Legends of Myself index

PART I – PREHISTORY

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1. Origin Story: Inverness

2. Grandfather Hammond

3. Tauber/Collins

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4. Mother

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5. Spaksuut

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6. A Prehistory of My Father, Part 1:  Port Essington and the Clan Katzenjammer

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7. A Prehistory of My Father, Part 2: Port Essington School Days

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8.  The Emptying of Essington

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9.  A Prehistory of My Father, Part 3: Education/Overseas

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10.  A Prehistory of My Father, Part 4:  The War and the Legion

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11.  A Gibson Guitar and Another Generation

PART II:  (1954-1956) GRANNY ALICE

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12.  First Impressions, Port Essington

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13. A Port Essington Parlour:  Roly Poly/Irene Goodnight

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14.  Separations:  Doorlatches/Trains

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15.  Two Sisters on a Train, 1954

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16. Prince Rupert– Shoes, Trains, Bimbos & Geography

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17.  Prince Rupert Winter and Overwound Trains

*Igloo/Fence and fender/Doors and overwound trains*

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18.  Memory Is a Homunculus

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19.  A Death in Bedlam

PART III – VANCOUVER:  MY FATHER IN-BETWEEN, 1956-1958

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20.  Pinwheels & Regrets:  My Father and Vancouver, 1956

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21.1  Mission, 1956-57, Part 1:  The punishment for hitting your father.  The kindness of strangers.

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21.2  Mission, 1956-57, Part 2:  Superman, Mighty Mouse, and Newton’s Laws.  Tonto, inarticulate.

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21.3 Mission, 1956-57, Part 3:  School, the Rosetta Incident, Earache

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22.Vancouver, 1957:  Names and Photographs

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23.  Cloverdale, 1957:  I Move to Pluto

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24.  Grade Two:  Literary Criticism in Cloverdale

*Thus I refute the candy bar; Thelma, Louise and the Gingerbread Man; Briar Rabbit*

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25.  Literary Criticism in Cloverdale, Pt. 2

*About That Elephant, Uncle Remus; Insults & Tiger Butter*

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26.  1957:  A Schoolyard in Cloverdale

*Touch, Tap, Toe; Softball in a China Shop; Siwash Talk*

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27.  New Westminster, 1957-58

*Fargo worship; The house of Georgina; Loyalty.*

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28. Vancouver, 1958:  Monuments, Phantom Creeks, Phantom Speedways

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29. Vancouver, Clark Drive, 1958

*Scooter; Moon Face; Grade Thirty; The Fizzle of Ripple Rock*

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30. Vancouver, Clark Drive and Water Street, 1958:  Schools

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31.  Century Sam

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32.  Movies and Water Street, 1958

*The Butler; Skid Road; Movies*

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33.Vancouver, 1958:  Lost Coats and Parachutes

*Three Minute Eggs; Lost Coat; Parachutes*

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34. Polio Shot

PART FOUR:  IN TSIMSHIAN AND GITXSAN TERRITORY, 1958-1961

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35. Prince Rupert, 1958:  The House of Candy George

*The kid who lived with Candy George; Return to Eighth Avenue*

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36.  Old Pop, Part 1:  Libre-pensée

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37.  Old Pop, Part 2:  Wobblies on the Street

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38.  Old Pop, Part 3:  Wobblies on the Job

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39. Prince Rupert, 1958:  Tea With Candy George

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40. Prince Rupert, 1958:  This Old Man

*Mumblety-Peg, etc.*

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41. Prince Rupert, 1958:  Woodlots and Bullies

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42. Prince Rupert, 1958:  Rain, Cookies and the Pony Express

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43. Prince Rupert, 1958:  Movie Shows and Sarcastic Cowboys

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44.  Cowboys and Indians and the Mythical West

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45. Prince Rupert, 1958:  Sunday School, Firecrackers and Halloween

* Day school and Sunday school * Beans, gifts and backscratchers * Firecrackers * Halloween *

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46.  Prince Rupert, 1958/Spaksuut, 1793:  I Save Port Essington

* The Two Essingtons * The Fading of Cunningham’s Dream

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47. Prince Rupert, 1958:  The End of Candy George

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48. Port Essington, 1958:  The Sledding Hill

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49. Port Essington, 1958:  Playground Essington, Pt. 1

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50. Port Essington, 1958:  Playground Essington, Pt. 2

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51. Port Essington, 1958-59:  One Room Schoolhouse

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52. Port Essington, 1958: Christmas

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53. Port Essington, 1958-59: Inkwells, Cloakrooms, Old Tom and Broken Pipes

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54. Of Oolichan Grease, Culture and Eating Crabs

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55. Two Stories from Spaksuut

* The Wolf, Deer and Salmon People * Raven and the Dogfish Women *

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56. Port Essington, 1958-59:  Smoke Signals and Putt-Putts

* Putt-Putt * The stove at Haysport station *

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57. Port Essington, 1958-59: A Picture on the Schoolhouse Stairs

* Some final images of Spaksuut, perhaps * And then there was that final photograph on the schoolhouse steps * Traveling alone *

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58. Prince Rupert, 1959: The Grand Café

* Goodbye to Spaksuut * Hello to the Grand Café *

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59. Prince Rupert, 1959: Totem and Capitol

* Gary Cooper at the Capitol * The Little Tramp and Gershwin at the Totem *

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60. Prince Rupert, 1959: Rest Is a Weapon

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61. The Forgetting of Temlaxham

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62. Gitanmaax, 1959-60: A Playground on the Edge of Town

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63. Hazelton, 1959-60:  The Middle Row

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64.  Gitanmaax, 1959-60:  The Poles Beside the Ballfield

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65. Gitanmaax/Hazelton, 1959: Town and Field

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66. Gitanmaax, 1959-60: Winter

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67. Gitanmaax, 1960: Summer and Away

* When spring came to Gitanmaax * I pretended to cry when I left *

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68.  Summer, 1960:  The Boneyard

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69. The Boneyard, 1960:  Ephemeral Cities on the Skeena

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70. The Boneyard, 1960: Trains, Ancient Storms and Fairy Tales

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71. The Boneyard, 1960:  Fifty-Three Meteors

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72. Prince Rupert, 1960: A Book in a Day

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73. Prince Rupert, 1960: Caretaking by Proxy

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74. Inside Passage, 1960: The Most Perfect Morning

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75. The Inside Passage, 1960: Traveling South

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76. The Inside Passage, 1960: Klemtu Brides

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77. The People of the Cane

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78. HartleyBay, 1960: Tommy’s Family

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