Image: City Walk in Fall

August 17, 2020

Grandview 17th August 1920

August 17, 2020

Province 19200817, p.20

I have included this item as a cautionary tale for those using newspapers for historical research — they are not always accurate.  “Mrs Slavin’s nursing home” was actually at 910 Victoria Drive not 910 Commercial Drive.


All previous Grandview 1920 clippings

Poem: Alphabetizing Two Worlds

August 17, 2020



It was easy to place History before Politics,

Medicine before Physicians; and

“Snow Fell on Cedars”

had to come after

“Escape From Alcatraz”.

But how was he to choose

Literature over Culture

or Astronomy over Alchemy?

And Asimov could go anywhere,

With his reflections about water

On the half-moons of Venus.

With bookcases brushing the ceilings,

And more volumes stacked halfway up walls,

melding the books, shuffling the pages,

was turning out to be the hardest part

of moving in together.


Amid the piles of unsorted memoirs he halted,

His unpacking abandoned.

He remembered the dancing, the dinners,

The walking.

It was easy to place Love before Duty.