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Golfing with Russ Jackson

One of my first days at Caledonia High School, I recall Bill Prince mentioning that he was going to a Hamilton Ticat Football game ... I was awestruck! I couldn't, in my wildest dreams, imagine going to a real football game. A few years later, I too, got to go to "I never win" stadium and ...

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Grade 9 SHOP

Another Caithness Street arena memory was the location of SHOP . In grade nine, all boys were required to take INDUSTRIAL ARTS, which became shortened to SHOP. Quite a change from today s grade nine options imagine, our oldest grandkids are off to grade nine next year. Our SHOP class was up ...

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Long Distance Information

Needed a phone number the other day, so I dialed 411. A recording asked me to say whether or not I wanted to speak in English or French, what city, what province, the name, the street then I was asked to wait… the a real person came on and asked what city. I knew communications were going to be ...

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Lorrie Griffey's 65

A couple of triggers have caused the reflector to get pulled this week. I noticed a Spectator headline on the dating of young folk it starts with group activities, which then leads to attraction amongst group members to proceed to shows, dances, etc. I also had a call from the infamous ...

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Saps-A-Running

Boy, it s been quite a winter lots of snow, lots of sub 0 C or 32 for us  Older Folk and more winter wind than I can remember. However, it s all but over!  A sure sign of spring back on the Second Line was the preparation for Maple Syrup. We had about 40 acres of mixed hardwood bush ...

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The Drive Thru

What would we do without the drive thru?  Just this week Richard Anderson and I talked about what seems to be everybody’s favourite coffee shop and its drive thru – probably more profitable for the establishment to have you NOT come in, just drive through and deposit.  Quite a ...

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The Kiss Goodnight ... PRICELESS!

Back when you and I were young Maggie ... the typical weekend experience went something like this ...  Off the school bus at about 4:30, walk a mile - UPHILL - change to work clothes, complete chores, cleanup, supper, then receive your allowance - $10.00 as I remember. Around 7:00, fire up ...

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Time Marches On

One of the first realizations of aging for me, was the election of Bill Clinton as President of the U.S. For the first time in my life, a President was younger than I! As time marches on, other benchmarks or signals or events keep reminding us of the process – reading glasses, hip aches, ...

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What's Your Commission Rate?

I find it difficult to while-away the hours while Laurie shops-away the limit on the VISA.  When I’m subjected to this painful endurance test, I think of something it would be nice to have but not something I need, and ‘head-out.’ A couple of years back, I thought it would be good to have ...

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Who's driving your bus?

The decision to use the services of a person/business in an area of need (financial adviser, lawyer, car salesman, realtor etc.) is not always an easy one. A few years back, I was asked to market a home for a young couple who were moving up to a newer larger home. ...

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