Reflections on Life

Blessed

Blessed

“You’re so blessed.” When my husband and I started seeing one another seventeen years ago and I started to get to know his family I said these words to him often. I was brought to tears more than once as I watched how his family supported, encouraged, and respected one another. That they welcomed me–insecurities, […]

An Autumn Reflection

An Autumn Reflection

It’s the first Saturday in October and the leaves on the deciduous trees have donned their autumn finery and are starting to fall. Spiders are everywhere; the harvest moon lights the night sky; the air is crisp and the days are shorter. Gerry is out enjoying an all-day hike with the local club and I […]

The Tiny House; No Longer Tiny

The Tiny House; No Longer Tiny

Two weeks ago, it was dark and raining lightly, as we drove the familiar prairie road toward Benson. When we turned off onto the dirt road leading to Queen Street and the main entry into the hamlet I asked Gerry to stop the car so I could snap a photo of the hamlet. We drove […]

Trespassing At The Tiny House

Trespassing At The Tiny House

In March of 2010 we were in Saskatchewan to look at a farm we were considering purchasing for our retirement about an hour and a half north-east from Benson. We took a slight detour on our way back home from the farm to stop by the tiny house in Benson. It was snowing lightly when […]

A Tiny House in Benson

A Tiny House in Benson

My Uncle Albert died suddenly one cold December day in 2001 at his home in Benson, Saskatchewan. He had lived in the little house in the hamlet of Benson for most of his life, his father’s people building the house next door to their own after their son–Albert’s dad, Tenor–died in 1932 when the young […]

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