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A Message For You

By Vital Thebeau CHAPTER 15 My mother and father were very smart; they didn't have a lot of education. They could write English or French (not a whole lot). They could do whatever they needed because they had to order their materials they needed for the shop and the...

War Years

Odyssey of a Liberal Ch. 5 - The War Years My departure from Prior's Field in August 1915 marked the end of my jeunesse dorée. I was plunged from affluence and security into poverty and a hard struggle for existence. Nor was the transition made by slow and easy...

Priests & Bicycles

Chapter 11 - 1940 When I turned 11 years old, I joined the Monks of" Trappist"; I thought it would be a good thing to join. I thought perhaps I could become a priest. One of my cousins was a priest. His name was Louis Daigle and that was what I thought I could do. But...

Odyssey of a Liberal: Continental Interlude

My brother's and my upbringing was unusual. Mine in particular, since as a child I attended the same boy's school as Temple: Peterborough Lodge on Finchley Road in Hampstead. The headmaster's daughter, Cynthia Linford, and I were the only girl pupils. I don't know how...

A Message To You: Chapter 1

A Message To You: Chapter 1

Chapter 1:   My father’s name is Pascal Thebeau, my mother’s name is Pauline (Daigle). The story of my life started when I was born on May 5 1929 and I imagine how excited they were when I was born because I was born with a veil on my face. My mom told me that...

A Message To You: Chapter 1

Vital Thebeau – “A Message for You”

Saturday we begin a weekly feature, serializing an account of an extraordinary Canadian life. Vital Thebeau is the author, 85 years old, from Nackawic New Brunswick, and he has a great story to tell. Vital left school after completing Grade 4, as a result, literacy...