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Looking Back: Remember 20
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 8 July 1996
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Remember when:

*Mrs. Roy Wilson penned a column in the Post "Chatterbox by Millicent"

*Cars had "running boards."

The late Bill Lindop, who was a mechanic and owned his own garage business in Minden, said he lost more tools than he cared to remember from him and his mechanics leaving them on "running boards."

Car owners would drive away unaware that there were tools still lying on the car and thus having the tools fly off along the rough roads and into the ditches.

*If you had an income tax return refund coming, you could wait up to seven years before receiving it.

*Meta Thorn, a teacher at Queen Victoria School, would make a student caught chewing gum in class; sit up at the front with the gum stuck on the end of their nose for about 15 minutes.

*"Bobby" Wells was proprietor of his own bakery and delivered the baked goods from door to door with his horse and wagon.

*"Mert" McNichol was lock-master. His office was located in a little building at the corner of Lindsay St. N. and King St. E. Upon his retirement he was succeeded by Tom Heenan.

*"Tommy" Osborne had a shoe repair shop located in the strip mall immediately south of the Lindsay St. bridge and George Brooks had a taxidermist shop a few doors to the South of Osborne in the same business block. Next to Brooks was Jackson's Hardware store.

*Morely Greaves and Percy Kennedy were founders of "Greaves & Kennedy" electrical shop now owned by Garnet "Pasty" Powell.

*There was never any problem in getting an inner tube for use at the old swimming hole. It seems the tubeless tire has changed that.

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Looking Back: Remember 20