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Against His Inclination

Dad tried his best when I was young to fix it in my mind that “as the tiny twig is bent, so is the tree inclined” And when he’d lay me ‘cross his knee on punishment intent, I used to … Continue reading

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Generational Wisdom

“I don’t know who my grandfather was. I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” —Abraham Lincoln “Parental advice is passed from generation to generation— each hope the next will heed it.” —Frank Clark

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Beware the Dark Furry Beast!

Hello Everyone! It’s been a long time since we cousins have posted anything on this blog, so I’m wondering how many Followers we still have. But for those of you who are, and for readers who have just clicked on, … Continue reading

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Reminiscing with Seniors

REMINISCING WITH SENIORS by Linda C Butler We had dinner tonight with my mom in the seniors’ complex and sat with the other ladies at her table. I asked what they remembered about the horse and buggy days.  Mom remembered … Continue reading

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The Horses that Never Stopped Running

The Horses that Never Stopped Running By Linda C Butler told by Charlie Vance (1909-1989) My father, Allen Vance, received a letter from his brother Will, asking if we would visit as there were wild horses on open rangeland and … Continue reading

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“Certified” Mail

One sunny afternoon Mavis Gilbert took up her cane and set off to visit her good friend Annie Mitchell. Since Mavis’s husband Charlie passed away the two ladies had fallen into the habit of having afternoon tea together at three, … Continue reading

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A WISE CAT’S #1 RULE:  Find A Warm Place Years ago I used to bake my own bread, four loaves at a time.  I’d mix my dough in this large stainless steel bowl and set it to rise in a … Continue reading

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For the Love of Margaret

For the Love of Margaret Doing more Family Tree research lately, I see that our great-grandfather has seven brothers and three of them fell in love with a Margaret. Can you imagine how their family gatherings must have been? But … Continue reading

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Laundry Day in the Log Cabin

Monday Was Wash Day According to the Laws of Feminine Paradigms, Monday was Wash day long before the prairies filled up with settlers. Homestead wives brought this tradition from their far-off motherlands and planted it into the cultural soil of … Continue reading

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Uncle Danny Vance — Obit

Joseph Daniel Vance was born December 27, 1914.  He was born at Spy Hill, Sask., the son of Allen and Emily Vance who were originally from Ontario. They moved to Pathlow, Sk, and later to Melfort where Danny resided until … Continue reading

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