Folklore Winter 2012-13
Poetry: “The Curling Life” by Jean Fahlman
“He is a Farmer” by C. G. Thickwood
“The Heart of the Village” by Jean Fahlman
Everyone in the community pitched in to get the ice in the curling rink going. The highlight of the winter was the annual bonspiel, for curlers and non-curlers alike.
“The Prairie Chicken Cloak” by Shirley Lomheim
Melissa Kohles fashioned a floor-length cloak using breast feathers and her own ingenuity.
“In Sask. 1925 to 1940” by Ernest Bothner
As a teenager in 1925, the author hunted and trapped around his home in the Beechy District to earn money and supply a meal for the family table.
“Eclipse” by Joyce Olesen
Eclipse was a horse with a white blaze on his forehead that ended in a half moon above his nostrils. With a temperament unlike other workhorses, Eclipse became the family favorite.
“I was Only Referred to as ‘The Teacher’” by Arthur Loucks
A first teaching position 23 miles east of Prince Albert, meant boarding with the Grieve residence and the eccentrics belonging to that family.
“Behind the Memories” by Bev Lundahl
Ms Lundahl investigates the ever winding path of family land ownership in the village of Benson.
“‘Smart Phones’ –Now and Then” by Susan Conly
A modern smart phone versus the barbed wire telephone, which is the victor?
“A Steeple Soaring to the Sky” by William Wardill
In sharing the history of St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Eatonia, Mr. Wardill shares the stories of the people associated with the building.
“Fond Memories” by Ruth Jeeves
Making her own outside games with the neighbourhood children was a great way to pass the seasons and without many toys.
“A Basket of Guns” by Therese Lefebvre Prince
Instead of armed guards and an armoured vehicle, Ms Prince relates how a wire basket of six .38 Smith & Wesson revolvers provided bank security.
Gone but not Forgotten: Tales of the Disappearing Grain Elevator by Elizabeth McLachlan
Lake Diefenbaker Yours to Discover by Michael and Anna Clancy
Story Summaries from previous Folklore issues:
Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Autumn 2012
Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Autum 2011 Winter 2011-12
Spring 2010 Summer 2010 Autumn 2010 Winter 2010-11
Spring 2009 Summer 2009 Autumn 2009 Winter 2009-10
Spring 2008 Summer 2008 Autumn 2008 Winter 2008-09
Spring 2007 Summer 2007 Autumn 2007 Winter 2007-08
Spring 2006 Summer 2006 Autumn 2006 Winter 2006-07
Spring 2005 Summer 2005 Autumn 2005 Winter 2005-06
Spring 2004 Summer 2004 Autumn 2004 Winter 2004-05
Spring 2003 Summer 2003 Autumn 2003 Winter 2003-04
Spring 2002 Summer 2002 Autumn 2002 Winter 2002-03