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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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Circus Memories

by Edgar Guest Oh, never comes the circus with its wonders into town but I recall a little boy who longed to be a clown, and high above the heads of all an acrobat I see that little lad of … Continue reading

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Steve’s Ghost Riders In The Sky

Steve’s Ghost Riders In The Sky We remember Uncle Steve Vance fondly.  This poem was presented to him on the occasion of his 95th birthday celebration, October 27, 2005 A young cow poke named Stevie Vance was born long ago. Way … Continue reading

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Another of Mom’s Poems

When we were out in BC to visit her, Mom F gave me a scribbler of favorite poems to type out for her. Here’s another of them; I recall her reciting bits of it different times and I’ve come to … Continue reading

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Wishing you joy and prosperity in 2014

        LOOKING FORWARD I’ve shut the door on Yesterday, Its sorrows and mistakes; I’ve locked within its gloomy walls Past failures and heartaches. And now I throw the key away To seek another room, And furnish it with … Continue reading

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Mom’s Poems

Back in the 1990s I was putting out a small quarterly newsletter, called CANAQUEST Friendship Newsletter for Women. I always had a poem page and Mom F, being a lover of poetry, sent me a number of poems to include. … Continue reading

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Steve Vance’s 90th Birthday

This poem was written by Evelyn Whitney to celebrate her Dad, Steve Vance’s 90th birthday in 2000. MY DAD by E. Whitney October 28th nineteen hundred and ten a boy was born on the bank of the Cut Arm Creek … Continue reading

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FAMILY RESEARCH

We are all frustrated looking for old stories and information to put up on our site.  Evelyn wrote this poem to express her thoughts. FAMILY RESEARCH By E Whitney My house is in a shamble my life is in a … Continue reading

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