The Revs. Smiths’ Message for June 20, 2021

Dear Friends,

I think we are getting there.  This week I did something I haven’t done for 15 months. I rode the TTC.  I love the TTC.  My Presto card still worked.  I got on the right subway platform, remembered which end of the train to enter so that I would be at the right spot at Kennedy to get the escalator and stairs up to the LRT.  And I remembered where to get on the LRT to get off at the right spot at the Scarborough Town Centre.  A young woman gave me her seat. Oh yes, some seats were blocked off and we all had to wear masks.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus 8665, type Nova Bus LFS, Route 144 to Wynford, 2018. Taken from the Wikimedia Commons.

But as, on the last stage of my journey, the bus trundled along the old, familiar route, and the recorded voice called out the stops — Dolly Varden (which I always call Dolly Parton) and Markham Road, on to Scarborough Golf Club Road and Orton Park, I felt more and more that truly, I am coming home.  

In Christ,

Revs. Bob and Helen Smith

A version of this message first appeared in the Saturday, June 19, 2021, edition of Tidbits.