Category Archives: Alberta

Mr Mel’s scrambled eggs

Mr Mel’s scrambled eggs

I was always a smartass kid when I was young. I was a handful for any teacher. I was a bright kid with a lot of wit and maybe too comfortable exercising it with authority figures. I was never a violent kid. I had the odd schoolyard dust up but most of the time thatContinue Reading

Spruce Grove

Spruce Grove

I will revisit Gunn and the County of Lac Ste. Anne (refer to my previous post) later. Firstly, I feel I must follow my geographic life in chronological order, and introduce you to Spruce Grove. As I grew up, it soon became obvious to everyone around that Gunn was too small to contain me. So at theContinue Reading

The magical Gunn General Store

The magical Gunn General Store

My name is Greg Polak and I was born in the city of…wait, the town of…nope, that’s not right…the summer village? Nope. The Hamlet, that’s it. I was born in the Hamlet of Gunn, Alberta, located on Lac Ste Anne in Canada’s Great White North. When I meet other people from Canada, I’m faced withContinue Reading

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