Daytripping May-June 2021 Issue

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“Of course we take Daytripping Magazine with us to Cozumel,

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Giselle Addison of Tilbury,

with sister Sue Nussey & her

daughter, Katie of Comber,

stopped at many favourite

places including Picard

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Vin Estate Winery near St.

Thomas and Sparta Country

Candles in Sparta.

Daytripping’s Charity of Choice for the May-June 2021 issue is:

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Coyle’s Country Store,

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St. Clements

Crazy 8 Barn, Palmyra

Sparta Country Candles, Sparta

Sue Brouwer, Brights Grove in St. Petersburg, Russia

at Catherine’s Palace during a Baltic Sea Cruise. Photo

by her husband, Henk Brouwer. Charity of Choice:

Sarnia & District Humane Society

John M. Hall Linens, Paris

St. Marys

Berry Hill, St. Thomas

Robert Hall Originals, St. George

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The bottom borders in this issue contain quotes, proverbs & more for a belated Mother’s Day.

May-June 2021


C’mon, Who Needs a Great Big Hug?

This issue was supposed to come

out in May, but “You-know-what” got in

the way. It’s a big relief to finally have

it hitting the streets at the start of June

and I have to thank our customers, the

advertisers you see on these pages, for

sticking with us. Some, like live theatres

and most event organizers, are unable

to do anything but wait and we feel so

badly for them. A few others had to hold

off and we understand that of course,

but almost all of them will be back in

Daytripping when the time is right. I am

so gratified that we have this strong bond

with them - please give them a chance to

earn your business.

There’s a light at the end of this tunnel

and we can all see it coming in to view. We

always have a column letting you know

which shops are new to Daytripping or

haven’t been in for a long time, but in the

past year there have been only a scant

few to mention. That list is on page 8 and

it’s finally growing again. To be fair, about

half the new listings are in Kingsville. The

proactive folks in that town want you to

discover all they have to offer when you

and Doug Ford feel it’s safe to do so, and

it is a terrific area to explore. Some towns

are being very cautious about welcoming

visitors, which I do understand of course,

but this past year has given Ontarians

the opportunity to discover what is in our

own back yards, and there’s a lot.

You have probably been to shops and

towns and farm markets that you’d never

been to before, or maybe re-discovered.

Experts would tell us that we are

creatures of habit, and habits are hard to

change, but “You-know-what” changed

a whole pile of our habits, didn’t it? If it

rings true then your habits have already

changed and you’ll continue to buy food

at those markets you started supporting,

and paint from the local hardware store

instead of Gargantuamart. You’ll go back

to that Inn on the Harbour in Port Stanley

because you fell in love with it and it’s a

part of you now. You’ll actually go sit at

a table inside that local restaurant you’ve

been ordering takeout from because you

tried their chicken parmesan and it was

the best you’ve ever had. Maybe you’ll

order a Railway City beer or an Alton

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Farms wine because you went out of your

way to support the local guys this past year

and gained an appreciation for what they

do. Maybe we’ll all be better tippers too.

There are some things though that

can’t get back to normal soon enough.

You’ve probably heard people speculating

that humans won’t hug each other as

much. Screw that - I can’t wait to hug

people again. If there’s no fall issue it will

be because I was arrested for hugging

complete strangers.

I miss town wide yard sales too — they’re

outdoors, don’t they count as exercise? Two

years ago we had 113 of them listed in our

spring issue, last year there was no spring

issue and this year there are no yard sales.

I don’t know about you but I’ve had the

opportunity to purge at least a few times

because of “You-know-what” and I have a

crap ton of crap to get rid of. And I really

want to buy others people crap to take the

place of it! I think all these communities

should change the date, for this year only,

and hold their Town Wide Yard Sales on

one of the weekends in September.

I also can’t wait to see and support live

music. Not large concerts, though they’re

fabulous too, but I mean bar bands, duos,

a solo act on a patio - and please tip them!

Many musicians counted on performing as

part of their income and have been among

the hardest hit by all this. Hire them to play

your backyard party... another thing I can’t

wait to experience again. Imagine being

able to talk to a whole bunch of people all

at the same time without a computer! It’s

coming folks... I’ve seen the future folks

and it’s shining brighter than ever.

Thank you so much for making it

through this and for helping others along

this difficult road. “You-know-what” may

not be done, but it will be soon. If you can’t

go daytripping today or this week, keep

this copy and plan to visit some of these

wonderful shops and stops that we’ve

searched out for you when you are able.

And please mention that you saw their ad

in Daytripping. They’ve kept us going all

these years, and so have you, by letting

them know that their hard earned dollars

are well spent.

Thanks for reading!

Mark Moran, Publisher

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Daytripping Features

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

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

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

2021 Photo Contest...........................................2

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List.............. 48

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

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets......39,40,41

Recipes...................................................22,23,39

Corkscrews & Craft Brews................................17

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2) Alice Street Antiques, Waterford

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Vanderveld & Bill Yates, Giselle Addison, Sue Nussey & Katie,

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Scott Manery, Luke Combs, Dave Steadman, Paul Schneider,

Stan & Clare Champ, Jim Ryan, Debbie McCormick, Dave

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May-June 2021 “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” (Lin Yutang)

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“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.” (Spanish Proverb)

May-June 2021


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My Kingsville

By Mark Moran, Daytripping

After 26 years I still remember the

first time I went to Kingsville. I was

working on the first issue of Daytripping

and was in search of unique shops and

towns throughout SW Ontario. This took

me in all directions from my home in

Petrolia, but on this particular two day

long trip I drove south through places like

Wallaceburg, Ridgetown and Chatham

and all along the way people would help

by suggesting other distinct shops. A

resounding theme was “Have you been

to Kingsville yet?”

Now this was in the

dead of winter (I’d been

snowed in the night before

in Blenheim) but I was still

amazed with this town

and all it had to offer. The

stately Pelee Island Winery

was one of the first places

I would have seen on the

edge of Kingsville before

making my way along

the beautiful main street

and into the perfectly

sized downtown. I say

“perfectly” because there

was one main intersection

at Main and Division

streets, and from there

you could walk wherever

you liked for shopping.

It’s much the same now

all these years later, in terms of size and

character, but it has evolved greatly in

terms of style.

I’ve always said you can notice

how some towns have made the right

decisions over a number of years, how

they’ve embraced new ideas and cultural

aspects. Kingsville is a leader in this

regard. Someone said they should have

a beautiful clock tower in the centre of

town, and they went for it. The same goes

for a statue of the legendary “Father of

Conservation” Jack Miner. I took a photo

on that day in 1995 of the local train

station and it was doomed, ready to be

town down or fall down at any moment.

Now it is the absolutely gorgeous

Mettawa Station Restaurant. Someone

had an idea and people listened. The

Carnegie Library, which I hear was once

in disrepair, is now a beautiful art gallery,

visitor’s centre and office for the BIA. The

century old downtown buildings are in

terrific condition, creative banners adorn

the streetscape and ideas as simple as

footprints along the sidewalk to quietly

imply a welcome message can become a

reality in a town like this.

This is a town and a region that you

want to stay in for night or longer. There

are no shortage of nearby cottages,

but there also two boutique hotels in

the heart of it all; The Grove Hotel and

Distinctive Inns of Kingsville. Both are

abundantly stylish and

have been fully ‘created’

in and from existing

downtown buildings.

Another reason to stay

the night is that there are

three craft breweries and/

or taprooms within a block

of one another, 16 award

winning restaurants, five

pizzerias and a chocolatier.

You’re also in the Essex

County wine region. Pelee

Island Winery is one of

15 wineries in this region.

There are a number of

ladies fashion boutiques,

antique and unique shops,

bakeries, artisan butchers

and a host of other

amenities. It is one of, if

not the healthiest and well

balanced downtowns in Ontario. You can

visit for the day, but you’ll wish you had

come for three or more.

