December 6, 1917: The Halifax Explosion

On December 6, 1917, in Halifax Harbour, a Norwegian ship collided with a French ship that was loaded with explosives. The blast killed approximately 2000 people, and about 9000 were injured. The entire Richmond area of Halifax was flattened. Most of Halifax was destroyed. A tsunami created wiped out a …

John Collier, The Sleeping Beauty

John Collier was from a prominent and talented family of Quakers in the late 1800’s. Quakers made a great contribution to ethical commercial ventures such as chocolate making and fine china. He was a Pre-Raphaelite painter – of romantic pictures of women with pale skin and long wavy reddish-brown hair.  …

Let’s Go Make No Angels

Experiences with snow – at home, on a mountain, at school etc. Include building things or making things with snow. Fun things we do in winter – even if it isn’t snowing, winter is fun. Stories of Christmas time celebrations, foods, and traditions in my life.