Kawartha Lakes Public Library - Digital Collections
Looking Back: Remember 63
, p. 30

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 21 May 1999
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*Folks referred to a ten dollar bill as a "sawbuck".

*You first learned that the average life of a major league baseball is only seven pitches.

*Remember folks standing on the Lindsay St. bridge watching a pair of ducks swimming in the open water just south of the falls on Lindsay Street. This was a common sight during the winter months? Perhaps they, or some of their offspring, still reside there.

*We learned that each King in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history.

Spades - King David.

Clubs - Alexander the Great.

Hearts - Charlemagne.

Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

*Breaking a window was commonplace when, as kids, we played softball and/ or hockey around houses?

*Large match-box holders were popular in kitchens. They usually hung on walls near the kitchen stove and placed high enough to keep little hands from getting at the matches.

*Barbers had a choice of after-shave lotions and hair tonics to offer their customers after a shave or haircut?

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Looking Back: Remember 63