Kawartha Lakes Public Library - Digital Collections
Looking Back: Remember 7
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 19 October 1995
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*All school scribblers had multiplication, weights and measures tables printed on the back cover and our teachers made certain that we knew them thoroughly.

*In the early 1940's how proud we school children in Canada were, when we would sing "There'll Always Be An England!"

*You could buy an ice cream cone for a nickel.

*There were those of us who had but one pair of boots with which we played in, went to school in and polished up on Sunday to go to church in.

*Lindsay's Chief of Police, Ralph Lawler, drove a big Buick whose wheel spokes were made of hardwood. When driving the car it seemed to create a squawking from the spokes that could be heard several feet away.

*A shot of Gin topped up with a soft drink called "Gini," was a very popular summer drink.

*Canon Harold Hesketh of St. Paul's Anglican Church mentioned that St. Paul's was in a unique location. "Just to the South-west of us we have Communication (Post Office); across the street we have Recreation (The Kiwanis Arena); to the East of us we have Damnation (The Liquor Store); and here in St. Paul's we have Salvation!"

*Jack Crafton left Lindsay to open a grocery store in Omemee. Jack was one of Lindsay's top notch hockey players back in the 1930's.

*Ken Pinder's Fish & Chip shop was just a few doors north of Russell St. on the east side of Lindsay St.

*If you referred to a "fag" it meant a cigarette.

*Harvesting ice from nearby lakes was common. Blocks were usually cut in 100 pound slabs and then reduced to various sizes for use in ice boxes in homes in the days before house-size refrigerators become available.

*"Steve" Brasier was shop foreman at the Watchman-Warder and was one of the best pressman in the newspaper business.

*Nelson & Lula Mullens conducted a grocery, as well as a Paint & Wallpaper business in Sunderland.

*Byron Rogers, Don Pollock and Murray MacPherson, all Lindsay men, were employed as Theater Inspectors with the Motion Picture Censorship and Theater Inspection Branch for the Province of Ontario.

*If you asked for Coke you were referring to a soft drink.

*Years ago "gay" was used to describe one who was happy.

*Walter Williams, who lived at the extreme east of Queen Street, would walk to the Lindsay Collegiate morning, noon and after school was out in the afternoon, in all kinds of weather, and thought nothing of it. Being bussed? Ha Ha! Too, Walt was only one of many students in the town to use his legs to get to school!

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Looking Back: Remember 7