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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…]

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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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Crocuses blooming announced spring

By Connie Douglas – Chilliwack, B.C. Growing up on a farm near Consort in east-central Alberta, spring was always a long awaited event. I remember a special day when dad asked, “Would you like to ride [continue…]

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Ranch Gang and Wagon Masters

Photo flashbacks of the Primrose Ranch Gang (top) circa 1943. They played CFQC radio Saskatoon at noon. The Wagon Masters (bottom), circa 1956, played Thursday evenings over CKY Winnipeg. The steel guitar player, Jimmie Pirie, [continue…]

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Grain cut with ‘header’

By M.S. McKinney – Kamloops, B.C. We had a very poor crop in 1937. It was so short and thin we couldn’t harvest with binders so they used what was called a ‘header’. It cut the grain [continue…]

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School kids went to see royalty

By Lois McIntosh – Bon Accord, Alta. A story in The Senior Paper reminded me of our exciting school outing to Wainwright, Alta. to see the King and Queen. We made the trip in an [continue…]