So since I went from place to place where my parents lived when they immigrated to Alberta, I thought I'd take some time this afternoon to tour from one house to another that my parents lived in while living here in Abbotsford, British Columbia. It was an interesting time driving around, thinking of various events that happened. The first house was on Bell Road. It was a small farm and dad milked cows, not very many. The house looks like it was renovated and the property doesn't quite look the same from years ago. This was my first house.
|The red roofed barn looks like the original barn where we milked the cows. It is not a dairy farm anymore. Our house would have been further back towards those trees in the back.|
|This is the long driveway with poplars lining the road. When we didn't have the big "Maple Leaf Farms Inc." sign.|
|This was "up the hill" where we cleared a lot of land there. Sometimes I would go "up the hill" and spend the whole day there playing around and discovering all sorts of things.|
|This was the land by Townshipline Road. It wasn't nearly as manicured when we lived on the farm.|
|Mr. Baker is visible from Townshipline Road, entrance to the driveway.|
|The yard is not the same at all.|
|This is a house where our garden and lawn used to be between our house and our neighbor's house.|
|Picture of the back of the house. This area where I was standing used to be field when we lived here.|
|We didn't have the red door, that happened after we moved out.|
|The place was called Mayfair Place.|
|They lived on the third floor, top floor.|
|Lots of balcony space.|
This summer has been enjoyable being able to retrace the places where dad and mom lived when they moved to Canada. It is interesting to "walk" in their steps as they moved from place to place. God was faithful and walked with them every step of their way.