May 17th, 1999
Fare Thee Well My Friend
By Deanna Birkholm
For many months in this space you have mostly found the writing
of Clive Schaupmeyer. He has informed, taught, and entertained us with his
knowledge and adventures "North of the Border." He has shared his joy, his
passion, and his sorrows here. And we are grateful, for it is the sharing of
experiences which make a frame of reference - and a community.
Clive has taken a new job in southern Alberta, and he and his wife Willie have sold their home
of 27 years, bought a home in the new community, and as Clive says, "working on the Mother
of All Yard Sales." Funny how much stuff one does accumulate over the years.
Quoting Clive, " We will move in early to mid July after doing a
bit of work in the basement of our "new" 4-year-old bungalow. We will
live in the small prairie town of Coaldale just east of Lethbridge in SW
Alberta. Our home will be 75 minutes from the Crowsnest, and about 2
hours (hauling the fifth-wheel) from our favorite camping places in the mountains.
Cutt streams up there. Brown trout were planted in a stretch of the Oldman
River a few years ago, and they are rumored to be as close as 30 minutes
from our new home. Our youngest son lives about 25 minutes away in another
If you've been there, done that, you know it isn't an easy job to relocate. I don't envy the
job or the necessary transition to the new life. However it occurred to me that we who have
enjoyed these columns might make the move a little easier for Clive and Willie if we
sent off some good wishes. (And maybe he will think kindly of us all and return to this space
in the fall.)
So with our "Fare Thee Well and Best Wishes" to Clive and Willie,
here is his email if you would like to thank him for his time and effort
in providing so many wonderful columns.
Email: Clive Schaupmeyer.
Our sincere thanks and very best wishes Clive! Upward and onward with love
and joy - and more time on the water. ~ LadyFisher & JC
Our Man In Canada Archives
Bio on Our Man In Canada
Clive Schaupmeyer is an outdoor writer and
photographer. He is the author of The Essential Guide to
Fly-Fishing, a 288-page book for novice and intermediate fly
anglers. His photo of a boy fishing was judged the best outdoor
picture of 1996 published by a member of the Outdoor Writers
of Canada. He fly-fishes for trout in Alberta's foothill and
mountain streams and for pike near his home in Brooks,
For information on where to find, or how to get a copy of
Clive's book, Click here!
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