Happy to find a home in Langford

Re: Shh... I live in Langford, Written In Ink, Dec. 9, 2011.

Re: Shh… I live in Langford, Written In Ink, Dec. 9, 2011.

I was born a West End Vancouver, near Stanley Park, but I never hush up about Langford.

I have only been here for a year and a half but I have lived in five provinces and visited for various periods of time six countries: Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Syria and Germany with the Canadian Forces.

My first real impressions of Langford was in August of last year. My son was transferred with the Forces to Ontario for several years, so having just retired I came here to look after his condo.

I saw the dancing coloured fountain, the street cleaners and of course the workers watering the plants. Goldstream blooms with flowers and at night with the lights (especially at Christmas).

The cleanliness of Langford’s streets and by-ways remind me of how clean I found most all of Germany and the friendliness of the people reminded me of the small town of Grande Cache where I spent the last 20 years of my life.

Except for Germany and Grande Cache no place has combined the cleanliness of a community with the friendliness of the people as I have found Langford to be. But I must admit there are times around Christmas where I miss the white snow (three feet deep) and the -25 C weather.

My new and last home is going to be Langford. I’m glad my son picked this place to live.

Peter Bosdet

Langford

 

 

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