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Grammy's Birthday Book

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S: On your 80th Birthday

1: To those who came before us To this land of lakes and trees, They settled, toiled and left us With treasured memories. Mildred Stefiszyn

2: Mom: Elizabeth Wilson Haldane "Going to Town" 1945 | Dad: Henry Arthur Stephens Royal Edmonton Regiment Belgium 1944

3: 1934

4: Mildred Ruth Stephens 13th of June 1934

5: First horseback ride 3-4 months old with Earl Goslin | 1 1/2 years old | 1936 - Gray House Edmonton Dad carried picture through WWII overseas | 1934

6: Mom, Dad & Mildred 1936 2 years old | 1936 2 years old | In Dad's Alberta Dragoons 1937 3 years

7: Mildred & Carol Cooking Lake School Days 1942 8 years old | Mildred, Arlene & Orest Stefiszyn Rolling Easter eggs down the hill NCL farms 1942 8 years old | Arlene & Mildred North Cooking Lake 1942 | Arlene & Mildred on the Swing NCL Farm 1943 9 years

8: Mildred holding V for Victory Doll Christmas at North Cooking Lake Farm 1944 10 years old | 11 year birthday party 1945 Lorna Phillips, Mildred, Arlene, Daisy Phillips, Shirley Phillips, Bessie Scott (Back Row) Shirley Phillips, Ella Brydges, Muriel Morrow, Shirley Morrow, Carol | Arlene, Carol, Mildred King Edward School, Edmonton 1945 11 years old

9: By the old log barn at North Cooking Lake - Dad came home to farm & "I was so happy" 1946/47 | Carol & Mildred North Cooking Lake 1946-47 13 years old

10: Stefiszyn Farm 1949 15 years | Mildred & Stella Stella's wedding 1949 | 14 Year on jumper Buckskin Tilly

11: 1950 16 years old

12: Engagement 1950 Elk Island Park | Bruce & Mildred Watching boats on Astoin Lake (left) Bill & Mildred engagement picnic (centre & right)

13: Married Friday November 3rd, 1950 1st Presbyterian Chapel, Edmonton Ken Vice & sister Carol 'traveled on the Friday train'

14: With brother Bruce 1950 | 1951 17 years old | Holding baby Carol Kozey 1952

15: Mildred at first home (one room shack) 1952 18 years old | 1st Baby Deborah Lee Christening 1954 20 years old | Arlene & Mildred 1955

16: Tony our Belgian Stallion: Sire of Tex & Roxy 1956 | With Debbie & Brenda 1955 | 1957 23 years old

17: Mildred with last baby, Peggy Ann 1964 | Story Time 1964 | pin-curled to go to Haney's Rodeo 1960 26 years old | Baby Boy Billy 1958

18: Mildred & Bill Bob & Edna Meers Christmas Party 1965 | Surprise 15th Anniversary Party 1965

19: First Perm! 1966 | Turkey almost done, curlers still in 1968 | Christmas in the wee house 1969 | Housewarming 1974 40 years old | Arlene, Mildred, Carol & Mom The old hunting cabin "the Shack" 1974

20: Daughter Brenda's Wedding Outside the church October 1977

21: Daughter Susan's Wedding August 1980 | Our annual Camrose Fair & Parade 1982 | New Grand-daughter Mandy 4 generations 1983 | Made 'Brand' afghan for our boy's hockey team

22: 1975 41 years old

23: Crock Collection Tofield Gun Show 1980 | Mildred & Dick Osberg Piper of City Police Roundhill 100 year 1980 | One big turnip! Love to garden 1980

24: Europe & the British Isles 1984 50th Birthday Bus Tour with Carol 6 days in London, 10 days with cousins in Scotland, 10 bus tour in Europe | Buckingham Palace, London | London Tower | Holland | Swiss Alps | Isle of Capri | Colosseum, Rome | Lakes | Napoleon Palace, Paris | Stonehenge | Edinburgh, Scotland | Hadians Wall, England | To Kiss the Blarney Stony, Ross Castle, Ireland | Being Irish | Actual Birth Day Cupcake with the Tour Guide in Monaco

25: 50th Birthday

26: Birds of Alberta U of A display at DNCL 1985 | Vancouver 1986 | Vancouver 1986

27: Singing in the DNCL Choir 1987 | August 1987 | 1987 57 years old

28: October 10, 1987

29: Making my own wedding cake

30: Lorne's Birthday 1987 53 years old | 1991 | With Mark Messier and the Cup 1988 | 1997 63 years old

31: Athabasca Falls October 1998 64 years old

32: Niagara Falls 2001 | Jasper 2000 | Dominican Republic 2006

33: 2000 66 years old | Visit to Fort McLeod & Lethbridge 2007 73 years old | Celebrating the new Millennium DNCL Hall Party 2000 | Heritage display for Alberta Winter Games 2000

34: To see the Queen! Thrill of a lifetime 2005 | Alaskan Cruise 2006 72 years old | Miette Hot Springs "Our Favorite Place" 2011

35: Fire Department Fall Ball, Tofield 2013 79 years old | 2010 | 2013 | Easter 2011

36: 1st Art Show Founding member of Strathcona Art Society | Community contributions, awards & achievements | Unveiling a Plaque for Home Coming Park on our DNCL 30th Anniversary 1982

37: Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE | "Land Among the Lakes" A History of the Deville and North Cooking Lake Area published 1983

39: Receiving award for oral history for Strathcona County 1988 | Rob Lougheed MLA presents cheque for Hall enhancement to Mildred & Lynda Flotten 1990 | Deville/North Cooking Lake Homecoming Park 1992

40: Receiving the Queen's Medal for Mildred's contribution as a volunteer Presented by M.L.A Rob Lougheed 1993

43: 75th Anniversary of Parks Alberta at the Legislature Rob Laugheed MLA, Mr & Mrs NormanKwong, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta 2005 | Dedication of Ste. Marguerite Church as Provincial Historical Site 2003

44: Unveiling of Grandpa Stephens historical plaque placed in Elk Island National Park. Mildred, M.L.A. Dave Quest, and Superintendent Elk Island National Park Marilyn Peckett 2007 | Unveiling plaque at Heritage Interpretive Centre Cooking Lake/Blackfoot George Wunderly, Mildred, Ed Marsh

46: All of my children, "the Happy gang" 1980

47: Created with love in the Spring 2014 in honour of Mildred on the occasion of her 80th birthday.

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