‘I also remember the corn roasts’

From our January 2012 issue

Trudy Banks – Prince Albert, Sask.

After reading the stories from Marjorie Hislop of Shellbrook, Sask., and Bill Eddy of Okanagan Falls, B.C., here’s what I remember. The Hislops lived at 836 2nd St. East in Prince Albert for a few years. I later lived there for 35 years, until I moved to a seniors’ building.

Earlier, my family lived farther down the block and we caught the bus to work at the corner of the Eddy’s house. A few of us would go for coffee at Mills Brothers and then to work. Bill Eddy then worked at Bradbury’s Hardware.

The gentleman who had the market gardens and sold produce, whom Bill Eddy wrote of in the October 2011 edition of The Senior Paper, was not ‘Lukastiuk’ but ‘Lucaschuk’.

Since almost everyone had their own garden in those days, he worked very hard to make a living for his family.

Where his gardens were, now stands Mitchell Place, a seniors’ home, a park, a walk, and the Elks’ Hall. The scenery there and across the North Saskatchewan River is the best. Mr. Lucaschuk still has many descendents in the area – some being related to me.

I also remember corn roasts on the riverbank – the corn was roasted in the husk, but I don’t remember pots and butter.