They had no crop in 1938

By Cliff Swarbrick – Lacombe, Alta. I lost my dad in 1934 when I was only 15. We were a family of six boys and two girls. I was the oldest boy. Mother [more…]


Attack of the wasps!

By Phil Leidl – Kelowna, B.C. When I was 17 my job was cutting hay with a team of horses. We didn’t really have a hay field but we had many [more…]


Looking back in time!

Harvesttime in the early 1950s. (Top) Ernest Oddan is pictured on the binder and Leonard Oddan is on the homemade tractor. Raymond Oddan did most of the work building it, while [more…]


Nursed doe back to health

By Ida Gillatt – North Battleford, Sask. One spring morning several years ago, I walked to the fruit trees in our yard. There I found a doe with a newborn fawn [more…]

Precious Memories

Doll was not meant to be cuddled

By Gusty Chartrand – Regina, Sask. I had an Eaton’s beauty doll. Mine was tall, about 12 or 14-inches. All her joints were movable: hips, knees, elbows, and hands. If you [more…]

Precious Memories

Excerpts from a soldier’s correspondence

By Ethel (Spillett) Anderson – Calgary, Alta. The following are excerpts from letters and diaries written by my father, Sgt. E.J. Spillett, 46th Canadian Infantry Battalion (South Saskatchewan) during WWI. The [more…]

Precious Memories

Young men volunteered for war service

By Lorraine (DeBruyne) Weise – Gibbons, Alta. Private Thomas Ernest Hone (1896-1917) was killed in action during WWI. Thomas Hone was an uncle of my late husband, Allan Weise. Thomas [more…]


Boys played rough soccer

By Doug Sanderson – Regina, Sask. Hello to fellow Senior Paper reader Chuck Morden of McCreary, Manitoba! I remember going to his home farmyard northwest of Elm Creek a couple [more…]