Daytripping March 2021 Issue

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Read along the bottom borders for some words of wisdom & thought provoking questions.

Mar-Apr 2021


Congratulations everyone!

For staying positive as much as possible,

for staying safe, staying sane, helping

others out, growing food, baking bread,

remembering to exercise, remembering

what puzzles and board games are, sharing,

caring, crying when you needed to, reaching

out and reaching in. It’s been a whole year

now of you-know-what.

My dad, James (Jimmy) Moran, was born

in 1933 during the great depression and

he always talked about it being the best of

times. He was young and I’m sure it was

the worst of times that it’s properly billed

as, but he nostalgically described an era

when neighbours helped neighbours make

it through, day by day. Maybe it was because

they wanted to do all they could to help their

community, or maybe it was because they

had no choice. I’m not sure. In his book, The

Great Depression, Pierre Berton described

a time when some people would rather

die than take a hand out, and did just that.

We’ve come a long way since then.

The rest of this issue will have very little

mention of you-know-what. We’d rather not

give it any more attention than it’s already

stolen from us, but I’m so very proud of

many friends and acquaintances that I’d

like to mention a few examples of feel good

stories. Most of these are in my own area of

Lambton County (because I’ve been cooped

up the same as all of you) but I know that

awesome tales such as these have been

happening everywhere. Please feel welcome

to write in about your own experiences.

When the first lockdown came one year

ago, Kevin Churchill and James Miller posted

a few videos of themselves playing guitar

and singing, one song at a time, and called

it The Quarantine Sessions - Connecting

Through Music. They invited anyone else to

join in and were absolutely overwhelmed by

the response. A few members turned into a

few hundred and now it’s a bit over 18,000.

More important than the success, is the

opportunity it gave musicians of all different

skill levels to post a song. For some this was

second nature, while for others it required

them to face their greatest fear. It would

have been like a mountain they needed to

climb, a true bucket list item. And, of course,

group members are always supportive in

their comments.

There are other examples of this from

coast to coast such as Saskatcha-tune with

over 4,000 members and various East Coast

Kitchen Party sites inluding one that boasts

over 270,000 members.

Facebook Live is a way that someone can

easily broadcast whatever they want live to

an audience of their Facebook friends who

will “stream” or watch it using a computer

or their phone in real time. I’m a musician

myself and posted a number of concerts

throughout the year from my house. Friends

and family would tune in on Tuesday nights

as a way to help the time pass. I’ve done

about 20 shows. As I write this, a well known

country musician from Wyoming, Ontario

named Joan Spalding has done a show every

afternoon for 340 consecutive days. She’ll

hit the one year mark sometime around

March 27th.

My own shows were inspired by

another local musician who paved the way.

Scott Manery starting broadcasting three

hour long concerts from his basement

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

It Takes a Village, and it Builds a Country.

in Southwestern Ontario

on Saturday nights and we got in the habit

of joking back and forth in our shows, with

Scottie being as hardcore country as country

can be and me playing what he described as

my “Devil Music.” We’ve become very good

friends through this experience but have only

met each other a handful of times.

Kinship has been another big winner this

year. Most of us have admired how some of

our peers have conducted themselves in this

trying time, whether that’s been in their words

or their actions, and this absence has made

us appreciate some of our friends and mere

acquaintances more than we’d ever imagined.

When Rodney James Medwid and Kendra

Petley saw local restaurants and salons close

or be reduced to take out meals last April they

started a Facebook page called Supporting

Sarnia and Surrounding Businesses. The

original idea was to show menus for local

restaurants and encourage the public to support

the industry by ordering food to go. Nowadays

members are routinely treated to photos of

other peoples takeout dinners, positive reviews,

live streamed concerts, fundraisers and much

more, and it all has an overwhelming, positive

vibe. A typical post might be asking if anyone

knows a good dog groomer or piano teacher

and, with over 18,000 members to make

recommendations, the results are always quick

and plentiful. Rodney has also become a good

friend though the course of this year, and we’ve

never even met.

Each of these examples takes considerable

time to manage, and all were done out of the

goodness of their hearts.

Shopping locally has never mattered more

than it does now, and it’s been embraced by

almost all of us in countless ways. This is what

I, more than anything else, will be proud of and

take away from this crazy year. For example,

the boys on my hockey team like to drink beer,

and they’re quite good at it. Much better than

they are at playing hockey. With the popularity

of craft breweries, we’ve gotten in the habit

of taking orders when we’re driving out to

Stonepickers in Forest, Imperial City in Sarnia

or Black Gold Brewery in Petrolia. I’m lucky

that my travels also take me to other ones on

page 34 such as Cowbell, Railway City, Blue

Elephant, Jobsite or Ramblin’ Road. I haven’t

been to Natterjack in West Lorne yet but I’m

on my way and I’m taking orders for the team.

This brings me to one last point I’d like

to make. My good friend and teammate, Rob

Cullinan, was on his way back from Ottawa

and brought me a six pack of beer from Perth

Brewery, which is about 6 hours away from

Sarnia, but I thanked him for shopping locally.

People who shop at the nearest Gargantaumart

and see that as shopping locally, because it‘s

nearby, are missing the point. That’s better

than spending the money across the border

or with a massive online distributor, where it

has absolutely no chance of coming back to

help our own economy, but it’s not ideal either.

“Shopping Locally” and “Supporting Small

Business” are two terms that are pretty much

synonymous. If someone from Perth makes a

purchase at Chocolate Sensations in Paris or

buys wine from Alton Farms in Forest, they are

shopping locally. They are spending their hard

earned dollars with a small company that will

ensure that their money stays here in Ontario

and in Canada. If we all do this, we’ll all be

better off, and feel good about it as well.

Thanks for reading! Say you’re Daytripping.

Mark Moran, Publisher

March - April 2021

This issue is dedicated to Don Cherry & Dr. Suess.

Apparently they may not have been flawless,

but let’s not forget all the good they did.

Daytripping Features

MAPLE SYRUP FARMS...................................20

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map........... 9-12

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................38

Tourism Contact Information..........................11

2020 Photo Contest Winners..........................39

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List................8

Antique Tours..............................................32,40

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets...........30,31

Recipes........................................................18,24

Corkscrews & Craft Brews................................34

On The Covers

1) Fort Rose Maple Company, Parkhill

2) Coyle’s Country Store, Tillsonburg

Your Contributors

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Hornick, Fred Parry, Laurie BurrowsBreakey, Adina Haas,

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Alvinston 13,BF,CC

Arva

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Aylmer 27,28,BF

Bayfield

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Birr 40

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Wheatley 4

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~ A magnet is something you find crawling on a dead animal.

~ The cuckoo bird does not lay his own eggs.

~ Benjamin Franklin produced electricity by rubbing two cats

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~ The theory of evolution was greatly objected to because it

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A day without sunshine is like, well... night.

Mar-Apr 2021


and move on to WHEATLEY, CHATHAM & KENT BRIDGE

www.whattravelwriterssay.com

© by Mike Keenan

Smiles

The Hint, from our

Winter 2020 issue, was...

Think you may have been in this

church? Think again. The copy

of Daytripping in front gives you

an idea of how small it is.

eh?

“You just don’t smile anymore. What’s

wrong?” Miriam queried.

It was true; for the past few days

since getting back from the dentist, I

had consciously determined never to

smile—for safety reasons. Yes, safety. If

you work in a shop with power tools, you

wear safety glasses, right? Well, I thought

that I might operate in the same fashion.

After more prodding, I had to explain

to Miriam what was going on. After all,

when you live with someone for 50 years,

and that person is constantly chuckling

and telling dumb jokes and suddenly,

after a visit to the dentist’s office, that

silly behavior ceases, well, it’s time to

connect the dots.

Here’s the situation. Remarkably,

despite playing a great deal of hockey in

my youth, I still have a full set of teeth.

When I played hockey, there was no such

thing as protective visors or helmets. An

errant high stick or a puck shot too high—

well, that resulted in some missing teeth,

usually those located in the front. Many

hockey players of my era wear plates. I

have never had to resort to dentures, and

a former dentist told me that I possessed

the hardest teeth he had ever drilled. Not

the sort of thing to add to your resume.

“Say boss, did I ever tell you about my

hard teeth?”

Okay, we have established that unlike

many seniors I have all of my teeth. I

suppose I should tell you what happened

at the dentist’s office. When travelling

on the west coast, I bit down on some

morsel and, just like those glaciers

that we saw calving in Alaska, a tooth

suddenly cracked, leaving a jagged mess

behind. There was no pain involved, so I

was content to wait until my return to get

it fixed. Of course, there followed many

days in which my tongue never tired of

exploring the area of the missing part.

I eventually returned and reported to

the dentist who seemed quite happy

to see me. Miriam and I have no

dental plan. We pay as we go. In

my case, for years all that I have

paid for has been regular cleanings

by one of the many dental hygienists

(teeth cleaners) employed by my dentist.

I was given two options and I chose

the most expensive, a crown which was

recommended by my smiling dentist.

Total cost: $1100! That’s why I no longer

smile. It seems that I paid more for my

tooth than I did for my first car, but there

it is, my precious gold crown, whenever I

look into a mirror.

“So what’s the big deal about not

smiling?” pressed Miriam.

“Miriam,” I said, trying to remain calm.

“Do you realize how much gold I have

in my mouth with my three crowns? Do

you know that in some big cities, kids get

shot for their expensive sneakers? They

get shot! My three crowns (I just checked

the TSE stock listings.) are now worth

$3300! That’s a lot of money. If I was a

street person or a drug addict or even

an ex-Nortel stock holder, do you know

what I would do if I saw $3300 walking

towards me?” I asked rhetorically.

“No, what would you do?” replied

Miriam unaware of my rhetorical bent.

“Well, I would shout ‘glory, hallelujah,’

that’s what I would do.”

I have these terrible dreams lately. They

involve bodies delivered to the undertaker

aka funeral director aka the host for your

last send-off. All of the bodies have gold

crowns, and the undertaker stands to

make a small fortune. When I told Miriam

about my dreams, she said, “Don’t worry,

I will retrieve the gold. Besides, it would be

wasteful to bury you with all that bullion

lodged in your teeth. It might start a gold

rush at the cemetery. I can see hundreds

of miners rushing through the gates with

their picks and shovels.”

“Stop!” I implored. “I’m the one

who is supposed to tell the jokes in this

column.” Miriam simply smiled, which

is a lot more than what I would do.

Listen to Mike Keenan’s Retirement

Podcasts at his website: www.

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The Answer is:

This monument is at the

intersection of Plover’s Mills Rd.

& Nissouri Rd. north of

Thorndale, and remembers the

parishioners of Bethesda East

United Church.

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The Hint is:

This is called “A Place of

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Notice the symbols in

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Where

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Look for the answer

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519-683-4368 FOR MORE INFO

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Quality Antiques, Collectibles,

and Pre-Owned Furniture

PLUS

Gary’s Gallery

St.

George Street N., Dresden

(Hwy 21, north edge of

town near Hwy 78)

519-401-7322

Mon-Sat 10 to 5

Most Sundays 11 to 4

We Buy

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John’s Creations: Handcrafted Driftwood Sculptures

AWARDED

BEST ANTIQUE

SHOP IN COUNTY

2018 / 2019

• Hand Made

• Seasonally a Inspired

Baked in-house...

