I was talking with Mom today and she recalled that yesterday August 24th was Aunt Joan's birthday and Uncle Gerard's birthday was August 10th. I have great memories of Uncle Gerard as a kid. He would let us ride on the hay trailer when he would pull it with his tractor.
I remember walking with Mom and Aunt Joan from Woodcock to Ban Og get ice cream or candy from the closest local shop. It would take maybe an hour or more total round trip and we thought that was the best treat.