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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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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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“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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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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The Injustice of Birth Order

When Children Divide the Nickels Back in 1899 a thirteen-year-old Ontario girl named Christina kept a diary for that year of her life.  One of her entries tells of a day her father had taken her and her sister Annie, … 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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Boxing Day Journal

Hello Everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas Day yesterday and made some warm memories to add to your collection? We certainly enjoyed our day. Are you still nibbling on Christmas goodies or has self-restraint kicked in again? We … 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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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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