3 Minutes of Reality; Preserved Food and Sad History

This is a sobering 3-minutes.

It’s a simple monologue from a Canadian woman named Mary who shares how her family depended on preserving meat in order to survive the winter and shares that starvation wasn’t the only threat.  It’s an important story to share; one that reminds me of the importance of the journey of preserving as well as a reminder of a sobering part of Canadian History that’s rarely shared:

I know this goes beyond the levity of most things we share here; but it’s a video that’s really had me reflecting and thought others might appreciate the chance to see and share it as well.


  1. That quick aside at the end really got me. A while ago, I read Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football’s Greatest Battle. Long title, but I was riveted and horrified by the boarding schools so many Native American children were hustled off to. Unimaginable, yet sadly true :(

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