To describe the midsummer day as sweltering would be an understatement. The thermometer had soared past 35° C shortly after noon. At 5:30 p.m. I’m slouched in one of two big wicker chairs on the porch of a 100-year-old log cabin.
As long as I remember, these towering sentinels have stood watch over the town. At bedtime, I would gaze into the darkness to find reassurance in those patient silhouettes. Beneath them, the industry that gave the town its life and its livelihood banged and thumped and hummed hypnotically.
The warnings started on Friday: Heavy snowfall, 10 – 15 cm of snow expected. After Friday’s freezing rain warnings, it would be best to listen to what Environment Canada had to say.
Western Magazine Awards winners announced for 2014. My Westworld Saskatchewan story about Ghostown Blues Bed and Breakfast, Bunking with History, won GOLD Saskatchewan Article.
A warm autumn day is made for exploring the back roads, enjoying a little wine on a patio overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, and spending the evening soaking in hot mineral springs.
What if you could go back in time? What if, one day, when you were a grown-up, you went back to your old home and climbed the ladder into your parents’ attic? What ghosts will you find there?