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The Rag Cutters

THE RAG CUTTERS by Linda C Butler The hospital auxiliary in Langley operates a thrift shop and when Aunt Myrt lived in Ft Langley, at least twenty years ago, the group took the absorbent clothing that was not suitable for … Continue reading

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The Box Social

In the latter 1800s and early 1900s many young single men came to the Canadian West to make new lives for themselves and were now proving up homesteads in the prairie provinces. A lot of them endured isolated, frigid prairie … Continue reading

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Gopher Tail Sales

Gopher Tail Sales By Linda C Butler Told by Charlie Vance I winter fished the winter of 1931 up the Hudson Bay Railway line at Mile 185.  We caught and cleaned fish, then froze and packed them for shipment to … Continue reading

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Christmas Punch

Christmas Punch By Linda C Butler Told by Charlie Vance I opened a general store in 1946 at Herb Lake MB and I hired Emory, a carpenter, to do repairs and upgrades to the building I had purchased.  I was … Continue reading

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Grandpa Forsyth’s farm

If I recall the facts correctly, I was just a toddler when Grandpa Forsyth died. I have no memories of him at all. Neither do I have many memories of Grandpa Forsyth’s farm from this stage of my life; my … Continue reading

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The Prices Grandpa Paid

What a dollar would buy in 1900. This bill for various household goods comes from the records of Allen Vance’s brother Will. Pegs                            .10 Lamp burner            .12 … Continue reading

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The Haunted Farmhouse

The Haunted Farmhouse by Linda C Butler In the 1950s our family travelled to British Columbia on holidays and we stopped to visit Ruth Richardson, a distant cousin who lived in an isolated farmhouse.  Dad had driven all day and … Continue reading

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The Turner T Quilt

The Turner T Quilt by Linda Butler In the mid 1960s Grandmother Jackman (Turner-Vance) encouraged me to make a quilt in the Turner design which was in the shape of the letter “T”.  She explained that all the Turner girls made … Continue reading

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Pool Room Antics

POOL ROOM ANTICS By Linda C Butler Told by her Dad, Charlie Vance In 1932, I was in The Pas and I obtained a job winter fishing at Thicket Portage, Mile 185 on the Hudson Bay Railway. This was in the … Continue reading

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