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Hello again, I hope you are all keeping well.

I just got back a couple days ago from another trip to Kelowna, spending a few days there, bonding with the ‘fam’. You can read about some of it on my last post Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder. I’m constantly amazed how that little guy can affect me.

My focus over the last number of days, since I returned, has been in getting another memoir converted to a digital format for posting on this site. Prior to getting back onto the road I was in touch with Linda Holben-Ducharme (daughter of Pearl Sklapsky-Holben). Linda has graciously allowed me to extract her Mom’s memoir from her book “The Sklapsky Saga – The History of a Family”. The book covers much of the early Sklapsky family history, spanning the early 1800’s to the 1900’s. There are a number of family trees in the book and stories of many of the family members.

One such entry was a memoir that Linda’s Mom wrote. Linda’s Mother is Pearl Sklapsky, the youngest of Frank Joseph Sklapsky Sr.’s 11 children. She relates about their life and covers their move from Michigan to Saskatchewan.

If you would like a copy of the book please contact Linda, she has copies available. You can reach her at lindadyucharme1946(at) hotmail.com, and replace the (at) in the address with @ and put “Sklapsky Saga” in the subject line. You can also contact me and I can send you additional contact information.

Dad and Madden
Dad and Madden

I’m not sure why my current interest with family history but all I can hope is that some day this info will be of use to someone. I guess in many ways it already has, just gotta keep up the momentum.

Dad's new duds
Dad’s new duds

Totally unrelated (in a sense) was one of my visits with Dad. I took him to get some new jeans. He also picked out a stylin’ hoodie. I just thought he looked cute and thought I’d share.

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