Romance is Everywhere
No trip would be complete without a trip to a museum so, while visiting my sister, we went to the North Peace Museum (in Fort St. John, northern British Columbia, Canada). It’s a very nice museum. but what struck me was the evidence of romance in so many places.
Here we have a replica of a trapper’s cabin. Many were about this size, or even smaller. (shudder). Usually the trapper was alone and mostly outdoors, but there were those who took wives with them. One presumes there were babies born while spending time together. Living in such tiny quarters with little in the way of company must have surely tested the occupants in many ways. I looked at it, thought of sharing the area with another human and thought ‘that is love.’ I hope the wife spent much time outdoors as well.
To the right is a log cabin. Quite an improvement over the trapper’s cabin but still with it’s challenges. A honeymoon couple spent the first hours of their time here catching rats.The place became known as “Shack with Class.”
Somehow, I think it would find that less than romantic. I guess I’m not made of the same stern stuff some of those women were.
There is a different kind of romance…the love of coffee. Getting coffee to northern BC in the early years required a great deal of commitment. This is the kind of barrel the coffee beans came in. Read the info on how the barrel reached the store.
Romance is everywhere. Devotion and dedication is evidenced by the journey and the living conditions. True love endures every challenge.
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