The CPR was on the way down a road to improvement which could see my Dad unemployed with a growing family . By this point , he had attained some seniority , but unfortunately not enough to retain a place in the Sudbury subdivision . Most sectionmen were well entrenched into their positions and were there to stay . In such threatening times , none were budging . Lily's father had put in more years so he would be staying in Larchwood when the time came.
|Mum nurtured her flower garden , including|
the towering burdock for its showy blossoms. This would be her last garden for a while.
The decision was made to move back to Mattawa . It was a subdivision with more employees and positions than Larchwood . There was a better chance that the time he had put in would count for something when the toll was taken .He would still have a job ...or would he?