Beaming with parental pride

Pardon this brief familial interruption.

A couple of weeks ago, Charlie - our nine-year old son - wrote a poem for Remembrance Day, which I posted here.

Through a program at his school, Charlie's poem was entered into a literary contest sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion.

Over dinner tonight, Charlie told me that his piece was selected as the first place selection in the initial round! Woohooo!

According to the Legion site, the way it works is: "Initial judging takes place at the community level by volunteers at local Legion branches and the winning entries progress to judging at the Provincial level. The winning entries at this level are forwarded to Ottawa where they are judged and the National winners declared."

Go Charlie!