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WINTER 2020 • Vol. 26, Issue 4

Cost: PRICELESS...

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for small businesses!

The “Biggest Little Paper in Canada”

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The

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(and your camera) Everywhere!

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

Winners!

Barb Wilbur and her sister Brenda Bratt, Wallaceburg, at Crazy 8

Barn in Palmyra.

Congratulations...

…and thanks for sending

us your photos!

Daytripping delivery driver Dave McClure, of Grand Bend, is in Chile,

with his friend Jack of Killarney, Ireland, in front of the city park.

“Actually, your magazine got as far south as the Magellan Strait in

Punta Arenas. I should have posed in front of Magellan’s statue there.”

Maria Figueredo and Jeff Gallant of Brantford picked

up their Daytripper at the Brantford Farmer’s Market

and enjoyed a daytrip to Waterford Antique Market.

Sandy and Sam Wallis and Jon and Kendra Palumbo cycling with

their Daytripper.

“My daughter Sandra and I recently visited my sister Marjorie in the

Netherlands. Marjorie enjoys the Daytripping paper very much. I bring

her as many volumes as I can when I visit her. She also collects them

when she visits Canada.”

l-r Sandra deBruyne and Marjorie Martens, with Nella deBruyne, of

Sarnia at Ruben’s Kaasspeciaal Zaak in Terneuzen, Zeeland, The

Netherlands.

Bella Joseph-Plain is waiting to board the

Chi-Cheemaun in South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island.

We stayed at a cottage for a week on the island and

LOVED IT! Photo taken by Bella’s dad, Harrison Plain.

Send to: DAYTRIPPING, BOX 430, BRIGHTS GROVE, ON N0N 1C0 Email: info@daytripping.ca

Daytripping will donate $25 to the charity of your choice (or one of our choice if one isn’t chosen) upon publication of each photo.

Every entry we publish throughout the year is also entered into the annual contest for a chance to win great prizes from our generous

sponsors! Photos must be mailed or emailed (minimum 200 dpi) and cannot be returned. Digital photos are preferred. You may enter

as many photos as you wish. Be sure to include the photographer’s name, mailing address and phone number. Contest void wzhere

prohibited. 2021 prize winners will be announced in the November-December 2021 issue. Entries for the 2021 contest will be accepted

until August 10th 2021. Unpublished photos are eligible for future contests. For more information call 1-800-667-0337.

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LeeAnn Welch, Heather Pollard, Lauri Ryan and Robin Lansue, of

Chatham, visit Groovy Moon in Aylmer while “Backroading Elgin”.

Chocolate Sensaons, Paris

Sparta Country Candles, Sparta

Robert Hall Originals, St. George

Page 2

‘twas the night before quarantine and all through the town,

Winter 2020/21


Like it or not, we are living in the computer

age. I knew when I first sat down in front of

a computer, nervous and a bit scared, that a

lot of things were about to change. That was

25 years ago. I needed to learn that new skill

in order to start Daytripping and it’s been a

love-hate relationship ever since.

Right now I’m particularly upset at all

the passwords I now need to know. They

started simply enough, I just needed to

choose 4 digits. Too easy! I was born in

1965, so 1965 it is. Or was. It wasn’t long

before I needed a password for something

else and obviously wanted to use the same

one so that I could easily remember it. Too

easy, or so I thought, until my computer

told me that it was exactly that... it was

too easy! My computer informed me that

someone might guess my password because

it’s the year I was born. Well I’m a trusting

soul and couldn’t understand why anyone

would want to infiltrate my computer, but I

desperately wanted to play Space Invaders

and needed a new four digit password so

I went with 5691 (don’t tell anyone) and it

tricked the computer (It’s really just the year

I was born backward!)

I’m sure all of us will agree that things

have gotten a wee bit more complicated over

time. Like the time I wanted to order tickets

to the ninth and final Star Wars movie (still

can’t believe I waited 42 years for them to blow

it). I assumed it was my usual password,

which by this time had to be between 8

and 20 characters, include a capital letter, a

number and a special symbol, so I entered

Justinbieber#1. However, my password

wouldn’t work. It said the password was

incorrect. Then it dawned on me that I’ve

had to change the password at various times

on some of the 82 things I need passwords

for, so I typed in my next go-to combination

— Mariahcarey#1 — but it didn’t work

either. Then my computer threatened that

I had only one more chance, and that it

would force me to choose a new password

if I got it wrong a third time. Of course I

have all 82 passwords safely stored away

in my computer (and password protected)

but I was being lazy and thought for sure

that it had to be my super-secret one...

Trump4moreyears$. That didn’t work

either. So then I had to reset my password,

which took forever. I ended up with tickets in

the fourth row (which is not ideal at a movie)

and my password is now MiddleFinger3*#

So that’s what I like, and mostly don’t like,

about passwords.

The other thing I’m having a wee issue

with these days is human interaction. Not all

that long ago there were three primary ways

to interact with other people. We would go

visit them, we would mail them a letter, or

we would call them on the telephone. That’s

become far more complicated as well. I have

no desire to go back to the days when the

rotary dial telephone chained us to the walls

of our kitchens as our primary method of

communication, however, it’s getting to be

a bit much.

Case in point. Someone had left me a

message the other day, but for the life of

me I couldn’t recall who it was or by what

method he contacted me. I knew it was a

man. It could’ve been a phone call, in which

case it should’ve been stored in the messages

on my iPhone, or in Daytripping’s messages.

Of course it could be in my personal email

account, or in my work email account, or in

that other email account I rarely use, or in

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

I got your message, I just can’t find it!

in Southwestern Ontario

that other, other one that I never use.

Oh, maybe it was a text message I

received and it’s still in that part of my

phone. If only I could remember if it made a

ding sound when I first received it, because

my incoming texts make a ding sound. Or

it could’ve been sent through the WhatsApp

app on my phone, which makes more of a

droop sound.

While we’re talking about sounds and

notifications, I might add that my work

alert is a dog barking, my wife calling me

is a typical telephone sound and there’s

a resounding swoosh noise anytime CNN

wants to inform me that President Trump

has done something stupid. I don’t think

there’s a sound for when he does something

wise. If there is, I haven’t heard it (I was just

kidding about that password).

Yesterday my phone vibrated and sort

of went k-dangle and I was mystified. It

yurned out to be someone reaching out to

me through Kijiji. Maybe that’s where my

missing message was hiding. The Weather

Network notifies me with a bloop if it’s going

to rain, as if they have the ability to foretell

such a thing. The office fax machine rarely

comes to life but when it does it’s with that

familiar ratatat-tat. The occasional Amber

alert scares the Bejeezus out of me.

Let’s not forget about Facebook

messenger. I had to shut the audio alerts

off of this one and it’s a bit creepy. It knows

when I’m looking at it and so do other

people. Anytime I’m using it I get hugs and

kisses and heart emojis from a female staff

member I met at a resort in Cuba where my

wife and I stayed. I think someone wants to

visit Canada, and stay forever! She can see

when I’m on the app... it’s kind of like when

you Google adult diapers and ads for casinos

start popping up on your computer screen,

not that I would know.

My Instagram doesn’t make any noises...

it just sits there politely on my phone’s

screen with an icon that tells me that I’ve

ignored the last 13 notifications. Twitter

begs me every day to look at it, so it doesn’t

get to make a noise either. TSN werps me

to pass along any prominent sports news,

the calendar on my phone blips me so that I

don’t forget important events, and… I think

that might be it. These may be the only ways

that I can be reached, for now, but I still have

my Boy Scout handbook in case you’d like to

use Morse code. Oh, I forgot about LinkedIn

(or maybe that’s just wishful thinking).

It wasn’t that long ago that I only reached

my customers by their business phone,

mail, email, or in person. Now I have many

of their cell phone numbers and we can

communicate by any number of these other

mediums. Many of my younger customers

don’t expect me to call and are quite

surprised when I actually go to their place

of business.

So, getting back to the missing message,

after scouring my email accounts, combing

through the past couple weeks of texts

and checking all my other apps I finally

remembered where it was saved. It turns

out that he had called me and I answered

the phone. We actually spoke to each other

and I wrote the message down on a piece of

paper. How primitive!

Have a safe and wonderful Christmas and a

better new year than 2020 was.

Thanks for reading!

Mark Moran, Publisher

November - February 2021

This issue is dedicated to... Miles Caskie

Daytripping Features

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........35-38

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................39

Tourism Contact Information..........................37

2020 Photo Contest Winners............................2

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List.............. 46

Antique Tours..............................................24,48

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets...........12,13

Recipes........................................................28,29

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

Tidbits & Tales..................................................11

On The Covers

1) “One Stop Shopping” by John Sloane

2) “Photo Contest Winners - See page 2

Your Contributors

John Sloane, Barb Wilbur & Brenda Bratt, Ruth Sharon, Vicki

Hornick, Agnes Burroughs, Susan Iedema, Maryleah Otto, Laurie

Dunbar, Carrie Durance, Stan Scizlowski, Helen Lammers-Helps,

Victoria Stirling, Judy Lenting, Deborah Jantzi, Jeanette Paddon,

Jacoba Bos, Mary MacVicar, Randy Goudeseune, Maria Figuerdo

and Jeff Gallant, Marney Cloutier, Paul and Anita VanAdrichem,

Laurie Burrows-Breakey, Betty Popelier, Dale and Michele Docker,

Esther Meerschaut, Sam and Sandy Wallis, Jon and Kendra

Palumbo, Sandra deBruyne, Marjorie Martens, Nella deBruyne,

Harrison Plain and Bella Joseph-Plain, LeeAnn Welch, Heather

Pollard, Lauri Ryan, Robin Lansue, Richard Hain, Dave Steadman,

Paul Schneider, Stan & Clare Champ, Jim Ryan, Debbie McCormick,

Dave McClure, John & Nancy Van Geel, Dave Brown, Tim Beaudette,

Dorothy Debruin, Rick Wismer, Barbara Perrin, that persnickety,

elusive unknown author, numerous graphic designers and printing

firms, and the outstanding Daytripping office, sales and delivery

staff have been instrumental in helping us create this issue. Printed

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Answers Below

1. Is gold considered an element or a compound?

2. What did Sir John Harrington invent in 1589?

a] The flushing toilet b] Microscope

c] Lead pencil d] Thermometer

3. Which of the following is the medical term for jet lag?

a] Rhinorrhea b] Epistaxis

c] Xerostomiath d] Circadian desynchronosis

4. What is the study of electronic systems that can perform the

functions of living beings?

5. What was the average length of a Beatles concert on their first

American tour?

a] 28 mins b] 45 mins c] 56 mins d] 1 hr 15 mins

6. In 1994, what OHL franchise moved to Sarnia and became the Sarnia

Sting?

7. In an interview at Harvard University, Bill Gates admitted that

CTRL-ALT-DELETE was a ___________?

8. What head of government was the first to give birth in office?

a] Isabel Martinez de Perón, Argentina b] Agatha Barbara, Malta

c] Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan d] Mary Robinson, Ireland

9. What nationality was Erno Rubik, the inventor of the 80s craze, the

Rubik’s Cube?

a] Hungarian b] Polish

c] Slovenian d] Austrian

10. A verruca is:

a] A type of rock b] A type of wind or a musical instrument

c] A type of physical maladie (a wart)

11. Name of one of the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible.

12. Who beat Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open final match?

13. True or False: The sheep is the source of most catgut, a material used

for the strings of some musical instruments.

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9. Hungarian; 10. A type of physical maladie (a wart);

11. Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer; 12. Naomi Osaka; 13. True.

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OPENING REMARKS

“The Inheritance”

This issue was printed on Oct. 24th

Please Remember...

that much may have changed since

this issue came out, and we’re hoping

that it’s continually for the better.

Masks will be required in some places.

Please be prepared, and call or go to

our customers websites or social

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Morris Schwartz is on his deathbed, knows the end is near, is

with his nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons. "So", he says to

them, "Bernie, I want you to take the Beverly Hills houses. Sybil,

take the apartments over in Los Angeles Plaza. Hymie, I want

you to take the offices over in City Center." Sarah, my dear wife,

please take all the residential buildings downtown." The nurse is

just blown away by all this, and as Morris slips away, she says,

"Mrs. Schwartz, your husband must have been such a

hard-working man to have accumulated all this property.”

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519.674.5554

J E W E L L E R S

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Born in i Chicago, John was deeply impressed by a summer vacation

that he spent visiting the highways and byways of Ontario as a boy. “I

have never forgotten the exciting experience I had seeing the

beautiful rural landscape and meeting so many friendly people”, says

John. “I returned home with a wider horizon and an enthusiasm to

paint new subjects.” After graduating from college, John began to

free-lance, acquiring commissions to paint illustrations for magazines and books. He and his wife Mary Anne

later fulfilled their dream of owning a place in the country. “I began to paint my favorite subjects of

old-fashioned country landscapes,” says John. For more than thirty years John has painted a popular series of

art calendars. John Sloane’s Country Seasons Deluxe Wall Calendars, Mini calendars and Weekly Planners

celebrate the beauty of the four seasons and the simple pleasures of country living. He also continues to

produce many popular greeting cards, jig-saw puzzles and quilting fabric collections. John Sloane’s

Country Seasons calendars are available at stores and online. To see more of John’s artwork or information

about how to purchase his calendars and fine art prints, visit his website at www.johnsloaneart.com. Also

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Over fifty years ago, my co-workers got

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these years later, I would be at a loss to

tell you the presents I received, except for

one—a 1956 edition of “The American

Woman’s Cookbook.” How I

cherished that huge 856 page

hard cover book. Since I always

enjoyed cooking and baking

from a very young age, I found

this to be a regular department

store of recipes all in one book,

complete with many mouthwatering

illustrations, and it

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There were recipes for everything

you could imagine, including breads and

rolls, soups, main courses with or without

meat, plus fish, seafood, vegetable dishes,

salads, and casseroles. Then, two smaller

sections; one for egg recipes, and the

other for cheese. There were also desserts

to satisfy all the ones with a sweet tooth:

cakes, pies, puddings, cookies and frozen

desserts, plus many recipes on candymaking.

