Kawartha Lakes Public Library - Digital Collections
Looking Back: Remember 29
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 22 April 1997
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Remember when:

*You last bought a packet of Sen Sen in an attempt to hide bad breath?

*Many young women thought guys were raving over what they thought was an attractive smell of "Ben Hur" perfume when, in fact, the guys were deploring the odor.

*We were so thrilled when we reached the stage when we were permitted to use a pen in school?

*Waterman's ink was the most popular name when older students first used ink. Then along comes "Quink" that was intended to indicate a quick drying ink.

*One of the best gifts a person could give was a fountain pen.

*Back on Feb. 7, 1936 Lindsay's Carl Hussey and his orchestra played for the Grad dance at the LCI. The orchestra, known as "The Ambassadors", supplied smooth syncopations to please each dancer's wish or whim. The program consisted of fox trots, waltzes, and Lucky number, Lucky Valentine, Lucky Balloon Dances and Lucky Spot Dances.

We wonder how well a program like that would fit in with the graduating classes of to-day.

*A common sight in a bathroom was a shaving brush, shaving mug and a straight razor.

*"Mazie's" specialized in Dresses, Coats, Skirts, Suits, Millinery, Lingerie and Hosiery. Her slogan was "Exclusive But Not Expensive".

Her shop was located at 7 William St.

*A popular bread known as "Purity", was baked in their shop on Victoria Avenue near where the jail is located. Their cakes and pastries were manufactured just west of St. Peter St. in their second location on Queen Street.

John can be reached on the Internet at www. hoop@igs.net

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Looking Back: Remember 29