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Lachine, Quebec, Canada
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2008-02-19

"The Story Chair", Book Launch Feb 17, 2008

The Story Chair Cover
The Story Chair, the heirloom rocking chair from which Marg heard her mother's family stories and told stories to the boys in her Selwyn House classroom, serves as the launch pad for her family history saga now in book form.

After several years of investigation triggered in part by her mother's diaries, and including trips to Ontario, Ireland, Germany and Salt Lake City, the compilation of family history stories originally intended as a family document was picked up by Shoreline Press in Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, and turned into a real book.

The book launch took place Sunday afternoon, February 17, 2008 in the form of a wine and cheese reception at La Maison du brasseur in Lachine. Among the attendees were daughter Heather-Anne Hubbell from England, son Brian and family from New York State, friends from Summerlea church in Lachine where Marg is a member and from Selwyn House School where she taught, long-ago Toronto teaching compatriots Althea Poulos and Haria Fouriezos, publisher Judy Isherwood and designer Sarah Robinson, and Air Force era couples Burke, Matthews, Paproski, Yakachuk and Zimmerly (Goetz).

The photos below can be picked to view a larger version if desired.

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The signing table with bouquet from brother Ron, memorabilia and snowy backdrop.
The author preparing to sign and hard at work.
The signing table with Marg talking to Toronto era
co-teachers Althea Poulos and Haria Fouriezos,
Jeanne Moore of Summerlea Church checking out the books.


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Marg with publisher Judy Isherwood and designer Sarah Robinson.
With Toronto era teaching cohort Haria Fouriezos and husband Ted.
Summerlea friend Jane Percy signs the guest book.


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Marg's "reading" consisted of thanking all the folks who had helped
to bring the book to reality and to make the reception a joyful event.
To her right is her Toronto era teaching cohort and room-mate Althea Poulos.


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Summerlea folks watching the "reading",
and enjoying the refreshments.


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Some of Marg's Book Club cohorts and some Selwyn House friends.


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Some Summerlea folks and friends from Lachine (& Marville - it's in the book!) .


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Marg relaxing her signing hand with daughter Heather-Anne Hubbell and husband Bill.
Granddaughter Miranda in the Story Chair with Great-grandma Mary Belfry's doll.


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Overviews. Glenn Funamoto (with the camera) took many of the shots on this page.


Many thanks to all who attended, and to the McKenzie and Rodd families
of Summerlea United, who so ably handled the refreshments.

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