That’s the thing about an area like

this. You’re probably coming from at

least an hour away and will probably

also be exploring the wineries along

Essex County Road #50, or historic

Amherstburg or Point Pelee National

Park. Even Kingsville is not just the

town itself — it now takes in and area

that includes Cottam and Ruthven,

where you’ll find Ruthven Nurseries and

Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens.

This will be the second year for Open

Streets. With indoor dining being limited,

the main street of Kingsville is closed to

traffic on Saturdays from 4:00 to 10:30

to allow for restaurants and shops to

serve you on patios under the summer

sunset. The same people who bring you

the folk festival are arranging for live

entertainment on two stages on these

evenings. I can’t wait to be there!

On that one cold, winter day I may

not have noticed Lakeside Park, which is

now home to the Kingsville Folk Festival.

I don’t even remember if I drove down

Division St. to the shore of Lake Erie,

to where the Jimaan car and passenger

ferry sails over to Pelee Island and where

they’ve hosted tall ships on numerous

occasions. I do remember driving past

the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary and I still

stop by every chance I get. I also recall just

wandering around the backstreets, which

are full of the nicest homes and gardens

you’ll find. Remember, this is “The

Most Southern Town in Canada.” The

difference in temperature is noticeable.

It provides the right conditions for all

the garden centres, farm markets and

roadside stands.

I love the motto “My Kingsville”

because I do feel that I belong here,

whether it’s watching music in the park

or renting someplace to stay for a few

nights and enjoying the local bounty

that a southern, summer sun brings.

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the region’s favourite place to eat, things to do, places to go,

stores to shop & must-sees. The winners are selected by the

residents, who know their region the best through exploring & discovering

the best of the best.

Each year, residents are asked to nominate who they believe is the best in

41 hospitality categories. The top 5 in each category are recognized as the

Best of Windsor Essex. Residents then vote to crown the Best of the Best.

2020 saw Kingsville receive 28 nominaons, the most of any community for

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burger joint PATIO

Jack’s Gastropub

Retail Store, TAKEOUT & Patio Dining

15 MAIN ST. EAST I KINGSVILLE

519.733.9700

ORDER ONLINE: bandedgoosebrewing.com

BEST

family attraction

Colasan’s

Tropical Gardens

Although the annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival won’t be happening this year, we are presenting free concerts throughout the summer.

KingsvilleFolkFest.org

The Sun Parlour Folk Music Society exists to present and promote live music through concerts and the annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival.

The Society produces all ages, family-friendly, diverse and inclusive live music events with an emphasis on Canadian talent.

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A mother’s love is a gift that never stops giving.

May-June 2021


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Rthve Nursery

Garden Centre

&

Mon. n to Sat. t 9am-4:30pm a 4

3

• Sun. n 11am-4pm

1amm

Closed o

Sundays y in July-August

ugus

ust

Seasonal Gifts

RUTHVEN (Corner Hwy. 34 & County Rd. 45) 519-326-4019

BEST

shopping district

Kingsville Downtown

BIA District

BEST

historical attraction

John R Park Homestead

They say

good

things

BEST

golf course

Kingsville Golf & Country Club

Kingsville was also recognized for the best places to fish (Kingsville Dock),

places to hike & bike (ERCA Greenway), places to stay (The Grove,

Disncve Inns and The Wandering Dog on Pelee), where to have a great

breakfast (The Beach House), where to have your morning Joe (Red

Lantern) and finally where to be sure you spend some me (Lee & Maria’s

Farmers’ Market, Lakeside Park and a ferry ride to Pelee Island).

Be sure you make the drive to

Kingsville to experience some

of the best Ontario has to offer.

BEST

www.bestofwindsoressex.ca

#bestofwindsoressex

#mykingsville #tasteofkingsville

BEST

BOUTIQUE VIRTUAL EVENT

Cindy’s Home & Garden

jacksgastropub.com

The Main

Grill and Ale House

themaingrillandalehouse.com

mettawasstation.com

come in

3 ’ s!

Join Us in

for...

• Great

t

TAKEOUT

• Patio Dining

• OPEN

STREETS

Every Saturday

Reservations

suggested

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The

Daytripper

Now we’re in LEAMINGTON, WHEATLEY, CHATHAM, KENT BRIDGE & BOTHWELL

SWEET RETREAT

ICE CREAM AND MORE

SHOP

LOCAL

The online version may not be as

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

Subscribe to our online version free,

and we’ll simply email you a link to

each new issue. It’s really easy.

The Sweetest Spot in Leamington!

www.daytripping.ca

Visitors come

from near & far

to our 175

year old home

to relax in our

back yard

garden

retreat.

Scooping 32 Flavours of Premium Ice Cream Daily

Get Spiked!

Add a shot to any frozen treat -

Now fully licensed for liquor and wine service.

OPEN 12pm-10pm Every Day through to Labour Day

7 NELSON STREET I LEAMINGTON, ON

519-398-8158 I www.sweetretreatleamington.ca

These are the newest shops

to try our big, little paper...

- Petrolia -

Black Gold Brewery

- Colchester -

The Wreck Restaurant

- Corunna -

Cherish Treats

- St. Thomas -

Purely Wicked

- Chatham -

Lorrie’s Country Nook

- Freelton -

Freelton Anque

- Clifford -

Red Express Market

- St. Marys -

Snapping Turtle

Stone Home Creaves

- Hensall -

Coage Culture

- Kingsville -

Town of Kingsville

Kingsville BIA

Gerhardt’s Aquac Nursery

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery

Jack’s Gastropub

Disncve Inns

Banded Goose Brewery

Cindys’ Garden Centre

Kingsville Folk Fesval

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary

Pelee Island Winery

Green Heart Kitchen

The Main Grill & Ale House

Meawa Staon Restaurant

Please let all our customers know

that you’re Daytripping!

F

rom

Dear Daytripping,

Our Readers

When the pandemic first took over it was almost like making out our

“bucket list.” What’s the most important thing now? Our health was

probably #1 on everyone’s list and that, of course, meant healthcare

workers. The word “essenal” was oen used when referring to people

dealing with the pandemic and, not to discredit anyone, my mind kept

going to the farmer. I wondered how many tons of food have been

donated (and eaten), without a thought of who raised or grew it. By

the way, I’m not a farmer.

I’ve given out, by hand, thank-you cards to several local farmers but

it’s impossible for me to reach them all personally, so I would like to

place my “Thank-you” card in the Daytripper in hopes of reaching

more farmers. I’ve enclosed the arcle to be placed in your paper.

I’ve enjoyed the Daytripper for several years. And yes, we tell your

adversers that we are daytripping! Maybe next year I will daytrip

again. There are soooo many lovely places in Ontario that I’ve not had

the chance to visit. In the meanme, I would like to receive Daytripping

in the mail and keep in touch with your readers the old fashioned way:

the printed page. And many thanks to you, your staff and contributors

for all the work that goes into producing our Daytripper.

Ann Reams, St. Thomas

To the Farmer

who was “essenal”

long before Covid-19 and

will connue to be essenal

come what may.

I’ve passed your place so many mes

and wondered how you are;

but God in all His wisdom, knows

and cares much more by far.

You may be blessed with riches

or be poor as mice—like me.

Whatever state you may be in

“Thank-You” for feeding me.

By Ann Reams, St. Thomas

The Rules of

Chocolate

If you've got melted chocolate all

over your hands, you're eang it too

slowly.

Chocolate covered raisins, cherries,

oranges and strawberries all count

as fruit, so eat as many as you want,

they're good for you.

When you have a problem geng

two pounds of chocolate home from

the store in your car, just eat it in the

parking lot instead.

For dieters - eat a chocolate bar before

each meal, it'll spoil your appete.

A box of chocolates can provide your

total daily intake of calories in one

place. Isn't that handy?

If you can't eat all your chocolate,

there's something wrong with you.

If you eat equal amounts of white

and dark chocolate, you have a

balanced diet.

