Kandahar KAFé

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Kandahar KAFé

A civilian supporting Canadian troops overseas
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 20 inches (2009)

Many civilian agencies support the Canadian military. My wife Lauree had an opportunity to join the civilian side of the army for six months in the latter half of 2009 year, working at the Tim Hortons, the CANEX and other military support facilities. She evidently had the time of her life, resplendent in fashion accessories such as a gas mask, sitting and knitting in bomb shelters during the regular rocket attacks, and meeting armed forces personnel from all over the world. Evidently the New Zealand troops thought that SHE has an accent.

Our son Sean is also in the Canadian Forces. In one of those "the world is getting smaller and smaller" moments, she had dinner with him, half way around the world.

Of special treat to Lauree — who tends to hate the Canadian cold — daytime temperatures of 60° C. were just fine, thank you very much.

This painting is now part of the permanent collection of the Canadian War Museum.

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