The Remarkable Years - Canadians Remember the Twentieth Century
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Written by Enid Mallory.
Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 2001.
|Author Enid Mallory spent over twenty years collecting these
stories, from family and folks scattered coast-to-coast-to-coast. Each decade
reveals an eclectic people, working and wandering, loving and laughing, dealing
with disaster and triumph, loneliness and a harsh climate, sometimes pitted
against the seas or brought down by dust or snow. The stories which shaped our
collective consciousness are told: the First and Second World Wars, the Great
Depression, Japanese relocation, the FLQ crisis, the Halifax explosion, the Ice
Storm of '98, the Avro Arrow, the de Havilland Beaver, the CBC, the rise of
bureaucracy... And so too are those day-to-day happenings which formed the very
foundation of the Canadian experience: growing up on the land, hiking and
trapping in woods and prairie, paddling a canoe, preserving food for the long
winter, homesteading, riding the rails, jigging for cod.
Decade by decade, these voices capture the multiplicity of Canadian life from one region to the next. Together, they form a rich account of a tireless people in constant change.
"Life in our generation is very different from what life is going to be in our great-grandchildren's generation. We think it is important that they know something of the quality of what made us laugh, what made us cry in our days." (Stan and Laura Wells, Ingleside, Ontario)
"It was the Depression, 1931. We had a cow that wouldn't milk. Sold it. All we got was $7. I'll remember that black cow for as long as I live." (Mrs. Buchko, Ledwyn, Manitoba)
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