Went to the church for loaf of bread

from our October 2012 issue

By Albert Chrysler – Surrey, B.C.

I was born Feb. 3, 1928 in a village called Forest Hall, Sask. We lived here for five years then moved to the big city of North Battleford.

My father’s name was Albert Edwin and my mother was Stella Beatrice Philips “Sherman”. Sherman was a general and raised my mother.

We lived across the street from a large recreation field overlooking the mighty Saskatchewan River at 712 Victoria Street, North Battleford.

We went to the two-room Riverview School. Mrs. McKeller was our teacher for Grades 1 to 8.

During the recession we were told to go to the church on Saturday morning for a loaf of bread. We never ever got one.

I remember there was a store one street over from us.The owner was a lady with a beard and I bought gum for five cents.