• bread • cookies

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• squares • pies

• scones • cakes

• specialty items

Curbside Menu

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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 9:30am-5pm

Saturdays 9:30am-3pm

Upcycled Furniture

Home Décor • Vintage Finds

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Stains & Waxes, Brushes

PLUS: Milk Paint by Fusion

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- Owner & Designer

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

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• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Custom Quilts • Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery

Spring has Arrived!

Stunning ng New Co-ordinated

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Please call in advance.

462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Updates, Details & Photos on

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History, Bus Trips and ElderCollege

In 2010 I had an idea. Why not

employ, on a volunteer basis, retirees

and others to offer short courses for

other folks aged 55 and better?

By the Autumn of 2011, and with the

assistance and support of Canterbury

College (an affiliate college of the

University of Windsor) we launched

ElderCollege in southwestern Ontario.

ElderCollege usually offers about

80+ short, inexpensive, courses on

virtually any subject one can imagine.

We even have something we call the

“Buffet Option” which allows a person

to take up to 12 courses in one semester

for a single price.

Among the courses offered we also

include courses on history, music, art,

financial planning and personal wellbeing.

Course registrations generally run

at about 1,200 “Persons in Seats” so

ElderCollege has become an immensely

popular alternate learning and social

activity for many seniors in Essex and

Kent counties. All courses include a

“social” break with goodies!

Many courses focus upon history

and related subjects. For example in

the Autumn 2018 semester we had

courses on The Royal Tour of 1939; The

Great Lakes Great Storm of 1913; Canada

and the Depression 1929-39; and a real

delight, Antique Ladies Undergarments

and Our Mother’s Trousseau.

One of the more popular type of

courses are educational bus trips. For

example, we had a two-semester course

devoted to the Sydenham River from its

approximate source east of Strathroy to

its end at Lake St. Clair.

We’ve had two heritage bus tour

courses into Lambton County including

the Oil Museum, the Moore Museum,

the Arkona Museum at Rock Glen.

Bus tours also have included theater

from Huron Country Playhouse at Grand

Bend to performances at Stratford. We

have also had bus-trip courses to art

collections in Toronto and Cleveland.

And roughly every second year we have

our famous ElderCollege fossil hunting

course at Rock Glen.

Local bus-trip courses have included

Vanished Villages of Essex County

and two separate bus-trip courses to

Dresden in search of black community

history.

Other bus-trip courses have included

St Thomas and its railway history as well

as historical sites in Elgin County such

as the Backus-Page House Museum.

One exploration bus-trip course

included Southwold and an opportunity

to meet the “mayor” of Tyrconnell.

In spring semester 2018 we had

a three day bus-trip course which

included Bayfield, Goderich and two

fabulous Huron County museums,

Clarke Point Lighthouse, and the

“School on Wheels” in Clinton.

Courses are often held at retirement

residences where any resident is free

to join a course. We also hold courses

in churches, community centres and

retiree clubs.

ElderCollege courses are generally

fairly short ranging from a usual

one-session, two to three hours to a

maximum course length of 6 x 2 hour

sessions over 6 weeks (these are rare!)

ElderCollege courses have neither

tests nor exams nor even assignments

but for music and art courses.

Courses are offered entirely by

volunteers and these are often

professional people or persons with

By C. Lloyd Brown-John, Kingsville

an interest in a subject such as wood

carving or model railroads.

Course are also often held at

restaurants where food and drink are

featured. For example in autumn 2018

we had our third course on “Craft beers

and Spareribs” at a great rib house in

Leamington. We’ve had courses on

Italian wines and pastas plus courses

on wines of the world and foods of

Morocco.

Southwestern Ontario’s ElderCollege

has “campuses” in virtually every

community in Essex County as well as

Chatham and sometimes Blenheim.

We also are aware of a few romances

which have emerged from people

taking the same courses together.

For so many people ElderCollege has

offered amazing opportunities to learn

about and to visit other communities

from Tilbury to Bothwell and Forest

to Port Stanley. The informal motto of

ElderCollege is “If it ain’t fun then it

t’ain’t worth doing.”

ElderCollege Southwest Ontario

operates from the offices, and under

the auspices, of Canterbury College for

which we are grateful.

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Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?

Mar-Apr 2021


Welcome to The French Fry Capital of Canada!

Get To The Point!

The Starlight Casino

Point Edward is just a start!

• World Famous French Fries

Under The Bridges

• Excellent Hotels/Motels

• Fine Dining

• Annual Mackinac Race

• Gift Shops

• Large Marina

• Downtown Shopping Area

• Scuba Diving

• Sports Fishing

• Two Golf Courses

• Walkway along St. Clair River

& through Village

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991) was

an American author, political cartoonist,

poet, animator, book publisher, and

artist, best known for authoring more

than 60 children's books under the pen

name Doctor Seuss.

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NAME

Welcome to The Village of

Bluewater Bridges join Point Edward,

Canada to Port Huron, USA.

QUOTES

Today was good,

today was fun,

Why fit in

tomorrow is another one!

when you were born

to stand out?

Fill your house with stacks of books,

in all the crannies & all the nooks.

If you never did,

you should.

These things are fun and fun is good.

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,

nothing is going to get better, it’s not.

So open your mouth lad,

for every voice counts!

Simple it’s not,

I’m afraid you’ll find,

for a mind maker-upper to make up his mind.

You really can’t teach reading as a science. Love gets mixed up in it.

Shop at the award winning

International Duty Free Shop!

Casual

Elegance

A Destination

Garden Centre, e

Gift Shop

& Boutique

3261 London Line (Rd 22)

East of SARNIA

519-542-8353

OPEN

Mon-Sat

Houseplants, Herbs, Home Décor

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Bayview

Mackinac Race

Saturday ay July 24th

Visit the Village

Facebook Page

for details on other events

National

French Fry Day

Tuesday, July 13th

VillageOfPointEdward.com

519-337-3021

BUTTONS

&

Bows

Ladies Clothing

& Accessories!

- From size 2 to 22 -

Monday to Friday 10 to 5

Saturday 10 to 2

at its finest!

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Today is your day,

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You’re off and away.

My goodness how the time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

Just tell yourself Duckie,

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Also listed on our website!

Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting).

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM.

Also see Page 30 for our list of Weekly Farmers’ Markets

MARCH 2021

til Mar 26 Sweaburg Easter Charity Event - See Facebook or website www.jakemansmaplesyrup.com

til Mar 31 Delhi March Madness at Courtland Treasures 10-50% off 519-582-2929

til Mar 31 Waterford March Madness Sale at Allice St Antique Market 519-410-8821

6-27 Thames Centre Drive-thru Breakfasts - Saturdays (pre-order) www.kinsmenfanshawesugarbush.com

6-28 St. Marys Maple Pancake Brunch - Saturdays & Sundays (pre-order) www.mccullys.ca

Mr17-Ap4 Mt Brydges Cabin Fever Sale at Brickyard Antiques www.brickyardantiques.comt

APRIL 2021

23-24 Petrolia Town Wide Yard Sale www.visitpetrolia.ca

30-May2 St. George Spring Mineral Madness at Robert Hall www.roberthalloriginals.com

MAY 2021

MAY 14, 15 & 16 • Fri 4-8, Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2

In Rodney, West Lorne, Muirkirk & Palmyra

Call 519-785-2312 for more information

9 LOCATIONS • 3 PRIZE DRAWS

Natterjack Brewing Company

Tasty Sweets Cafe & Bakery

Cooks Metal Art & Signs

The Decorating Diva • Erie Gardens

Wild Goat Beach Club

Crazy 8 Barn & Garden

The Dented Can • The Muirkirk Edge

14-16 VARIOUS Spring Fling - at Rodney/West Lorne/Muirkirk/Palmyra shops 519-785-2312

JUNE 2021

5 Petrolia Pizzafest at Victoria Park www.visitpetrolia.ca

5 Springfield Nostalgia-Rama Antique Show & Classic Car Show 519-404-2177

Saturday Special Antique Show

Saturda

, June u

12

am to 4pm • $10 admission

2021 Sunday Market Season (Sundays only): Sunday, April 25

to Sunday, October 31• 8am to 4pm • $4 admisson, rain or shine

1 mile north off 401 exit 299, near G

Guelph • 1-877-763-1077 • www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

~ Non Profit Groups ~

Dealers at this

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12 Aberfoyle Saturday Special Antique Show www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

july 2021

APRIL 2021

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Publishers note:

There’s a whole lot going on in S.W. Ontario eh?

Last year (before you-know-what) this list took up four full pages. Now we’re down to a

handful of events. That’s it folks! Our May-June 2020 issue would have listed over 113 Town

Wide Yard Sales in addition to hundreds of other events, but it wasn’t printed because of

you-know-what. Our fingers are crossed tightly for this year.

We can’t control that, so I may as well stop complaining. The sky will stop falling, events

will start to be a thing again and we’ll be very anxious to tell our readers about them, but

organizers will have to send us the information first. That’s a hint! If you organize an event,

big or small, send the information to the email address on the bottom of this list.

There is one Town Wide Yard Sale listed here and that’s a sign of spring if I ever saw one.

There are also many maple syrup farms on page 20 so please support them in one way or

another.

Thank you, Mark Moran

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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

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 (March thru Dec.) 519-692-5373

www.parksblueberries.com

&

FARM MARKETS

on pages

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

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 800-561-6125

www.VisitCK.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

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

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DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

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

www.johncyoungdesign.com

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

www.ltvca.ca/conservation-lands/ska-nah-doht-longwoods

DELHI Q-13

Courtland Treasures Antiques 519-582-2929

Find us on Facebook

DORCHESTER N-12

Ziggy’s Feathered Friends 519-268-0888

www.ziggysfeatheredfriends.com

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 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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GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

GRAND BEND J-9

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463

www.pinedale.on.ca

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

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

Modern Hipster Antiques 519-859-7387

www.modernhipster.com

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

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KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATIONS H-10

Thunderbird Crafts Trading Post 519-786-4775

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(See PAGE 3 I Index) d KINGSVILLE C-20

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

www.ctmhv.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

www.jackminer.ca

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

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

www.LambtonShores.ca 519-243-1400

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

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)

Visit Middlesex 519-434-7321

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

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

Spicer’s Bakery 519-281-5438

www.spicersbakery.ca

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

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

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

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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

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

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

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

www.VisitPetrolia.ca

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

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

Twin’s Ice Cream (May-Oct) 519-586-7994

PORT STANLEY M-15

Inn on the Harbour 519-782-7623

www.innontheharbour.net

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

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

The Rustic Feather Barntique 519-420-9662

www.rusticfeatherbarntique.ca

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

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

TILBURY E-18

Katherine’s Bed & Breakfast 519-682-3706

www.bbcanada.com/3088.html

TILLSONBURG P-13

Annandale National Historic Site 519-842-2294

www.tillsonburg.ca

Coyles Country Store 800-559-7350

www.coylescountrystore.com

The Rustic Garage 519-688-7773

www.therusticgarage.com

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770

www.antiquesincanada.com

Urban Wheel Market/Boutique/Cafe 519-788-9448

www.urbanwheel.ca

TIVERTON L-1

TROY S-10

UNION M-15

VANESSA R-12

VITTORIA R-14

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222

www.kernalpeanuts.com

The Good Bread Company 519-428-1300

www.goodbreadcompany.ca

WALKERTON N-2

WALLACEBURG F-15

Wallaceburg Museum 519-627-8962

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca

WALLACETOWN L-15

Backus-Page House Museum 519-762-3072

www.backuspagehouse.ca

WATERFORD R-13

Alice Street Antiques 519-427-7312

Find us on Facebook

Chambers Pure Maple Products 519-443-8561

Find us on Facebook

C.J.’s Antiques 519-443-4197

www.cjsantiques.com

Waterford Antique Market 519-443-4064

www.waterfordantiquemarket.com

WATERLOO Q-8 (SEE ALSO KITCHENER)

WATFORD I-12

WELLESLEY P-8

WHEATLEY E-19

Briar Patch Studio 519-916-2407

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

WINDHAM CENTRE Q-13

Caresa Antiques 519-443-5856

WINDSOR B-17

WINGHAM M-5

WOODSTOCK P-11

Country Patchworks 519-537-8753

www.countrypatchworks.ca

WYOMING H-12

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives

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The pickle jar sat on the floor beside the

dresser in my parents’ bedroom. When he

got ready for bed, Dad would empty his

pockets and toss his coins into the jar. As

they were dropped into the almost empty

jar, they landed with a merry jingle. Then

the tones gradually muted to a dull thud as

the jar was filled. I used to admire the copper

and silver circles that glinted like a pirate’s

treasure when the sun poured through the

bedroom window.

