The day we came to Waasis still stands clear in my mind. My Dad (Glen Royce Marney) had gone on ahead. Mother, Roy (my brother) and I came down in the car with mother. It was the last week of August and we had to get settled into our new home and pending school year. We had to leave our Grandma (Ada Blanche Mooers) behind. As we said our goodbye's. We somehow had gotten into the car ! With the promise to return to see grandma OFTEN. As time would have it we often did. On the way down....I remember turning to my brother. Looking at each other and starting to cry. When my Mom asked "why were we crying", I can still distantly remember my words. "I don't know why he is crying.......but I am leaving my grandmother :( At five it is sometimes hard to judge that long week or two before we could return. I can remember getting out of the car......it was as though we had driven off the face of the earth, practically. But, there in the house next to ours was the Anderson Family, who too rented from the Wade family (our home now). I think it was perhaps the children (many of them) looking out of the window with their blonde hair shining in the sunlight. That made me think.....just maybe I could find a friend. I did ! It was Marjorie and Christina/Donald and Roy Anderson ! And, so, these were to be my new friends to walk to school with over one mile away every day. A two room schoolhouse. Waasis Schoolhouse. Life began again anew ! Ever going back to my Grandmothers home on the Weekends and CHRISTMAS...with thousands of memories of Grandma's house at Christmas. Even my Aunt Isabelle and Uncle Allan Grant would be home from the States. I would get to see my many cousins. And to spend two weeks of the summer with my BEST FRIEND and cousin Barb Marney :) The long lazy days of summer in the Country at her home always held adventure ! The long walks in the long....long fields. The "Green Apples" we ate with salt and vinegar ~ The mudcakes trimmed with wildflowers ! Our dolls as they we would put them in the apple trees to hang out! The cherry tree..... real red cherries ! The baby fawn we fed with a bottle and nipple. How the fawn would follow us. The frogs we found in the brook "a deep, deep blue one....no one believes this to this date. But it was a deep teal, shiny blue. We even caught it for a moment or two.