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Two Non-Hutterites and a Hutterite

Last week, the Brandon Area Car Enthusiasts held their first Cruisin’ the Dub evening of the season.  For those of you not from the Brandon area, Cruisin’ the Dub is an event in which people bring their antique or unique cars and angle park them along Rosser Avenue downtown.  The City closes the street to regular traffic and pedestrians eagerly wander amongst the cars.  It’s one of few nights when … Continue reading

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Missing the Denizens of Downtown Brandon

Hello all! You know, lately I’ve been having trouble thinking of interesting and intelligent blog posts for Colourful Rain and I’ve been trying to figure out why.  I think part of the reason is that I’m no longer wandering downtown on a daily basis and I’m no longer dealing with the public on a daily basis, so I’m not interacting with as many people.  (So far,  I’ve written fifty-five Colourful … Continue reading

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Lost-and-found Sister

I just got my hair cut a couple days ago and my hair dresser told me a really nice story that I thought I’d share with you. My hair dresser is of Italian decent, but she was born and raised in Canada.  Her mother came to Canada from Italy when she was a young woman, which was probably close to forty years ago.  She didn’t tell anyone that she was … Continue reading

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“What Is Love?”

It often seems that love has gone MIA these days.  So many couples aren’t sure what they feel–is it love, infatuation, or just lust?  But love is still there.  Love will always be there.  Sometimes we just have to remind ourselves of what love really is.  Happy Valentine’s to you and your sweethearts!

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Sunset Romance under Smoke

This was a youngish, friendly, and very sweet couple from the States.  They were extremely friendly to chat with and quite sweet with each other.  To say that I was impressed with their knowledge of Canadian geography would be a huge understatement.  Their rental car (rented from somewhere on the island of Newfoundland) had Nova Scotia plates on it, so I honestly assumed they were Canadians, especially given their knowledge of the country.  It’s very rare to meet Americans who are as interested in Canada as these two were.  It was touching, actually.  They were touring around both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

This photo was taken on the top deck of the ferry where a handful of people were braving the chilly winds to watch the sunset.  As soon as the smokestack let out that big puff of dark smoke, I swung around and snapped a quick photo.

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Multiple Tongues

I was walking through downtown Brandon yesterday and in the space of about ten minutes, I think I heard about four languages other than English.  Not being a speaker of any of these languages (I can only take credit for fluency in English and a basic reading knowledge of French), I had absolutely no idea what any of these people were saying, but I’m pretty sure I counted four different … Continue reading

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Marcia

So, this weekend was Doors Open Brandon and today (Sunday) was the first chance I’ve ever had to tour some of the homes and buildings!  I’m a huge sucker for old houses and buildings, so I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity.  And, yes, I enjoyed myself!  The buildings themselves were interesting and the people were intriguing . . . and then there was Marcia. (For those of you who … Continue reading

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Downtown Brandon Alive

Hello and welcome to July!  Downtown Brandon has seen more excitement over the last couple days than the area has seen in a long time!  Quick on the heels of Canada Day, last night welcomed the ever-popular Cruisin’ the Dub, yesterday marked the opening of the new Global Market at 12th and Rosser, and today was the first night of the Multi-Cultural Festival!  I’m tired, but happy.  And we had … Continue reading

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Cab Driver

People are the heart of what makes our world beautiful.  It takes all kinds of people to make a world and the beauty is in the mosaic we create together.

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The Sounds of Life Around Pacific Avenue

For some reason, the higher up you are in buildings, the louder the street noises become.  And sound carries from further away too.  I often keep my windows open for fresh air, so I’ve heard a dog’s breakfast of sounds.  Normal and peculiar, these sounds offer an interesting picture of life around Pacific Avenue.  Here are the ones I can remember: – Planes, trains, and automobiles: vehicles whizzing by, the … Continue reading

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