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My birth story as told by Susann with 2nns

When I was due to arrive I went to Winnipeg to stay at my second “home” – the Fasts. It took our baby Vic. three weeks to decide to make it into this world. During these weeks I did a lot of walking. I walked all the way from 21 Emily Street, where the Fasts

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SUSANN with 2nns – This new old house

Chapter XIX   —   Gretna 1954 – 1968 We had purchased the old J. Friesen 4-acre property with the house under the big poplar (cottonwood) trees. The house was 75 years old, two storey and well built. Friesens had owned the lumber yard and used only fir when they built the house for their family. The

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JOURNAL 2: Mother Lies Dying

A complication or two – 1998          Every families’ experience of death and the loss of their parents will be individual. Complication and complexities of their own family life and dynamics make this a virtual certainty, as do the many different causes of death. In our case there are some of the usual emotional complexities

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SUSANN WITH 2NNS – from her memoirs

THIS NEW OLD HOUSE Since I didn’t teach, we decided to have our third baby. We continued with Dr. Warkentin in Winkler for the time being. Margaret and Garry attended the Gretna Public School in Grades 6 and 3 respectively. It was a very busy year with re-establishing ourselves in our first “new” home. Frank

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JOURNAL: My Mother Dies

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CHAFF

Introduction  I return to my website to alert you to of some new buttons to push and what might reveal itself  if you do. Here for example I start a new category under each fictional project including: notes to myself,  characters still on the cooker, definitions,  historical details, journal excerpts, letters, emails, jokes, bad jokes,

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REBOOT MY ASS!

I’ve been away from my dear website, off chasing rainbows with delusional projects I can’t persuade arts agency  jurors to support. Usually they’ve never seen anything like it before, are suspicious of old dogs with new tricks, or they underestimate what I can do while still being chronically depressed and ill with lousy cartilage genetics,

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SUSANN WITH TWO NNS

How I became Susann I was born on February 3, 1921 on a very blustery day about four miles southwest of Altona in a village that used to be called Blumenhof, which does not exist any more, only the cemetery is there. In those days doctors had to be called in by horse and sleigh

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Libby’s Crunchola

Published: April 2, 2018 | Edit I’m making this now.  Lynn and me enjoyed this granola on one of our Toronto sleepovers visiting friends Ian and Iarra in their Runcesvaille home. Ian got this recipe from Libby. I eat a lot of porridge most mornings and this is a lovely change still using a lot

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ATLANTIC CROSSING 5 (from IT)

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