Labour Days – School Daze

A classic Family Circus Cartoon brilliantly captured my feelings around Labour Day as a kid. Going back to school was real labour. I recall it as being a completely miserable time of year for me. Summer was over and the heartache of returning to school completely turned my stomach. I went to grade and high […]

A Home Like No Other

A barn, covered in overgrown vegetation. Overgrown, yet perfectly placed. Behind it, a garden that has seen thousands of strawberries, beans, and other great things. Grown by my Grandparents. The home on the property has some age to it. With all the work it needed it still was a great place with a great amount […]

Tea & Sandwiches at Grand Central

It’s one of those mornings. Maybe it’s one of those weeks. Certainly would be a good day to land at Grand Central for lunch. Man, I reflect fondly on those times. Grand Central refers to a home in Trenton where my Grandfather still lives, the home he shared with my Grandmother for much of their […]

$5 of the Regular

Horton’s Esso Garage was at a rounding corner just as one would cross the boundary from Hillside into Trenton, Nova Scotia. If you were coming up through Pictou Landing you would be making a very smooth right turn while cruising around that corner. When Trenton had more fuel stations this was one of the most popular. […]

Trenton Nova Scotia at 100

A small Nova Scotia town with a rich history of industry is in the midst of celebrating the centennial anniversary of its’ incorporation. Trenton is adjacent to my birth town of New Glasgow. For a few people on both sides of my family, Trenton is and always will be their hometown. Trenton is host to a coal-fired generating station […]