Remembrance Day is an important day for my family. My husband’s currently serving in the military and has had colleagues who died while on duty. We both have family members who served, most notably our maternal grandfathers. As a result, Remembrance services are highly emotional events for us, something I’ve tried to capture in the following poem.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn this morning that the Ottawa Citizen published my letter to the editor today!
It’s regarding the closure of an Ottawa fixture: Dunn’s deli on Elgin Street, a favourite place of mine. I had written about it earlier this year as part of a writing exercise, so I adapted it into a short tribute.
I was especially thrilled that it’s the first letter on the page and it’s accompanied by a photo by Wayne Cuddington.
I will still miss Dunn’s a lot though. 🙁
You can read it here. Enjoy!
(In case it’s not obvious, the title for this post comes from the joke “what is black and white and read all over”)