Millicent Street

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Prior to the adoption reform of the early 1920’s potential candidates for adoption would be visited at their homes and the infant would be photographed. In 1916 for reasons unknown there is a small collection of these children.

One such photograph is of 'Baby Donald Brown' at 57 Millicent Street, March 3, 1916.

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I came back home from the second war
And nothing ever stayed the same
I left a broken heart in the prairies
What am I doing in Queen City again?
I was never the fathering kind
I guess blood runs thicker than they claim
Now all I have is a photograph, an address
And thirty years of estrangement from my own name

I don't know why I came back
I don't know why I came back
I don't know why I came back to Millicent Street

Now that I'm standing at the doorstep
Of fifty-seven Millicent holding a half finished letter
Now that I recognize your face in mine
I don't want you to know that I wish you would say
That you wish you had of loved me better

I don't know why I came back
I don't know why I came back
I don't know why I came back to Millicent Street

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from Queen City: Volume Two, released July 21, 2015

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