You were also taught everything

you needed to know about canning,

preserving, and jelly making, plus pickles

and relishes. If you were in the mood for

French dishes, there they were, all grouped

together. Then, in case you needed help to

make good coffee, the instructions were

there also, along with many other hot and

cold beverages. A portion of the book was

devoted to menus for breakfast, lunch,

dinner, and school box lunches. Complete

menus and recipes could be found for

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Many sections of the book made

for interesting reading, such as how

to entertain without a maid, which is

something we could not have afforded, or

even had a desire for; and the many

ways to set a table for different

occasions, fully illustrated. I

chuckled over a wedding cake

recipe which took two pounds

of butter and twenty eggs. This

resulted in twenty-four pounds of

cake, which surely would satisfy

many guests! I must also mention the

section on how to prepare and cook

wild game such as roasted rabbit, squirrel,

opossum, and how to make a pigeon pie.

Instructions were there also, on how to

kill a fresh lobster or crab before cooking

them. This was not for the faint-hearted! I

was never interested in trying out any of

these recipes.

I acquired many other cookbooks over

the years, several of which never really

kept my interest for long. However, The

American Woman’s Cookbook was a

“keeper.” This certainly was the ideal book

for anyone who had never attempted

cooking anything, for fear of failing. Each

recipe is explained in detail, so if you

could read, you could certainly become a

good cook.

As I sit here turning pages, memories

return of so many meals served in our

home while using this old standby. It

has worn well, though the binding is in

need of repair, and some of the pages are

soiled with food. Someday, this book will

be passed down to one of my daughters.

Both are excellent cooks, but they could

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Judging December 1-4.

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CHRISTMAS

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1. Who wrote the novel 'A Christmas Carol?'

2. What were the names of the Three Wise Men?

3. What did the True Love send on the seventh day of Christmas?

4. In which 1994 film did Tim Allen become Santa Claus?

5. Who wrote the original story of the 'Grinch?'

6. Who sang the Christmas hits about Rudolph and Frosty?

7. What is Scrooge's first name in 'A Christmas Carol?'

8. What gifts did the Three Wisemen bring to Baby Jesus?

9. Which actor who played Santa Claus won an Emmy for his role?

10. Who caught the Grinch stealing presents & the Whoville Christmas tree?

11. In the song Winter Wonderland, where will they conspire?

12. What is the meaning of Donner, one of Santa's reindeer, in Dutch?

13. In the song 'Frosty the Snowman' what is his nose made of?

14. Who wrote the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas?

15. In 'A Christmas Carol' what is the crippled little boy's name?

16. Of the Tales of Hoffman, which became a classic Christmas ballet?

17. What was the Grinch's dogs name?

18. What is the song title of the best selling Christmas recording?

19. Who portrayed Scrooge in the 1951 movie version of A Christmas Carol?

20. In 'The Christmas Song', what are the children trying to see?

21. Name the song title: "Oh the weather outside is frightful."

22. How long after the death of his partner, do the ghosts visit Scrooge?

23. On the eleventh day of Christmas what did the True Love send?

24. In which 1947 film did Edmund Gwenn play a Santa at a Macy's store?

25. In 'The Night Before Christmas' when did the narrator first see St. Nick?

26. When Joseph and Mary left the city, where did they go?

27. In which musical does The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy occur?

28. What is the 1983 version of 'A Christmas Carol' starring Bill Murray?

29. Who wrote the story 'The Gift of the Magi?'

30. What was the last thing the Grinch stole from the first house he visited?

31. Name the song title: "Long lay the world in sin and error pining."

32. How was the final ghost different form the others that visited Scrooge?

33. In 'The Christmas Song, what are the people dressed up like?

34. What was the original name for the poem 'The Night Before Christmas?

35. Who narrated the animated version of 'The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?'

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The engine’s runnin’, but ain’t nobody drivin’.

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Tighter than the bark on a tree. (Stingy)

She’s got tongue enough for ten rows of teeth.

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It’s as hot as the underside of a saddle

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9. Edmund Gwenn for Miracle on 34th Street 10. Cindy Lou Who 11. By the fire

12. Thunder 13. A button 14. Clement C. Moore 15. Tiny Tim 16. 'The Nutcracker'

17. Max 18. Bing Crosby's White Christmas 19. Alastair Sim 20. If reindeer

really know how to fly 21. 'Let It Snow' 22. Seven years 23. Pipers 24. Miracle

on 34th Street 25. On the lawn outside 26. Egypt 27. 'The Nutcracker' 28.

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Walk through the

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Visit the Kiwanis

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at Canatara Park

Events

Subject to changes due to

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organizer website for details.

• December 4 -

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• Dec. 5 - Santa Claus Parade

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Christmases past.

Christmas songs

are a big trigger for

memories. Hearing

seasonal songs such

as The Little Drummer

Boy or others by Burl

Ives or Bing Crosby

can take me back to

the house where I grew

up and a Christmas

Eve in the sixties. My

siblings and I spent the

afternoon playing Christmas albums on

my parents’ stereo that sat against the

muralled wall of our dining room.

Our excitement and restlessness

grew as not only the time for family

to arrive drew nearer, but Santa, who

would arrive sometime while we were

sleeping. Eventually, our restless energy

spilled over into bothering each other

and then our mom.

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suggested that instead of hindering her

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progress, we use our

time wisely to clean

up our playroom lest

Santa see the mess and

pass our house by! This

advice led to a group

effort and a flurry of

activity as we tidied up

our playroom.

Christmas specials

from the sixties also

remind me of the times

from my childhood

leading up to the holiday

season. Evenings, the sound

of Christmas programs could be

heard coming from our living room as

we sat around the television watching

them. I had a number of favourites. The

Little Drummer Boy was an animated

program narrated by Greer Garson and

first televised in 1968. How The Grinch

Stole Christmas from 1966 featured

the voice of Boris Karloff as both the

narrator and The Grinch. A Charlie

Brown Christmas from 1965 was the

first TV special based on the Peanuts

comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. The

opening theme was entitled, Christmas

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A Christmas Carol from 1951 starring

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a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

watching this movie with family or

friends.

Reading Christmas stories is another

of those precious sounds of the season.

And one Christmas Eve, just like

something out of ‘Twas the Night Before

Christmas, my siblings and I heard

banging outside just as my mom was

putting us to bed. We were sure this

commotion was Santa up on the roof.

My mom reassured us that we were not

too late getting to bed. The sound we

had heard was not Santa arriving, but

my dad banging ice off the down spout

on that mild Christmas Eve!

As the years have gone by, more and

more new movies and songs have been

released and are added to my repertoire

of favourites. The sound of Christmas

movies and songs also seem to be heard

earlier each year, just like the arrival of

seasonal merchandise in the stores! But

even the stores know that playing the

sounds of the season will put us in the

mood for Christmas shopping.

And, as always, Christmas will be

here before I know it as well as all those

sounds of the season that will form new

memories and connect me to those of

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In the centre of Essex County is the town of Essex, a terrific

place to explore with a very healthy business community and

countless murals adorning the walls of downtown buildings. The

Business Improvement Association is once again implementing

a plan to inject money into the local businesses by selling

shoppers “vouchers” for 20% less than their value. So $300

worth of “Downtown Dollars” would only cost you $240. A

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We touched on this the last time, but from now through the end of the year, if you

stay two or more nights at participating Sarnia-Lambton hotels and campgrounds

you can receive up to $100 in vouchers to spend at local restaurants, attractions or

retail stores. For more details see Tourism Sarnia-Lambton’s ad on page 11.

Stay for two nights in London you can get one more free - Page 30

The deals are rolling out to encourage you to stay and shop local. London, which is

in the heart of our Daytripping area, has a package for you too. You may as well just

book a week of local nights and daytrip to your hearts content while the sun’s up.

I want to ride my bicycle! 29

Like many other things, buying a bike has been trickier than normal this year. They

still have some at Doug & Marion’s Bike Sales & Repairs in downtown Strathroy but

you may want to get there quickly. Many shops are sold out and some items, like 24”

tires and tubes, basically don’t exist right now. Meanwhile, Doug has a suggestion for

everyone - take good care of your bikes!

The Show Must Go On! - See page 14

On page three, we sometimes dedicate an issue to someone

and this time it’s to Miles Caskie. He was a Petrolia school

teacher who, along with his class, encouraged the town to

make use of the playhouse that had for years been silent

in the towns iconic Victoria Hall. This destination is now a

National Historic Site and Victoria Playhouse Petrolia has

become the heart of the community.

Victoria Hall

N.H.S.,

Petrolia

Picture This - See Page 2

Our Photo Contest winners for 2020 are on page two, as are the instructions on how

you can enter for next year and have Daytripping donate to the charity of your choice

in the process. Some of the early entries were from places like Chile and Iceland,

but it was nice to see that many of the other entries throughout this year were at our

customers’ stores and at other small businesses. When you have your camera ready,

remember to look for original ways to display the cover of Daytripping and the various

categories that we offer prizes for, thanks to our generous sponsors. By the way, we

select a charity to donate to for each photo in the photo contest, and for every article

that we rerun (and there are a few past favourites in this issue).

The charity this time is the Mary Webb Centre in Highgate - www.marywebbcentre.ca

All Decked Out for the Yuletide - See pgs 23 & 43

It’s nice to see that some museums are open as of this printing,

though they’re having to do things differently. Case in point

would be Castle Kilbride in Baden, where they’re asking you to

reserve in advance to take a tour of this landmark all dressed

to the nines for the holidays. Same goes for another National

Historic Site, Annandale House Museum in Tillonburg. It could

be worse though. Plan ahead to make a visit to one of these

stops as part of your next daytrip.

Castle Kilbride

N.H.S., Baden

St. Thomas’ other Jumbo! - See page 33

Mackies in Port Stanley was one of my very first customers 25 years ago, and when

I first went to this beachfront restaurant there was a photo of a St. Thomas hockey

player who had gone #2 in the 1995 Ontario Hockey League draft - his name was

Joe Thornton and he was a friend of the family. Two years later he was drafted first

overall into the NHL by the Boston Bruins and later became a legend with the San

Jose Sharks. Mackies has become a gallery of Jumbo Joe memorabilia and I even sat

down with him and his parents there once. Well now he’s finally a Toronto Maple

Leaf and Hell can go ahead and freeze over, because we’re going to win the cup!

Christmas Open Houses

They just won’t be the same this year. We’re still missing all the town wide yard

sales that didn’t happen in the spring! We always ask you to shop local of course,

but also ask you to shop early... so that you can make the time to shop local. It does

take more time but is so worth it - it’s an experience in itself. Daytripping is fun and

this magazine is full of wonderful shops to explore. Please say you’re Daytripping - it

helps our customers know that their ads work, and that’s what keeps us in business.

Winter 2020/21 came a global pandemic and a crash of the stocks.

Page 11


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

A University of Western

Ontario study showed that if

each Ontario family shifted

only $10 of their weekly

food budget to buy food

produced in the province,

Ontario businesses

would see 10,000 new

jobs and $2.4 billion in

annual food sales.

Please Remember...

... we haven’t changed every one of

these listings from what they would

have said pre COVID-19.

This issue was printed on Oct. 24th

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.

1

PICKLES

www.picklesplease.ca

CONVENTIONAL

& ORGANIC

PICKLED PRODUCTS

AVAILABLE

YEAR ROUND

Fresh Asparagus • In Season

SHOP ONLINE!

Details on website.

Open: Mon.day-Friday 9 to 4:30

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)

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

2 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy.#2. (April-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

Farm raised beef, lamb, chicken, gourmet

sauces & spices. Elgin County artisans, gifts &

more. You can order online for delivery.

27401 Celtic Line, DUTTON • 519-282-7602

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

13

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

37871 Dashwood Rd., DASHWOOD

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

Weekly

Farmers’

Markets!

Please e

note -

& times m s are always l

w y

subject s b

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.)

THURSDAYS

Aldershot Village BIA - Downsview

Plaza Thusdays (2020 season complete)

Simcoe Farmers’ Market -

Curbside services available.

Thursdays 8am-2pm (Year Round)

FRIDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Fridays 9am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Fridays (til Oct. 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

Centro Market - Burlington

Sundays (downtown until October)

The Market at Western Fair District

Sundays 10am-2pm

5 IN A JAM Homestyle Jams & Preserves

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

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

6

Get Real,

Get Fresh,

Get t

Local

At the h

Petrolia

Farmers’ Market

NOW

OPEN!

SATURDAY AY MORNINGS

O N NGS

7:30 am til Noon

May Fletcher Street (behind Library)

7 REID’S FARM MARKET

Christmas / Winter Planters & Décor, Apples,

Squash, Straw, Free Range Brown Eggs & more!

Open 7 Days a Week! All from our own farm or

fields! 5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

8 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

9 WILLIAMSON FARMS, FOREST

Now with TWO locations -

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

Open: Wed. to Sat. 10-5

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

Meats, Maple Syrup & More at both locations.

www.williamsonfarms.ca

10 BAYFIELD BERRY FARM 519-482-1666

Farm Market, Bakery, Restaurant & Gift Shop.

77697 Orchard Line, BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local

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

Please call to ensure our restaurant is open.

11 FERGUSON APIARIES

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

Hwy. 84 between Zurich & Hensall

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

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days

14

" From our Farm

to your Home"

Farm Raised Beef,

Chicken & Pork

GIFT BARN OPEN in November

& December er

for Decor & Gifts!

for more details.

OPEN Friday 10-5 5&S Saturday 93 9-3

11554 Ivan Drive Ilderton, ON

519-666-1255

www.bloomersfarm.com

15 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

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

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!

