Category Archives: Memoir

On the Ninth Day of Christmas …

One Perfect Christmas by Ellen (Doyle) MacDonald There are moments in time that are forever immortalized in our memories. Often, these include events that jar us out of our daily routines, tug at our emotions and force us to take notice. Perhaps we are ambushed and thrust into change brought about by circumstance. Or something… Continue Reading

On the Fourth Day of Christmas …

Christmas Dinner by Sara Princiotta My grandparents on my mother’s side have 10 children, and those 10 children have produced an average of four children, and some of those four children are now having kids. When we all get together for Christmas dinner at my grandparents’ house, we have to eat at long plywood tables… Continue Reading

On the First Day of Christmas …

Our Special Christmas Guest By Myrna Beth Lambert The funniest Christmas ever was the Christmas of 1947. I was six years old and filled with the magic of the holidays. The aroma of freshly baked cookies filled the house, as did the smell of fresh pines from our beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Christmas Eve, my two… Continue Reading

Out from Under My Feet

by Neil Sampson To some, this is going to come across as sour grapes. Guess you’re free to think what you want, but I’ll tell you right now – it ain’t so. I’ve eaten no fruit from that creeping, sordid vine, though I will admit to sensing a slight aftertaste, the origin of which presently… Continue Reading

Tea with Mrs. Park

by Rhonda Herrington Bulmer We had been visiting there for a couple of hours, Mom, my sister, my brother and I. Mom had brought us next door to chat with Mrs. Park. I stared out her picture window in the front room and saw that it was sunny and warm and there wasn’t much wind—an… Continue Reading

Blackville Childhood Memories

by Pat Fournier Dedicated with love to my big sister, Katherine, who led many of our childhood games, and thus helped create these memories. Remember … As I look back on the life I’ve lived through to this point in time, Fondest memories are of my childhood, and they are treasures in my mind. And… Continue Reading

Lesson Learned

by Doug Dolan The summer he conscripted me into his labour force of two my dad was 51 and I was 18. I was no stranger to hard work having been raised in a household where a vague quote from St. Paul was often cited, going something like, “No work, no supper”. I was tempted… Continue Reading

My Father’s Birth into Eternity

by Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland My father left this world with a grace he rarely exhibited when living. Oh, I’m not talking about how it was for him after the stroke, as he lay on a hospital bed for days on end, with all manner of tubes sticking out of his body. That was not graceful. Nor… Continue Reading

Call for Father’s Day Submissions

Father’s Day is coming right up on June 17th and Bread ‘n Molasses is gearing up to explore our relationships with those special men in our lives —fathers! Have you written a short piece of fiction that celebrates fatherhood or perhaps explores the complex relationship between a father and child? Or maybe you have some… Continue Reading