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Looking Back: Remember 30
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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:

*It was common to see a pipe smoker with a rubber-lined tobacco pouch complete with a zipper.

*"Russ" Graham and his wife ran a service station and grocery store at the South-west corner of Angeline and Colborne streets. "Russ" was also working for Silverwood's Creamery on a delivery route when they carried milk, eggs, butter and other dairy products to your door.

*McMullen's shoe store sold luggage at their store at 147 Kent St.

*Back in 1934 John Drury's Grocery store, located at 49 William St. N. used the slogan "We deliver what you want, when you want it."

*One often heard of ladies who hung out a washing that was described as being tattle-tale gray.

*Gentlemen would park their car, exit from the driver's side and go around to the passenger side and open the door for the lady accompanying them.

Not even taxi drivers do that anymore.

*Students at Lindsay Colliate were so proud that they could boast having attended school with Miss Julia Prouse, who made her debut on the Wrigley Programme. Julie was noted for her beautiful and powerful soprano voice.

*We were taught to never put anything in our ear smaller than our elbow.

*Don Osborne was manager of the Lindsay Kiwanis arena. I am sure that he had only about four records for us to skate to. I don't know how many times a night we would be skating to "The Skaters Waltz."

*The Lindsay Midgets were considered one of the best hockey teams in Ontario.

*Bakeries and restaurants were able to supply the famous crispy "Parker House" rolls.

*Doctors were pretty well on time keeping their appointments at their office whereas to-day a three o'clock appointment usually means four o'clock before they get around to seeing a patient.

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Looking Back: Remember 30