...unlike the Grumman Goose aircraft he talks about in the video clip below! The other day, I mentioned that Gordon was going to give a talk to the local historical society on "Treaty Making in Glengarry and Beyond." He worked for several years as a treaty negotiator for the federal government. I thought his talk went very well, and he had an audience of at least 50 people crammed into the church hall, which was not a particularly attractive setting, but did the job!
Here he is, wearing the pig tie I bought him in England in 1999 (from a shop in Winslow, Bucks. where my aunt and uncle live.) Given all the farmers living around here, it was very appropriate!
At the end of his presentation, Gordon was give a bottle of maple syrup harvested by our local producers at Maple Ridge Farm. They make great syrup.
And finally, a video. In it, Gordon is discussing how he used to fly in and out of remote British Columbia communities on Grumman Goose aircraft, which are bloody old amphibious aircraft. He repeatedly assured me how safe they were. Then after we moved, two of those very Pacific Coastal planes (they only had six Grumman Goose in the fleet!) crashed and burned in the same year, 2008. One went down in August, another in November. Gordon had likely been on those very aircraft, he flew Pacific Coastal so often. Listen to me whisper "liar!" in this clip:
And on a happier note, today is our 18th wedding anniversary. Thanks to Gordon for putting up with me for all these years. Je t'aime beacoup, my little avocat!