When the jar was filled, Dad would sit at

the kitchen table and roll the coins before

taking them to the bank. Taking the coins

to the bank was always a big production.

Stacked neatly in a small cardboard box, the

coins were placed between Dad and me on

the seat of his old truck.

Each and every time, as we drove to the

bank, Dad would look at me hopefully.

“Those coins are going to keep you out of

the textile mill, son. You’re going to do better

than me. This town’s not going to hold you

back.” Also, each and every time, as he slid

the box of rolled coins across the counter at

the bank toward the cashier, he would grin

proudly. ”These are for my son’s college

fund. He’ll never work at the mill all his life

like me.”

We would celebrate each deposit by

stopping for an ice cream. When the clerk

handed Dad his change, he'd show me the

few coins nestled in his palm. “When we get

home, we’ll start filling the jar again.”

He always let me drop the first coins into

the jar. As they rattled around with a happy

jingle, we grinned at each other. “You’ll get

to college on pennies, nickels, dimes and

quarters,” he said. “But you’ll get there.”

The years passed, and I finished college

and took a job in another town. Once, while

visiting my parents, I used the phone in

their bedroom, and noticed that the pickle

jar was gone. It had served its purpose and

been removed. A lump rose in my throat

as I stared at the spot where the jar had

always stood.

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The Pickle Jar

My dad was a man of few words, and never

lectured me on the values of determination,

perseverance, and faith. The pickle jar taught

me all these virtues far more eloquently than

the most flowery of words could have done.

When I married, I told my wife Susan about

the significant part the pickle jar had played

in my life. In my mind, it defined, more than

anything else, how much my dad had loved

me. No matter how rough things got, Dad

continued to drop coins into the jar. Even the

summer Dad got laid off, and Mama served

dried beans several times a week, not a dime

was taken from the jar. To the contrary, as Dad

looked across the table at me, pouring ketchup

over my beans to make them more palatable,

he became more determined than ever to

make a way out for me. “When you finish

college, Son,” he told me, his eyes glistening,

“You’ll never have to eat beans again ... unless

you want to.”

The first Christmas after our daughter

Jessica was born, we spent the holiday with

my parents. After dinner, Mom and Dad sat

next to each other on the sofa, taking turns

cuddling their first grandchild. Jessica began

to whimper softly, and Susan took her from

Dad’s arms. “She probably needs to be

changed,” she said, carrying the baby into my

parents’ bedroom to diaper her. When Susan

came back into the living room, there was a

strange mist in her eyes. She handed Jessica

back to Dad before taking my hand and

leading me into the room. “Look,” she said

softly, her eyes directing me to a spot on the

floor beside the dresser. To my amazement,

there, as if it had never been removed, stood

the old pickle jar, the bottom already covered

with coins. I walked over to the pickle jar, dug

down into my pocket, and pulled out a fistful

of coins.

With a gamut of emotions choking me, I

dropped the coins into the jar. I looked up and

saw that Dad, carrying Jessica, had slipped

quietly into the room. Our eyes locked, and I

knew he was feeling the same emotions I felt.

Neither one of us could speak.

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Abandoned, Sad Homes

By Laurie BurrowsBreakey, Southampton

As I travel through the country side

my eye always settles on old tumbled

down homes abandoned to suffer

on alone through the seasons. Spring

rains, summer heat and thunderstorms;

autumn’s calm before the wrath of

winter’s harsh gales and freezing

temperatures. The shingles wither and

blow off the roofs, allowing snow to

melt and water to run undeterred onto

the rafters destroying the plaster of the

ceilings, the wood of the floors, puddling

down into the moldy dark basements.

The exterior having long ago submitted

to the neglect and absenteeism of the

human touch. Even the raccoon family

and the squirrel clan have to move out;

the bats, daytime inhabitants of the

chimney take off to parts unknown.

Rot takes over and these noble, and

sometimes humble, old dwellings finally

creak and groan tumbling down to the

earth where they once began life. A life,

full of promise, for all those who sheltered

under the roof. Laughter and love, the

patter of little feet, a sense of well-being

and prosperity, all that was necessary to

complete a happy family. Then the day

of tears came, the laughter stopped and

angry voices echoed throughout, doom

and gloom, until the door slammed

shut for the last time on vacant, empty

rooms. The untold stories forever lost in

the silence of the debris.

The farm I grew up on, offered an

unlimited area in which to roam and

develop my vivid imagination. It was on

one of these rambles, accompanied by

three of my friends, that we came across

a deserted cottage down by the river

bordering my father’s property. We were

very intrigued, walking up the unkept

lane way, whispering to one another

about the mysteries this apparently

abandoned building might hold inside.

My active imagination, and that of my

companions, developed a complete story

of murder and chaos. We crept around

the outside peering into the dust furred

window panes and tried to open the

obviously locked door. Then someone

shouted that the cellar door was open!

We all scrambled to the entrance and

down a series of steps to an earthen

floor and the looming darkness of a

subterranean area beneath the cottage.

A narrow staircase led up to a closed

door that we assumed would be the

entrance to the upstairs. There was no

hesitation with any of us, as I turned the

knob and the door creaked open into

a tiny kitchen. Cupboard doors swung

on loose hinges displaying shelves of

emptiness. The next room we believed

to be the living room, a broken chair

overturned onto a rug wafting of mold

and mildew. However this room also

held a ladder leaning against

what looked to be a loft.

Much discussion flew about

the empty hollowness, as to

which one of us would climb

that ladder and investigate

the loft. My curiosity was

brimming over and I

advanced up the ladder with

great deliberation. A small

window at the peak of the

roof let the spring sunshine

filter into the musty area

displaying a tattered mattress

and a wooden leg.

“Let’s get out of here, girls!”

I gasped slipping down the

ladder with the wooden leg

in my grasp. One of the group unlocked

and opened the door to the outside world

of bright sun and fresh air. We all stood

just outside that door and examined the

leg, conjuring up story after unfound

story about who the wooden contraption

belonged to. Forever after the lonely little

cottage by the river’s edge became “The

Wooden Leg House.” We never solved

the many questions we had swirling in

our minds; to this day I don’t know who

owned the place. We returned to it many

times and always found it in the same

sad, abandoned state.

That was the beginning of my

fascination with abandoned homes.

Last spring on a Sunday drive with my

husband, I mentioned the old house high

on a hill overlooking the road to Paisley.

There was no lane way to its distant lure

but a tractor trail existed off the road

and through the field and since I was

driving, I cautiously began the trek to its

lonely site, much to the chagrin of my

passenger and protector of the vehicle.

As we approached, a large vulture

perched on the chimney, and another on

the roof took flight and hovered in the

distance. Robert snapped them on his

cell phone as they took off. I carefully

turned a three-pointer, heading back the

way we’d travelled, stopped the car and

proceeded to get out.

“You aren’t going in there, are you?”

The question from Robert hung in the air

as I nodded my head.

“Just for a second,” I said. With his

phone in hand I advanced toward the

trees fortressing this huge, old, tumbleddown

home. I tried many times to

penetrate the tree limbs but I discovered

that they were all black locust sporting

nasty, long thorns. Finally I found an

area that I could get a closer look and

took a couple of photos. I assumed it was

the veranda I had in my sights looking

out over the fields to the west. What a

magnificent view this family once had.

Sadness engulfed me as I felt the loss of

this once majestic old home crumbling

before me. Knowing that it was far too

dangerous to venture closer, I carefully

stepped back through the barbed, black

locust and returned to the car.

In the summer, that old home on the

hill with its tall chimneys, disappears in

the camouflage of the locust trees in leaf.

I wish I could return to smell their orchidshaped

blossoms, scenting the air with

a perfume sweeter than honey suckle.

This winter as we journeyed south on #3,

I looked up on the hill, seeing through

the limbs of the leaf bare locust trees. I

could not see the chimneys and realized

that the old girl had finally succumbed

and fallen completely down. A house no

more, a home that used to be.

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You can start anywhere you like of course, plan your own trip and stay overnight!

Have A Nice Flight!

Actual Announcements by Flight Attendants & Pilots

(as told by passengers)

• “Smoking in the lavatories is prohibited. Any person caught smoking in

the lavatories will be asked to leave the plane immediately.”

• From the pilot, “Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am

going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish,

but please stay inside the plane till we land ... it’s a bit cold outside, and if

you walk on the wings it affects the flight pattern.”

• “Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but

they’ll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember,

nobody loves you, or your money, more than our airline.”

• “As you exit the plane, please make sure you have all your belongings.

Anything left will be distributed among the flight attendants. Please don’t

leave children or spouses.”

• Heard just after a very hard landing, the flight attendant came on the

intercom and said, “That was quite a bump and I know what y’all are

thinking. I’m here to tell you it wasn’t the airline’s fault and it wasn’t the

pilot’s fault... it was the asphalt!”

• Another flight attendant’s comment on a less than perfect landing: “We

ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the

terminal.”

• An airline pilot wrote that on a particular flight, he had landed the plane

really hard. Their policy required the first officer to stand at the door while

passengers exited, smile, and say “Thanks for flying XYZ airline.” He said

that in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers

in the eye, thinking someone would have a smart comment. Finally everyone

had gotten off except for a little old lady. She said, “Sonny, can I ask

you a question?” The pilot said, “Sure Ma’am, what is it?” And the little old

lady said, “Did we land or were we shot down?”

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A recent study has found

that women who carry a

little extra weight live longer

than men who mention it.

NIGER - At the reception in the

desert, a real camel is expected to

perform a dance to a rythmic

drumbeat, while surrounded by

the wedding guests.

CUBA - Every man that dances

with the bride at the reception

must pin money to her dress, to

help the couple pay for wedding

and honeymoon expenses.

