Category Archives: Childhood Memories

Favorites At Christmas Time

First when I was married I made dozens of shortbread cookies topped with red and green candied cherries. I was queen of the easy fruit cake, too. I made the cakes months before Christmas and froze them in saved cookie … Continue reading

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I looked into the faces of my old friends today

I arrived in Pasadena today after much travelling and it was a good feeling rolling into town, a happy time when many friends and family are  visiting, a celebration of life, a sharing of our past memories and our present lives … Continue reading

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A Tribute To Joan Marie Finlay(nee Whiffin), My Mother

My mother was born on September 4, 1935, to Elizabeth Slaney and Andrew Whiffin as one of a twin, into a family which would grow to include seven children. Her siblings were Carmel, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Patrick, Andrew and Joseph(the youngest). Andy, my … Continue reading

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My Youngest Sister “Helen”

I have five sisters and Helen is the youngest. She was very young when I left home to go to university. Albert was younger, but she was the youngest girl and she was treasured by mom and dad and the rest … Continue reading

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Happy Easter to all my readers!

  Considered to be the holiest time of the year for Christians, it is my privilege to be able to wish all christian readers a happy and holy Easter! Years ago while growing up in Pasadena, we had to give … Continue reading

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A Couple In Love With Life

Spending Time With Uncle Gerald and Aunt Lill   As a young girl it must have been extra special for me to be able to remember all the weeks I spent visiting my uncle and aunt in Deer Lake. They were … Continue reading

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If you can read, thank a teacher or many teachers!

I know many parents teach their children to read prior to them going to kindergarten. It didn’t happen as often when I was a child. Parents were too busy and some had large families and too few dollars to do so.  … Continue reading

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