We arrived in Regina on a brilliantly sunny and cold day. We were met by several of the city's "pillars of the community," who took us to breakfast. When we were served half-grapefruits, all we could do is look at them. We had never seen grapefruits before. None of us knew what to do with them.
The community was very good to us. Sam Promislow took us to his dry goods store and told us to take whatever we needed. I remember picking up a hairbrush and Sam said, "No, no, let me show you where the brushes with the really good bristles are."