Monday, December 13, 2010

My Home Town!

Hi everyone, this time of year always takes me back to my home town, Magog, Quebec, Canada. My DH and I have been in Ontario for almost thirty years and we love living here. But Christmas time always makes us homesick. It would be so nice just one year to go back at at Christmas and be able to visit with relatives and to see all our very good friends that we have still living there, especially Brenda and Richard and Gerry and Lorraine. Maybe one day when DH and I are both retired we put that on our to do list. Working in retail I have never been able to have time off at Christmas. Magog is a small town it is a tourist town with lots of skiing and skidooing in the winter time and in the summer golfing, swimming, and horseback riding. For now I will enjoy my memories and hopefully in the spring I can go back hopefully taking my son-in-law Steven and my grandaughter Maddison. They have never been and it is time for them to make the trip.

 Mount Orford
 Lake Memphremagog
                                               A covered bridge in Fitch Bay, DH and I have our initials carved inside.
                When I was a teenager I road a horse through this bridge. We had a trail ride around
                                                                           the lake.
                                                        What a fun filled week that was!
                                                   A view of the lake looking towards Vermont

                                                               A map of my home turf
                                                    A view from the top of Mount Orford
                                         St. Benoit du Lac and in the backround Jay Peak
                        This is St. Luke's Anglican Church where DH and I were married 38 years ago.

A view of St. Benoit du Lac and JayPeak in the fall!

Hope everyone enjoys my photos. I am too tired to stitch, so I thought I would share my home town with you. Let me know what you think?

~Happiest when stitching~


Unknown said...

Well Eric and I sure know how you feel! Eric says it dosen't feel like Christmas without going to the bacillica on Christmas eve and me it was my grandmas I am hoping that will change when we have kids and start new traditions.

Kerry said...

Memories are a beautiful, my youngest daughter Rachel was here for dinner Saturday night and she was sharing with us how much Christmas means to her and she thanked her Dad and I for always making Christmas such a special time for and her sister. I got a little teary eyed. It makes parents feel so wonderful when your children say such nice things.

Kathy said...

You live in a beautiful part of the world! It's so nice to see your photograhs.

Tina said...

I know what you mean...I miss being home to at does't matter how old you are or how long you lived somehwere else there is nothing like home at Christmas!

gracie said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures and memories. I, too, live away from my family...but wonderful memoires keep my heart warm.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

hey maybe Jan should go there to learn about skidoooooooos... Thanks for sharing and there's that one picture of that same old mountain. lol. I especially liked the one of St Lukes, I know something special was joined together in that building. See ya tomorrow and Be always in stitches

Jodie said...

What a beautiful area of the country that looks like! We drove through Quebec on our way to the East Coast this past summer and we ended up having to stay in Riviere de Loup...and we didn't enjoy it at all. I'll have to put Magog on the list for next year...stunning :-)