Monday, November 3, 2014

Windsor Orchid Society Show

Here I am with Mr. and Mrs. Lee. They are very special people. They have a special job.  They grow orchids. I'm holding a lady slipper. That's a very pretty orchid. I hope it tastes as good as it smells!
Hi. I'm Charles the Bear Cub. You know me. I'm five. I live on Sparkle Road with my buddy, Grandpa James. He's really old. He was the second Canadian to get off Noah's Ark, you know.  Oh. Wait! Chance lives with us, too. He's a newborn cubby someone left in a basket on our doorstep. He's a wee little thing. I look after Chance, too. He's a handful! Oh. Wait! Frankie lives with us, too. He's four. We all go to the Scruffy Maple Day Care Centre.



Know what? We got invited to the orchid show. Orchids are flowers. They are very pretty and they smell good, too.  Our buddy, Gwen, took all the pix. She's a very good camera lady.


There are lots and lots of different kinds of orchids. They grow almost everywhere in the world, you know. I could grow orchids when I grow up. I could be an orchid farmer! That would be the bestest job in the whole world!

Some orchids grow in picnic baskets. They look very yummy. We asked Grandpa James to buy us an orchid. We wanted to eat it. Grandpa James said, "My sons! You can't eat orchids! They're not in Canada's Food Guide!" We were a little sad.


This is Grandpa Foeke's orchid. It name oncidium. We just call him Onnie. Grandpa Foeke won two prizes for this beautiful flower. We can smell it but we're not allowed to eat it, you know.

Our buddy Mary had an orchid at the show. It was at the front door to welcome everyone.
Did you hear that? Grandpa James is hollering, "Where are my handsome bear cubs? Where are my Sons of Windsor? Where are my Princes of Ontario? That's me! Charles! That's Chance! We're handsome bear cubs. We're Sons of Windsor and Princes of Ontario!  Grandpa James is hollering. "Where's Frankie? Where's my Knight of Knewfoundland and my Lord of Labrador?" We gotta go find Grandpa James so we can get our ears tickled and our noses kissed. This is me, Charles the Bear Cub saying, "Be good citizens. Stop and smell the orchids. Then you can eat Smarties and drink root beer. Oh! Wait! Come over to our house and play with us! We can hunt for orchids in the back yard! Okay! Over and out!"

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Eating at The Squirrel Cage


Hi! This is Uncle Xiaobin, Grandpa James and me! We're hungry as bears and we're gonna get stuffed at The Squirrel Cage. We even get to eat outside.
Hi. I'm Charles the Bear Cub. You know me. I'm five.  I live on Sparkle Road with Grandpa James. He's really old. He was the second Canadian to get off Noah's Ark, you know.

 Oh. Wait! Chance lives with us, too. He's a newborn cubby someone left in a basket on our doorstep. He's a wee little thing. I look after Chance, too. He's a handful!

Oh. Wait! Frankie lives with us, too! He's four. He goes to the Scruffy Maple Day Care Centre with me.

Uncle Scott and Uncle Xiaobin came to our house for a visit. We get to play together. We play Hide & Seek.  They bring us Smarties, sometimes. I always share my Smarties with them.

We get to eat outside at The Squirrel Cage. Food tastes even yummier when we eat out of doors, you know.

Today we're gonna have brunch at the Squirrel Cage. It's a restaurant. I didn't see any squirrels. I think they work in the kitchen.  The food is yummy. I'm eating quiche. Quiche is a kind of pie with eggs. I l-o-v-e quiche. I could have eggs Benedict. I like that, too. I could eat everything on the menu 'cuz it's all so yummy. I use my best manners when I eat. I don't want Grandpa James to say, "Charles! Don't eat like a pig." I'm not a pig. I'm a bear cub, you know.

I can make this Asiago and ham quiche disappear!
 Did you hear that? Grandpa James is hollering, "Where are my handsome bear cubs? Where are my Sons of Windsor? Where are my Princes of Ontario? That's me! Charles! That's Chance! We're handsome bear cubs. We're Sons of Windsor and Princes of Ontario! Grandpa James hollers, "Where's Frankie? Where's my Lord of Labrador and my Knight of Knewfoundland?" We gotta get Frankie and go find Grandpa James so we can get our ears tickled and our noses kissed.

Jackson Park is a good place to play Hide & Seek.

We gotta find Uncle Scott and Uncle Xiaobin to we can all go to Jackson Park and play Hide & Seek.
  This is me, Charles the Bear Cub saying, "Be good citizens. Be kind to friends and neighbours. Then you can eat Smarties and drink root beer. Oh! Wait! Come over to our house and play with us! We can have fun together! Okay! Over and out!"

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We Walk the Mayor's Riverwalk for BANA


Hi. I'm Charles the Bear Cub. You know me. I live on Sparkle Road with my buddy, Grandpa James. He's really old. He was the second Canadian to get off Noah's Ark, you know.

Oh. Wait! Chance lives with us, too. He's a newborn cubby someone left in a basket on our doorstep. He's a wee little thing. I look after Chance, too. He's a handful!

 Oh. Wait! Frankie lives with us, too. He's four. he goes to the Scruffy Maple Day Care Centre with me.

This is His Worship, Mayor Eddie. He's the boss of Windsor, you know.
Every year, Mayor Eddie invites Frankie, Chance and me to join His Worship on the Queen's Birthday. We walk with the Crosstown Players for five kilometres through the park. We raise money for BANA. That's the Bulimia and Anorexia Association, you know. It's an important group. The people there help boys and girls to eat right and have good body images. That's a very important job.

Our friends and buddies pledge money for our walk. We give the money to BANA. We made lots of money for BANA  this year. We're glad to help 'cuz it makes Windsor a better place. We're good citiziens because we do our part. Oh, wait! Good citizens get to eat Smarties and drink root beer. I love Smarties. I love root beer, too!

 Did you hear that? Grandpa James is hollering, "Where are my handsome bear cubs? Where are my Sons of Windsor? Where are my Princes of Ontario? That's me! Charles! That's Chance! We're handsome bear cubs. We're Sons of Windsor and Princes of Ontario!

Grandpa James is hollering, "Where's Frankie? Where's my handsome Frankie? Where's my Knight of Knewfoundland and Lord of Labrador? 

We gotta go find Grandpa James so we can get our ears tickled and our noses kissed. This is me, Charles the Bear Cub saying, "Be good citizens. Walk for BANA Then you can eat Smarties and drink root beer. Oh! Wait! Come over to our house and walk with us! We can make Windsor a better place together! Okay! Over and out!"