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Bottom Borders this issue are all about “time” - which is a bit of a theme in this issue.

Sept-Oct 2020


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I’ve learned that you can not see people, yet know them better.

To give you an example of the only

superstition that holds me in its grip, if I

was to say “I’m going to roll a six, land

on Boardwalk and buy it and bankrupt

you, knock on wood,” I would have to

absolutely, immediately knock on actual

wood. Not faux wood, not pressboard...

real solid wood. For to not do so, I would

surely roll a measly five, land on Luxury

Tax and have to pay $75 that someone else

would claim by landing on Free Parking!

And someone else would undoubtedly

buy Boardwalk and bankrupt me!

Fortunately, that is the only unreasonable

superstition I am a victim of.

And so it goes that we’ll sometimes hear

someone proclaim “I wish this year would

just be over,” only to clarify themselves a

few seconds later and walk it back. “Well

I don’t really want it to be over, I don’t

want to miss all that time, I’m just tired

of this year, you know what I mean.”

That’s what they might say in most years

anyway. Most years are like the first few

laps of the Monopoly game, where you’re

still landing on and buying up properties

and don’t want to land on Chance, much

less draw the card that sends you back

to Go. The game is young and you’re

on a shopping spree. You’re striving for

world domination and have boatloads of

optimism.

2020 however, oh it’s been a doozy!

Living through this has been more like

the last few jaw clenching laps of the

Monopoly game, where landing on

Marvin Gardens is going to cost you

$1600, there’s a train wreck waiting on

every side of the board and you just want

to Go To Jail. Do not pass Go, screw the

$200 and please, not Boardwalk again!

Thankfully Monopoly is just a game and

most of us don’t treat each other the way

we have to in order to be the sole victor.

My last column started with a quote

from Dave Hollis… “In the rush to return

to normal, take the time to decide just

what you want to rush back to.” Do you

find yourself in 2020 longing for a touch

of normalcy, and also contemplating

different directions in life? Reevaluating

what is truly important and what is

keeping you from seeing the forest for the

trees? You’re not alone.

It’s early September now and we’ve

had a gorgeous summer, one of the best

ever as far as the weather is concerned,

but I find myself on edge when I look to

the calendar. What will happen in the

first days that the kids are back in school?

Will we be going to the polls to elect a

new Prime Minister and what will that

mean for thousands of workers who are

counting on a stable government? Will

the dumpster fire in the White House be

finally extinguished, and what if it isn’t?

We try to avoid politics in Daytripping,

but holy cow… what a s#%t show.

Time has never been more valuable

than it is right now. Despite all the

unprecedented and downright horrible

things that have happened this year, I

don’t wish to fast forward to New Year’s

Day 2021. We’ll be looking back on this

year for the rest of our lives, but I hope

that in the next few months and well into

that future we’ll look back on the positive

aspects of it, and there were many. My

dad was a kid during the great depression

in Southwestern Ontario

and described it, with a longing, as the

greatest time in his life, because friends

and neighbours counted on each other

to get through it together. They had to.

The trials and tribulations of 2020 have

brought the worst out in a few people, but

in my experience it’s brought the best out

in so many more. I hope we’ll remember

the positive.

My wife Maggie has a group chat with

a handful of university friends she’s still

very close to, and Anna from Windsor

asked the group what lessons they had

learned in this trying year. The responses

were amazing, but I’m sure you’ve heard

similar comments.

“That I was burned out and really needed

a break from the race.” Renee

“Being able to Zoom with friends and

family, even around the world, has

brought us all closer.” Maggie

“I learned that I need my friends. I love the

nights I can’t remember with the friends

I’ll never forget.” Blair (Mama)

“Lots of good can come out of a pandemic

because we were all in this together.”

Maggie

“Connecting with people is more

important than work.” Renee

“You don’t have to wear pants while on

Zoom.” Dave

Okay, so not all of them were inspiring

quotes. The fact that people are shopping

locally is a huge part of 2020’s silver

lining for me. With the US border closed,

people have been exploring small town

Ontario like never before. Many of you

realized early in the spring, when we were

quarantined, that your spending power

would be needed if shops and services

close to you were going to survive, and

most of you have put your money where

your mouth is. Farm markets have had a

banner year. I wonder how much of that

is due to the extra cooking and gardening

that we had time for in the spring, and how

it helped some of us take a nostalgic step

back to a better time. Perhaps it rekindled

an appreciation for some of the simplest,

most important things in life, like terrific

food. Enjoy all the fresh produce but

please remember that local restaurants

still desperately need our support.

This battle is far from over, but if we

keep our hard earned money (and CERB)

in local hands in Ontario and in Canada,

we’ll be okay in the end. Not every

business has made it through, and more

will fail, but this too shall pass. New stores

will open and new opportunities will arise.

These will be your neighbours getting

back on their feet, and maybe they’ll hire

your kids, or fill a storefront that’s been a

local eyesore for a while. Before you know

it this year and this experience will be in

our rear view mirrors, but try to pause

every once in a while in the future to

remember how important your support

for local business was, because it always

will be. That won’t ever change. And take

time for yourself, to remember what is

truly important to you.

Monopoly might be a fun game for

a couple of hours, but it’s not a great

example of how to live our lives.

Thank you for being a good neighbour!

Please say you’re Daytripping!

Mark Moran, Publisher

September - October 2020

This issue is dedicated to... Teachers & Students

Daytripping Features

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........13-16

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................46

Tourism Contact Information..........................15

2020 Photo Contest.........................................27

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List.............. 38

Antique Tours..............................................28,52

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets.......... 40-41

Recipes.............................................................51

Corkscrews & Craft Brews................................32

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It was another cold and rainy day in the

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north shore of Lake Erie in the county of

Kent, in Ontario, Canada. It was back in

the 1970’s. The winds had been whipping

up along the lake and by nightfall the

flooding had started in earnest. Sandy,

a social worker at the nearby Southwest

Regional Centre institution, just down the

lake front to the west at Dealtown, had

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Though one of my father’s sisters owned

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Erie Beach, we were advised to stay away

from trying to help out with protecting

my aunt’s property as it was considered

too dangerous to be in that area if you

had no business being there. Eventually

the winds died down, the rains stopped

and the lake waters receded. In time my

aunt sold the cottage, and it was moved

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History it seems, is repeating itself

again, in this Lake Erie area. Rain, high

winds and high water levels in Lake Erie

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Erieau and the Dike Road, now known

as Erie Shore Drive. The flooding and

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area and possibly leaving the village of

Erieau as an island.

Many volunteers pitched in to help

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Look for the answer in our Nov.-Dec. 2020 issue!

From our last issue

the people in the affected area, offering

vehicles to move their belongings out

of harms way, and packing items up for

moving. In other areas, people sandbagged

their shore line properties, or had concrete

and sand barriers to try and prevent

further flooding. Sandy, who lived through

the earlier flood in the 1970’s, was still in

Erieau with her husband and pet, prepared

for the worst but hoping for the best.

People in the areas not immediately

affected by the flooding, but in potential

areas of the flood if the dike was breached,

made contingency plans on what they

would do if the worst happened.

Like Lake Erie itself, this story changes

from day to day and there is no telling

what the future brings?

Hope, prayers and calmer winds and

lower lake levels would help. This story

has no immediate conclusion at this time,

it is open ended to say the least.

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” - John Lennon

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1. Which winged archer is represented in Piccadilly Circus, London?

a] Anteros b] Eros c] Cupid d] Amor

2. This grammatical symbol represents a pause, then a thought. As an

element in Christian tattoos, the symbol represents a commitment to

life. Name the grammatical symbol.

3. In what year did Bill Gates and Paul Allen create Microsoft?

4. This player is known to have scored the first run in the history of the

Major League Baseball.

5. Name the three largest main world religions.

6. What species of fish does caviar come from?

7. What kind of phobia is pogonophobia?

a] Fear of bouncing b] Fear of heights

c] Fear of beards d] Fear of feet

8. What essential piece of office equipment did Johnann Vaaler invent

in 1900?

9. Who is Thurston Howell III?

10. Name four actors who have played the character “007” James Bond.

11. Who has been the only bachelor President of the United States?

12. What is the name of the tallest structure ever built?

a] Burj Khalifa b] CN Tower

c] Grollo Tower d] Taipei 101

13. In Nunavut, Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun are offical languages

alongside English and French. How many different languages are

there in the Northwest Territories?

14. What is the most common element in the Earth’s atmosphere?

a] Oxygen b] Nitrogen c] Carbon d] Potassium

15. Where would a boxer most commonly have a “mouse?”

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1. Anteros; 2. Semicolon; 3. 1975; 4. Wes Fisler; 5. Christianity, Islam, Hunduism;

6. Sturgeon (including Ossetra, Sevruga, and Beluga); 7. Fear of beards; 8. The paper

ciip; 9. Thurston Howell III, known as “The Millionaire,” is a character on the sitcom

Gilligan’s Island; 10. Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore,

Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig; 11. James Buchanan Jr.; 12. Burj

Khalifa; 13. There are 11. Chipewyn, Cree, English, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun,

Unuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, and Thons; 14. Nitrogen; 15. His eye.

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siblings.

My two older sisters and oldest

brother started their education in the

same one-room schoolhouse our father

had attended as a boy.

The school was only half a mile from

the family farm so we weren’t told tales

of walking ten miles, through the snow,

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Quinn school.

Being a one-room school house,

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grade eight were together in the same

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If a student needed to answer the call of

nature, it meant going into nature, as far

as the outhouse.

One of the silliest rules was the

separate doors for boys and girls. The

doors led to the same cloakroom; still,

woe be to anyone caught using the

wrong door. This rule was a big problem

for the little boy who would be my

father when he grew up. Every day at

recess the children played tag; last one

out was ‘it.’

My father’s desk was in the front row,

on the far side from the boys’ door. He

was literally as far as he could get from

the outside. Naturally, he began every

recess and every game of tag by being

‘it.’ The injustice of this situation rankled

Dad but, what could he do? All through

the fall and winter, he was ‘it;’ unable

to ever beat the odds and get out even

second last.

It was a warm day in late spring when

a plan came to him. Not only would he

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not be last out, he would be first out.

This was the day he would not start out

as ‘it.’

The teacher had opened the large

windows to let in a cool breeze. There

were no screens and Dad’s desk was

right next to a window. When it was time

for recess the teacher went to the back

of the schoolroom where she kept the

bell. Her back was turned and this was

Dad’s chance. As soon as he was sure

the teacher’s attention was elsewhere

Dad took a few quick steps and, “I

jumped over that windowsill like a deer

over a fence, and landed triumphantly

in the playground. I was first out instead

of last and would not be ‘it’ today.”

Dad was not ’it’ that recess. He spent

that recess standing at the blackboard

writing lines on the evils of rule-breaking.

He learned that day; as we all learned

eventually as children; that mothers

and teachers truly do have eyes in the

backs of their heads. They are always

looking—don’t be fooled because

their back is turned.

My oldest sister Sherry learned

that same lesson in that same oneroom

schoolhouse some twenty

years later when she started there.

It must run in the family. Yes, for

some reason she has never said,

Sherry took a flying leap out that

same window one day, when the

teacher wasn’t looking.

She got caught, of course.

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“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” - Pope John Paul II

Sept-Oct 2020


Now we’re in RIDGETOWN, PALMYRA, KENT BRIDGE, CHATHAM & THAMESVILLE

PARKS

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Life Lessons Learned by Adults

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing JELLO to a tree.

2) There is always a lot to be thankful for it you take time to look for it. For

example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

3) One reason to smile is that every seven minutes of every day, someone

in an aerobics class pulls a hamstring.

4) The best way to keep kids at home is to make the home a pleasant

atmosphere and let the air out of their tires.

5) Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly car payment is due.

6) Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.

7) Laughing helps. It's like jogging on the inside.

8) Middle age is when you start choosing your cereal for the fiber, not the toy.

9) The mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely.

10) If you can remain calm, you just don't have all the facts.

11) You know you're getting old when you stop to tie your shoes and wonder

what else you can do while you're down.

NEW COLOURS!

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OUR STORE

• Kitchen t Gadgets, g e s Tools,

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Accessories & Cookbooks

• Gift Baskets

& Certificates

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• Children’s Toys

Collections

• Prints

are arriving...

• Christmas Corner

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• Cards d

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• Wedding Favours

Fresh Blueberries

www.crazy8barn.com

14226 TALBOT TRAIL, PALMYRA

519.674.2888

Hwy #3, just 8 km East of Morpeth

OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday 10-3

HOME DECOR CHRISTMAS DECOR

GIFTS BOOKS BIRD FEEDERS

Enjoy a butter tart,

ice-cream

or chilled cider

on our deck

overlooking our

Perennial Gardens.

DISCOVER RURAL AT CRAZY 8 BARN & GARDEN!

THE BEST BUTTER TARTS!

Sept-Oct 2020 “Time’s fun when you’re having flies.” - Kermit the Frog

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VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL

519-683-4368 FOR MORE

INFORMATION

Monday to Saturday 9 to 5 (Fall Hours)

519-683-4956

29220 Uncle Tom’s Road, Dresden

(Across from Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site)

www.kentwoodgardens.com

UNCLE TOM’S

CABIN

uncletomscabin.org

“Are You Paying Shipping &

Handling Fees for Bradford?”

DON’T—We’re Your Authorized Dealer

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

Bradford

Exchange

presents

Hypnoc Jellyfish

Aquarium $149.99

Mul-coloured LED lighted

desktop aquarium with two

synthec jellyfish that provide

mesmerizing ambiance.

AC power included.

433 St. George Street,

Email: babcock@mnsi.net • DRESDEN

519-683-2463

SHOP

LOCAL

Antiques, Collectibles, Glass, China,

Quality Pre-Owned Furniture

~ We Buy Estates ~

Gary’s Gallery

29569 St. George Street N., Dresden

(Hwy 21, north edge of town near Hwy 78)

- - 322

Monday-Saturday 10 to 5;

Most Sundays 11 to 4

ANUSCHKA Handpainted

Handbags, Wallets & Accessories

Luxury with a conscience. Enriching

the community through Fair Trade.

Artful, Empowing, Bold

“CLEOPATRA’S LEOPARD”

Crossbody $283 and

Coin Purse with keyring

aachments $44

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

JOIN OUR “SELL IT OR SCRAP IT” AUCTION

ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463

Dresden Plate

Quilt

Shoppe

Upcycled dFurniture

Home Décor • Vintage Finds

TM

FUSION

Mineral Paint,

Stains & Waxes, Brushes

Designing Your Memories

& Decorating Your Home!

• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents

• Inspirational Garden Stones

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs

• Wide Selection of Angels

• Custom Created Weddings

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Saturdays 10am-1pm

Tuesday-Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 3

Downtown DRESDEN... 444 St. George Street • 519-437-8064

www.mckellarsflowers.ca

Christal Wills ls

- Owner & Designer

445 St. George St., DRESDEN • 519-683-4368 • 1-877-228-3440

• Hand Made

• Seasonally Inspired

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(formerly Shelley’s

Painted Treasures n Quilt Shoppe)

• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Custom Quilts

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery

Canadian NHL Fabric

Arriving Soon

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Quilters Guild Members

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462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Tues,Thurs,Fri 10–4 • Sat by appt.

