June 28, 2004
This week, we have a story written by Joe Curial, from St. Albert, Alberta. Joe is a retired plasterer. He loves to do woodworking and volunteers at his church. He is busy organizing a big garage sale to sell off all the stuff he collected while living on his acreage.
We bought our home in 1963. It was a house and garage on five acres. I built a metal building to store material for work. We also had a garage with a workshop.
We planted a lot of trees. We had a huge garden with vegetables, raspberries, and strawberries.
We had horses, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats. Wild animals would visit us. I put out a block of salt for the deer. We enjoyed watching the deer in the yard.
I sold my home in July, 2003. It was very sad to sell my home after 40 years. Our children had a very good home life here. Many of their friends would come over to play and stay overnight. The children did not like to see it go.
After the house was sold it was moved to an acreage in Barrhead. I watched the house as it was lifted on to a moving truck. I took many pictures of the move. I watched it go down the road and I took more pictures as it went down the St. Albert Trail.
I am living in my new home now.