Tag Archives: Daglan

Trash Talk 2: Beyond the Cemetery!

First of all, I have to thank my sister Karen for today’s title. When I posted “Our great garbage switcheroo,” on February 7, she wrote in the Comments section: “You’re talking trash!” To which I replied, “Nice one!” Second of … Continue reading

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Horses and riders, put to the test

Had you been driving south into Daglan from St. Cybranet this morning, as I was, you would have come across this sign at the side of the road, which basically tells drivers to slow down and be careful, for good … Continue reading

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Late-breaking news: the Mayor’s speech

It’s been a bit more than a full week since my wife Jan and I, and a whole bunch of other people, headed to Daglan’s community hall (la Salle des fêtes) for the annual review of village life by our … Continue reading

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State of the Village Address

Now I could have called this posting “The Mayor’s Speech,” echoing the title of that (very good) film “The King’s Speech.” But then you might have thought that Daglan’s Mayor is struggling with some sort of stammering problem, which he … Continue reading

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A tree shrinks in Daglan

Considering the title of this posting, those among you of a literary persuasion may nod knowingly and admire the subtle reference to Betty Smith’s semi-autobiographical novel of 1943, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.” Others of you may simply wonder how … Continue reading

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Timber!

We’ve had some awfully wet weather lately, as previously reported in Radio Free Daglan (December 15). Sometimes we’ve had gentle showers, other times we’ve had hard rain. Unfortunately, some days we’ve also been hit with serious storms, bringing strong winds … Continue reading

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Getting the (Christmas) turkey right (encore edition)

Christmas is fast approaching, and you may be thinking of serving turkey as the centrepiece of your big holiday meal in a few days. So today I’m re-posting “Getting the turkey right,” exactly as published on December 26, 2018. It’s … Continue reading

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