Periodical Wisdom: December 2018

Women’s magazines and periodicals from the past offer some great advice on things like how to economize, care for your baby’s teeth or even the proper way to make social introductions.

We’ve scoured the archives for some examples to share with you.

This month’s write-up is an article is from The Christmas Peoples Home Journal of December 1917 and offers ways to celebrate “Summer in December.”

December 2018 Watershed Moments

Here is the latest newsletter installment of an image and quote from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District.

Photo credit: The Comox Co-operative Creamery building, 1927. CDM 986.73.3. Pages 84-85.

Photo caption: “…the Creamery became a one-stop shop for dairy products, grains and farm supplies for Courtenay and the valley, and its milk, butter, cheese and ice cream were sold throughout British Columbia. By 1920, 2,700 cows were contributing to the co-op.” Page 86.

Holiday Cooking from 1922

This year the newsletter includes two recipes to delight your taste buds. The Bestway Cookery Gift Book from 1922 is the source for the spin on turkey prep and A Calendar of Dinners with 615 Recipes including the Story of Crisco from 1916 provides a Christmas Dinner menu as well as a plum pudding recipe that (you guessed it) features Crisco as a key ingredient.

November 2018 Watershed Moments

Here is the latest newsletter installment of an image and quote from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District.

Photo credit: A tranquil view of the Courtenay River, ca. 1900. CDM 972.235.9. Pages 22-23.

Photo caption: “The Courtenay River, one of the shortest navigable rivers in Canada, runs through today’s downtown Courtenay. The Puntledge, Browns and Tsolum Rivers empty into it. Settlers’ homes and farms stretched along the shorelines and on to the rivers’ upper and lower prairies.” Page 23.

Periodical Wisdom: November 2018

Women’s magazines and periodicals from the past offer some great advice on things like how to economize in the home or care for your baby’s teeth.

This month’s sampling is from Farm & Home, The Magazine of rural British Columbia published November 15, 1930. This particular article provides some tips for the gardener – you’d get all that and more for the grand price of 5 cents per issue back in the day.

It’s All There in Black and White: Grey Cup in the Comox Valley

Grey Cup coming up! Courtenay entered a float in the 1963 Vancouver Grey Cup parade. Our float was described as the biggest in the procession and was truly a community effort to produce. All in the name of showing support for the BC Lions who held training camps here (on and off) starting in 1961. Check out this article from the Comox District Free Press of November 27, 1963.

Bonus! Click here Click here to see photos including one of the Comox Valley float.

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

Remembrance Day Reminder

A look back through an excerpt from The Courtenaian, Journal of the Courtenay Public Schools, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Vol. 1. No. 2. November, 1914

“On Monday, Nov. 2nd, the pupils of Divisions I and II went up to the station to say good-bye and give three cheers to the men who are going to the front. The platform was well crowded with people, and we had to wait quite a while before the train started. As the train pulled out we gave three hearty cheers to the Courtenay men who are answering the call of duty.”

Bells of Peace

On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells.

When you hear the bells toll, take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.

Bells of Peace was developed by The Royal Canadian Legion in partnership with the Government of Canada.

To find out more about local activities click here.

Periodical Wisdom: October 2018

We’ve scoured the archives for women’s magazines and periodicals to share some advice from the good old days.

This month’s feature provides some unusual recipes to help combat the ever increasing cost of living.

That peanut butter sausage recipe that just became your family’s new favourite? You can thank The Christmas People’s Home Journal of 1917.

As always, we’ve sourced the info from our stash of women’s magazines and periodicals in the archives.

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