Thank you to all who travelled the residental school road with us last night… our old friends (Heather, Lucina, Elisa, Anthony, and others), residential school researchers (Alison and colleagues), SGI Buddhist supporters, new friends like Hinda Simkin (daughter of Sam Arbour who owned the sawmill in McBride, BC), her daughters and niece, Yuri and Tyler, Sam, Lily and family, and many new faces. Monica came from Salt Prairie, AB, too. We had a wonderful evening with you in celebration of Larry Loyie’s new book Goodbye Buffalo Bay from Theytus Books.
Thank you to Beth at Carnegie Library (see you for our 3 pm reading today) for introducing us and your kind words. Thanks also to VPL for the great space and all the assistance. Suzanne (at Theytus) your poster was greatly appreciated.
And thank you to Taeko in Japan for sending cookies. We shared them last night and enjoyed thinking of you. How amazing that the cookies arrived for us at Gathering Place (where you used to volunteer) on Tuesday. Very clever!
– Your friends, Larry and Constance