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

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 14 June 1999
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6
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Remember when:

*It wasn't uncommon to see a man with his wrist in a cast, broken from cranking a car in an attempt to get it started.

*Tangneys and John Anderson had furniture stores on Kent St. and also served the community as funeral directors. John Anderson's business was later to become Mackey's Funeral Home.

*Danny Hogan had a pool room near Tangneys on the south side of Kent St.

*Fred "Pop" Martin, whose hair was extremely thick and snow white, ran a restaurant located on the south-west side of Kent & William Sts.

*Dr. Lawrence had a veterinarian business on the north-east side of Russell and York Sts.

*Bert Courtney & Clair Western ran a service station on the location where Tim Horton's Donut Shop is presently located.

* Lindsay Collegiate Institute's cadet corps. They boasted quite a drum and bugle band and paraded each fall in their khaki uniforms complete with putties.

*You could send 300 cigarettes for one dollar to a serviceman serving overseas.

*Jack Richardson had a Supertest service station on the south-east side of Kent & Rideout Sts.

*The Arcadian Grill was located near the York Hotel and was owned and operated by Mike Georgas.

*Women's nylons had seams that they had trouble keeping straight.

*Ernie McCalder had a B A (British American) gas station on Lindsay St. S. where the Shell station is now located.

*Lindsay ceased operating its ambulance service and Albert Parrish bought the ambulance that was in excellent condition, and used it as his means of transportation.

*Graydon King sold new cars from his garage on Cambridge St. N. next to Allen's Monument Works.

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Looking Back: Remember