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Postcard Memories

A Blessed Life: Madame Rita Coté of Midland <b>(4 photos)</b>

A Blessed Life: Madame Rita Coté of Midland (4 photos)

Rita Coté has left an indelible mark on the community through family, faith, a strong work ethic and volunteerism
Juggling and Other Circus Skills <b>(5 photos)</b>

Juggling and Other Circus Skills (5 photos)

Author tries his hand at juggling after very brief baseball career
Times may have changed, but not people's desire to capture a memory <b>(5 photos)</b>

Times may have changed, but not people's desire to capture a memory (5 photos)

'Early views of Canada depicted it as a Paradise. Again, a form of  sou -“venir”….literally, “to remember or recollect," whether it is an explorer's  description or a Jesuit Relation, they sent back reports…or, today, sent a postcard.'
Christmas during Midland's shipbuilding, seafaring past <b>(5 photos)</b>

Christmas during Midland's shipbuilding, seafaring past (5 photos)

'The Great Lakes is our lifeline, a strategic waterway and a heartland,' author notes
Ski Jumps, Fosters, the Hill and All That <b>(6 photos)</b>

Ski Jumps, Fosters, the Hill and All That (6 photos)

'Midland was part of a worldwide ski-jumping fraternity. On the map and in the news,' author recalls
Jim 'Chickens' Johnson and the Rooster Tail

Jim 'Chickens' Johnson and the Rooster Tail

"Hey Darlin'…how ya doin'?" Whether you resembled Sophia Loren or Roseanne Barr, this was his standard greeting. "Hey Kid…how ya doin'?'"
A salute to George Dunn, a Dollartown original <b>(4 photos)</b>

A salute to George Dunn, a Dollartown original (4 photos)

'A life of thoughtful acts and the respect and love of his community,' author notes of George Dunn
Envisioning The Bay - Attigouatan, La Mer Douce to Georgian Bay <b>3 photos:</b>

Envisioning The Bay - Attigouatan, La Mer Douce to Georgian Bay 3 photos:

'Extraordinary place, and likely, all those who viewed this mighty inland sea, girded by primeval forest, would feel the magic and power,' author writes
The Shell Game: Fall Fair and Midway <b>(5 photos)</b>

The Shell Game: Fall Fair and Midway (5 photos)

'The Shell Game, or variations of three walnuts and a pea, worked money out of the crowd, who were dead certain where the hidden pea was,' author notes
Cubs, Boy Scouts and Akelas <b>(3 photos)</b>

Cubs, Boy Scouts and Akelas (3 photos)

'Cubs was Thursday and Mum would feed me and off I would go for an evening of howling and tying knots,' author recalls