15


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17

THOMAS BROS

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE

Jams •Syrups • Honey •Pickles

•Cheese •Baking •Crafts

519-652-5551 •Candies May-Oct

5856 56

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TALBOT T ROAD, LONDON

HWY #4 NORTH OF 401

On farm, store-made turkey products

including i sausages, ag

burgers, schnitzel,

BRANTFORD

FARMERS’ MARKET

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

& Sat. 9am-4pm also available!

www.turkeyshoppe.com

ecom

519-633-0527

3

10882 Sunset Road, Talbotville, N5P 3T2

18

& U Pick Farm

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

SIMCOE FARMERS’ MARKET

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

Fairgrounds. 30+ Vendors & Outdoor Market.

Online orders available & Thursday pickup; see

our Facebook page. 172 South Dr., SIMCOE

19

Drive in to

the Big Red Apple!

The Farm Store

is Open!

• New Crop Apples • Herbs

• Honey • Lavender

• Handmade Soaps

Plenty of varieties

of Apples

to choose from!

Thurs. to Mon. 11am–6pm

Sun. 1pm–5pm

1725 McDowell Road East • SIMCOE

519-426-6148 • www.kentcreekorchard.com

19

NORFOLK’S APPLE

CIDER DONUT

A complete line

of Apple Products

• Fruit baskets for

all occasions

• Bakery fresh pies,

muffins, cookies

All popular

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

The Apple Place of Apples!

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

20 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

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

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

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

- and -

FARM MARKETS

21 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

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

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

22 THE BEST LITTLE PORK SHOPPE

Open Year Round • 519-625-8194

2146 Hwy 7 & 8 East, SHAKESPEARE

Whole Hog Sausage, Bacon, Ribs, Smoked Chops,

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

Gift Shop & more! www.porkshoppe.com

23 MILLBANK CHEESE AND BU TTER

Naturally Aged Cheddar & other Fine Cheese Products.

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

519-595-8787 • millbankcheese.com

24 KINCARDINE FARMERS’ MARKET

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

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

18

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Lake Erie

Know of a market that should be on this list?

Let them know about it please. Thanks!

This map gives only an overview of where these

markets and shops are located.

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

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The

Daytripper

For TOWN more NAME, information, TOWN NAME go and to www.town.petrolia.on.ca

another awesome TOWN NAME

Stay, Earn,

Discover In

Sarnia-Lambton

EARN UP TO $100 DURING YOUR

STAY IN SARNIA-LAMBTON

- SEE PAGE 11 -

www.discoversarnialambton.com

SHOP

LOCAL

411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia • 519-882-2350

www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Optimist Club of Lambton Central-Petrolia

Santa at The Market

Saturday, December 5th

1pm -3pm behind the Library

This is an outdoor event and in

keeping with the current

pandemic guidelines, please be

patient as we provide a FUN and

SAFE experience. Thank you!

FREE!

Keepsake Photo

with Santa

Candy Canes

& Candy Bags

Special thanks to:

Petrolia Camera Club

Windover Nurseries

Town of Petrolia

For more information:

Optimist Ted G. 519-882-1255

or Optimist Jo-Anne W.

519-882-0514

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For more information, go to www.town.petrolia.on.ca

away to the grocery we all flew like a flash, and

Winter 2020/21


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

I’ve heard it said that family traits

often skip a generation. That certainly

seems to be true in our case. My maternal

grandmother was a neat and tidy soul

who kept a well-organized, good-looking

house, at least as good- looking as her

budget allowed.

My mother, on the other hand, lived in

chaos amid half-made curtains clinging

to their rods with pins, paint cans

stacked in the corner of the kitchen for

a paint job that never got done, a basket

of clean laundry waiting for weeks

beside the ironing board, boxes of stuff

unpacked for months after the last move

from a former house—the hallmarks of

someone for whom the day never had

enough hours or one who, more likely,

was an incurable procrastinator.

When I came along, I turned out to

be just like my grandmother, even to

a much greater degree than my dear

Nana. As a child, I couldn’t wait to grow

up and have my very own house, which I

swore would be beautiful as well as tidy.

But I think I got the desire for beautiful

things from my mother, for when I was

still very young, she used to haunt the

antique shops and the second-hand

By Maryleah Otto, Brampton

Daytripping to PETROLIA, WYOMING and ALVINSTON

Our Readers Are Our Writers!

WRITERS WANTED

(well, readers are wanted too!)

Send us your stories & recipes!

Daytripping, P.O. Box 430, Bright’s Grove, ON N0N 1C0 • info@daytripping.ca

You’re Just Like Your Grandmother!

shops with me in tow. Rare was the

occasion when she could afford any of

the fine furniture or the china or the rugs

that she longed for but she loved to go

looking and somehow the patina of a

handcrafted mahogany Victorian dining

table or the exquisite craftsmanship

of Wedgwood pottery or the artistry of

an Oriental carpet found a spot in my

consciousness. My love of such treasures

has remained to this day.

Skip ahead thirty years and I had a

daughter of my own. Perhaps I shouldn’t

have been surprised when her idea of

‘housekeeping’ turned out to be exactly

like my mother’s! As a teenager, her

room resembled the aftermath of an

earthquake. Lectures from me and

threats of dire consequences

were in vain. I despaired,

I complained, I cajoled, I

scolded—all to no avail. We

are what we are.

Aha! Enter Eva, my

teenage granddaughter!

Guess what? She is just like

me in her passion for order,

organization, tidiness and

her love of beautiful things.

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3115 5 River r

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519-847-5333

5333

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MEAD!

Visit www.munrohoney.com oney

.com

for a list of stores that carry our honey.

At the age of thirteen, she has announced

that she is “remodelling” her bedroom

and as soon as it is finished, she will

send me photos of it on her smartphone.

One of Eva’s remodelling ideas is to have

a great many colourful throw cushions

on her bed. Her parents have complied.

However, in Eva’s house there are

also three dogs, two of which are large

huskies, Sierra and Mey Mey. The other

day, Eva spotted Sierra running off to

the far reaches of the garden carrying a

precious rose satin throw pillow in her

jaws. Eva raced after the dog, all the

time yelling at it to drop the cushion,

something that Sierra clearly had no

intention of doing. Nor could Eva begin

to run as fast as the creature that was

born to run for hours pulling a heavy

Arctic sled across the frozen tundra. She

could only stare in horror as her pretty

decoration was wildly ripped apart and

buried beneath a scraggly

forsythia bush. Her mother

tells me, with wicked delight,

that all the while this little

episode was taking place she

was secretly cheering the dog

on.

Five will get you ten that if

Eva has a daughter someday,

this little moppet will be just

like her grandmother.

for up to

Country Yarns

Everything for your Knitting,

Crocheting, Cross Stitch

& Needlepoint Needs!

- Mention this ad for a 15% discount! -

2776 LaSalle Line, Petrolia

Between Mandaumin & Waterworks Rd.

(Enter St. Clair, Ontario in your GPS)

519-882-8740

Wed. 10-5 / Thurs. 10-6 / Fri. 10-5 / Sat. 10-3

Call ahead for holiday hours.

www.country-yarns.com

ever day.”

shop our website or our online distributor: shop.trendtexfabrics.com - use code sti065

- Helen Steiner Rice

LAMBTON COUNTY ARCHIVES

A shop

for both

the modern

& classic

Quilter!

• fabrics • patterns • classes

shop online at stitcharie.com or our online distributor:

shop.trendtexfabrics.com - use code sti065

Open tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

*Closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 4* check website for any updates.

Discover · Preserve · Connect

787 Broadway Street, Wyoming

lambtonarchives.ca 519-845-5426

Visit the Archives to:

» Discover the local history and families of

Lambton County

» Trace your ancestral roots using our family

histories.

» Uncover unidentified photos in

our X-Files photo collection

» View our website for upcoming

events & workshops.

4247 oil heritage rd, petrolia • 519-918-2226 • www.stitcharie.com

IN PETROLIA’S RESTORED, HISTORIC POST OFFICE

Painted Folk Art & Pine Furniture,

Repurposed Furniture, Scented Candles,

Birdhouses, Signs & Much, ,

Much More!

Join us for our

CHRISTMAS

OPEN HOUSE

November 21st

4189 Petrolia Line, PETROLIA • 519-882-0747

Winter 2020/21 bought all the toilet paper for our personal stash.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Stop & Shop in

DOWNTOWN

FOREST

Check out historic downtown Forest!

Browse our shops, enjoy a meal at

one of our fantastic restaurants.

Make a day of it in Forest!

For upcoming events, see website or Facebook

The

CAMLACHIE, FOREST, KETTLE & STONY POINT FN, PORT FRANKS and THEDFORD

Stop & Shop in

Downtown Forest

all Christmas

Season!

EARN UP TO $100 DURING

YOUR STAY

IN SARNIA-LAMBTON

- SEE PAGE 11 -

discoversarnialambton.com

Forest Florist

and Country Accents

Let’s Make 2020

Christmas a Memory

Santas, Gnomes, Snowmen,

Wreaths, Swags, Lanterns

Ltd.

Lots of picks to make your own décor, or we can

help you create a one-of-a-kind of -a -kin

arrangement.

ra

ent.

lakelifestudio.com

519·328·2217

Visit website for

current and

seasonal hours

Handcrafted Glass

Artisan

Boutique

Lake Life Apparel

3811 Lakeshore Road, Camlachie

“Christas is not

opening our hears.”

hears.”

- J.L.W. Brooks

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

An Old Fashioned Country Store

with a Modern Twist!

Celebrating 10 Years!

FEATURING...

• Fudge

• Fresh Breads

& Baking

• Collectibles

& Gifts

• Williamson



& More!

Mon. to Thurs. 9-5, Fri. 9-8 & Sat. 10 -4

14 King St. W., Forest • 226-520-0144

Shop Online...

www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com

MI

ONTARIO

Local Delivery - Send Some Holiday Love

Call or watch Facebook for updated hours!

1 Victoria Street, FOREST

Mon-Fri 9-5, Saturday 10-4

519-786-2339 • 1-866-786-2339 www.forestflorist.com

Cenotaph at

Kettle & Stony Point

First Nation

Beads, Findings

ngs

& Jewelery e

e

Supplies

plie

Bottles

Water

Purses

TAX FREE ZONE

Open 7 Days A Week

10 to 6!

• Handmade de Crafts

by Local Artisans

• Huge Selection

ec of Craft Supplies

• Native Pattern tern

Blankets,

Towels & Baby Blankets

• Quilting Fabric & Patterns

• Sterling Silver Jewelry

elry

• Books oks

Winterwear

ea

r

• Gift Baskets

s

Women’s Vote

Here are the countries and years in which

the vote was extended to women:

New Zealand 1893

Australia 1902

Finland 1906

Norway 1913

Denmark 1915

U.S.S.R. 1917

Austria 1918

Canada 1918

Germany 1918

Poland 1918

Belgium 1919

Great Britain 1919

Netherlands 1919

Ireland 1919

Sweden 1919

U.S. 1920

India 1947

South Africa 1930

Spain 1931

Brazil 1932

Thailand 1932

Turkey 1933

Philippines 1937

France 1944

Italy 1945

Japan 1945

Yugoslavia 1945

Bulgaria 1947

China 1947

Israel 1948

Indonesia 1955

Canada (Native) 1960

Nellie McClung

Iran 1963

Switzerland 1971

Jordan 1973

Portugal 1976

Iraq 1980

Bahrain 2002

Kuwait 2005

Saudi Arabia* 2011

Credit: Cyril Jessop, Library and Archives Canada

Od Ordering in person or available online at:

Moccasins & Mukluks

s

WW . COM

6312 Indian Lane, Kettle & Stony Point FN

519-786-4775

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as the moon slowly rose on our fates and our fears,

Winter 2020/21


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Stay, Earn,

Discover In

Sarnia-Lambton

EARN UP TO $100 DURING YOUR

STAY IN SARNIA-LAMBTON

- SEE PAGE 11 -

www.discoversarnialambton.com

It’s just a small, white envelope stuck

among the branches of our Christmas tree.

No name, no identification, no inscription.

It has peeked through the branches of our

tree for the past ten years or so.

It all began because my husband Mike

hated Christmas–oh, not the true meaning

of Christmas, but the commercial aspects

of it–overspending… the frantic running

around at the last minute to get a tie for

Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for

Grandma—the gifts given in desperation

because you couldn’t think of anything

else.

Knowing he felt this way, I decided one

year to bypass the usual shirts, sweaters,

ties and so forth. I reached for something

special just for Mike. The inspiration came

in an unusual way.

Our son Kevin, who was 12 that year,

was wrestling at the junior level at the

school he attended; and shortly before

Christmas, there was a non-league match

against a team sponsored by an innercity

church. These youngsters, dressed

in sneakers so ragged that shoestrings

seemed to be the only thing holding them

together, presented a sharp contrast to our

boys in their spiffy blue and gold uniforms

and sparkling new wrestling shoes.

As the match began, I was alarmed

to see that the other team was wrestling

without headgear, a

kind of light helmet

designed to protect a

wrestler’s ears. It was a

luxury the ragtag team

obviously could not

afford.

Well, we ended up

walloping them. We took every weight

class. And as each of their boys got up

from the mat, he swaggered around in his

tatters with false bravado, a kind of street

pride that couldn’t acknowledge defeat.

Mike, seated beside me, shook his

head sadly, “I wish just one of them could

have won,” he said. “They have a lot of

potential, but losing like this could take

the heart right out of them.”

Mike loved kids – all kids – and he knew

them, having coached little league football,

baseball and lacrosse. That’s when the

idea for his present came. That afternoon,

I went to a local sporting goods store

and bought an assortment of wrestling

E-Mail

The E-Mail

IN-BOX

Send the good stuff to info@daytripping.ca

The White Envelope

headgear and shoes and sent them

anonymously to the inner-city church.

On Christmas Eve, I placed the envelope

on the tree, the note inside telling Mike

what I had done and that this was his

gift from me. His smile was the brightest

thing about Christmas that year and in

succeeding years. For each Christmas, I

followed the tradition–one year sending a

group of mentally handicapped youngsters

to a hockey game, another year a cheque

to a pair of elderly brothers whose home

had burned to the ground the week before

Christmas, and on and on.

The envelope became the highlight of

our Christmas. It was always the last thing

opened on Christmas morning and our

children, ignoring their new toys, would

stand with wide-eyed anticipation as their

dad lifted the envelope from the tree to

reveal its contents.

