Kawartha Lakes Public Library - Digital Collections
Looking Back: Remember 36
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 13 June 1997
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*A handshake was considered a valid contract.

*Colonel R. I. Moore defeated Charles Lamb in the town's mayoralty contest. Lamb did little campaigning because he assumed his re-election was "in the bag."

*It came to discipline, parents backed the teachers 100% and if you did get in wrong at school you hoped your mom & dad didn't hear about it..

*A person's word was their bond?

*School children were often seen carrying their lunch in honey pails.

*Service clubs would sell raffle tickets at 10 cents each or three for a quarter. Now $100 per ticket isn't out of the ordinary.

*A slice of fig pie was popular.

*The town had a "Metropolitan" store where prices were five cents to one dollar.

*Girls in the elementary schools would busy themselves playing "jacks".

*E.A. St. John, as local blacksmith, had a shop on Kent St. E. Some years later it was to become Charlie Lamb's Auction Barn.

*"Rose" Lewis was forelady at the Lindsay Knitters on Logie Street.

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Looking Back: Remember 36