Ah, you damn BC folks... I'm about four weeks away from being able to do any planting here on the prairies, the air and soil are still too cold and the risk of frost is still too high. I can't really do much until the Victoria Day weekend except minor prep work, like turning over the garden soil. Some of my hardier tulips are up, the grass is starting to turn green again, and the trees are starting to bud, but the landscape's still mostly gray and brown.
At least the snow is gone, but there's no guarantee we won't get another 20 cm dumped on us before summer arrives. It's happened before. Weather records show that there's been snow and sub-zero temperatures here in every month of the year except August, within living memory. Why do I live here? Some days, I don't really know...
I lived near 1st street and 6th Ave. Near the old Herbert Spencer School.
I lived on 5th ave and 3rd. Went to Herbert Spencer in grade 5 and 6, before that I went to
St. Anne's Academy.
I had a girl friend who lived in the large apartment developement, down the hill toward McBride,
and lots of playmates all over that general area, I loved growing up there, but I am told now, that
it is not a very nice place, so many drugs and crime, that is very sad.
You must have lived right near the back corner entrance to Queens Park.
I'm probably a lot older than you, (but that's only on paper), doesn't mean a thing, inside my head
I'm still a kid. (probably sound like one at times too) lol
I was born in 1961. I swear I wasn't much older than 10 when I was walking alone at night through Queens Park. When I was 12 I played for the Pee Wee Salmonbellies and did the walk through that Park constantly. Today you probably need two adults to watch each others back. It's a different place today. My mom lives not far from McBride now, on Park Crescent near the new school (old Terry Hughes Park). They have constant property crimes going on in that building. I worry about her.
As a kid I had a million friends in the McBride apartments. It was a kids paradise.
I had a lot of friends down your way. You weren't that far from Queens Park too.