Articles Written By Gipp Forster


By Gipp Forster on Feb 1, 2014

I should have been a movie star or a stage actor or a famous singer or a major hockey celebrity, but because of certain set-backs, I had to allow the parade to pass me by. Read more...

I Remember When

By Gipp Forster on Sep 1, 2013

I count Victoria as my “home town.” Compared to some, I am still one of the new kids on the block. But still, I can say in reference to some things: “I remember when.” Read more...

What do you Want to Be?

By Gipp Forster on Jul 1, 2013

I got to thinking the other day (I do that every now and then; it scares my wife) about how many occupations I have had from when I was very young, right up until now when I’m a little bit older than very young. Read more...

Gipp Forster: Posthumously

By Gipp Forster on May 1, 2013

I won’t say when I first wrote this particular column. It could have been last week or last month or last year. It’s a posthumous column – in reserve for the time just after God tells me it’s getting dark and it’s time to come in. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on Mar 31, 2013

One of the many things wrong with retirement is you don’t get any holidays! If you are over seventy, the young think you are “cute” and not to be taken seriously. Read more...

You've Got a Friend

By Gipp Forster on Mar 1, 2013

I had someone say to me the other day: “How are you, my friend?” I didn’t realize he considered me a friend, and I felt pretty good about that. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on Dec 31, 2012

I am often told that I look like Santa Claus. I’ve got the white beard and I’m rotund, but I certainly couldn’t lift a huge bag of toys and put them in a sleigh. Read more...

I Like Santa Claus

By Gipp Forster on Dec 1, 2012

I like Santa Claus. I’ve always liked Santa Claus. He doesn’t frighten me or threaten me. I know the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate it with a joyous heart. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on Nov 1, 2012

I’ve never been a skier or a tobogganist or an ice skater. I guess that’s because I hate snow! Read more...

Gone But Not Forgotten

By Gipp Forster on Oct 1, 2012

I hate throwing things away. It could be a used deck of cards, a “stretched-beyond-repair” sweater, an old suit or a well-worn pair of shoes. The list goes on and on. Read more...

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