I have been introduced to you by Lauren Carter whom I met recently while she was in Calgary (where I now live) as writer in residence. Lauren and I connected because I was born and raised in The Pas. an I have been writing some memoir about growing up there and living there while I was first married . I self-published a small memoir in 2012 called ‘One Life: Growing up in The Pas’. Lauren was very helpful to me in a ‘heart-filled’ way – with my writing. she told me you were coming to The Pas in the spring and that you had connections to The Pas so that is why I am writing to you. I was born in 1947 and Margaret Barbour taught my sister and I both, and I wonder if I knew you but cannot remember. My dad was the undertaker in the town and we lived above Hayes funeral home on LaRose Avenue – my sister Janet is three years older than me and also grew up there – she married a ‘local’ fellow David Jones, whose dad ran Jones’ Grocery store. We still have a cabin there on Clearwater Lake, precious memories.
I graduated from Grade 12 in 1965. Are we close to the same age and did you know me, or have classmates from there you are in touch with? or perhaps you knew my sister or her husband. How long were you in The Pas? I am full of curiosity and will be so pleased to hear from you Lorri. I have just read a small bit of your writing and am immediately taken in to your words. I will read more after I send this off to you.
many thanks for reading all this!
Hi Sandra — Nice to hear from you. I found your message in my trash folder (eep!), so it’s a good thing I caught it. You can catch me more directly on email at firstname.lastname@example.org — let’s talk!
I, too, went to TPCI and had Margaret Barbour as my history teacher. Small world.
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