I love the War Museum in Ottawa. First, it’s a splendid building. Unique, although it does remind me of a castle. As a kid in Germany I visited many castles and that feeling of them, ruined or restored, was just like the modern War Museum here : splendid. Full of architectural splendour of concrete and … More War Museum – Ottawa
The People you Meet! Such a busy summer for Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. I made it to London, Ontario; Souris and Winnipeg, Manitoba; Aylmer, Quebec; and of course lots of places around Ottawa for book sales and signings. Here are some fun notes about how these things can go: London, … More Summer Through the Lens
September 11. Here’s a quote from my book “Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story” by Michele Sabad, that I used to preface a story about my memories of the JFK assassination. It could just as easily apply to my memory of September 11, 2001: “Military families learn early that world events have direct consequences on … More September 11. Memories.
This post is a little overdue. In the Spring 2018 Issue of The Canadian Military Family Magazine, my article was featured in the “Guest Avid Reader” column. For those wanting to read the article here, here is the reprint (with author’s permission, ie, mine!) of PART 1 (Inspiration for writing the book Camp Follower One … More Inspiration Part 1
Hometown? Not exactly. As an army brat, I don’t have a hometown. But Souris, Manitoba is where my father lives. Not exactly the tourist destination one thinks of for summer vacation when you live in Aylmer, Quebec. But when relatives live across the country, (and we military families do get sprinkled across the country), you vacation … More Road trip 2018 – Part 2
Even though I’m retired from my paying job, the work of my new life as a writer continues, even on a road trip holiday! You know (if you follow this blog) that I come from a military family. My book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story is all about that kind of family life. So … More Road Trip 2018 : Part 1
Most base brats of my time can easily relate to the stories in my book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story, and I have appreciated the enthusiastic reviews. I would like now to share, especially with my fellow brats, the following review from a non-brat; I hope it touches you the same way it touched … More Camp Follower : Stories to Share with “Civvies”
In my “olden days” time of growing up an army kid, then becoming an Air Force wife and mother, I never had access that I knew of to family resources, much less any kind of organized appreciation for my role as the “follower” of my military father’s then husband’s career. Sure, we had the base … More Canadian Military Family Magazine : A Resource