Since 1919 the Bay Island school has weathered time on the bare Saskatchewan prairie near Old Wives Lake. It saw students come and go from 1919 to 1950. My family and I spotted this place shortly after we moved back to the prairies while taking […]
Every summer I return to this aging, abandoned one-room school to try to photograph the sense of loneliness this building conveys. Since the school’s closure, the building has been used for grain storage and for a number of years now it has been completely forgotten. […]
I made my way up the stairs gingerly, as to not go through the old wooden stairs, to obtain the bedroom shot. The howling wind made the decaying roof timbers creak and moan as if the house was alive. The entire experience was quite unnerving, […]
This empty farmhouse still stands in the field, devoid of human life. I’ve asked myself if in its time this now desolate place was once a happy, loving home. If only the walls could talk, I wonder what memories they would reveal.
I was skimming through the Mervin Memories book and found this short story I would to share with you. It is Arbor Day, the first Friday in May, the year is 1931. Imagine a group of boys, eating their sandwiches in the sun after tidying […]