We went to IKEA on the weekend to buy a new table and chair set - an unsuccessful bid, but I wanted to show you the ocean liner that is anchored right across the street from IKEA:
It was funny - the first time we came here, all three of us are looked at the boat and said, "I wonder why this is here - it's so beat up. It must have a great story." And lo and behold - in the upper corner of the IKEA window, there is this little sign:
My Gram came across the Atlantic on a boat similar to this one when she came to Canada as a war bride - it is neat to see a connection to history like that. I have to wonder how many of my friends' grandparents and great-grandparents made similar journeys.