Archibald Lampman poetry

The poet, Archibald Lampman, was born in Morpeth, Ontario. This morning I was flipping through some of my antique books, looking for ideas for my mixed media collage painting series that I’m working on. I came across a couple of Archibald Lampman poems in my grandmother’s old reader. I enjoyed reading these, so I wanted…

Gaff Linkum

Gaff Linkum, 1907 novel based on Morpeth, Ontario

It’s hard to imagine that the hamlet where I grew up, Morpeth, Ontario, was ever a bustling pioneer metropolis. But as I’ve read in “As the Story is Told,” it was quite the town. Archie P. McKishnie apparently thought so too, because in 1907, he published a novel that was set on the area’s inhabitants…

1922 book "Ontario Public School History of Canada"

Grandma’s 1922 history textbook

This was my maternal grandmother’s history textbook. I haven’t gotten a chance to share much about my mother’s side of our family yet on this blog, but I plan to expand to the Sloan and Maynard side as well. My grandma, Jean Elizabeth Sloan, was born in 1909. Like most teens, it looks like Grandma…