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Looking Back: Remember 31
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 17 April 1997
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*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.

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Looking Back: Remember 31