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Memories of Christmas

Jim Pappas
CJNU

I remember going to the old Tivoli Theatre across from Westminster Church to a Saturday matinee as a young boy. Every Saturday there was a double bill of two movies with cartoons, newsreels, and several serials that we all loved to cheer or jeer at.

One Saturday, as was our usual trek with our allowance burning a hole in our pockets, my brother Chrys and I were off to our Saturday movie. Much to my surprise the movie was called “O. Henry’s Full House” and what stayed with me was a charming vignette called “The Gift of the Magi” with Jeanne Crain and Farley Granger. As I have always been a very sentimental person, I loved the story and the fact that they both gave up something that was precious to themselves to get a gift for one another. Continue reading Memories of Christmas

For this Christmas… and beyond: In praise of calmer, more meaningful living

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

With so few sunny warm days ahead of us, I decided to go for a walk in one of my favourite places, Assiniboine Park. I should make more time for myself to do that, but with the busy work schedule and family commitments I sometimes struggle with fitting the “me” time in. Continue reading For this Christmas… and beyond: In praise of calmer, more meaningful living