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The World I Entered – Part 5 – Maple syrup, Milk Pasturization, Agriculture, Needs in Europe, Rural Electrification

When I began this series of articles focused on...

History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Perth

“History Leading up to the Reformed...

The St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Perth Ontario

Fifty years ago, my husband and I were married...

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Diane Duncan has created with color and texture since her childhood attempts at needlework under the guidance of her Grandmother.  Her prized possessions during early years included the new watercolor paint box and crayons that were part of the annual issue to each student in her rural school.  She still has some of these paint boxes!

As an elementary school teacher, challenged with providing art and home economics curriculum content for students, she frequently found that her most successful classroom projects came from techniques and topics she researched and tried on her own.  During the years at home with small children she continued to research and experiment but focused primarily on working with fibre in its many forms. Weaving, dyeing fibre, spinning, needlework, quilting and sewing provided an outlet for creative energy while she supervised her children’s playtime and participated in a busy farm business.

In the early 1980’s she added a university program to her already busy schedule and in 1985 graduated with a degree in Canadian Studies (Honors).  Rather than pursue her planned return to the classroom, she became the Coordinator/Curator for a fledgling museum project, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, ON.  She served in this position for several years before moving on to a busy career as a consultant in Community Economic Development and Organizational/Change Management.

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February 8, 2018 |

The World I Entered – Part 5 – Maple syrup, Milk Pasturization, Agriculture, Needs in Europe, Rural Electrification

When I began this series of articles focused on newspaper clippings from the six months around the time of my...

February 3, 2018 |

History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Perth

“History Leading up to the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Perth”, Perth Courier, Thursday, November...

February 3, 2018 |

The St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Perth Ontario

Fifty years ago, my husband and I were married in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Perth Ontario. On 29...

January 31, 2018 |

The World I Entered – Part 4 – Immigration

March 1946 Movement of troops back to Canada was well underway. Along with the soldiers, wives and families were...

January 31, 2018 |

The World I Entered – War Time Rationing – Part 3

Rationing of Food Items Shortly after the commencement of World War II, rationing was introduced in Canada (on...

January 30, 2018 |

Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regimental History

As an addendum to the previous post I wanted to share this article found in the Perth Courier of 14 Feb 1946. I...

January 30, 2018 |

The World I Entered – Part 2

‘The World I Entered’ posts are lengthy and probably not to every readers taste. Dip into them as you will. They...

January 29, 2018 |

The World I Entered – Part 1

This ‘my story’ series, is written as part of a challenge. Although many of our traits are shaped by...

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