648 Armour Road
Peterborough Aug 3/69
Mr. Ford Moynes
1 Caroline Street Lindsay
Dear Sir, well here is one of your Peterboro Fans writing again.
Mrs. Hogan and I really enjoyed "Rides" and the write up of the Main St. merchants and bakers, barbers & shoemakers of the days gone by.
Sam Britton what a nice jewellery store he kept. I had a unique ring from his store which became lost at the jewelers repair shop and I felt badly to see it go.
My mother got her first eye glasses from Brittons. Dad used to laugh about it. He, Sam, placed the frames on her and she said I can see just as well with my naked eye.
Well Mrs. Grozelle at the moment that is what you are seeing with, Sam said.
I also recall Nancy Mitchell. She must have been a petite and pretty girl when she was young because I when I remember her she was old & a bit senile and I suspect the sales men overloaded her with stock.
Such beautiful flowers made in France before World War I and such ribbons but they never were the same when it was all over.
I remember Soanes bulls-eyes cream filled. Many a trip we made up Kent Street for them.
C.L. Baker had a lovely grocery. My French grandmother dealt with him always perhaps because she liked to talk French.
John Hughes made fine shoes. I remember his daughter Lil wearing kid shoes buttoned to the knee that her Dad made.
And as you wrote my own Dad could make fine boots and shoes. He was also a kind and loving husband and the dearest of Dads.
A little verse from my scrapbook at school used to go like this
It matter not what you do
Make a nation or a shoe
For he who does a noble thing
In Gods pure sight is ranked a King.
The barbers Herb Brick, the Naylor brothers, Marshal Stevens, Herb Williamson all up to date.
One druggist I don't think you mentioned I maybe wrong.
Billy Dunoon kept a nice update drug store. was a man who was good looking, polite and so very courteous.
Yes I also remember the Hettigers, a Dutch family who kept a fancy work store, dolls, etc.
I remember my mother sending me with fresh butter & milk. They were fond of it and Mrs. [Hettinger] giving me two nice dolls to take home. How happy I was.
My mother worked at their store in the early days. Finishing infants clothes with pretty stitching.
Well there are many more but I would take up a whole notebook.
Thanks for the pleasure the writ up have given your Peterboro Fans.
I go to have a cateract on my left eye removed Sept. 19. I understand you have been through this.
Best regards from Mrs. Hogan and myself.
M. Josephine Guerin
648 Armour Road
P.S. Hope this hasn't bored you but I like to give the roses to the living. If my eye gets well I would like to write some stories of the French and Irish settlers who lived in Lindsay.