Monthly Archives: November 2013

First Cows

FIRST COWS By Linda C Butler I live in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, an area known for its dairy industry and I see cows and pay no attention to them.  However, it was different when I was a young … Continue reading

Posted in Charlie Vance | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Beaver Pelts

THE BEAVER PELTS By Linda C Butler Allen Vance, (1879-1921) my grandfather, arrived in the Northwest Territories (Saskatchewan) in the fall of 1899 with his father.  He was only twenty at the time and had to wait two months to file … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Vance Sr | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes, Children, Math Does Matter

Our Grandma, Emily Turner, was a school teacher before she married Grandpa Allen Vance. She was a strict disciplinarian, too, from the memories my Mom F related to me. Mom talked of getting her ears ‘boxed’ by Grandma – using … Continue reading

Posted in Emily Jackman, Turner Family | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Freckles, a Pioneer Horse

Freckles, a Pioneer Horse By Linda C Butler From a story told by Steve Vance A few years ago I was on a fishing trip with my grandson Murray, driving my swamp buggy on a trail in Eastern Manitoba near Little … Continue reading

Posted in Steve Vance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Trucking Visit

Trucking Visit By Linda C Butler Told by Charlie Vance In 1958 I had a store at Snow Lake and I was having problems with the freighting company that delivered my groceries from Wekusko, the railway station about 30 miles away.  At … Continue reading

Posted in Charlie Vance, Steve Vance | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Growing Up Apart

An Off and On Family For the first several years of my life I probably went back and forth between the Vances and the Forsyths and was very close with my brother Jim. We ran around the farm yard together, … Continue reading

Posted in Allen Vance Sr, Vance Family | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gopher Enterprise

Gopher Enterprise by Linda C Butler Told by Steve Vance When I was a wee lad of five, my Dad bought a small Winchester .BB cap rifle for Charlie, my six-year old brother, and myself. The two of us became … Continue reading

Posted in Steve Vance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hudson Bay Packers

Hudson Bay Packers By Linda C Butler Told by Charlie Vance The Cree packers, who paddled their canoes and carried supplies on their back over the portages, were legendary.   I was a strong man in my youth but I could not … Continue reading

Posted in Charlie Vance | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping Up the Family Tradition

KEEPING UP THE FAMILY TRADITION by Evelyn Whitney Steve Vance was a well known curler in Manitoba… He was active in the Canadian Legion curling winning the provincial championship four times and the National title twice.   He was an honorary life member of  the MCA.  … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Steve Vance, Vance Family | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Magic Saskatoons

MAGIC SASKATOONS By Linda C Butler I was with Grandma Jackman when a former neighbor from Saskatchewan visited, bringing her a gift of a jar of canned saskatoon berries. Grandma told me about the wild saskatoons that she picked when … Continue reading

Posted in Emily Jackman | Tagged , | Leave a comment