See Facebook for updates

on our expanded hours.

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“It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sept-Oct 2020


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

From DRESDEN, we’re going east this time, to DUTTON, RODNEY & WEST LORNE

These are the newest shops

to try our big, little paper...

- Harriston -

Scoy’s Collectables

- Ingersoll -

Modern Hipster Anques

- London -

Unusual Finds

Dollar Discount

- Thedford -

Shale Ridge Estate Winery

- Windham Centre -

Caresa Anques

- Sarnia -

Urban Escape

- Tillsonburg -

Lighthouse Treasures

- Town of Minto -

- Wellington County -

- Tourism Brantford -

Some are brand new, some just haven’t

been in Daytripping unl now, and a

few might be back aer an absence.

Please let all our customers know

that you’re Daytripping!

Rodney

West Lorne

& Dutton

EXIT 129

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To Chatham

& Windsor

226.289.1472

401

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Rodney

103

EST 2016 · MATT’S DREAM

Unique Ui Flavoured dCraft Beer

TASTING ROOM

RETAIL STORE

TOURS

AVAILABLE

Thursdays 4-8; Fridays 4-9;

Saturdays 12-8; Sundays 12-5

HOURS MAY VARY

SEASONALLY

25292 Talbot Line, West Lorne (at Eagle) · www.natterjackbrewing.ca

Home Décor

Accents

Gifts

Jewellery

Accessories

~RETAILER~

Friday 1-5 • Saturday 9:30-4 • Sunday 10-3 • Washroom Available

Country

Christmas Show

November 13 to 15

Friday 1-9 pm, Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-4

23490 Pioneer Line, RODNEY • 519-785-2312 • www.decoratingdiva.ca

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St. Thomas

EXIT T149

West Lorne

Dutton

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DOWN 2 EARTH

RECYCLE - REPURPOSE - REUSE

• Furniture • Toys • Décor

• Housewares • Tools

GENTLY USED ~ MOST LIKE NEW

Shop “Down 2 Earth”...

Get Your Money’s Worth!

OPEN Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 to 3

Zoe Der Kinderen 519 870 9883

www.go2down2earth.com

188 Currie Road

DOWNTOWN DUTTON

Tasty Sweets

Cafe & Bakery

• Decadent Desserts • Party Trays

• Fresh Breads & Baking Daily • Catering

• Breakfast & Lunch Cafe Menu

~ all homemade

from scratch

Please...

confirm our hours on Facebook

Mon.-Fri. 7-3:30, Sat. 8-4, Sun. 9-1

Closed first Sunday of each month

180 Main Street, t,

West Lorne

519-768-0044

&

We may as well have said “The Batmobile”

The 3rd cover of our last issue featured this awesome

photo we called “1940 Batman Coupe” by the late Steve

Harrington, one of our favourite cover artists. Thanks

goes out to Thor Milton for letting us know that it is in

fact a “1940 Bantam Coupe.” We’re pretty sure that it

doesn’t fly and isn’t at all bulletproof. The colour alone

should have given it away.

A Musical Addition to The Good Bread Company - See Page 22

The restored and renovated upstairs of The Good

Bread Company is now hosting monthly musical

evenings. Richard’s Hall will be filled with a variety

to please everyone – from Dixieland to Handel’s

Messiah. Just one more reason to make Vittoria

a regular destination. Artisan breads, Norfolk

County bounty, and now evenings out.

Earn Spending Money when you Stay in

Sarnia-Lambton

From now through the end of the year, if you stay

two or more nights at participating Sarnia-Lambton

hotels and campgrounds you can receive up to $100

in vouchers to spend at local restaurants, attaractions

or retail stores. For more details see Tourism Sarnia-

Lambton’s ad on page 1 (the bottom of our front cover).

Pine Dale - Grand Bend

Museums are finally open - see page 37

Not all museums are fully open as of now, although many are ready to educate

and entertain. Book yourself an appointment at one and allow yourself time to

wander their grounds. Archives are also open in areas

by appointment for those genealogists out there. Paint

Ontario, which had to be cancelled in the spring, has

been rescheduled from Sept. 2-27 at the Lambton

Heritage Museum in Grand Bend. Your entrance

fee and booking time includes seeing the works of

art and access to the rest of the museum.

Ontariariario Made

It was refreshing to see the Ontario Government take

a stand and ask Ontarians to check the packaging on

purchases to see where they’re made, and buy Ontario

made products when they can. It’s the simplest thing

to do. We’re not sure why this took so long. Watch

for this logo to start appearing on products. The shops

in this magazine carry countless locally made items,

so please keep that in mind when doing your early

Christmas shopping. Shop locally please!

It’s been a challenge, but we did it!

For years, we’ve been accustomed to running out of

Daytrippers, even in the summer when we print twice

as many. It’s our goal to distribute almost every copy

(we need to keep a few for our records of course). So

this summer was a challenge, with no events, hardly any

travel centres and restaurants under heavy restrictions.

These types of venues go through a lot of magazines. We

took the opportunity to add countless more locations,

particularly grocery stores, in the hopes of getting

Daytripping into the hands of people who haven’t seen

it. Farm markets were also so popular this summer that

we had to restock them again and again. My thanks

go out to all of those who welcomed Daytripping and

helped us once again distribute every copy.

Alien Invasion Cancels All Events Worldwide! - See page 38

Our events list in the fall issue would normally take up five full

pages. It was a stretch to make it a half page this year because

we’ve had to assume that everything has been cancelled, and start

from scratch. There’s a legendary antique show in Aberfoyle on

September 19th, and the Petrolia Discovery will be open to host

an Artists Day on September 26th. A few Christmas Open Houses

have begun to trickle in. If you work with a non-profit group or

are one of our customers, please send us your November through

February events by mid October and help us help you promote

them in our next issue. Thanks!

Take That,

Humans!

Sept-Oct 2020 “Time is a game played beautifully by children.” - Heraclitus

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We’ll continue east to ST. THOMAS, NEW SARUM, SPARTA and PORT STANLEY

Inquiring Minds

Need To Know!

As found in The Chatterbox Gazette

The online version may not be as

“priceless,” ...but it’s just as free!

Subscribe to our online version free,

and we’ll simply email you a link to

each new issue. It’s really easy.

www.daytripping.ca

SHOP

LOCAL

How important does a person have to be before

they’re considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were

buried in for eternity?

Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’ when babies wake

up every two hours?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change?

They’re going to see you naked anyway.

Why does someone believe you when you say there are

four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with

hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end you first try?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with

their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then

put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Outdoor Living

Put all your eggs

in one basket!

Incubating • Raising •Finishing • Showing

Country Living

Diverse and unique products

for Country Living

Kitchenware

Diverse and unique products

Our

for early November!

er!

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our website s

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as

Product

Demonstrations,

Special Pricing & Draws!

HOME

Interior Decor • Candles

Kitchen Gadgets

Canning Equipment

Cheesemaking

Cookstoves • Grain Mills

YOUR STYLE

Women’s n’sFa Fashions

Accessories & Jewellery

GARDENING

Hand & Garden Tools

Wind Chimes

Planters & Sprayers

Rain Barrels

Outdoor Clocks

Flags & Poles

Weathervanes

Thermometers

Outdoor Cooking

BIRDING

Houses & Feeders

Bird Baths

Purple Martin Houses

Wild Bird Feed

Wild Bird Books & CD’s

Heated Pet Products

Pest Control & more!

HOBBY FARM

Incubators

Waterers & Feeders

Windmills

Poultry Processing

Equipment

Beekeeping Equipment

Rabbit Raising

Equipment

269 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas

www. canadale.com

519-631-7264

Open 7 Days a Week

• Weekly Specials • Gis

• Fall Mums & Décor

• Perennials, trees & shrubs

www.BerryHill.ca

75 Burwell Road, St. Thomas

MONDAY to SATURDAY

10 am to 5 pm

Please confirm hours on our website.

519-631-0480 • 1-800-668-3072

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“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.” - Margaret Bonnano

Sept-Oct 2020


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

Bring The Family To Mackie's

On the beach in Port Stanley Since 1911

- over 109 years!

OPEN

Weekends

NY

Get every issue just as free (but not quite as priceless) online at www.daytripping.ca

Try our famous homemade french fries,

Mackie’s Parking Lot is (as it has always been) FREE for customers!

If Aliens saw us walking our dogs

and picking up the poop,

who would they think is in charge?

Over 109 YEARS the Same!

782-4390

For over

75

years!

& Old Time Diner Favourites!

• Counter & Table/Booth Diner seating

• Our floor to ceiling stone fireplace sets

the ambiance in our dining room

A Landmark for Visitors since 1948!

• Sundaes • Shakes

• Cones • Splits

• Ice Cream Cakes

Over 40

Flavours!

See our website

for Fall hours.

shawsicecream.com • Hwy.#4, Between St.Thomas & Port Stanley

Step Back in Time to

Elgin County’s Oldest Diner!

401

London

Belmont

NEW SARUM

74

46230

New Sarum Line 3 X

St. Thomas

Aylmer

Sparta

Lake Erie

inn the village of New Sarum

~ 46230 New Sarum Line ~

Open 9am to 9pm, 7 Days a Week

519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

The King George VI Li Bridge in Port Stanley is undergoing

significant rehabilitaon with ancipated construcon to be

completed in May 2021. During construcon, the bridge is closed

to vehicular and pedestrian traffic with a detour route that

ulizes Colborne Street, Warren Street and Carlow Road (see

above map). To the extent possible, at least one leaf of the

bridge will remain open to allow in-water traffic clear passage.

For more project informaon, please visit us

online at www.portstanleylibridge.ca

Construcon on the Port Bruce Bridge is underway and esmated

to be completed in December 2020. During construcon a detour

route which ulizes Bank Street and Dexter Line is in place to

guide residents, tourists and beach goers through Port Bruce.

For more project informaon, please

visit us online at www.elgincounty.ca/

engineering-services/port-bruce-bridge

Sept-Oct 2020 “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” - Abraham Lincoln

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The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Thank You for

Shopping Local...

SHOP

LOCAL

20% Off Entire Store!

(No Exception)

Sparta

IS

OPEN FOR

BUSINESS!

across Ontario,

with orders

So Much More Than Just Candles!

British

in 4 flavours!

We Are Open...

1

11am to o 5pm,

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Days AWeek!

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face shield because social distancing is impossible in our store.

ANYTHING USED & SPARTA COUNTRY CANDLES

46361 Sparta Line, Sparta, Ontario N0L 2H0 www.spartacandles.com 1-800-463-1447

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“Tough times never last, but tough people do!” - Robert Schuller

Sept-Oct 2020


- Southwestern Ontario Map -

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Unique Shops,

Stops and Websites

This pullout map appears in each issue of

Daytripping

Most, but not all, of our regular adversers are listed here.

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements

in Daytripping can be found within these four pages.

When travelling

to a town,

be sure to check

these lisngs!

Find more great stops on our FEATURE PAGES:

“Where You Should Eat” (See PAGE 3

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

Index)

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

#1

DAYTRIPPER

THE

Map & Wed Listing

DI R EC T O R Y

Remember, that all of our customers, events,

links & more can be found on our website!

Visit us at...

Four Page

Pullout

Secon!

www.daytripping.ca

ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

Home Hardware 519-293-3202

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum 888-773-2955

www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spicer’s Bakery 519-773-8404

www.spicersbakery.ca

The Wood Connection (Copenhagen) 519-773-9049

The Woodpecker Solid Wood Furniture 519-765-4771

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

BEACHVILLE O-11

Beachville District Museum 519-423-6497

www.beachvilledistrictmuseum.ca

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

Belle River - On the Lake Events & Info. 519-728-4624

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

Benmiller Inn & Spa 1-800-265-1711

www.benmiller.ca

BIRR L-11

BLENHEIM H-17

BLYTH L-6

Blyth Festival Theatre 1-877-862-5984

www.blythfestival.com

BOTHWELL I-15

Joyce Farm Market (April thru Dec.) 519-494-6561

Parks Blueberries (April thru Dec.) 519-692-5373

www.parksblueberries.com

&

BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

www.serenitycountrycandles.com

BRIGHT P-10

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

Tourism Burlington 877-499-9989

www.tourismburlington.com

BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

CAMBRIDGE R-9

McDougall Cottage Historic Site 519-624-8250

www.mcdougallcottage.ca

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

www.southworksantiques.com

CAMLACHIE

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152

www.thestonehouse.ca

CAYUGA U-12

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560

www.ruthvenpark.ca

CHATHAM G-17

Chatham-Kent Tourism --

www.chatham-kent.ca

Birdie’s Nest 519-354-4040

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

R. B. Fabrics 519-351-7693

www.rbfabrics.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

CLIFFORD O-4

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

COLDSTREAM K-12

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

Courtland Collectables 519-429-8566

Find us on Facebook

DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

John C Young Design (perennials) 519-652-2911

www.johncyoungdesign.com

DORCHESTER N-12

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site 519-683-2978

www.uncletomscabin.org

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

DUNDAS T-10

Dundas Downtown BIA --

www.downtowndundas.ca

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-8266

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Earthly Elements 519-776-7111

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Essex BIA 519-776-9811

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Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

EXETER L-9

Quilt Kitchen 226-735-3676

www.thequiltkitchen.ca

FOREST H-11

Alton Farms Winery 519-899-2479

www.altonfarmsestatewinery.com

Forest BIA 519-786-4062

www.shopforest.ca

Forest Florist 519-786-2339

www.forestflorist.com

Williamson Farms Country Store 226-520-0144

www.williamsonfarms.ca

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Ska-Nah-Doht Village & Museum 519-264-2420

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Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321

www.westlandgreenhouses.com

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

ddontario.com/daviesantiques/

HARROW B-20

Blimey’s British Store & Gift Shop 226-787-1244

www.blimeys.ca

Full Circle Thrift Shop 519-738-6202

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

ILDERTON L-11

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

Patina’s Gifts of Art & Craft 519-485-6466

www.patinas.ca

IPPERWASH H-10

JARVIS S-13

Nice Old Stuff Antiques 519-587-2058

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KENT BRIDGE H-16

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATIONS H-10

Thunderbird Crafts Trading Post 519-786-4775

www.thunderbirdcrafts.com

KINCARDINE K-2

KINGSVILLE C-20

Can.Trans. Museum/Heritage Village 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

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1-800-265-3633

Lake Ontario

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www.visitck.ca

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1-800-561-6125

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www.discoverbranord.ca

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(See PAGE 3 I Index) d KINTORE N-11

McRatterson’s Collectables & Antiques 519-283-9876

Find us on Facebook

KITCHENER R-8

Schneider Haus National Historic Site 519-742-7752

www.schneiderhaus.ca

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum 519-748-1914

www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca

LAMBETH M-11

Spicer’s Bakery 519-281-5438

www.spicersbakery.ca

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

LANGTON Q-14

LASALLETTE Q-13

LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193

www.peleewings.ca

Thrift on Mill 519-326-3665

www.thriftonmill.ca

LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

LONDON M-12 (INC. LAMBETH & HYDE PARK)

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

Birdie’s Nest 226-663-7193

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Brydges Vintage & Collectibles 519-453-8993

