Column: We Need More Canadian Content in School Yearbooks

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: We Need More Canadian Content in School Yearbooks

Snippet: A few days before the final full day of school, my children in junior high arrived home with their yearbooks. Just like in other years, they sat at the kitchen table, surfing through the pages, pointing out their friends and the girl who had done this in the cafeteria and the boy who had done that in math class. They scanned the faces of the teachers and giggled about an event that happened during the school year. The graduating class got to add a few words by their pictures, so my kids were busy reading them out loud and making silly comments.

This was all in good fun as I listened-in while working around the kitchen and baking cookies. I told them that in years to come, they’ll pull out those books, just like I have pulled out my school yearbooks, and make comments different from what they were saying now. It’ll be more like “What a hair do!”, “OMG, did we really wear that stuff?” and “Look at how young we were”.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.


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