Category Archives: Grandma Pollock’s writings

Modern Stream of LIfe – poetry by Alice M. Pollock (?70’s?)

I’m over the hill, so they say, Not really in the stream of life, Just sitting, watching beside it, wondering more with each birthday if, some day there’ll be no housewife because of that equal rights bit and when women … Continue reading

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Early Memories of Grandma Pollock – post 1

Posting these writings of Grandma have triggered memories of this woman.  Here are some from the early 60’s. First, her house on 678 Grand Marais Road East in Windsor….as a small child, it was so different from any of the … Continue reading

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Ode to the Night — poetry by Alice M. Pollock

An ode to the night is what you ask I write, but not in the limelight to bask As a fail planted seed this poem has slept You, as the spring, stir what winter has kept safe in its bosom … Continue reading

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Color Blindness by Alice M. Pollock

Peter, in Grade 3 and his Uncle Brian, in Grade 9, were going shopping, both color blind. Peter said, “I think I should by a pair of purple pants like Brian’s.” Brian’s previous purchase wasn’t purple, but was of a … Continue reading

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What I feel about getting older — by Alice Pollock (1978)

I might as well like it because I’m getting there anyhow. Have you noticed how very close Xmases come together now? I start in January to shop for next Xmas and I barely manage to get everything wrapped for delivery … Continue reading

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Smallpox by Alice M. Pollock

This factual story of the smallpox epidemic in the Windsor, Ontario, Canada area in 1924; I write to jog memories of one horrible killer disease which has, apparently, been eradicated, thanks to diligence in applying the prevention available to us … Continue reading

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Anniversary With A Difference by Alice M. Pollock (written in 1986, 1905-1988?)

This, the 25th day of Feb. 1986, is the third anniversary of my move from the Essex Nursing Home, Essex, On, Can to my Essex County Housing Authority home, a senior’s apartment. Via this factual condensed story, I want to … Continue reading

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