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Old 11-07-2011, 09:57 PM   #29
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Here's the Other Grandpa's old digs. Grandpa Wilson drove a bulldozer in either the 40's or the 50's building Highway 18 from Duncan to Youbou. Later on, he became a millwright at the old Youbou Sawmill. He built this shop on his Neva Road lot, right next to the highway, and he also built a home made, sawdust burning furnace underneath the house! It made perfect sense, bringing sawdust home from the mill to keep the house warm. I remember seeing him descending into this mysterious "dirt room" in the basement to stoke it. pretty strange, seeing this as a 5 year old!

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Well, time to start heading back. I take Greendale Road, another favorite, to connect to the old highway. But wait! I forgot something!

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This is one of my favorite local fall traditions. If you head towards Mesachie from Lake Cowichan just after Halloween, there are a few kilometers of road known as "Sleepy Hollow"! Hundreds of carved pumpkins are placed here every year by the locals!

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Civic elections are coming!

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