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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

Nine

This poem was originally written when our eldest turned nine.Since that day, we've had many family members pass that great milestone.Our fifth grandchild just attained it.This is for him . ....
On the Border · 1d ago

Making His 'Mark'

The scene of the crimeUniversity of GuelphNotice the tower in the back.That's all. Just notice it . . .It's the end of June and the high school graduations have been ongoing for weeks.They r...
On the Border · 2d ago

A Good Prank

Tools for tagging and/or causing troubleAs the only veterinarian for 100 square miles, Dad was called upon for many different animal situations.Some dire.And some not so much.It was also his...
On the Border · 3d ago

Home Wreckers, Inc.

I really wanted to take Shop class.Working with power tools. Smelling the aroma of freshly-sawn wood as you constructed your first-ever end table.Making pottery and jewelry.A handi-girl's dr...
On the Border · 4d ago

Dining Car

I probably don’t have to tell you that Canada is a large country.In bygone years, the men who manned the trains crisscrossing it spent a long time aboard those trains.A long time.In those da...
On the Border · 5d ago

All You Need

Finished at last.Note: Large silver quonset (Center)House, far left.For one summer, the Stringams lived in a quonset.Between moving from one ranch to another.And waiting for our house to be ...
On the Border · 6d ago

Printed Love

Grade Twelve English 30.My favourite class of all time.What could possibly be better than reading books and stories and then talking about them?Or of writing your own?Nothing. Absolutely not...
On the Border · 1w ago

The Back of His Head

I was visiting my folks, we had had a nice day,I’d been married three weeks, had been living ‘away’.“There’s just one thing I hate about marriage,” I said.“When he goes out the door. It’s th...
On the Border · 1W ago

Choke This Down

Chokecherry syrup.Delicious in so many ways.The digging out of the 'berry pails' wasn't always a reason for celebration.When Mom headed towards the saskatoon bushes, yes.But when the car tur...
On the Border · 1W ago

Losing the Thumb (War)

Oh, sure. It looks harmless enough now . . .Washing and scrubbing and blow-drying and trimming.And brushing and brushing and brushing.And clipping.And trimming again.And no, this isn't the l...