From Terry Kelly’s web site:
On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store’s PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.
Terry was impressed with the store’s leadership role in adopting the Legion’s “two minutes of silence” initiative. He felt that the store’s contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.
When eleven o’clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the “two minutes of silence” to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.
Terry’s anger towards the father for trying to engage the store’s clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, “A Pittance of Time”. Terry later recorded “A Pittance of Time” and included it on his full-length music CD, “The Power of the Dream”.
To view a remarkable video, click the poppy.
Thanks to the Canadian Design Resource for a great image and description of The Poppy.
Beginning of November in Muskoka.
This blog started simply as an experiment in WordPress. Basically, I needed to be able to know enough about maintaining a blog to counsel clients.
Well, it turns out I actually have some readers. That’s the thing about publishing. You might actually get readers. Then, I turned up in the Where Are They Now? section of the Toronto Star’s tv guide, StarWeek. And I got a ton of visits.
So just to clarify one thing – I’m actually married to Carol. And I do intend to post to this site occasionally. Murph, I know you’ve been following the links on the right. I’ll try and be a little more reliable about updating them.
More to come, and maybe even a redesign…