|Bill Demoskoff (left) and Nick Cazakoff, mid-1970s|
William (Bill) Demoskoff and his brother-in-law Nick Cazakoff (my husband’s father and maternal uncle, respectively).
Bill and Nick are gathering seaweed from the ocean beach. (Bill holds a bag, while Nick uses a pitchfork to put the seaweed in the bag.)
In the mid-1970s, presumably in the autumn.
The photo was taken in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver, British Columbia.
My parents-in-law used seaweed as a fertilizer in their vegetable garden.
My husband likes this photo, because it shows how hard-working and energetic his parents were. Bill and Ann would drive from their home in Grand Forks, BC to the Lower Mainland coast (a seven hour journey) to visit family and to collect seaweed. Ann’s brother Nick and his wife Edna (who lived near Tsawwassen) used seaweed in their large garden and believed in its benefits. This photo is an example of Bill and Ann pairing a family visit with a trip to the beach.
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.