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Friday, 19 September 2014


A spirit of adventure seized Bryan in 1971.  He resigned from a position in the Government Documents section of Laurentian University Library, packed some belongings into his red Datsun, left home, and headed off to Winnipeg. 

That’s where I found him in 1972 after Dorothy Crosby hired me for the Children’s Department of Henderson Regional Library.  Bryan was working in the Adult Department.  He suggested books for me to read . . .  J


His mother must have wondered, “But how will my poor boy survive?  What will he eat?  And so she started writing out recipe after favorite recipe for him.  I love that she noted “Mom 1972” on them.  Was she afraid he would forget her?

Here are a few of them: