Prince Albert Voice
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.
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:
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.