Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lest We Forget

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day. It will also be 11/11/11. This is a date of great excitement for those of us who hold dual Canadian/American citizenship. It is the only day until December 12 of next year that we know for sure we have written the date out correctly. I am not sure why, after living North of 49 for over thirty years, I still can't keep this straight. As if to prove my point I just had to ask my husband yet again which way Canadians write the date. His response was, "Month, day, year." This was followed by a short silence, then he added, "I think that's the way we do it." Apparently even the native Canadians are confused.

This Remembrance Day I am linking to the post I wrote last year. In honour of my dad.

9 comments:

  1. I write it month/day/year and use 6 digits even if the month or day is a single digit. A former coworker insisted on writing day/month/year. She said it was a Navy thing. So, apparently within the US it varies--except all the people with good sense write dates the same way your husband does. =)

    I wish I'd asked my dad to write some of his stories--even if he was prone to exaggerate. I remember you said your mom never let facts get in the way of a good story...I guess my dad was the same. I want to remember and I want my kids to remember too.

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  2. I was just talking with my family about how we won't see this again after 12/12/12.

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  3. In Australia we write the day day/month/year. It's easy to remember because it's smallest to largest!

    I love the header! The pictures are great. Is there anyway of changing the text (perhaps the colour) so it stands out more?

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  4. I particularly like how the hills in the centre two pictures meet up to make 'one' hill - very cool!

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  5. @Ric - I didn't realize there was confusion in the US over how dates were written. I thought there was a standard way. I know how you feel about not having asked your dad to write some of his stories down. I with the same thing about my grandpa.

    @Monique - What is funny is I hadn't really paid any attention to the other dates like this (01/01/01, 02/02/02, etc.). I think this one stuck out for me because it happens to fall on a holiday here in Canada.

    @Katherine - I think that is also the way the British write out dates. It took me a long time to narrow down my header to just those four pictures. What colour do you think would be better for the text? Maybe blue or green?

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  6. I love the pictures you decided on!

    I think a blue or a green would work well, or perhaps even a light gray or white. You'll probably need to experiment a little! At the moment it's just a bit hard to read the quote, which is a bit sad as it's a great one.

    I think there is also the option of having a text box below the header, if you wanted to experiment with that.

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  7. Love the header! What program did you use to do that?

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  8. @Aneta - Thanks! It has taken me awhile to perfect it, and it still isn't quite there. I can not for the life of me figure out how to centre it in the header space. The program is Picnik, and I am using the free version.

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  9. I tend to write day, month, year because I'm pretentious. Or it's because of my scientific training. I'm sure it's one or the other.

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