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

Cardinal Books 519-854-0006

www.merebooks.com

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

Find us on Facebook

The Bloomin’ Bog (near Ilderton) 519-666-0132

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

Unusual Finds Dollar & Discount 519-681-9898

www.unusualfinds.ca

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

Meaford Museum 519-538-5974

www.meafordmuseum.ca

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

Anna Mae’s Restaurant & Bakery 519-595-4407

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

MILVERTON O-7

MITCHELL M-8

MOORETOWN E-13

Moore Museum 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

MORPETH I-17

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

&

FARM MARKETS

on pages

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things 519-282-0863

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

WIndmill Country Market 519-484-9955

www.thewindmill.ca

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

Nith Valley Apiaries 519-662-3165

www.nithvalleyapiaries.ca

Oak Grove Cheese House 519-662-1212

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

NEWTON O-7

E&E’s Cloth & Creations 519-595-8569

www.eandeclothandcreations.com

Magpie Cottage Canadian Boutique 519-501-7356

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Y-10

NIXON R-13

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

Find us on Facebook

OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/oil

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

John M. Hall House of Linens 519-442-4242

www.johnmhall.ca

Mary Maxim 888-442-2266

www.marymaximretail.ca

The Peddlar 519-802-8199

www.thepeddlar.com

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Grays Flowers & Gifts 519-882-1330

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

The Stitcharie 519-882-3454

www.stitcharie.com

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

PINE RIVER K-3

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Port Dover Tourist Information 519-583-1314

www.portdover.ca

Erie Beach Hotel 519-583-1391

www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

PORT STANLEY M-15

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Port Stanley Terminal Rail 519-782-3730

www.pstr.on.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

Shop in Princeton an Artisan Shop 226-883-0630

www.theshopinprinceton.ca

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

RUTHVEN D-20

ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

Robert Hall Originals Rock Shop/Pewter Studio 800-360-2813

www.roberthalloriginals.com

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

ST. MARYS N-10

ST. THOMAS M-14

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre 519-631-4040

www.stepac.ca

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190

Find us on Facebook

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480

www.berryhilllimited.com

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691

www.briwoodfarmmarket.com

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264

www.canadale.com

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460

www.elgin-county.ca

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca

Medlyn Stained Glass & Jewellery Studio 519-633-3773

www.medlynstudio.com

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Spicer’s Bakery 519-207-1740

www.spicersbakery.ca

The Eclectic Lady (Functional Vintage) 226-777-4284

Find us on Facebook

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

SARNIA F-12 (ALSO SEE POINT EDWARD & BRIGHT’S GROVE)

Sarnia Tourism Information 800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

Duc D’Orleans II Cruise Ship 519-337-5152

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

Local Motif & Just-A-Nuff Antiques 519-336-3838

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

SEAFORTH L-7

SELKIRK U-14

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

Capitol Arts Market 519-900-9355

www.capitolartsmarket.com

The Rustic Feather Barntique 519-420-9662

www.rusticfeatherbarntique.ca

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

Bottom Twin’s Ice Border Cream (May-Oct) Just the 519-586-7994 good ol’ boys, never meanin’ no harm.

SPARTA N-14

Anything Used & Sparta Country Candles 519-775-0054

www.spartacandles.com

SPRINGFIELD N-13

STRATFORD N-9

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com

STRATHROY K-12

ABQ Sewing 519-914-0523

www.amongbrendasquilts.com

Doug & Marion’s Bike Sales & Repairs 519-245-9923

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com

Elly Boersema Natural Health Foods 519-245-0556

Hamilton’s Bakery 519-245-0741

www.hamiltonsbakery.ca

TAVISTOCK O-9

TALBOTVILLE M-13

TECUMSEH C-17

THAMESVILLE H-15

Laurie Clark’s Floral Designs/Antiques 519-692-5519

THEDFORD I-10

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556

www.twinpinesorchards.com

THORNDALE N-11

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A friend of mine sent a really good

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what’s really on the inside comes out.

This pandemic has shown the best and

worst of humanity.”

It was in response to a complaint

I’d had about some nasty posts in the

comments’ section of recent local

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Online forums have certainly never

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There seems to have been a shift in the

way we’re treating each other these days.

A few months ago, we were lining up to

thank our healthcare workers with parades

and praise; now we’re seeing folks lined

up at city hall, protesting against the idea

of wearing a face covering that may help

protect their fellow community members

from a deadly virus.

It’s clear this pandemic is weighing

heavy on everyone.

An August survey released by Lambton

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adult knows the value of time, as far

as employment and their education

goes. They may stay up all hours of the

night and sleep away the day when

they get the chance. Once we learn the

importance of dollars, time starts to have

more importance in our lives.

Anyone who has missed an interview

or been late arriving knows the value of

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or fail knows the value of time. Being

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class makes one realize the value of time.

Just ask a groom whose bride is late for

their wedding the importance of time.

A woman carrying a baby knows all too

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means to the birth of her infant. If you’ve

ever missed a train or plane by a matter

of minutes, you know the importance of

minutes and hours. Ask someone who

was late to arrive at the bedside of a dying

relative or friend and missed saying their

goodbyes how it feels.

Being a senior, I see the value of time

or lack of it just by watching my children

and grandchildren. The only clock that

has any control over my grandkids is the

one that tells them when they are hungry

or tired and ready for bed. That’s where

parents come in. The same would apply

to the teenagers that are always hungry,

stay up all night and sleep the day away,

or until their stomach tells them it’s time

to eat again.

A young couple, newly married and

starting out, realize how important it is

to use their time productively—working

long hours and spending time building

their nest. Between work, family and

home, raising a family time seems to fly

by. There never seems to be enough time

or money. Ask most people and they will

tell you this was the best time of their

lives. It was mine! Money might not be

plentiful and time may be limited but

raising children, which goes by in the

blink of an eye, is the most wonderful

time of our life.

Watching my daughter with her three

children, I envy her. She has little time

for herself these days —she’s probably

almost always exhausted by the end of

the day. This is truly the best time of her

life and happily exhausted or not, she

realizes it. She enjoys the little moments

that make each day special like finding

a stink bug in the raspberry bush and

seeing the excitement on her children’s

faces—the little things.

Once middle age comes along, we

reflect on what we’ve done with our

lives and money over the years and start

devoting time to see when we can retire.

In retirement, we can throw away the

alarm clock and have all the time in the

world to devote to ourselves: travelling or

hobbies. If you haven’t tucked away the

money, travel might not be in the cards.

Hobbies, things that you always loved to

do but didn’t have the time to devote to

while you worked, will help you enjoy

that extra time.

However, if you never had things in

life that you enjoyed doing in between

work hours, you might find yourself lost,

with too much time and little to do! A lot

of people say that they don’t know how

they ever had time to work when they

did, that there aren’t enough hours in a

day once they retire. There are too many

things to do! It all comes down to time.

As the years go by, and we see how

fast time has gone, we wonder where it

has gone. No one ever wished on their

deathbed that they had spent more time

at work, but more with the ones they

love.

If I live to be 100, it won’t be long

enough. I hope I can enjoy my time on

this earth and use it wisely—spending

time with my family and friends, helping

others—all for the glory and praise of the

God that made me and time. When I was

diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, it

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Regrets of the Dying

For many years I worked in palliative

care. My patients were those who had

gone home to die. Some incredibly

special times were shared. I was with

them for the last three to twelve weeks

of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are

faced with their own mortality. I learned

never to underestimate someone’s

capacity for growth. Some changes

were phenomenal. Each experienced

a variety of emotions, as expected;

denial, fear, anger, remorse, more

denial and eventually acceptance.

Every single patient found their peace

before they departed though, every

one of them.

When questioned about any regrets

they had or anything they would do

differently, common themes surfaced

again and again. Here are the most

common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live

a life true to myself, not the life others

expected of me.

This was the most common regret of

all. When people realize that their life is

almost over and look back clearly on it,

it is easy to see how many dreams have

gone unfulfilled. Most people had not

honoured even a half of their dreams

and had to die knowing that it was due

to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour

at least some of your dreams along the

way. From the moment that you lose

your health, it is too late. Health brings

a freedom very few realize, until they no

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2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

This came from every male patient

that I nursed. They missed their

children’s youth and their partner’s

companionship. Women also spoke of

this regret, but as most were from an

older generation, many of the female

patients had not been breadwinners.

All of the men I nursed deeply regretted

spending so much of their lives on the

treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and

making conscious choices along the

way, it is possible to not need the

income that you think you do. And by

creating more space in your life, you

become happier and more open to new

opportunities, ones more suited to your

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3. I wish I’d had the courage to express

my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings

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were truly capable of becoming. Many

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We cannot control the reactions of

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you are by speaking honestly, in the

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releases the unhealthy relationship from

your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with

my friends.

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Often they would not truly realize

the full benefits of old friends until

their dying weeks and it was not always

possible to track them down. Many had

become so caught up in their own lives

that they had let golden friendships

slip by over the years. There were

many deep regrets about not giving

friendships the time and effort that they

deserved. Everyone misses their friends

when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy

lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when

you are faced with your approaching

death, the physical details of life fall

away. People do want to get their

financial affairs in order if possible. But

it is not money or status that holds the

true importance for them. They want to

get things in order more for the benefit

of those they love. Usually though, they

are too ill and weary to ever manage

this task. It all comes down to love and

relationships in the end. That is all that

remains in the final week, love and

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stayed stuck in old patterns and habits.

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When, deep within, they longed to

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When you are on your deathbed,

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before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is your

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Choose happiness.

Bronnie Ware is a writer and

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“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” - William Penn

Sept-Oct 2020


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The Old Elm Tree

There was a tree that excelled beyond

all others on the farm where I grew up. It

stood outside the hedge that surrounded

the garden and the old farm home. It

was an elm, proudly stretching its one

hundred feet of maturity above all the

other trees in the farming community.

The elm’s growth was unparalleled

by the old maples marching in a row

along the fence line, across the road.

As a youngster, I would climb upon the

fence and hoist myself up into the leafy

seclusion of the maples, but the elm was

as unattainable as my thoughts of ever

climbing it. The rough, greyish-brown

trunk of the elm stretched branchless,

skyward, from its broad reaching rooted

level, spreading vast limbs some twenty

feet above ground.

Through harsh winter storms the

elm creaked and groaned. The elm, as

all trees, suffered greatly when an ice

storm hit the area.

Limbs would crack

and break, falling

with the weight of

the ice build up,

plummeting to pile

scattered on the

earth, or leaving

the splintered and

hanging limb precariously balanced

on the remaining branches. Every

spring with the nourishing drops of

rain it sprouted green leaf buds, and as

the sun warmed the new growth, the

heavily veined toothed leaves unfurled

toward the heavens, filling in the gap

of lost limbs with abundant foliage

while creating a canopy of shade for the

ground below. We falsely assumed that

the greatest threat to the elm would be

lightning. Due to the fact that lightning

usually struck the tallest obstacle, in its

zig zagging path of destruction, the elm

would be a direct hit. I don’t ever recall

the elm being struck, however the lone

fir tree that towered beside the house

was decapitated in a violent thunder

storm one summer evening. It was my

father’s habit to awaken and keep watch

over the homestead during extreme

electrical blasts and in the morning, as

we gathered around the top six foot of

the fir lying upon the ground, it’s pine

cones still intact, he related how the hair

stood up on his neck as he watched from

his bedroom window as the great

flash of lightning burned

into the tree’s towering

top. We all gazed

up in amazement

at the beheaded

fir, resuming its

stately existence

beside the stone

house, albeit a little

off balance. My sister

brought our focus

back to the tree top lying

spent upon the ground, when she

exclaimed that it was

a shame Christmas

was too far away to use the top

By Laurie BurrowsBreakey, Southampton

As the seasons marched on

through the years, the elm

withstood all that ‘mother

nature’ bestowed upon it.

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as our Christmas tree.

I imagine the elm tree waving its

rain soaked leaves in great relief after

each battering of the elements left it

unscathed. Perhaps it was a bit too smug.

Spring brought to life a goose berry

shrub that grew at the base of the elm.

In June, Mother would beckon me with

pail in hand, to help her pick the berries

before they became too ripe. There was

only one goose berry shrub, so it was

slim pickins’, but the few jars of jam

and jellies that where preserved from its

scant offering were delectable.

Long and hot the summers ruled the

land creating growth in all things. The

elm had become a family symbol. Tall,

majestic, strong and seemingly very

healthy, it continued on, turning its leaves

of rich green to golden yellow when the

days became short and autumn brought

nights of cold temperatures. Golden

leaves cascaded to

the ground, turning

brown and crisp,

swirling in the

fall breeze. As the

seasons marched on

through the years,

the elm withstood all

that ‘mother nature’

bestowed upon it.

Dutch elm disease hit our eastern

shores sometime during World War II.

We learned at school about the terrible

disease that would devastate our forests,

killing our giant elms as the sac fungi

was spread by the elm bark beetle. My

father remained proudly protective of

our family elm, claiming its strength

would overcome the disease, and he

would point it out to anyone that was

interested as to how tall and strong

it was. Dutch elm disease was only

beginning in Canada, and it worked its

way from the east and upward from the

south, claiming the lofty elms growing in

its path. By 1967 it was hugely evident

in Ontario.

My father died in 1969, the farm was

sold, all my siblings and myself had

moved on to lives of our own. I returned

as we all do, to the old homestead for

a brush with my past in 1970 and as I

drove up the old road, scanning the

horizon for the familiar landmark, stark

reality settled over me. I stopped my car

and tears filled my eyes and my

heart as I looked upward into

the leafless elm that had

finally succumbed to the

Dutch elm disease.

Today as I travel the

southern Ontario

roads, I find great

satisfaction in being

able to still see the

elm trees stretching

skyward. There may not

be as many of them, but

at least the few remaining

ones soldier on and I think my

father would be very happy

indeed, to hear of their survival.

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Our 2ND Section begins in SARNIA, POINT EDWARD, BRIGHTS GROVE & BRIGDEN

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© Courtney Mitchell Photography

Downtown Pedestrian Friendly Zone

Dine & shop in the streets in Downtown Sarnia

until Sunday, September 27, 2020

From 4pm on Fridays until 8pm on Sundays

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families had a box camera

which took black and white

pictures and only worked

outdoors. We children grew

up with this camera which

was used on special occasions,

then sat idly on the dresser in

my parent’s bedroom the rest

of the time. I also remember

an aunt that came to visit from

California, which seemed like

a world away for my brothers

and I, as we had never travelled

further than the town adjacent

to ours. She had a movie

camera, which we found

mysterious and exciting.

We went outside so she could

“film” us, then stood there quietly (as

we had always been instructed to do

when a picture was taken), but she kept

urging us to move about and play. We

never did see the “movie” so cannot tell

you how that turned out, but what fun it

would be to see it now!

In my late teens I purchased a small,

colour, Kodak Instamatic which was

equipped with flashcubes. I loved that

camera, and used it for years; well into

my married life. We took hundreds of

pictures of everyday events, birthdays,

weddings, camping trips, and of course,

many pictures of family and friends.

Everyone was always excited to see

the pictures, which were then

dated, and put into an album.

Eventually, I invested

in a good 35mm camera,

complete with a “zoom” lens.

