About

Province of British Columbia in Canada

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I started this blog at first to share about the Okanagan valley, and especially the small city where I live, called Penticton.

Gradually I have added other categories to share my random thoughts, music related posts,  information related to Toastmasters International,  and other posts that I hope others will enjoy, read, and share with others.

My goal is to provide my reader with something that adds to their day, in a positive way.

My motivation is to have fun while doing something interesting, and educational for myself but appreciated by others.

I’m married for 36 years to a beautiful wife, and have a super son and wonderful daughter that are never far from my thoughts.  I’m a Toastmaster since 2006, and had a successful kidney transplant in 1987.

My hope is to connect via blogging to you my readers. If you follow me, make comments and smile occasionally when you read my thoughts and share your smile- then my attempt will be not in vain. God bless you.

“Be yourself. No one can say you’re doing it wrong.”
Charles M. Schulz

A happy couple in the sun

A happy couple in the sun

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kayaking at Parksville

kayaking at Parksville

should I buy Google?

should I buy Google?

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What next?

What next?

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seasonally cool today

seasonally cool today

31 Responses to About

  1. Bob Smith says:

    You’re still my role model Dave, 25 years to my 3 1/2, Hope you are well.
    “The worst day of retirement beats the best day at work.”

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  2. Okanagan. God’s country. Thanks for stopping by my blog Dave.

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  3. thatssojacob says:

    Hello David! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #12! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

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  4. Greetings! Hopped over from Susie Lindau’s party to say hello. I see you’re just north and east of me a bit. I’m about 90 minutes drive south of Vancouver (in the US). Looking forward to reading about your beautiful area.

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      That is so nice of you to share. My son & I may have even passed through that area on our way to Seattle for a Mariners game. We were there this spring for opening game; it was a hoot with a red carpet for the team when they came out. Thank you for checking out my blog, and I hope you take a holiday up in my neck of the woods some time.

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  5. Thanks for reading my “perky breasticles” comment.

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  6. spearfruit says:

    Hello David, nice to meet you. Thank you for following my blog. I will spend some time here and read yours. Hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

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  7. Deb says:

    Thank you so much for the follow. Here is to an epic 2016!

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  8. looneybitch says:

    well hello there…. I have stopped by and read bits and pieces on your blogs a few times now. I enjoy the photographs and the random thoughts and writings. Some of them you kindly re blog for others and many of them are yours. All in all though, its one of those lovely little Gems that you ” happen upon” by chance and are also so pleased you have. I shall drop by again… especially on a thoughtful day when I need to reflect. Thank YOU!!

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  9. Hi David,
    You got me on “the old dog CAN blog” whatever your content I’m following. And blog- you have been for five or six years. I like your reasons for the blog and look forward to exploring more over the next few weeks (while I am on holidays though I may have an enforced week of no blogging because I am travelling to Tasmania with my sister and Mum who live interstate.Note to self :Get ready for cold turkey. Not sure what the internet will be like either BUT I am taking my lap top). We have a few things in common, age demographic I suspect and years with the one partner, kids and loving where you live.

    I love your header photo of the Rainforest Leafy area. I look forward to exploring your part of America and more. Now where has that follow button disappeared to? Louise

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Hi Louise
      You gave me a big smile. I look forward to hearing from you and chatting with you. I am researching for a speech on a historic person. I have been learning about Cleopatra but am also interested in Houdini and Mark Twain.decisions decisions 😊 All legendary. Travel safely! Talk soon!

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      • Wow that’s something I am interested in too. Nothing formal but my old job involved a little bit of public speaking. if you do Mark twain you must mention his quote “I sent you hundred words. if I had more time I would have sent ten. ” or maybe it a thousand and then 100. I like the intent though that it takes more time to write fewer words.

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  10. Dave, We have a few friends in common as I can see from your commenters. will you be dressing up as that historic figure when you do your talk? If so, then I vote for Cleopatra. Clare

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    • dfolstad58 says:

      Myself as Cleopatra? I never thought about it. No need for costume for my speaking fortunately. My most recent speech was about Harry Truman, the US President in 1945. The speech topic was controversial but certainly I had everyone’s attention. I can see you are a writer with your imagination!

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      • I try. I am also a baseball fan (I noted the background in your picture) but have never been out to Seattle. I’ll have to put that on my list. I liked Give ‘Em Hell Harry. Good choice!

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  11. GP Cox says:

    Found you on another site, pleased to meet you.

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  12. Prajakta says:

    Glad you stumbled on my blog because your work looks interesting 🙂 And the fact that you are a Toastmaster just makes it better!

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  13. Hie! Interesting blog! Happy to connect 😀 Thankyou for following Binding Curry 🙂

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  14. C.E.Robinson says:

    Thanks, Dave, for your recent visit. I’ve browsed your blog and enjoy your topics and writing. I know The Santa Maria Della Grazia Church in Milano. In the 1970s I lived a block away and visited The Last Supper often. Yes, quite faded, however beautiful! 💛 Christine

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  15. Nurse Kelly says:

    Nice to meet you, David. You have a very nice blog. Happy to be connected. 🙂

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