Autumn 2014 Folklore
“Autumn’s End” by Keith Foster
“Hayloft Memories” by Margaret Anderson
“Perogies” by Marilyn Paul
“Irrigation” by Margaret Anderson
“Browsing in an Antique Shop” by Elsie Toupich
“Nighttime in the Pipestone” by Marilyn Paul
Featured Photograph: “It’s a Boy!” by Alan A. Warkentin Image captured in 1928.
“Cream Cans” by Yvonne Peterson
The weekly cream cheque was a farm house staple for many families. Ms Peterson shares her family’s experience, how creameries operated and some of Saskatchewan’s butter export records.
“Bing Bang Pass” by Peggy Hayes Looby
When the village of Bjorkdale started to snow plow its roads, one citizen decided to remedy the steep snow banks left by the plows.
“The Upper Room” by Victor Carl Friesen
Mr. Friesen recounts how the visage from various upstairs windows encouraged his hopeful outlook and eventual successes.
“I Played it Smart” by Ruth Jeeves
An image of the first steam engine beckoned to the author during her first time at a household auction.
“A Letter Edged in Black” by Judy Revoy
The significance of a black edged letter is explained by Ms Revoy in her grandparent’s travel between Saskatchewan and Ontario.
“Music Festival Entry” by Lois Borland Lee
Canada’s Governor-General Earl Grey, established a national music festival. Ms Lee shares her competition experience in two such festivals in Saskatchewan.
“Water” by June Cote
Water derived from a well or hauled in barrels was a necessity, especially in the 1930s.
“A Very Good Neighbour” by Carl Krause
Harold Krause shares a family story about the importance of farm horses and good neighbours.
“Making Hay While the Sun Shines” by Jean Fahlman
Compared to modern practices, harvesting slough hay with horses and a pitchfork was hazardous and “man killer” labour.
“Why I Love Saskatchewan – Part 4” by Beryl Forgay
Rural agricultural fairs will always be connected with a heat wave and dust in Ms Forgay’s mind. In this installment of her memoirs, she tells of doing travelling demonstrations on preparing vegetables for freezing instead of home canning.
“The Party Line” by Doreen M. Bleich
Sharing a party telephone line had particular etiquette which usually wasn’t followed by all people using the line. Ms Bleich details these courtesies and how a party line worked.
Metis Soldiers of Saskatchewan: 1914-1953 by Cathy Littlejohn
One Family’s War: the Wartime Letters of Clarence Bourassa, 1940-1944 edited by Rollie Bourassa
Story Summaries from previous Folklore issues:
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Spring 2008 Summer 2008 Autumn 2008 Winter 2008-09
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