GREECE - Tradition states that the

names of single bridesmaids (and

sometimes friends and relatives) are

written on the bottom of the bride’s

shoe. After the reception, the shoe is

examined and those whose names

have worn off are said to be next in

line for marriage.

A.

Know Your Swans!

B.

C.

A. Tundra Swans - Tundra swans are known for their high-pitched,

OO-OO-OO call. This call has also been compared to a goose-like honking.

B. Trumpeter Swans - Trumpeter swans have a very loud, resonant and

unmistakable trumpet-like call.

C. Mute Swans - Despite their name, these swans do in fact make grunts,

snorts and whistle that are very distinctive to these birds.

Look for Tundra Swans behind the Lambton Heritage Museum in early spring

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Daytripping in a Strange Time

By Jan Fisher, Kingsville

Since we were not having a family

gathering for Thanksgiving due to

Covid-19, and since we were celebrating

our 43rd wedding anniversary, my

husband and I decided to go daytripping

in nearby counties. When we retired in

Kingsville (almost two years ago), we

discovered Daytripping magazine. I had

been compiling

a mental list of

places I would like

to visit. Now we

had our chance.

Knowing that

the areas we were

going to travel in

had a low number

of Covid cases,

we felt quite

comfortable in

venturing out. Our

goal was to drive

smaller highways

and roads, stop in

small towns and enjoy the colours of

fall. First stop was the Williams Street

Cafe in Chatham. NIce setting and very

good coffee. A brief walk around the

downtown area and we realized that we

would have to return another time to

spend an afternoon here.

After a lovely quiet drive up Highway

40, we skirted around Sarnia (detours)

and (after getting lost on another

detour) settled in at Skeeter Barlow’s for

lunch. Skeeters has a beautiful spot on

Lake Huron. I recommend the Chicken

Fajita sandwich!

As we drove up Highway 7 and

21, I was a bit disappointed in that I

expected to be driving along the lake

but we did not see much of it here. I

guess everyone who knows Bayfield

stops here. The shop-lined main street

has unique offerings—local shops and

good restaurants. I challenge you to visit

Bayfield and not buy anything!

Late in the day, we arrived at our

destination of Goderich. We

took a King Suite at the new

Comfort Inn and Suites which

is very central to the town

square. This was our first visit

to Goderich. The town square is

very unique in its layout with the

formidable looking Courthouse

in the centre surrounded by

restaurants and shops which

are separated by North St., East

St., South St., and West St.

Make sure you pick up a

Goderich Visitor Guide to learn

about the history of the design

and many other interesting

features of the area. I decided to read

the latest issue of Daytripping to a

Viking that I met in Harbour Park.

Breakfast at West Street Willy’s

(which had been featured on “You Gotta

Eat Here!”) was followed by a browse

through The Book Peddlar, a Daytripper

advertiser. Unfortunately, we spent too

much time at these places

so by the time we got to

the last Saturday Market

of the year, there was

not much left. I did get

an interesting sauce for

the Christmas turkey—

Cranberry Tequila Pepper

Jelly. Gotta love Farmer’s

Markets!

Goderich has a lot to

offer to tourists. It was

lovely to visit in the fall

and would be wonderful

in the summer. Beaches,

trails, history, shopping,

good restaurants (best meal at the Park

House) and more. We were impressed

with the adherence to regulations

regarding Covid-19 that we saw all

through the town. Everyone wore

masks, stores had limits for shoppers

and cleaning was evident. My husband

and I never felt uncomfortable during

our stay.

Our two day visit was up. Back to the

road toward Clinton to see the radar

antenna and murals on the sides of

some buildings. It was Sunday so stores

were closed so we just walked a bit and

looked in storefronts.

Highway #4 brought us kilometres

of spectacular fall colour in the forests

and along the road. I think the trees are

showing off before they become barren

for the winter!

A few pit stops for coffee and, of

course, washrooms kept us going until

we arrived in Strathroy with grumbling

tummies. Luckily, a local woman

directed us to Roy’s

Restaurant. Once again

we had to maneuver

through a detour but

we landed right on the

restaurant’s doorstep.

Roy completely satisfied

us with breakfast for

lunch—we’ll eat breakfast

anytime!

My last Go To was

Parks Blueberries in

Thamesville. The baked

goods looked sumptuous

and the turkey dinner

being served smelled

delicious.

Our Thanksgiving/Anniversary trip

opened our eyes to some of the many

wonderful places there are to visit

while still staying close to home. We

have found new

towns to explore

and recommend

to friends and

neighbours.

Next time my

husband and I

will try another

set of roads to

travel on.

As we reflected on the trip, I started

the laundry. There were a few items to

be washed that will always remind us of

this particular year: our masks!

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All items are baked fresh daily.

Gluten free baking now available!

Store Mon–Sat 7am–7pm

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Mmm... Meatloaf

Meatloaf is definitely on the list of our highly valued

Comfort Foods. These foods are our personal food items that

have a nostalgic or sentimental appeal. They give us a sense

of wellbeing and are often associated with our childhood or

shared family moments. Enjoy your time with one

another and these family-endorsed meatloaf recipes.

Old-Fashioned Glazed Meatloaf

This deliciously different loaf is well worth any extra effort it may take. The soft

crumbled bread (instead of dry breadcrumbs) makes this loaf tender and moist. Some

claim the grated cheese is the charm. The grated carrot adds colour and that

all-important nutrient, beta-carotene. We can assure you that if you avoid making

ANY substitutions, you may have found your favourite meatloaf recipe.

MEATLOAF:

2 eggs, slightly beaten

2/3 cup milk

2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 slices fresh bread, crumbled

1 onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup raw carrots, shredded

1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

2 lbs. lean ground beef

Mix together eggs, milk, salt,

pepper and bread. Add onions,

carrots, cheese and meat; mix

well. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch

loaf pan and add mixture.

Crock Pot Meatloaf

This has actually become a family fave. It is delicious

when served warm and the leftover slices (if you have

any) make for delicious sandwiches. Enjoy!

2 lbs. lean ground beef

2 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup milk

1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cups onion, minced

1 cup mushrooms, diced

1 teaspoon salt

GLAZE:

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup ketchup, bbq sauce or chili sauce

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Combine glaze ingredients and spread

over loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F from 1 to

1.5 hours. Allow to stand about 10 minutes.

Run a knife around the edges and remove

from pan. Slice. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

VARIATION: If desired, use a combination

of ground beef, veal, pork, turkey or

chicken.

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried sage

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Glaze Ingredients-blend together:

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

In a large bowl, add ground beef and then all the other ingredients. Mix well. Tear

off a piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire bottom of slow

cooker and up both sides, all the way up and hanging over the top of slow cooker.

Spray the bottom of foil with cooking spray. Shape beef mixture into a loaf and

place inside crock pot. Cover and cook for 7 hours on low setting or 3.5 hours on

high. One hour prior to loaf being done, add one half of the glaze to top of loaf,

reserving the other half for the dinner table (or for leftovers). NOTE: Use the

tinfoil to lift the meat loaf from cooker. Let rest for 10 minutes prior to slicing and

enjoying. Makes 6 to 8 servings. We sure hope you have some leftovers for

sandwiches!

South of the Border Turkey Meatloaf

2 lbs. lean ground turkey

1 (19 oz) can black beans, rinsed,

drained and diced

1 cup tortilla chips, crushed

1/2 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup green pepper, diced

1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 to 2 tablespoons chopped

jalapeño pepper (optional)

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup salsa (for topping)

Combine all ingredients, except salsa. Mix well. Spread in prepared 8 x 5 inch

baking pan. Top with 1/2 cup salsa. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for

60 to 70 minutes or until thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Allow to cool for 5

to 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with sour cream if desired.

Meat Loaf Tips

& Substitutions:

• Add cheese into the mixture or even on top.

• Use a zip bag if you’d rather not mix by hand.

• Use regular/coarse/medium beef for more moisture.

• Add 1/3 cup of liquid for moisture - such as broth, wine, dark beer, veggie juice.

• Add grated or even cooked & mashed potatoes when mixing up the meat.

• Make individual servings in a muffin tin (be careful, they cook much faster).

• If recipe calls for 3 pieces of bread, you can sub 3/4 cup quick oats.

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McCully’s Annual Maple Pancake Brunch

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As our battalion moved through Italy

we all began to realize something. We

might be at war with Italy, but the Italian

people weren’t at war with us.

The poor, the farmers, the regular

people greeted us with hospitality, even

joy. They had suffered under Mussolini’s

rule and the pact with the Nazis. Most

were raggedly dressed and hungry.

We traveled north, often not knowing

exactly where we were. Most of the

men knew not one word of Italian and

of course had never visited before the

war.

People made their intentions known

through their gestures and actions. We

had not had much action, at this point

in the war even the soldiers just wanted

it to be over, to have peace and return to

their families, maybe they always had.

We stopped outside a village one

night. We had had mail the day before

including care packages from home.

Coffee, cookies, toothpaste, soap, so

many luxuries, including of course, a

bar of chocolate. I tried to make mine

last as long as possible, eating only one

square each day.

By Vicki Hornick, Tilbury

4074 Perth Line #9

St Marys ON

7

McCully’s Hill Farm

Elginfield Rd.

London

A Soldier’s Memory

As we set camp for the night the local

children gathered round out of curiosity

and in the hopes of a treat. They didn’t

beg, they smiled and waved shyly while

they watched us with hungry eyes set in

too thin faces.

When I offered the almost whole

chocolate bar, the children were as

reluctant as they were eager to take

it. They had nothing to trade. Still I

pressed it into the hands of the eldest,

who divided it equally to the younger

children.

They all smiled as they ate and called

“graci” before running home. I smiled,

thinking their happiness was payment

enough for the treat.

That night I went to sleep not

expecting to see the children again as

we would be moving out in the morning.

Instead when I awoke I was greeted to

the sight of all the children waiting with

bright eyes and smiles and arms full of

roses to present to me.

Author’s Note: A Solder’s Memory is

something told me years ago and I have

never forgotten so I thought others would

also be touched by it as well.

7

9


Stratford

ST. MARYS Queen St. Wildwood

118

119

Conservation

Area

Ingersoll

• Quilting Cottons t

tons

• Supplies plie

s • Books

oks

• Patterns • Stencils n • Custom t

Quilts

WE ARE OPEN

Contact us for

in store shopping.

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

519-625-8435

www.tinceiling.com

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

Please Note:

Our hours may

vary depending

on the Covid-19

Colour Response.

CELEBRATING 90 YEARS!

Celebrate our local history throughout the years

and share your stories with us!

Come see the large assortment of historical items

and photographs on display from

the Tavistock Historical Society.

Featuring traditional recipes like pigtails,

rolled stuffed ribs, slow roasted turkey & beef,

home-cooked meals and all day breakfast.

MAPLE MARCH

Join us every Saturday in March for homemade Yeast

Donuts with maple syrup for dipping.

GENERAL STORE

Come check out our new General Store

with homemade preserves, frozen family sized meals,

frozen individual entrees and gift items.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Enjoy Patrick’s Day and Easter meals

for dine-in or takeout.

More information can be found

on our website or by phone.

