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William Adrian Lockhart Reid (aka Patrick) - Statesman & Flag Designer
Monday, April 02, 2012

My Mother's Red Shawl - El Rebozo Colorado
Patrick Reid - Statesman & Flag designer.








  A Bit of Irish Philosophy for Alex

There are only two things to worry about
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well,
then there is nothing to worry about.
If you are sick
there are two things to worry about.
Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well,
there is nothing to worry about.
If you die,
there are two things to worry about.
Either you will go to heaven or hell.
If you go to heaven,
there is nothing to worry about.
But if you go to hell,
you’ll be so busy shaking hands
with your friends,
You won't have time to worry!

Addendum: The story is a long one and virtually unknown. To break the impasse in Parliament Prime Minister Lester Pearson phoned Patrick Reid and told him to take charge of the Canadian flag project. This he did. In the end the almost final project was perused by Reid in his kitchen. The maple leaf had 14 points. He didn't like those 14 points. He removed three. Every once in a while I run into the tall 6 ft 4 inch Reid (with his silvery hair) walking in Kerrisdale. I look at him with pride. After all how many of us can have a live, walking national flag designer amongst us?
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Patrick Reid a MIG 29 & the Canadian Flag

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4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17