Category Archives: Teacherage

TALES OF THE TEACHERAGE #4 – ALLIANCE, ALBERTA

It’s easy to imagine the Village of Alliance back in 1937, the year my grandfather began teaching school there.   Alliance is currently described by the town website as “a spirited community where neighbours and friends are like family.  You’ll … Continue reading

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TALES OF THE TEACHERAGE – Part III- NANTON, AB

Nanton, Alberta – One of the many small towns my grandparents taught school at.  I’m not sure why they moved around Alberta so much. I never asked that question so I’ll never know. Nanton is a pretty little town.  It’s … Continue reading

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A FLYING MACHINE? – Tales of the Teacherage Part II

Have you ever heard of Botha, Alberta?  I have always been intrigued by the dinner table stories and memories of my mother as a young teenager and of my grandparents telling of weekend dances and hanging out at the curling … Continue reading

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Tales of the Teacherage-A Small-town Alberta Journey – Part I-Hussar

My grandparents, Nellie and Albert  Arlendson,  lived and worked in various small towns in Alberta.  They met and married in and around the Didsbury/Acme region and proceeded to have successful teaching careers in small town Alberta.  I know they were … Continue reading

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