For daily special

updates, like us

on Facebook or

follow us on

Instagram.

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

Mar-Apr 2021 For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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HOURS

Wednesday to

Sunday:

9 am − 2 pm and

4 pm − 7 pm

Closed

Monday and

Tuesday

Pre-Made

Heat and Serve

Meals Available

BREAKFAST

Served All Day!


Graham Rd.

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

MAPLE

Lake

MICHIGAN Huron

5

PORT

Forest

HURON

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DETROIT

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Lorne

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Lake Erie

4

St. Marys

Thorndale

Parkhill 6

2

LONDON

7

8

9

Waterford

3

Port Stanley

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Ontario Maple Syrup

including ing recipes es & festivals s

visit

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Woodstock

Sweaburg


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Maple Syrup

Recipes

on Page 24!

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2

ALDRED MAPLE PRODUCTS

• Maple Syrup

• Maple Beeswax Candles

• Other Maple Related Products

15677 Dunborough Rd., West Lorne

(Minutes off Hwy. #2 or the 401) 519-287-5012

PALMER'S MAPLE SYRUP

Producing Quality Pure Maple Syrup

since 1955

We’re open this year for curbside pick up -

519-769-0007 or syrupman00@gmail.com

Thank you supporting local small

business ~ from our family to yours!

RR #1 Port Stanley • 34308 Lake Line

519-769-0007 • 519-769-2245

16

76

Scotch Line

Fingal Line

Iona Rd

14

Aldred Maple

Products

McMurdy Line

WEST LORNE

Lake Line

16 20

Burwell Rd

2

Jones Rd


34308 Lake Line

Palmer’s Maple Syrup


Bush Line

5

Scotch Line

Simpson Rd.

Dunborough Rd.

GLENCOE

401

Union Rd

Hunter Line

Boxall Rd

Lake Line

PORT ☛

STANLEY

6

KINSMEN FANSHAWE

SUGAR BUSH MAPLE FESTIVAL

This year will look a lot different - there won’t be inside dining or sugar bush tours.

However, all is not lost!

We will be doing drive-thru breakfasts and syrup sales

every Saturday in March from 9 am to 1 pm

You book a time to come pick up your pancake meals and syrup!

This fundraiser is our largest and we can

still help our community with your help!

Please book your pick up time online at

www.kinsmenfanshawesugarbush.com

Syrup also available for purchase on the website

and at Ace Hardware in Thorndale.

21201-c Lakeside Drive, Thames Centre

For more information: 519-461-1073

With your help we can once again plan to “Support our Communities Greatest Needs.”

Prospect Hill Rd

Medway Rd

Thorndale Rd

28

Lakeside Dr


Rebecca Rd

Kinsmen Fanshawe

Sugar Bush

21201-c Lakeside Dr.

27

28

Thorndale

Robbins Hill Rd

Nissouri Rd

Fairview Rd

Wyton Dr

3

RODGERS

MAPLE SYRUP

• Maple Syrup • Fudge • Maple Butter

Open 7 Days A Week,

year round for sales of

maple syrup and maple butter

36500 & 36435 Lake Line, Port Stanley

519-782-3904 or 519-782-4662


Scotch Line

Lake Line

PORT

STANLEY

36500 Lake Line

Rodgers Family Maple Syrup Farms

4

7

McCULLY’S HILL FARM

Maple Syrup and Maple Products

Baking, Local Meats, Preserves and Seasonal Produce

McCully’s Annual Maple Pancake Brunch

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN MARCH

Brunch is preorder/take out only this year. Call or

email mccullyshill@gmail.com to book a time.

Portion of funds raised goes to community groups.

ST.MARYS • 519-284-2564 • www.mccullys.ca

March hours: Friday 10-5, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-5

4074 Perth Line #9

St Marys ON

7

McCully’s Hill Farm

Elginfield Rd.

London

7

9


Stratford

Queen St. Wildwood

ST. MARYS 118

119

Conservation

Area

Ingersoll

4

FORT ROSE MAPLE COMPANY

Maple Syrup, Maple Butter, Maple Sugar

Store Open 7 Days a Week 9 to 5

New This Year - ONLINE STORE!

Order online for pickup or have it shipped.

Check website for updates on Pancakes & Sugar Bush Tours

RR #5 Parkhill, 2 miles west of Nairn off County Rd. #17,

from #402 Exit 81 Centre Road, 2 miles off Hwy. #81 & 2 miles off

County Rd. #19, turn on Coldstream Rd., follow signs. 27382 Coldstream Rd.

519-232-9041 • www.fortrose.ca

Elginfield Rd.

81

PARKHILL

17

7

Centre Rd

81

Nairn Rd

Springbank Rd

Coldstream Rd

Elginfield Rd.

17


7

Fort Rose Rd

27382 Coldstream Rd.

Fort Rose Maple Company

8

JAKEMAN'S MAPLE PRODUCTS

Gift Shop Open Year Round!

Monday-Friday 8 to 4:30, Closed Weekends & Holidays

Easter Charity Event!

For info & updates see our Facebook Page.

Preorders until March 26 and pickup

at our Gift Shop on April 2.

Hwy. 401, Exit 230 South • Sweaburg 1-800-382-9795

Watch for signs on 401 near Woodstock or 519-539-1366

www.jakemansmaplesyrup.com info@themaplestore.com

454414 Trillium Line

Jakeman’s Maple Products

The Maple Store 401

WOODSTOCK

Macdonald-Cartier Freeway

Curry Rd

6

Foldens

Sweaburg Rd

Dodge Line


12

Budd Line

Sweaburg

Trillium Line

5

WILLIAMSON FARMS

7739 Lakeshore Rd. • Lambton Shores, ON

519-243-2961 or 226-520-0144

WINTER HOURS: Thursday to Saturday 10-5

MAPLE SYRUP HOURS: Watch for the flag -

if the steam is flying, we are OPEN!

Call to book a private tour during March!

Also visit Williamson Farms Country Store in downtown Forest.

www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com

FOREST


W Ipperwash Rd

Lakeshore

Rawlings Rd

Ipperwash Rd

Ipperwash

Beach

Kinnaird Rd

*

Army Camp Rd

Ravenswood


GRAND

BEND ☛

21

Ravenswood Line

7739 Lakeshore Rd.

21

CHAMBERS PURE

MAPLE PRODUCTS

OPEN: Mid-March thru December • Thurs, Fri & Sat 10 to 4

235 Villa Nova Rd., RR3, WATERFORD • 519-443-8561

Williamson Farms

Bottom Border Just the good ol’ boys, never meanin’ no harm.

9

Looking forward to seeing you at

our quirky little maple shop in 2021!

Offering a wide selection of 100%

pure as well as infused maple products

“ONTARIO GRADE A ECLECTIC”

SIMCOE


Townsend

Centre

Norfolk Rd 9

Thompson Rd E

5

Villa Nova

Cherry Valley Rd

Conc 10 Townsend Rd

Rockford Rd

Bloomsburg Rd

Cockshutt Rd

Villa Nova Rd


Conc 11 Townsend Rd

Conc 12 Townsend Rd

235 Villa Nova Rd.

Chambers Pure

Maple Products

Tyrrell


SHOP

Daytripper

The

LOCALDaytripper®

SECTION 2

March-April 2021 • Vol. 27, Issue1

1-800-667-0337

www.daytripping ca

All the Best...

• MAPLE SYRUP FARMS

• Unique Gift Shops

• Antique Shops • Events

• Live Theatre • Museums

• Town Wide Yard Sales

• Specialty Farms & Markets

• Craft Breweries & Wineries

• Quilt, Garden & Craft Shops

• Artisans • Thrift Shops

• Places to Stay & Dine

• So Much More!

... All in

All in

One Paper!

Coyle’s Country Store,

Tillsonburg

One of many fantastic

shops to explore in

S.W. Ontario

This issue has Sections

FULL MAP

on PAGES

10-11

DETROIT

Huron

WINDSOR

SARNIA

A

1

MILLBANK

2

Erie

2

Southwestern

Ontario

TORONTO

Ontario

NIAGARA FALLS

BUFFALO

U.S./Canada Borders

Some areas can be found in all sections.

Use index to find all the shops in a region.


The

Daytripper

Our Gift Shoppe

Monday through Saturday

• Games & Puzzles • Crossroads Candles

• Calendars • Children’s Books

• Greeng Cards

• Unique Gis & Decor

22 Main St. West • Norwich

519-863-2380

ourgishoppe@execulink.com

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Vast Selection of Quilting Cottons

515533 11 th Line, RR#3 • WOODSTOCK

519-537-8753 (2.2 km North of Outdoor Farm Show)

www.countrypatchworks.ca

Our 2nd section starts in OXFORD COUNTY, WOODSTOCK, NORWICH & EMBRO

Home of

Sewing

See website or

call for hours

& ways to shop

The New Priest

The new priest is nervous about hearing

confessions so he asks an experienced

priest to sit in on his sessions. The new

priest hears a couple of confessions with

the experienced priest listening in. The

experienced priest asks him to step

out of the confessional for a few

minutes.

“You’re doing just fine, but your

technique needs a little work,” intones the

experienced priest. “Cross your arms over your

chest, and rub your chin with one hand and try to

say things like, ‘Yes, I see’ and ‘Yes, go on,’ and ‘I understand’.”

The new priest nods obediently, crosses his arms, rubs his chin and

somberly repeats all the suggested remarks to the old priest. “Now,”

says the experienced priest, “Don’t you think that’s a little better than

slapping your knee and saying, That’s wild, what happened next?”

Workshop

Supply Inc.

SHOP

LOCAL

Drawer Slides, European Hinges, Screws, Glues,

Abrasives, Fittings & Hose for Dust Collection,

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Wood Parts, and a whole lot more that we've

been told you can't find anywhere else!

all your project supplies

under one roof!

RETAIL STORE HOURS:

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm

100 Commissioner St

EMBRO, ON N0J 1J0

1-800-387-5716

www.workshopsupply.com

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Mon-Sat 10 to 5

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ili

22486 Adelaide Rd, Mount Brydges

Selected

After Hours

questions from

Annual Trivia Night

“The Daytripper” has a team entered every year, but we have yet to win.

Answers Below

1. Which of the following island nations is farthest west?

a] Puerto Rico b] Curacao

c] Aruba d] St. Maarten

2. Which artist is famous for his statue The Thinker?

3. The first World Cup of Soccer (Football) was held in which country

in 1930?

a] Brazil b] Uruguay c] France d] Germany

4. Which province was the last to join Canadian confederation?

5. What is the average distance (in kilometers) that women and

children walk for water in Africa and Asia?

6. What 1960s singer starred in, and sang the theme for, the spring

break film, “Where the Boys Are?”

a] Peggy Lee b] Connie Francis

c] Doris Day d] Patsy Cline

7. Which country has not fought a war since 1814?

8. What is the International Air Transport Association airport code for

Heathrow Airport?

a] HRW b] HTR c] LHR d] LHW

9. Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji are the names for writing systems

used in which country?