As the children grew, the toys gave

way to more practical presents, but the

envelope never lost its allure. The story

doesn’t end there.

You see, we lost Mike last year due to

dreaded cancer. When Christmas rolled

around, I was still so wrapped in grief that

I barely got the tree up. But Christmas

Eve found me placing an envelope on the

tree, and in the morning, it was joined by

three more.

Each of our children,

unbeknownst to the

others, had placed an

envelope on the tree for

their dad. The tradition

has grown and someday

will expand even further

with our grandchildren

standing to take down the envelope.

Mike’s spirit, like the Christmas spirit

will always be with us.

This story was originally published in the

December 14, 1982 issue of Woman’s Day

magazine by Nancy W. Gavin. It was the first

place winner out of thousands of entries in

the magazine’s “My Most Moving Holiday

Tradition” contest in which readers were

asked to share their favorite holiday tradition

and the story behind it.

The story inspired a family from Atlanta,

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and Giving101, a nonprofit organization

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Do not turn upside down.

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Theft of this container is a crime…on a milk crate

Warning: Knives are sharp!

…on the packaging for a sharpening stone

Choking hazard: This toy is a small ball.

…on the label for a cheap rubber ball toy

Not for human consumption…on a package of dice

Do not light in face. Do not expose to flame.

…on a lighter

Remove plastic before eating.

…on the wrapper of a fruit roll-up snack

Using Ingenio cookware to destroy your old pots may

void your warranty.

…a printed message that appears in a television advertisement

when the presenter demonstrates how strong the cookware

is by using it to beat up and destroy a regular frying pan

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There’s no fuchsia and purple frippery,

or whatever the latest trend might be in

Christmas tree decorating. Instead our tree

is a hodgepodge of ornaments collected

over the years, but each holding a memory

dear to our hearts.

There are the inexpensive wooden

ornaments I bought when my husband

and I were newly married and

money was tight. These are a

reminder of simpler times when

there was just the two of us.

Later when each of our

children was born, I bought a

special ornament engraved with

their name and date of birth to

mark the new addition to the

family.

Then there are the little handmade

ornaments the children

have made at school over the

years - construction paper

angels and clay Christmas

trees. They are a little worse for

wear, as it is difficult to pack

them away year after year

without them getting crushed.

Still each one is dear to me as they are a

reminder of Christmases past and a record

of my kids‚ progress from preschool to

middle school.

For several years we were in the habit

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hanging along side little glass ornaments

from the Caribbean and little wooden

ornaments from a craft shop near the

cottage we rented one summer.

Then there are all the angel ornaments

given to us in memory of our infant son,

Michael, who died just before Christmas

many years ago. They are made of many

different materials - metal, clay, porcelain,

wood, glass. Some are simple while

others are very elaborate. When we hang

them on our tree each year it feels like

we’ve included Michael in our Christmas

traditions.

The last ornament we hang on

our tree has special significance. This

little porcelain angel was given to us

by dear friends, on what would have

been our son’s first birthday, for they

knew it would be a difficult time of

year for us. I’ll always remember the

note that was attached to the angel.

The note said that they had bought

one just like it for themselves and

that each year when they hang

it on their own tree they would

think of Michael, too. It meant

so much to us that not only did

they acknowledge Michael, but

that they would include him in

their own Christmas traditions

spoke volumes to us at a time when

we felt very alone with our grief.

So even though our tree won’t

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mismatched assortment of ornaments, we

enjoy its simple beauty. Each ornament

holds a special place in our hearts

reminding us of the love in our lives, and

that’s what I want to be reminded of at

Christmas time.

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Ten Reasons to Visit Millbank

By Deborah Jantzi, Millbank

(with notes from Mark Moran on event changes)

I’ve lived in Millbank all my life, and

either worked at or have been involved

with mostly all of this list.

1. Zehr’s Country Market, Main

Street. You can’t miss it; a recent

makeover has changed the exterior

look to a handsome, red barn. There’s

really not a wrong time to visit, but

their fresh sausages, smoked chops,

bacon etc. arrive every Thursday from

Zehrs in Dashwood.

During the summer you’ll find fresh

Niagara fruits arriving twice a week.

Kawartha ice cream cones are a must!

But you know when you really should

visit? In February when the winter

blahs are setting in. Nothing will cheer

you up like free popcorn during Zehr’s

popcorn days!

2. I have to mention Anna Mae’s, of

course. After all, that’s what has put

Millbank on the map! What I really

recommend here is a slice of raspberry

custard pie. (To go, of course, because

you are going to be full after your

meal of broasted chicken!) Just before

Thanksgiving management hires

additional staff to come in and prep

pails full of pie pumpkins in an effort to

aid the bakery workers who bake 1000

pies for the occasion (did I mention

that number is strictly the pumpkin pies

baked?!). Currently, the building has

two entrances, one for dining in, and

the other for the book and gift shop.

Anna

Mae’s

3. The Orange Barn, is located on

Waterloo Street. A local couple, in

business for almost 40 years, have

supplied hundreds of people with a

taste of Florida and California sunshine

in the form of citrus, picked fresh and

trucked directly, one shipment per

month, December through March, each

season. The first shipment will arrive

on Dec. 4th and this is a first come first

serve drive through event this year. You

can find updates on their website at

www.orangebarn.ca

In addition to oranges and grapefruit,

the Erbs also sell orange TKO cleaners

and an assortment of fresh nuts

including one, two or thirty-pound

quantities of pecans. Payment is debit,

cash or cheque.

4. Millbank Family Furniture has

a brand new location beside Anna

Mae’s. You can wear off your lunch by

browsing! What better time to check

it out than in December? Guaranteed

you’ll find something to add to your

Christmas wish list! With a huge

showroom you’re allowed to dream big!

5. Christmas in the Village usually is

a Friday evening affair throughout the

town, with businesses staying open

late. It’s the first shipment of oranges,

with free snacks and other activities.

There are usually two short nativities

presented by local youngsters and

carollers on the streets, and also horse

drawn wagon rides. Publisher’s note:

This event has been cancelled for this

year, but look forward to it in the future.

6. Bauman’s Apiaries, Nicklin Street,

is “across the river” from the other

town businesses. You drive a winding

lane and suddenly you’re not in

town anymore, but on a family farm.

Once the bees are busy, the honey

is extracted twice a week on site. If

you’re after a large quantity of honey,

it’s more economical to bring your

own container. If you want a real treat,

try a jar of flavoured creamed honey.

Raspberry is my top pick! Honey is

available year round.

7. Although Zehr’s Country Market

carries Balderson Cheese, the closest

you’ll find to the original Millbank

brand is The Cheese Factory Outlet

store on Church Street—another fun

stop. Check out their variety of cheeses

and, also sold here, poultry products.

Our family enjoys the stuffed chicken

breasts; I’m recommending broccoli

and cheese.

Millbank Cheese Factory

8. On Main Street, almost across

from Zehrs, you’ll find Millbank Country

Hardware. If you can’t find the power

tool you’re after, you probably don’t

need it! Lots of brand names to choose

from at that. If you’re looking for deals

the time to come is in September for

their sale days.

9. Ladies, if the above interests the

men in your life more than you, you have

getaway options within five minutes, in

all directions, and they all involve fabrics

and/or quilts. To the south, in the next

“blink and you’ve missed it” village of

Poole, is Kathy’s Dry Goods. Newton is

home of E and E Cloth Creations (Edgar

and Emmaline Wagler just celebrated

their 30th anniversary in business!). As

Line 76 curves east changing it’s name

to William Hastings Line, you’ll turn left

onto Road 116 and find Quilts Galore

two farms down. Heading north from

Millbank on Road 121, take the first

side road east, first farm to the right,

and check out Conestoga Bird Feed.

Also on this farm you’ll find a small,

well-stocked dry goods store (and those

two adjectives are not exaggerated!).

10. Our parks. Pioneer Memorial Park

on Waterloo Street has new playground

equipment as well as a mown path

beside the muddy river. The Lyle Yost Ball

Diamond is at the east edge of town and

there’s also Morningdale Park, where on

one side of the river you’ll find the rest

area. You can follow the path down to

the creek and across the footbridge to

more shaded areas to explore. At the

top of the hill you’ll find the recently

restored Dunbar Family Log Cabin.

With a bit of luck, you’ll find someone

there working, and you’ll be able to

step inside. Also, running through our

town is the freshly resurfaced Guelph to

Goderich Trail (G2G).

10. There you have it. Ten reasons to

make Millbank a year round daytripping

destination.

The real way to explore? Ask a

local about more small, family-owned

businesses such as A-Z Gifts, Country

Dream Gifts, Albrecht’s Chainsaw

Service, Sunscape Greenhouse and

more, all within minutes of the village.

In the summer you’ll find roadside

produce stands, in the spring, it’ll

be maple syrup; eggs you can find

year round. Buy local, buy fresh!

There’s simply no end to daytripping

adventures.

Please note: all businesses are closed

on Sundays. Find more information at

www.millbankandarea.com

Millbank Family

Furniture

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The elderly man was oblivious to

the commotion he was creating on the

ward. He was far too busy trying to close

the large gap in his hospital gown.

“Nurse, what kind of a nightshirt

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Christmas at

Castle Kilbride Museum

The table is set, the trees are trimmed,

and the warmth and charm will kindle your

holiday spirit. A tour through historic

Castle Kilbride is truly a magical time.

When we celebrate Christmas with family and

friends, we have the Victorians to thank for many

of its joyful festivities and delightful customs.

Step back in time and take in the sights and

sounds of Castle Kilbride National Historic Site.

Christmas Holiday Hours

The Castle sparkles from

November 21st to January 3rd

Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm

Admission: Adult $9, Senior/Student $8, Child $5

Tickets must be purchased online.

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Please check our website or call

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519-634-8444 • 1-800-469-5576

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9

5-6

Laurie Clark Designs

3

In the former

B’s Hive building

9 Victoria St., Thamesville

Antiques

& Artisans

Local

Full Service Floral

and Gift Shop

519-692-3322 or 5519

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www.dalesantiquemarket.com

Something Fun for you or anyone on your list ~ unique Items from $10 and up!

75+ VENdORS • ANTIQUES • FOOD • washrooms

8898 longwoods rd, mount Brydges

www.brickyardantiques.com

10 min. west of london, exit 86 hwy. 402

wed-thurs 11-5 • fri-Sun 10-6

&M

Mennonite nite Furniture

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days

OPEN:

Thursday-Saturday,

10am-5pm

or by appointment 519-238-2880

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• Specialty Farms & Markets

• Craft Breweries & Wineries

• Quilt, Garden & Craft Shops

• Handcrafted Furniture

• Museums • Thrift Shops

• Places to Stay & Dine

• Live Theatre • Events

• So Much More!

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See all l this years

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This issue has 2 Sections

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DETROIT

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NIAGARA FALLS

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New York

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find all the shops in a region.

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at Crazy 8 Barn in Palmyra.

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TROYER’S SPICES

Santa likes

itspicy!

We specialize in

salt free blends & rubs

110 QUEEN ST. EAST, ST. MARYS

226-661-8777 • troyersspices.ca

Eclectic Treasure

Antiques to Every Day Needs

Virtual Tour on Google Maps

ST. MARYS

MUSEUM

Visit facebook.com/stmarysmuseum

for up to date information.

Admission by donation

177 Church St. S., Box 998

St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6

519-284-3556

Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

www.stmarysmuseum.ca

Discover Your Family Tree Here!

95 Queen St., St. Marys

Custom

Framing

• Conservation Framing • Needlepoint

• Shadow Box Framing • Limited Edition Prints

Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 519-284-4661

Thrift Store

A Resale Store

That's So Much More!

Clothing, Jewellery, Vintage Home Decor,

the Unique & More!

www.passitonstore.com

Tubing under the

lights at sundown!

• Refreshments

& food available

• Accommodations Available • Free Parking

www.rivervalleygolfandtube.com

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

519-284-0059

31 Water St. S., St.Marys

Village Craft & Candle

CANDLE FACTORY OUTLET ONSITE

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

Candle Store & so much more! TOYS GALORE!

Something for everyone on your list!

TONS OF CRAFTS

STUFFIES!

PUZZLES & BOOKS

villagecraftandcandle.com • info@vccandle.com

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

• Hand Made • Best Quality • None Finer

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

www.chocolatefactory.ca

Little Falls

Artisan

Crafters

Market

Over 100

Artisans

to choose

from!

Large, varied

selection

of interesting

gift ideas.

Headquarters

of popular

18” doll clothes.

Take Home a

Little Perth County!

83 Queen St. East

ST. MARYS •519-284-0433

www.littlefallscraftersmarket.com

Zenfire

Pottery

Over 50 local artisans, makers

& authors for your unique

gift giving this Christmas.

Pottery | Turned Wood Bowls

Cork Wallets & Bags | Jewellery

Zen, Nature & Children’s Books

All Natural Soap & Body Products

Zero Waste / Plastic Free Products

EXTENDED CHRISTMAS HOURS

OPEN Wednesday-Saturday • Mon/Tues by Chance

Hathaway

House

Bed &

Breakfast

44 St. Andrew

Street South

ST. MARYS

519-284-1137

"WE MAKE HOMEMADE EASY"

Healthy “make-at-home” Soups.

Savouries for the gourmet in all of us.

www.auntmillieskitchen.com

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

See website or call

store for hours

Local Honey &

Ready Made

Meals

Local Meats, Fresh Baking, Preserves,

Seasonal Produce & Maple Syrup

4074 Perth Line # 9, ST.MARYS

519-284-2564 www.mccullys.ca

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









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the checklists could wait and the bank accounts would be fine, for

Winter 2020/21


Lake Huron

MI

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NY

From ST. MARYS to EMBRO, PRINCETON & WOODSTOCK

Home of

Eddycrest Sewing

Furniture

Tues. to Fri.

10:30-3:30

Sat. 10:30-3

or by appt.

