Sunday, June 27, 2010

already famous

In the bush today, Don and i ran into two men, Alex (age 94) and Tomtom. As i had posted other boys quite famous in Whitehorse this morning, i asked these man if i could take their picture. Alex is my true hero, i love him. And i say he is the most famous and most popular man in the Yukon.
Today he was fixing up a cabin in the woods (they did a beautiful job!) This weekend he was in the paper as a war veteran, but he is probably most well known as an outdoor advocate and educator. I have mentioned him before in my posts, he still lives the outdoor life himself. Recently his 94 year old wife Sue, had to go to the hospital, but he hopes she will be out this tuesday, and he wishes to still have her home, to be looked after in her own house. Let's wish them all the best!

Photo by Vince Fedoroff
VETERANS REMEMBER – Bill Ford, Alex Van Bibber and Red Grossinger (left to right) are seen this morning at the ‘The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War’, a new nationwide oral history project. Second World War veterans are interviewed, and five pieces of memorabilia are photographed and displayed on the web. See more coverage of this event next week.


Brian said...

Hey Jozien
These old veterans have my respect and to be working fixing up cabins at age 94. That's what keeps the young man in the old man. Keep active and the twinkle will stay in your eyes .The gentleman in the centre of the picture Alex looking at his cap in the veterans picture it looks like a tam o shanter a Scottish regiments head wear do you know if thats so? :)Brian(:

jozien said...

Hi Brian, on the Internet i find that he was in the 1st Canadian Scottish Regiment | Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
But i will ask him.
:)he sure has a twinkle in his eyes, i like to say, as he sees me, but probably talking to any woman.

Brian said...

Hey keeper of the wild place,I have also been known to have this twinkle . Thanks for the seaforth info :)Brian(: