Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Whiffin Family

My grandfather Andrew Whiffin and his wife Elizabeth Slaney were two of the first settlers in what was once called Midland.My grandfather arrived on July 17, 1936, according to the Midland Diary. They were one of the group of twenty-five families … Continue reading

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Anyone Interested In Putting Together A CHY Book?

I’ve over 25 people writing or in the process of writing stories for a Come Home Year book in St.Shotts, so I thought I would throw the gauntlet out to folks in Pasadena. If you are a resident of Pasadena, … Continue reading

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Three Orange Tulips

Some days are like that. You never know all the wonderful surprises that might come your way! Last summer I did a chart in a course I was taking, glued all these images and words to a large poster board. … Continue reading

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25 Cents Bargain!

When you attend a flea market at the Lions Center in St. John’s, you have no idea what bargains you might find. You don’t need a pocketful of money either! I know because I’ve done my share of lining up … Continue reading

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What About That Moose Hide?

One time I heard there were 160 000 moose on the island of Newfoundland.  It’s an animal that is not native to our province, that was brought in from another province, and we have an abundance of them.  They are … Continue reading

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I’m Blue Navy Blue, I’m as Blue as I can be…

cause my steady boy said “Ship ahoy” and joined the naa…ya…vee! There seems to be a nautical theme in my life at the moment. Thinking back to one of the first songs that I recall this one is up there … Continue reading

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Cover Up! Recycling Our Textbooks

Back when we were attending school in the sixties and seventies, you had to buy new books or use second hand ones. Most people would try to get books from a cousin, sibling or neighbour. To keep the books new so … Continue reading

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Did You Get Your Nose Greased Yet, B’y?

No, it’s not my birthday and I’m not wishing for it to be. I’m remembering when we were all young and it was someone else’s birthday, and Dad is chasing him or her with a dab of butter. You might … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth

It might sound like a cliche that some people in our lives are the salt of the earth, and some may never have heard of this expression. There are some people I’ve met in Pasadena and in my travels who are … Continue reading

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J. White’s “Shellbird Island”

Recently I attended a wake for a dear friend’s mother and saw a picture of her mother sitting in front of the very same painting that I am lucky enough to own. I thought it was a one of a … Continue reading

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