Chocolate contains many preservaves.

Preservaves make you look young.

If you ever wondered why there is

no such thing as Chocoholics

Anonymous, it's because no one

wants to quit eang it, ever.

If there was no chocolate, there

would be no need for control-top

pantyhose. An enre industry would

be devastated.

If you put "Eat Chocolate" on your

daily list of things to do, you'll always

accomplish one thing you set out to

do, every day.

Calories are afraid of heights. If you

store your chocolate on top of the

fridge or high shelf, the calories will

jump out of the chocolate to protect

themselves.

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“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” (Henry Ward Beecher)

May-June 2021


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Shop Locally, go Daytripping and stay the night exploring your own backyard!

519-350-1745

• Antiques • Collectibles • Nostalgia

• Memorabilia • Refurbished Furniture

• Glass • China • DVDs • Vinyl

Also Scentsy & Home Baking

~ 15 King Street East • Chatham ~

Tues. Wed. Thurs. 11-3, Fri. til 5, Sat. 9-5

• Breakfast & Lunch

Take Out

• Outstanding

Deli Subs!

Mon-Fri 8am-6pm

Sat 8am-5pm

Order Your Pies, Tarts, Cookies & More!

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

11652 LONGWOODS ROAD, KENT BRIDGE • 519-352-5226

5226

thrift store

• Furniture • Housewares • Clothing • Toys

Your purchases enable us to donate in

Chatham and around the world.

Tuesday to Saturday 9 to 2

127 Colburne St., Chatham, N7M 3L8

(Just down from Rona) • 519-352-0911

PRESENTS THEIR FIRST

OUR BAKERY

• Fresh Creative Recipes

• Blueberry Accents

2021

1511 King St. W, Chatham ham • 519-354-4652

-

4652

Tues & Thurs 10-4; Saturday 10-3

See Facebook for updates.

RETROFEST

LIVE STREAM

CRUISE PARTY

& CAR SHOW

JUNE 25/26, 2021

FRI 6-9•SAT 11-2

MS. RETROFEST PAGEANT | AWARDS

JUNIOR JUDGES | GUEST SPEAKERS

LIVE MUSIC | DOWNTOWN CONTESTS

LIVE STREAM • EVENT SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION • GENERAL INFO

PARKS

Blueberry Farm · Café · Bakery · Country Store

www.parksblueberries.com

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Fresh s

h Blueberries in Season

(Mid July through h

September) em er Details on website.

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Fresh Strawberries June til Frost

FAMOUS for Pies,Muffins, Scones

• Gluten Smart Scratch-Baked ch-B ak d

Goods

• ‘No Sugar Added’ Selections

S

Summer

OUR CAF

Collection

is Arriving...

Cool Cottons in

Pastel & Bold

Colours

OUR STORE

• Kitchen Gadgets, Tools,

ols,

Accessories so e

& Cookbooks

o ks

• Women’s ns Apparel pa

& Accessories

cess

• Gift Baskets & Certificates

t

es

• Prints • Christmas Corner

• Children’s Toys • Lang Calendars

• Homemade ma

Preserves rv

• Cards

• Wall Art • Wedding di

Favours

Open Daily 8 to 6 • 519-692-5373 • 1-866-901-5373

Located 7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy. #2

Come To The Country

Where It All Begins!

• Enjoy Our Own Farm Raised Pork

and Free Run Chickens (drug/additive free)

• Fresh Eggs from our free run laying hens

• Ontario Dry Aged Carcass Beef (aged minimum 21 days)

Mrs. D’s

Canned Goods

available

here!

www.rmeats.com

Coaste ler r

Corona Rol

Thinking back but looking ahead... a humorous take on the virus.

• Coronacoaster: noun*- the ups and downs of a pandemic. One

day you’re loving your bubble, doing workouts, baking banana

bread and going for long walks... the next you’re crying, drinking

gin for breakfast and missing people you don’t even like.

• They celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies. Does

anyone know if there is anything planned when this one ends?

• I’m getting tired of being part of a major historical event.

• If 2020 was a math word problem: If you’re going down a river at

2 MPH and your canoe loses a wheel, how much pancake mix would

you need to re-shingle your roof?

• For those entering our store without a mask, we’ll have to take

your temperature. (P.S. We only have rectal thermometers)

• If 2020 were a piñata, it would be a massive beehive.

• It’s the first time in history we can save the human race by

lying in front of the TV doing nothing. Let’s not screw it up.

• Pandas feed for about 12 hours a day, same as adults during

quarantine. Hence the word PAND-emic.

• 2020 - the year my garbage bin went out more than me.

• Can we all agree that in 2015 when asked “where do you see yourself

in 5 years?” nobody got the answer right?

• Being quarantined with a chatty child is like havine an insane

parrot glued to your shoulder.

• 2020 “went viral” faster than anyone could have imagined.

• If I keep stress-eating at this level, the buttons on my shirt

will start social distancing from each other.

• Since we’re all in quarantine, I guess we’ll all be making only inside

jokes from now on.

ROESCH MEATS

Smoked pork chops, sausages, deli meats

Wild game processing

~

Gluten, lactose & sugar free products ~

SEASON!

BBQ

Pre-order

e

special cuts

to ensure

availability

aila

lity

Social distancing practiced at our store

according to government guidelines.

Open Tues-Fri 9-5 • Sat 9-3 • Closed Sun/Mon

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR COOLER!

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Rd.

Just East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE!

CHATHAM

Hwy. #40

Hwy. #2/Longwoods Rd.

River Line

Mull Rd.

Mull Rd.

Hwy. #401

Northwood

Fairview

Kent Bridge Rd.

May-June 2021 “A mother’s love perceives no impossibilities.” (Cornelia Paddock)

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The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

Dresden Ex will be Virtual for 2021 - dresdenex.com

Drive-In Sunday Church Concerts begin June 27

DRESDEN RACEWAY

dresdenraceway.ca

Watch for

updates!

UNCLE TOM’S

CABIN

uncletomscabin.org

VISIT www.dresden.ca OR CALL 519-683-4368 FOR MORE INFO

Quality Antiques, Collectibles,

and Pre-Owned Furniture

PLUS

Gary’s Gallery

2956

St. George Street N., Dresden

(Hwy (

21, north edge of town near Hwy 78)

519-401-7322

Mon-Sat 10 to 5

Most M Sundays 11 to 4

We Buy

Estates!

tes!

John’s Creations: Handcrafted Driftwood Sculptures

AWARDED

BEST ANTIQUE

SHOP IN COUNTY

2018 / 2019

Mon. to Sat. 9to7(M (May thru mid-June)

Mon. to Sat. 9 to 5 (mid-June/Summer)

519-683-4956

29220 Uncle Tom’s Road, Dresden

(Across from Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site)

www.kentwoodgardens.com

Dresden Plate

Quilt Shoppe

(formerly Shelley’s

Painted Treasures n Quilt Shoppe)

• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Custom Quilts • Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery bode y

ahhh, Summer!

Bright Colours & Pastel Hues...

OR Whimsical -

hedgehogs, lambs, frogs

are just the beginning!

20% Discount for

Quilters Guild Members

Quilting is

BEAUTY

WI TH

BLOCKS

Tuesday to Friday 10 to 3

Sat. by appointment for customers

who may feel more comfortable.

Please call in advance.

462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Updates, Details & Photos on

or:

www.dresdenplatequiltshoppe.net

FUSION

TM

Mineral Paint,

Stains & Waxes, Brushes

PLUS: Milk Paint by Fusion

Tues-Fri

10 to 5,

Saturday

10 to 3

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

Designing Your Memories

& Decorating Your Home!

• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents

• Inspirational Garden Stones

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs

• Wide Selection of Angels

• Custom Created Weddings

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Saturdays 10am-1pm

IT’S ME, KIMBERLY!

“This one-of-a-kind shop is a culmination

of my passion to hunt out unique treasures,

whether they be vintage, new, or hand-crafted.”

