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Looking Back: Remember 53
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 7 July 1998
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Remember when:

*Styptic pencils were an important part of a gent's shaving kit.

*Two of the most popular newspaper columns printed in Lindsay were: News Of Our Village By Heck" and "Newsy Items For Quick Reading By I. C. Lotz". The latter was written by Ford W. Moynes and the former by Stan. W. Pitts.

Moynes was also the author of another column, "Main Street" a regular feature in "The Post" up until his death.

*Plaques with the following message were oft seen in offices and homes:

I expect to pass through this world but once.

Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show my fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.

*Every home was equipped with an "ash-sifter".

This gadget was used religiously to sift out pieces of coal that had not been burned to their fullest. These pieces were then placed back in the coal scuttle and tossed back into the furnace or kitchen stove.

*Bakers would toss in an extra bun calling it a "Baker's Dozen".

*The "Department of Natural Resources" was formerly known as the "Department of Lands & Forests".

*Ladies used a light bulb, placed in a sock, to ease the task of darning socks.

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Looking Back: Remember 53