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Looking Back: Remember 32
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 22 April 1997
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*"Red River" cereal was a common morning breakfast.

*Boys used to wear breaches in lieu of long pants. They were considered superior for most sporting events since they did not impede the player's movements.

*"Ma Perkins" was as popular a radio soap opera as to-day's variety we're subjected to on TV.

*If tobacco becomes somewhat stale a piece of apple or potato placed in the tobacco tin would remedy the situation making the contents moist.

*We would anxiously await the weekly cartoon "Chief Wahoo."

*The Chief was always seeking ways to get some "wampum" with which he would buy his favourite "moonshine" that he referred to as "Kikapoo Joy Juice."

*One of the finest "soda jerks" in the town was a fellow by the name of Bill Collins who was employed by Chris Tozios at the Olympia.

*Feeling he wanted to venture into a business own his own, Bill and his wife Edith left Lindsay and reportedly went to Sarnia where they operated a successful restaurant.

*Lindsay's three most popular tailors were Chas. Davidson, Ernie Moore and Lou Wickett.

*Wickett would sit, with his legs crossed, on the table in front of the window in his shop just a few doors north of "The Post". Anyone passing by could see him at work fashioning a suit right from the beginning to the end.

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Looking Back: Remember 32