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

in Princeton

OPEN

Thurs. 11-4

Fri/Sat 11-5

Sun. 11-4

CHRISTMAS

OPEN HOUSE

Nov. 5-8

handcraed d & repurposed itemsi

www.theshopinprinceton.ca

686995 Hwy 2, PRINCETON (Blandford-Blenheim)

LargeL

Selection

o n

of o

Jigsaw

Come

Puzzles

P

Experience... ~

... a store like no other

Pottery

featuring the works of

~

Artisans from across Canada

Glass

~

and around the World.

J

Jewellery

An Amazing

~

Selection!

Toys &

Games

“Expect

EXTRA!!! Headlines

Actual headlines from many different newspapers.

You really have to laugh at how some headlines are worded!

Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers

Should Be Belted

Patina’s

Gifts of Art & Craft

Unusual”

112 Thames St. South, Ingersoll

519-485-6466 • Shop Online patinas.ca

EXTRA!!!

Survivor of Siamese

Twins Joins Parents

Screws, Abrasives,

Glues, Fittings & Hose

for Dust Collection,

Intarsia & Project

Patterns, Crafting and

Woodworking Supplies,

and a whole lot more that

we've been told you can't

find anywhere else!

all your project

supplies under

one roof!

WE WELCOME

ALL ELVES!

RETAIL STORE HOURS:

Monday-Friday

9am-5pm,

Saturday

9am-3pm

Drunk Gets

Nine Months

in Violin Case

Farmer Bill Dies

in House

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas

in Spacecraft

Stolen Paintings

Found by Tree

Kids Make

Nutritious

Snacks

Workshop

Supply Inc.

100 Commissioner St

EMBRO

1-800-387-5716

www.workshopsupply.com

Winter 2020/21 we had been given the most sacred gift of time.

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CLINTON

huronhoney

Antiques

Home Décor

Furishings

OPEN WED-SUN

anques.rad@gmail.com

79 ALBERT STREET, CLINTON

CLINTON, ARVA, STRATHROY, PARKHILL, ZURICH & MOUNT BRYDGES

43 Albert St.

CLINTON

226-457-0575

TUES to

FRI 10-5

SAT 10-2

ISS

OPEN!

shop local ~ support local

Honey for purchase -

see Instagram or call

519-476-592 for details.

Mennonite Furniture

A Rustic Home Decor

www.cinnamoncabinco.ca

KILDONAN HOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST

FRESH

LOCAL

APPLES • HONEY • JAMS • APPLE CIDER

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR • MAPLE SYRUP

PEANUTS • GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS

RADER FROZEN PIES • SEASONAL FRUIT

CRUNICAN

ORCHARDS

Since 1877

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10 min North of London at 15 Mile Rd

519-666-0286

Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5

CRUNICANORCHARDS.COM

SHOP

LOCAL

Order your traditional Christmas

baking... Quantities t large a g & small

l

Since 1946

•Breads •Pastries

•Pies •Cookies

•Custom Cakes

• Fruit Breads

Open Tues.-Sat: 9-5:30 • Fri 9-8

Also open Mondays in December

12 Front Street West

Strathroy • 519-245-0741

hamiltonsbakery.ca

63 Albert St, Clinton • 519-357-5168

www.dresstoimpressbridal.com

A must see store,

come & explore.

Gourmet Edibles

& One-of-a-Kind Items!

26 Isaac St., Clinton

Mon. to Fri. 9-5 • Sat. 9-4

Check Facebook for extended

Christmas Hours

519-482-1445

www.madeinhuron.com

71 KIRK ST, CLINTON

519-482-1163

A Healing Arts &

Energy Wellness Haven

Retail:

Crystals • Books • Oracle/Tarot Cards

Pottery • Incense • Artisan Crafts & Gifts

Services by Appointment:

• Spiritual Readings• Crystal Healing

• Reiki• ThetaHealing®• Reflexology• More

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

Ask about our private group bookings &

upcoming workshops, classes & events.

Your Open Door to Infinite Possibilities...

86 Albert Street, Clinton

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jackie@journeysofthesoul.ca

Christmas that I Remember

When I was a little girl back in Holland,

Christmas was very different than what

we are used to here today. Our Christmas

day was strictly a religious holiday and

attending church was the most important

part of the day. In the afternoon there

was always a children’s Christmas party

and we always got a book and a small

bag of treats.

Our Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) was held

on December 4th. At school we would

decorate a box. This would be for the

Sinterklaas parade held after school

when this box or basket would be used

for the treats. After an early

supper we would start getting

sort of nervous and excited at

the same time, for Sinterklaas

did not come during the night

while we were sleeping but

came through the front door.

First, Black Peter would

open the door just a crack

and toss pepernoten (small,

round, spiced cookies)

through the door. This way

we knew Sinterklaas was

almost there. By this time, I was

By Judy Lenting, Strathroy

hiding behind a big chair in our living

room scared stiff. Sinterklaas would

come in with a big sack and sit in the

best chair in the living room, He always

asked if any of us had been bad. After

this, things got better. Sinterklaas would

reach deep down into his bag and bring

up a present with a name on it and so it

went until the bag was empty.

This memory I have in my mind from

so long ago but it’s oh, so precious. We

kept this tradition after we came to

Canada. We would receive a big parcel

from grandparents in Holland and we

would be so excited opening

it up. Then the kids at

school would make fun of

us when we told them we

already had our presents

while they were waiting for

their “Christmas.” After a few

years, our Dutch Sinterklaas

tradition fell by the wayside

and we became more

“Canadianized.” They

were good times which

still have a place in my

memory.

• Liquid • Creamed • Comb

Nature’s

Power Food

• Honey Butter • Skin Creams

• Honey Spreads • BBQ Sauce & Mustard

• Bee Pollen • Bees for your own hive!

OPEN: Thursday u d

a

& Friday d y 9-5, Saturday t

10-3

3

www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

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

By Ruth Sharon

• CRANBERRY MATH: One 12 ounce bag = about 3

cups whole berries = about 2.5 cups finely chopped

berries. (Noteworthy: 1/2 cup contains only 25 calories)

• Only cook whole cranberries until they pop...longer

than that and they’ll turn to mush and start to get bitter.

• Adding 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to cranberries while

cooking neutralizes some of the fruit’s natural acidity,

which means you’ll need less sugar.

• To rehydrate dried cranberries, cover them with water, liqueur or other soaking

liquid in a medium bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 30 to 60 seconds. Let

stand for 5 minutes before using. Or, pour a very hot liquid over berries, cover and

let stand for at least 20 minutes.

• CRANBERRY TEA: In a saucepan bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Removing

from heat, add 4 green tea bags. Cover and let stand for 12 minutes. Remove and

discard tea bags. Cover and chill for 2 1/2 hours. Transfer chilled tea to serving

pitcher and stir in 2 cups cranberry juice. Serve over ice with fresh cranberry

garnish. Makes 4 (10 oz) servings.

• CRANBERRY PARTY MEATBALLS: These sauce recipes are loosely based on

accommodating approximately 2 lbs. (65-70 meatballs). Mix the following (option

1 or 2) and pour over meatballs placed in crock-pot. We recommend using a slow

cooker at low-setting for 4 hours.

• Cranberry Meatballs, Option 1: Combine 1 can (12 oz/348 ml) whole-berry

cranberry sauce, 1 bottle (12 oz) chili sauce, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1

tablespoon prepared mustard, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 cloves minced garlic.

• Cranberry Meatballs, Option 2: Combine 1 can (12 oz/348 ml) jellied

cranberry sauce, 1 cup ketchup, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon

lemon juice.

• CRANBERRY POPCORN BALLS: This is an old-school idea shared through

generations. Fun should never go out of style. In a large bowl, combine 8 cups of

fully-popped popcorn, 1 cup finely diced dried cranberries. Set aside. In a small

saucepan combine 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup maple

syrup. Heat until butter melts and mixture begins to boil, stirring often. Cook

until mixture thickens slightly (4 to 5 minutes). Pour over popcorn/cranberry

mixture. Stir and toss until coated. Dipping your hands in cold water, shape

popcorn mixture into 2 inch balls, applying firm pressure to hold shape. Place on

waxed paper to cool completely. Let stand for several hours (or overnight) to

harden. Makes 12 balls that are sweet to gift by wrapping in plastic wrap with

Christmas stickers on the outside.

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so I gathered the markers and crayons and paints,

Winter 2020/21


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Please make this a Small Business Christmas!

“He who has

no Christas

in his hear

will never find

Christas

under the tee.”

- Roy L. Smith

OPEN:


Discover the

Nicest Quilt Shop

in Strathroy!






Sewing Machine Sales & Service

Sew

Creative

• Sales • Service

A

Authorized Dealer

HANDI QUILTER

LONG ARM DEALER

Quilt Fabric &

Sewing Supplies

Celebrate

with Cranberries

Sewing machines and accessories are available.

Keep checking for available stock.

See what’s new or shop online

Curbside Service Still Available

ab

le

In the past several years, these little gems have

grown in popularity and use. Cranberries are often

associated with our festive season and boast of

being near the top of that highly regarded list of

“super foods” due to their notable nutrient content

and antioxidant qualities.

Cranberry Party Dip

1 (250 g) package cream cheese, softened

2/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

1/3 cup orange marmalade

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/3 cup slivered almonds

In a bowl, thoroughly mix together marmalade, pepper and cranberry sauce. Using a

9-inch pie plate, spread cream cheese evenly along bottom. Add cranberry mixture,

smoothing around the middle (it’s sometimes attractive to leave a white edging around

outside). Sprinkle top with almonds. Enjoy with crackers, pretzels or breadsticks.

Oven Baked Cranberry Dressing

You’ll find this traditional holiday dressing so delicious, you’ll likely make it again and again

to serve throughout the year. In addition to turkey, it complements pork and chicken dishes.

8 cups whole wheat dried bread cubes

(store bought or homemade)

2 cups COOKED crumbled sausage meat

(breakfast or Italian)

2 cups chicken broth

2 stalks celery, with leaves, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely diced

2 eggs

3/4 cup dried cranberries

2/3 cup toasted pecans, chopped

3 Tbsps. olive oil

4 Tbsps. fresh chopped parsley (divided)

1 1/2 Tbsps. fresh sage, finely chopped

3/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper

1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped

Non-stick cooking spray

In large fry pan, over medium-high heat, heat oil and add onions and celery. Cook

for 5 to 8 minutes, stirring often until celery is soft and onions are beginning to

brown. Stir in cranberries, sausage, 3 tablespoons of the parsley, pepper and

sage. Remove from heat and stir in pecans. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray

a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together broth/stock and eggs.

Stir in bread cubes and celery/cranberry mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined.

Transfer entire mixture to prepped baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 40

minutes, or until dressing is steaming hot. Remove foil and continue to bake for

an additional 10 minutes, browning the top and ensuring all is very warm

throughout. Garnish with remaining parsley.

Cranberry-Banana Loaf

You are sure to enjoy this appealing and moist holiday loaf. This recipe makes 2 loaves.

One for you and one worth sharing with friends, neighbours and loved ones.

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

2 cups mashed ripe bananas

2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. lemon juice

4 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy;

beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat

in bananas, vanilla and lemon juice. In a separate

bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking

soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture alternately

with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and

2 of milk. Fold in cranberries and pecans. Scrape

into 2 oil-sprayed loaf pans, smoothing top.

Bake in the centre of a preheated 350 degree F oven

until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean,

about 1 1/4 hours. Let cool in pan on a rack for 5

minutes. Remove from pan, let cool completely.

Wrap in plastic wrap; store at room temperature

for 24 hours before slicing.

(Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up

to 2 days or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and

freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries

or frozen cranberries

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup milk

22486 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

We want you & your

family to stay healthy

and safe during these

unusual ultmes!

times!

Wishing everyone

all the best in 2021!

25 Front St. W, Strathroy • 519-245-9923

It’s s worth the drive

to FORT ROSE!

Celebrate the

FESTIVE SEASON!

Give the Gift of Maple Syrup!

•At the breakfast table on pancakes &french toast

• Grilled cheese, maple glazed ham, carrots & squash

• Great addition to desserts & frostings

COOKBOOKS AVAILABLE

27382 Coldstream Rd. RR 5

PARKHILL • 519-232-9041

www.fortrose.ca

Monday d

to Saturday t

ay 10 am - 5 pm

NEW & USED BIKES

• Norco • Genesis • DCO

• Haro • Hutch • Evo

• Accessories • Repairs

• Same Day/Next Day Service

Deck out your bike with some safety

accessories or treat it to a tune up!

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com

~ OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK ~

29th Annual 2021

PANCAKE BRUNCH

INCLUDES: Pancakes, Sausage, Ham,

Muffins, Fruit Salad, Maple Baked Beans,

Coleslaw, Refreshments & Pure Maple Syrup

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY from

FEBRUARY 20th to APRIL 4th, 9am-2pm

& MARCH BREAK: Mon-Fri, March 15-19

Adults $15.00 • 12 & under $7.50 (tax included)

Maple Syrup Available Year Roundd

Store Open Daily 9am to 5pm

• See how Maple Syrup is made

• See our 8000 Tap Operation

• Sample Fresh Maple Syrup & Maple Butter

• Maple Products available for purchase

• Wagon Rides • School Tours

• Luncheon Meetings & Group Tours

• Large gravel parking lot

• Sugar House Visits Welcomed

Elginfield Rd.

81

17

Parkhill

7

Centre Rd

81

Bornish

Maintain your health

and the environment

by using your two

wheels to see

the countryside!

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

Winter 2020/21 I collected the nerf guns and assembled board games.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Stay two nights in LONDON and get one free - see details on this page!

In

Tribute

by Stan Scizlowski, Lasalle

from Daytripping Nov.-Dec. 2008

Here, at Cassino War Cemetery,

where the early morning shadows of

the Montecassino Heights steal slowly,

almost imperceptibly across the gateway

to the Liri Valley, lie buried the earthly

remains of our Canadian comrades.

