Finally, Spring has decided to make an appearance. Half way through already
and this is the nicest weekend we’ve had all year. The fact that it’s a long
weekend to boot sure makes for a nice change.

Maxine came down on Saturday and Jan and I took her out for her birthday. 74
years young and she’s still a looker
enjoying the new screen room. In the evening, we went out to the Ariston and
had a lovely meal. Ceaser salad, big steaks and Cherries Jubilee. Yum Yum.

Jan decided that Sarah needed a little bed on the deck since she seems to have
moved in.
it’s called Victoria Day and supposedly celebrates Queen Victoria’s birthday on
the 24th of May. Actually, it’s just an excuse for a long weekend. Most folks
call it the May Two-Four which is a clever way to say we sit around outside and
drink all weekend. Beer comes in cases of 24 and most people call them Two-Fours.
Anyway, this is the traditional weekend to start planting gardens and open up the
cottage. Who cares what it’s called, it’s nice to be able to sit in the sun
without needing a down coat and a hat.