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Looking Back: Remember 19
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 8 July 1996
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*Robinson's General Store in Dorset was named the best general store in Canada.

*Doctor M. Rannie practiced medicine in Kinmount.

*Mr. & Mrs. Powers were owners of "The Little Tea Room" that was located on the North West corner of Kent and Adelaide Sts. It was the sight of countless large wedding receptions and had a reputation for serving excellent meals.

*Father C.R. Kay used to go into Bissette's bicycle shop and when Ab and Gordon had their backs turned, would mix up all the nuts and bolts leaving them to spend a lot of valuable time sorting them out.

*One of the main features at the Lindsay Central Exhibition was a pilot doing skywriting over the town.

*You had to set aside some of your earnings before you could buy whatever you desired. Businesspersons would tell customers that they, the merchants, couldn't live on their customer's debts.

*Another feature at the "Ex" was motorcycle riders driving around in a round steel cage.

*Men carried change purses in their pockets. They were usually about three inches wide and six inches long. Could be that with all the change we're getting to-day history may be about to repeat itself.

*Tom Stinson was Chairperson of the Ross Memorial Hospital board of directors and Miss Ethel Reid was Nursing Supervisor.

*Judges used to sentence hardened criminals to a given number of years in penitentiary at HARD LABOR! I guess TV spoiled that.

*Boys were able to buy a siren that could be attached to the front fork of their bicycle. Eventually they were considered against the law and were prohibited from further use.

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Looking Back: Remember 19