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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Coffee at Four Seasons - ROBBIE BURNS DAY JAN. 25, 2017




SPECIAL $1.50 COFFEE   SESSION

at

FOUR SEASONS COMMUNITY CENTRE

(Kenosee Lake Village)

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017

ROBBIE BURNS DAY

(SCOTTISH POET)

9:00 -11:00 am

Profit for Four Seasons Community Centre

& a Local Charity


Monday, January 2, 2017

MOOSE MOUNTAIN NEWSLETTER aka "THE RAG"

MOOSE MOUNTAIN NEWSLETTER aka "THE RAG"

IT'S FRESH IN THE NEW YEAR SOLSTICE WINTER JANUARY, 2017
Paper Version in the Spring of 2017 SPRING EQUINOX
Advertisers will be back in the Spring even if not this Winter


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Moose Mountain Newsletter aka "THE RAG"

                                   MOOSE MOUNTAIN NEWSLETTER
 (Moose from Moose MountainVignette,1993)
GETTING MOOSE 1993 PIC
HOPEFULLY TECHNICAL TROUBLE TEMPORARY!
                                                                                                                                         

Agnes Hewitt, Barb Haddow, Claudette Findlay, Erma McRae 

December 21, 2015 VOLUME I Issue 9 January, 2016






It's a beginning! MARK TWAIN said something about trips starting with the FIRST STEP!
 TODAY IS JANUARY 29! Oh my goodness!
Future NOT looking bright as I gingerly step and things get gnarled above!
BIG MOOSE COMING?
HMMMM....

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MOOSE MOUNTAIN NEWSLETTER aka "THE RAG" coming asap!

MOOSE MOUNTAIN NEWSLETTER aka "THE RAG"
Watch for a picture of a moose from a little newsletter a GROUP OF FOUR used for their newsletter they began publishing in 1993 - 1994! Technical trouble is temporary.
At present - September 6, 2015 - there is ONLY a paper copy in south east Saskatchewan.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winter Camps for Some Saskatchewan Pioneers


A Matter of Survival
 A "Saskatchewan Weather Video" from You Tube by Joshua Zorn
Thanks to JOSHUA ZORN!
 

Thankfully you wake up! So cold your hair and bedclothes are frozen to the walls of the log cabin you built last summer. Beds were moved from walls.  Dad stoked the fire with wood for heat. It was  a survival of the fittest!
Living on the "bald" prairie was just about impossible in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  People did what they had to do to survive. They would move for the winter to the wooded hills or Moose Mountains north of Manor, Carlyle, Arcola, Kisbey or from other places south of what are called mountains. They moved to communal areas in those hills where there was plenty of wood from trees for heat and cooking and a source of water from sloughs. They moved to be near one another for sociability. Called Winter Camps apparently there are several north of Arcola named, "Hog's Hollow,"  "Bennett Lake," and "Cann Lake."
Then up the Hamilton road about eight miles (six kilometers) south of the Moose Mountain Provincial Park  (MMPP) is "Kippen Lake" named for the Kippen Family.  Hoppertown Lake is privately owned with a church now a home on the property. Lots of changes.

Workers at  Hazzard Lake Winter Camp cut through the bush on the west side of Kenosee Lake while cutting of the Christopher Trail happened on the east side of Kenosee by the Frith and Christopher families joining in the middle to produce the Christopher Trail still today in 2015.  There were two Fire Towers a long time ago in the park. Now there is only one.

There were hardships living on the prairies of Saskatchewan and elsewhere in Canada but much has changed with heat by coal, oil, electricity and now gas all over the southeast. Prairie folk can now live in their cottages/homes all year long! No more need for "WINTER CAMPS" unless one wants to have the coolness of bush  and sloughs (pools of water) to swim around!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One Great Lady - the LAST OF THE SAM AND MAGGIE (FINDLAY) ROGERS FAMILY




Shared  from Facebook by younger son, Kent,
VERA JEAN ELLASCHUK

 
Her younger son, Kent, commented on Facebook, "She was stationed in Washington, DC and translated top secret documents between the Pentagon and the Canadian Air Force. After the war ended she and a friend hitch hiked all over the US, staying in YWCAs with never a problem."
subsequently he added,
"My mother died today. She was a decent, generous person. Passionate about social justice and unyielding in her belief we should talk through differences. She donated to many, many charities and wrote letters on behalf of Amnesty International. She wrote to politicians.....

"She loved horses and in the 60s, gave up smoking, so she could afford to buy one. She was an accomplished photographer and at one point in my childhood, I had to walk through a dark room (for her photography) to get from my bedroom to the rest of the house.
"Mother joined the Canadian Air Force in 1941 and was a corporal, stationed in Washington DC where she translated top secret documents passed between the Pentagon (she still has her pass) and the Canadian military. The military taught her to smoke and to drink (never with boys, she says) and to stand in line. I suspect her brothers taught her to swear. One story she loved to tell was when a rather pompous American Captain arrived and wouldn't hand over a document as she was just a Corporal.  'I need to give this to the Captain,' he said. She got her Captain, and when he arrived and took possession of the document, he handed it right over and said, 'Decode this corporal.'"
Vera Ellaschuk continued in the air force and helped her nieces become educated back home.
One pleasant visitation included the movie, "Rhapsody in Blue," below:


Vera helped many relatives and friends but built her own life. She married and raised her family in B.C. Her son, Kent, continued,
 "This last ten years, she has lived near me in Victoria, (B.C.)  She was independent through all her life, even to the very end. We played crib, every week and of the last nine games we played, she took seven and even skunked me on one.... (Sundays they shared dinner)
"Sadly, last Friday, she had a gall bladder attack...." An operation ensued. She recovered well looking forward to going home but died of a stroke Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.
 
Her first child, Lorne, the older of her two children, has written many things. His shall be the final comment in this posting from an email, "A pretty dreary Christmas and New Year's here, but I expect it will get a bit better with time."


Thursday, October 30, 2014

HEY! Halloween 2014 is OVER!

OH MY GOODNESS!
"HALLOWEEN 2014 IS OVER?"
WHA' HAPPENED?
One thing happened; Technical troubles.
I blame it on 'technical troubles.'
Yessiree! Oh, and "yours truly," that's me, is a BIG PART of what happened.
I CAUSED the "technical troubles"
I've been trying to COPY AND PASTE
Goulee Ghost and little Golly Ghost.
Had lots of technical trouble
AND WE'VE ALL MISSED
HALLOWEEN 2014!
DRAT IT ALL!
HEY! IT'S OKAY!
NEXT HALLOWEEN HE'LL BE READY!!
(LOL?)