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Day 27 … Old Stones

Day 27 … Old Stones

By now you all know my love affair with cemeteries. Just when I thought cemeteries couldn’t get any better, I met up with Bill Curry, one of the many volunteers who are part of The Old Beaver River and Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society. Thanks to this group, not only have these cemeteries been cleared […]

Day 26 … Kibby me—kibby you?

Day 26 … Kibby me—kibby you?

Every time I hear the word ‘kibby’ I think ‘friendship’ and ‘hefty hugs.’ Back in the late 40’s and 50’s I remember the excitement when Sam Nichols, a local merchant, called my mother to say he was planning a visit. Would she and the good doctor like to have some kibby? Mama’s eyes would light […]

Derailed

Derailed

OK. So  someone swiped a few weeks out of my life. He goes by the name  of Bailey. Great Pyrenees pup.  He was 22 pounds when we got him on August 8. One month later he’s more like 40 pounds. Rumour has it he will weigh-in  around 130 pounds a year from now. Or, at […]

Day 25 … Eye poppers

Day 25 … Eye poppers

I feel like a school kid let loose with friends on a summer holiday. I’m with fellow writers Judy Ferron and Brenda Tate and we’re headed up to Clare.  First stop: The Farmer’s Market at Belliveau Cove. Within minutes I’ve bought two pieces of folk art painted on driftwood from Hika Wagner for the grand […]

Day 24 … Cemetery tricks

Day 24 … Cemetery tricks

After getting hooked on cemeteries (Day 13) I’m now prone to being on the lookout for them. Living in a rural area, I don’t have to look far. Every village has at least one cemetery if not more. And, if you are lucky enough to meet Deborah Trask, you’ll learn a whole lot about gravestones. […]

Day 23 … South shore surprises

Day 23 … South shore surprises

There’s nothing like getting off the highway and poking around secondary roads–many which seem to snake along rather haphazardly–then POW! There it is … a Parks Canada National Historic Site that pops into view in the middle of freakin’ nowhere. Or a beach that goes for miles and is practically deserted. All within minutes of […]

Break break break

Break break break

Folks, try as I might to catch up, I  am still 9 posts behind.  And, oooh, they are humdingers … from learning about UFOs, to meeting an artist in her 80’s who’s built a boat and will be sailing to Paradise later in August, to strolling through a weird, wacky and whimsical forest  … and […]

Day 22 … High tech berries

Day 22 … High tech berries

“This should spare my back,” says Jackson Lore. Jackson is referring to growing strawberries in a 200 ft. long x 20 ft. series of trays installed about three feet above the ground. In a couple of weeks they will be protected by a large tunnel over the top of the trays.  This is all happening […]

Storied homes … con’t

Storied homes … con’t

I love this town and her ravishing beauties—homes with old bones that have been lovingly kept or restored. For some reason or other I always want to break out in that chorus: “Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones…” when I’m close to one of these lovelies. It’s after lunch and I’m now on tour […]

Day 21 … Storied homes

Day 21 … Storied homes

“And here’s where the slop from the operating room went,” says Rosemary, as she lifts up the lid from a counter in a small pantry which now used for storage. I have visions of guts and gore plopping into slop buckets below. I’m visiting Rosemary Guyette and Dick Pothier at their home on Sycamore Street. […]

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