Shop Online: www.kimberlys.ca

.ca

www.mckellarsflowers.ca

Christal Wills ls

- Owner & Designer

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

• Hand Made

• Seasonally Inspired

Baked in-house...

.

• bread • cookies

okies

• squares s • pies

• scones s • cakes

k

• specialty items

Curbside Menu

Order by y

phone

e

or email:

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:

unionblockbakery@bellnet.ca

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bake

b

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et.c

Re-opening Updates on

Facebook and our Website

www.unionblockbakery.com

413 St. . George g

Street, t t,

Dresden

s en

519-683-3000

My Little, Green Orphans

By Janet Robinson, Burlington

Today, I observe my vigorous group

of adolescent spider plants in their

nurturing pots, growing, thriving. They

were the result of one of the regular

rescues I perform as I meander through

the garden centres and their parking lots,

spying broken pieces which have fallen

from larger parent plants. There are so

many little, green orphans (as well as

beautiful flowers), left behind without a

thought of their continuing importance

and ability to contribute beauty and joy

to our world. I consistently take pity on

these who are ignored and forgotten,

who are whispering for a second chance

to bring a smile to someone if only given

the opportunity.

Spider plants (Chlorophytum

comosum) are exquisite in their

beauty. They are like fountains

of greenery which arch gracefully

beyond the sides of their pots. They

put out long, slender stems

which hold numerous baby

spider plants. These juveniles can

be left on the plant to be enjoyed

as living pieces of art, or they can be

removed and planted to add to your

collection.

When I spied these, lying helplessly

on the cold, cement floor, each clasping

onto mother’s thread of life after

being severed from the fold, under an

unsympathetic audience of greenery,

I took them to the staff at the

checkout and asked permission

to take them home.

“No problem. It’s a goner,”

she replied. I chuckled silently,

putting on my poker face.

“Goner, indeed,” I thought to

myself, knowing the potential

of these precious outcasts and

envisioning prolific clouds of elegance

to come after a time of affectionate

attentiveness to their silent pleas for

compassion.

My heart breaks for this world with

its lack of imagination or ability to see

the worth in the tiniest of things. People

rush around and are oblivious to the

loveliness that is all around them and

the possibilities of that which they think

are useless, worthless, and futile. Sadly,

they even view animals and people

through the same, darkened lens.

Thankfully, there are some of us who

see things differently.

When I arrived home, I placed the slim

umbilical cord which held the numerous,

tiny babies in a tall glass of crystalline

water. I left them on the bookcase to take

in some light not far from the window.

Soon, they were ready to be birthed,

cut loose from their mother’s protective

stem of hydration, and placed into their

own little dwellings of fine, soft soil kept

just moist enough for their diminutive

roots to start their lives of independence.

Steadily, they are growing, each

elegant leaf striped with ivory and pale

green. Not long from now, they will

each be placed into larger, more stately

homes, and will be happily producing

progeny of their own which will rain

down with profusion like tiny, aerial

acrobats swinging from thin, white

strands to perform their corde lisse.

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“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” (Abraham Lincoln)

May-June 2021


Welcome to The French Fry Capital of Canada!

Get To The Point!

The Starlight Casino

Point Edward is just a start!

• World Famous French Fries

Under The Bridges

• Excellent Hotels/Motels

• Fine Dining

• Annual Mackinac Race

• Gift Shops

• Large Marina

• Downtown Shopping Area

• Scuba Diving

• Sports Fishing

• Two Golf Courses

• Walkway along St. Clair River

& through Village

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Welcome to The Village of

Bluewater Bridges join Point Edward,

Canada to Port Huron, USA.

Shop at the award winning

International Duty Free Shop!

Bayview

Mackinac Race

Saturday ay July 24th

Visit the Village

Facebook Page

for details on other events

National

French Fry Day

Tuesday, July 13th

VillageOfPointEdward.com

519-337-3021

Casual

Elegance

BUTTONS

&

Bows

Ladies Clothing

& Accessories!

- From size4to 4 18 -

Monday to Friday 10 to 5

Saturday 10 to 2

at its finest!

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

s.ca

131 Michigan Ave., Point Edward • 519-491-1412

Have You Been Wondering What These Things Are?

Little Free Library is a

Wisconsin based non-profit

organization with a vision to

give everyone the chance to

find a book personal to them.

KINGSVILLE

Book sharing boxes are set up

around the globe to offer 24/7

access to free reads. Little Free

Library puts a focus on getting

books out to high need areas, as

well as offering a diverse selection.

These are a

few of the ones

we’ve found in

Southwestern

Ontario

BRIGHTS

GROVE

As reported by

In 2005, Patti Prowse opened Buttons

& Bows, an 800-square-foot women’s

clothing store, in Forest. “I’ve had a

passion for clothes my whole life. Many

years ago, my parents were having a

party to celebrate their 50th wedding

anniversary. I spent $300 on a dress

for that party, instead of buying myself

a washer and dryer. My sister thought I

was nuts, but that’s just how important

clothes are to me!” Prowse had some

experience in the

fashion industry,

but running a

retail store was a

new and exciting

adventure. Over

the years, she

worked hard to

grow her loyal

clientele and offer

them high-end fashion collections.

In the spring of 2018, Prowse and

her husband, Gary, were encouraged by

a client’s husband to check out a new

retail space in Point Edward. “We had

no intention of moving from Forest, but

when we opened the back door and

stepped into the space, we both said,

‘This is it.’” The Prowses completed

most of the renovations themselves and

the doors opened on June 2, 2018. Four

months later, Prowse leased the other

half of the building to expand the retail

space and add a kitchen and accessible

bathroom. Buttons &

Bows, located at 131

Michigan Avenue, in

Point Edward is open

Monday to Saturday.

Prowse looks for

designers that use

high quality materials

and whose collections

are casually elegant and easy to care

for. Joseph Ribkoff, Sympli, and Oh My

Gauze! are some of Prowse’s current

favourite brands, but she is always on

the lookout for new designers and ideas.

Buttons & Bows

www.hashtaglocal.com

“Shortly after opening in Point Edward,

we had so many women asking about

plus sizes, we decided to give it a try.

Now, one third of our business is plussize

clothing.”

Every March, Buttons & Bows

organizes a huge luggage drive for the

Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia-

Lambton. Prowse is passionate about

helping women who have experienced

abuse. “When women leave the interval

home, they often

don’t have any

luggage, so they

end up using a

green garbage

bag for their

belongings. We

collect gently

used luggage and

clothing here

at the store and then deliver it to the

interval home.”

Prowse’s daughter, Leigh Anne James

manages the store, and Prowse is slowly

stepping back. “I probably won’t ever

completely let go. I want to do the fun

things with Leigh Anne like buying trips

and choosing the collections. I still love

seeing customers in the store humming

or singing to the music and trying on

clothes. Working with customers is the

best part of my day.”

Buttons & Bows has five part-time

employees, two of whom have been

with Prowse since

she opened in Forest.

“Our personal service

makes us unique.

Everyone who walks

through the door is

greeted. We are always

smiling and friendly

but we don’t push. We

want all our customers to leave feeling

good and looking their best.”

Read more stories like this at

www.hashtaglocal.com

Photos by Kaoss Studios

BAYFIELD

LONDON

There are over 100,000

Little Free Libraries across

over 100 countries, with

an estimated 42,000,000

books shared annually.

Visit LFL: www.littlefreelibrary.org

WINGHAM

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

In a

Public

Restroom...

"Toilet out of order.

Please use

floor below."

May-June 2021 A mother can say everything you wish to hear with a smile.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Ladies Bouque

Womens Fashions,

Jewellery,

Purses & Handbags,

Noveles & more.

Just East of Sarnia on Cty Rd 22

Take Exit 15 off Hwy 402

USA

Home & Garden Decor

Garden Statuary, Bird Feeders,

Home Decoraons, Pots & Planters,

Clocks, Lanterns, Cards, Wall Art,

Candles & so much more.

