276 years ago a certain François “le jeune” Robichaud (my 6th great grandfather or 8 generations back) marries Marie LeBorgne de Belleisle, a woman of noble French lineage, but also the great-grand-daughter of the Madokawondo, Chief of the Penobscot Tribe. François and Marie escaped the Great Dispersion of Acadians in 1755 with 5 young children. … [Read more…]

Doll Bed for a Little Mama

My daughter Acadia drew her cousin’s name in the Christmas gift draw. We decided that we (I) would build her a little bed for a doll and we could paint it together. I bought and cut the wood necessary for two little cribs and kept one set for Acadia as a gift. We assembled the … [Read more…]

BC/Alberta Circuit – Summer 2014

Day 1 Claresholm, AB: Visitors Centre and Museum Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site Frank, AB: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre Fernie, BC: Thrift Store Cranbrook, BC: Frank’s Steak and Schnitzel Haus Moyie Lake Provincial Park Day 2 Creston, BC: Black Bear Books Cafe & Kingfisher Used Book Store Nelson, BC: Hume Hotel Restaurant, downtown shopping, … [Read more…]

My Mother, the Canadian

Yesterday I was able to assist the swearing in of 84 new Canadians under the supervision of Judge Lei here in Calgary. It was my first of such ceremonies, though I have heard from various people and radio stories that they are dramatic and moving, so I was prepared. Most notable however was the reason … [Read more…]

Zaakistan 2013

January Sick Day. Snow Day. Gaming weekend in Canmore. Concerts: Living with Lions, Whitehorse. Semester 1 ends: Math 10C, Math 20-2, Multi-Media February Dragonfly Cohousing Social Media Blitz. Man Scouts Beer Tasting. Demitor Visit in Edmonton. Peter turned 80 in High River. Semester 2 begins: Calculus, Math 30-2, Multi-Media.  March Mother-in-law visit. Turned 37. Fundraising … [Read more…]