Category Archives: Memories


Dear Vi, It’s foggy this morning. Outside my window, wisps of fog stream past like smoke from a chimney. Wait… maybe it really is smoke.  I get up to check. Nope, it’s fog. Relieved, I take another sip of coffee. … Continue reading

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A letter to my grade 8 Home Economics teacher

Dear Mrs. Rudd, I hope this letter finds you well and still sewing. You won’t remember me, but I was one of the fourteen-year-olds in your eight grade home economics class at Keithley Junior High in the fall of 1974. … Continue reading

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the mother who saved the mothers from the black bear – a story by Nita, age 9

The Mother who Saved the Mothers from the Black Bear By Nita Luton (Collins), age 9 or 10 A story I wrote for my mother on Mother’s Day, 1970-71 (or thereabouts.) One day Jane was in school sitting in her … Continue reading

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Every Good Cowboy Needs a Dolphin

I don’t remember what I wanted to be when I grew up, but when M was very small, he knew exactly what he was going to do. He was going to be a cowboy. But not just any cowboy… Nope! … Continue reading

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The Worst Job I Ever Had was Pulling the Heads off Dead Chickens

After I graduated from high school, and after all the cap-throwing and after-grad partying was finished (about 3 days later), my parents decided that I needed a summer job. After all, I’d be heading off to university in the fall; … Continue reading

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Trifle Dish Quilt

You must have guessed that I did some quilting during my recent 2 months visit in the Yukon, right? Well, of course I did…and I took some pictures, too. Enjoy! I know what food will taste like when I get … Continue reading

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Watching the laundry dry

My favourite room in the house is my covered porch. It’s a living room, dining room, library and laundry room and solarium all rolled up into one special space. Today it’s the laundry room. I don’t have a clothes line … Continue reading

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Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

Zap! …I really can’t believe the month is over and this is the last A-Z challenge post! No more daily Nita in your inbox! I love the letter Z. There are a lot of great things I could have written … Continue reading

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Y: Yukon meditation

In 2012 I did a series of one minute films that I called “one Yukon minute.” The idea was to spend one minute in meditation, looking at a photograph…except it would be a living photograph, with movement and sound. Serene. … Continue reading

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R: Raqs Bedaya

In 2011 I choreographed and produced a full theatre production that featured the Big Band, the Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble and ensemble soloists. If you’ve watched any of the videos I’ve re-posted about the show during the A-Z in … Continue reading

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the Letter P: The Partridge Family still makes my little hippy heart go pitter patter

I was nine years old when the show first aired in 1970 and 13 years old at the final episode in 1974. Talk about the formative years! Did you know that The Partridge Family show was actually based on the … Continue reading

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A is for April

April Showers April is the month that the snow finally melts in the Yukon. It’s a chilly, muddy month. A month for the last of the cross country skiing before you get too far into the calendar. For jumping on … Continue reading

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