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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby techrtr » Jan 9th, 2018, 10:38 am

When I was a kid we used to go to the Dad's Cookies plant at White City from time to time and buy bags of broken cookies. I think they were sold for pennies a bag.

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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby techrtr » Jan 9th, 2018, 10:41 am

dirtybiker wrote:What people now refer to as Hoodies, whether pull over or zip
are actually Bunny Hugs for the pull-over, and Kangaroo Jacket for the zip.
If memory serves has it's origins in Prince Albert.

Saskatoon was started as a Temperence Colony..Alcohol was the cause of societies ills.
So it was "dry"

My how times change.

Some more interesting reading and History.


https://www.saskatoon.ca/community-cult ... es/history


The winter uniform we wore when I was in high school was a jean jacket over a kangaroo jacket. Could be 40 below and that's what we wore to school.

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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby techrtr » Jan 9th, 2018, 10:42 am

Queen K wrote:You're not trying to pull on over on us are you GenesisGT? You'd never do that would you?

I've never set foot in Saskatchewan. Been as far as Cold Lake, AB, but not to SK. My Alberta friends make it look glam with their photography, maybe I should go this year?

I'm getting jealous with everyone's SK memories, "it was 30 below and that' was in the indoor outhouse."


I remember playing hockey on an outdoor rink when it was 45 below. The pucks were breaking on the goal posts.

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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Queen K » Jan 9th, 2018, 10:59 am

See? I should make it to SK before Global Warming takes all the fun away.

I watch a fb group called Abandoned Saskatchewan, and believe me, all the old buidlings are disappearing fast. People are posting photos of what used to be there as opposed to now.

Esp small towns.
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Jan 9th, 2018, 4:36 pm

I love Saskatchewan. It’s my second home. Most of my relatives are there and I have lost track of how many times I’ve visited. Taking photos of the sunsets and touring the old family farms have always been my favourite prairie past times.

There’s an old bison jump in the Qu’Appelle Valley, not far from where my folks are. There’s also a movie set from a Western film that I forget the name of.

It’s a great place to be. Maybe it reminds my soul of the sorts of places my people originally came from.



Edit: Sounds better.
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Jan 9th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Queen K wrote:See? I should make it to SK before Global Warming takes all the fun away.

I watch a fb group called Abandoned Saskatchewan, and believe me, all the old buidlings are disappearing fast. People are posting photos of what used to be there as opposed to now.

Esp small towns.

It’s too bad. Whenever I am over there, which is often enough, I take good pictures of old buildings and whatnot.
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Catsumi » Jan 9th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Remember when crab apples were exotic fruit?

Chew, pucker, spit! [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Veovis » Jan 9th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Queen K wrote:See? I should make it to SK before Global Warming takes all the fun away.

I watch a fb group called Abandoned Saskatchewan, and believe me, all the old buidlings are disappearing fast. People are posting photos of what used to be there as opposed to now.

Esp small towns.


Lol the small farm house I grew up in, and all the building there are gone now, I saw pictures and would know where I was but not recognize anything.

BUT!!!!! QK - your too late. SK fun disappeared a long time ago...(I moved here)

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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Snman » Jan 9th, 2018, 7:53 pm

Only place in Canada where you can watch your dog run away, for three days.
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 9th, 2018, 7:55 pm

Catsumi wrote:Remember when crab apples were exotic fruit?

Chew, pucker, spit! [icon_lol2.gif]


Crab apple juice off my Grandpa's tree....

Then when older, discovering the fact he ran a still out back with
basicaly the same juice...


Whooo-Haaaaa...

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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 9th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Veovis wrote: I grew up in, and all the building there are gone now,


Same, Cemetery, boarded up church, one house...

Grown over boardwalks ( we were high falutin !)
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Veovis » Jan 10th, 2018, 12:50 am

Buildings are gone dirtybiker......cemetery still there

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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 10th, 2018, 9:29 am

Veovis wrote:Buildings are gone dirtybiker......cemetery still there



Yes, Cemeteries always outlast the people...

Buildings are not 100% gone, just down to a few, last time by there
was maybe half a dozen.

Only one house appeared lived in.
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby Queen K » Jan 23rd, 2018, 8:23 am

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion ... icle+Links

Interesting article showed up on facebook this morning. Enjoy all you former Moose Jawerians!
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Re: Saskatchwan

Postby averagejoe » Jan 23rd, 2018, 11:07 am

Ptolemy Soter wrote:There’s an old bison jump in the Qu’Appelle Valley, not far from where my folks are. There’s also a movie set from a Western film that I forget the name of.

It’s a great place to be. Maybe it reminds my soul of the sorts of places my people originally came from.


Got an Aunt who lives in Fort Qu"Appelle and cousins in Lipton.
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