Don and Keith used to always pick on Ken. Sometimes I would let them go but when they went too far, I would stop it and they would say, "Oh you always take Ken’s side."

Sometimes Bob would lay down after lunch to help put Ken to sleep for his nap. After a while, Ken would come out of the bedroom and say that he put Daddy to sleep. 

When Ken was small, about 5 or 6 years old, I was working in the garden and he was outside running around. He went inside and a few minutes later I went in to see what he was up to. My purse was hanging on the wall and Ken had climbed up on the sewing machine to get it down. He was eating ex-lax from my purse. I could not tell how many he had eaten so I phoned the doctor right away and he told me to stick my finger down his throat to make him vomit. He was okay then.


                                                                                  Keith, Lorraine, Don, Bobby

We were at Arline’s second wedding and Nancy told us that she was getting a new Daddy. So Ken said he wanted a new Daddy too. I asked him who he thought he would like for a Daddy. I mentioned several names but he didn’t like any of them. I said that when he found someone he liked to let me know.




Leaf fans:

Don, Ken, Keith



When the lads were young (early 60's), I worked for the summers at the Ottawa Boys Camp at Mink Lake. I went to work at 6:00 a.m. and didn’t get home until 8:00 at night. I would leave a to-do list for the boys each day: dishes, cooking, gardening, etc. I had to make a list or they would argue over who did what.

There were about 200 boys from Ottawa, mostly from poor families. They spent 2 weeks there and then a new group would arrive. Pete, one of the workers would come into the kitchen to help us lift the heavy pots. The kids would sometimes show up at the kitchen door to say hello or to show us stuff that they had done. One time, one of the kids brought a snake to the door. Pete told him to take it away because the cook was afraid of snakes, and if she went home, there would be no dinner. The kid got rid of the snake in a hurry. If there were any leftovers, Mrs. McCann would give them to me to take home for the boys.