Quest in Roots:
Brookdale Manitoba History

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How would you like to have lived in this land, No roads, no bus, no car on hand To most who live now, it would be a shock, If you made your living digging rock.

The pioneer he hit the dust He had to move, he could not rest In winter''s snow and summer heat, He had to work or could not eat.

By the strength of his back And the sweat of his brow, He turned up the sod With the walking plow.

So when our days are over And our work on earth is done; When we go to that other place That is higher than the sun.

And as we reach the golden gate, We need not ever fear.

The first one in that better place Will be our humble pioneer.


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