They gave their lives in a just war to

preserve the freedoms we so dearly

cherish, and now they lie side by side

with their British and Commonwealth

comrades. The rich soil of Italy was

made richer by the flesh and blood they

had so freely given to it.

Their last resting place is one

of incomparable beauty, so nobly

designed, crafted and maintained.

Under the blue skies of spring and

summer the wayward breezes sigh

and murmur through the tall pines and

acacias. Within shade and out in the

warming sun stand rows upon rows of

white headstones that mark

the places where they sleep.

Bright flowering shrubs and

plants grow above them,

and the green, green grass

on which we walk is of the

land they called home. They

are heroes. They gave their

‘all’ as they stood at the

threshold of what should

have been an abundant and

satisfying life. Their dreams

and the dreams of those

who loved them have been

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shattered on the hard anvil of war.

They know no more weariness

or pain, nor exulting joy, nor tears of

sadness, nor the torments of anger and

despair. They are sleeping. They have

known not the soft caress of a woman’s

love, nor the love of a child in their

arms. So much has been denied them.

They awake not to bright dawns nor

hear the thunder and see the flash of

summer’s storms. The leaves of autumn

scattered not to their tread, nor the

joys of spring greet them in all its glory.

They are sleeping. Though the world

has trembled again and again to the

loud and frightful sounds of war, they

feared not, for their peace is forever.

They have fought the good fight,

have laid down their arms, and are

resting, a sleep that knows no waking,

no tomorrow. We who have walked

safely out of the shadows of the valley

of death will always remember them.

Yes, we will remember them until that

time when we are to climb the long

stairway to eternity.

“They were only in the morning of

their lives when the golden trumpets

called them to eternity.”

MI

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with a wink and a smile I moved on to schoolwork:

Winter 2020/21


Please tell our advertisers you’re Daytripping - they need to know their ads work

You’re

Too Kind!

Words of congratulations from our customers, contributors

and readers on our 25th Anniversary.

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

please email them to info@daytripping.ca.

Six years ago, my husband and I moved from Prince George, BC to

Rodney, Ontario to retire. Neither of us were the least bit familiar with

lovely southwestern Ontario. Our neighbour from across the street, upon

hearing where we moved from, came over with five or six past editions of

the Daytripper. Did we pour over those copies! We enjoyed every page.

Since then, we have made many daytripping excursions based on what

business and features we have become aware of within your paper. We

love your “biggest little paper” and are always happy to snag ourselves a

new edition and continue exploring.

Happy 25th! And don’t be plan’n on going anywhere soon.

Marney Cloutier, Reader

Congratulations to you Daytripping. I love advertising in this paper. A lot

of people find me throught this paper. It is always a pleasure to talk to

Rhonda and designing a new ad goes very smoothly. Thank you all so

much. We at Westland Greenhouses are also celebrating this year. We

immigrated from Hollland exactly 20 years ago, bought a potato field and

started this business. Have a great day.

Westland Greenhouses GB. INC

Paul & Anita VanAdrichem

To all the wonderful folks at ‘Daytripping’: CONGRATULATIONS on your

¼ century celebration of one of the most informative, fun embracing,

supportive magazines around!

Its is several years ago that I first picked up your three part, jam full, newsy

paper in Bayfield; on that hot summer day, my husband and I sat on a

bench under a shade tree, reading the articles, passing the sections back

and forth, sharing a chuckle or two at the pieces we read. When I saw the

ad requesting writers to submit I was thrilled to think I might get

something I wrote in print, so you can imagine how ‘beyond thrilled’ I

was when my first tiny article was published in the Dayripper!!!! Again I

thank you!

Happy 25th Daytripping – keep on printing!

Laurie BurrowsBreakey, Southampton, Contributor

Congratulations Mark and staff....25 years, quite an accomplishment. The

hard work and dedication required resulting in The Daytripper, a truly

remarkable publication, is evident in each and every issue. The unique

destinations located in “our own backyard” are endless, and thanks to

you and your staff, we are continually reminded that many treasures await

our arrival. Thank you also for allowing me to be one of your contributors.

I am honoured to be included on your list of featured writers.

Betty Popelier, Contributor

“One of the most

glorious messes in the

world is the mess

created in the living

room on Christas Day.

Don’t clean it up

too quickly.”

A M Garden

&

- Andy Rooney

• Home décor items

• Vintage collecbles

• Fresh wreaths, greens

& cedar roping

• Custom arrangements

• Pre-made urn Insets

• Everything you need

to make your own urn

CHRISTMAS

OPEN HOUSE

Nov.

FRESH CUTPREMIUM

TREES!

No hassle tree stands with free tree drilling.

Centre

4171 Col. Talbot Rd.

LONDON (Lambeth)

519-652-3539

One of London’s largest selections of Christmas décor!

Door Prizes & Goodies

www.amgardencentre.ca

Birdie’s Nest

“We shop the World for You!”

• An Experience in Home Design • Fashion Boutique

• Jewellery • Handcrafted Furniture

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From Vietnam,

India,

Indonesia n &Mexico

& Mexico...

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Simple & Elegant Furniture,

Baskets & Pillows

After purchasing Andy’s Drive-In we knew we wanted to support

businesses that help support unique little businesses through advertising.

With that in mind, we headed out to contact Mark at Daytripping

because we knew they had the best exposure for us and we wanted to

provide our “daytripping customers” with a great experience when they

stopped in for a step back into time with our Retro 50’s Inspired Diner.

Mark & his team with their expertise helped us choose what would be

best suited for our location, we appreciate the superior customer service

we receive from him & the staff.

We’ve been dealing with Mark & Daytripping for eight seasons and we

“Love it” and best of all - so do our customers! Thank You.

Dale & Michele Docker, Owners, Andy's Drive-In & Andy's on Wheels

Congratulation on 25 years. A real milestone. Daytripping is a fantastic

publication.

I read every issue from front to the back, consuming every article and

loving the statements along the bottom borders. I enjoy the colourful

advertisements. I was at a meeting yesterday and the latest issues were

piled there. I'm glad I could grab my copy because they were

disappearing before my eyes.

Good luck for the next 25 years.

Esther Meerschaut, Contributor

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• Candles

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90 PARK AVE., E. • 519-354-4040

Monday to

Saturday

10am-6pm

Sunday

11am-5pm

Winter 2020/21 math facts and science and vocabulary words.

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Call or visit

our website

for the perfect

arrangement.

8966 Furnival Rd. South, RODNEY • 519-785-0487 • www.eriegarden.com

Home Décor

Accents

Gifts

Jewellery

Accessories

~RETAILER~

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

Open Daily

10 to 4

Country

Christmas Show

November 13 to 15

Friday 1-9 pm, Saturday 10-5

Sunday 12-4

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

Tasty Sweets

Cafe & Bakery

180 Main i Street, t West t Lorne

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after your Christmas...

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• Decadent Desserts

• Fresh Breads & Baking Daily

• Breakfast & Lunch Cafe Menu

~ all homemade from scratch

• Catering

519-768-0044

Mon.-Fri. 7-3:30, Sat. 84S 8-4, Sun. 9-1

Closed first Sunday of each month

Two Great Shops - 174 Currie Road, Duon

E & E All Occasion

Wedding Decor & Gis

Christmas is Here!

ShopOur Wide Selecon of

Christmas Decor & Gis

Working together

as a community...

Bring in a non-perishable

food or a toy and get

10% OFF your purchase.

Mon-Fri 10-5 • Sat 10-4

519-762-3434

Crafts Plus

Not Just Crafts!

Exciting News!

Christmas is Coming!

• Giftware & Decor

• Childrens’ Books

• Cards, Gift Bags & Boxes

• Stationery • Craft Supplies

Watch for

Christmas Specials

Closed Mon • Tues−Fri 10-5 • Sat 10−4

519-762−3550

SHOP LOCAL - WIN CASH FOR CHRISTMAS!

Important Warnings

On the "CycleAware" helmet-mounted mirror:

"Remember: Objects in the mirror are actually behind you."

On a large folding cardboard sunshade for car windscreens:

"Do not attempt to operate vehicle with sunshade in place."

On a car lock which loops around both the clutch pedal

and steering wheel:

"Warning - Remove lock before driving."

On a packet of juggling balls:

"This product contains small granules under 3 millimeters. Not suitable

for children under the age of 14 years in Europe or 8 years in the USA."

On a packet of Nytol sleeping tablets:

"Warning: may cause drowsiness."

On a packet of peanuts served on an internal flight in China:

"Open packet and eat contents." (in Chinese and English)

On 500g packets of Sainsbury's peanuts:

"Contains nuts."

Seen on a camera:

"This camera only works when there is film inside."

On a bottle of flavoured milk drink:

"After opening, keep upright."

On a can of windscreen de-icing spray:

"Spray works in sub-zero temperatures."

On a can of insect spray:

"Kills all kinds of insects! Warning: This spray is harmful to bees."

A different brand of insect spray:

"Kills flies, wasps, mosquitoes, midges and other flying insects.

Not tested on animals"

From

My two friends and my husband

and I finally got our hands on the

Daytripper (missed this paper during

the pandemic). It felt so good to go

through the pages again. Happy 25th

anniversary by the way!

Pinecroft, Aylmer

Anyway we all decided to go through

the paper and jot down things we would

like to do and then we got together on

a Thursday and compared notes.

Well there were a lot of things that

we picked out the same and few

different things, too.

We hit the road leaving

Sarnia and we drove to

Aylmer and Pinecroft—

great food, beautiful setting

and a unique store. A must

visit for anyone reading the

Daytripper. We left there and

headed to the Urban Wheel in

Tillsonburg. A very unique store…

kind of country, kind of variety,

kind of craft-type store. From there we

Our Readers

By Carrie Durance, Sarnia

ended up in Tillsonburg at the Antique

Mall. Another great find that brings

you down memory lane, and is well

laid out and organized. We then went

to Delhi Quance Park. Beautiful setting,

unique buildings—kind of like a hiking

trail within the park.

From there we made

our way to the Rustic

Feather Barntique near

Walsh. I recommend

stopping there because

it is so neat that they

transformed the barn

on their property into

a beautiful store. The

owner did say that they

will be expanding next

year and was so glad

she posted an ad in the

Daytripper. She has had

so many people stop out since she did.

We love the Daytripping crowd. We all

should be proud of them for helping the

local unique stores in our

own back yard.

This paper is the

best treasure hunt

of stores put all in

one little package.

Keep up the

great job of

giving us things

to explore and

fill our days with

joy. Here’s hoping

for another 25 years

of the best newsprint an

individual can find!

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I laughed as I thought it, in spite of myself,

Winter 2020/21


Lake Huron

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Remember that the info in any ad may have changed since we printed on Oct. 24th

This issue was printed on Oct. 24th

Please Remember...

that much may have changed since

this issue came out, and we’re hoping

that it’s continually for the better.

Masks will be required in some places.

Please be prepared, and call or go to

our customers websites or social

media sites for updates.

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Incubating • Raising •Finishing • Showing

Country Living

Diverse and unique products

for Country Living

Kitchenware

BRING your BUBBLE

Shopping to BERRY HILL

November 3 to

December 23

Tuesday through Thursday

6-7 pm, 7-8 pm, 8-9 pm

Max 3 bubbles per hour, maximum 15 people.

Reserve your bubble time: info@berryhill.ca

MON-FRI 10 to 6

SAT 10 to 5 • SUN 11 to 5

Please confirm hours on our website.

HOME

Interior Decor • Candles

Kitchen Gadgets

Canning Equipment

Cheesemaking

Cookstoves • Grain Mills

YOUR STYLE

Women’s n’sFa Fashions

Accessories & Jewellery

GARDENING

Hand & Garden Tools

Wind Chimes

Planters & Sprayers

Rain Barrels

Outdoor Clocks

Flags & Poles

Weathervanes

Thermometers

Outdoor Cooking

BIRDING

Houses & Feeders

Bird Baths

Purple Martin Houses

Wild Bird Feed

Wild Bird Books & CD’s

Heated Pet Products

Pest Control & more!

HOBBY FARM

Incubators

Waterers & Feeders

Windmills

Poultry Processing

Equipment

Beekeeping Equipment

Rabbit Raising

Equipment

www.BerryHill.ca

75 Burwell Road, St. Thomas

519-631-0480 • 1-800-668-3072

OPEN

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Try our famous homemade french fries,

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

The Carpenter

Author

An elderly carpenter was ready to

retire. He told his employer/contractor

of his plans to leave the house-building

business and live a more leisurely life

with his wife, enjoying his extended

family. He would miss the paycheque,

but he needed to retire. They could

get by.

The contractor was sorry to see his

good worker go, and asked if he could

build just one more house as a personal

favour. The carpenter said yes, but in

time it was easy to see that his heart

was not in his work. He resorted to

shoddy workmanship and used inferior

materials.

It was an unfortunate way to end his

career. When the carpenter finished his

work and the builder came to inspect

the house, the contractor handed the

front door key to the carpenter. “This

is your house,”

Over 109 YEARS the Same!

782-4390

269 Sunset Drive

ST. THOMAS

519-631-7264

unknown

he said, “my gift to you.”

What a shock! What a shame! If he

had only known he was building his

own house he would have done it all

so differently. Now he had to live in the

home he had built none to well.

So it is with us. We build our lives in

a distracted way reacting rather than

acting, willing to put up with less than

the best. At important points we do not

give the job our best effort. Then with

a shock, we look at the situation we

have created and find that we are now

living in the house we have built. If we

had realized that, we would have done

it differently.

Think of yourself as the carpenter.

Think about your house. Each day you

hammer a nail, place a board, or erect

a wall, build wisely.

It is the only life you will ever build.

Even if you live it for only one day more,

that day deserves to be lived graciously

and with dignity.

The plaque on the wall says, “Life is

a do-it-yourself project.” Who could

say it more clearly?

Your life today

is the result of

your attitudes

and choices in

the past. Your life

tomorrow will be

the result of your

attitudes and the choices you make

today.

Winter 2020/21 “what if quarantine can heal our emotional health?” (continued on page 39)

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TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

CIDER, MEAD, WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

I Southwestern Ontario boasts some excellent

Craft Breweries, Wineries & Cideries!

