and Elmer's Pontiac. That one was a little hard to explain!
After the Corvaire
, came the Camaro
, a GTO
, The Judge, and soon I lost count. The cars came and went...but in Gord's
life it was always about driving. During the day he drove vehicles with many wheels...and many gears...and at night he had his cars.
Soon we were married...and Gord
was in the wedding party...always the true friend. He came over often...and our kids called him Uncle Gord
from the get-go. Many years passed, and Gord
decided that maybe there was more to life than cars and trucks...and he found his soulmate
. They settled down in our neighbourhood...and we have remained good friends through these many years. Gord
comes to the farm often...and is always there if we need a helping hand (or a professional driver)...and our granddaughters called him 'Gerd
' from the time they began to talk.
We have travelled to many places together (Guadeloupe and Haiti, Scotch Creek, the Sunshine Coast, the Olympic Peninsula, the Oregon Coast, and the Gulf Islands...to name a few) and have many good memories of our times together. Gord
has been a true friend...through the ups and downs of life.
Today he turns sixty! He must be planning a very quiet celebration...since we have not heard a thing about it. But just to be sure that the occasion does not go by un
-noticed...feel free to send Gord
your best wishes. Gord
...wishing you many blessings today and in all the miles that lie ahead!