Kawartha Lakes Public Library Digital Archive
Looking Back: Remember 55
, p. 30
Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 11 August 1998
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Remember when:

*The only light on the roof of a police cruiser was a red "globe" that we referred to as a "cherry".

*Our ears would be tuned to the radio to listen to wartime stories about a Lancaster bomber and its' crew. It was called "Calling "L" For Lanky".

*How frightened we were to eat choke cherries? It was said that if you ate them and then drank milk you would choke to death.

*Railway men would swing a lantern back and forth at a crossing to warn of an oncoming train or to signal the train's engineer to start the train in motion?

*Miss Weldon taught Grade One at Queen Alexandra Public School in the North Ward back in 1935. It was back in those days when Grade One was referred to as Primer Class.

*We had never heard of such a thing as a "couch potato".

*We weren't as over-weight as we are to-day and it's mostly because of those damn remote controls.

*We were taught that the word "leaf" is singular and the word "leaves" is plural.

If that is the case then why don't we cheer for the Toronto Maple Leaves?

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Looking Back: Remember 55