Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April 29: the Frank Slide

The Canadian Encylopedia notes the 106th anniversary of the Frank Slide.
When I was a child in Nelson, British Columbia, my parents knew a woman who was an (orphaned) survivor of that slide. They knew another woman who had an uncanny gift for walking along a shoreline or ploughed field and picking up protectile points she spotted with amazing frequency.

I know these were two different women, but in my youthful mind they fused, and I half-imagined someone whose escape from the rocks at Frank had given her power over another kind of stone.

Picture: from the Canadian Encyclopedia.
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