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Legends of Myself 106

March 14, 2017

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Vancouver. Master Thief of the Woodward’s Food Floor I had a friend I made in Miss Daw’s class at Grandview School.  He lived in a ground floor apartment on Cotton Drive hardly two blocks from my address on Graveley, and he was silly in the way that boys of 12 are silly.  Practically down the […]

Legends of Myself 105

March 12, 2017

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105. Vancouver, 1962. Graveley Street We moved to Vancouver, of course, so that I could change schools.  Mostly, that’s not an advantage.  Adjusting to the new, especially mid-term— new rules, new classroom, new teachers, new classmates—is itself a challenge, even with the practice I had had.  There’s always some shade of a lesson that I […]

Legends of Myself 104

August 7, 2016

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Vancouver, 1962. Jimmy Crack Corn in Little Italy Our flight from Schou School brought us to the Commercial Drive neighbourhood, now known as The Drive but then known as Little Italy.  Our first residence in that neighbourhood was on 2nd Avenue.  The Drive itself was just up the block, and there were establishments there that […]

Legends of Myself 99

November 2, 2014

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99. Vancouver/Burnaby, 1961:  Tall Buildings I suppose because of arrangements my father had made with welfare, the first night we four spent in Vancouver was in a room overlooking Hastings Street, at the Hazelwood Hotel.  Across the street was the Lenity Café, which no longer stands, and down the way west and visible if we […]

Legends of Myself 98

August 30, 2014

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98.  Highway 16 & Beyond, 1961:  A Journey Completed There were no more stopovers after our stay in Hazelton.  I suppose on the next stretch of road my father ran out of people to drop in on.  We had now turned off the Skeena, and were following the Bulkley into the interior.  At night, when […]

Women’s Memorial March, Vancouver, February 14, 2012

February 6, 2012

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“Their Spirits Live Within Us” Women’s Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Women takes place February 14 2012. At noon, we meet at the Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main Street where family members share personal stories. At 1 pm, the march begins. Stops will be made throughout the DTES where women were last seen […]

Legends of Myself 34

December 1, 2011

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Continued from Legends of Myself 33 34.  Polio Shot When grade two was over, so also was my stay in Vancouver.  I was going north again for awhile, to Prince Rupert and my home territory. It had not been a particularly successful year for me academically, as I suggested before.  But that was because it had […]