Take a Daytrip to Shale Ridge Farm in Thedford

Handcrafted Ciders

Open Sat. & Sun.10-5

9090 Widder Rd.,

Thedford

shaleridgeestatewinery.com

Come to our Jobsite Brewing Co.

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Brewery & Taproom

stonepickerbrewing.com

7143 Forest Road,

Plympton-Wyoming

(4km South of Forest)

with Wood Fired Pizza!

Please check out

our website for details.

www.jobsitebrewing.ca

45 Cambria St. • Stratford

Producer of quality spirits

including Gin, Vodka,

Whisky & Liqueurs...

& our own Hand Sanitizer.

45 Cambria St. • Stratford

519-305-5535 • www.junction56.ca

We have room

for more

customers -

Try us!

GOOD BEER &

TASTY FOOD

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96 Norfolk St. S.

SIMCOE

519-428-2886

"Brew'd @ The Blue"

www.blueelephant.ca

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RAMBLIN’ ROAD

BREWERY FARM

Come in to sample or

purchase our farm

fresh premium beers!

“Lunch Menu

at The Roost”

www.ramblinroad.ca

2970 Swimming Pool Rd., LA SALETTE

Ontario, N0E 1H0 • 519-582-1444

Hand Sanitizer

Made & Sold at:

• Blue Elephant

• Junction 56

Ontario’s First

Meadery!

Crafting the Oldest Alcoholic Drink on Earth!

- Best Served Chilled in Good Company

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3115 River St., ALVINSTON

519-847-5333 • www.munrohoney.com

NEW !

• Hard Cider and Perry

• Apple Wine • Ice Cider

• LIKE US ON

Gift Boutique

Bottom Borders: Sunny days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days

JANUARY to MAY:

Saturdays 9-5 • Sundays 1-5

JUNE to DECEMBER:

Monday-Saturday 10-5 • Sundays 1-5

8169 KENNEDY LINE

THEDFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA

519-296-5556 or 519-296-5558

www.twinpinesorchards.com


- Southwestern Ontario Map -

Unique Shops,

Stops and Websites

This pullout map appears in each issue of

Daytripping

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

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements

in Daytripping can be found within these four pages.

When travelling

to a town,

be sure to check

these lisngs!

Find more great stops on our FEATURE PAGES:

“Where You Should Eat” (See PAGE 3

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

Index)

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

#1

DAYTRIPPER

THE

Map & Wed Listing

DI R EC T O R Y

Remember, that all of our customers, events,

links & more can be found on our website!

Visit us at...

Four Page

Pullout

Secon!

www.daytripping.ca

ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

Home Hardware 519-293-3202

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum 888-773-2955

www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spicer’s Bakery 519-773-8404

www.spicersbakery.ca

The Wood Connection (Copenhagen) 519-773-9049

The Woodpecker Solid Wood Furniture 519-765-4771

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

BEACHVILLE O-11

Beachville District Museum 519-423-6497

www.beachvilledistrictmuseum.ca

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

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

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

Benmiller Inn & Spa 1-800-265-1711

www.benmiller.ca

BIRR L-11

BLENHEIM H-17

BLYTH L-6

Blyth Festival Theatre 1-877-862-5984

www.blythfestival.com

BOTHWELL I-15

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

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

www.parksblueberries.com

&

on

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BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

www.serenitycountrycandles.com

BRIGHT P-10

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

Tourism Burlington 877-499-9989

www.tourismburlington.com

BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

CAMBRIDGE R-9

McDougall Cottage Historic Site 519-624-8250

www.mcdougallcottage.ca

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

www.southworksantiques.com

CAMLACHIE

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152

www.thestonehouse.ca

CAYUGA U-12

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560

www.ruthvenpark.ca

CHATHAM G-17

Chatham-Kent Tourism --

www.chatham-kent.ca

Birdie’s Nest 519-354-4040

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

R. B. Fabrics 519-351-7693

www.rbfabrics.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

CLIFFORD O-4

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

COLDSTREAM K-12

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

Courtland Collectables 519-429-8566

Find us on Facebook

DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

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

www.johncyoungdesign.com

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

Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794

DORCHESTER N-12

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

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

www.uncletomscabin.org

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

DUNDAS T-10

Dundas Downtown BIA --

www.downtowndundas.ca

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-8266

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Earthly Elements 519-776-7111

Find us on Facebook

Eh Little Bit Of 519-776-7120

Find us on Facebook

Essex BIA 519-776-9811

www.essexbia.com

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

Our readers want to discover the most

Unique Shops,

Stops & Events

in Southwestern Ontario!

To Advertise in an Upcoming Issue,

Call us at ... 1-800-667-0337

GLENCOE J-14

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

GRAND BEND J-9

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321

www.westlandgreenhouses.com

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

ddontario.com/daviesantiques/

HARROW B-20

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

www.blimeys.ca

Full Circle Thrift Shop 519-738-6202

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

ILDERTON L-11

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

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

Find us on Facebook

KENT BRIDGE H-16

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATIONS H-10

Thunderbird Crafts Trading Post 519-786-4775

www.thunderbirdcrafts.com

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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

LAMBETH M-11

Spicer’s Bakery 519-281-5438

www.spicersbakery.ca

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

LANGTON Q-14

LASALLETTE Q-13

LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193

www.peleewings.ca

LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

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

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

Birdie’s Nest 226-663-7193

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Brydges Vintage & Collectibles 519-453-8993

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

Cardinal Books 519-854-0006

www.merebooks.com

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

Find us on Facebook

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

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

Meaford Museum 519-538-5974

www.meafordmuseum.ca

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

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

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

MILVERTON O-7

MITCHELL M-8

MOORETOWN E-13

Moore Museum 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

MORPETH I-17

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

&

FARM MARKETS

on pages

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things 519-282-0863

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

WIndmill Country Market 519-484-9955

www.thewindmill.ca

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

Nith Valley Apiaries 519-662-3165

www.nithvalleyapiaries.ca

Oak Grove Cheese House 519-662-1212

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

NEWTON O-7

E&E’s Cloth & Creations 519-595-8569

www.eandeclothandcreations.com

Magpie Cottage Canadian Boutique 519-501-7356

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Y-10

NIXON R-13

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

Find us on Facebook

OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/oil

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

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

www.johnmhall.ca

Mary Maxim 888-442-2266

www.marymaximretail.ca

The Peddlar 519-802-8199

www.thepeddlar.com

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Grays Flowers & Gifts 519-882-1330

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

The Stitcharie 519-882-3454

www.stitcharie.com

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

PINE RIVER K-3

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Port Dover Tourist Information 519-583-1314

www.portdover.ca

Erie Beach Hotel 519-583-1391

www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

PORT STANLEY M-15

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Port Stanley Terminal Rail 519-782-3730

www.pstr.on.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

Shop in Princeton an Artisan Shop 226-883-0630

www.theshopinprinceton.ca

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

RUTHVEN D-20

ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

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

www.roberthalloriginals.com

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

ST. MARYS N-10

ST. THOMAS M-14

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

www.stepac.ca

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190

Find us on Facebook

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480

www.berryhilllimited.com

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691

www.briwoodfarmmarket.com

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264

www.canadale.com

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460

www.elgin-county.ca

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca

Medlyn Stained Glass & Jewellery Studio 519-633-3773

www.medlynstudio.com

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Spicer’s Bakery 519-207-1740

www.spicersbakery.ca

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

Find us on Facebook

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

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

Sarnia Tourism Information 800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

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

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

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

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

SEAFORTH L-7

SELKIRK U-14

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

Capitol Arts Market 519-900-9355

www.capitolartsmarket.com

The Rustic Feather Barntique 519-420-9662

www.rusticfeatherbarntique.ca

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

Bottom Twin’s Ice Cream Borders: (May-Oct) Sunny 519-586-7994 days / Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days

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

Find out...

Where You

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on page 39


Southwestern

Restaurants,Tearooms, Cafés

(and a lunch

Ontario’s BEST...

counter or two!)

Where You Should Eat

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

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

ANDYS CORNERS

Andy’s Drive-In

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

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

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

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Serving lunch daily 11 to 3.

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

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere. Open Mon. to Sat.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

ILDERTON

The Village Teapot

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

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

Wed. to Sat. 11-2:30.

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

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

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

KINGSVILLE

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

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

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

Links to these establishments on our website...

www.Daytripping.ca

Now, More Than Ever

Chili Sauce. There is a specific chili

sauce that I love from an Ontario farm

located close to Lake Huron. I have jars

in my fridge and pantry all year long.

And then, early 2020 happened. My

husband and I adhered to the stay at

home notices and during that time I

fretted that he was using too much of

my beloved chili sauce. Shopping trips

were limited to my local grocery store,

where selection of many food products

was limited, or non-existent and chili

sauce was limited to a product no longer

produced in Canada. It was stunning

to see empty shelves in a Canadian

grocery store.

From this event two very important

ideas become crystal clear:

By Laurie Dunbar, London

Please Remember...

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

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

Please keep that in mind and call in advance.

LISTOWEL

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

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

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

MILLBANK

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407

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

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca

MT. PLEASANT

The Windmill Country Market

701 Mount Pleasant Road, Brant 519-484-9955

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

Giware. Bus tours welcome. www.thewindmill.ca

NEW SARUM

New Sarum Diner

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

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

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

1) supporting our locally produced

food supply is not just a thoughtful

thing to do, or a special treat for

us, it is critical to our success as

a province and as a country. Give

away our food supply and we

are forever dependant on other

countries. A country the size of

Canada should be able to provide

a substantial amount of our own

food requirements.

2) I hesitate to pay $3.00 for jam

in a national grocery chain, but I

willingly shell out $6.00 for a local

farm produce jam. Why? Because

they taste better, and I understand

the ingredients on the label.

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Great views from our pao.

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

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

POINT EDWARD

Salvatore’s Traoria é Ristoranté 519-344-2855

105 Michigan Ave. www.salvatoresinpoint.com

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

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

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

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

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

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

I realize not everyone can

afford that, but the foundation

of economics comes into play

here—supply and demand.

The more people want it,

the more produced, and the

lower the overall price. More

importantly, we secure our

food supply.

From this point forward, I

pledge to support Canadian

farmers to the best of my

ability, purposely sourcing

and promoting locally grown

fruit, vegetables, meat and

dairy, as well as products like

jams, preserves, and I will

support butchers, wineries and craft

beer producers and other producers of

food in Ontario.

In addition, I will frequent small

independent restaurants that promote

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.

Coyle’s Country Store,

Tillsonburg

PORT DOVER

Erie Beach Hotel - Cove Room & Terrace Room

19 Walker Street 519-583-1391

Lunch & dinner daily. Famous for Lake Erie perch & pickerel.

Steps to the beach. Take out available. www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS

SARNIA

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

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

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

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

STRATHROY

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering

71 Frank Street 519-205-1500

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

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

TAVISTOCK

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.

Serving breakfast all day.

VITTORIA

The Good Bread Company Gallery Café 519-428-1300

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

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

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

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

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

local products. Many of these businesses

may be found within the pages of this

paper.

Ontario needs our help to rebuild,

employ our people, and support our

farms, now more than ever.

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Interesting &

Intriguing Seeds

By Agnes Burroughs, Dorchester

You knew winter was coming right?

All the signs were there—colder breezes,

flakes in the air, and now there may be

piles of fluffy, white snow surrounding you

and your house.

At times like these I look in to the

wonderfully colourful seed catalogues I

have stashed alongside my reading chair.

I myself find this is the only time after my

outdoor chores are done that I can sit back

and not feel guilty about doing something

indoors, and I devour my seed catalogues

without feeling the need to get out and get

something done. You should try it.

The best part about the seed catalogues

are the wonderfully glossy true-to-color

photos with each write-up: huge shiny

red tomatoes and teeny radishes, yellow

peppers and golden beets, plus glowing

orange carrots that you can

almost feel their texture

and taste their freshness.

Forget the outdoors—it will

still be there when you look

again, but once you have

refreshed your soul with

these catalogues you will

be ready to attack that big

snowdrift with more vigor

knowing the snow is a poor

man’s fertilizer, and we

need it for better growing

next season.

You can stick with the tried and true,

like you have done each winter, or you

could try something completely different.

Be sure to research each seed and plant

before ingesting or imbibing to be safe.

There are a number of heirloom seed

catalogues with some truly interesting

facts that I find intriguing. Perhaps you

have come from a coastal background,

and miss the salty and seaweed-y flavour

of younger days. Have I got a plant for you.

It is called Oyster Leaf, and apparently

has just the flavour you are looking for.

The write-up says it is difficult to grow but

one bite is worth the struggle. Now that is

a challenge you might possibly be ready

for right now.

I found this listing rather strange,

as I dig out this plant with a vengeance

everywhere I see one sprouting. Burdock

can be grown for it’s wondrous flavour

and length (crazy or what! The gardeners

build actual burdock boxes to accomodate

the length of the burdock!) It has a thin

outer skin with a crisp flesh and is a

staple in many Japanese recipes. Maybe I

have been going at this all wrong. Maybe

I should be encouraging the plant and

selling it to my neighbours!

Stunningly beautiful blue, the Double

Blue Butterfly Pea has huge double

blooms on a vining plant. This beautiful

plant is a natural food dye and can be

made into a soothing tea to calm your

nerves. Something fun to try is to add a

drop of lemon into the tea, and the drink

turns instantly bright pink.

Fenugreek with it’s aromatic leaves is

a popular pot herb to try this year. The

leaves are used in curry powder, imitation

flavourings and as a coffee substitute and

tasty tea. Another fun fact, if you eat the

seeds from this plant you will smell like

maple syrup—is that Canadian or what?

The description for this seed really

caught my mouth, as I do suffer from

canker sores after I have eaten one too

many bushels of tomatoes from the

never ending supply in July. This potent

little yellow plant is called the Toothache

Plant and actually makes your mouth feel

numb for up to 15 minutes. It’s worth a

try, because I just can’t not eat one more

tomato with buttery toast and a bit of salt

and mayo. Is your mouth watering like

mine?

