This Blog Is Working!

Reid Dickie

Besides getting double digit hits most days now with 60 SL Minutes the most visited page, our little blog is connecting people. I received this email today from Alana Van:

Hi, I am trying to research my family tree, I know that I have family that grew up there, my grandmother Mary “Isobel” Kerr nee: Anderson. Her sister is Gertie Miller that is mentioned in the article below. Parents are David and Janet Anderson. Can you help me connect with Brent Denham please.

Thank you so much for any help you can give
Alana

She was referring to this email from Brent Denham sent a few months back:

Read of your blog yesterday in CROSSROADS. Just finished an initial quick look and my impression? IT’S GREAT. My mother came from Shoal Lake and I spent much of my youth there (born 1940)My aunt, Gertie Miller would have been the Chief Telephone Operator there in the 50′s and early 60′s. So I will return to read in detail. Might even post some recollections myself. Thanks again, Brent Denham Winnipeg, Manitoba

I supplied Alana with Brent’s email address. The rest is up to them but I’m thrilled this blog can connect people for such specific reasons. More, do it more!

Quick Quiz: in the first half of the 20th century, what was called “the most humane institution in the village?” The answer can be found in SL Minute 35.

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