Jenny Joseph has died

And I just noticed when I was looking up the copyright date of her poem, “Warning” (1961).

She died just over a year ago, January 8, 2018.

Her best known poem starts out,

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

And a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,

That second line was the inspiration for the Red Hat Society, a social group for older women.

I once used her poem in my blog. I was contacted by her lawyers, who said she was quite assiduous at protecting it. I thanked them for letting me know and removed it. As the copyright line is now works published in 1923, I’ll be dead before it comes out of copyright.

Cat looking out the window

Cat in a window

Contemplating the outdoors

One of our cats is looking out the window, watching the world go by.

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No “Mother Canada” statue in a national park

Parks Canada has announced that there won’t be a 24-m statue in the park at Ingonish, Nova Scotia.


I saw a video of one of these flip-folders for folding clothes. Let’s see if I can insert the video:

Child poverty right here

Toronto is still the Child Poverty Capital of Canada, with 28% of children growing up in poverty.

A tall building looms into the sky

1 Bloor St. East under construction

Project 33 capsule wardrobe

This links to a course about making a wardrobe with only 33 items. I don’t think that underwear counts. Project 33 capsule wardrobe.