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In the year 2004 we moved from our farm to the town of Bruderheim, Alberta, 8.5 miles from the location of our farm. If you are interested,
a few items of information about Bruderheim are available here.
Our house in 2000:
My son Walther and Ruth's son Anthony in 1984 Ruth shows Anthony where her mom used to bake bread: __
The farm where Ruth grew up: . The farm is located by Willingdon, Alberta. The buildings don't exist anymore. Already at the time the picture was taken, in the late 1950's, the windows in the two-story log house had been boarded up. It is the place where the baking oven was located. That, too, has been torn down, along with all of the other buildings.Anthony and his Dove
Lambing Season in 1984 , and a few weeks later: The Tower at Bingen, on the Rhine River
The Pfalz at Kaub, on the Rhine River Ruth and I in 1984
Two of my granddaughters, Meagan and Kristen , and this is what Meagan and Kristen looked like in 1998.Anthony and his Rabbit
Anthony showing sheep in Vegreville in April of 1990. Anthony is fifth from the left.The bear that our neighbour shot in the Spring of 2000, right behind his house:
This is what I looked like in July 2000 , and this is what I see when I look out from where I sit: Monument to Alberta feminist pioneers, . In case you can't figure out what it represents, it depicts a woman with her head tossed back, her arms up and hands behind the back of her head. I've got no idea what that signifies. The memorial was donated by the Edmonton Journal and is located at the SW corner of the Edmonton Main Library. The inscription of the bronze plaque on the base: It is obvious why men, and especially fathers, don't receive too much sympathy from the Edmonton Journal. However, let's never forget that these feminists were privileged women from the upper class and the upper levels of the middle class in Canadian society and achieved what they did with the full and active support by their fathers, their brothers, their husbands and by the majority of Canadian politicians. At the very least one of the women being honoured on the monument neglected her children in the pursuit of her ideological dreams, but that is for a different story.
The work that made Alberta and Canada what it is and that enabled these women to be able to gain their goals was done by MEN. Everything that these women used to promote their message: paper, telecommunications, roads, railroads, ships, typewriters, pens, cars, trains, their houses and whatever else you can imagine including their kitchen sinks was invented, made and constructed by men. Even the food that these women ate was grown and paid for by men.
Of course, it cannot be denied that all the men who granted feminists their wishes and demands had mothers who had born them and gave them life, but so did the feminists, and the feminists had and still have the additional advantage that almost without exception (at least if they are women — a lot of feminists are male) all of them were and are potential mothers. That is even though they denigrate motherhood today and even did then. No man can resist a member of his very own mother's sex, unless she becomes his mortal enemy. Even then extremely
few men can put up effective resistance against women who abuse or mistreat them,
even and especially not if they once were their very own wives and mothers of
their children. For any man to fight back against a woman is against the very foundation of human nature, no matter how unreasonable a woman may be and what her demands are or the nature of her aggression.
Big Sky Country, three miles south of Bruderheim: