A Trip Back in Time

Our Canada - - In Your Words -

I have en­joyed your mag­a­zine for many years and al­ways look for­ward to read­ing peo­ple’s sto­ries of ad­ven­ture, his­tory and their love of this great coun­try of ours. As I was read­ing Miriam Robert’s Our Trav­els story “Coast to Coast” (De­cem­ber-jan­uary 2018), I re­al­ized that her young son (shown ski­ing in Jasper) was a stu­dent in my Grade 1 class in 1978. In fact, on the first day of school, he and I were pho­tographed by the lo­cal news­pa­per as I helped him board the school bus. I be­lieve the cap­tion read “First Day of School,” which was true for both of us! That news­pa­per clip­ping has long since dis­ap­peared, but I did dig through all of my old school pho­tos to lo­cate some pic­tures of that de­light­ful first class in Dray­ton Val­ley, Alta. My search brought back many mem­o­ries of a won­der­ful 35year teach­ing ca­reer, my stu­dents and the many in­ter­est­ing peo­ple I met along the way. Thank you, Miriam, for the trip down mem­ory lane and for show­ing us how well you have loved your cho­sen coun­try for the past 50 years! Sandy (Laird) Se­menyna, Ed­mon­ton

Miriam Roberts’ fam­ily cross­coun­try ski­ing in Jasper, Alta., back in the day.

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