Glancing through a list of famous celebrities (is that redundancy?) who passed away in 2017 I see 89 year-old Sir Roger Moore who took over from Sean Connery as James Bond and acted in 7 Bond films. 56 year-old Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi. 90 year-old Rock & Roll trailblazer Chuck Berry. 89 year-old Mary Tyler Moore who starred in the 60’s sit-com the Dick Van Dyke Show and then her own show in the 1970’s.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (actually it was 1977 in Alberta but that seems like a long time ago if not so far away) I saw the first Star Wars movie. I maintained my fondness for Science Fiction into my adult years and, to be frank, I’m more of a Star Trek fan than Star Wars but I have a ticket to go see the newest Star Wars film, the Last Jedi, on its opening day tomorrow.
I sometimes look back at old Coffeetalks just to get a chuckle on how some things have changed since I started these commentaries in the late 1990’s. On this day in 2004, December 13th 13 years ago, I talked about cell phone usage and how Canadian respondents in a survey said they spend 49 minutes per day talking on a cell phone. However, the question was what was the perception of how long we talked daily.
I want to begin today by saying that I was away last week visiting my parents in Victoria. I also want to say that I don’t recall ever attending an annual event in Saskatoon called Boys’ Lunch Out put on by the Progress Club.
My husband calls me a socialist Liberal with right wing tendencies. I’m just sharing that to give you context. There is a petition doing the rounds on Facebook and I rarely sign petitions plus I always verify what seem to be outrageous claims being spread regardless of whether it is an individual, organization or government. It indicates the Government of Canada is removing any reference to female genitalia mutilation not being allowed in Canada from the Citizenship Guide.