This was about the same

time everyone was getting

a digital camera or a smart

phone, but I still preferred

my trusty 35mm. Whenever

we had a family gathering

and pics were being taken,

everyone laughed at me

with my “old fashioned”

camera. However, the next

time we got together, and

I would show the pictures

I took, they all begged for

one. Lucky for them that I

had already ordered extra

copies when I got the film

developed.

All these years later, we

still love to pull out all these

picture albums. There are a lot of laughs

at the hairstyles and clothing of the

era; then the inevitable moans and

groans lamenting how young we once

were! We pause as we gaze at pictures

of loved ones who are no longer with

us, and reminisce about times gone by

as we slowly turn the pages. There is a

lifetime of memories in those picture

albums, and what a story they tell. As

the old saying goes—a picture is truly

worth a thousand words.

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“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” - Louis Hector Berlioz

Sept-Oct 2020


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Age 44... I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending

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Age 47... I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.

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Age 66... I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to

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A good head and a good heart are always a formidable

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If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes

to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his

heart.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many

more hills to climb.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the

way in which it treats its children.

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is

always ripe to do right.

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains

unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have

altered.

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

What is time? It can’t be seen,

it can’t be felt, it can’t be tasted,

I wonder why people are

always asking “what time is

it doesn’t weigh anything.

it?” when there are clocks all

Actually, it’s kind of a selfish

thing because it waits for no

one.

Some folks seem to have lots

of time while others have no

time for anything, and then

there are those who take all

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over the place, telling us

what time it is.

You can spend all sorts of

time doing any number of

things, but it’s hard to save

any time.

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September-October 2009 making us older.

We have all heard “it’s

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for this and it’s time for that.”

It makes one wonder if there is a so

much time around, why are we always

running out of it?

tip. If you have something

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time runs out, because as they say.... time

just drifts away.

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The

petrolia

home Daytripper hardware

In the heart of downtown, Petrolia Home Hardware offers

everything you need to make all your home and garden

dreams come true. Independently owned by Jason and

Lana Mullins for the past 9½ years, we strive to provide

excellent customer service to the loyal patrons of Petrolia.

We love Petrolia!

Petrolia Home Hardware offers a unique gift section,

Canadian made Beauti-tone paint and Wood Shield stains,

plenty of on-site parking, and helpful, friendly advice for all

of your home repair and improvement questions. You’ll be

Stop in and see us at

4120 Petrolia Line

or call (519) 882-0920

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western boot

corral

Welcome! Here at Western Boot

Corral, we pride ourselves on

having a large, in-store selection

of men’s, women’s and children’s

Western boots. When you’re

at Western Boot Corral, you

get caring and knowledgeable

customer service from people who

are passionate about the boots

they sell.

Whether you need a pair of boots

for kicking around the farm, or for

your graduation or wedding, we

have the styles you’ll love with

bulk discounts when purchasing

wedding party boots!

More than just a store, owner Debb Pitel has a heart for the

community, and is a strong supporter of local business, family

and suicide awareness. She has partnered with the Dresden High

School and with LCCVI to provide co-op opportunities for students.

We pride ourselves on customer service,

attention to detail and selling quality boots that

last for years!

Make the drive to Petrolia to get your pair of

excellent quality Western boots!

EVERY pair!

Whether you

are looking for a

bouquet of fresh

for your home

she can create

the perfect

arrangement

for you.

Home décor,

greeting cards and

unique gifts also

available.

Current hours:

Sun-Wed Closed

Thur-Sat 10am-3pm

www.alwaysinbloom.ca

Owners,

Jason

and Lana

Mullins

Current Hours:

Moday-Friday 8am-6pm

Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

We close all holidays to spend

time with our families.

Located at:

4207 Petrolia Line

Petrolia, ON

519-882-4609

Always In Bloom

has been serving

Petrolia and area

for over 16 years.

Owner, Belinda

DeKort has been in

for over 30 years.

4183 Petrolia Line

Petrolia

519-882-9034

Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

FLOWERS, SILKS ‘N’ GIFTS

Check out these and

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the bargain! shop

victorian country

Victorian Country Flowers

has been owned by Janice

Smith for the last 13 years.

Janice has over 35 years

industry.

green planter, succulent

dish gardens and home

decor.

Merchant of Fusion Mineral

Paints. Offering a great

selection of colours for

all your painting projects.

Fusion has a wonderful line

of paints, stains and waxes.

Current hours:

Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm

Saturday 10 am to 3pm

Located at:

4174 Petrolia Line

Petrolia, ON

519-882-4451

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SITEK & Company

Sitek & Company is a well

established ladies wear store

specializing in dresses and

everyday fashions.

We carry a large selection of

fashionable dresses suitable

for weddings and special

occasions from well known

brands Joseph Ribkoff and

Michael Tyler.

SITEK & Company also

carries a large casual

collection of blouses,

tops, capris, shorts and

pants from designers

such as Crystal and

Softworks.

We have one of the best

selections of women’s

hats in Lampton County.

Current Hours:

Tues-Fri 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

4223-5 Petrolia Line

Petrolia, ON

519-882-0706

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For more than a decade, The Bargain! Shop, located

at 4141 Petrolia Line, has been a trusted neighbourhood

store, providing the best value to customers with their quality products and signature super

friendly service. The Bargain! Shop takes great pride in serving the community and always aims to

do their part to give back. The store proudly partners with local charities to raise funds in support of

the community. See Facebook for more information.

Hours: Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Sat 9am-6pm • www.thebargainshop.com

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juce computers LOCAL

Located at 4109 Petrolia Line Petrolia, Juce Computers offers

an extensive selection of computer products, owners Jeff &

Sue Clouse have grown this business over the last 20 years

offering in-home & business onsite servicing, installation of

your computer products and networking solutions including

wireless point to point, VOIP (voice over internet phone),

and video security products. Other services offered include

managed services, custom gaming PC’s, and custom business

specialty systems.

Juce Computers has grown from a basic service and sales

operation, to a full-service organization with a second

branch in Ridgetown ON. and a staff who are experienced,

knowledgeable and friendly. Everything you expect from your

Facebook to get caught up in the most up-to-date products,

promotions, and the latest threats. Follow our page for more

information and updates.

Juce Computers is currently open:

Mon–Fri 9:30am–5:30pm • Saturday 9:00am–12:00pm

www.jucecomputers.com

(519)882-2121

Mister B’s is a

well-established mens

clothing store that

specializes in casual every

day wear and formal wear

suitable for weddings and

semi formal occasions.

Our store has a large

collection of shirts, T-shirts,

pants, denim jeans in blue

and black, dress and casual

shorts, suits, blazers and

dress pants.

We carry a good selection

of popular brands such as

Columbia Sportswear, Point

Zero, Hagar, Leo Chevalier,

Private Member and Lois

Jeans.

With an experienced tailor

on staff we will make

sure that everything you

perfectly.

Current Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

4227 Petrolia Line,

Petrolia

519-882-3111

Mister B's

Leisure Lane

Leisure Lane is a long

established women’s

clothing store located in

Petrolia’s downtown that

sells classic women’s

clothing suitable for work or

weekend wear. Moderately

priced fashionable

clothing is represented

by such national brands

as FDJ, Tribal, Columbia

Sportswear, Habitat,

Jockey and Bali.

Leisure Lane carries a

large collection of denim

jeans from multiple

suppliers along with shorts

and capris. We also carry

a wonderful selection of

tops and blouses for all

occasions.

Leisure Lane also carries a

full line of purses including LUG and

a large selection of accessories.

We make sure that all of your

should to make you look great by

having experienced tailors on staff.

Current Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

4229 Petrolia Line, Petrolia

519-882-2311

MisterBsonline

LeisureLaneClothing

Beautiful location, quality

coffee and amazing staff.

The Cottage Petrolia Coffee e

Shop offers a vast array of

scrumptious treats including

sandwiches, salads, daily

soups and baked goods.

Located across from

Victoria Park in downtown

Petrolia. Stop in to enjoy

amazing lattes, cappuccinos

and java!

Hours: Mon-Sat 9-3pm

226-738-0881

the cottage

petrolia street

bakery

Located at 4224

Petrolia Line, Petrolia

Street Bakery offers

artisan breads, baked

goods and specialty

cakes.

Born and raised in

Petrolia, Emily Core is

the creator and

baker of Petrolia Street Bakery. With the love

and passion for baking, Emily graduated from

the Pastry Arts

program at the

Canadian Food and

Wine Institute at

Niagara College.

Petrolia Street Bakery

is currently open.

Tues−Fri 10am−5pm

Sat 10am−3pm

(226) 932-0344 www.petroliabakery.com

sandwich shop

If you’re looking for a

stop by 4159 Petrolia Line

and come into Staffy’s

for one of our awesome

sandwiches!

We are family owned and

operated; serving a variety

of deli style sub sandwiches,

grilled paninis and even a

pickle sandwich, all with your

choice of fresh toppings,

cheese and sauces (you

gotta try our garlic mayo!).

Follow us on Facebook and

Instagram for updates on

specials and new products.

Current hours:

Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

Saturday 11am-4pm

4159 Petrolia Line

519-381-1712

Stafford Brothers Meats Ltd.

Sandwiches • Salami • Smoothies

Pepperettes • Jerky • Cold Cuts

kingswell glen

After reopening i this year

under new ownership, Joe

and Jenna Gorzeman are

be a member of Petrolia’s

local golf and country club.

At Kingswell Glen we are

committed to providing

an experience that goes

beyond golf. We want to

create a space that nurtures

meaningful connection,

supports the local community,

and brings people together

to have some fun in the

beautiful outdoors!

Kingswell Glen is currently

open so give us a call to book

your tee-time today!

Hours: 7am-7pm everyday!

4300 Garden Crescent

Petrolia, ON

519-882-0860

www.kingswellglen.com

Follow

Kingswell Glen

for more info

and updates

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“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” - Charles Bruxton

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Please Remember...

that much may have changed since

this issue came out, and we’re hoping

that it’s continually for the better.

Masks will be required in some places.

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it’s about what it can become.

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes...

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ALL ABOUT MOM

2nd Graders Answer Questions

About Their Moms

“Why Did God Make Mothers?”

1) She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.

2) Mostly to clean the house.

3) To help us out of there when we were getting born.

LAMBTON COUNTY ARCHIVES

Look at me now! It’s fun to have fun but you have to know how.

The people that mind don’t matter,

You’re never too old,

and the people that matter don’t mind.

too wacky, too wild,

to pick up a book and read to a child.

Think left and think right and think low and think high...

Oh the things you can think up if only you try!

It’s better to know how to learn than to know.

Oh, the things you can find

if you don’t stay behind!

Just go. Go. Go!

I don’t care how.

You can go by foot.

You can go by cow.

My trouble was I had a mind

You are you,

but I couldn’t make it up!

that is truer than true.

There is no one alive who is youer than you.

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Sept-Oct 2020 “Lost time is never found again.” - Benjamin Franklin

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Standing in my kitchen the other day,

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my generation would be the last to live

so long and so healthy for many years

to come. I am the reverse of his age and

I had to ponder that. True, I have many

friends well into their tenth decade, most

of them still living independently and in

relatively good health as my husband

and I are. Why is that, I wondered?

We were born in the middle of the

Great Depression followed by World

War II and all its subsequent rationing

and yet we survived and survived well.

Our supper table was by no means a

banquet but we had fresh vegetables

grown in our Victory garden, in-season

carrots and potatoes kept in sand in the

cold room in the cellar in the winter,

fresh fruit much of which we picked

ourselves at the sides of the country

lanes and preserved in quart jars when

summer was past, cheap cuts of meat,

lots of stew, ox tails, pickled tongue, liver,

tripe, boiling chickens and soups galore.

On very rare occasions a pie plate of

freshly made maple cream fudge was

put on the back porch to

cool—a Saturday night

treat! Candies, pop, and

chocolates were rare.

Potato chips hadn’t been

invented yet. So slim and

lithe we stayed.

Our outdoor games

contributed to our svelte

bodies. As soon as the

dishes were done on a

summer evening, it was

down to the vacant lot

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for a game of baseball, skipping double

dutch, hopscotch, bicycling, and roller

skating. We were never still. In winter it

was a two mile walk to the tobogganing

hill on a cold, Saturday afternoon,

or a mile walk to the outdoor rink on

a Friday evening at Earlscourt Park.

If we were very, very lucky, we would

stop in at the Ice Cream Company on

St. Clair Avenue for a hot chocolate on

the way home. Of course, none of these

activities took place on a Sunday. That

was truly a day of rest and a quiet family

day. I loved Sundays, the long walk to

Sunday School, the delicious, special

dinner Mom always had ready and the

quiet evening listening to Fibber McGee

and Molly on the radio.

Although the indulgences of the last

half of the century, with hours spent

vegging out in front of Logie Baird’s

invention, those early days of growing

up and very healthy, active living has

paid off for me and my friends. We are

healthier and living longer than our

counterparts in the early part of the

twentieth century. There is no doubt

with this digital world our

descendents now live in,

seated on their derrieres,

with their only activity

being the movement

of their digits over a

miniscule screen, and

regardless of medical

improvements, I have to

agree with my grandson:

my generation has been

truly blessed by the very

timing of our birth.

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“Time is the longest distance between two places.” - Tennessee Williams

Sept-Oct 2020


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On Leaving

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An eerie quiet greets me

As I slowly close my door

The guests have waved a last goodbye,

My home is mine once more.

The silence wraps around me like a cloak that’s soft and warm

A lingering sigh escapes my lips, my feelings though, are torn.

With long awaited happiness my house was filled with joy

Remembering those times gone by when each was just a boy.

They filled our home with cheery shouts and laughter night and day

I feel a guilty comfort because they’ve gone away.

I’ll tidy up, then settle down and sip a cup of tea

And wallow in the glory of a golden reverie.

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Sept-Oct 2020 “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln Page 37


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thinking. She championed

artistic freedom and

expression and fostered

the love of music… of life

itself!

By Fred Parry, Bright

www.fredparry.ca

See

Pages

40-41

in Me

Wheels of Life

When you shift gears on a multi-speed

bicycle to go up hill, you naturally shift

to the smallest gear on the back wheel

sprocket, right? Wrong. According to Ted,

our certified bicycle mechanic, “It’s the

smallest chain ring on the crank which

drives the biggest gear on the back. The

big gear helps you get up the hill.”

I don’t know if that sounds

complicated to you; but just imagine

what it takes to get the really big wheels

of life in sync. It seems like something

bordering on metaphysics—right up

there with Robert Persig’s book, Zen and

the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

To a guy like me, raised on singlespeed

bikes, this was mind bending.

There are two great schools of

thought, or approaches to life: left brain

(logical) vs. right brain (creative). There

are many variations, but the best results

come when they work together.

In my life, I have found it impossible

to appreciate one without the other.

Before God we are all equally

wise—and equally foolish.

–Albert Einstein

Take playing the piano, for example.

When our two girls were just youngsters

they were enrolled in piano lessons:

like night and day, one was left-brained

and the other was right. Yet both girls

excelled at piano and were equally gifted

in presenting beautiful music. Each

had individualized ways of achieving

memorable results… one in a traditional

sense, the other with an innovative flair.

They shared the same teacher

who—as my own mother did for me—

encouraged a stream of independent

Remember that you can stay overnight, and daytrip on the way home too!

