Kawartha Lakes Public Library - Digital Collections
Looking Back: Remember 38
, p. 30

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 29 June 1997
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*"Jimmy" Smith and Wilf Tansley were the two barbers serving Minden and surrounding area.

*As kids we used to run a string through the two holes in a button and, after twisting it around a few turns, would then commence to pull the string back and forth making the button give off a whistling sound.

*We used to get milk shakes that didn't contain a glob of gelatin in them.

A couple of scoops of ice cream, a dash of flavoring of your choice, slip the container under the milk shake machine and what a pleasant drink was the result. Waxed straws were used, not the large plastic types in use to-day.

*Whatever become of bathing shoes?

*A teacher would test us with the following on a spelling test: Whether the weather be hot,

Or whether the weather be cold,

We'll weather the weather,

Whatever the weather,

Whether we like it or not.

*A common Christmas gift for men would be a container of Woodbury's shaving soap, a bottle of after shave lotion and after shave talc.

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Looking Back: Remember 38