Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Unmentionable History

   Oh my GOODNESS!!!! I'm incredibly excited to tell you guys about this book I purchased yesterday at Chapters. Earlier this month Jonathan and I were looking through the book store and I stumbled across the local author section and did a quick skim through some of the titles. I saw a cover and was instantly drawn to the book, The Unmentionable History of the West. After flipping through the pages I knew right then and there that this was a book I'd LOVE to have. It's a book filled with stories and history about the Canadian west and women who had to deal with the unmentionable challenges that we women, now a days, don't have to think too much about. For instance like how women dealt with their period, birth control, sharing a bedroom(even a bed sometimes) with their children and still wanting to make love to your husband and all that stuff while trying to make a homestead out in the west. It's the type of history that no body talks about because it's just women and apparently not significant in the formation of history. But a wonderful lady named Nancy Miller from Calgary, Alberta, completed a whole book regarding this subject! And here's the best part, it's all about local history, so I'm reading about real women from Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Winnipeg! It's like the real deal! The things my very own great grandmothers had to over come.
    Alright, now skipping ahead couple of weeks to Christmas day where much to my delight I discover a Chapters gift card in my stocking from Jonathan. So as soon as we get home from spending five days at my parents farm, I drive straight to Chapters, cross my fingers as I rush over to the shelf and frantically look for the book. My heart leaped when I saw that it was still there. I snatched it, picked up another book and came home victorious. The rest of the evening I didn't unpack a thing, wash any dishes or really even move any mess to the side. I just read.

   Oh my goodness it's a treasure. So many fascinating facts and stories. I couldn't have found a better book on the subject.


3 comments:

Emme said...

wow, that sounds incredibly interesting! hope you enjoy/enjoyed reading it :)

Emme said...

wow, that sounds incredibly interesting! hope you enjoy/enjoyed reading it :)

Pirate of The Napkins said...

Days like that are amazing. :) I feel the same way when I get a new magazine. haha!