Tait’s 8 — Nov. 25: Honoring vets, Stuff-A-Bus, and remembering my first crush

Lendrum Eyecare is hosting a recognition and celebration day for veterans and first responders from until 8 p.m. Tuesday in support of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  If you’re a dog-lover, special canines will be in attendance, starting at 5 p.m. The idea came from Dr. Lesley Ford, owner of Lendrum EyeCare, who had a sister serving in Afghanistan for six and a half months.  “Supporting those who serve or served this country is so important in building a stronger community”, Dr. Ford said in a press release. “This is just a small way that we can give back and recognize those efforts”.  Lendrum Eyecare:  5822-111 St.

• And speaking of Ledrum … I still miss Jack’s Grill, which was in a Lendrum strip mall.

G-53 (5).plt *• This is Day No. 2 of Accessible Parking Awareness Week in Edmonton. So a question: where are you parking today?

• Went to the Doc Monday. Said I need to loose weight. He suggested an app for my iPhone to count my daily intake of calories. Perfect! And it doesn’t even talk back to me.

• Happy 20th anniversary to the Stuff A Bus campaign, who gathered some 348,000 kilograms of food and $357,000 for food banks in Edmonton, Strathcona County and Parkland County. So look for 15 40-foot long busses around town. Most needed items:  fruit juice for children, granola bars, fruit cups and bars, beans with and without pork, canned meat and fish, pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, and infant formula. Look for buses at all Save on Food locations this Saturday

• Just a reminder: if you have any great news, or anything you would like to share in Tait’s Eight, email cam.tait@sunmedia.ca. Be glad to hear from you!

• If you’ve missed the piece written Sun sports columnist Terry Jones about Pat Quinn, the former Oiler coach and consummate gentleman, it’s well worth the read in Tuesday’s Edmonton Sun.

• I want to say happy birthday to Katherine Beech, out there in Squamish, B.C. I knew her as Cathy Frigon, my very first crush — in Grade 7, 1972. In fact, she gave me my first kiss, one Thursday afternoon, in the school library, at 1:14 p.m. Happy birthday, Cathy; I mean, Katherine.