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Great-Grampa’s Brother James Vance

When Great-Grandpa was killed in a hunting accident, the newspaper article mentioned that he was visiting his brother out West at the time. This would have been James, who lived near Neepawa, Manitoba. Two generations later our Uncle Steve met … Continue reading

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My Missing Daughter

My Missing Daughter by Linda C Butler Told by Charlie Vance We opened a store in Herb Lake, an early mining town, when our daughter was a toddler.  We originally lived in the back of the store, but later rented … Continue reading

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The Snatch Team

THE SNATCH TEAM BY Linda C Butler Told by Charlie Vance I worked in the winter of 1928 hauling freight with horses to the Sherritt Gordon mine near Flin Flon.  We hauled in a freight swing, which consisted of 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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Grainman’s Folly

Grainman’s Folly By Linda Butler Told by Steve Vance Dad used to have a threshing outfit, a big one‑cylinder affair with a wooden separator.  The grain was elevated into a bucket.  When that was full it would trip and the grain … 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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Christmas Socks

Christmas Socks By Linda C Butler (I am putting this on Facebook as Walter Johnson was a well-known prospector in the Snow Lake area in the 1960s.) It is my tradition to give my nieces and nephews colorful socks at Christmas.  This … 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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Christmas Deliveries

  Christmas Deliveries by Linda C Butler My parents had a store in Snow Lake MB in the 1950s, before there was a road to the outside.  Few people owned cars and people walked where they needed to go. Customers … Continue reading

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