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Women and Work on a Prairie Homestead

In the mid 1800s in the large Eastern American cities, some young women were pushing for the right to higher education – and meeting stiff opposition.  Some educators claimed that a basic Grade 8 education was all girls could handle. … Continue reading

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Valuable Cooking Skills

Many years ago a young mother I’ll call Betty got sick and had to spend over a week in the hospital.  Since her husband had a day job away from home, they decided it would be best if he’d hire … Continue reading

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When NOT to Go Sledding

We were living in Ontario at the time, southwest of Stratford. It was a bitterly cold evening in January when our thirteen-year-old daughter got a phone call just after supper. As she talked we could see by the gleam in … Continue reading

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Mail Order Teeth?

One day I was in Saskatoon helping my cousin organize her place, and she showed me this letter her mother, Mrs Will Vance, received decades ago.  My cousin saved it all these years as a souvenir and I found the … Continue reading

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