Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Allan!

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega


  1. Real generosity…lies in giving to the present. – Albert Camus
    The first time I met Allan was 8 or 9 years ago in Oyen, AB at the Subway Shop. We started a conversation while ordering sandwiches. Our conversation continued on the outdoor patio. I had never seen a Subway Shop with an outdoor patio, and for sure not one with a patio so well designed. It looked good and it kept the prairie winds from blowing your lunch away. To my surprise I was having lunch with the person who designed and built it. Since then I have worked with Allan on various mission and business projects and I never ceased to marvel at Allan’s sense of design, his openness and more importantly his spirit of generosity. Happy Birthday Allan and blessing in this next year.

  2. The thing about Allan is that he lives like an open patio with a rock-like foundation, much like that Subway's. His desire is nothing more than to provide shelter from the wind while yet giving access to the sun/Son. Happy Birthday, brother!


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