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Finish your planning quickly -- it's here! Sale Day tomorrow.

posted Dec 27, 2019, 10:10 AM by Lorna Shapiro
Hi to you all.

I'm busy today setting up for my Boxing Week Sale which is tomorrow, Saturday December 28th. This is the sale you don't want to miss... even if it's just for the exercise of climbing those stairs after all that holiday turkey!

First I want to thank the lovely women who took time out of their holiday preparations to give me the scoop on "the News from Old Crow." I grew up in Edmonton and my fellow Albertans of that era were better than I at remembering the source of that saying... here's an exceprt of what I received...

Gwich'in elder Edith Josie, the voice of Old Crow, died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 88. The Whitehorse Star journalist was known around the world for the colourful reports she gave from her isolated, fly-in community.

She had her own unique style of telling stories to people and it really carried through to others,” said her son, William Josie.

Josie wrote exactly the way that she spoke – in broken English with Gwich’in syntax – flavouring her columns with local expressions and a quirky sense of humour.

In one of her first articles she describes the unsuccessful “ratting” (muskrat trapping) in Old Crow Flats that year.

“John Joe Kay and his family and Dick Nukon and family came into town from their ratting camp,” she wrote in the spring of 1963.

“They reported no rats around there but they say too many mosquito. Too bad no prize on mosquito.”

Storytelling was in her blood, but it wasn’t her ability to spin a good yarn that landed Josie a job with the paper. That fell on her by accident.

If you'd like to read the whole story of this remarkable woman who's humour and warmth touched the lives of many she never met, here's the link to that story...  In my home the expression "That's the news from Old Crow" was used after we had delivered a piece of somewhat mundane, but personal piece of news... and now I can understand why!

NOW... back to the sale...

All Regularly Priced Product is 25% Off

Phone and email orders are just fine...

Silk Batting, Wool Batting

Grunge, Shot Cottons, Cotton/Linens, Dupioni Silks

Vintage Kimono Silks, Japanese Wovens

Contemporary Japanese Prints

Dressmaking Linens

Embroidery Perle Cottons #3, #5, #8

Lots of Great Notions...

as is usual at our sales...

Laughter, Advice and Companionship are all free!

Where am I?

2726 W 38th Ave
Vancouver V6N 2W9

10 AM to 5 PM

Hope to see you tomorrow...