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Antelope Street Cabin in LEGO

LEGO house minifigures

Our cabin, along with 305 other residences in Hidden Valley Alberta, was destroyed in the flood of June 2013. All that is left of it is rubble, but we have many wonderful memories and hundreds of photos taken by our

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In Hidden Valley – A Remembrance Poem

plants weather Helianthus frost

In Hidden Valley the sunflowers grew Between the poplars, fresh with dew. They marked our divots; and in the sky The crows, still cawing as they fly, Break the calm that lies below. We are the scattered. Short days ago

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Golf Carts and Corn Stalks – After Flood Perspectives

golf cart tipped over

Our eyes are side by side – we just naturally look at life in a horizontal perspective! In the aftermath of the Flood at Hidden Valley, Alberta, a few things that were once vertically aligned are now in a horizontal

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Messages – Muddy and Otherwise

mailbox mud flood

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. – Carl Sandburg – A slippery, gooey, contaminated mud coated just everything in Hidden Valley. When

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Note to the Human Vultures


It seems to me the vultures have stopped circling. – Geoffrey Becker – Hidden Valley has been a beehive of activity since the go ahead to enter the flood zone was given by Health Canada and The Siksika Nation. The

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Hidden Valley – Re-entry

Alberta flood damage 2013

There’s no such thing as a 100-year flood. – Andrew Cuomo – Our Cabin before the flood – of 2013 …  after being rebuilt by the previous owners after the floods of 1995 and 2005. Our place after the flood.

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Hidden Valley – A Community Lost

Empty lot where a home was

The Siksika Nation chose not to renew the Lease for Hidden Valley. Insurance companies will likely refuse to compensate cabin owners for loss from the  overland flooding of the Mighty Bow River in Alberta. Provincial and Federal Governments might choose

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Hidden Valley not Invisible Valley

Bow River, Siksika Nation, Alberta flood damage 2013

Give me a break!!!! You can afford a house and a cottage on a golf course or to stay all winter in the Southern USA and you want the rest of Albertans to help you out because you lost your

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Hidden Valley Golf Resort – Stress Busters

Alberta golf cart parade Canada Day

I read a study the other day that looked at post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in flood victims. The study observed the long term effects on residents of a flood in Poland in 1997. I was struck by the similarities

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