Frequently Asked Questions
What is your book about?
It's a tragicomic memoir of growing up in Regina on the flatlands of Canada in the 1960s. Many funny stories, with a few tragic ones as well -- just like life is.
Is that a real photo of you and a nun on the cover?
Yes. (Why does EVERYONE ask this?!) The photo is of Sister Margaret, my Grade One teacher, and I taken in the basement of Little Flower Church right after I received First Communion in 1966.
Why did you write this book?
I always wanted to compile all the funny and sad stories of my family. To document what is was like growing up in a small prairie city in the 1960s.
It says 'Book One' on the inside cover -- are there more?
Yes. Book Two will be about the 1970s and 80s (disco to punk), and the third one will be the 90s onward.
Where can I buy your book?
Check my book website, DavidGGrade3.com, for a special free-delivery offer for Regina residents, plus an Amazon link for people to buy the print or ebook everywhere in the world.
Why is your book dedicated to "the two women who created me"?
My mom was a single mom who raised four children, me being the youngest. My sister, nine years older, did an equal part in raising me.
What places in Regina are featured in your book?
Many places from my childhood no longer exist: The Met Theatre and many other downtown movie theatres ... the Medical Dental Building on Rose & 11th where everyone's dentist and doctor were located ... my grade school, St. Thomas, where Access Communications is right now ... plus the east-end cement plant, the Coca-Cola factory on Park Street, Exhibition Auditorium for Stampede Wrestling.
David Robert Loblaw lives on the windy flatlands of Canada with his wife and hound dogs. He has never learned to type with more than one finger or swim.
David G Grade 3 is his first published book. It is the first of three memoirs, the second being 14 Turner and the third as yet untitled (possibly Y2K: Everyone Was Wrong Except Me.)
Loblaw's memoirs are his attempt to honour the two women who raised him: his mother and his sister. Two vastly different people, he considers himself a hybrid of the two.
After he lost his brother, father, sister, and mother within a few years, Loblaw inherited a mountain of documents and photos that his hoarder mother left for him. After reading the hundreds of personal letters these four people wrote each other (none to David himself) over decades, he was chilled to realize his lifelong view of his family was so different from their realities.
His lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut will start to come true this weekend when he wins the big lottery.
Click here to see photos and videos of his hometown at drloblaw.com
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