April 22, 2002
This week, we are launching twelve stories written by students from The Learning Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. As a special event you can read some of the stories as well as hear them, with the audio player.
The Learning Centre is a community-based adult literacy and education program in Edmonton, Alberta. Whether we are drawn to the Centre to learn to write, to tutor reading, to facilitate, coordinate or do research, learning is at the centre of what we do.
The following story was written by Pauline Fraser. Pauline is originally from Kingston, Ontario. She moved to Edmonton 27 years ago. Since last summer, she comes to The Learning Centre for help in writing. Pauline loves to come to the Centre where she finds friends and a loving atmosphere. She is very eager to learn and so happy that she knows the secrets of the computer.
Walk down the same street and see all my neighbours. They all like me. They were sorry I had to move away. I miss them all. I used to like to have coffee and chat with them. I would like to go back some day and visit them.
Walk down the same street and take a walk in the park. All the children are playing in the sand and swinging on swings. Sit at a picnic table and look over my life, wondering about my future. Where am I going from here?
Walk down the same street and look at all the houses with big gardens. I love gardening and I used to garden every summer and paint the fence around the yard. Walk down the same street and see if any new neighbours have moved in. See how it has changed.