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‘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...

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...

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