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    Gloria’s Career

    Angie, you said you wanted to know everything, so here is the story of my career–the short version! I also have a scrapbook of all my certificates and awards. In January 1986, I applied to Algonquin College for entry into…

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    Pop and his family

    You’ve likely already read or heard most of this story. In fact, this is the second article I’m writing about Pop and his family. Oh, well, that’s okay! From left to right: Marcel-Assistant Superintendant, RCMP; Roger-Professional singer/Bell Telephone; University professor,…

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    Burning up!

    This is just another whining session…I’m off of my Dexilant pills, the ones that keep my stomach acid from spewing up into my esophagus. I’m off the pills for 10 days in preparation for the last esophageal test to determine…

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    Nanny’s antique bread basket

    My great-grandmother Ida Stolzman and her husband, August Gricken, brought this antique bread basket to Canada from Germany in the late 1800s. They passed it on to their son, Robert Gricken, and his wife, Mary Walters. They passed it on…

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    Gloria meets the horses

    It was my lifelong dream to pet a horse, but I was afraid. I love horses; they are among the most beautiful animals on the planet. However, my fear of these big animals kept me away from them for 74…

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    Lyrica, yuck!

    This is just another stream of consciousness…I’m taking Lyrica (the brand name for the drug Pregabalin) again, and the side effects are awful. This crazy drug is affecting my memory–I can’t remember names and a lot of other things which…

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    Peter and his siblings

    Peter was born Pierre Francois Rochon on September 9, 1962, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. He was the middle child in a family of five. The firstborn was Charles (Chuck), who lives in Brantford, Ontario. Next was Denis, who now resides…

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    Baby Dexter

    In 2010, Dexter joined Neil, Jenn, and Ashleigh’s family. He was the cutest little puppy you ever saw. This is Dexter in Neil’s arms at Christmastime at Angie’s house. He was so little and so quiet. Now he’s all grown…

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    Mom graduates college

    In August 1986, the same week my 20-year marriage ended, I began studying Public Relations at Algonquin College. For the first seven months, I lived in an apartment on Carling Avenue and had to walk to school carrying a load…