She sent her young boys for help

By Berniece (Elliott) Lambert – Sidney, B.C. In the middle of winter at Fielding in northwest Saskatchewan, a full-blown blizzard was in progress and the farm home of Eliza Jane and [more…]


Family farmers fond of Ford

By Art Klassen – Portage la Prairie, Man. The picture of the Fordson tractor on Page 34 of the July 2012 issue reminded me of our Fordson tractors. In the [more…]


Airplane visit was quite exciting

By Wayne Stockton – Regina, Sask. Back in 1948, airplanes were still quite a novelty in small town Saskatchewan. That summer a fellow was piloting an Aeronca from Saskatoon to [more…]


Memories of being a farm kid

By Helena Chamberlain – Saskatoon, Sask. I grew up on a farm close to Hepburn, Sask., north of Saskatoon. Dad travelled with a team of horses. We got rides sometimes [more…]


Bridge group continues to meet

By Helen Kosmonek – Foam Lake, Sask. Our ladies bridge club as it was known was organized by Susie Stevenson in 1958 with 12 interested players. This made three tables. [more…]


Goofing off with grenades

By H. Les Herrington – Claresholm, Alta. After basic training on the parade square in Camp Borden, Ont., in June-July 1951, our training platoon went on advance weapon training out on [more…]


Fascinated and amused by lovely decor

By Sylvia Williams – Summerland, B.C. There were many homesteaders from Europe living in eastern Alberta. When they left their homes in the old country, they probably didn’t realize that [more…]


School Days circa 1949

Springfield School, near Waldheim, Sask., in 1949 marching with their banner at Field Day. Several schools would compete in high jump, broad jump, and ball games at Field Days and [more…]


Dusty old game finds new life

By Hilda Zaiser – Winnipeg, Man. During a fleeting moment of ambition, I decided to create some order in my messy storage room. As I was tidying the shelves, I came [more…]


Dad taught us all to dance

By Millie (Carlson) Bruce – Matheson Island, Man. I can’t help but think that people in the 1930s to the 1960s must have been mostly happy to find humour in such [more…]