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My beautiful back yard

By Ruby Smith – Victoria, B.C. Covid 19 has definitely changed our world. It has isolated us, but at the same time made us closer. It has brought out the worst in some people, but fortunately, [continue…]

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Side of house had a pink glow

By Sylvia Wur – Saskatoon, Sask. One cold winter evening at the end of March we three children were sitting around the kitchen table. Having finished our homework, we were waiting for our father to return [continue…]

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Old horse had other ideas

By Peggy (Clemitson/Young) de Roaldes – Nanton, Alta. One day when I was five years old I wanted so much to have a horseback ride. I begged my mother for one. There was a very [continue…]

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Folks had their own distinctive crank ring

By Ben Kirkpatrick – Saskatoon, Sask. In my memories of the telephone ‘party line,’ there was always ‘central,’ the telephone office located in our hometown. In our case, it was Truax, Saskatchewan, some 60 miles southwest of [continue…]

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Baking bread in outdoor oven

By Syl Kulyk – Saskatoon, Sask. Growing up on a farm 10 miles west of Wakaw, Sask. in the district called Sokal had its advantages and disadvantages. We learned to adapt and make things work. [continue…]

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Coal mine catastrophe

By Clifford Scott – White Rock, B.C. In 1949-1950 I worked at the ABC Coal Mine in Drumheller, Alta. They had about 100 men working in the mine. They had a shaft with a cage in [continue…]

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Family helped launch her ‘career’

By Carol (Swain) Crane – Medicine Hat, Alta. This morning as I was standing in front of my adjustable ironing board with my heat-regulated steam iron pressing the few articles of clothing that aren’t perma-press, I [continue…]