Clarissa (Ryland) Normore was born at L'Anse au Loup on
14 August 1918. She is the daughter of Lucy (O'Brien) and Hubert Ryland. She
married Michael Normore in 1937 and they had twelve children. She still lives
in L'Anse au Loup with her son Herb.
(A poem Clarissa composed for her sister)
We're best friends, because we know each other like no one else
ever. When we were growing up, we were inseparable, I remember us as little
kids swinging on swings, climbing trees and walking to school together. We
always had different interests but that never stopped us from being best
friends. We grew up as sisters and as we got older, we found out that we wanted
different things out of life.
We began to shine in different ways but that never stopped us
from being best friends either. We gained strength from each other's talents
and we respected our differences.
We have become strong, independent, and unique individuals who
are inseparable in a special way. No one can ever replace the kind of
friendship that we share because it is an emotional bond untouched by other
relationships for these simple reasons. We've known what the other has felt,
almost all our lives.
I remember all the times we stayed up talking, we share these
special memories and many others and even though we cannot always share our day
to day lives now, we will always hold our memories close to us and quietly
My Old Man
by Ryan Tavenor
My old man went ridin', he went off to
He went past the weather,
the moonlight set him free.
My old man went ridin,
he went out to sea.
He sailed past the- weather,
all that was left was me.
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A positive attitude
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a positive manner.
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doing even if you have to work on liking it.
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to positives i.e. "I can't get it" to "I learned .
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for someone or something to blame, use your energy to make things better.
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- Enjoy yourself and
Ten Ways to be Happier
and Increase Your Self Esteem
- Reward yourself
- Avoid people who
are bad for you.
- Do for someone else.
- Take risks.
- Take care of
- Have at least one
- Stop waiting for
life to begin.
- Keep a journal.
- Learn something new
10 Ways to
- Exercise -
Set up a physical workout for yourself
- Daydream -
Be creative, imagine yourself in a relaxing place.
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a winner - Positive thinking is the key to positive results.
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yourself - Don't be afraid to tell yourself how great your are. I am
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- Talk it
out-with a friend.
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There are times when you should just RELAX.
- Manage your
time well and stress will be reduced.
- Take a deep
breath and count to 10! Do it again if you have to.