Lake Huron

Sarnia

SHOP

LOCAL

22

Bright’s

Grove

From

Wallaceburg

26

401

From

London

SIPKENS

NURSERIES

Further north, now we’re in SARNIA, POINT EDWARD, CORUNNA & BRIGHTS GROVE

519-541-2323 tjfurniture.ca

Wed.-Sat d S

12-6 2 6 • Sun 12-5

1644 London Rd on Sarnia’s “Golden Mile” (Across from John’s Restaurant)

Auto

Service

by Gordon Lane

When they mention that their motto

Is the service of your auto

Then they really ought to

Do the same and more.

When their sign says auto service

Then they really ought to serve us

Or they shouldn't hang the motto

On their door

When they don't give proper thought to

Do the service they were taught to

When you kindly take your auto

To their store

Then it makes a body nervous

And they damn well don't deserve us

And I shall not seek their service

Any more.

N

SHOP

FUN

2713 Old Lakeshore Road

Brights Grove • 519-869-2794

www.skeeterbarlows.com

A Desnaon

Garden Centre,

Gi Shop

& Bouque

70,000 Sq. Feet of Retail Greenhouse!

OPEN Monday to Saturday

www.sipkensnurseries.com

SHOP

TJ's

Join us by the Lake!

• Authentic Hickory Smoked Ribs

• Genuine Broasted Chicken

• Seafood, Sandwiches, Wraps

PRIME RIB

WEEKENDS

TUESDAY

WING NIGHT

NIGHTLY

SPECIALS

Reserve for panoramic views

of Lake Huron from our patio!

Take out • Lakeside parks & benches nearby

Proud Member of...

The Best of Yesterday and Today

GIFTWARE & UNIQUE HOME DÉCOR

FEATURING LADIES FASHION ACCESSORIES

Home of Just-A-Nuff Antiques

Tuesday-Friday 10 to 5 • Saturday 10 to 3

850 Colborne Street @ Exmouth Street

Northgate Plaza, Sarnia • 519-336-3838

Goodbye 2020:

The Year of the Breakdown

Coping with a pandemic for the past

year has been a lesson in patience by

itself, but because of breakdowns, it’s

really been put to the test in the Michaels

household. They haven’t been of the

mental variety, although the resulting

expenditures may drive me into the the

looney bin.

We had to purchase a new vacuum

cleaner, choosing to do so from a small

locally run business on Mitton Street in

Sarnia. The reason? I could get down on

my hands and knees and probably suck

up more with my mouth than the old, oft

repaired one could. Decided to go with a

top rated Miele. How can one go wrong

when the only thing a company makes is

vacuum cleaners? Paid more for it than I

did my first car. (A 1976 Vauxhall that I

had to crawl into through the passenger

side because the driver’s door wouldn’t

open. The rubber mat hid the pavement,

you could see through the holes in the

floor and my then boyfriend had to

attach a wooden block to the brake

and the gas pedal because the seat was

welded in one position and I couldn’t

reach the pedals).

Next up: a new blender because the old

one started to smell like the motor was

burning every time we used it. Bought

a new Kuradori from a nearby small,

locally owned hardware store. Who knew

blenders now cost close to $100? It’s so

big you could bathe a newborn in it.

Then we decided to finally cave in

and buy a new stove because the broiler

element on the 15-year-old Kenmore no

longer worked and a new part, if I could

find it, would cost over $100 plus labour.

Didn’t feel comfortable having a repair

guy in. Used to be the low rider, buttcrack

revealing jeans were the deterrent.

Now it’s the human air exchange I worry

about. Ordered a new stove from another

great small

locally-owned

and operated

appliance shop

on Cathcart Blvd.

Had to wait eight

weeks because

simple ranges (not

the type you have

to have a PhD

in Stove-ology to operate) were in very

short supply. As are all major appliances

over the past 12 months. (Friends

ordered one of those new-fangled fridges

that lets you see what’s inside from the

outside. They waited FOUR MONTHS to

get it. Never did figure out why people

pay so much to see what’s inside their

fridge when all you have to do is open

the door.) But I digress. There’s no

glass top to break on our new stove, no

fancy schmancy push-button computer

keyboard, but it still burned up $1,000

from the banking account. Now my

baking, previously burnt on the bottom,

raw in the middle because of uneven

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cooking temperatures, no longer goes up

in smoke.

Then the seven-year-old Amana

washing machine spun its last cycle.

There was something wrong with the

“lid lock” button. It would flash during

the rinse cycle, indicating the lid was

not locked, when in reality, it was. End

result: the motor runs, but the agitator

does not. Why does a washing machine

always fail when you have a heavy load

of towels or flannelette sheets inside and

you have to wring the soaking wet, ice

cold mass out by hand? Hung them out

on the clothesline in the dead of winter.

They were so heavy they were touching

the ground. They froze into a solid mass

and I had to drape them over every chair

and table in the house to dry them off. All

I needed was the cobwebs and my house

would have matched the Munsters. I wish

I would have kept the previous 32-yearold

Kenmore. The only reason we had

to get rid of the old warhorse is because

the hose to the washtub was more duct

tape than rubber following leaks and

splits and they didn’t make that type of

hose any more. Now they build washing

machines to last seven years. Or to two

days beyond your warranty expiration

date, whichever comes first. Another

grand down the wash pipes. The washing

machine eventually arrived on the same

day as the stove. Asked if I could get a

2-for-1 delivery rate (free). I’ll let you

guess the answer to that one.

Oh yeah, and then I decided to buy a

battery operated hedge clipper. The old

electric one weighed 18 pounds and is

getting too heavy for this old broad to

trim 150 feet of shoulder-high hedge.

The new one, a Dewalt guaranteed to cut

through branches 5/8ths of an inch thick,

didn’t live up to the hype. I could more

easily trim the hedge with nail clippers

because the $185

non-working

breed didn’t cut

squat and had

about a ten minute

battery life. The

good news? Home

Depot staff didn’t

bat an eyelash

when I returned

it and gave me a refund without issue.

The bad news? I have to start the entire

process again this year, because the old

one, which ran like a charm, fell over

onto the cement, cracked its handle and

discombobulated the spring mechanism

which works in tandem with the hand

press. Dead in the water.

The saving grace was that no longer

wintering in Cuba resulted in a breakdown

replacement fund to pay for

everything. Hopefully the fridge and

dryer will last until the money tree I

planted in the backyard starts to bloom.

If 2020 was a cocktail, methinks it

would be a colonoscopy prep.

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“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” (Oprah Winfrey)

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

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ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

Home Hardware 519-293-3202

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum 888-773-2955

www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spicer’s Bakery 519-773-8404

www.spicersbakery.ca

The Wood Connection (Copenhagen) 519-773-9049

The Woodpecker Solid Wood Furniture 519-765-4771

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

BEACHVILLE O-11

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

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

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

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 Oct.) 519-494-6561

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

www.parksblueberries.com

BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

www.serenitycountrycandles.com

BRIGHT P-10

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

Tourism Burlington 877-499-9989

www.tourismburlington.com

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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 800-561-6125

www.VisitCK.ca

Birdie’s Nest 519-354-4040

www.birdiesnestonline.com

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

R. B. Fabrics 519-351-7693

www.rbfabrics.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

Van Zelst’s Market (Collectibles/Decor) 519-350-1745

CLIFFORD O-4

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

Courtland Collectables 519-429-8566

Find us on Facebook

DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

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

Ziggy’s Feathered Friends 519-268-0888

www.ziggysfeatheredfriends.com

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

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

www.uncletomscabin.org

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

DUNDAS T-10

Dundas Downtown BIA --

www.downtowndundas.ca

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-8266

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Canadian Transportation Museum 519-776-6909

www.ctmhv.com

Earthly Elements 519-776-7111

Find us on Facebook

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

EXETER L-9

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

GLENCOE J-14

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

GRAND BEND J-9

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463

www.pinedale.on.ca

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

ddontario.com/daviesantiques/

HARROW B-20

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

www.blimeys.ca

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

Iceculture Inc. / Hensall Ice Co. 519-262-3500

iceculture.com • Find us on Facebook-Hensall Ice Co.

