In this Book

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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In 1949, Margaret Norquay moved with her new husband, a minister with the United Church of Canada, to Mayerthorpe, in northern Alberta, a village in the centre of what was in those days a pioneer hinterland. Broad Is the Way is a collection of stories from their seven years there. Told with affection and gentle humour, the stories cover the challenges, heartaches, and delights of a young community and a minister and his wife in a very new marriage. Topics include the experience of orphan children sent to work on Western farms, manoeuvring for a restroom downtown for farmers’ wives in need of a place to change their babies while their husbands did business, dealing with the RCMP over liquor found in the church basement, and the generosity of spirit shown by the community to the Norquays. Throughout the book, Margaret Norquay’s indomitable spirit and determination are evident and illustrate her passionate belief in making positive change and having fun while doing it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. p. ix
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  1. 1 As the Twig Is Bent
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 2 Holy Matrimony
  2. pp. 8-13
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  1. 3 We Arrive in Mayerthorpe
  2. pp. 14-20
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  1. 4 Not by Bread Alone
  2. pp. 21-24
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  1. 5 Money Back Guaranteed
  2. pp. 25-27
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  1. 6 No Hornets Here
  2. pp. 28-30
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  1. 7 Mr. Kringsberg’s Christmas Dinner
  2. pp. 31-34
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  1. 8 In a Pinch, Use Tarpaper
  2. pp. 35-39
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  1. 9 Sweet Singing in the Choir
  2. pp. 40-43
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  1. 10 Nobody Asked Me to Buy a Ticket
  2. pp. 44-46
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  1. 11 No 911 in the 1950s
  2. pp. 47-50
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  1. 12 Don’t Tell Your Husband Everything
  2. pp. 51-53
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  1. 13 Best to Hang On to a Big Jack
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. 14 Glad We Didn’t Have Noah’s Animals
  2. pp. 56-60
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  1. 15 Never Mess with the WCTU
  2. pp. 61-63
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  1. 16 You Need to Dress Up for a Wedding
  2. pp. 64-68
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  1. 17 Purged of Pity and Fear
  2. pp. 69-72
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  1. 18 Too Bad They Don’t Brew Beer
  2. pp. 73-77
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  1. 19 Scrub Trees May Have Deep Roots
  2. pp. 78-82
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  1. 20 Sympathy and Prejudice Come with a Crack on the Head
  2. pp. 83-86
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  1. 21 Recycling Gallon Cans
  2. pp. 87-91
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  1. 22 Founding Edmonton’s United Community Fund
  2. pp. 92-97
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  1. 23 Learning to Be a Woman
  2. pp. 98-102
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