RAMBLINGS 2018 (15)
Seventy- Six years ago today 19 August 1942 the Dieppe Raid took place. Four thousand nine hundred and sixty-three Canadians took part in the assault on the French Fishing Port of Dieppe. The raid was a disaster from which two thousand eight hundred and fifty-three Canadians returned. Nine hundred and seven were killed, two thousand four hundred and sixty wounded and one thousand nine hundred and forty-six captured. Of the four thousand nine hundred and sixty- three, two thousand eight hundred and fifty- three returned. The raid was botched from the time of its’ conception being cancelled once and then hastily revived. Dieppe is the greatest disaster in Canadian Military History. To-day at the Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park on Beach Road in Hamilton there will be a Remembrance Ceremony. There is only one participant in the raid left and he lives in British Columbia. He won’t be at the ceremony as his health is failing. He is 92 years old. LEST WE FORGET.
I am at present in a dispute with the Landlord over their refusal to let me transfer from the top floor to the 1st floor where the hallways are much cooler. I have a few medical problems and on days where the Humidex is in the plus thirties I have difficulty breathing as I walk to the elevator. I keep the temperature in my apartment at 70 degrees and I find it quite comfortable, mainly though I can breathe. I sent in the request for transfer accompanied by letters from my family doctor and my Lung Specialist, stating my medical problems and they didn’t seem to work. I am now in the process of getting a, letter from my Cardiologist to add to the request and see if that makes a difference. I was informed by the Landlord that they did not allow in-building transfers but in the 5 years I have lived here I know of 5 such transfers being allowed. The letter I received stated that my request was refused and that the decision was FINAL. Don’t say that to me as the only thing that is final is Death. If I am refused again I am quite will to take this all the way to the Regional Chairman and beyond. I’ve been feeling bored of late now I have something to occupy me.
Three of us went out to dinner yesterday. We went to a small restaurant in a strip plaza just off Brant street. This restaurant makes the best Liver & Onions in town, perhaps the province. I don’t know how the cook does it but the liver is cooked to absolute perfection and the service is excellent. Stopped at Tim Hortons to get a donut for desert. Sugar count went through the roof but it is not often that I have donuts or desert for that matter. In all it was a good evening with good friends and a break from Fish and Chips.
Things are kinda hoppin’ in Yankee land. Two of Trumps former cohorts are in deep doodoo with one convicted on eights counts of fraud and evading taxes and the other striking a plea bargain by pleading guilty to violating voter financing laws amongst other charges. Trumps’ former lawyer Michael Cohen implicated him in that Cohen stated that he was directed and coordinated by an individual running for a high Federal office. Is this the beginning of the end for the orange-haired troglodyte? (Let’s hope so).