VespasiaMarkham, ON, CA
I was born in England, married in September 1965 and emigrated to Canada in 1966, 5 months pregnant with our first child, a son, who was born in the January of Centennial year a daughter followed 2 1/2 years later. We have four wonderful grandsons the two oldest are 11 and the youngest are both 9. My husband worked in various branches of advertising and design until we set up our own company in 1970. We still do some design work but lately have taken a new direction, that of custom woodwork which we are enjoying immensely. We work on this together, John doing all the actual design and woodwork while I do custom staining and finishing. My husband has recently added custom home theatre installation to his repertoire!!
Our two lovely children are now all grown up of course and have given us four amazing grandchildren (all boys!) the eldest two are 10 and the youngest two are 7 and they keep us all busy.
Of course in my spare time I tend our garden, we have a 200ft lot backing on to a ravine with a river at the bottom. The ravine is home to much wildlife including a herd of deer. In spite of this we are close to town, shops etc and consider ourselves lucky to be "wild in the city"