These photos were taken in March 2001. I've noticed that I rarely post about Matthew, so it's time I began. We bought our digital camera in 2001, so all other photos of Matthew have to be scanned in, and you know what that means. The picture above shows Matthew, age 12, helping me with shopping. We're setting out on an expedition to the mall, only 10 minutes from our house by Skytrain, so named because it's mostly built above the ground on a raised track. It's also driverless. This is our Collingwood/Joyce Station which was built in 1985, twenty five years ago. Let me assure you, it absolutely changed our neighbourhood!
This is Spring Break, March 2001. We visited Robert's family in Barriere that year, and I'm so glad we did, as Mum passed away only 6 months later. Here we're having lunch in Kamloops, probably at White Spot. Matthew always enjoyed traveling.
At the rest stop half way to Barriere. There's often snow in this area, which is why we rarely visit my in laws!
Robert and his younger sister, Margaret.
I wonder if any of my Houben relatives ever look at my blogs and see themselves here...
Here's Robert's Mum, Ruth Houben. I still miss her very much. She was a kindred spirit.