In summer of I964 we headed for a holiday and a visit with my sister, Lena, and her husband, Al Campbell. They had sold the ranch in Beaver Valley, and moved to Quesnel, where they bought some acreage, with a house. They lived in that house, and eventually built a new one.
Al got busy clearing land, and had this huge pile of roots and branches that had been cleared off the property.
Norma and Mickey and the kids were going to come for their annual visit… so Lena had been busy baking. She made “hot dog” buns and had them all ready for their visit.
We had just got there and Al said he had to go to town, but wouldn’t be long. Sure enough, it wasn’t long before he was back.
That huge pile of cleared wood had been saved until we got there…when he headed to city hall and got a burning permit, and he lit the biggest bonfire you ever saw for roasting wieners, marshmallows and potatoes! You had to have a very long stick to put the wiener or marshmallow on, as you could not get too close to that fire!
The boys had a great time, as did the rest of us.
Lena and Al gave us wonderful memories from those summer holiday visits. They were very special people and are held close in our memories. My sons loved those visits! So did we!