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TERRY & ESTHER CHAMBERLAIN

OUR CINDERELLA CROP IN TROUBLE?

Farmers are not big fans of fairy tales, but back about 60 years ago they discovered a Cinderella crop. Canola became known by that name  because it brought seemingly amazing cash returns soon after being introduced in the prairie provinces, particularly in the northern grain belt here in Saskatchewan.

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SINK OR SWIM IN THE MUDDY OLD BEDARD

The other day I passed a public swimming pool in the city. It was a hot day and crowds of slick-swimsuited youngsters streamed out of the dressing rooms over the painted concrete surface, past the perched lifeguards to the neat, shining rectangle of water.

What a contrast, I thought, to the swimming facilities of my childhood:

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THE MIGHTY HAND: HEROIC AND VILLAINOUS

A fellow I know well was doing a minor repair. Finding himself with both arms above his head holding  a piece of material and needing a tool he called to his nearby wife, “Honey I need you, I’ve only got two hands,”

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GUNS, WARS & YOUNG MEN’S DREAMS

Here’s a bulletin that will surely surprise you: Turns out young boys are attracted to violence. Really. They like movies, comic books, magazines, TV programs and video games that present plenty of violence.

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A LIFETIME OF ROADS GREAT & SMALL

So far away--it seemed--was my childhood home from Saskatoon that I never saw that city (nor any other except in rare visits to P.A.) until, in 1957, I was 19 years old. Young country bumpkin was I, much amazed at the sights and sounds of what seemed like a huge city. My jaw dropped in amazement so often I lost the straw I was chewing. You’d have thought I’d landed in New York.

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