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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

History is in Colour

I am totally stoked about the soon to be in mailboxes Winter issue of British Columbia History. It has a colour cover.

The photography of author and photographer Matt Whelan graces the cover. 

Read his story about the Warplane in the Woods: nestled in the forest of the Pacific coast lies a graffiti-covered fuselage — an eerie reminder of the Second World War.

For those readers who love maps,  The Lower Mainland’s First Settler Built Trail by John Macdonald is full of maps and includes a colour map on the back cover from 1889.

This issue includes stories about an escaped Washington slave by by Racan Souiedan; logging camp memories by Peggie Law; a different perspective on Surrey by Mary Carlisle; a reprint of a Victor comic from May 1962; a piece on the Salt Spring Island Archives' ambitious digitization project; and a story of a dugout canoe from the Osoyoos & District Museum and Archives.

Look for it in mailboxesx and book stores in early December.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Seven Things

Fashion Plates catalogue
Recently, my friend, co-founder of the Golden Ears Writers and Gothic author, KT Wagner tagged me in her blog. The tag was a challenge to post “7 Thing About Me” and nominate seven people to carry it on.

Here goes: Seven Things About Me

1. When I was growing up I made my own catalogue using Parker Brothers Fashion Plates.

2. I collect silhouette pictures.

3. I am an avid family historian.

4. I have an uncanny ability to identify little known Canadian actors.

5. I have too many hobbies.

6. I am a chocoholic.

7. I met my hubby while doing archery.

Now for my tags.  (I didn’t check with everyone first, so please just ignore me if you don’t have time for this.)

Link back to the person who nominated you.
List 7 Things about yourself. Can be anything you want.
Nominate 7 other people.

I nominate:

Annette Fulford, Canadian War Brides of the First World War

M. Diane Rogers,  CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'

GT, Progress Developer

Messy Chic

The Fortress of Verisimilitude 

Daily Zen

Darren Durupt, Geek on a Bike .... coming soon

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