I prepared a slide show documenting my husband Dave’s life for his 65th birthday party. These two old photos were included in it. They were both taken on some of the first visits I made to Leamington Ontario to meet Dave’s family. I think his Mom must have snapped the pictures. I found them after she passed away and we were going through boxes of old family albums she had kept. This one is out on the field on Dave’s parents’ farm. Just because he was home from college in Winnipeg for a short visit and had brought his new girlfriend along didn’t exempt him from having to do his share of the work on the farm. In this second photo Dave has his ball glove in hand and from the sweat in his hair I am assuming he just finished a game of catch with one of his brothers before his Mom snapped the picture of the two of us. We look so young and happy.
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”– Karl Lagerfeld
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” – John Banville from his novel The Sea
My Parents’ Romance
At Sixes and Sevens
The Path of Life
I am going through old journals and scrapbooks and periodically publishing things I find.
Reach For The Top was a television quiz show for Manitoba high school students. I was on the Steinbach Collegiate Institute team in my senior year along with Reynold Reimer, Leroy Thiessen and Herb Peters. We lost but it was a close game.
My husband Dave Driedger slides into home plate in the Manitoba Senior A Men’s Fastball Championships final game. It was the first run scored in a game his team the Steinbach Stealers went on to win 3-2. This was in the late 1970’s.
I was the editor of our high school newspaper the SC Eye my senior year. Here I am with my staff Mavis Barkman, Audrey Barkman, H. K. Friesen ( teacher advisor) Shirley Joy Unger, Phyllis Toews, Delores Hiebert, Barry Orychuk, Debbie Friesen, Duane Fast, Sharon Dyck and Leroy Friesen. Here is my husband Dave (he is number 23 in the front row) with his Steinbach Men’s basketball team. I believe the year is 1978. There is another Dave in this photo, the award winning Canadian author David Bergen. He was my husband Dave’s teamate. Dave Bergen is #14 in the second row- second from the left.
Check out my other post with clippings from our past……..