This girl and I played in the sandbox together, we shared our shovels and we fought over toys; we ran through the sprinkler with squeals of delight in one backyard or the other … Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Friendship”
For more about Write It Now – WIN – click here. For previous WIN posts, click here. This week the prompts are: 1. Where did you live then? Tell something about the house you lived in. 2. What type of child were you during the early years? Brothers? Sisters? 3. Make a floor plan of your first house. Here is my story – Veteran’s Land Continue reading WIN #5 Your arrival and Childhood
After my two-week stay at the hospital where I had been safely delivered, my parents bundled me up against the December chill and brought me home in time for Christmas. Home was to be in Pointe Claire in an area called Lakeside Heights. Much of the West Island was still undeveloped farmland, and except for summer homes and cottages along the lakeshore, it was pretty much out in the boonies.
The Veterans’ Land Act designated this property as veterans’ land, available for purchase only to those who had served in the war. My father’s qualification was service as an infantry soldier. About 1947 they purchased a half-acre lot and contracted to have the house built at a cost of Continue reading “Veteran’s Land”