Saturday, December 16, 2017

Mrs. Bob: a John Dunn story

Wednesday afternoon brought brilliant winter sun and blinding glare off the drifted snow. I was glad to get home. It was Quilters' afternoon at...

St. Mary’s Convent: a John Dunn story

By 1840 Daniel Shipman, known to the hundred or so residents of Shipman's Mills as the "founding father" of the settlement that became Almonte...

Stella at Ninety: a John Dunn story

Stella came to live at our place because of Mother’s accident.  The accident happened in the very week before Christmas.  Mother had set out...

The Burnt Lands: a John Dunn story

About John Dunn Firestorm Part 1, Making Land “Remember this tale well, young man,” a senator of the Anvil Parliament said, “And pray that you may never...

A Passion for Words: A John Dunn Story

About John Dunn One time Father Arthur Venedam came to speak to our class in school, the senior second. He'd come, Sister told us, to...

The Uncle: A John Dunn story

About John Dunn First came the Uncle. Like Ulysses, returned from the campaign against the Trojans, and the disaster of the Trojan Horse in assault,...

The Legend of ‘Sir John A’ — a John Dunn story

NOTE TO READERS: John Dunn was a well-known local historian and storyteller, born in 1919 and the son of an Almonte doctor. John passed...

The Legend of ‘Sir John A’ — a John Dunn story

A small word of information: readers will see a reference to "the slide bridge". This is the second of the two bridges which connect...

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...
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