Phew.. Sifting through a life of clippings, pictures and notes is not an easy task but I have found some fun facts to share. Throughout her life Cathy was a consummate cyclist. She would recall being a lone cyclist on the University of Alberta campus in the late 1960’s where she studied Physiotherapy. Late in her life she would lift her feet off the pedals and steer her bicycle through a puddle just to feel the rush of emotions as the tire split the water and sprayed out droplets of joy.
Old brown envelopes have become a part of my life as I go through an old filing cabinet. A couple of real treasures surfaced when I opened a recent one. I do think this picture helps to understand a life long love affair with cycling. The text was difficult to read so I retyped it below the original.
There were times when the Member’s Pledge (see below) might have been ignored when a car cut her off and she threatened to carry a big stick or a pocket full of rocks.
Living on Temperance St. in Saskatoon for 38 years was always a source of mirth when the wine tasting group came over. Little did I know, until these certificates dropped out of an envelope, that Cathy was living a lie all these years. Here is clear evidence of her grade 5 self as a member of the Temperance Union. Maybe that is why it took her over 20 years to lean how to drink wine. Or because her last name was misspelled she felt she could ignore the oath.
Maybe this isn’t fair but nobody I know would love a laugh more than our beloved Cathy.