Please Don’t Feed Mother’s Grizzly Bears

Please Don’t Feed Mother’s Grizzly Bears

Sudden shrill protests from the henhouse rocked the peace and quiet of the farm in the Alberta foothills. When the commotion occurred, Cecilia Taylor was peeling potatoes at the kitchen sink that late August morning. She squinted out the window in the direction of the...
The Day Winston Churchill Met His Namesake

The Day Winston Churchill Met His Namesake

In the summer of 1941, legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill shook hands with my favorite Canadian veteran, Winston Churchill Parker. Then the two had a little chat. The impromptu encounter occurred at 10 Downing Street in London, headquarters of the...
To Dad with Love

To Dad with Love

In honor of Father’s Day, Carol Kana, Dr. Elva Meiners and Gale Lincke join me in honoring the memories of our dads. These good men not only left footprints on our hearts, but the lessons they taught us continue to influence and enhance our lives today. Thanks, Dad!...
Morris Gibson – My “Doctor in the West”

Morris Gibson – My “Doctor in the West”

On a summer evening long ago, my young life dangled by a proverbial thread. I remember fragments of the episode: excruciating pain, fear in my parents’ eyes, Mom desperately attempting to comfort me, Dad hunched over the steering wheel, the soothing voice of a...
Texas Airman, Age 99, Recalls V-E Day

Texas Airman, Age 99, Recalls V-E Day

Etched in Glenn Lacy’s memory is May 8, 1945. That’s the day World War II in Europe ended following Germany’s surrender. At the time, the 24-year-old native Texan was stationed at Lavenham Air Base in England with the U.S. Army Air Corps.  Glenn recalls a huge...