What are the Chances?


My name is Patricia Ann Boyes.

Last Thursday I was on a bus trip from Scarborough, Ontario to Cambridge, Ontario to attend a production of Annie at the Hamilton Family Theater.

On the armrests of some of the theater seats were small memorial plaques in memory of someone’s loved one who had passed away.

The memorial plaque on my seat read, Joanne Louise Boyes. It took my breath away.

Joanne was my niece. She died twenty years ago at the tender age of eighteen years.

This theater has a five-hundred seat capacity and busloads of people attended the performance of “Annie” that day.

What are the chances that Patricia Ann Boyes would occupy the seat dedicated to Joanne Louise Boyes, the niece whose life had sadly  ended all those years ago.

I repeat…what are the chances?

Interior and exterior image of Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge

Thinking About You


This message is for all the people I haven’t heard from for awhile; people in the blogging world, people in other parts of the world, people in my own world, and people who may be going through troubling times; either due to illness, grief, depression, loneliness…whatever is going on in your life at the moment.

I’m hearing of some pretty sad circumstances and just want you to know I’m thinking about you.

I’m also thinking about those who are experiencing happiness and joy in their lives. Cherish the moments while they are with you, and when they pass, look forward to their return.

That’s all for now. I just want all of you to know I’m thinking about you.