Cottage Culture 226-330-0330

www.cottage-culture.ca

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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KINCARDINE K-2

KINGSVILLE C-20

Kingsville BIA 519-733-6250

www.kingsvillebia.com

www.MyKingsville.ca

Banded Goose Brewery & Taproom 519-733-9700

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com

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

www.ctmhv.com

Cindy’s Home & Garden 519-733-9425

www.cindysgarden.com

Distinctive Inns og Kingsville 519-733-5070

www.distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery 519-733-0303

Green Heart Kitchen 519-712-9329

www.greenheartkitchen.ca

Jack’s Gastropub Restaurant 519-733-6900

www.jacksgastropub.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

www.jackminer.ca

Kingsville Folk Festival

www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

Jack’s Gastropub Restaurant 519-733-6900

www.jacksgastropub.com

(The) Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Grill 519-733-2459

www.mettawasstation.com

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

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(îles de Toronto)

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Roseville

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25 Scotland

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47

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35

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6

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Norfolk

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South

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Richmond Mabee's

Middleton County Greens Corner

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Vittoria

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TURKEY POINT

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Frogmore

Normandale

59 Forestville

Copenhagen

Port Bruce

PORT

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for Tourism Informaon Inquiries & Advice!

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Fairground

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roud to work with all of these

anizaons to promote Ontario!

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St.Clair

Leamington

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Sarnia

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Links to all of these organizaons can be found at...

TORONTO

1)

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

8)

www.visitwindsoressex.com

1-800-265-3633

Lake Ontario

2)

Chatham-Kent Tourism

www.visitck.ca

9)

1-800-561-6125

NEW

3)

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton

Niagara

YORK www.ontbluecoast.com

10)

Falls

1-800-265-0316

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www.ontariossouthwest.com

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www.visitmiddlesex.ca

519-434-7321

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www.elgintourist.com

1-877-GO-ELGIN

Tourism Oxford

www.tourismoxford.ca

519-539-9800 ext. 3355

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www.haldimandcounty.ca

1-800-863-9607

Tourism Hamilton

www.tourismhamilton.com

1-800-263-8590

Tourism Branord

www.discoverbranord.ca

1-800-265-6299

County of Brant Tourism

www.brant.ca

1-888-250-2296

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PULLOUT SECTION!

Find more great stops on our:

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

(See PAGE 3 I Index) d LAMBTON SHORES J-10

www.LambtonShores.ca 519-243-1400

LANGTON Q-14

LASALLETTE Q-13

LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Pelee Wings Nature Store 519-326-5193

www.peleewings.ca

Sweet Retreat Ice Cream & More 519-398-8158

www.sweetretreatleamington.ca

LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

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

Visit Middlesex 519-434-7321

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

Birdie’s Nest 226-663-7193

www.birdiesnestonline.com

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

Spicer’s Bakery 519-281-5438

www.spicersbakery.ca

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

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

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

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

Zehr’s Country Market 519-595-4403

www.zehrscountrymarket.com

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

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

Oak Grove Cheese House 519-662-1212

&

FARM MARKETS

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

NEWTON O-7

E&E’s Cloth & Creations 519-595-8569

www.eandeclothandcreations.com

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Y-10

NIXON R-13

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

Find us on Facebook

OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

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

www.johnmhall.ca

Mary Maxim 888-442-2266

www.marymaximretail.ca

The Peddlar 519-802-8199

www.thepeddlar.com

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

www.VisitPetrolia.ca

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Grays Flowers & Gifts 519-882-1330

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

The Stitcharie 519-882-3454

www.stitcharie.com

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Port Dover Tourist Information 519-583-1314

www.portdover.ca

Erie Beach Hotel 519-583-1391

www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

Frannie’s Attic Antiques 519-410-4861

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

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

PORT STANLEY M-15

Inn on the Harbour 519-782-7623

www.innontheharbour.net

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

Moore Water Gardens 519-782-4052

www.moorewatergardens.com

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Port Stanley Terminal Rail 519-782-3730

www.pstr.on.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

RUTHVEN D-20

Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre 519-326-4019

Find us on Facebook

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

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Purely Wicked Gift Store 226-224-8559

www.purelywicked.ca

Spicer’s Bakery 519-207-1740

www.spicersbakery.ca

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

Find us on Facebook

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook and Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

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

Sarnia Tourism Information 800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

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

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

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

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

SEAFORTH L-7

SELKIRK U-14

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

The Rustic Feather Barntique 519-420-9662

www.rusticfeatherbarntique.ca

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

SPARTA N-14

Anything Used & Sparta Country Candles 519-775-0054

www.spartacandles.com

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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

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

WEST LORNE K-15

Natterjack Brewing Company 226-289-1472

natterjackbrewing.ca

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

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172

www.RoseCottageQuilt.com

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


CIDER, MEAD, WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

S

Southwestern Ontario boasts some excellent

Craft Breweries, Wineries & Cideries!

Petrolia’s

Alternative Fuel

blackgold.beer

395 Fletcher St.,

Petrolia • 226-738-0665

Producer of quality spirits

including Gin, Vodka,

Whisky & Liqueurs...

& our own Hand Sanitizer.

45 Cambria St. • Stratford

519-305-5535 • www.junction56.ca

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

on farm Brewery!

stonepickerbrewing.com

7143 Forest Road,

Plympton-Wyoming

(4km South of Forest)

TASTING ROOM

RETAIL STORE

TOURS AVAILABLE

Unique Flavoured

E ST 2016 · MAT T’S DREAM Craft Beer

25292 292 Talbot Line, West Lorne (at Eagle)

www.natterjackbrewing.ca 226-289-1472

Hand Sanitizer

Made & Sold at:

• Blue Elephant

• Junction 56

Jobsite Brewing Co.

Brewery & Taproom

with Wood Fired Pizza!

Please check out

our website for details.

www.jobsitebrewing.ca

45 Cambria St. • Stratford

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

Ontario’s First

Meadery!

Crafting the Oldest Alcoholic Drink on Earth!

- Best Served Chilled in Good Company

-

3115 River St., ALVINSTON

519-847-5333 • www.munrohoney.com

GOOD BEER &

TASTY FOOD

Sold Here!

96 Norfolk St. S.

SIMCOE

519-428-2886

"Brew'd @ The Blue"

www.blueelephant.ca

NEW !

BANDED GOOSE BREWING CO.

is home to Kingsville's longest bar,

2 Taprooms & a Secret Beer Garden Patio

where Kingsville's original Food Truck,

BLACKJACK GASTROVAN

creates shareable Street Eats

& Fusion Pop Up Menus to compliment

the everchanging & creative

Taproom Line Up of CRAFT BEERS.

Retail Store, TAKEOUT & Patio Dining

15 MAIN ST. EAST I KINGSVILLE

519.733.9700

ORDER ONLINE: bandedgoosebrewing.com

• Hard Cider and Perry

• Apple Wine • Ice Cider

• LIKE US ON

Gift Boutique

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

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The

Daytripper

TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

VICTORIA PARK, PETROLIA

EVERY SATURDAY

MORNING,

7:30am-Noon

June 5 to

October 9, 2021

21

Fletcher Street

(behind Library)

CANCELLED

See you

in 2022!

www.artintheparkpetrolia.com

June 4th & 5th

Canada Day

July 1st

411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia I 519-882-2350

visitpetrolia.ca

Country Yarns

Everything for

your Kning,

Crocheng,

Cross Stch &

Needlepoint

Needs!

- Menon this ad for a 15% discount -

2776 LaSalle Line, PETROLIA • 519-882-8740

(BETWEEN MANDAUMIN & WATERWORKS)

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

www.country-yarns.com

Extended Summer Hours

A shop for both the modern

& classic Quilter!