10. Which Apollo mission landed the first humans on the Moon?

a] Apollo 7 b] Apollo 9

c] Apollo 11 d] Apollo 13

11. What is the standard distance of a drag race?

12. How much time did Jonah spend in the belly of the whale?

13. What is the commonly held title of a queen’s husband?

14. The original lyrics to Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti were “Tutti Frutti.

good booty.” True or False

15. What did German August Kotter introduce to the world in 1520?

a] The rifle b] The petri dish c] Lederhosen

ANSWERS:

1. Aruba; 2. Auguste Rodin; 3. Uruguay; 4. Newfoundland; 5. 6 kilometers;

6. Connie Francis; 7. Sweden; 8. LHR; 9. Japan; 10. Apollo 11;

11. 1,320 feet, 402 metres or 1/4 mile; 12. Three days and three nights;

13. Prince Consort; 14. True; 15. The rifle.

Quantities large & small

Since 1946

•Breads •Pastries

•Pies •Cookies

• Deluxe Hot

Cross Buns

•Unique Easter Treats

Open Tues.-Sat: 9-5:30 • Fri 9-8

12 Front Street West

Strathroy • 519-245-0741

hamiltonsbakery.ca

27382 2

Coldstream Rd. RR 5

PARKHILL • 519-232-9041

9041

www.fortrose.ca

FRESH

LOCAL

APPLES • HONEY • JAMS • APPLE CIDER

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR • MAPLE SYRUP

PEANUTS • RADER FROZEN PIES

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10 min North of London at 15 Mile Rd

519-666-0286

MON to FRI 9-6, SAT 9-5 • SUN 12-5

CRUNICANORCHARDS.COM

~ OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ~

Maple Syrup Available Year Round

Store Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm

Check website for updates on

Pancake ake House & Sugar Bush Tours

29th Annual 2021

MAPLE SEASON

curbside b

pickup. k p.

We accept cept

cash a h and

OUR MAPLE SYRUP IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT:

Foodland-Parkhill, Munro Honey-Alvinston,

Annie’s Chocolates-Hyde Park & Kilworth,

Clover Farms-Ailsa Craig

Elginfield Rd.

New this year is our

ONLINE STORE!

It’s s worth the drive

to o FORT ROSE!

81

17

Parkhill

7

Centre Rd

81

Bornish

Springbank Rd

Nairn Rd Nairn Rd

Coldstream Rd

Elginfield Rd.


17

Fort Rose Rd

27382 Coldstream Rd

Fort Rose Maple Company

From London take Fanshawe Rd. (Hwy. 22) to

Lobo, turn West onto Nairn Rd. (Cty Rd. 17) 23 km

to Fort Rose Rd. From 401-402 Exit (Hwy. 81)

Centre Rd. towards Parkhill. Follow Signs.

7

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Lake Huron

The

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ALDRED MAPLE PRODUCTS

• Maple Syrup

• Maple Beeswax Candles

• Other Maple Related Products

15677 Dunborough Rd., West Lorne

(Minutes off Hwy. #2 or the 401) 519-287-5012

Daytripping to LONDON, WEST LORNE, ST. THOMAS & PORT STANLEY

EST 2016 · MATT’S DREAM

Unique Ui Flavoured dCraft Beer

TASTING ROOM

RETAIL STORE

TOURS

AVAILABLE

HOURS VARY

SEASONALLY

226.289.1472

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

76

McMurdy Line

WEST LORNE

Anonymous baby - photo found on the

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush Facebook page.

2

Aldred Maple

Products


5

Simpson Rd.

Dunborough Rd.

GLENCOE

401

Visit one of Canada’s largest secondhand bookstores

BOOKS • MAPS • PRINTS • POSTCARDS • CURIOSITIES

240 DUNDAS STREET

LONDON, ONTARIO

N6A 1H3

519-432-7277

Welcome to Attic Books - one of

Canada’s largest antiquarian

and second-hand bookstores. You

can fi nd us on London’s new fl ex

street, Dundas Place, a few doors

west of Jonathon Bancroft-Snell

Gallery, Canada’s largest ceramic

gallery. We have three fl oors of

books, maps, prints, ephemera,

postcards and all sorts of curiosities

that appeal to readers, scholars

and seasoned collectors alike. The

atmosphere is spacious, bright,

relaxed and professional, not to

mention architecturally beautiful,

with its original tin ceilings,

hardwood maple fl oors and all the

charisma of a Victorian building.

This, along with the help of our

friendly and knowledgeable staff,

will ensure that every visit to Attic

Books will be memorable.

Let’s be book buddies!

Follow us at @atticbooksca

NEW HOURS*

Monday to Saturday

10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Closed Sundays

MI

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

Check out our website to browse through some of our rare and

quirkier stock and to fi nd out about new arrivals,

store sales and events.

WWW.ATTICBOOKS.CA

*hours may change due to pandemic, by-laws, etc.

We try to keep it as consistent as possible but please refer to website for up-to-date hours.

MAPLE SYRUP

Recipes

Oatmeal Pancakes

Maple Syrup

Barbecue Sauce

3/4 cup (175 ml) pure maple syrup

1 cup (250 ml) ketchup

2 tsp (10 ml) grated lemon rind,

optional

1 cup (250 ml) onion, finely

chopped

1/4 cup (50 ml) brown sugar,

firmly packed

1/4 cup (50 ml) lemon juice

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup (50 ml) water

1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt

2 Tbsp (30 ml) garlic,

finely chopped or crushed

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) oatmeal

2 1/ 2 cups (625 ml) milk

1 cup (250 ml) flour

1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup

1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt, optional

1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon

1 Tbsp (15 ml) baking powder

1 egg beaten

1/2 tsp (2 ml) coriander, optional

1/4 cup (50 ml) oil Combine all ingredients in medium

In large mixing bowl, pour milk

and maple syrup over oatmeal and

let sit for 10 minutes. Sift flour, add

salt, cinnamon and baking powder;

mix well. Add to oatmeal mixture.

Add egg and oil, mix well. Let rest

for 3-4 minutes. Pour batter onto

hot griddle. Flip pancakes over

once when they are puffy, full of

bubbles and lightly brown on one

side. Serve with maple syrup,

maple butter or maple jelly. Makes

10 to 12 pancakes.

saucepan. Bring to a boil and

simmer for 15 to 20 minutes,

uncovered, in refrigerator for up to

1 month. Yield: about 4 cups (1 L).

Use on your favourite meat. For

oven or barbecue.

Creamy Maple

Syrup Dressing

1 cup (250 ml) your

favourite mayonaise

1/2 cup (125 ml) pure

maple syrup

1/4 cup (50 ml) apple

cider vinegar

Mix all ingredients together

thoroughly. Chill and serve with

salad.

Maple Ginger Cake

1/2 cup (125 ml) white sugar

2 Tbsp (30 ml) shortening

1 egg (beaten well)

1 tbs (5 ml) soda

1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt

1/4 cup (50 ml) molasses

1/4 cup (50 ml) pure maple syrup

1/2 cup (125 ml) sour milk

1 tsp (5 ml) ginger

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) flour

Mix ingredients in order as given,

beat well, bake in moderate oven.

350°F for 35-40 minutes. This

makes a delicious dessert to serve

with whipped cream or served with

vanilla ice cream with pure maple

syrup poured over it as a sauce.

Maple Corn Bread

1 1/3 cups (325 ml) sifted

all-purpose flour

4 tsp (20 ml) baking powder

1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt

2/3 cup (150 ml) cornmeal

2/3 cup (150 ml) milk

1/3 cup (75 ml) maple syrup

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup (50 ml) butter, melted

1/4 cup (50 ml) maple syrup

1/2 cup (125 ml) walnuts,

coarsely chopped

Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 9 inch

square cake pan. Sift flour, baking

powder and salt into a large mixing

bowl. Stir in cornmeal with fork.

Combine milk, 1/3 cup (75 ml)

maple syrup, butter, and eggs; add

to dry ingredients. Stir in just until

blended. Spoon into pan and

smooth. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup

(50 ml) maple syrup over batter.

Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake for 25

minutes or until a toothpick comes

out clean.

Find more maple syrup recipes and information at our customers websites (see page 20) or at www.ontariomaple.com

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PALMER'S MAPLE SYRUP

Producing Quality Pure Maple Syrup

since 1955

We’re open this year for curbside pick up -

519-769-0007 or syrupman00@gmail.com

Thank you supporting local small

business ~ from our family to yours!

RR #1 Port Stanley • 34308 Lake Line

519-769-0007 • 519-769-2245

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• Furniture

• Glassware

• Lamps • Art

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FunCTIONAL Vintage

Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 • Closed Sun/Mon

SHOP

ONLINE: the-eclectic-lady-online.myshopify.com

16

Scotch Line

Fingal Line

Iona Rd

14

16 20

Burwell Rd

Lake Line

Jones Rd

34308 Lake Line

Palmer’s Maple Syrup

Bush Line

Scotch Line


Union Rd

Hunter Line

Boxall Rd

Lake Line

PORT ☛

STANLEY

Over 12,000

people...

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RODGERS MAPLE SYRUP

• Maple Syrup • Fudge • Maple Butter

Open 7 Days A Week,

year round for sales of

maple syrup and maple butter

36500 & 36435 Lake Line, Port Stanley

519-782-3904 or 519-782-4662

Bring The Family To Mackie's

On the beach in Port Stanley Since 1911

OPEN Weekends

YEAR ROUND Daily

TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

Try our famous homemade french fries,

Mackie’s Parking Lot is FREE for customers!


Scotch Line

Lake Line

PORT

STANLEY

36500 Lake Line

Rodgers Family Maple Syrup Farms

SINCE 1911

4

519-782-4390

&

&

This IS Your Reason

to Get Away!

King Beds • Double Jacuzzi

Fireplaces

Enjoy a wonderful

takeout meal from the

Telegraph House,

right across the street!

• Weekly Specials • Knowledgable Staff

• Unique & Rare Trees, Shrubs & Perennials

PORT STANLEY • 519-782-7623 www.innontheharbour.net

St. Thomas Courthouse Source: HIDI.com

www. canadale.com

Open 7 Days a Week

Living in the Courthouse Area ~ St. Thomas, Ontario

I live in the courthouse area of St.

Thomas, one of the oldest and most

beautiful sections of the city. The focal

point of this neighbourhood is the

courthouse itself. The 30,000 square foot

building, one of the first courthouses in

Ontario, was built in 1852. It underwent

a massive renovation and expansion of

over 100,000 square feet in 2014, while

retaining much of its original charm,

including the copper dome, the slate roof,

and the masonry. When the work was

completed, I attended an openhouse,

and was very impressed at how well the

“new” blended with the “old.”

I love going for long walks in this

area, while gazing at the lovely two and

three storey Victorian and neo-classical

homes of many different styles, all built

well over a century ago. The houses are

all so unique and interesting; with steep

roofs, gingerbread trim, ornate gables,

wrap around porches, balconies, and

stained glass windows. Some of these

homes are absolutely huge, complete

with turrets, towers and domes,

reminiscent of castles. It takes me even

further into the past when

I notice original cast iron

‘horse head’ hitching posts

in some of the front yards.

Also breathtaking are the

many giant trees of different

species, reaching for the sky

and providing much needed

shade on hot summer days,

while also serving as a refuge

to birds and squirrels. Many

of these houses have been

declared heritage homes,

and some have remained in

the same families since they were built.

