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Looking Back: Remember 6
Canadian Post (Lindsay, ONT), 18 Aug 1995, p. 30

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 7 August 1995
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18 Aug 1995
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

"Old Lindsay gets revisited"

*A very personable gentleman by the name of W. R. "Bill" Allely was Lindsay's town clerk - Treasurer.

*"Pete" Kearns had the contract for garbage collection with the town. "Pete" had a huge "garbage wagon" that was drawn by a team of horses and garbage was left in front of local residences in garbage pails, not in plastic bags as it is to-day.

Once his wagon was loaded "Pete" would head for the town dump that was located just north of the sand pits at Colborne and Angeline streets.

Pete was a man whom I can't ever recall seeing who didn't have a smile on his face.

*Farmers used to deliver butter, fresh eggs, and milk, cream and even home-made bread to your door.

*W.A. "Art" Hooper Sr. was invited by the famous Paul Whiteman to join his orchestra as a drummer and percussionist.

According to his brother Bert, "Art" declined because of the fact that did not want to leave his wife and family while he traveled all over the United States and Canada.

*"Langlois" was a popular laundry business in Lindsay.

*As kids we used to jump on the runner of a horse-drawn sleigh and have a rocky ride for a block or two. Sometimes the driver would invite us to hop up on the seat beside him and chat. This was always a welcome invitation but on occasion one horse might flatulate in your face but that was a gamble one took and it was worth the price of the ride. As soon as we met a sleigh travelling in the opposite direction we would hop off the one we were on and ride back to our original destination on the other.

*The Board of Education allowed milk to be sold in elementary schools. Teachers would collect twenty-five cents from students in payment for a two week's milk supply. The milk arrived in the morning prior to recess and was in half-pint sized bottles.

*The village of Gelert boasted a nice restaurant/tavern and gas bar known as "Gelert Gardens" and was owned and operated by Mr. & Mrs. Syd Jennings.

*Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hill were proprietors of a general store in Lochlin where everything from dry goods to sacks of flour was available to customers living, or vacationing, in the area. Their store saved many people from having to travel to Minden or Haliburton for supplies.

*A town councilor once remarked, during a council meeting, that the East Ward couldn't entice a doctor or lawyer to live over there.

"That may be true" Alderman Charlie Lamb shot back "but it's the only ward in Lindsay whose property taxes are never in arrears."

*John Deyell's Book Binding plant was located in what is now the Queen St. Church Annex on Lindsay St. N. and between the church and annex were two tennis courts available for use by the general public.

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Looking Back: Remember 6