PEOPLE WHO

BECAME WORDS

General Ambrose Burnside

Sideburns were once

called burnsides.

Burnsides were a

thick strips of facial

hair growing down

the cheeks and

connecting to a full mustache,

but with a clean shaven chin.

After a less than stellar stint as a

Civil War general, but before his

death in 1881, Burnside became

known for his luxuriant facial hair.

Once called side-whiskers, they

became burnsides, and later

sideburns, as a play on his name.

To be yourself in a

world that is constantly

trying to make you

something else is the

greatest accomplishment.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Legendary instrumentalist Chet

Atkins (“Mr. Guitar”), who played

everything from country to classical,

was once asked if he had ever taken

lessons, “Well,” said Chet, with typical

southern humour, “not enough to ruin

the music.”

Being a part of something shouldn’t

make you sacrifice your God-given

right to be you—your uniqueness. But

some people would rather be right than

happy.

Some man’s gone, he’s tried to

run my life / Don’t know what he’s

asking.

–Sunshine by Jonathan Edwards

Honest-to-goodness, universal

geniuses don’t come around that often.

For example, the Mona Lisa’s creator,

Leonardo da Vinci, was also revered

as a mathematician, engineer… and

musician.

Today, however, we feel fortunate

when we find unusually gifted people—

left brain and right brain dominant—

working in tandem. This is good;

our world needs solutions, not more

problems but it is definitely an uphill

climb.

There is good and bad in everyone

We learn to live, when we learn

to give each other what we need to

survive, together alive.

–Ebony and Ivory by Paul

McCartney & Stevie Wonder

People can harmoniously coexist.

And yes, just like the keys on a piano,

we need them all.

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Also see Page 40 for our list of Weekly Farmers’ Markets

ONGOING... Theatre, Music, Museum Exhibits & More!

~ This section includes things that are ongoing OR that occur for over a week in duration ~

year round Sarnia Free Family art Sundays, 1-3 pm at Alix Art Gallery www.jnaag.ca

year round Stratford Savour Stratford Trails: Chocolate or Bacon and Ale www.visitstratford.ca

til Sep 12 Windsor WIFF under the Stars www.windsorfilmfestival.com

til Nov. 1 Tillsonburg Art Show & Sale at Annandale (Mon-Fri by appointment) 519-842-2294

til Dec 23 St. Thomas Hockey - a travelling exhibition www.elgincounty.ca/museum

Sep 3-Oct8 London Home School Days at Fanshawe Pioneer Village www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Sep 18-Nov 1 Milton Pumpkins After Dark drive thru event - tickets online www.PumpkinsAfterDark.com

Nov21-Jan8 Kingsville Fantasy of Lights www.fantasyoflights.ca

Nov 27-Jan8 Burlington Lakeside Festival of Lights www.burlingtonfestivaloflights.com

Dec 4-Jan 3 Windsor Bright Lights Windsor at Jackson Park www.cityofwindsor.ca

SEPTEMBER 2020

2-27 Grand Bend Paint Ontario at Lambton Heritage Museum www.heritagemuseum.ca

9 London Wed. night - Park it at the Market Food Truck Night www.westernfairdistrict.com

11-20 London *Virtual* Western Fair 2020 www.westernfairdistrict.com/western-fair

12 Belle River Stroll the Street www.facebook.com/events/1255252951516940/

12 London London Arts Live at Fanshawe Pioneer Village www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

12 Sarnia “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” for Alzheimer’s www.tourismsarnialambton.com

12-13 Sarnia Walk-It for Parkinson’s www.tourismsarnialambton.com

12-13 London Airshow London Drive-In Event www.airshowlondon.com

18 Belle River Stroll the Street - Food, Fun, Shopping & Music www.belleriverbia.com

18-19 St.Thomas Clue - Mystery Night, tickets required www.ecrm5700.org

19 Aberfoyle Fall Special Antique Show www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

Fall Special Antique Show

Saturday, September 19

8am-4pm - $8 Admission

2020 Sunday Market Season til

150+

Dealers

MORE DEALERS

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October 25, 8am-4pm, $2/person

Just 2 km north of 401 exit 299, near Guelph • 1-877-763-1077 www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

20 Burlington *Virtual* Telling Tales www.tellingtales.org

20 National Terry Fox Run www.terryfox.org

21-Oct.3 Sarnia Ride Freestyle (Ride for Refuge) www.tourismsarnialambton.com

25-27 Amherstburg Uncommon Festival www.visitamherstburg.ca

25 Sarnia Franco-Ontarian Flag Raising Ceremony www.tourismsarnialambton.com

26 Grand Bend Fall for Art - local galleries & studios www.grandbendstudiotour.com

26 Petrolia Artist Day at Petrolia Discovery www.petroliadiscovery.com

26-27 Ruthven *Virtual* Apple Festival at Colasanti’s www.communitylivingessex.org

27 Sarnia Kidney Walk www.tourismsarnialambton.com

OCTOBER 2020

1-31 various “Hop from Home” Online Shop Hop www.stitcharie.com

5-25 Burlington Taste of Burlington - participating restaurants www.tasteofburlington.ca

15-18 Kingsville Migration Festival Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary www.migrationfestival.ca

15-20 Windsor Bookfest at University of Windsor www.bookfestwindsor.com

16 Vittoria The Megan Whalen Quartet at Richard’s Hall www.goodbreadcompany.ca

19-24 Newton E & E Cloth and Creations 30th Anniversary Sale event 519-595-8569

NOVEMBER 2020

4-6 Aylmer Virtual Ladies Night “Purses with a Purpose” www.elginfeeds.com

5-8 Princeton Christmas Open House at Shop in Princeton www.theshopinprinceton.ca

12 Vittoria Music - Ancient and Modern at Richard’s Hall www.goodbreadcompany.ca

13-14 Petrolia Christmas Open House at Olde Post Office Gift Shoppe 519-882-0747

13-15 London A&M Garden Centre Christmas Open House www.amgardencentre.ca

13-15 Port Rowan Shop the Shore 519-410-4861

13-15 Rodney Country Christmas Show at Decorating Diva www.decoratingdiva.ca

28-29 Grand Bend Christmas Open House at Westland Greenhouses www.westlandgreenhouses.com

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“An ounce of gold will not buy an inch of time.” - Chinese proverb

Sept-Oct 2020


Birthdays

By Agnes Burroughs, Dorchester

As you know,

I have celebrated

more than my share

of birthdays but just

wanted to tell you how it was

sometimes celebrated in the olden days.

I was born and raised in a rural area,

and proud to say, educated in a one

room schoolhouse. There were eight

grades all in one room with younger

ones on the south side and working up

to the older grades on the north side of

the room. We all sat in individual desks

with rows in between the grades.

Come your birthday, for some

reason beyond my comprehension,

the birthday person, aka victim, was

Daytripping

up to...

Daytripping north on Hwy. #21 to GODERICH & KINCARDINE

forced to run up and down the aisles so

each individual could get a

chance to whack your said

bottom. I know at birth

the doctor sometimes did

this to get your attention

and start you breathing,

but I’m not sure why

this torturous process

had to continue each year

at school. If you were really lucky your

birthday fell on a weekend or holiday

and you were spared this painful and

humiliating torment. Allowing this

bordered on cruelty, because some of

those Grade Eighters were mighty long

armed and could wield a hefty blow on

your backside. Thankfully this practice

did not follow into high school, so that

was a huge relief.

At home we were treated to a birthday

cake with candles, and the usual off key

rendition of “Happy Birthday.” The only

bad part of that was my dad liked lots

of icing but also liked raspberry jam in

the centre of the cake—Yuck, jam is for

toast not cake.

Ah well, eat the cake with icing, and

fain fullness when asked about the jam

part. Sometimes there were presents,

but usually something we desperately

needed like underwear or socks. At least

it was nice to have a special day just for

you when there were so many children

in the family.

Nowadays, I am spoiled with cards

and well wishes from my children,

spouse and now the five grandbabies

who can’t fathom having that many

birthday parties under your belt, and

what I have done with all those presents.

The grandchildren seem to be invited

to one or two birthday parties each

weekend. Sometimes the birthday

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children ask for canned goods instead of

presents—or they donate their presents

to less fortunate children, which I think

is very kind and generous and teaches

them some valuable lessons about the

bounty we enjoy.

It is a rare day when our children

skipped school to watch opening day of

baseball when it fell on their birthday,

but that’s exactly what happened one

year for our son who was enamored

with baseball. He and his dad had

worked out the details and it was a very

special day for them both and I just

delivered the popcorn and drinks to the

TV room.

Some folks go on trips or have lavish

parties on this most auspicious of

days—that’s if you’re rich or famous,

but for the rest of us it is just another

day and you move on to the next,

grateful to have come this far.

Parts of this area are known as Saugeen Country or

Ontario’s West Coast.

Sunset Boulevard would be a suitable name as the view at

night must be among the best anywhere on the planet.

Wind your way up Highway #21 with its beaches,

lighthouses and landmarks, and then come inland to stroll

from one scenic town to another, through the heart of the

Maitland and Saugeen River watersheds.

From

Meaford

Pine River

Clifford

From

Goderich

Gorrie

From

Listowel

Sept-Oct 2020 “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” - Theophrastus

Page 39


A University of Western

Ontario study showed that if

each Ontario family shifted

only $10 of their weekly

food budget to buy food

produced in the province,

Ontario businesses

would see 10,000 new

jobs and $2.4 billion in

annual food sales.

Please Remember...

... we haven’t changed every one of

these listings from what they would

have said pre COVID-19.

This issue was printed on Sept. 6th

Various details like hours may have

changed temporarily. There may be safety

requirements in order to visit. Please be

prepared, and call or go to our customers

websites or social media for updates.

Weekly Farmers’

Markets!

& times are always subject to change.

Call ahead to be sure.

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WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

Aldershot Village BIA - Downsview

Plaza Thusdays. (Sept 10, 24 & Oct.8)

Simcoe Farmers’ Market -

Curbside services available.

Thursdays 8am-2pm (Year Round)

FRIDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Fridays 9am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Fridays (til Oct. 24)

Forest Farmers’ & Artisan Market -

Fridays 8am-1pm (May-Oct.)

SATURDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Saturdays (til Oct. 24)

Kincardine Farmers‘ Market

Sat. 10am-12 (Victoria Day-Thanksgiving)

Petrolia Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7:30am-12 noon (May-Oct.)

The Market at Western Fair District

Saturdays 8am-3pm

SUNDAYS

OCTOBER 2020

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4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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18 19 20 21 22 23 24

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Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Wednesdays (til Oct. 24)

Grand Bend Farmers’ Market -

Wednesdays 8am-1pm (May-Oct.)

Centro Market - Burlington

Sundays (downtown until October)

1

PICKLES

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30043 Jane Rd., Thamesville • 519-692-4416

2 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

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October 31st

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3 MUNRO HONEY & MEADERY

Pure Honey, Mead, Giftware, Gift Baskets and

Observation Hive in-store • www.munrohoney.com

3115 River St. ALVINSTON • 519-847-5333

4 CELTIC RIDGE FARMS MARKET &

MEAT SHOPPE www.celticridgefarms.com

Farm raised beef, lamb, chicken, gourmet

sauces & spices. Elgin County artisans, gifts &

more. You can order online for delivery.

27401 Celtic Line, DUTTON • 519-282-7602

5 IN A JAM Homestyle Jams & Preserves

Retail, Wholesale, Co-packing. • 519-289-5267

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

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7 REID’S FARM MARKET

Fall Decor, Pumpkins, Squash, Apples, Straw,

Cabbage, Beets, Tomatoes, & more! Open 7

Days a Week! All from our own farm or fields!

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

8 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

9 WILLIAMSON FARMS, FOREST

Now with TWO locations -

Farm: 7739 Lakeshore Rd. • 519-243-2961

Open: Wed. to Sat. 10-5

Country Store: 14 King St. • 226-520-0144

Meats, Maple Syrup & More at both locations.

www.williamsonfarms.ca

10 BAYFIELD BERRY FARM 519-482-1666

Farm Market, Bakery, Restaurant & Gift Shop.

77697 Orchard Line, BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local

Farm Markets too! • www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

Please call to ensure our restaurant is open.

11 FERGUSON APIARIES

Pure honey & honey products. Open Thurs.-Sat.

Hwy. 84 between Zurich & Hensall

519-236-4979 • www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

12

13 HAYTER’S TURKEY FARM

Taste & Tradition since 1948. Devoted to

raising & processing premium quality turkey.

Open Year Round • 519-237-3561

Your local LCBO & Beer Store Retail Partner.

www.haytersfarm.com • DASHWOOD

14

THE GARLIC BOX, HENSALL

Garlic growers & processors of 42 value-added

food products made with fresh local garlic.

Guaranteed the BEST! Fresh, frozen & dry

garlic available. • Open Monday-Friday 9-5

Hwy #4, Hensall (under water tower)

519-262-2470 • www.thegarlicbox.com

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THE WHOLE PIG www.thewholepig.ca

Order Online / Curbside Pickup / Delivery

Vacuum packed pork products. Chops, ribs,

bacon, gluten-free sausage, porkerettes,

etc. Fresh garlic. • 519-237-3255

37871 Dashwood Rd., DASHWOOD

OPEN: Thurs. to Fri. 11-6 & Sat. 9 til 1

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& Pork

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

11554 Ivan Drive Ilderton, ON • 519-666-1255

www.bloomersfarm.com

15 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

On-site grown apples/pears & local food products.

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!

15

MILLAR BERRY FARMS

Fall Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples,

Squash, Pumpkins, Veggies & More!

7375 Longwoods Rd., LONDON (LAMBETH)

519-652-2065 • www.millarberryfarms.com

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!


16

17

THOMAS BROS

& U Pick Farm

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE

Jams •Syrups • Honey •Pickles

•Cheese •Baking •Crafts

519-652-5551 •Candies May-Oct

5856 56

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TALBOT T ROAD, LONDON

HWY #4 NORTH OF 401

Open 7 Days

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Online Od Orders &

Curbside Pickup available!

5680 Sunset Rd. Union (On way to Pt. Stanley)

DEBACKEREFARMMARKET.CA 519-631-1370

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On farm, store-made e turkey products

including i sausages, ages

burgers, schnitzel,

BRANTFORD

FARMERS’ MARKET

Mon. to Fri. 9am-5:30pm Curbside Pick Up

& Sat. 9am-4pm also available!

www.turkeyshoppe.com

ecom

519-633-0527

3

10882 Sunset Road, Talbotville, N5P 3T2

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ST. THOMAS

• Apples

• Late Season

Strawberries

• Squash

• Huge Variety

of Pumpkins

• Seasonal

Vegetables

• Preserves • In-House Baking • Take Home Meals

11143 143 Highbury Ave. S. • 519-633-9338

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Mon. to Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5. Call to confirm.

WWW.HOWEFAMILYFARMS.CA

18

FARM MARKET

Your Produce, Meat, Grocery,

Bulk Food, Homemade Baked Goods

& Pet Food Centre

1030 Talbot St. at Fairview • St. Thomas

519-633-9691 • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

19

• Fresh Baking Daily

• Local Fresh

Vegetables

• Fresh Norfolk

Products Meat,

Cheese, Dairy,

Strawberries

CLICK & COLLECT

Order Online

for curbside pickup!

