I went to Ottawa yesterday, a last minute thing. So instead of seeing the opening Saturday of the Jazz Fest in Montreal I saw the preps for the Canada Day show in Ottawa.
I sat under the statue of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and thought about how he had met Emmeline Pankhurst in 1911, at the Imperial Conference and told her that he didn't believe Canadian Women wanted the Vote.
The only reason I know that is because Emmeline mentioned that in her speech in Montreal in December 1911.
In September 1912, one of Emmeline's operatives, Miss Barbara Wylie (and two others) accosted Prime Minister Borden in London. He said the vote in Canada was Provincial Jurisdiction. The two other suffragettes were former jailbirds and bragged about it and maybe he was a bit scared and wanted them away!
. I thought the story might interest the CBC or the History Channel, but apparently not. They do't do REAL History on Canadian TV, I have been told by those in the know. Just Ufology and Ancient Aliens nonsense, the lowest common denominator.
Oh, and the War of 1812 because our cher gouvernement thought it would be great to pump that NON event, which was a tiff between Britain and the US over stealing sailors to fight Napoleon.
But the War of 1812 Myth conveniently features a Native, a French Canadian, a woman and a Englishman..so I guess the government thought it was ideal.
But talk about overkill. Good grief.
The truth about how the suffragists in Canada sacrificed their young sons to the war effort to win the vote (while turning their back on their own principles and turning against each other) is not very pretty. The truth never is.
Canadian flags. Proudly displayed. What a concept!
A little boy got parroted in front of the Parliament buildings. He did not look thrilled.
The grass on Parliament Hill in front of the statue was very thick,like a carpet. At first I thought they were too cheap to mow it more, but my husband says they keep it that way on purpose. It's about 3 inches thick!
Here's the meal I ate at the Domus, a grilled cheese and tomato soup. Nice presentation. I watched a bit of the Djokovic match at Wimbledon as I waited for the meal. Just because I could. I have 10 hours of Mobile TV and if I don't use it I lose it.
It's hard to see the ball, but it's not bad watching tennis on my Note. Just big enough. If only my glasses were better: I need a new pair.
I know I need a new pair cause just the other day I borrowed my sister in law's brand new eyeglasses for a moment at home at a meal and I could see my plate of food so much more clearly! It was a genuine (not metaphorical) revelation
But, I spent all my money on the Note 2! So no new glasses.
It's so sad, like something out of an O'Henry story, isn't it?
I don't know how to use a Note 2 yet, because as I went to the Gallery to get the soup picture, I noticed that I have a picture of a naked John Stewart.. I have no idea how it got there... I did see the bit on Twitter, but how did I capture it?
Oh apparently, I downloaded the bit from the Daily Show with John Oliver..onto my Note. So I have it forever...Funny, if I try to do that from the Internet, it doesn't allow me to see the clip, saying I don't live in the US..but I can download from the Note
All too weird.