It's Throwback Thursday, a time to reflect on days gone by.
It'll be 50 years ago this summer that my mom, dad, sisters and me made the move to Moose Jaw.
I was 8 years old and going into grade 3.
It was a big move for my dad. He was making the move from Regina for a chance at a better, simpler life at age 49.
It was 1973 and while everything was less expensive back then, paycheques weren't what they are today either.
Our 3-bedroom bungalow in Regina sold for $21,500 which was not a bad price at that time. However, the best deal dad could get on our new home in Moose Jaw was $23,000.
I recall my father being very worried about that. How were we going to make up that extra $1500?
Years later, when dad was in late 70s, we had a good laugh about that.
By the turn of the century, a shortfall of $1500 was nothing much to worry about for us.
Weren't we lucky?