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Looking Back: Remember 42
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 7 September 1997
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Remember when:

*Trousseau teas were so popular. Seems we never hear of them anymore.

*Ladies drinking beer was frowned upon and drinking from the bottle was an absolute no, no!

*Kotex and condoms were "under-the-counter" items. They were never placed on shelves in view of customers.

*A young lady by the name of Marilyn McDowell mysteriously disappeared in Toronto?

There was so much mystery at to what had happened, the Toronto Evening Telegram brought a gentleman over from Scotland Yard, famous for solving mysterious happenings. He was known as "Fabian of the Yard".

After several weeks and great in-depth investigation "Fabian of the Yard" returned to England with no concrete evidence as to what had happened to the young woman.

To this day no trace has ever been found of Marilyn.

*Miss E. M. MacKenzie, Lindsay and district School Board's Public Health Nurse, would visit our schools and inspect each and every child for cleanliness. She would have us stand in front of her when she would say "hands out, palms up, palms down, bend arms, show elbows." Of course she was checking to see if we had washed and if our finger nails were clean.

The girls would have to raise the hair from the back up for her to check for head lice. As for the boys she would spread their hair with her fingers and look for gnats etc.

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Looking Back: Remember 42