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I Claim We Do Pick Our Family

My brother used to be blonde. He also used to be bigger than me. Those things change but he will always be my brother.

He and I are connected, always have been. 343 more words


Wedding in Whistle Bear Golf Club's Garden Chapel

This past May 24 weekend, I had the honour of playing my bagpipes for Jim and Shalon’s wedding in the new Garden Chapel at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario. 113 more words


Nervous in Paisley.

We have history at Paisley and I was reminded of it 2 minutes after our Grade 4 run but I’m getting ahead of myself. 601 more words

Kilbarchan Pipe Band

Why Are Bagpipes Played at Funerals?

Recently, when women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was laid to rest, her funeral included the playing of bagpipes, specifically the tune “Amazing Grace.” Bagpipe music is often played at memorial services, and it has a long history dating back hundreds of years. 266 more words

Personalized Funerals

Scottish tradition still strong in New Brunswick with 35th Highland Games

Scottish traditions don’t seem to be losing any ground in New Brunswick as the 35th Annual Highland Games brought an enormous kilt-clad crowd to Fredericton’s Government House. 276 more words


2016 Memorial Day Message: "Be an American Worth Dying For"

Memorial Day is the annual holiday when America honors its war dead. Raelynn Ricarte came to Edmonds, WA from Hood River, OR in the Columbia River Gorge area to deliver the keynote message of this year’s Memorial Day ceremony on 25 May at Edmonds Community College—“Be an American Worth Dying For.” Her son, U.S. 442 more words

Ceremonies & Celebrations

Bagpipes, Toban and Romance

by James C. Stephens

October 25, 1974

You need a job to keep your life together. I decided that I could not go to school and keep my life somewhat together. 451 more words