Where I grew up in a southern part of Saskatchewan there were groups of French communities. This happened because when folks pioneered out west they settled in areas where family was closest and with people who spoke their language. As a child I grew up fascinated with my home and area. I loved the history of the farm, often a hub for Laverdiere and Perrons get togethers, the lake near by, the now abandoned village only miles away from my farm, abandoned houses and all other French related history in Saskatchewan.
Just before we returned home that weekend in Saskatchewan I was able to scan a few of these photos for my own collection. I thought I'd share with you guys a few of my favorites. There many faces I can identify with family looks but sadly I don't know who's who in these photos. So if any family members read this and can give me names to faces that would be awesome. Plus if I say something wrong just tell me so I can fix it.
|Note the child in the milk bucket (I believe this a relative from the Laverdiere side)|
Anyways here's the Perron side (Left) and the Laverdiere (Right) side. I believe my grandma can be seen in the left photo, back row, third from the left. I could be way off on this but I think my grandfather is the man in the right photo, bottom right corner sitting on the ground.
Finally here are just two more photos I enjoy!
I love having these few photos for myself. I hope to collect more from my mom's side and then of course gather some form Jonathan's side so our kids will have a big old family album.