I was born in 1961, stepping into a country being run by a generation that was rolling up its sleeves and preparing to launch Canada into its post-centennial incarnation. Those in charge of the world I entered were products of the world they’d grown up in. Their pre-centennial stories reach into Centennial Canada like tendrils, informing our contemporary stories.
A Southern Ontario Christmas in the 30s and 40s: https://livingthecanadalife.wordpress.com/2017/12/23/ruths-christmas-story/
A peek into veteran life after World War II: http://105yob.blogspot.ca/2014/10/tales-from-first-century-veterans.html
The effect of the new Canadian Flag: https://livingthecanadalife.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/book-review-what-defines-us/