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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Duck Party Hosting for 2019

Here it is near the end of August already, and we didn't host dinner until today. The two rubber ducks were in our possession, so we knew that it was time to do so. As we only spend seven months a year at home since our early retirement, we've not been able to meet up as often with these friends.

Nostalgia in a Can

Sri Lankan ArrackEveryone arrived at around 4 o'clock. I broke open a bottle of Sri Lankan arrack which Jay had generously carted back to Malaysia in the spring. The distilled coconut spirit is a favourite of mine. If an imbiber drinks a healthy amount, he may find his face sort of goes numb. Sharing a mere bottle meant that nobody in our crowd had that misfortune.

During the drinks, we had the can of B&M Brown Bread from a can which I brought back from NH in May. Of course, it was accompanied by baked beans and hotdogs. As the weather had cleared up nicely by this time, we walked down to the Quay through the construction zone of the new towers. We got to the World's Biggest Tin soldier. There's a market there at which Jay and I never shop. The guys seem to have found a few things they would bring back to Vancouver and Richmond though.

World's Largest Tin Soldier

We only got back from Montreal on Wednesday evening, but Jay put together a great dinner of biryani rice, chicken, salmon, and beans. The dessert was a cheesecake he passed in the supermarket and decided it was easier than making from scratch. Of course, the three little containers of ice cream gave everyone something to go along with it. Three from our group will have September birthdays, so it did seem wonderfully appropriate.

Jay's Spread

Ducky Crowd

The rubber ducks have gone to hang out in Richmond until Canadian Thanksgiving!


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