Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Power of Observation: a John Dunn story

"It's as true in medicine as it is in many other occupations," my father was saying after Christmas dinner when the visitors from Pakenham...

The Genealogy of the Town of Almonte

The first European name considered as a settler at this place was David Shepherd. Of this man little is known, and what little is...

Night by the Fire: a John Dunn story

We always looked for a big tree at Christmas because the place for it in the doctor’s house was in the front hall just...

Homecoming: A John Dunn story

The words came through distantly, and with unsettling hesitancy. 'For what I have done, and for what I have failed to do.'  A catch...

Rideau Street Parable – a John Dunn Story

The idea for a night on the town came from Marie with my Monday morning porridge. Mid-August, and a night on the town. "There's...

Mac Crozier Recalls: A John Dunn Story

Among the survivors of the train wreck at the Almonte station on the night of 27th December, 1942 was a young man from Renfrew...

Neighbourhood Mathematics: A John Dunn story

That year I was deep into high school, closing in on Junior Matriculation.  All through the previous years at school mathematics had held no...

Travellin’ Men — a John Dunn story

During the scorching hot days of mid-July, 1933, the visitor in Almonte had no need to wonder at the regular pace of life in...

HARRY, M.D. — a John Dunn story

Harry took on the job to help out the township.  That's all.  He became a civil servant, Master of Debris at the township dump,...

The End of August — a John Dunn story

Norman Scheel’s father, August, came from Switzerland. He came to Almonte to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and found a house for...
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