We are surrounded by lovely ravines

filled with wildlife, where it is not unusual

to see deer and their

young, wandering and

feeding. Such peaceful

beauty, along with

the many different

plants and wildflowers

growing there. The

ones fortunate enough

to have a home

backing onto a ravine,

get to enjoy this year

round.

For several years

now, we celebrate

our neighbourhood

with an annual

“Neighbourhood Street Party” that takes

place in June. Every household receives

an invitation in their mailbox and

people from each street are recognized

by the colour of shirt they are wearing.

The hosts of the party provide the main

course, while the “guests” bring a side

dish, salad or dessert. Prizes are awarded

By Jeanette Paddon, St. Thomas

after dinner for the best one in each

category. Once everyone has feasted

on the delicious foods,

games are enjoyed by the

children, along with fun

prizes for the winners.

Later, as everyone gets

to visit with friends and

neighbours, a live band

is there to entertain

and complete the party

atmosphere. This annual

get together is a great

way for new neighbours

to meet the rest of the

neighbourhood, and for

old neighbours to update

Elevated Park in St. Thomas

on each other’s news.

Just when we thought this

neighborhood had it all, we are now

the proud “owners” of Canada’s first

elevated park. What used to be a

railroad bridge, was converted into a

lovely park. It started off as a “dream”

by one smart local citizen and over

a few years evolved into a beautiful

park—855 feet long and 30 feet

wide—95 feet above the valley

floor. All the work involved was

paid for by contributors and

local companies, while local

artists donated sculptures and

artwork. Four kilometers of trail

has been added beyond the

bridge, making it an amazing

place to go for a walk or a bike

ride.

I love this neighbourhood

and cannot imagine ever living

anywhere else.

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Technologically Challenged

Computers have been a part of my

life for almost thirty years. Sometime in

the early 90’s technology came to my

workplace. At first the word processing

machines were only used by the

stenographers who did the minutes at

board meetings but within a couple of

years they were appearing in all offices. I

remember the day one of these marvels

showed up on my desk. I thought I had

died and gone to heaven. It didn’t take

long before I was pushing buttons and

discovering the wonders of this new

technology. And that was even before

the appearance of the World Wide Web!

Over the years I became

quite adept at utilizing

the computer and

eventually became the

office “techno geek.”

Once the internet came to

the office it was another

momentous occasion. With

a few workshops and a course

on web design, my expertise

was needed to design

and manage the

department web page.

Life went on with the

computer becoming an

important part of my

life, both at work and

at home. If I needed something as

simple as a recipe it was so easy to look

it up online.

Now it’s technology everything—

click here, click there—pay with your

smart phone—I was finding myself

getting overwhelmed with all this

By Kathryn Hixon Lees, Hamilton

new technology. Online shopping has

become so commonplace that it is not

unusual to go into a store in search of

an item only to be told that the store

doesn’t carry it and “you can get it

online.” It was getting so that I was

wishing technology would vanish and

we could go back to the simpler times.

Times when movies weren’t streamed

and music wasn’t downloaded. Times

with rotary dial telephones when

voice mail was non-existent. Times

when “text” was not a verb. Whatever

happened to that “techno geek?”

As for cell phones, until recently my

husband and I were perfectly content

with our old flip phones; however,

the phones were almost 10 years old

and not very reliable anymore. So we

checked out the new phones and

broke down and bought two new

smart phones with all the

bells and whistles. How

did we ever survive

without them? We even

decided to purchase a

tablet (not a good choice

but that is another

story for a later day).

Maybe the “techno

geek” is back.

I was wondering about new

things for the house such as TV’s

and other electronics and remembered

my husband’s opinion regarding

technology: “I don’t want a smart TV. I

want a dumb one—where you have to

get up to change channels.”

So much for re-embracing technology.

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• Hey, you must’ve been doing about 125mph to keep up with me. Good job!

• Gee Officer! That’s terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning too!

• Are you Andy or Barney?

• I thought you had to be in relatively good

physical shape to be a police officer.

• I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know

there are no other cars around. That’s how far

ahead of me they are!

• I can’t reach my license unless you hold my beer.

• Aren’t you the guy from the Village People?

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The Extinction of the Post Card

By Nancy Loucks-McSloy, London

F

rom

Dear Daytripping,

Our Readers

The article in the March-April edition about CJ’s Antiques, reminded

me about my experience with the owner, Keith Koopman.

Several years ago, my friend Betty and I had some furniture there

being refinished. The day came when we could pick up the articles.

Living in the London area, it makes a nice trip. It was beautiful outside,

we didn’t have a worry in the world and the day was ours!

After a visit to the bakery in Norwich, we eventually arrived at CJ’s.

While Mr. Koopman went for our furniture, we wandered around the

store admiring the beautiful pieces and sharing memories that they

brought to mind.

When we went to the

counter to pay, I noticed

the sign “We take cash or

cheques.” I knew I only

had $20 in my purse and

who in this day and age

carries a cheque. But I

had Betty! I told her my

problem and she

couldn’t open her purse

fast enough. I noticed she

was doing a lot of

looking and then the dreaded words, “I left it on the table.”

By this time, the furniture was loaded and Mr. Koopman was

approaching us. My first words were, “We have a problem.” Betty

chirped in, “My cheque book’s at home.” There we stood, Betty in her

90’s, I in my 70’s and I’m driving a ‘94 Ford Explorer. Now he could have

unloaded the furniture and told us where the nearest ATM was located.

But he didn’t do that. He looked us over, told us he thought we looked

honest, gave us his business card and told us to put our cheques in the

mail. We left with smiles on our faces and sang his praises as we went

to Port Dover for supper.

I don’t know about Betty, but I was walking to the mailbox by 7:30 the

next morning. The day turned into a nice memory for us. I hate to admit

this, but since then the Explorer has required the least maintenance.

Jean Johnson, Springfield

Publishers note: CJ’s Antiques is long time Daytripping customer

on Hwy. 24 north of Waterford and yes, Keith is a great guy!

Recently I have had several discussions

and have seen many comments on social

media about cursive writing and the fact

that it is not taught in schools anymore.

This has made me think about how

much I miss “snail mail” and how I used

to love receiving handwritten letters and

cards, especially post cards in the mail.

This also made me sad to think that I

seldom send a post card anymore when I

travel. With cell phones and access to the

internet almost anywhere in the world it

is easier to send a text saying, “Having

a great time” or to send photos of your

vacation while you are still away.

As I was looking through some old

files a few days ago I found two old post

cards.

One was from July 1945 that I had

found in the wall of our kitchen when

we were renovating. It had been sent

to the previous owners of our house. I

thought about the era, WWII was in the

process of ending. The post card was

a picture of Cove Island and appeared

to have been taken from the shore at

Tobermory, Ontario. Back then it was

probably about a seven-hour drive

from London to Tobermory. That was

probably a fairly major vacation then.

The message was a handwritten note

saying, “We haven’t been able to fish

much because the water is rough, the

days are nice, but the nights are cool.

Be seeing you soon.” The postage cost

three cents.

The second post

card was a picture of

several houses in Leith,

Ontario and was sent to

someone in Park Head,

Ontario in July, 1922.

The distance between

Leith (a beautiful hamlet

on Georgian Bay close

to Owen Sound) and

Park Head is about

32 kilometers. Again

thinking of the era, mail was probably

the best way to communicate back then.

The beautifully handwritten message

was an invitation from a young woman

to her cousin, inviting her and two of

her sisters to come and visit in August.

On the back of the post card above the

message and address were the words

“Private Post Card”. Really? How can a

post card be private? I suspect it was read

by the people at the post office in Leith

and again at the post office in Park Head

and who knows who else. The postage

cost two cents.

Is it the cost of postage, or the fact that

we live in a world in which technology

has taken over in nearly every aspect of

our lives? Or is it the fact that people just

don’t write anymore and our youth are

not being taught to write? Whatever the

reason, it is sad to think that the personal

touch of a handwritten message could

become extinct. With the ease of taking

photos (just click and send); post cards

could also be a thing of the past.

Publisher’s Note: I’m all for nostaglia,

but do think the post card has seen its finest

years. However, I wonder if technology

didn’t bring letter writing back, but in a

different form. It seemed that fewer people

had been sending letters to one another and

that the advent of email brought the act of

writing back again, but didn’t do much for

the art of writing. Proper grammar may

have been the greatest casualty of all.

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Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.

Mar-Apr 2021


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www.tillsonburg.ca

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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...

... this is a time of constant change it

seems, with locations open, closed,

relegated to curbside pickup, etc.

This issue was printed on March 1st

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.

Please note - Market opening dates

& times m s are always l

subject to change.

Call ahead to be sure.

WEDNESDAYS

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Wednesdays (til Oct. 21)

Grand Bend Farmers’ Market -

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

FRIDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Fridays 9am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Fridays (til Oct. 23)

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

Thank You!

Weekly

Farmers’

Markets!

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Sundays (downtown until October)

The Market at Western Fair District

Sundays 10am-2pm

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2 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy.#2. (March-Dec.24)

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

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sauces & spices. Elgin County artisans, gifts &

more. You can order online for delivery.

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& so much more! Open 7 Days a Week!

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8 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

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9 WILLIAMSON FARMS, FOREST

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

Open: Thursday to Saturday 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

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. • 519-237-3255

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OPEN: Friday 11-6 & Saturday 9-1

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

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OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

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25 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

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

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" From our Farm to your Home"

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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 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &

glacé fruit, roasted nuts, candy, packaged in bulk.

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com

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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

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23 THE BEST LITTLE PORK SHOPPE

Open Year Round • 519-625-8194

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A Bicycle Ride to Paris

Story and Photo by Cheryl Smyth, Blenheim • www.cstravelsandpics.ca

The sun sparkled through the leaves

of the bordering trees as our bikes

whirled along the path. We gradually

left the busy city behind to welcome

bird song, along with the rest of nature’s

tranquility. Occasionally meandering

into view, the Grand River reminded us

it was never far.

Though I’ve been a casual cycler all

my life, I’ve recently taken it up a little

more seriously. I’ve been discovering

numerous and diverse trails dedicated to

the pastime etched across our province.

Many are old rail beds converted into

walking/cycling paths.

On that particular

day, a friend and I

were cycling the 18-km

Cambridge to Paris Rail

Trail. It was guiding us

toward refreshment in

Paris—not the famous

Paris in France, but

the small town here

in Ontario that is

impressive in its own

right.

The trail’s flat, finegravel

surface with lots of shade offered

us a pleasant ride under the mid-summer

sun. En route, we came across a set of

stairs peeking out of the trees. As we

couldn’t discern where they reached, my

curious nature decided it was time for

a break, so we headed up the steps to

check it out. At the top, Murray Lookout

commands a view of the river. Standing

proud of the water, enduring abutments

are all that remain of a rail bridge.

Another sight we caught along the way

Lots to discover in and around PARIS & ST. GEORGE

was of an old mill almost lost in foliage.

Exploration was impossible, however, as

the thick vegetation, fencing and a notrespassing

sign were definite deterrents.

I must add for those people having no

interest in conquering the whole 18-km

length that there is a trail access point

part way on the route in Glen Morris.

Once on the edge of Paris, we took

the veer-off from the trail and flew

downhill into the town. A warning—it’s

a steep ascent for the return trip.

