Prince Albert Tales
Recently a Santa I personally know recalled some of the conversations he has had. I will quote them as best I can. They bring some humour and insights into what Christmas time brings to us.
In the spring of 1971, Prince Albert Technical High School (where Carlton Comprehensive now stands) established an Outdoor Education Club. I was one of the staff advisors to the group. In the spring of 1972, we ventured onto the Churchill River. This ‘TALE’ is about that trip and the student that served as our guide.
Pain, pain, and more pain. That’s what I remember. I was five years old, and I had earache after earache. Our house was small, my bed had been moved to the living room so that my crying would not keep my siblings awake. I remember hot poultices placed on my ear to try to ease the pain. Days were missed at school - that should have meant fun for me - but it sure was not.
A few years ago I was visiting the Prince Albert Downtown Improvement Office, just off Central Avenue on 11th Street West. Jane Remenda was the Executive Administer of the office at that time. I told Jane I was trying to think of an idea for an historical skit to be performed the day of the Street Fair. Jane said she had witnessed a unique situation that morning. A woman was kneeling alongside the building scraping bits of gravel into small sample bottles. A bewildered Jane inquired if she could be of assistance.