10. The Whole Turkey

As mentioned in a previous episode, after Gramp stopped being a Presbyterian minister and became a hearing aid salesman, life changed for Nan. Around 1963, Irving and Jean Kaine, my maternal grandparents, rented out their home in Toronto and moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a time where Gramp got a job at Gimbels Department store.…

9. Disasters Averted

No one makes it through childhood unscathed but sometimes I wonder how me and my brothers made it through alive! As I feel the first hint of summer this year, I am filled with visceral and indelible images of my grandmother’s cottage at Waubaushene, Ontario, a small town on Georgian Bay about one hundred miles…