In amongst the beauty of the

surrounding nature, Paris offers a variety

of restaurant fare and

shopping. Cobblestone

architecture patterns

some of the buildings—

the town is known as

the Cobblestone Capital

of Canada. We toasted

to our accomplishment

at the Cobblestone

Public House, where

we took in the scenery

of the passing river.

Once pleasant

refreshment was

washed down and our bodies had a

chance to recharge it was time to face

the 18-km trip back. Though my legs

felt rested, I ended up walking my bike

partway up that hill anyway.

The Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail

is the former route of the Lake Erie &

Northern Railway, and links on either

end to other trails continuing to other

cities. Googling “bike trails in Ontario”

brings up a wealth of suggestions for

general and specific regions.

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For all our lives, we’ve watched you grow,

Good education – no regrets,

On leaving school, – good jobs to get.

Compulsory schooling, – in our day,

Thought all was free, with naught to pay.

We didn’t know, as younger lads,

Came from the pockets, of our dads.

It came from taxes – way back then,

Fore we were ladies and younger men.

We came to rue, – one fateful day

A tax man cut, – into OUR pay.

The unemployment tax, a joke,

They take from all the working folk.

We’re taxed for this, we’re taxed for that,

The tax man laughs – he’s getting fat.

There’s taxes on each thing you buy,

Percentage getting, – just too damn high

From clothes we wear, to cars we drive,

The tax is eating us alive.

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Lake Huron

The

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Tricks, Traps, and Reverse Psychology

Take a look at your life and count the

ways you’ve been tricked or trapped into

things healthy and beneficial for you. I

would guess we all have an Aunt Good-

For-You in our families, she of Mordecai

Richler’s “Jacob Two-Two” fame. Who

else but these aunts and moms, expert

at hiding grated zucchini in chocolate

cakes, grated carrots in lasagna layers,

and sprinkles of healthy things in

yogurts and shakes, would care to make

effort to boost our well-being with tricky

finaglings. They trap us into tidying

our bedrooms by giving us colourful

organizers and trick us into physical

exercise by sending us to the mailbox.

And, justmaybe, you’ve benefitted from

the clever use of reverse psychology

when you did not know what was good

for you.

The games I play with my students at

school, are not really games at all.

They are carefully designed

educational tricks that attempt to

teach concepts. The number game

has us counting to ten in French, daily

working on our number sense and

pronunciation. The quick and snappy

memory game, played after recess,

By Adina Haas, LaSalle

tricks us into recognizing spelling words

and recalling where the matching word

is. Being tricked into learning things is

as old as the hills. How many of us were

led, as little children, into weed-pulling,

dish-washing, floor-sweeping, or sockmatching

as a form of play and fun?

All without the doling out of coins, just

plain old being tricked into chores.

The baking I do lately has nothing

to do with having lots of free time or

the availability of tons of sugar, butter,

and eggs. It works as a trap to entice

my teen to come to the kitchen for a

snack and a bit of a chat. I send a text,

“Fresh bb muffins.” I wait. I hear a door

open and heavy footsteps jump down

the stairs.

He eats one, then asks for another, of

the blueberry muffins. I’m looking to help

him fill that six-foot frame and to connect

with a little chat. They say, the way to a

heart is through the stomach. How many

have been trapped into a nice visit over

dessert or a meal? Food as a trap, can

bring around a group to eat, visit, laugh

and have a good time together.

Reverse psychology is a way to try

to persuade someone to do something

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were not cooperating with her wish that

we go outside to play, and stay outside

long enough for her to get something

done in the house, in relative peace and

quiet. So, with me, as the oldest, in the

know, she made her announcement

after lunch. In no uncertain terms, she

firmly informed us that we need to get

busy with finding things to do inside

that afternoon and in no wise were we

to go outside. That was off-limits. We

had to deal with this decision.

Well, wouldn’t you know it? An

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Complaints flew at the unfairness and

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in Me

Child’s Play

“In the town where I was born

Lived a man who sailed to sea

And he told us of his life

In the land of submarines”

– Yellow Submarine, The Beatles

As these lyrics say, I used to listen to

tales of the high seas—actually Canada’s

own Great Lakes—from sailors in my

own family. And, these vast bodies of

waters are more than capable of turning

“the minutes into hours,” as Gordon

Lightfoot’s song, “The Wreck of the

Edmund Fitzgerald,” so aptly puts it.

I was first acquainted with this

vastness as a small boy, when my Uncles

took me out on their commercial fishing

tug. As it was still early (for me at least) I

was still asleep and didn’t wake up until

daylight, only to discover that there was

no land in sight! I couldn’t believe that

there was this other side of life—up

to then unbeknownst to myself—that

was now all around me. At first, I was

frightened; but as I began to rub my eyes

and wake up, I was reassured to see my

relatives all around me, industriously

working their fishing nets.

They had a good laugh at me

stumbling all around the swaying deck!

I managed to get to my Uncle

Norm, who was separating unwanted

fish from the netting as

the boat’s machinery

slowly wound in the

trawling nets. Suddenly, I

instinctively jumped back

as a massive snake-like

Lamprey eel, full of twist

and turns seemingly

came right at me, with its

sucker-shaped mouth still

caught in the netting. Just

then, my Uncle hooked it

free and slit it apart with a razor sharp

knife… all before I could catch my next

breath!

He then looked at my shocked

expression and teasingly said, “I guess

that’s one delicacy you won’t want for

supper tonight, eh Freddie?”

Such was the beginning of my preschool

education. To me this world was

fascinating, and I was only on page one

of the first chapter of my life! And, as I

looked around the deck, I realized that

these men held the keys to learning so

much more.

The best of times was when they

used to regale folks with their tales of

life on the open waters. From this I

learned that, as hard as life can be at

times, it always had its lighter side.

Like the time, just after a storm, they

were out trawling their nets and came

across a guy in a life jacket bobbing up

and down, miles from shore. As they

gingerly manoeuvred their

fishing tug alongside,

my Uncle Earl hollered

down to him “Where’d

you come from?”

“Toledo” spluttered

the man… “boat

capsized and sank!”

“Oh, where you

headed?” Earl asked.

“Erieau!” was the exasperated reply.

“Erieau?” replied my Uncle as he

looked up to scan the far away northwest

horizon and the thin smoky blue outline

of land. Stroking his chin and nodding

in agreement he finally glanced down

to the hapless man, still floating around

in the rolling waters. “Well, keep going,”

he yelled out cheerfully, “you’re headed

in the right direction!”

I still smile as I recount that story,

wondering if the poor man thought they

would ever pull him out, which they did

of course, but not before they had a

good yarn to spin.

So, this is how I learned my many

life lessons which, in later life, enabled

me to appreciate the art of really living.

These men faced a hard physical and

unpredictable existence, and yet, they

wouldn’t have changed it for anything.

They took pride in the work they did

and their life became a metaphor for

free will and independence. Typically,

while my grandfather was in his late

80’s, he passed an engineering exam

and a newspaper reporter asked him

when he was going to retire. Pip, as

he was affectingly called, had been a

farmer, a fisherman, a railroad engineer

and a coal stoker. “Why should I retire?

My health is good and I enjoy what I’m

doing. The only thing that would kill me

is a forty hour week!”

So maybe “life is but a

dream” like the popular

children’s song, when

you “row, row your

boat, gently down the

stream...”—whereby

troubles are seen, not

for what they seem, but

for what they truly are.

ITALIAN

A bad agreement is better

than a good lawsuit.

There is no thief

worse than a bad book.

The remedy for injuries

is not to remember

them.

Years can seldom be hidden.

Make sure to be in with your equals if you are going to

fall out with your superiors.

Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad.

Nothing improves the taste of pasta

more than a good appetite.

A person who knows little knows enough

if they know how to hold their tongue.

If pride were a disease, how many would be already dead?

Between two cowards, the first to detect the other

has the advantage.

Conscience is as good as a thousand witnesses.

A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay

a single ounce of debt.

The biggest fool can ask a question the wisest man

cannot answer.

Love rules without rules.

Mar-Apr 2021 Seen it all, done it all, just can’t remember much of it.

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The

Daytripper

Southwestern

Thank you for supporting small business! Stay safe, stay sane & shop locally.

Restaurants,Tearooms, Cafés

SHOP

LOCAL

Ontario’s BEST...

two!)

counterortw

or 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.

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.

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. Lunch daily 11 to 3 (April 1st).

Reservaons recommended. 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

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

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

desserts, GLUTEN-FREE baking. Check Facebook for hours.

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.

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

Doing This Together

But Apart

A year ago, we could take or leave

going outside or for a trip in the car. It

was mundane—there would be another

chance the next day or the next. We

were ambivalent whether we went

or not. It was a more than twice daily

occurrence—going to work, going to the

shop, going for gas, going for a coffee,

going to a meeting or three, going going

going, always on the run, never seemed

enough time—but all that has changed

dramatically.

Now we stay awake at night planning

the oh-so-exciting trip to pick up

groceries. The only outing we are

allowed at this time. What shall we

Links to these establishments on our website...

By Agnes Burroughs, Dorchester

wear? Who will we see? Maybe someone

we haven’t seen in ages, but are not

sure who they are with a mask. We run

around like small puppies excited at

the chance to leave our domiciles for

something new and different. Anything

new and different. Yes please, we want

to go. We roll down our windows to

smell the breeze, and gaze longingly at

the houses hoping for a glimpse of any

other humans on the planet. Returning

home we wipe off the groceries with

soap and water and muse over the

feeling—was that it? It’s over already?

Neighbours, folks we haven’t seen

since last March—will we recognize them

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! 10am to 8pm, 7 days a week. www.newsarum.com

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. Live music.

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 dining inside. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

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

when all this is over? Did we appreciate

them when we had the opportunity to

visit or say hello? Probably not, as there

was always tomorrow. Now a sobering

thought comes to mind that perhaps

for some there will not be a tomorrow

if we don’t stop moving around. The

virus moves on people. If people stop

moving the virus will die. A fairly simple

concept but difficult to maintain.

We’ve cleaned our houses inside and

out, emptied our closets, discarded items

we haven’t seen in years that we forgot

we even had. We made room in the

garage for the cars which we have never

had inside since we bought the house.

We donated clothing, food and furniture

to Goodwill. We made masks, scrub hats,

wash bags for the hospitals—and still

we are lucky to have fabric leftover to

continue on for a while yet.

PORT FRANKS

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.

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! 10am to 8pm, 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.

www.Daytripping.ca

It has been a difficult time because

we humans crave others around us—

smiling at us, hugging us and generally

letting us know we are accepted and

appreciated for what we do.

Just like dogs and cats, we enjoy a pat

on the head and a cuddle to say you are

loved. If you need a hug, hug yourself,

because it has been proven that you

can fool your brain into thinking it is

someone else hugging you and you

become calm and warm all over. Try

it—what have you got to lose?

We can do this together but apart.

Keep up your spirits with some lively

music—dance like everyone is watching

and sing out loud because nobody can

hear.

Praise yourself for making it this far

in one piece and still able to get up each

day and appreciate the opportunity.

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Just remember... if the world didn’t suck, we’d all fall off.

Mar-Apr 2021


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