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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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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…]

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Dad had jobs on mink and sheep farms

By Elizabeth Harder – La Crete, Alta. In the early 1940s, my dad, Abe Wieler, bought a quarter section of land near Fort Vermilion, Alta. My Grandpa Braun and family moved there from Carcajou, Alta. to farm. [continue…]