Maggie Wilson Author

Historical Non-Fiction in Northern Ontario

Archive for May 2014

Cee’s Share Your World – 2014 Week 18

What object do you always have with you when traveling and why? I don’t “travel” travel, like by plane or far, far away. For the longest time I didn’t even travel the 400 series of highways here in Ontario. (I assume these are equivalent to the “M” series in Great Britain or the interstate highways in the US. That is: multi-lane, high-speed, what I used to call DEATH TRAPS.) I […]

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Sunday Morning Breakfast

Two weeks earlier:  “I’m going to make blueberry pancakes,”he said.  “There’s a recipe in the Star. Calls for buttermilk. And this time, I’m going to follow the recipe to. the. letter!” A few days later: “Did you buy buttermilk?” he said. “Yup, in the fridge.” Last night: “Oh, I forgot to get the blueberries out of the freezer.” he said. “I think you’ll find that frozen will work better for […]

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Slips, Trips, and Falls: Part 2

When I worked at Bell Canada we attended regular safety meetings. The telephone company maintained a library of health and safety training material in assorted formats. Topics covered the entire range of job descriptions and work environments that might be encountered while employed with the company, but most of them did not apply to those of us who worked in clerical functions. Because meetings were held on a regular schedule, […]

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The Underwear Salesman

When I was eleven or twelve, all three of the children in the Wilson household had paper routes. Distributors dropped bundles of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record outside our house and Dad lugged them inside to organize the loads. Since the Record was an evening paper, we delivered the news after school and before dinner. My route started three blocks from home and wound through a turn-of-the century neighbourhood and on to […]

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