4247 oil heritage rOad,

petrolia • 519-918-2226

• fabrics • patterns • classes

now an authorized Dealer for:

Open tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Shop on our website too... www.stitcharie.com

• Painted Folk Art

& Pine Furniture

• Scented Candles

• Repurposed Furniture

• Birdhouses, Signs

• Much, Much More!

4189 Petrolia Line, Petrolia, 519-882-0747

Treat

Yourself

at

the

Olde Post

Parlour!

Things We Can Learn From

A Dog...

• Never pass up the opportunity togo for a joyride.

• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be

pure ecstasy.

• When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

• Let others know when they've invaded your territory.

• When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.

• Take naps and stretch before rising.

• Run, romp, and play daily.

• Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

• Be loyal.

• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

• Never pretend to be something you're not.

• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close and

nuzzle him or her gently.

• When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

• No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt

thing and pout... run right back and make friends.

• Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.

Page 18

The world will never starve for want of mothers.

May-June 2021


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

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

What’s in

a Name?

By Dot Sale, Belmont

Do you remember being a child and

having to deal with being called a name

you were born with, but didn’t really

like?

My mother used to tell me that her

maiden name was Rose Pridmore Hill

and her older sister Dorothy used to

tease her about it. I didn’t discover

where the Pridmore name came from

until I got into doing family genealogy

and learned that Pridmore was a last

name on her father’s mother’s side

of the family. My mother told me that

she used to retaliate against her sister

because her middle name was Gladys

by calling her Dorothy Glad ass. I had

the misfortune of inheriting her sister’s

name as I was about to be born when

her sister was dying of tuberculosis, and

my mother would get TB as well, but

thankfully she would survive it and live

another 18 years before passing away.

Growing up with my Scottish

grandmother while my mother was in

a TB sanitarium, I would quickly learn

how she pronounced Dorothy when I

was downstairs and she wanted me to

come upstairs for one reason or another.

Let’s just say she could definitely roll

that “r” when she needed to.

As I got to be a teenager I learned

I wasn’t the only one with name

challenges. When we had to line up

in school for needles for one thing or

another, the teacher called out our

names with enthusiasm. We knew one

girl as Lynn and were surprised to find

out that her real name was actually

Marilyn. I would later do the same thing

when I had the chance to change my

name from Dorothy to anything else.

There was a neighbour next to us who

was named Dorothy too, but preferred

being called Dolly like Dolly Parton.

I thought about it and decided that I

wasn’t a Dolly kind of person, much as I

love Dolly Parton myself. It wasn’t until

my family and I moved to Belmont in

1993 that I finally got the chance to give

myself a new nickname—Dot, about the

same time I started writing short stories

under my initials, D.A. Sale and tried

to get them successfully published, but

without success except by self-printing

several copies of them for friends.

Now that I’m retired in more ways

than one, I think about what my mother

would say about all my literary efforts. I

know I inherited my writing talent from

her, but I sadly never got to see any of

her work as her father had a crazy idea

that women shouldn’t be writers even

though several of the greatest women

writers including Agatha Christie came

from his own country. I’m definitely sure

my mother would be pleased, though,

along with several other members of

my family, and that’s all that counts.

Editor’s Note: One of my most favourite

people in the world is named Dorothy, and

we lovingly call her Gramma Dottie. Thank

you, Dot, for all of your contributions to

Daytripping!

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There are almost 1300 Ontario Heritage Trust Plaques - over 350 in SW Ontario.

May-June 2021 “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired nor deserved.” (Erich Fromm)

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Stop & Shop in

DOWNTOWN

FOREST

ALVINSTON & WYOMING to FOREST, KETTLE & STONY POINT FN & PORT FRANKS

Find us on

Facebook &

Instagram!

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Keep up to date

by checking out our website:

www.shopforest.ca

for information on who is open,

offering online shopping

and curbside pick ups

& other happenings Downtown!

TheForest Florist

and Country Accents

We are Open for your

Home Décor Updates...

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Placemats

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• Fresh Flowers • Metal Items

• Local made

Soy

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www.forestflorist.com

1 Victoria St., FOREST • 519-786-2339 • 1-866-786-2339

Phrase Origins

Refers to being almost, but not quite successful.

Although there’s no proof of origin, it’s widely

accepted that because carnival games were once

targeted to adults and cigars were a common prize,

if the person was close to winning, but didn’t

succeed, they’d say “close, but no cigar.”

Close But no Cigar

Bring a Cooler or Two!

It’s safe to say that Lisa and I can’t

wait until things are back to normal,

but we have managed to find a ton of

interesting ways to shop local this past

year and would like to share a few of

them with you.

By the time that first springtime

lockdown was eased and we were

allowed to travel locally again, we were

dying to get out of the house and on the

road. The biggest obstacle for a while

was a lack of available washrooms,

but there was a list on Daytripping‘s

Facebook page and we used a little

bit of ingenuity and maybe a dash of

daring. The first place we set off to was

Parks Blueberries in Bothwell, for no

particular reason. It’s always been a

favourite of ours. Long story short, we

called in advance and picked up a large

box of frozen blueberries, a few of their

legendary scones and a couple of their

apple crisps, which are to die for. It was

easy and it felt great for a whole bunch

of different reasons. We were patting

ourselves on the back because we went

out of our way to shop/support a small

business. It felt really good and we were

immediately hooked on this otherwise

normal experience, at this all but

Parks Blueberries, Bothwell

Shaw’s Ice Cream, St. Thomas

2020 may have been a horrible year

in many respects, but we ate pretty

damn well I have to say. I might call it

the year of the meat pie, because there

are so many places that make awesome

meat pies, turkey, beef, chicken, etc.

and we’ve sampled a freezer full.

Williamson Farms in Forest, where they

also have their own maple syrup, has

a large selection of meat pies among

other frozen from-the-farm foods. The

Turkey Shoppe in Talbotville has, you

guessed it, awesome turkey pies. We’ve

bought meat pies (and treat pies) from

the Bayfield Berry Farm, Anna Mae’s

and Zehr’s Country Market in Millbank,

McCully’s Hill Farm Market in St. Marys

where they had just finished making

An Old Fashioned Country Store with a Modern Twist!

IN STORE BAKING!

Pre-order to avoid

disappointment.

•Fresh Fudge

• Gift Items

•Toys & Collectibles

• Williamson Farms

Meats & Maple Syrup

• Gift Baskets - Custom

made to order!

Curbside pick up &

delivery available.

Open 7 Days a Week

for the Summer!

Shop Online with us at

www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com

14 King Street West, FOREST • 226-520-0144

normal time. We didn’t bother to send

an article in to Daytripping for the last

few months because we didn’t think of

curbside shopping as an adventure, but

it most certainly is. We also stopped in

to Joyce Farm Market on that same trip

which is very close by, and Sunshine

Farms for their fresh asparagus and

more, but didn’t stop there. We also hit

Munro Apiaries in Alvinston for honey

and mead, the landmark Kent Bridge

Country Market, Roesch Meats which is

a bit closer to Chatham for steaks and a

few other things.

DeBackere Farm Market

by Richard Hodges

Williamson Farms Country Store, Forest

them, and so many more including

farmers’ markets in Sarnia, Brantford,

Petrolia, Simcoe... the list goes on. It’s

been reported that farm markets had

their best years ever and I know why…

It was me and Lisa. We

went to every last one

of them I think, several

times.

There’s one stretch

of road between Port

Stanley and London

where, if you start from

the south, you can hit

Debackere Farm Market,

Shaw’s Ice Cream (yes,

ice cream is a local food)

then stay on Hwy.#4 as it

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goes on the outskirts of St. Thomas until

it intersects with Hwy. #3. You’ll find a

Picard’s Peanuts at that intersection,

The Turkey Shoppe just north of it,

Talbotville Berry Farm just a bit north

again and then between

the intersections of

highways #401 and

#402, you’ll find Thomas

Brothers Farm Market.

