The Eastland family

Five girls, one boy… the Eastland family with father Fred and mother Constance were a model family in Niagara Falls during the first half of the 20th Century. Fred, my grandfather, owned a business and was very successful in this small town. He was also generous and during the depression did much good for others…

Banff, Alberta

The town of Banff is recognized world-wide and for the years we were in Calgary, it was a regular retreat for us. We would often drive up there on a Monday morning to have lunch, usually at McDonald’s! As we sat by the gas fireplace eating our chicken burgers we would talk about how fortunate…

Family Day 2020

I never get to Family Day without recalling the Alberta Family Day that Philip fell off the side of a mountain. He foolishly tried to repel over a giant boulder, without his father’s knowledge, though he claims I pushed him. But of course, he has been known to tell a story or two! This year…