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Looking Back: Remember 24
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 30 November 1996
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Remember when:

*"Joe" and "Pete" Dollo two young fellows of Italian descent, arrived in Minden and opened "Dollo's Fruit Store."

*Harvey "Busher" Jackson and his brother Art, both of whom played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, used to summer in Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls and were frequent visitors to Lindsay.

*Lou Tapson, was known as one of the best piano tuners in Victoria and Haliburton counties.

After leaving Lindsay Lou retired to Ingoldsby where, on a part-time basis continued his profession in the area.

*"Gertie" Frost, wife of former Ontario Premier Leslie M. Frost, always had her hair coifed at "Helen Ford's Hairdressing Salon."

Unlike Princess "Di", Cher, etc. etc. etc., every customer was treated the same - One Price; unlike to-day's $500 per shot!

I guess folks years ago had more brains than money!

*Cisterns were common place in homes with basements.

*Small hand pumps could be found beside kitchen sinks. Folks would wash their hair over the sink and another member of the family would pump the fresh water over the head to rinse the soap away.

*In western movies the standard food fare for hobos was canned pork & beans. We usually saw them heating the can over a bonfire under a railroad bridge.

*The patience our parents showed in teaching us how to read a digital watch. I was surprised to learn how few youngsters to-day can only read a quartz watch.

*We were taught to think before you speak.

Look before you leap.

Always do your best.

To my readers I wish to take this opportunity to wish one and all a Very Merry Christmas and may 1997 be a Happy & Prosperous one for all!

( John Hooper may be contacted on the Internet at hoop@igs.net)

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