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Arthur and the Organ

Nine-year-old Boy Carries 200 lb Organ 17 Miles Across the Prairie Arthur’s dad had been a gentleman back in merry old England. Had his branch of the family fallen on hard times or had he just decided to try making … 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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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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Bits and Pieces of Childhood

DIM FIRST MEMORIES My first memories stem when I was about three. I vaguely remember a tiny trailer or building on the farm yard where Allen and Louise lived with Jim; likely Donna was a baby at that time, too. … Continue reading

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Family Bible Records

The Vance Family Bible is one of those cumbersome old tomes meant as a showpiece on a mantle. Its dimensions are 11 x 13 x 4.5″ thick — not something you’d carry along to Church every Sunday. It was presented … Continue reading

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The Surprise Cake

This is a story Mom F told me about when she and her brother Allen were still school-age. Grandma must have been away housekeeping when Allen (my Dad Vance) got this craving to eat cake. One day she’d had been … Continue reading

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The Grub Stake

By Linda Butler Told by her father, Charlie Vance (owner of the store)  A prospector came to our general store in Snow Lake MB after being out in the bush for several months.  “Charlie”, he said. “I’ve come to town … Continue reading

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