Grandma

My Cheeky Grandma

Mom saw her as “the wind beneath her wings”. We all did. By the time I was born she was an old woman, with long lanky wrinkled legs and arms, her face lined by decades of smiles, and smoking. She was well-loved, for her spirit, her mind, and her distinctive style. She believed in UFO’s […]

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Today They Say

Remember that time we took Grandma to see The Empire Strikes Back? You would think that a woman who believed in UFO’s would have had a better grasp of the storyline. I look back now and wonder what the heck we were thinkin’, taking Grandma to see Star Wars. She leant over so many times […]

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Sisters, And The Stories They Tell

I first heard this story after the wake for Grandma, back at the farm. It is one of my favourite memories because it was the first story I remembered hearing of Grandma as a young girl – to me she was an old woman. That storytelling at wakes is a family tradition. I’ve found out so much, such different things, at those family gatherings.

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Grandma Was A Beach Bum

That woman, she liked the beach. I found rolls and rolls of negatives of her and Grandpa at the beach. These beaches look nothing like this now, but I would imagine they are taken mostly at Port Stanley, and primarily beaches along the Lake Erie shore, in Ontario. Grandma and Grandpa liked to go dancing […]

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