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The Greatest Game on Earth: a John Dunn story

The day after Christmas the thermometer took the deep plunge, reaching well below freezing. Since it was a holiday, though bitterly cold, townspeople remained...

Shock Treatment: a John Dunn story

Doctor Metcalfe’s years of medical practice convinced him that man was like a horse, and his experience with both convinced him that regular habits...

Writing a Letter: a John Dunn story

Almonte, 21 July 2002 Dear Florence, How many years is it since you and I would be setting off for school each morning? And measuring our...

A Present for Mommy: a John Dunn story

The new baby finally arrived at Kevin’s house across the street during the night of the white moon. Monday, April 2nd by the calendar. Another...

Jubilee: a John Dunn story

Some information for readers from Michael Dunn: 'Billy' was Dad's younger brother and was killed when he ran out in front of an oncoming car...

‘Wild Life’ — a John Dunn story

Paddye Thatcher and her daughter Valerie set out on the Saturday morning of the 24th of May weekend to open up the family cottage. They drove...

One Potato More: a John Dunn story

Every Wednesday morning, right after breakfast, I'm on "Stand-by" -- to drive to the north end of town for the week's groceries. Often on this...

‘Our Ain Gait’: a John Dunn story

One theme recurs time and time again in the stories of Emigrants who came into Lanark and Ramsay Townships in the years following Napoleon’s...

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...

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