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Downhome magazine only has space for a mere fraction of the great stories sent to us by readers. Luckily, they're all available here. You'll find fond reminiscences about the past and personal experiences to which we can all relate.

 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Mummers in July

My father, Baxter Beck celebrated his 86th birthday at his home in Swift Current on July 29th. My brother, Clyde and his wife Joy were home from Albeta and set the tone for the event by placing Christmas lights in the trees
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Debbie Beck
Lac-Beauport, QC



(5 rating, 2 votes)
 
 
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Click to comment or view a larger image   Nannie

Smart, kind, generous, loving. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of my nannie, Norma Clarke. Throughout her life she had worked very hard and never let anyone or anything get her down. 59
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Melissa Clarke
Peterborough, Ontario



(2.67 rating, 3 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   A Duck Hunting Story

This is a story of the lure of duck hunting that began many years ago for two Newfoundlanders, husband George, his brother Aubrey, and myself, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

It began when we discovered duck hunting at Presqu'ile Provincial Park
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Evelyn Tucker
Scarborough, ON



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Scary Story
I am a faithful reader of your magazine. I look forward to receiving my copy each month. I love the stories, poems, puzzles, photo scenes and everything else. I have been meaning to submit a ghost story for a long time and I finally got the courage to do it. I hope you'll publish it for me.

In my mother's middle-aged years she did some travelling to be with her granddaughter in Nova
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Mrs Nellie Rowe
Hearts Content, NL

(5 rating, 1 votes)
 
 
 
The Rosary
My mother, Mary Pretty, was a woman of great faith. That faith was rooted in her upbringing, as I got to see when I spent summers with my grandparents. If Mom said one prayer, she said millions and the Rosary was one of her favourites. Her grandfather, Edward was from Ireland and he was deeply religious as well. The heritage of devout Catholicism was well established in the OBrien family by the time I was
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Marie Smith
Summerside, PE

(4 rating, 1 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Dr. Hugh Twomey; A Doctor and My Dad
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Dr. Hugh Twomey: A Doctor and My Dad
Author: J. Creina Twomey RN PhD

I would like to take this opportunity to talk about Dr Hugh Twomey: A Doctor and My Dad. Dad was born in Ireland in 1920 and graduated
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Creina Twomey
Newfoundland



(4.52 rating, 33 votes)
 
 
 
It's Mummering Time Once Again
MUMMERING TIME ONCE AGAIN

THE SNOW IS FALLING GENTLY DOWN,
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS DO ABOUND
GAIETY IS IN THE AIR,
ITS MUMMERING TIME ONCE AGAIN.
FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE COME SHRIEKS AND SQUEALS
AS CLOTHING IS PICKED THROUGH AND CHOICES REVEALED
AS MEN DRESS AS WOMEN AND WOMEN AS MEN
OH, ITS MUMMERING TIME ONCE AGAIN.
SOME WEAR OLD LONGJOHNS WITH FLAPS OPEN WIDE
WHILE OTHERS WEAR DRESSES WHICH ZIPPER UP THE SIDE
SOME
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Patricia Healey
Calgary, AB

(5 rating, 2 votes)
 
 
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