*"Black Cat" cigarettes were so popular.
*The only vehicle we ever saw bearing red paint was that on a fire truck.
*The bamboo fishing pole was so commonly seen. Back in those days we used to see our local butcher and ask for a few feet of meat cord for a line. Next we would look for a nut off a bolt that we could use as a "sinker". A stick from a popsicle served nicely as a "float".
After obtaining these items we were off to our favourite fishing hole where we would spend most of a day in hopes of catching "the big one."
*When a Lindsay minister asked a gentleman why he never saw him in church.
"Because they're full of hypocrites!" the gent replied.
"Then come on in, we've always got room for one more" the minister shot back.
*When "Toddy" was so common. It was especially great when coming in from the cold and Mother would make up a cup to help take the chill out of our bones.
*"Whitewash" was so commonly used in lieu of paint in outdoor buildings to cover up unsightly wood.