Alberta Cattle Roundup Memories

Alberta Cattle Roundup Memories

In 1973, my pal Winston Parker invited me to tag along when he photographed a cattle roundup in the Alberta foothills. I was thrilled because that meant I could shoot the event for my photography class at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary. Come along to view some of the...
“Don’t Forget Your Hanky”

“Don’t Forget Your Hanky”

A generation or more ago, “Grab some tissues” replaced the gentle reminder “Don’t forget your hanky.” Handkerchiefs were perfect for wiping away a tear or soaking up the sniffles. A tad of good old-fashioned comfort was lost with their demise but we have our memories....
Want to Know a Secret?

Want to Know a Secret?

When I write stories about old times, it’s important that my facts are accurate and my descriptions correct. So I’ll share a secret with you. My go-to authority on rural life in the last century is not the internet; it’s 101-year-old Ed Poffenroth.    ...