I was most interested in a recent article I read in More of Our Canada, “Aurora Hunting in Yellowknife“(July 2018). I grew up in Edmonton and in those early years was accustomed to seeing the northern lights, usually in the same shade of green as shown in the photos in the article. I remember one day, when I was about 12 (I’m now 92), standing out on the sidewalk and seeing those “lights” in a beautiful rose-pink. I believe that’s the last time I ever saw them, but I’ve never forgotten that beautiful sight. Edmonton has grown larger, more dense and with brighter lights, so we no longer see the aurora borealis here. Another story in the same issue that brought back some amusing memories for me was the Coming to Canada piece, “Bound for Bluer Skies.“I especially related to the writer’s mention of the reaction she got when asking to use the “toilet” versus the washroom, and not being able to enjoy a decent cup of tea. I’ve been a subscriber to Reader’s Digest all my life, and
when Our Canada and More of Our Canada came along, I subscribed to them as well and really enjoy them. For a number of years, I passed them along to a neighbour. We are both in a seniors facility now and when she is done with them, she leaves the magazines on a table in a common area where they are picked up by other residents—so I am sure they are very well read!