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"Dear Betty" -- Letters from Helen Dawe and Betty Youngson, 1973, Page 2

The first year of correspondence in the collection sets the tone for the decade that followed. Helen updates Betty on the who, what and where of Sechelt. Betty supplies Helen with amusing and interesting details of days past on topics that include the school privy and the cows she avoided on the way to and from school. With encouragement from Helen, Betty's memories of the Sechelt 'jail' are published in the local paper.

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March 20, 1973

United Farmer's Hall, Norwest Bay Road, Sechelt (Article by Betty Ingram, nee Youngson)

The hall was built by volunteer labour, and was constructed of logs, chinked with moss and had a shake roof. In the early days it was the site for the local dances and social events.

May 5, 1973

Dear Betty,

It is good to know that the Motrin seems to be helping your mother, but the side effects are a horrid price to pay.

May 10, 1973

Dear Helen,

So good to hear from you and we do appreciate your kindness in writing. It was just great to hear all the news of the 'doings' up there.

May 13, 1973

Dear Betty,

Thank you sincerely. Your recollections of the old police-relief office are sheer perfection in content, style and wit.

May 22, 1973

Dear Helen,

First of all, my most grateful thanks for you for the lovely letter received last week regarding the jail write-up. The kind things you said did wonders for my morale!



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