Souvenir pillow

This souvenir pillow from the small town of Cabri, Saskatchewan reads “Souvenir of Saskatchewan, Canada, 50 Years of Progress 1905-1955.” The 50 years commemorate Saskatchewan's designation as a province independent of the Northwest Territories. As the growing middle class pursued travel in the late 19th century, souvenir pillows became popular trip mementos.


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What is the most memorable souvenir you own?

responded: May 28, 2010

Posted by Scarlett

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In the winter, my most memorable souvenir is a beautiful hand-knit woolen scarf I bought in New Zealand some 20+ years ago. It's colourful and warm, cheers me up and reminds me how much I've enjoyed New Zealand everytime I've visited. My oldest souvenir is a little (2 inches long) carved, wooden black bear (quite carefully painted black with fierce white eyes) that I got as a child when cottaging somewhere near Spruce Falls. One of its little feet is chewed off -- don't know if I did that or someone else did -- but he still stands well and regularly prowls my kitchen window sill keeping company with other special souvenirs. He reminds me that cottaging in my childhood was not always a completely safe activity and the lessons I learned then about the dangers of the great outdoors.

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