*We were taught to: Think before you speak,
Look before you leap, and
Always do your best!
*An Ontario Public School reader in 1909 admonished us to "Fear God and Honour the King!"
*Penmanship was a part of the Ontario Public School course of study.
*Baseball pitchers would pitch a full nine innings if their team was winning. No set-up pitchers, no closers!
*It's the little strokes that fell great oaks.
*Rubbing a gold wedding ring on a sty that had formed on one's eyelid was usually a sure cure.
*We were told to "hold fast to that which is good."
*During the war years, a visitor to the United States was only permitted to take $100 in US funds into the country with them. You also had to be in possession of a Passport. A Canadian birth certificate did not suffice to cross the border.
*Farmers would call at your door and you could get decent fresh eggs. Hens weren't force-fed in those times. The last time I had a fresh egg was at my wife's aunt's home in Lochlin. What a treat!
*A gallon can of maple syrup sold for Five Dollars and that was considered very expensive.
*The army changed from putties to gaiters.