Thanksgiving October 2020

Welcome to Life and Random Thinking, I appreciate your interest in my blog. – David

Canadian Thanksgiving is always the beginning of October, and it’s a colourful time of year in Canada. Tomorrow October 12 is the official Thanksgiving day.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to you !

In the Okanagan valley of British Columbia, where I live, we don’t have the really bold colours like our fellow Canadians in Ontario but the colours are still tremendous.

Of course, along with the beautiful leaves usually means less daylight, cooler weather, and inevitably snow.

The seasons are part of life in Canada, as they are part of life for people.

Neither the seasons of our lives or the seasons of Canada can be avoided so we by necessity, embrace them as inevitable.

Denial is not a river in Egypt.

Bike Ride October 11


Today despite a cool wind I went for a longish bike ride, I should have dressed more warmly but the ride ended up to be 18 kilometres and had a fabulous time with my son. At the end heading back home against the wind, I tied my handkerchief over my face to stay warm – I must have looked like an old-timer train robber.

Today I would like to share some good news, and some bad news and wind up with a few photographs from the last week.

The bad news is that I was careless today and lost my wallet, my ID, credit cards and cash. I normally zip my wallet into my pocket but today I didn’t, it must have spilled out when I tried a u-turn on loose gravel and fell nearly entirely over.

The good news is shortly after I arrived at home, and before I discovered my wallet was missing, there was a knock on the door. My wife answered it and a young couple had driven over to return my wallet. My wife thanked them, gave them a bag of fresh picked apples and gave me my wallet.

Isn’t that a wonderful refreshing story, and it’s all true.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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22 Responses to Thanksgiving October 2020

  1. Jane Fritz says:

    Wow, good news indeed! Happy Thanksgiving , David.

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  2. drpassenger says:

    Ah man your luck. Best way to start thanksgiving i guess. love the photograph, Have a great week ahead.


  3. simplywendi says:

    Happy Thanksgiving and so happy your wallet was returned!!!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving, David! Your story about a returned wallet brings hope. Sadly, my friend, we’ve both lived long enough to remember when such a thing happening wasn’t such a miracle!

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  5. GP Cox says:

    Have an outstanding Thanksgiving!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you sir. I am so impressed with the kind of detail on your blog. I never thought about the clean up afterwards, I should have really. After a forest fire is under control here, it can be two weeks unless it rains of followup by firefighters, helicopters etc before they declare the area safe and a low risk of reignition. – Best wishes to you – David

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  6. Sandra J says:

    Gorgeous photos Dave. 🙂


  7. Lynn says:

    Happy Thanksgiving David, such a beautiful time of year. There is good in so many people, as evidenced by the kind couple returning your lost wallet. Happy Thanksgiving!🤗🇨🇦


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thanks Lynn, Happy Thanksgiving to you! I do enjoy the wind and coolness at this time of year. It’s a big plus when it snows how the light is reflected and the sounds absorbed. So neat. I hope your day is special. – Hugs.

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  8. LA says:

    I needed that story today!


  9. I am so glad you got your wallet back before you even noticed it was missing. Great pictures! Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving! So many reasons to say thank you! ♥♥♥


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you my friend- grateful I am indeed. Last night at dinner my son expressed what was grateful for. I was proud of him as he is very intelligent but also quite reticent. He included gratitude for our community echoing my blog which he hadn’t read. Hugs 🧡


  10. Great photos, Dave, and glad you got your wallet back. I’ll be blogging about Thanksgiving too, on Wed. Given where we live, there’s lots to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!


  11. lghiggins says:

    I enjoy the changing seasons, but regret the shorter days. I am sure you found Thanksgiving to be a good time to count your blessings—including the return of your wallet. It could have been a frustrating holiday.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I had the opportunity to thank my blessings plus the unexpected blessing from strangers. I agree the shorter daylight bothers me so I am already looking forward to early next year when the daylight hours lengthen, it is always an optimistic time of year I think. I appreciate your comment. Take care – David


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