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Looking Back: Remember 27
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 14 February 1997
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*Jim Perrin, one of the famous Perrin Bros. taught tap dancing in Lindsay. The Perrins were well known for their vaudeville performances across Canada & the United States. Bro. Al opened the Golden Slipper dance hall in Haliburton where he ran it successfully for a number of years. Many of Lindsay's top orchestras were hired to play there.

*One of the many war posters that read "Loose Lips Sink Ships."

*Weigh scales could be found in front of local stores. For the princely sum of one cent you got your weight and a tiny card with your fortune on it.

*Boot pullets were a common sight inside the door in many homes. One didn't have to sit down to pull their boots off; just place the boot heel in the contraption and pull.

*Ladies loved to get their hands on the circular box that Quaker Oats or Pablum came in. They would take the box, carefully decorate it with wallpaper, punch a small hole in the top and use it as a container to put their wool in so that when knitting, the ball of wool wouldn't roll off their lap and roll across the room. When they finished their knitting session they would place their needles, along with the piece they were working on, and place it in the box for safekeeping.

*Lake shore property on Mountain (Elsie) Lake just outside of Minden could be purchased for twenty-five cents a foot! That's what my late father-in-law paid Barney Walker for a one hundred foot strip.

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Looking Back: Remember 27