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    Nanny’s Family

    Nanny (Mom, to me) was born on October 31, 1929, to Mary Walters and Robert Gricken. She was the first of seven children. The world was in pretty bad shape that year, with the stock market crash happening just two…

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    Glo gets her driver’s licence

    This is me on my bike in about 1980. I used to ride it everywhere. I didn’t get my driver’s licence until I was 29, and even after I had it, I didn’t have a car at my disposal. Well,…

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    Pop’s Family

    My dad, Edouard Raoul SauvĂ©, was born into a big family of eight children. Two other children died as babies. From left to right: Marcel-Assistant Superintendant, RCMP; Roger-Professional singer/Bell Telephone; University professor, Mathematics; Edouard (Ed, Eddie)-Electrical Engineering, Atomic Energy; Charles…

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    Peter is the best husband ever!

    There are a million wonderful stories I could write about Peter, but this is one I just have to write down right now. One day in mid-August 2022, I went to the pharmacy, which was just a couple of blocks…

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    Poppy Gricken

    Poppy Gricken was my maternal grandfather. His parents immigrated to Canada from Germany in the late 1800s, and Poppy was born here. His name was Robert, but everyone called him Bob. He was born in _______ and died in 1972.…

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    Angie gets married!

    Angie got married for the first time on November 20, 2021, at the age of 54. It simply took that long for the right man to come along. For her husband, Scott, it was also a first marriage. We had…