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Downhome magazine only has space for a mere fraction of the great stories sent to us by readers. Luckily, they're all available here. You'll find fond reminiscences about the past and personal experiences to which we can all relate.

 
 
Rememberance Day 2008 - A Personal Experience
It was 11:00 in the morning on the 11th of November when my wife came down to my studio so that we could share a few minutes of silence in remembrance of those who gave their lives in the great wars.

I turned off the woodworking machinery and stood silently at my workbench. I closed my eyes and as I thought about my own liberation, powerful images reflected from the mirrors of my mind
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Corey Boon
Brigus, NL

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Click to comment or view a larger image   A Special Visit to the Kyle

The car I was driving steered obediently as I drove the stretch of almost empty highway in the direction of a sign that read TCH West. Wanting silence I had turned the radio off, and the cool air blowing through the air-conditioning
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Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe
Clarenville, NL



(1 rating, 1 votes)
 
 
 
Click to comment or view a larger image   Millie's Arrival

We take ourselves, our lives, too seriously and often become too engrossed in our day to day routines to take notice of the small struggles that go on all around us. In my lifetime, often like clockwork, I am sent a reminder
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Catherine Norman
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia



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Click to comment or view a larger image   They Lived Happily Ever After

In sending this story, I wish to include a very short biography of my life.

I was one of 13 children born and raised in St. John's. I graduated from the Presentation Convent in the Forties, and went to work as
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Florence M. Haney
Camarillo, CA



(3 rating, 2 votes)
 
 
 
RCMP Success in Policing Natuashish
While news from Natuashish is often negative, according to the RCMP, there are many positive initiatives taking place in the Innu community.

Natuashish was developed seven years ago as a means of resettling former residents of Davis Inlet.

Since an alcohol ban was put in place in 2008, things have improved a great deal in the community says RCMP Sgt. Ren Osmond, officer-in-charge of the Natuashish detachment.

The new by-law prohibits
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Wayne Newell
St. John's

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Click to comment or view a larger image   Lost Hero

I would like to talk about an incident that happened around the time I was 10 years old. Mom owned a small house that was adjacent to the house that I grew up in on New Pennywell Road, St. John's, NL. This
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Beverly Day
St. John's, NL



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Click to comment or view a larger image   Gary Rowe of Winterton

Gary Rowe of Winterton, Newfoundland was awarded a medal of bravery for the rescue of a drowning friend at Outside Pond in 1975. The medal was presented by then Governor-General Jules Leger at Government House. In July of 1975, he was also named CJON's Citizen of the Week in honour of his heroic actions. (Newspaper Clipping from a local Winterton newspaper, dated Jul 30, 1975.)
Norman Rowe
Toronto,Ontario



(3 rating, 10 votes)
 
 
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