We have been busy this summer and here are a few of the highlights.  We began the warm months with an adventure to Vancouver Island and a nice little art gallery.  There I spoke with family and new friends about my book and sold a...

I just had my 85th birthday and we had a great party!  The party was not only for my birthday but also to celebrate the selling out of our first printing of my book.  I never planned on living this long, but the Creator had his...

MANY HANDS one of Canada’s 150+ celebrations. Of course, Canada wasn’t even a gleam in the Creator’s eye, when the term MANY HANDS was coined. Lo-o-o-n-ng ago, at least from our point of view, ( I’m speaking of the Sechelt People) the term came about when...

You made Justin and myself, feel so welcome at our event at the Pender Harbour Secondary School. What an excellent group of people you are, and what a wonderful audience you were. It was a pleasure to read my stories to you, and to shoot-the-bull,...

The War Between My Head and My Heart             I was on my way to Egmont with my daughter, Holly Ann. I brought eight copies of my book, Etched In My Memory with me, because every time I go out, I meet someone who wants to buy a copy.  When...

FESTIVAL OF THE WRITTEN ARTS SUNSHINE COAST 2017             I have been patiently waiting to publish the stories I have been writing since I was in grade five. My Sechelt elders, Granny Mahtah and xwu’p’a’lich Ellen Paull, Chief Denys Rouseldou, Uncle Mike Paull, and others made certain they...

On Saturday, August 12th I launched my book at Roberts Creek Daze: It was nothing short of spectacular, even though attendance was down this year. Our Coast is becoming so popular that every weekend seems to have a wide variety of choices for us to...

“Grrr! I BROKE MY NUMBER ONE LIFE-LONG HABIT TODAY. “ “Do you want to know what it was? Because I was such a spirited, lovely, little girl when I was a kid, I had to teach myself not to become excited, when I, occasionally, stepped over...

Many, or most of you reading this essay, will have heard or read Chief Dan George’s, “A Lament for Confederation.”  I’m unsure of when he wrote or recited this essay; possibly sometimes in the 1960’s.  Now, we are supposed to celebrate Canada 150.  Another 50...