Tag Archives: memories from childhood

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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Replacing the Hot Stove

With Social Media While reading through some Facebook comments this morning (I won’t bore you with the details as it was a post about Brett Kavanaugh), I suddenly flashed back to a childhood memory, which involved the old pot-bellied stove … Continue reading

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I was a Young Caddy

Lacking in Experience I decided to get a job when I was nine years old. As we were living in Windermere, in Muskoka, at the time, I became a caddy at the Windermere Golf & Country Club. But there was … Continue reading

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Hwy 11 – Memory of a Pit Stop

When I was young, the only route from Muskoka to Toronto that we traveled regularly was The King’s Highway 11. In those days, it went through downtown Barrie. (Actually, it still does, but it’s not the main route anymore: Highway … 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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