Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Maple Creek , Sask.
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Good morning! Its really neat to hear these stories.Combine pilot I also have (whats left) a Mcormick Deering binder manual that was my Grandfathers , and its also bilingual. Considering its a pre-1920's piece of machinery , that speaks volumes for the amount of machinerey they sold in Canada at that time. Where we farm ( NW of Maple Creek , Sk. ) I am the fourth generation to live here since 1910 , and I am living in the house my Grandfather and Great Grandfather built in 1916, which I'm pretty proud of. My son is 13 and he is the fifth generation to live here. I turned 50 in April , and I have noticed that i'm getting more nostalgic as I get older. I have a box of old manuals , newspapers , machinery flyers ( some of which I have laminated) reciepts of equipment my Dad bought years ago , you name it . Looking at old tax returns from the pre- World War one era is such a reality check to the modern age today. I truly think that we are only ahead in the convenience side of life . Those people back then were tougher than we are , but they did not have as many outside factors chewing away at them every day like we do. That is my opinion , maybe no the right one , but it's mine!
I have a whole bag full of letters that my Great Grandpa sent home from the early 1920's when he was down in the USA looking for land,etc. but they are all in German "script" and I don't know where to go for help for deciphering them. My Dad is 93 , and even he has no idea as to how to translate them , and I fear that I have a wealth of information on my past that I can't access.
ANY help would be appreciated!
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