My father, Russell Vogler, was born in Voglers Cove, Nova Scotia. Our ancestors came from Prussia in 1751 and The Cove was named after my people. I had always wanted to go back and see where he was born, but one thing after another, it never happened.
It will take me a while to explain some background for the actual post I am writing!
We had a little dog, Ruff, … a curly haired Dachshund. I always felt we couldn’t leave him. In 1994 He died. I no longer had that excuse.
Are you still with me?
In 1995 Ra and Debbie and Connor were going on a month long holiday to tour Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. And they asked us to go with them. He said we no longer had the dog, and he would pay our air fare. He had a lot of air miles because of all the traveling he does with the band, Trooper.
One of the highlights of that trip was in the first few days after our arrival in Halifax. We attended the Royal International Nova Scotia Tatoo! With a cast of 2000! What a spectacular show that was!
Tonight, I came home and turned on the TV to see if there was anything I wanted to watch. I had missed the first half of the program, but saw an hour and a half of the 2012 Royal International Nova Scotia Tatoo! Wow! The show was spectacular, as always… but the memories it brought back were even better. It was like I was right there again. I am grateful for seeing that show on KCTS Seattle, a public broadcasting station.