When the lake turns to lavender silver at Cardinal View Cottage, seven generations of family stories rise with the campfire smoke. Writing for Judy Imrie is the natural outcome of sharing memories and triggering them in others. It soothes the soul in the middle of the wonderful circus of family life, including an entrepreneur husband of fifty-one years, two loving daughters and their husbands along with four amazing grown grandchildren. Golden Retrievers, Benjamin and William, and the star of the family, Norman the Pug, are a constant source of inspiration and joy for this author. A background in health care for over thirty years as a coder in Health Records while participating in several family businesses has been interspersed with travel and Anglican Church activities.Writing to encourage and bring laughter into the world remains at the core of Judy's reason for sharing these stories and poems.