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On the Border Life on the Stringam Family Ranches in the 50s and 60s

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On the Border · 9h ago

An Enduring Romance: Part Two

If you missed part one, there's still time. Go here.Do it now. We'll wait . . .In her own words.More from Grandma's journals:Grandma Stringam watched George, the man who would later become h...
On the Border · 1d ago

Suit(able) for a Birthday

Another of Daddy's favourite stories . . .For years, she worked untiringlyIn times of calm, or urgency,In office work, traditional,Her business place so integral.Her husband was so proud of ...
On the Border · 2d ago

Mattress(ed)

In Pat's part of Vancouver, BC of the late fifties, there were two options for attending school.St. Helen, where she attended. And Seton Academy, for the well-heeled, which she didn’t. The n...
On the Border · 3d ago

An Enduring Romance

From Grandma Stringam's journalsIn her own words:Grandpa. Taken shortly after this story. As I grew older, Mother would take us to what we called 'Dark Valley Ranch' for several weeks during...
On the Border · 4d ago

Sticking To It

I looked through the frosted glass of the front door. The silhouettes of two people could be plainly seen, thrown into sharp relief by the setting sun behind them.One of them was speaking. “...
On the Border · 5d ago

Behind the Apron

Mom being MomMy Mom was amazing.She was the force behind:Meals appearing at clockwork intervals.Soiled clothes in hampers being replaced by clean, folded clothes in neat stacks in drawers.Fl...
On the Border · 6d ago

On Being Late

They liked the old retiree, though he was a little gruff,They had hired him ‘cause he seemed smart and surely knew enough.And they were right. He mastered all the work they gave to do,And it...
On the Border · 1w ago

Drinks and a Show

Or you could do it that way . . .There was no lawnmower in the early days on the Berg Ranch.When the grass got long, the hay-mower could be used, but in smaller areas, this proved impossible...
On the Border · 1W ago

Unexpected Nature

Our family took a nature hike.The famed Banff Fenlands was our goal.The ancient forest, shady trails And ‘Pooh-sticks’ bridges. Lovely stroll.We’d quite an age range, I’ll agree,From newborn...
On the Border · 1W ago

Pig Problems

The Berg farm, in its heyday, was a truly ‘mixed’ operation, with pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys, geese and cattle.From 10 to 30 sows (female pigs) generally had the run of the farm for mos...