It Only Sounds Romantic In Stories

Even though we live on the Canadian prairies, these days, far fewer families actually make a living farming.  The latest stats provided by this Alberta Agriculture Report in 2006 state that there were 49,431 farms in Alberta.  A decline of 7.9 percent from their previous survey in 2001.  What’s interesting is the total area of farmed land […]

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We Would Have A Lot In Common

I just love old black and white photography.  I’ll even stop to look at box’s full of old photos at flea markets, it doesn’t matter that I don’t know the families.  To me, these old photos are like little time capsules, revealing the past.  I was looking at some old pictures of my grandma and […]

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A Canadian Tradition

Once upon a time,  where ice and snow blankets the land for months on end,  I learned to skate.  Since I was only three years old, I needed a little help. Dad was probably saying, “uncross your skates Boomdee”, Ha!  Look, my brother Kenny had already mastered standing on our icy back yard rink, no […]

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Thankful For Their Sacrifices

I know many of you tirelessly work at collecting family histories.  Dusting off the past with hopes of unraveling their stories. What we’re able to learn, is so often found in a stale vault, library or archive. That’s why the “Ukrainian Pioneer Centenary Recognition Program”  is so unique. My journey to the past has revealed that my […]

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