OPEN Daily 9-6 • 500 Church St. E., Delhi

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca

20

20

SIMCOE FARMERS’ MARKET

Drive in to

the Big Red Apple!

11

Thursdays 8-4 (currently 2pm) year round at the

Fairgrounds. 30+ Vendors & Outdoor Market.

Online orders available & Thursday pickup; see

our Facebook page. 172 South Dr., SIMCOE

Come Taste Your

New Favourite!

• Berries • Herbs • Glads

• Vegetables • Lavender

• Handmade Soaps

• Honey • APPLES!

SEPT./OCT. FEATURE:

New Crop Apples

Mon. to Sat. 11am–6pm

Sun. 1pm–5pm

1725 McDowell Road East • SIMCOE

519-426-6148 • www.kentcreekorchard.com

- and -

FARM MARKETS

20

NORFOLK’S APPLE

CIDER DONUT

A complete line

of Apple Products

• Fruit baskets for

all occasions

• Bakery fresh pies,

muffins, cookies

All popular

Mon.-Sat. 9-5(please confirm) varieties

The Apple Place of Apples!

99 Queensway E., SIMCOE • 519-426-0640

21 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

Open Year Round, Friday 9-2 & Saturday 7-2

79 Icomm Dr., BRANTFORD • 519-752-8824

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

22 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

enjoy. 519-424-4024 • www.gunnshillcheese.ca

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

23 THE BEST LITTLE PORK SHOPPE

Open Year Round • 519-625-8194

2146 Hwy 7 & 8 East, SHAKESPEARE

Whole Hog Sausage, Bacon, Ribs, Smoked Chops,

Local Chicken, Beef, Condiments, In-Store Bakery,

Gift Shop & more! www.porkshoppe.com

24 MILLBANK CHEESE AND BU TTER

Naturally Aged Cheddar & other Fine Cheese Products.

Free Range & Drug Free Meats & more. Mon.-Sat. 9-5.

519-595-8787 • millbankcheese.com

25 KINCARDINE FARMERS’ MARKET

West end of Broadway St., in Connaught Park by the

lake. Victoria Day to Thanksgiving: Saturdays 10-12.

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Know of a market that should be on this list?

Let them know about it please. Thanks!

This map gives only an overview of where these

markets and shops are located.

A phone call, Google or GPS will come in handy for this tour.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

MINTO, HARRISTON, CLIFFORD, MILDMAY, PAISLEY & LISTOWEL

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

GIFTS, HOME DÉCOR & MORE!

A Large Selection of Gifts,

Home Décor, Fashion and Jewellery

519-338-3230 • 16 ELORA ST. HARRISTON

www.achesonpharmacy.com

~ Non Profit Groups ~

List Your Events for FREE!

Send us your events 3 months in advance

if possible, to be added to our events list

at no cost as space allows. Include town,

date, name of the event & website/phone.

Email: info@daytripping.ca

®

Elora Soap Company

MAKING ALL NATURAL SOAP SINCE 1987!

featuring the

work of many

OPEN 7 DAYS

312

in PAISLEY,

the heritage village

www.elorasoap.com • 519-353-5191

Canadian Made Gifts from 60 Artisans

Indoor/Outdoor Accessories,

Home Décor & More

COLLECTABLES

BUY - SELL - TRADE

34 Elora Street South, Harriston • 519-889-1952

Antiques • 100’s of Good LP’s

Nostalgia • Comics • Old Radios • Tins

You’re

One-of-a-kind... A couple of these... A few of those

58 Elora St., Mildmay

d 519-217-3068 | www.route58.ca

DAVIE’S ANTIQUES

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2nd Floor

FLEA MARKET

Collectibles, Antiques

& Books

Anniversary

Sale...

10%-50% OFF

October 13-31

43 Elora St., Harriston • 519-338-2449

Too Kind!

Words of congratulations from our customers,

contributors and readers on our 25th Anniversary.

If you’d like to share your thoughts about Daytripping,

please email them to info@daytripping.ca.

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary! It was an honour to have you

be the first to publish one of my stories. The Daytripping paper has always

been a publication I have sought out and been drawn to not only for its

artistic appearance, but for all the informative, interesting and humourous

content. Daytripping has been a helpful guide for planning many

excursions. Thank you Daytripping!

Susan Iedema, Contributor, London

Good morning all; I’ve advertised here for about ten years and it

certainly works for me. Also, the staff are extremely helpful and easy to

work with. It is so important to have a place to advertise that appeals to

the general public. Congrats on this big anniversary.

Eden, Little Falls, St. Marys

A great paper. I've read it for years and got many daytripping ideas from

the paper. I have been excited to contribute to the paper. Happy 25th.

Keep up the good work.

Ruth Simpson, Contributor, Chatham

First of all, congratulations on the milestone of the 25th anniversary of

Daytripping!! Thats quite an accomplishment in this day & age. A job

well done by both you & your staff to be sure. On our homefront, we

have been in business 21 years and have recently moved into our new

showroom being built beside Anna Maes Restaurant.

Karl, Millbank Family Furniture, Millbank

As for me, I have been with your little paper for 20 years now -

contributing stories off and on depending on life’s ups and downs.

Nothing gives me greater joy and a bigger smile than when I see your

envelope in the mailbox. I savour it all day, by putting it on my bed, and

hurrying through the day to see which of my stories you have accepted.

At the end of the day I get my reward and turn to the pages you liked.

There is nothing better than being accepted for what you do and love

doing. Congratulations and many more years of success for all of us.

Agnes Burroughs, Contributor, Dorchester

Daytripping has been an incredible source of advertising for Sombra

Museum for years. Many people have come to us after seeing the ad in

Daytripping and we are proud to offer it to visitors of our tourist

information centre. Thanks for providing this wonderful service!

Kailyn Shepley, Curator - Sombra Museum

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“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.” - Baltasar Gracian

Sept-Oct 2020


With our Photo Contest (page 27) you can help a charity and maybe win great prizes

• KITCHEN SHOP

• GOURMET FOODS

• DELI COUNTER -

Patio & Take Out

Visit us IN STORE,

CURBSIDE & ONLINE:

www.shopkci.com

105 Elizabeth St. West, LISTOWEL • 519-291-4777

Fun and Random Ways to Go

& Games to Play to Get there

I am not going to tell you

where to go, but instead

let’s have a little fun

discovering ways to get

there. They say that half

the fun is getting there. We can tip

the scale with the fun factor by trying

some of these random travel games.

Please make sure the driver is

paying attention to the road and

not too much attention to the game.

Safety is first.

1. The Five-Minute Rule. Have

someone, other than the driver, set

a timer on their phone and when the

timer goes off turn right at the next

intersection. Repeat the process,

but this time turn left. Continue this

pattern for 5 rounds. After that, the

next time the timer goes off, find the

first store and stop and shop there.

2. Flip a coin. At every third

intersection you come to, pull safely

off the road. Flip a coin. If it lands on

heads, go right. If it lands on tails, go

left. If the coin is dropped, go straight.

After five flips, flip it one more time.

By Jim Still-Pepper, Zanesville

If it lands on heads, then stop at

the first shop on the right. If

it lands on tails, then stop

at the first shop on the left.

3. Sing and Drive. Let the

driver pick his or her favourite song

to play. While the song is playing,

drive down the road and sing very

loudly. After the music stops, turn

right at the next intersection. Let the

next passenger pick their favourite

song. Continue driving til that song

is over and turn left. Continue this

pattern til everyone in the vehicle has

had a chance to sing their favourite

song. When everyone has played their

favourite song, stop at the next place

you come to and explore there.

4. Point and Shoot. Take out the map

found on pages 13 to 16. IMPORTANT:

DON’T POKE ANYONE’S EYES OUT!

Have someone hold up the map and

have another person throw a pen at

the map. Drive to wherever the mark

appears on the map. Once you are in

the area, find cool places to explore.

5. You Pick It. Have someone in

Over 12,000

people...

should ...You

too!

the vehicle pick a number between

2 and 52. Turn to that page in this

issue of Daytripping. Then count the

advertisements on that page. When

you get to the number that was picked,

drive to that location and enjoy the

adventure.

6. Ask A Stranger. If you are brave,

and nice, stop a passerby and ask

them where they would recommend

going in the area. Follow their

recommendation and go there. You

can repeat this game as often as you

like.

7. Favourite Colour. Have someone

in the vehicle name their favourite

colour. Start driving while people look

for that colour on a house, or road sign

or shop. When the colour is spotted,

turn right at the next intersection.

Repeat by having someone else name

their favourite colour. This time, when

that colour is found, turn left. Repeat

this pattern til everyone has named

their favourite colour. When you find

the last colour, safely pull off the road

and find a place in the area to explore.

Remember, getting there is half the

fun. Getting there with people you care

about is really the best part. So, enjoy

the ride. Enjoy the company. And

make sure the driver keeps everyone

safe.

KNAPP’S

SHOES & CLOTHING

“Canada’s Largest Dealer of

Prescripon Orthopedic Footwear”

Drew, Royer, Alden, Red Wing

10,000 Square “Feet” of Shoes

4A to 6E in ALL SIZING

165 Wallace Ave. North, Listowel

519-291-4750 www.knappshoes.ca

~ Syed Balkhi

i

HAPPINESS

is the new rich.

INNER PEACE

is the new success.

cess

ss.

HEALTH

is the new wealth.

KINDNESS

is the new cool.

Closed Sun/Mon

Discover Fall Food

and Farm Experiences

IN WELLINGTON COUNTY!

FACTORY YARN OUTLET

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Knitting & Crocheting Needs!

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LISTOWEL

1-855-900-3951

Ask about our

Membership Card!

Alternate formats available upon request.

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www.tastereal.ca

WWW.YARNFACTORYOUTLET.COM

Sept-Oct 2020 “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” - Michael Altshuler

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Quilts

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SHOP

NY

LOCAL

DISCOVER GREAT COUNTRY SHOPS, MARKETS, VILLAGES & ARTISANS!

Mennonite Country

Antique & Unique Tour

MI

ONTARIO

WE ARE OPEN

An appointment

is appreciated.

Porch pickup and

mail order available.

OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10-5

3991 Perth Rd. 107 • SHAKESPEARE

(1 block South of lights off Hwy. 7/8)

www.thequiltplace.ca

$2.99 each

519-625-8435

55 George Street, West

Market Road Antiques is not your

ordinary antique store. It is bright,

clean, organized and has A/C! There are

about 100 vendors who rent a booth or

showcase and price their own items. It is

a big store, so bring your walking shoes!

It is 20,000 square feet—some people say

MRA reminds them of a museum.

On April 1, 2009, Market Road Antiques

opened its doors in Waterloo by the TSC

and across from the St. Jacobs Farmer’s

Market. There is plenty of parking.

This year marks their 11th year in

business and was going strong until it had

to close its doors temporarily for almost

three months due to the COVID-19 virus

pandemic. It has been busy again with

people lining up outside, especially on

Saturdays.

Every February MRA has a monthlong

sale with every vendor choosing

their own discount. Their February 2020

sale was a success and yes, many people

came out in the middle of winter. There

were line ups to pay for purchases.

They also have a Black Friday sale

in November for four days.

Even production companies

come in from time to time to buy

antiques from MRA for their shows.

Last year a production company

bought antiques for the TV show

“Anne with an E.”

All ages come into the store,

from baby to age 90+. It is cute to

see little shoppers getting excited

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& London

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Gads Hill

Stratford

Listowel

119

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Newton

Millbank

Amulree

Poole

107

59

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45

Shakespeare

24

Tavistock

Linwood

15

Crosshill

101

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5

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12

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New Hamburg

to Woodstock

Drayton

Bamberg

Wallenstein

8

17

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9

14

12

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12

10

St. Clements

Baden

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St. Agatha

Haysville

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Petersburg

Plattsville

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London

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Heidelberg

Mannheim

Washington

Waterloo

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Drumbo

A Treasure Find

and their mouth like an O

looking at dinky cars or

shiny glass. It is also

great to see when

adults get excited

about what they have

found. The aisles are nice and big for

strollers or wheelchairs.

People buy a lot of records, books,

Royal Doultons, cups and saucers, plates,

jewellery, solid furniture like islands,

tables, paintings, and

more. When a couple

bought a diamond ring

to celebrate their 20th

wedding anniversary, I

congratulated them and

said, “And many more!”

You can find gifts

here, items to decorate your house, or

something to add to your collection.

Market Road Antiques also sells rocks/

minerals, Moorcroft vases, video games

such as Atari and Nintendo and the

gaming systems, comic books, and Fusion

paint. There is a booth with furniture that

has been painted with Fusion paint, die

cast cars and tractors, trains, bigger items

By Wendy Rutherford, Baden

Conestogo

29

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17

Ayr

outside such as a buggy

for a horse or a sleigh

and much more.

You will be greeted

with a friendly hello

when you come in. A

customer told me, “It’s like family here.”

Yes, I agree it is nice to go some place

where someone knows your name or

remembers your face. I will not forget one

of our customers named Harvey who was

a senior. We said, “Good to see you.”

He said something I never heard

before—“It’s nice to be seen.”

Market Road Antiques has a special

place in my heart as I have worked here

as a Customer Service Representative/

Cashier for 11 years and was hired by a

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From

Toronto

501

Troy

great manager Bev who retired last year.

Now Steve is the new manager and doing

a fine job with Wilma, a helpful Assistant

Manager.

There are familiar faces I see that are

local, but we also have had tourists that

come from all over, such as Australia,

Ireland, Alberta, Newfoundland, and

more! A customer bought a brass, tin box

with 1914 on it. I learned Princess Mary

who was Queen Elizabeth II’s aunt gave

these boxes to the troops during the war

of Christmas 1914 which then had candy,

cigarettes, and a Christmas card and

picture of her inside. I find learning these

things fascinating.

Come take a stroll in our four aisles.

You might learn something new about

history, see something that makes you

reminisce, or maybe find that piece you

have been looking for, for a long time. You

also might bump into an old friend.

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“Time and tide wait for no one.” - Irish proverb

Sept-Oct 2020


OPEN YEAR ROUND!

IN -STORE BAKERY,

GIFT SHOP & more

•SmokedPorkProducts•

Products • Ribs

• Old Fashioned Sausage • Bacon

• Free-range, drug-free Poultry

519-625-8194

ONLY

LOCAL MEATS

#2146 Highway 7 & 8, Shakespeare, ON, N0B 2P0

OPEN DAILY 10-5

www.porkshoppe.com

...BADEN, NEWTON, NEW HAMBURG and ST. JACOBS

You can’t buy

Happiness

but

you can

BUY

LOCAL!

Castle

Kilbride

We're famous for our great tasting

brick in a variety of flavours,

and traditional

Limburger.

FACTORY LIMITED

29 Bleams Road East,

NEW HAMBURG

(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)

519-662-1212 • Mon-Fri 9-3

Makers of Fine Quality Cheese Since 1879

CYNIC’S GUIDE TO LIFE

CASTLE KILBRIDE IS

Please visit www.castlekilbride.ca

lb i

for up-to-date details on

how to plan your visit.