Job’s Tears is an herb, grain and an

ornamental bead all wrapped into one

easy-to-grow plant. Graceful corn-type

bladed leaves with delicate inconspicuous

flowers yield pea-like seeds. Cookbook

authors call it “the next cult gluten-free

grain” and “an unusual, versatile and

beneficial little weirdo.” I have grown this

one, and it is all that the write-up says,

and unfortunately a lovely seed for those

cute little chipmunks to dig up and eat. I

guess they are with the times and have

heard of the gluten-free properties.

If you are adventurous with your salads,

perhaps you would like to try pansies and

nasturtiums for a tasty treat, as well as

enjoy their colourful beauty in pots near

your deck.

Edible Black pearl ornamental peppers

have unique pure black leaves and shiny

peppers that are similar to pearls. Easy to

grow plants that have edible peppers, but

boy, are they hot!

The list is endless, and once you start

it’s hard to say no to all the wondrous

possibilities you could enjoy this coming

season. Don’t limit yourself and enjoy

every minute you spend perusing all the

seed catalogues. The snow will wait.

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Winter 2020/21


Remember, this is your experience. Stay overnight, choose your own adventure.

ANNANDALE

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

30 Tillson Ave

TILLSONBURG, ON

www.tillsonburg.ca

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A warm & elegant Christmas season in

this National Treasure, Annandale House.

During the Yuletide season, the first floor

of the house is decked in Yuletide splendour.

“Christmas at Annandale” decorations

and exhibit themes change annually.

Nov. 30-Dec. 30, 9-3 Mon-Fri

Nov. 30 - Dec. 30: An Ornamental Christmas Display

Christmas Ornament Making Workshops:

Adults - Dec. 16 - $5/pp • Children Dec. 22 - $5/pp

Daily at 2 pm from

Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 $15/person | 6 per tour

Christmas tea and private tour of “An Ornamental

Christmas” and “Christmas on the First Floor”

Mon to Fri 9-3 • Call 519-842-2294 to reserve a tour.

“I stopped believing

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I was six. Mother

took me to see him

in a deparent

store and he asked

for my autogaph.”

- Shirley Temple

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GIFTS • BOOKS

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Monday to Friday

10 am to 5 pm

Saturday

10 am to 4 pm

See website

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the findings that bring you home

The newly renovated store will bring a

“Home Away from Home” feel to

Tillsonburg, carrying similar items as

before, but with an added dimension

focused on inspirational gifts & books,

and a comfortable atmosphere.

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• signs • wall art • outdoor cement décor • pottery

• macramé • jewellery • photography • woodworking

• seasonal décor/giftware available year round

• Antique & Nostalgia • Garden & Patio Furnishings

• Collectable Toys/Games • Elvis/Coke Collectables

PLUS • The Rustic Wedding Decor Rentals

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NOV. 12 - Various Artists

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DEC. 4 - Handel’s Messiah

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Alice

Street

It’s a new location for Tom and Sheila,

and the 5th time in 20 years that Boomer’s

Old Tin Toys have moved around on

this same street in Waterford. They have

already expanded their “multi-vendor”

store. Besides themselves, there are 16-

17 other dealers at this location with

approximately 2500 square feet of floor

space. This new location is

very bright, spacious, not

too crowded—I liked it as

soon as I walked in. The

other dealers in the store

have a bit of everything,

from smalls to furniture

and many carry advertising

signs and nostalgia as well.

As always, Tom Villenueve’s

(“Boomer’s”) specialty is

antique and vintage toys

and signs.

Tom has always had a fine eye for

great vintage toys, from way back in

his days at Jordan Station in Jordan,

Ontario. Tom remembers being a dealer

that had a bit of everything back then,

trying to find a niche... but one day,

he had a Marx, battery operated,

tin chicken. When he turned

it on and the wings started

flapping and the chicken

started clucking and scooting

across the floor, he saw that

all the people in the store had

stopped and were smiling with

enjoyment. He was hooked on toys.

The old toys evoke fond memories—

memories of our childhood—with tin

toys, pedal cars, dolls or teddy bears,

there is a “kid” left in all of us.

ANTIQUE MARKET

Story and photos by

Randy Goudeseune, Delhi

So Tom looks for fine, tin, working

wind-ups from Germany, like Bing,

Distler, Schucco and many

more from that great era.

Also beautiful tin wind-up

boats as seen in the photo

of Tom. He has great vintage

battery ops from Japan, like

battery operated tanks,

tin cars, and space toys.

There is a renewed interest

in pressed steel toys and

pressed steel trucks like

Lincoln and Minitoy, and

he has so many fantastic toys for any

discerning collector.

Since reopening in the last week of

May 2020, Tom says he’s never looked

back. The first week was fabulous

for sales and the business has been

gangbusters since reopening. There

is no slowing “Boomer” down

and his vendors are also happy

with sales.

If you want to see museum

quality antique toys and

maybe want to purchase

some, go to Alice Street Antique

Market in Waterford. The store is

closed Monday and Tuesdays as are

some of the other stores in town, but

Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

you’ll find Tom and Sheila tending their

“trade” at Alice Street Antique Market.

15 Lamport Street • Vittoria • 519-428-1300

• Special Hours Wed-Sun 10-4 (Closed Mon-Tues)

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A very elderly gentleman in

his 90's, very well groomed,

great looking suit, smelling of

a good after-shave, walks into

an upscale cocktail lounge.

Seated at the bar is an elderly

lady, about mid 80's. The

gentleman walks over, sits

alongside of her, orders a

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Wild Animal Rescue

Dad tells me that on

occasion he and Mom

get calls from people

asking if the family

still takes injured and

orphaned animals. I

should say Dad is almost

ninety-years-old and

there have not been kids

out on the farm to help

with the care and raising

of animals for decades.

When we were young

with 10 kids on the

place, care, even for

very young animals was

possible. The work of feeding babies

every two hours could be split up and in

the summer we didn’t have to be away

for school.

There were kittens and puppies

of course, as well as a variety of wild

creatures. Most of our rescues were

mammals but, some were birds, such

as Jack the Canada Goose.

Jack had been shot and simply

needed time to heal and recover his

strength. He stayed with us from early

spring, eating grain and grass in the

yard and swimming in the pond until in

the fall a south-bound flock spotted him

and landed.

The wild geese honked and called

to Jack encouraging him to join the

migration. He answered, clearly telling

them they should just stay with him; he

had a good set up on the farm, his own

private pond, all the grass and grain he

could eat and humans and a dog that

actually protected him.

In the end the wild geese convinced

Jack to go back to his wild ways and they

all left together for southern climes. We

were never sure if Jack was among them

but, for several springs after, a flock of

geese would stop at the farm for a meal

and some R and R in the pond before

heading farther north.

Usually the animals we took were

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We nursed the very

youngest until they

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eat and drink on their

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The raccoons in

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to the field to learn to

find corn and beans the

combine had missed.

They got to find berries

and apples after we

brought them to the

right spots and even

worms and grubs after learning how to

break apart old wood.

We put sand and gravel in the wading

pool and then about three inches of

pond water. To that we added small

fish and crayfish we had caught. The

raccoons could learn to catch fish and

other water creatures and just have a

good time.

Eventually the coons would wander

off on their own when they felt they

were ready for life in the wild. We

missed them but, didn’t try to keep

them. They had never been pets.

Of course some did come back, at

least for visits with us. Family doesn’t

have to be blood, even in the animal

kingdom, and I have found animals are

more likely to appreciate being rescued

than most humans.

As far as taking in animals now; it

is illegal. I think we did a better job of

raising the orphaned animals than most

of the official shelters today do. They

put them in a cage and feed them dog

food. How are they to learn what to do

when released into the wild?

It isn’t surprising people still call my

elderly parents and ask if they will take a

litter of orphaned raccoons or squirrels

on occasion. Dad started the family on

the habit of helping our furry friends

when he was just a child himself. We

still have a picture of him, when he was

about 10, holding his pet squirrel.

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When you pass the milk cases,

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experience the

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I the meat

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6-8 Woodstock Virtual Woodshow www.woodshows.com

7 Wyoming Christmas on the Farm at Reid’s Farm Market 519-845-0451

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

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

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4 Vittoria Handel’s Messiah at Richards Hall www.goodbreadcompany.ca

5 Forest Christmas Market at Alton Farms www.altonfarmswinery.com

5 Petrolia Santa visits Petrolia & Santa at the Market www.town.petrolia.on.ca

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5-6 Tillsonburg Open House at The Rustic Garage www.therusticgarage.com

12 Tillsonburg Kids Shopping Day at The Rustic Garage www.therusticgarage.com

12 Forest Christmas Market at Alton Farms www.altonfarmswinery.com

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16 Tillsonburg Adult Christmas Ornament Workshop at Annandale www.tillsonburg.ca

19 Forest Christmas Market at Alton Farms www.altonfarmswinery.com

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It was one of those mornings when I

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longer, for after a busy week of gardening,

running errands, doctor’s appointments

in London and getting the camper ready

for our annual trek to our favourite

campsite at Balsam Lake Provincial Park,

I was ready for a restful Saturday with

only a bit of dusting on the list of things

to do. Then I checked my calendar and

saw that I’d written: Emma is coming at

8 a.m. Of course I should’ve remembered

the promise I’d made to my seven year

old great-granddaughter, Emma.

Emma had spent a day with us during

spring break when we had a cookie baking

event with her and our two youngest

granddaughters, ten year old Ella and

seven year old Olivia. All three girls love

to bake, so we had a great time, ending

with more cousins joining us around the

kitchen table. The cookies were sampled

by all and even the dog, who’d stationed

himself under the table, was delighted

with the crumbs and pieces dropped by

the many visitors, including the parents

of the girls who’d come to have Tea Time

at Grandma’s house and take home their

kids and, of course, some of the baked

stuff for those at home.

Somehow in all the commotion of

farewell hugs and finding everyone’s

boots and jackets, Emma’s cookies had

ended up in my cookie tin, from where

they’d promptly disappeared into some

hungry man (or woman’s) stomach. To

make Emma feel better and to clear my

own conscience I’d promised Emma

another cookie baking day with me alone

on a Saturday. The day had arrived, so I’d

better be ready.

While I savoured my breakfast mug

filled with hot, strong tea, a little voice

called out from the back door, “Hi

Grandma! I got up real early and I’m not

A Day with Emma

By Jacoba Bos, Strathroy

even tired. I brought my boots so I can

help Grandpa feed the chickens. And I

didn’t have breakfast yet,” she said, as she

entered the kitchen where the sunshine

coming through the window held the

promise of a beautiful spring day. She

took her place at the table, and ate a bowl

of cereal, stopping long enough between

bites to ask questions. “Are we going to

make soup today?” was her first question.

When I said, “Yes, we are,” she replied

with “Oh good. Then if we have

leftovers, can I take some home? We

haven’t had grandma soup since

Annie was born.” She continued

with a sigh that sounded like she

and her family had not eaten a

decent meal for months.

Soon we were ready for the

baking session. Hands were

washed, an apron tied

around Emma’s thin body

and her long hair tied back

in a ponytail dangling to

her waist. Our favourite

cookie recipe was

easy to find in my

old and most often

used cookbook.

We just turned to

the page with the

most spills plus the

names of grandchildren

who had baked the cookies

and printed their names to

verify that yes, these are good

cookies, and yes, I baked them in

Grandma’s kitchen on this date.

One of these “bakers” is now a

university graduate and another is in his

last year of college, studying to become a

civil engineer.

While we measured ingredients and

stirred the dough, Emma’s mouth was

as active as her hands. “Grandma, did

you see the sunset last night?” she asked,

while her small hands formed perfectly

round balls of cookie dough which were

then put in neat rows on the cookie

sheet. When I told her I was sorry to have

missed it, she stopped what she

was doing and described to

me the beautiful scene of an

early summer sunset, naming

every colour she had seen in

the sky. I felt as if I had seen

it myself.

We swept up the spilled

flour while the cookies

were baking. “So now we

make grandma soup, right

Grandma?” I was ready for

a cup of coffee then, and

so was my husband who’d

followed his nose into the

kitchen where the cookies

were ready to come out

of the oven. The three of

us had a coffee break with

the still warm cookies.

“When are we going

to see the little chicks,

Grandpa?” Emma asked as she

bit into her cookie, carefully catching

every crumb off the table with her

fingers.

“As soon as I finish my coffee,”

her great-grandpa replied. Emma

was already at the backdoor, almost

stumbling over the long apron she was

still wearing. In her haste to get outside,

she’d put on her jacket over the apron

and was putting on her boots in readiness

for the next adventure with Grandpa.

She’d apparently also forgotten all about

our soup making adventure together. That

actually suited me very well, since there’s

no written recipe for grandma soup. So

while Emma was holding baby chicks,

feeding the ducks and petting the dogs, I

cooked the soup.

At lunchtime, Emma hardly had time

to eat, as she had so much to tell us about

“the baby chicks that are sooo cute”, the

little dogs that were waiting in time to be

petted by her and the ducks who “walked

like ladies.”

“It’s true, Grandma,” she said as she

slid off her chair and walked a few steps,

her body straight and her head held high

to imitate the Indian Runner ducks which

do have a distinct walk.

After lunch, Emma packed a cookie

tin full of the biggest and best of the

cookie batch, and put her now dirty boots

in a bag. I packed a few more goodies,

including a container of “grandma soup”

and we were on our way to bring our

guest home. We had a short visit with

Emma’s mom who said she couldn’t wait

to taste the cookies, and we went home.

The house seemed empty and quiet,

and the setting sunbeams coming through

the windows showed a dust layer on

the furniture thick enough to write your

name on, and the kitchen counter in dire

need of a good cleaning. All of that could

wait for another less important day. For I

couldn’t have wished for a better way to

spend my day. Instead of chasing away

the dust that always returns, I had a little

girl to listen to, to talk and laugh with and

make unforgettable memories together.

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