I've been following my friend Connie's massive overhaul of her little one-and-a-half storey veteran's cottage in East York through the miracle of Facebook. She's been pretty good about posting photos - including more than a few of her buff and often shirtless contractors! - as the work progresses.
Yesterday she put up photos of specially designed stained glass windows she is adding to the home.
Here's her explanation for the design of the stained glass:
The houses in this neighborhood were built for returning veterans of the Second Word War. The poppy is a symbol for soldiers who have died in the line of duty. The window, and 2 others just like it, are a tribute to the original owners of the house.
Connie's parents immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands, a country that was liberated by Canadian soldiers in World War II.