SPECIAL BOOK DONATED
This past week, the Mission Community Archives added an unique book to its Reference Library Collection
titled: Barefooted Boy with Shoes On.
Donated by the author, George W. Fraser, the self-published book provides a candid memoir of his everyday life with family and the communities he lived in between 1937 and 1944, including: 79 Creek, Silverdale, Stave Lake, Hatzic and Mission.
George Fraser, 2015
Val Billesberger Photo
At the age of eighty-five with almost total recall I reflect back to my boyhood days in the Fraser Valley. These times were often turbulent, with alcoholic parents and the Great Depression, life was not always a bowl of cherries
Mr. Fraser states in the introduction of his book.
The seventy-three page memoir which includes historic photographs from the Mission Community Archives ends during the time he lived in what he described as the great metropolis of Mission City.
In his conclusion he writes: Although the story is not exactly pretty it is dedicated to my little brother and pal Freddy Fraser, and all true according to my fantastic memory. What would a person write about in their memoirs if life was perfect and there was never a struggle? Click here to read more
SUMMER JOB AT COMMUNITY ARCHIVES
Applications from students are currently being accepted until May 31st for a Community Collections Assistant
. For more details about the job and eligibility requirements please view job posting
You can find out the fascinating story behind the names of local streets by reading our Street Stories
MISSION'S NOTABLE WOMEN...
about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives through the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program.