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Trish Short Lewis
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Writer, Researcher, Genealogist, & Historian
Writer, Researcher, Genealogist, & Historian

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An Emptiness
“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’r...

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Change of Life
Gastric Bypass Surgery Diagram I'll be having bariatric surgery two weeks from today.  Gastric Bypass surgery to be exact. Last night was my last normal meal for many weeks. Today I start a pre-operative diet to prepare my body for the procedure, mainly, as...

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The Men Who Built Fort Pembina: William Nash
Portrait of Nash, Compendium of   History & Biography of North Dakota, Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, 1900 W ILLIAM C. NASH enjoyed the distinction of being the first to settle in the vicinity of Grand Forks; but before that, among other things: He was engage...

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Update: Ephraim "Eph" Clow, Pedestrian Racer
Boston Daily Globe, May 27 1881, Page 1 Boston Daily Globe, May 27 1881, Page 1 I recently wrote about a Kittson County native, Ephraim Clow , who went on to become a well-known sportsman of a late 19th century sport, Pedestrianism. ' Eph ' also features in...

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Iconic Model Theatre Needs Good Home!
  Incredible infrastructure!  Wiring, controls, lighting, spotlights, fades - you name it, it has it... A few weeks ago I was contacted by email about a Model Theatre that is looking for a good home. The model is described as a Model Cinema/Theatre with rev...

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Frederick A. Bailey: An NWMP 'Original'
Sgt. Fred Bailey [Source:  RCMP Veterans Association, Vancouver Division] L et me introduce you to an ordinary man who happened to make a bit of local history by just doing what many in his day did - living life, making choices, taking risks.   "This I beli...

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X-Men Wolverine as a Puppet
A ustralian star Hugh Jackman, well-known for his role as Wolverine, was recently in Taiwan to promote the film Logan. At a press conference there, he was given a Taiwanese glove puppet in the likeness of his X-Men character from the film company, 20th Cent...
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