Jim : George Roberts and now I don't know exactly the year , maybe a couple of years ago but around they built it in roughly in between 33 and 35 .
June: Okay so that's one old barn on your old place
Jim : See it wasn't our place at that time but my dad bought the place and it was around in years and it's still standing today
June : Okay
Jim : And it's .....
June : So I'll just make a mention here that I'm June Chamberland and I'm interviewing Jim and Edith White
Jim : Have you been out to Sylvan Glade?
June : No I haven't been that far out. I've been out to Reid, I've been out to Isle Pierre andChief Lake down to the Mandalay and as far as Halvorsen but I haven't been up Sylvan Glade. So how do you get to Sylvan Glade?
Jim : You just go straight on past, you know past
Edith : They don't call it Sylvan Glade anymore anyway
Jim : Just where the four corners are.
Jim : Yeah
Jim : Okay you go straight past them, just as you go past the Four Corners about from here to the highway maybe not that far I don't think there's a big barn , like you're going west on your left hand side . Yeah , it's still standing.
June : Who owns the property now?
Jim : Ah, some Austrians own it but there's people living on it by the name of Heinrich
June : Heinrich
Jim : Yes
Edith : Not Frank Heinrich
Jim : No not the other Heinrichs that lives on the other
Edith : I think these Heinrichs are renting
Jim : Yeah they're just renting because the people ....
June : I'll put this between yous here
Jim : That's Mrs .......................
June : Okay so maybe you can tell me about yourself and then you can tell me
Jim : Sure Well we been here like I say my dad homesteaded that quarter out there. It was then called Sylvan Glade in 1931 but there was a school out there and that's where we went to school.
Edith : The school burnt down
Jim : Oh yeah after many years the school burnt down
Edith : It was a log school as well.
Jim : All the schools them days were logs , not too many frame .... but we had a frame house, we didn't have a log house
June : Oh you had a frame house?
June : But the barn was logs
Jim : The barn was logs at that time but it fell in when I had the place later on, when I bought it from my father I tore the barn down .
June : So this other barn that is still standing there that is ....
Jim : That was on our neighbors at that time but then they left the country and my dad after the war my dad bought the quarter and joined it with his . Later on I bought, I bought my dad's place
June ; And you said that place belonged to Robbins?
Jim : At that time Gordon Robbins owned it and him and his brother George, George had a house up on Saxon Lake . Then George and him they built that log barn and they had a log house too but they didn't build the log house. A fellow by the name of Elmo Batiste built the log house but the log house, well it was torn down after my dad bought the place . Then he built a frame house. But the barn still stands today. That's the only log building out in that ....
June : Saxon Lake area.
Jim : Yeah
June : I'll have to look it up.
Edith : Yeah because it's a big barn.
Jim : You can't miss it. It's right on the edge of the road.
Edith : It doesn't have a hip roof or nothing, It's just has a ...
Jim : It looks sort of like that one there
June : Oh yeah
Edith : Ours had a hip roof. It blew down, lucky it didn't kill, just about hit him
June : So when your dad came to B.C. here, where did he come from ?
Jim : From Saskatchewan
June : From Saskatchewan. That's where everybody comes from, Sask.
Edith : I didn't. LAUGH
June : You were born here, right?
Edith : No . I come from Alberta
June : So your dad was he a farmer then, that was his main ....Jim ; Yeah he mostly just farmed
June : And your dad, what was his name?
Jim : George
June : George White, and your mother?
Jim : Mother's name? Mother's name was Mary.
Edith : Mary Elizabeth.
Jim ; That's their pictures up there.
June : Oh yeah.
Jim : That's my dad and my mother
Edith: My mom's still...she's alive.
Jim : Her mother lives in Parkside
June : Your mother does ?
Edith : Yes
Jim : Yeah , she has to go down and look after her every second day
June : Your dad passed away though
Jim : Oh my dad's been dead for quite a few years. He died when he was 71. My mother she died not too many years ago.
Edith : She died a long time ago Jim . It was 1977.
June : Yeah the years fly by don't they?
Jim : She was 86
June : *6 hey?
Jim : Yeah when she died.
June ; So how many kids were there in the family?
Jim : My family?
June : Yeah, your dad's
Jim : My dad's . There was 7 of us. There's only three of us left in my family. In her family there was 6 girls that are still all alive.
Edith : No they aren't. Martha's dead.
Jim : Yeah, one is dead. Martha's dead. She got killed on a , riding horse. We've seen lots of changes
June : Yeah I guess you have
Jim : Well are you any relation to that Chamberlains that used to live out there?
June : No
Jim : You're not hey?
June : No but I was told that there was Chamberlains down that little road