Archives for March 15, 2018
Easter Sunday is April 1
Good Friday is March 30
Lent started February 14 and end Thursday March 29
Hey my Lent box is filled with pennies.
With Easter not too far away, this is a story of a family separated by oceans and years brought together again.
When I started doing my Italian and French genealogy I got a lot of information from Mom. One really great find was the letter that she kept in her wallet from her cousin Dorando that he wrote in 1944 in which he talked about our families and where they were living. Mom wrote to Dorando and then they began a five year once a month phone call just to keep in touch.
It was because of Dorando that I was able to find my cousins in France because he was in touch with them too. Once I had made contact, Sandy and Frank decided to make the trip to Italy and France and sat down and wrote them all a letter saying they were coming to visit. They were welcomed with open arms and treated like royalty the whole time they were in both Italy and France.
Our cousins in France were descendants of both Pioli and Campigli families as Raffaello Campigli, my grandmother’s cousin and Zelinda Pioli, my grandfather’s sister were married. Another branch of the family in France was strictly Campigli descendants; Andree Amiel and her children. Another Campigli cousin Patrizia Lumini lives in Florence and speaks enough English to make the conversations much easier.
Our cousin Betty Moinet lives in Marseilles and on a special weekend she took them to Cadolive where Edouard and Nicole and their children lived. They had a fantastic visit with beautiful scenery, delicious food, gallons of wine and spectacular desserts. Only Betty spoke English so there was a lot of translating but a hug and a kiss in French is the same as it is in English so there was a lot of hugging and kissing going on.
When Edouard brought out dessert he asked Sandy if Grandma had ever made Easter Bread. Sandy of course replied absolutely. She made it all the time. Edouard ran back in the house and came out with a pan and said this is what his grandmother Zelinda used to make Easter Bread in and did Sandy have the recipe? Sandy replied that Mom knew it and she would make sure that Mom wrote it out and it was mailed to Edouard to compare to the one Zelinda made. Amazing that they were the same? Not really…after all Zelinda was my grandfather Pioli’s sister and it made sense that they would be the same. Nonetheless everyone was excited to find out that in Canada and France and Italy, they were all making the same Easter Bread. Years later when Sandy and Frank went to Brazil they were treated to the same Easter Bread that Grandpa’s brother Alessio’s family made. Same recipe…amazing!
Something as simple as Easter Bread tied our families together in a way no long pages of genealogy ever could. We were FAMILY and we all knew it! That trip began a renewing of our families communicating on a constant basis to which we still do to this day. When Sandy and Frank got to Italy, the first question they asked all the cousins was about Easter Bread..out came the same recipe from dozens of families..yes..it was the same recipe!!
January 16, 2017 Edouard’s beloved wife Nicole passed away from a lengthy fight with cancer. She was always bright and cheerful with a happy smile on her face even to the end. I am sorry that I have never been able to meet my family face to face but I know them anyway.
Just yesterday, Sandy and Frank received a very long letter from Edouard. He is still sad over the death of his beloved Nicole but he told them that this year he was going to get back to living again and working in their beautiful garden. He said that he hoped we all had a wonderful Easter and when we were eating our Easter Bread around the world that we thought of each other and smiled. I know we will be thinking of all of them too.
Medical Cannabis Production facilities – board moves to allow this type of facility in industrial zones so that they do not occupy farm land for sustainable food production.
Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit told the RDOS board Thursday “We can shift marijuana production to the industrial areas, which have been underused. Let’s try to get to a trend that’s growing and capitalize on it like we’ve capitalized on wine.”
The Agricultural Land Commission allows cannabis production on farmland – deeming marijuana as a crop.
A large plan is contemplated on OIB land at the Senkulmen Industrial Park. That particular facility is being built by Sunniva Inc.
‘Wine Capital of Canada’ logo – ownership of logo to be assumed by the Town of Oliver.
Transit in the South Okanagan – new Penticton to Kelowna Service expected to be welcomed by all. Cost for Oliver is minimal. This was a discussion only on Thursday on a proposed MOU with BC Transit. No decision made. If all areas listed below say yes then service could begin in the fall of next year.
What is causing the delay? Grizzly Contracting has several contracts for street, water, sewer and grounds preparation for the hotel and for the Town of Oliver.
Fairview Rd near the Library and Bridge is disturbed by the installation of a sewer main connecting the sewer plan on Sawmill Rd to new infrastructure on Station Street.
Four sewer manholes being installed (are those person holes?) to increase capacity for the hotel and many more businesses contemplated in that area.
The work has been complicated by high water table due to increased flows in the river channel.
Construction work on the hotel continues with some framing happening at the entrance to the pool. The cubes (or rectangular) modular components now stored in
Okanagan Falls are set to be moved next to the site.
“Yes Virginia” the Hotel is actually in the Falls.
Ron Teneycke, 55, sentenced to an indefinite period of time in a federal penitentiary for a 35 life of crime. The sentence issued by provincial court judge Richard Hewson who has presided at the dangerous offender hearing for many months. The judge sighted much testimony by doctors, prison and probation staff but in the end he said: Teneycke prefers a stable prison setting and has not proven to be able to be treated for his conditions and behaviors.
Teneycke’s shooting victim, Wayne Belleville, of Oliver, said outside the courtroom he was pleased with the sentence and glad that this was to be the last time he heard about Teneckye.
Belleville said Tenecyke had abused the court system long enough. Belleville: “He looks like a pathetic asshole.” Belleville was shot in the back, threaten again with a gun, had his truck stolen, left for dead on the side of the road, spent 8 days in a Kelowna’s hospital and was traumatized like other victims.
Many of the victims sat in the back row of the courtroom – at the conclusion they shook hands, gave a hug and appeared thankful it was finally over.
Teneycke pled guilty to four charges in connection with a robbery at the Oliver Eastside Store and the shooting of Belleville in the summer of 2015 east of Oliver on McKinney Rd.
The charges included robbery and discharging a firearm with intent to wound.
The resident of Okanagan Falls was the subject of a massive manhunt in the South Okanagan after he robbed the Oliver retail outlet on July 16, then shot a man on McKinney Road. The multi-day manhunt for Teneycke, a prolific offender, ended with his capture on July 23, 2015, in Cawston.
As the case slowly moved through court, questions were raised about whether Teneycke was criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder.
Teneycke’s lawyer Michael Welsh said they now have to await the results of the report on his mental condition.
Judge Richard Hewson said he was satisfied there are reasonable grounds that Teneycke might be found to be a dangerous long-term offender and approved the request for an assessment.
Nelly and I just returned to Edmonton from Oliver where we attended the memorial for the death of Greg Norton. I know it is not politically correct to use the term “death ” instead of “passed away”, but I have an aversion to being politically correct.