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Public Finance — Two on One: a John Dunn story

Like Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” the tale of two Charlies of Almonte echoes “It was the best of times, it was the worst...

Mushroom Month: a John Dunn Story

Tinder, an ancient word in our language, formed from Scandinavian roots that mean flammable material, such as was formerly used to gain a light...

Marion Graham’s Mouse: a John Dunn story

“When I was in Toronto and saw the middle of December pass by, I decided right then and there to leave the city and...

No Time to Waste: a John Dunn story

Even though the calendar said it was Sunday, January 12th, the first day of the new week had shown very little charity to anyone....

Mr. Reilly Founds a Hotel in Almonte

To Patrick Reilly, owner and sole proprietor of the stone hotel at the crossroads at Richmond, excited talk arising from teamsters in the dining...

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...

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