Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday Morning Post



Today is a very special day around here.

On January 3, 1950 at 2:10 A.M. in Wolfville, Nova Scotia,
a baby boy was born to Gordon and 'Tommy' Troke
and to brother, Michael.

Grandmother Jessie was looking after things at home
till the baby got home.

They didn't know what they were in for!

Twenty-three years later, on 14 July 1973 I would meet this 'boy' for the first time
in Wolfville where I was attending Acadia University.

My life changed for the better that day
and has been on a journey with this guy who has a very unique way
of seeing things.

I like what he sees and what he has shown and taught me all these years since.

Thank you Ron.
I love you.

Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday you old fart!!


Bow-ties were the rage I guess!


High school...


High school grad...


University grad.....


This was taken on Thanksgiving Day, Wolfville early 1980's (October in Canada)
while we were waiting for train for Halifax.


Ron and his Mom.


A punkin grinner!!


The 'beach shuffle'!


Us in 2009 with our Sophie.


3 Jan 2014 dining with friends in Halifax.




34 comments:

  1. Oh my!
    I am up late tonight checking my email and then I decided to check my feedly reader for any interesting posts and here is yours, Jim..
    Such an awesome post dedicated to Ron and also such great photos.
    You guys are 'the best together'

    Happy Birthday to Ron , have a great day together, guys!
    Off to bed now with a smile from this great post!

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    1. A real 'night owl' I see!
      Happy you liked this, Margie.
      And yes, we are happy we found each other.

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  2. Happy Birthday Ron, have a great day. X

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    1. Thanks Frances. We had a wonderful lunch with my brother and his partner Jackie, and a great walk on the beach in the morning.

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  3. YOU are dee sweetest nut in the nut patch, hon!

    Many thanks!!

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  4. Happy Birthday to Ron! A very sweet, loving post. All the best to you both.

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  5. Wonderful post for a wonderful guy! Happy birthday to Ron. He is definitely a great guy. Hope you all have a great celebration today.

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    1. We did and we are, Martha!!
      Thanks.

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  6. I love seeing a life told in photos-- these are awesome! You guys are so blessed to have found each other. I hope you both have a wonderful day celebrating Ron's special day:)
    Love
    Vicki

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    1. So do I, Vicki. A picture can tells a thousand words.

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  7. No wonder you fell for this guy...handsome!!

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    1. Yes Moro, that was one of the reasons for sure!!

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  8. oh how wonderful this is he is so handsome more and more each year, Happy Birthday to Ron, and hey atta boy Jim ....Happy Birthday and many many years of bliss for you 3 (of course I have to include Sophie)

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    1. Sophie sends you a big LICK, Lorraine! She loves being included in everything you know.
      I think he got more and more handsome every year too!! I am a tad biased though.

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  9. Great post. Love the pictures! What a sweet and happy life you have. Your enthusiasm is catching and I enjoy and look forward to your posts. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks Jill. We try to keep it as sweet and happy as possible.

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  10. Handsome right from the get go! Happy Birthday, Ron! You're a lucky guy, Jim.

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    1. Don't I know it, Debra. I am SO happy I trusted my instincts when I first set my eyes on Ron. He is a winner!

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  11. A post full of photos, past and present, and words from your heart. Jim, enjoy the days together, 3 of you, as I must include darling Sophie too. Happiness on a birthday celebration, and always. Hugs to all, Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean. Photos can tell the story better than words sometimes. You are an expert at both.
      Thanks for your well wishes, always appreciated.

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  12. What a nice tribute to the birthday boy! Have a great day, you two!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! He deserves this and so much more.

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  13. I loved these photos, Jim! You certainly knew how to pick the cutest and funnest apple off the tree! And how to write a birthday tribute. Enjoy this day together! Happy birthday, Ron! Hugs to you both, and a belly rub to SD!

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    1. Hi Louise. I so needed some 'fun' back then and who better than Ron, as you know, to provide that!! I am a very lucky guy!

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  14. Happy birthday to your special man!

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    1. Hey Mark! Thanks so much. Good to see you.

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  15. happy birthday ron!!! what a wonderful romance!

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    1. Hi Joyce. It is a wonderful romance, I must say. Thanks for this.

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  16. So much fun, Ron, to see the changes, and yet the same caring eyes and big smile, as the years passed. What a beautiful post, Jim! As for the "old fart" bit.. that was good too :) Wishing you many more happy birthdays, Ron!

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  17. Actually, have to add that the smile grew and grew through the years. Thinking that may have had something to do with you, Jim.

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    1. You know Carol, I think you are on to something here. I think we are both happier now than we have ever been. Maybe that comes with age and a partner who supports you through thick and thin. We are both lucky.
      Those caring eyes of Ron's are what caught my attention back in '73. I always thought they were the saddest eyes I had ever seen. But learned there was a lot of fun and lightness there too!!
      thanks so much Carol.

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  18. Bow ties are cool - ask Dr. Who.
    What a great tribute this is to the birthday boy!

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