60 SNYDER’S RD, WEST, BADEN

519-634-8444 · 1-800-469-5576

www.castlekilbride.ca

NATIONAL

AL HISTORIC SITE

operated by Wilmot Township

the House

that Flax Built-

Re−Opening!

WEEKLY SPECIALS

TUESDAY Liver & Onions served with Mashed Potatoes &

Vegetables, Bratwurst (frying) Sausage with Sauerkraut,

Mashed Potatoes & Homemade Creamed Corn, Apple Walnut

Crisp with Ice Cream

WEDNESDAY Pork Hock & Scalloped Potatoes with Vegetables &

Sauerkraut, Roast Turkey Dinner with Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables

& Homemade Sage Stuffing, Old Fashioned Coffee Cake

THURSDAY Meatloaf Dinner with Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables,

Pork Schnitzel with Warm German Potato Salad & Vegetables,

Homemade Apple Dumplings with Carmel Sauce

FRIDAY Two-meat dinner – serves one:

(Choose two: Pigtail, Cabbage Roll or Rolled Rib) Includes Mashed

Potatoes & Vegetables, Cinnamon & Apple Bread Pudding with

Carmel Sauce, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Walnut Crisp.

Assorted Pies, Tarts & Baked Goods

SATURDAY Two-meat dinner – serves one:

(Choose two: Pigtail, Cabbage Roll or Rolled Rib) Includes Mashed

Potatoes & Vegetables, Homemade Apple Fritters (available from

8am-11am), Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Walnut Crisp. Assorted

Pies, Tarts & Baked Goods

SUNDAY Join us for a home-cooked meal while listening to

country gospel favourites.

Two-meat dinner – serves one: (Choose two: Pigtail, Cabbage

Roll or Rolled Rib) Includes Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables,

Breaded Schnitzel served with Warm German Potato Salad or

Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables, Roast Turkey Dinner with

Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables & Homemade Sage Stuffing, Roast

Beef Dinner with Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables, Pumpkin

Cheesecake, Homemade Whoopie Pies, Apple Walnut Crisp.

Assorted Pies, Tarts & Baked Goods

Locally

Inspired

Slow Roasted

Beef or Turkey,

Country Fried

Chicken

Dinners include

mashed potatoes

and vegetables

Official Caterers

of the

Walter’s Family

Dinner Theatre

Historical Pictures

& Artifacts

from the

Tavistock Area

33 Woodstock St S, Tavistock • quehlsrestaurant.com • 519-655-2835

HOURS

Tuesday to

Saturday:

7am−2pm

& 4:30pm−7pm

Sunday:

9am−2pm

Monday: Closed

Pre-Made

Heat and Serve

Meals Available

BREAKFAST

Served

All Day!

Gifts + Cards + Candles

Artisans’ Creations

Canadian Made

Birding + Fire Pots

Salt Lamps + Lanterns

Wall Decor + Bereavement

Gourmet Dips + Snacks

Seasonal Home + Garden Decor

shop online @

in-season.ca

Where Shopping Local

... is always y inSeason

our facilities are open for our valued customers

3585 Lobsinger Line, St. Clements, ON

Tue to Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun/Mon Closed 519 218 2188

Sept-Oct 2020 “Time is like a snowflake - it melts away while we try to decide what to do with it.” - Anonymous Page 45


The

SHOP

LOCAL

Southwestern

Daytripper

Restaurants,Tearooms,

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome Cafés

TOWN NAME(and a lunch

Ontario’s BEST...

counter or two!)

Where You Should Eat

Every restaurant on this list is here for a reason. The locaon may be scenic or historic, the food may be off the charts, or just real darn good.

Some are fancy, some are far from it, but they are here because we’ve asked them to be here, because we think you should try them out.

ANDYS CORNERS

Andy’s Drive-In

3710 Hwy #59 (north of Langton) 519-875-2631

50’s inspired drive-in serving old fashioned flavours since the

1940’s. Eat-in or take-out. www.andysdrivein.com

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Serving Lunch, Tea, on

the pao and inside. Licensed under AGCO. www.pinecro.ca

BLYTH

Cowbell Brewing Co.

40035 Blyth Rd. 519-523-4724 www.cowbellbrewing.com

Desnaon cra brewery with state-of-the-art brewing facility,

family-friendly restaurant, retail store & entertainment spaces.

BRANTFORD

The Olde School Restaurant

Paris Rd. West at 687 Powerline Rd. 888-448-3131

Lunch/dinner in historic seng. Her Majesty the Queen dined

here 1997 - you can too. www.theoldeschoolrestaurant.ca

BRIGHTS GROVE

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere. Paos are open.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

ILDERTON

The Village Teapot

13257 Ilderton Rd. 519-298-8327 www.thevillageteapot.ca

Homemade lunches in a quaint & cosy seng. Take-out.

Wed. to Sat. 11-2:30.

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

Salads, sandwiches, loose leaf teas, specialty coffees, homemade

desserts, GLUTEN-FREE baking. Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-2, closed Sun.

KINGSVILLE

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

Dine indoors or on the paos. Serving locally inspired Farm-to-Fork

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

Links to these establishments on our website...

www.Daytripping.ca

I unabashedly love autumn and even

though it is the harbinger of colder

things to come, I prefer to live in its

fleeting amber, scarlet, and bronze

moments.

True autumn is defined by John Keats

in his poem from 1819 titled Ode to

Autumn as a:

“Season of mists and mellow

fruitfulness,

Close bosom friend of the maturing

sun…”

His words on the subject are plentiful

and add a bit of class to my otherwise

mundane observations. Keats’ whole

poem is worth the Google.

I look forward to the refreshing early

days of fall to take their rightful place,

and dispel the heat and humidity of the

summer months. I am more than ready

to don sweaters and scarves, jacket

and tam; strew pumpkins and gourds

Please Remember...

... we haven’t changed every one of these listings

from what they would have said pre-COVID-19.

Please keep that in mind and call in advance.

LISTOWEL

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

Known for their delicious sandwiches, panini & home made soup.

Free parking, indoor & outdoor seang. www.shopkci.com

MILLBANK

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407

One of Ontario’s most popular restaurants. Homecooked meals,

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca

MT. PLEASANT

The Windmill Country Market

701 Mount Pleasant Road, Brant 519-484-9955

Breakfast, Lunch, Bakery, European Deli, Amish Furniture,

Giware. Bus tours welcome. www.thewindmill.ca

NEW SARUM

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Delicious Old Time Favourites in Elgin County's Oldest Diner.

Since 1943! 9am-9pm, 7 days a week. www.newsarum.com

around my cluttered house to create

vignettes of fall; and randomly scatter

red and gold leaves accompanied by

capped acorns on tabletops in my living

room.

After reading through a variety of

modern poems about autumn, I have

come to the conclusion that there are

two schools of thought when it comes

to the “ber” months. There are those

who bemoan the passing of summer

and equate fall with

death and dying. I

am obviously not

of this persuasion.

I am a member of

the second group ~

who see fall as a

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Great views from our pao.

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

for celebries. Open 7 days a week. www.actorscasualdining.ca

POINT EDWARD

Salvatore’s Traoria é Ristoranté 519-344-2855

105 Michigan Ave. www.salvatoresinpoint.com

‘Fresh’ pasta and a commitment to serving exceponal food.

Take out only for now. Mon.-Sat. 10-6. Closed Sundays & Holidays.

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

35 Robinson St. 519-874-4363 www.schoonersgalley.com

Family menu on the pao. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

Open Daily. LLBO. Ready To Go Meals/Curbside. Website updates.

Fall Fever

By LouAnn Geauvreau-Karry, Kingsville

“And all at once, summer

collapsed into fall.”

Oscar Wild

new beginning: the fall colours vibrant,

the harvest something to celebrate.

The mascot of fall is the pumpkin. I

love pumpkins in all their orange glory

and various incarnations. If orange is not

your cup of tea, your options are endless:

white, pink, green, gnarled, warty, or

fancifully fake. I love to see pumpkins,

vines still attached in the fields, or piled

high at roadside stands, or set out just

so on front porches and verandas.

What could be

further from death

and dying than

to be welcomed

home by a friendly

pumpkin?

Another

Grog’s

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770

Great pizza, wings, dra beer, fine wines, pao, kids menu.

www.grogs.ca

MacPherson’s

Hwy. 21 at Port Franks Road 519-243-2990

Full breakfast, lunch & dinner, licensed, fuel, variety store and

gi shop.

reason

PORT DOVER

Erie Beach Hotel - Cove Room & Terrace Room

19 Walker Street 519-583-1391

Lunch & dinner on the paos & inside. Famous for Lake Erie

perch & pickerel. Steps to the beach. www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS

SARNIA

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

Just off Hwy #3 in New Sarum 519-773-3101

Delicious Old Time Favourites in Elgin County's Oldest Diner.

Since 1943! 9am-9pm, 7 days a week. www.newsarum.com

STRATHROY

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering

71 Frank Street 519-205-1500

Meals from scratch in a restored 1889 Post Office. Breakfast to

dinner, 7 days/wk with seasonal pao. www.clocktower-inn.com

TAVISTOCK

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.

Serving breakfast all day.

VITTORIA

The Good Bread Company Gallery Café 519-428-1300

15 Lamport St. (Area 15) www.goodbreadcompany.ca

Bakery is open Wed. to Sun. 10am-4pm. Cafe is currently closed.

Online orders/curbside pickup available. Updates on our website.

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

Pao & Take Out. Hot lunches, soup & sandwiches, salad bar.

I love the fall is the welcoming food.

Roadside stands boast the harvest.

Stews and chili warm the heart and soul.

Mashed potatoes and roasts, be they

pork, beef or lamb herald the heartier

months, and pumpkin and apple pie

satisfy our seasonal sweet tooth.

I consider fall a new beginning—a

time to get back to our “regularly

scheduled programs.” Though this

fall may be different in comparison to

other years, we can still find ways to

celebrate this golden season even if we

cannot return to our regular schedules

the same way as in the past. We adapt,

adopt new ways, follow the wisdom

set down by our health organizations,

and do our best to enjoy what the new

season has to offer.

As “summer collapses into fall,” may

the passage of time find us renewing

our resolve.

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“There is never enough time, unless you’re serving it.” - Malcolm Forbes

Sept-Oct 2020


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

You’ll love the daytrip to MILLBANK & NEWTON

FAMOUS BROASTED CHICKEN,

HOMEMADE MENNONITE MEALS & BAKING!

Dine-In • Takeout • Bakery

Scooter Service (contactless pickup) is available

Washrooms are available for customers.

Featuring over 18 varieties of homemade pies &

many other homemade goodies including

bread, tarts, muffins, cookies & cheesecake.

All items are baked fresh daily.

Gluten free baking now available!

Store Mon–Sat 7am–7pm

Dining Room Mon-Sat 11 am-7pm

(Tables available on a first come first serve basis).

Call 519-595-4407 or 519-616-0466

Enjoy the scenic drive to Millbank, we would love to serve you!

WWW.ANNAMAES.CA | 4060 Line 72 Millbank

CANADIAN BOUTIQUE

E&E ' S

Cloth &

Creations

of NEWTON

Over 3000 Bolts of

Quality Quilting Cottons,

Flannels & Sewing Notions!

Edgar & Emmaline Wagler

4463 Main St., Newton • 519-595-8569

Start Fresh Sale on Now!

Enre Store 50% OFF! (Excluding surprise bags)

Now Open for shopping by appointment only.

Email or text to book your appointment.

7102 Rd. 136, NEWTON • 519-501-7356

10 mins. from Millbank & Anna Mae's!

We look forward to serving you through social media & popups!

@magpiecoagejessi

@magpie_coage_shop

ge

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op

Fearless Freddie Pulled the Plug!

Silvana Burnett’s dog Freddie may have saved her life!

Burnett, an asthmatic, was taking a bath when she

started wheezing and started to black out. When she

came to, the bathtub was drained and Freddie was

jumping on her chest. He had the tub’s rubber stopper in

his mouth. Burnett had recently adopted Freddie for $50

from a couple who were going to put him down.

October 19-24, 2020

Celebrating

30 Years!

• 10% Off Storewide

• Door Prizes

• Refreshments

HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 • Sat. 9-3 • Closed Sunday

Sewing Machines

AUTHORIZED DEALER

Sept-Oct 2020 “If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” - Maria Edgeworth Page 47


The

Daytripper

SHOP

LOCAL

Little Falls

Artisan

Crafters

Market

Over 100

Artisans

to choose

from!

Large, varied

selection

of interesting

gift ideas.

Headquarters

of popular

18” doll clothes.

Take Home a

Little Perth County!

83 Queen St. East

ST. MARYS •519-284-0433

www.littlefallscraftersmarket.com

Hathaway

House

Bed &

Breakfast

44 St. Andrew

Street South

ST. MARYS

519-284-1137

See website or call

store for hours

Local Honey &

Ready Made

Meals

Local Meats, Fresh Baking, Preserves,

Seasonal Produce & Maple Syrup

4074 Perth Line # 9, ST.MARYS

519-284-2564 www.mccullys.ca

• Hand Made • Best Quality • None Finer

166 Queen Street, St. Marys • 519-284-3572-3572

www.chocolatefactory.ca.ca

Village Craft & Candle

CANDLE FACTORY OUTLET ONSITE

Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 9:30-2

Candle Store & so much more!

TONS OF CRAFTS

"WE MAKE HOMEMADE EASY"

Healthy “make-at-home” Soups.

Savouries for the gourmet in all of us.

www.auntmillieskitchen.com

13 Water St. S., St. Marys, 519-284-0313

STUFFIES!

TOYS GALORE!

PUZZLES & BOOKS

Plus... Personal Care Products, Décor & More!

villagecraftandcandle.com • info@vccandle.com

158 Queen St. E., St.Marys Phone Orders Welcomed • 519-284-9900

ST. MARYS

MUSEUM

Visit facebook.com/stmarysmuseum

for up to date information.

Admission by donation

177 Church St. S., Box 998

St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

519-284-3556

Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

www.stmarysmuseum.ca

We Hope to Welcome You Soon!

TROYER’S SPICES

Recommended

by chefs

We specialize

in salt free

blends & rubs

110 QUEEN ST. EAST, ST. MARYS

226-661-8777 • troyersspices.ca

Eclectic Treasure

Antiques to Every Day Needs

Virtual Tour on Google Maps

Zenfire

Pottery

Boutique full of unique local artisans,

authors,and beautiful pottery.

Explore your creativity in

one of our fun workshops

Email to book your

group of 6-8 people.

angela@zenfirepottery.ca

OPEN Wednesday-Saturday • Mon/Tues by Chance

Par 65

18 Hole Golf Course

Public & Tournaments

• Stay & Play Packages

• Power Carts

• Thursday Wing Nights and 9 & Dine Fridays

ALL ON OUR MASSIVE PATIO

www.rivervalleygolfandtube.com

4725 Line #1, Perth South • 519-225-2329

Thrift Store

A Resale Store

That's So Much More!

