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Friday, June 20, 2008


Hazel Shield turns 95

Today is my mother's 95th birthday. I've talked to her, courtesy of Skype, a couple of times in the last month or so. She was in good spirits. Imagine the changes in technology she's seen in her lifetime. I think that telephones of any kind would not have been common during her childhood. When I was a kid the idea of seeing someone live while you talked to them in another country was the stuff of science fiction. And now here she is actually doing it.

While we were chatting I took this screen shot—maybe not a great pic but not so bad considering we are over 7,000 kilometres apart. As a kid, it probably never occurred to me that it would one day be possible to take a photo of someone 7,000 kilometres away.

Happy birthday Mum.

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