Tag Archives: childhood memories

Dumbo is No Dummy

But Tim Burton is No Walt Disney I expected to shed a teardrop or two with the live action remark of the 1941 animated film, but I wasn’t moved at all. Have I grown too old and jaded or is … Continue reading

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A Family Tradition

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Writing as Semi-Autobiography

Lucy Maud Montgomery L.M. Montgomery (Lucy Maud Montgomery) was born in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, on November 30, 1874, to Hugh John Montgomery and Clara Woolner Macneill. When Montgomery was 21 months old, her mother died of … Continue reading

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Abandonment: In My Life

When I feel all alone… Of all the pictures that Google presented to me, when I searched for a provocative image of ‘abandonment’, this is the one that resonated. It hearkens back to my childhood of feeling like the outsider. … Continue reading

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Canadian Keswick Conference

Ferndale (near Port Carling), Ontario This vacation spot no longer exists. I’m not sure why. I tried finding the exact location a couple of years ago, but I believe the spot is now private property. CKC, as our Mom noted … Continue reading

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The Moment I Realized…

Adults Don’t See the Same Things Children Do In the mid-50’s we had a 1951 Chevy. These days I’m not sure which model it was (it looked like the picture above), but we had it from 1955-1960. Then something went … Continue reading

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I’m an Anglophile from “Way Back When”

Roy of the Rovers Our Uncle Keith went to England with his family in 1960. He was working for Macmillan Publishers. That didn’t affect me, as a ten-year-old, until he started to send presents back home to me, the first … Continue reading

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Experience: Negative to Positive

“Don’t touch! It’s hot!” As a species, we are wired to disobey. It must have been built into our DNA to be negatively suggestible. From the minute we are told not to do something, that’s all we want to do. … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Dunsford United Church

October 2006 Date unknown, although not much has changed in my view. The tree seems larger.

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Now and Then: Windermere, Muskoka

Aerial view in present day 1960s Fife House 1930s

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