I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Maj. Jack Fitzwater had, in 1961, convinced the City of Kamloops to buy the 2141 steam engine.
What insight. He and his wife were neighbours of our family on West Seymour Street and I used to pick up weeping willow sticks on his back lawn and throw them into his incinerator.
He always gave me five cents, but on occasion he must have felt extra generous and gave me a dime for the job.
Those are wonderful memories.