Category Archives: Saskatoon Reflections

Imprint

All this person/situation/interaction debate. No resolution. What constitutes a personality? Just know that 64 years on, it is the same person who was looking at or through the mirror, sixty years ago. Perhaps aberrations appreciated. Perhaps aberrations controlled. The essence … Continue reading

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Ordinary

Must have been eight or nine years old, in Saskatoon. Encountered neighbourhood boy born with one arm, and a short stump for the other. Asked him if he ever wished he had two arms. He said he had always been … Continue reading

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Partial II

Referencing the Catecism, from the nuns. As a result of the mixed marriage, my mother wouldn’t sign over the children to the Catholics, other than the first born (me), but also would not permit any to go to Catholic schools. … Continue reading

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Partial

Catechism in Saskatoon at the convent, the old house of nuns, go to the inner door and they slide open some slat, observing the entrants, what danger may there be there…

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Classroom

Met someone from China, in mid-20s, whose English was perfect, with a slight American accent. Wondered how this had happened. Turned out her mother, a university professor, valued English for her child from an early age. From the age of … Continue reading

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Pass, No Pass

Wrote about “invisible aboriginals” in the Saskatoon of the 1960s. Neil Remington Abramson added further details. Maybe no Pass System, but one still had to pass the police. Didn’t know about the Pass System and its effects. In place for … Continue reading

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Olde Country 2

Wrote about the Saskatoon house. Father acting as general contractor. Back in the day when the lot was on the edge of town. When you bought the lot, and afterwards built the house. Ex-wife had collected the older photos. Album … Continue reading

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