Clothing, Jewellery, Vintage Home Decor,

the Unique & More!

www.passitonstore.com

519-284-0059

31 Water St. S., St.Marys

95 Queen St., St. Marys

Custom

Framing

• Conservation Framing • Needlepoint

• Shadow Box Framing • Limited Edition Prints

Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 519-284-4661

114 Queen St. E. • St.Marys www.zenfirepottery.ca

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“Time is a physician which heals every grief.” - Diphilus

Sept-Oct 2020


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MI

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Now we’re in ST. MARYS, CENTRAL HURON & CLINTON

Visit CENTRAL HURON

The Municipality of Central Huron is located along Ontario’s West Coast in the Heart of Huron County

and cottage country, this beautiful area has just the right mix of rural and urban setting.

There is something for everyone to explore from the many

local farms for fresh produce, our unique shops

and restaurants, campgrounds and two local golf courses.

Balls ls

Bridge

CNR School S h

lon nWhee

Wheels

Visit i attractions such as the

Clinton Raceway slots,

If you like adventure, take in an invigorating hike along our

CNR School on Wheels

Clinton nMura

Mural, by Allen Hilgendorf

municipal trail to the Hullett Wildlife Area or explore

and the historic Ball’s Bridge.

23 Albert Street, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0 • 519-482-3997 the sandy beaches along the Lake Huron shoreline.

www.centralhuron.com

TIME

Master

or Slave?

By Nancy Millman,

Sparta

From Daytripping

November-December 2015

“Time is the Overseer of all things.”

According to the dictionary, (or

the internet) an overseer is “one who

watches over and directs the work of

others, especially labourers.” So, when

one ponders this simple statement and

its definition it becomes realistic. Work

days may be defined as from 8:00 a.m.

to 4:00 p.m., from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00

p.m., from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In

today’s society the reality for so many

people is not the “work day” but the

“work night”…from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00

a.m., from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., from

6:00 p.m. to midnight. Whether it be

segments of daylight or of darkness, the

measurement is a period of time.

But time affects everyone! If the only

sure things in this world are death and

taxes, then time should be considered

the “constant.” A constant is defined as

“a situation or state of affairs that does

not change.” A second of time is always

one second in length. One minute is

always composed of the measurement

of sixty seconds. One hour contains sixty

minutes or thirty six hundred seconds…

and so on and so on.

Each tick of the clock or each pulse

of the digital face, carries time forward.

The advancement of time cannot be

stopped. If there is a disruption of power,

when it is restored the time has moved

on to a new location on the clock or to

new digital numbers. It is not possible

to stop the clock to avoid the occurrence

of a dreaded event. It is not possible to

slow the advancement of time to allow

for more elaborate preparation. It is not

possible to stop time in order to hold on

to a particularly enjoyable experience.

It keeps marching on. Even though

Daylight Saving Time is implemented

each spring, the length of the minute,

hour and day still remains the same. It is

as foolish as the idea of cutting a foot off

the top of a blanket and then sewing it

to the bottom in the hope of making the

blanket longer. It just won’t work.

One second of time changes lives. A

split second action or lack of action has

resulted in highway fatalities, it has caused

jobs to be lost, and it has prompted broken

hearts and irreparable relationships. It has

also resulted in happy events when what

was thought to be lost is suddenly found,

when tears are turned into laughter, or a

finish line is crossed.

Daily lives are lived within margins of

time. There is a time to wake up, snacks

and meals are rituals which pertain to

the time of the day or night and there

is a time to sleep. For folks who lead

busy lives there are times of meetings,

deadlines to be met, sermons to write,

speeches to make, books to write, places

to get to, situations to escape from and

even boredom to be endured.

Imagine how the passage of time must

feel to the person who is trapped under

a log at the bottom of an embankment

with the tide coming in! The final hockey

game is tied at the last forty seconds

of play in the third period, on home

ice, with the whole community in the

stands cheering their heads off, your

granddaughter is ahead of everyone else

skating to the opponent’s goal with the

puck! The wedding is to start in exactly

fifteen minutes and a family is caught

miles away in a road block of fire trucks,

police cars and emergency vehicles with

an anxious daughter in a long white satin

dress wearing pearl drop earrings and her

great-grandmother’s pearl necklace.

For children who are quick and eager,

time seems to pass slowly. The road trip

is peppered with that phrase, “Are we

there yet?” numerous times before the

destination is reached. Excited squeals

of, “I just can’t wait!” are evidence of

young impatience. Some parents even

refrain from telling their children of

planned activities in advance so as to

spare them the anxiety of waiting for

that time to arrive. Adolescents seem

to lose all sense of time. It is never their

time to get up, they are habitually late

for school, for catching the bus, for their

classes, for their meals, but time means

nothing at the end of the day.

Retired folks have an altogether

different view of time. It is no longer so

important! Yes, in advanced years, time

seems to pass much quicker, but there

is less to do in a given period of time

so if it takes longer to do whatever was

planned, it does not matter. Nor does it

matter that a sidetrack or two interfered

and the path of accomplishment taken

is much different or sometimes not even

achieved. Maybe next time! Hopefully the

time of retirement means having the time

and taking the time to do some of the

things for which there was no time to do

while living a life full of family, career, and

commitments. Retirement is your time.

Time waits for no one. Treasure every

second, every moment, every hour that

you have. Treasure it more because you

shared it with someone special, or find

someone special and offer your time.

CLINTON

KILDONAN HOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST

71 KIRK ST, CLINTON

519-482-1163

43 Albert St.

CLINTON

226-457-0575

TUES to

FRI 10-5

SAT 10-2

Driving Teachers

huronhoney

Mennonite Furniture

A Rustic Home Decor

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca

IS

OPEN!

shop local ~ support local

A Healing Arts &

Energy Wellness Haven

Retail:

Crystals • Books • Oracle/Tarot Cards

Pottery • Incense • Artisan Crafts & Gifts

Services by Appointment:

• Card & Mediumship• Crystal Healing

• Reiki• ThetaHealing®• Reflexology• More

Open Fri 12-7, Sat 12-5 & Any Time by Appt.

Ask about our private group bookings &

upcoming workshops, classes & events.

Your Open Door to Infinite Possibilities...

86 Albert Street, Clinton

@journeysofthesoulwithjackie

jackie@journeysofthesoul.ca

Crazy

The h

Clinton Radar

ar

Honey for purchase -

see Instagram or call

519-476-592 for details.

63 Albert St, Clinton • 519-357-5168

www.dresstoimpressbridal.com

Antiques

Home Décor

Furishings

OPEN WED-SUN

anques.rad@gmail.com

79 ALBERT STREET, CLINTON

A must see store,

come & explore.

Gourmet Edibles

& One-of-a-Kind Items!

26 Isaac St., Clinton

Mon. to Fri. 9-5 • Sat. 9-4

519-482-1445

www.madeinhuron.com

Sept-Oct 2020 “Never let yesterday use up today.” - Richard H. Nelson

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ANSWER:

QUESTION:

What is the highest

frequency noise

that a human

can register?

Mariah Carey


The

Daytripper

And this issue ends in LONDON, ARVA, STRATHROY, ZURICH & MOUNT BRYDGES

Sew

Creative

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UNUSUAL FINDS

Discount Store

ANTIQUE SECTION

COMING SOON!

Check Facebook for details.

4300 Wellington Rd. S. (across from Costco)

LONDON • 519-681-9898 • Mon.-Sat. 10-5

www.unusualfinds.ca

Authorized Dealer

Handi Quilter Long Arm Dealer

Quilt Q

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Monday to Saturday ay 10:00 00 am - 5:00

5 pmm

www.sewcreativequilting.caa

22486 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges -2177

Sew

Creative

in MT. BRYDGES!

SHOP

LOCAL

The fine art of traditional baking

Since 1946

•Breads •Pastries

•Pies •Cookies

•Custom Cakes

• Fruit Breads

Open Tues.-Sat: 9-5:30 • Fri 9-8

CALL FOR CURBSIDE SERVICE

12 Front Street West

Strathroy • 519-245-0741

hamiltonsbakery.ca

FRESH

LOCAL

519-666-0286

MON to FRI 9–6

SAT 9–5 • SUN 12–5

APPLES • HONEY • JAMS • APPLE CIDER

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR • MAPLE SYRUP

PEANUTS • GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS

RADER FROZEN PIES • SEASONAL FRUIT

CRUNICAN

ORCHARDS

Since 1877

Richmond St. North, LONDON

10 min North of London at 15 Mile Rd

CRUNICANORCHARDS.COM

• Liquid • Creamed • Comb

Nature’s

Power Food

• Honey Butter • Skin Creams

• Honey Spreads • BBQ Sauce & Mustard

• Bee Pollen • Bees for your own hive!

OPEN: Thursday u d

a

& Friday d y 9-5, Saturday t

10-3

3

www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

39006 Zurich-Hensall Rd., East E t of fZurich • 519-236-4979

When You

Share Your Life

A Dog’s Best Day

Being single, I am in charge of house

repairs and over the years I have learned

a lot—mainly that most are projects, not

a quick fix and practice really does have

benefits.

We had a lot of rain daily for nearly a

week. Early spring, ground still frozen, and

the sump pump keeping up to seepage in

a 100 year old, used-to-be a root cellar,

basement. I am leaving early and realize

the only sound I hear is the coffee maker.

The sump pump float has stuck, burning

out the switch. It’s 7:30. No problem. The

hardware is open, so I slip down and buy

a new one. It is pouring rain. It’s a fiddly

float assembly, but I’ve done this before

and it is quite straight-forward. There is

about an inch of water in the basement.

I switch on the unit, plug it in—nothing.

Double-check everything, plug it in,

nothing. Call the hardware. “Could just be

a pump defect. Will bring you another.”

It takes Jason about 20 minutes, by

which time there are about two inches

of water in the basement. He arrives

in leather shoes, but does fit into my

flowered, rubber boots, and down we

go. As we are working in the corner,

Onyx comes down to investigate, and I

can hear her high-step splashing around.

Then her innate dog love of water kicks

in and she is rolling in what seems to be

a great swimming pool! New sump pump

springs to life, water is gone, Jason leaves,

I dry the dog, and we are off. I have a lot

of clients to see in Aylmer on this day,

and an evening meeting as soon as I get

By Laurie Dunlop,

Daytripping

home.

Eleven PM.

Meeting done,

couple hours on

computer, now for

fresh coffee. It had finally stopped

raining late morning, so when I check

the basement it is dry and the sump

pump is ready and resting in the corner.

Laundry basket needs to be dealt with,

so I load the washer. I am washing dishes

(directly above the washing machine in

the basement) when I remember that I

didn’t tighten the hose clamp as the final

‘to-do’ on the sump pump/washer drain

connection.

At that same moment, the washer

drains and I can hear water hit the

basement ceiling, just below my feet! I

run downstairs, followed closely by my

dog—Onyx is ever up for an adventure.

The hose is blowing around sending

water all over! In getting a hold of it,

and shutting the washer off. I’m soaked,

Onyx is soaked and water is again all

over the floor. Not quite enough to play

in, but she rolls around just in case.

Reconnect and tighten the clamp, restart

the washing machine. Sump pump starts

to work on the water.

Two AM. Have showered and also

bathed my dog and am in bed, thankful

that I have survived a horrendous day,

when Onyx snuggles up to me, licks my

face, drops her head on my chest with a

sigh in thanks for one of the best days

she’s had. Perspective.

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“Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.” - John Randolph

Sept-Oct 2020


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MI

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NY

Thank you so much once again. Please say you’re Daytripping!

Pumpkin Patch

Perfection

We often associate the month of October and the

celebration of Halloween with the mighty

pumpkin. Locally grown and proudly displayed

this season, pumpkin is one of those

nutrient-dense foods. The beautiful orange colour speaks to us

about the fact pumpkin is rich in an important antioxidant, beta

carotene. In addition, pumpkin has a healthy amount of iron and

is fibre rich. 1/2 cup serving boasts only 40 calories, 0 fat and

3.4 grams dietary fibre. Let’s get our pumpkin on this season!

Pumpkin Soup

3 strips of bacon

1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped

8 cups chicken or veggie broth (divided)

2 cups cooked fresh pumpkin

(or a 16-oz can of packed pumpkin)

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled

& cubed (about 1.5 cups)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

(for garnish)

Cook bacon over medium heat until the fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, usually 3-4

minutes. Remove bacon and set aside, leaving bacon juices in pan. Add onions, 1/4 cup

broth and sauté, stirring constantly until onions have softened (2.5 to 3 minutes). Add

sweet potatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Pour remaining broth into mixture and bring to

a boil. Partially cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are very soft.

Using a large slotted spoon, remove veggies to a blender or food processor. Purée until

smooth. Add cooked pumpkin and process until blended. Return veggie purée to pan.

Bringing to a low simmer, stir in salt, pepper, garlic and nutmeg. Ladle into bowls and

top with crumbled bacon and parsley. Makes about 6 servings at 1.5 cups each.

Pumpkin Pleasing Thoughts

• Select pumpkins that are brightly coloured and heavy for their size, with rinds that

are blemish-free.

• Generally speaking, the flesh from smaller pumpkins will be sweeter and more tender

than that of the larger species. Sugar pumpkins are grown specifically for their eating

quality.

• Store whole pumpkins at room temp for up to 1 month. Refrigerate for up to 3 months.

• PUMPKIN MATH: One 5-lb. pumpkin= approx 4 ½ cups mashed, cooked pumpkin.

One 16 ounce can = approx. 2 cups mashed.

• Use an electric mixer to beat your cooked pumpkin. Any strings will wind around the

beaters and can easily be rinsed away.

• Don’t toss those seeds in the garbage. When removed from raw pumpkin, rinse clean of

all pulp and strings. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Thoroughly air-dry

(at least 5 hours) and hull. Toss the hulled seeds with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Spread

in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes,

or until golden brown. Stir seeds every 5 to 8 minutes during roasting time. Salt to taste

and cool at room temp.

• HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PURÉE: If you would like to make your own pumpkin purée,

look for small sugar pumpkins (sometimes called “pie pumpkins”), weighing no more

than five pounds. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cut pumpkin in half, stem to base.

Remove seeds and pulp. Cover each half with foil. Bake in preheated oven, foil side up

for 1 hour or until tender. Scrape pumpkin meat from shell halves and purée in a

blender. Strain to remove any remaining stringy pieces.

• BOILED PUMPKIN: Cut 4 lb. pumpkin into 2 ½ inch strips, peel. Add to saucepan

along with 2 teaspoons salt. Cover and gently boil for 30 minutes, or until fork tender.

Drain and add 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 3 tablespoons butter. Makes 4 servings.

• MASHED PUMPKIN: Cut, peel and boil pumpkin as detailed above. Add 3 tablespoons

heavy cream and honey (or brown sugar) to your liking and beat until fluffy.

• PUMPKIN AU GRATIN: Add mashed pumpkin to buttered casserole dish. Top with

a mixture of 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 3/4 cup bread crumbs. Drizzle top with

3 tablespoons melted butter. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 400°F oven

for 1/2 hour, or until top is golden.

• PUMPKIN & POTATOES: Mix equal parts mashed pumpkin seasoned with salt,

pepper and butter with seasoned mashed potatoes. Spoon into casserole dish

and broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 2 ½ minutes, until browned.

• PUMPKIN & ONION CASSEROLE: Sauté three thinly sliced onions in butter.

Parboil a ripe 3 to 4 lb. pumpkin, (cut to 1 inch cubes) for 15 minutes.

Layer pumpkin and onions in casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and bake at 375°F for 1 hour.

Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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