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Prince Albert Voice

TERRY & ESTHER CHAMBERLAIN

FROM LITTLE OL’ BUILDINGS TO TOM CRAPPER

“Don’t let ’em tear that little old buildin’ down
There isn’t any like it in the country  or the town”

These lines are from a song--you’ve likely heard it--in praise of the outdoor toilet, biffy, privy, outhouse , backhouse, thunder shack and other names not suited for polite society.  A fellow I jam with did this little ditty recently. It expresses a nostalgic sadness for the old outhouses and their near disappearance. 

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THREE SOLDIERS & THEIR STORIES

This is about the three WWII soldiers I knew the best. One was my uncle. One was my father-in-law. The other I know only through his books, but they are very vivid.

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SASKATCHEWAN: HIGHEST, LOWEST, ODDEST

“My God, what kind of place is this?” That’s a question our early pioneers must have often asked themselves in their first years of settlement. It is, after all, as I’ve often mentioned here, a land of unpredictability and wild extremes, more so than any other province of Canada.

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FRIENDSHIPS: SWEET TALK & INSULTS

I assume that you, dear reader, have friends. At least one?  If so you’ve come across some very fine quotes somewhere--likely Facebook--about friendship. Like “Friends are the siblings God never gave us”. Or “Friendship makes life more beautiful”. Or “Friendship is a sweet responsibility”.

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Wednesday March 13, 2024