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Looking Back: Remembering the good old days

Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 23 February 2001
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    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Remember when:

*Lighting and hanging a piece of string was often used to rid one's home of unpleasant odours?

*"Neverbreak" shoelaces could be purchased from Eaton's at two pairs for a nickel?

*A pantry was an absolute necessity in a house?

*You could walk into a secondary school and tell a teacher from a student just by their appearance?

*Messrs. Holmes and Deyell were in charge of the pump house on Mary Street?

*Hotel beverage rooms, liquor and beer outlets were, by law, closed on election day?

*The national anthem, by law, had to be played in movie theatres before the show started? Then the law changed to having it played after the last performance. Then it became unnecessary to play it at any time.

*You heard that a son is a son until he takes a wife, but a daughter is your daughter for the rest of your life.

*A popular Lindsay dentist, Stafford Shannon, was killed in a motor vehicle accident at the junction of Hwys. 121 and 35. Shannon was on his way to his cottage near Rosedale when the accident occurred.

*Men's fine manila straw hats, full-shaped crown and curled brim and black silk band were only $1?

*In school we were challenged to see if we could find a word starting with the letter Q that was not followed by the letter U.

*The postman would call at your door and inform you that he had a letter addressed to you which had insufficient postage attached thereon? In order to get the letter you would have to pay a cent or two? February 23, 2001 (LDP)

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Looking Back: Remembering the good old days