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June 2015 - Nr. 6
Sybille Forster-Rentmeister, Editor-in-chief

Dear Reader

After a long winter and a strange and wondrous spring we now start a wet summer. Not everything is growing the way it should, but the weeds sure know how to take advantage, as usual. All the beautiful spring flowers like daffodils and tulips bloomed for much too short a time. Sudden heat made them lose their vigor too quickly and they parched in the hot sun. Unfortunately the summer blooms have not developed yet. This gardens look somewhat neglected.

The community did not have too many festivities outside of regular events. Mother’s Day was the most important occasion and in many clubs, not all, special dinners were held in their honour.

Dr. Alfred Kunz & Sybille Forster-RentmeisterIn Kitchener we witnessed an extraordinary event. Dr. Alfred Kunz gave a final concert and we just had to be there. We expected something special, and it was.

Now we are looking forward to a long summer, hopefully it will rain, but only at night, and hopefully it will get hot without being too humid.

There shall be picnics as usual and we shall visit as many as we can manage.

In the city of Toronto it is very hard to get around. The effort to make everything ready for the Pan Am Games has made the usual construction season even more congestive. Add to that the film making and the many fund raising events and this city is shut down for the most parts. It is currently no pleasure to live here.

It is a good thing that we can stay in the backyard and have a cool breeze wafting through. As we are located on the first big escarpment over the city there is always a breeze between the houses that we can take advantage of.

I am looking forward to a lovely summer, including a houseguest.

We shall see you around! Have a nice summer!

Sybille Forster-Rentmeister

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