2/15/2008

Vickie Metcalfe’s (70) Memories of  Lorraine Metcalfe Somers: 
 
Hi Gary,
Vickie  here.  I ‘m listening to my cousin, Lorraine ” Roses and
Thorns”.  Thank You,  Gary for sending this out so more folks can
remember her!
  On Boxing Day 2006, I  was fortunate  enough  to spend the day
eating dark chocolate, pumpkin doughnuts and sipping green tea with
Lorraine and her  two dogs at her home on Scotch Annie Island.
Lorraine  was so looking forward to summer, 2007.  She told me she
had  hopeful visions of sitting on Don’s deck with her boys in
Dunseith and visiting with folks who came to call.
I was lucky to spend a couple more times with her sipping tea and
laughing  together at crazy stories before her passing.
Although, Lorraine’s body was being  ravaged by cancer.
Her spirit was the same.
Blessed be the spirit of Lorraine.
My dear  cousin, whom, I will always remember and miss as a  strong
woman.  Lorraine (Metcalfe) Somers the survivor,  who always chose to
keep an optimistic attitude, stuck to her “guns” with her honesty,
chose to maintain her dignity & her ready sense of humor.
I will remember and miss  her as  “my special cousin of the heart”
who embraced and walked through  the” ROSES AND THORNS  OF LIFE”, the
cousin who wrapped around  family  & friends of all walks and colours
with hugs and the exuberance of music & food, and her joyous love of
her dear boys.
Sincerely, Vickie L. Metcalfe


Vickie L. Metcalfe

 
 
 
Memories of K.C. Sine from  Diane Larson Sjol (70): 
 
I remember getting up early and asking my mom for money (she was still
asleep) and she would say “just take the change out of my purse”…she
had no recollection of telling us that of course and stared at us in
amazement when she got up and we were all sitting on the floor eating
our bag of candy….but we would walk the two blocks to KC’s store and
buy tons of candy.  I especially remember the purple bubble gum…it
was in a container and you just reached in and grabbed some…they
were two for a penny.  When you bit into them they just crumbled in
your mouth with a burst of grape…but if you kept chewing, you got a
nice wad of bubble gum…..oh those were the days….:)  Diane
 
 
 
Memories of K.C. Sine from Don Lamoureux (75): 
 
K.C. Sine

I remember as a little kid, I probably had to be 4 to 5, getting a couple cap gun six shooters and a cowboy hat.  So I’m up at  Lamoureux Bros. Garage, and somebody must have thought it would be funny if I went in and held up KC.  I’m sure I wasn’t smart enough at that time to think of it myself, but I remember going into the store and announcing that “this is a stick up”.  KC laughed his ass off, I think he gave  me a banana and some candy and sent me on my way.  With this positive reinforcement, I did think I had it made with this deal, so I went right back in the next day with the same song and dance.  I don’t remember exactly what he said that day, but I distinctly remember it was not funny that day, and beat a hasty retreat to escape the verbal barrage. Guess I learned crime doesn’t always pay.

Don Lamoureux (75)