Folklore - Winter 2013-14
“Coyote Conference”” by Keith Foster
“A Poor Trade” by Jean F. Fahlman
“First Winter in Town” by Margaret Anderson
“Why I Love Saskatchewan – Part 1” by Beryl Forgay
Arriving in Regina from Vancouver in January 1951, Mrs. Forgay tells of her first impressions of the city, her first days of work and how her boss managed Beryl’s need for medical isolation for the mumps during the city’s influenza epidemic.
“Chimney Smoke Heralds Christmas on the Farm” by Victor Carl Friesen
Mr. Friesen recounts how he tried to maintain the family tradition of Christmas Day at the family farm despite poor roads, a plugged flue, varmints and well meaning neighbours.
“Fort Pelly and a Memorable 1904 New Year’s Celebration” by Therese Lefebvre Prince
For three days and nights, trader E.A.W.R. Mackenzie hosted ranchers and Natives in the area to welcome the new year with feast, dancing and bagpipes.
“Christmas: My Parents’ First and Last Together” by Peggy Hayes Looby
In 1918 Bill Hayes was unknowingly hand selected to billet with the Eisenkramer family in a tiny German village. Lieutenant Hayes met Frauline Hedwig there and sharing Christmas lead to their wedding and farm life in Saskatchewan. Their romance lasted for almost 40 years.
“’There She Goes:’ Sputnik Over Saskatchewan” by Bev Lundahl
The author, her family and neighbours sat in a darkened farmyard to witness the passing of the first satellite in Earth’s atmosphere. As a child, Ms Lundahl also remembers other details of that night and other space craft that came in later years.
“Clarence Campbell: Saskatchewan Hockey Pioneer” by Darlene Kidd
For eight years Mr. Campbell lived as a youngster in Macklin. Ms Kidd outlines Mr. Campbell’s career before and with hockey and his influence in all of his stages of life.
“Separating Cream: Hard Work and Gentler Times” by Judy Revoy
Growing up on a farm located between Marean Lake and Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, Ms Revoy recounts how yard chores were her and her sibling’s responsibility. One of the chores was milking cows by hand and churning cream, which varied whether it was winter or summer.
“Winter Football” by Carl A. Kraus
School recess was a time when students didn’t need to be told how to play outdoor games. Winter football was invented by the students of Ebenfeld School No. 484 and it combined the best of soccer and hockey.
“The Joys of Farming” by Ruth Jeeves
As a born and raised ‘city kid’, Mrs. Jeeves had to adapt to farm life without electricity and plumbing and learn quickly how to handle new bovine mothers with calfs. Now retired and living in a local town, Mrs. Jeeves has no desire to return to city living.
“The Family Herald: a Canadian Christmas Tradition” by Susan Conley
Mrs. Conley makes the assertion that The Family Herald magazine did more for establishing Yuletide traditions than any other publication. She supports her argument with many examples from her own family’s Christmas celebrations.
The Sailor and the Christmas Trees: A True Story by Deana Driver
Regina’s Warehouse District: Bricks and Mortar – Pride and Passion edited by R. Wood, S. Howell, R. Herrington and J. Ralko
Story Summaries from previous Folklore issues:
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Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Autumn 2012 Winter 2012-13
Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Autumn 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