Canadale Nurseries is

also along that stretch

as is the road to Sparta

and various streets

that would take you

into St. Thomas where

you would find Briwood Farm Market,

Spicer’s Bakery and their delicious

chocolate dip donuts, Howe’s Farm

Market, Horton Farmers’ Market on

certain days, and why not stop in to

Railway City Brewing Co. while you’re

close by? That’s a day trip all by itself!

The farm market section in the

middle of Daytripping has become one

of our favourite parts of the magazine.

Another area we fell in love with

starts with both Zekveld’s Garden

Market and Reid’s Farm Market in

Reeces Corners and a goat cheese place

in Wyoming (Great Lakes Goat Dairy)

before going toward Forest where Alton

Farms Estate Winery and Stonepicker

Brewing Co. are a few fields apart with

Williamson’s Country Store in nearby

Forest. You can also hit a weekly farm

market depending on the day you pick.

Another trip begins in Dashwood with

turkey and more at Hayter’s Farm and

pork at The Whole Pig, and these stops

are close to the Garlic Box and Metzgers

Meats in Hensall. Jerry Rader Market

isn’t far away at all in Zurich and the

Best Little Pork Shoppe, Shakespeare

Photo by Elaine Ballantyne

Bayfield Berry Farm is close as well,

and there are more craft breweries and

wineries you’ll pass from almost any

direction.

On a tour that’s closer to home for

Lisa and I, we might on any given day

be stopping into Crunican Orchards in

Arva, McCully’s Hill Farm Market and

The Chocolate Factory and a few other

shops in St. Marys, Quehl’s Restaurant

in Tavistock which offers a lot of takeout

frozen meals, The Best Little Pork

Shoppe in Shakespeare, Oak Grove

Cheese, Bright Cheese & Butter, and

Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese just south

of Woodstock. We love cheese, can

you tell, and Oxford County even has a

Cheese Trail.

Munro Honey & Meadery, Alvinston

There are just too many great food

places to mention. We’ve also noticed

how some places take more pride in

their local foods than some others, or

maybe are just better at giving farmers

the credit for all they do. For example,

if you have dinner at Eddington’s of

Exeter, which is truly exceptional, the

menu is very good at stating that the

beef came from this shop and the eggs

came from that farm and so on and

so on. I don’t know about you, but

that gives me a lot more confidence in

what I’m eating. If you’re asking me,

Crunican Orchards, north of London

which you’re not but I’m offering it up,

the restaurants in Port Dover are extra

proud about promoting the fresh Lake

Erie perch and pickerel and any of the

restaurants in that lakeside town are

among the best at making it.

I have to confess that I am getting

hungry writing this article. I’m also

thinking right now that I miss Pine

River Cheese that was on Highway 21

just south of Kincardine. Support local

farmers folks! We don’t need to see any

more landmarks like that disappear!

Then of course there’s Essex County,

where it’s warmer earlier in the year

and fruit stands are a dime a dozen.

It’s worth a trip down there just to

get out of the house and buy the first

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RHUBARB KETCHUP: In a saucepan, combine: 2 cups

rhubarb, chopped, 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped, 1/4 cup

sugar, 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/3 teaspoon

pepper, 1/3 teaspoon celery seeds, 1/4 teaspoon allspice and a Pinch of cloves.

Cover and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Uncover, reduce heat to gently

boil for 14 to 16 minutes. Stir often, until rhubarb is extremely soft, onions are

cooked and mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool somewhat.

Puree mixture in a blender or food processor until very smooth. You can use this

yummy condiment in place of your regular tomato-based ketchup for your burgers,

fries and eggs. It adds a new zing to things. Allow your new “ketchup” to sit in the

refrigerator overnight. The flavour-blending is best after a day or so. If you can

keep your hands off it that long! Enjoy served warm or chilled!

STEWED RHUBARB with an Orange Tang: In a large saucepan, dissolve 3/4 cup

sugar (or up to 1 cup if you like it sweeter) in 2/3 cup water over low heat. Bring to

boil. Add 7 cups of rhubarb, cut into 1 inch pieces. Cover and return to boil. Reduce

heat to medium and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, or until rhubarb has softened. Stir

in 2 tablespoons finely grated orange rind and 1/4 cup orange juice. Allow to cool.

Makes 4 servings.

ROASTED RHUBARB DESSERT TOPPING: In a baking dish, toss together 3

stalks of rhubarb cut to 1/4 inch pieces, 1/2 cup sugar and a dash of salt. Roast in

a preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove and stir in 1/4 teaspoon

vanilla extract. Delicious served warm or cold over ice cream or angel food cake.

RHUBARB ICE: In a saucepan, combine 4 cups chopped rhubarb and 1 1/4 cups

sugar and 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, until

rhubarb is tender. Remove from heat and strain contents, returning liquid to

saucepan. Stir in 3 cups cold water and the juice of 1/2 lemon. Pour into a 9 x 13

inch glass baking dish. Cover and freeze until solid, a minimum of 5 hours. When

ready to serve, scrape into dessert dishes. So icy delicious!

RHUBARB PARFAIT: In a skillet, with a little oil, sauté 2 large (or 3 medium) stalks

of thinly sliced rhubarb and 1/2 cup of sugar, until rhubarb is tender. Place in a

bowl over iced water to cool. Grind 8 ginger

snap cookies. In decorative glasses, starting

with a total of 2 cups of whip cream/dessert

topping, layer whipped cream, cookie layer

and then rhubarb. Repeat layers. Ginger and

rhubarb pair very well together. Or, if desired,

grind your fave cookie in place of ginger

snaps. An additional dollop of whipped

topping finishes its appeal. Makes 4 servings.

• Compliment three people daily.

• Watch a sunrise.

• Be the first to say "Hello."

• Live beneath your means.

• Treat everyone as you want to be

treated.

• Never give up on anybody;

miracles happen.

• Forget the Jones’s.

• Remember someone’s name.

• Pray not for things, but for wisdom

and courage.

• Be tough-minded, but tender

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Along Lake Huron to LAMBTON SHORES, PORT FRANKS & GRAND BEND

We are shining the spotlight

on locally grown Rhubarb. This

amazing veggie (yes, it is) is often treated

as a fruit in its preparation (pies, desserts and

toppings, etc). However you enjoy it, we LOVE the fact that

it is one of the very first fruit/vegetable items to show its

lovely face through the soil in our region. For this

reason, we honour that bold and brave achievement.

Rhubarb Glazed Pork

2 1/2 lb. boneless pork loin roast

4 cups rhubarb, sliced

3/4 cup frozen cranberry-apple juice

concentrate, undiluted (sold in

12 oz/355 ml cans in frozen section)

1/2 cup honey

2 1/3 tablespoons Dijon

style mustard

2 tablespoons cold water

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon wine vinegar

Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast in a preheated 325

degree F oven for 1 1/2 hours or until internal temp reaches 155 degrees F.

In the meantime, using a saucepan, combine rhubarb and cranberry-apple

juice concentrate. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12 to

15 minutes or until rhubarb is very tender. Strain mixture into a 2 cup

measuring cup. Be sure to press out liquid through strainer with the back

of the spoon. Discard pulp. You should have 1 1/4 cups of liquid. If

insufficient, add water to equal that amount. In saucepan, stir together

cornstarch and cold water. Stir in rhubarb liquid, cook and stir over

medium heat until bubbly and thickened. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Stir in mustard, honey and vinegar. Heat through. Brush a portion of the

glaze on meat during final 30 mins. of roasting. When meat is removed

from oven, cover with foil and allow to stand for 12 to 15 mins. (After

standing time, meat should register 160 degrees F) Warm remaining glaze

to serve with meat. Makes 6 generous servings.

Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie

with Crumble Topping

Pie Filling Ingredients:

1 egg

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 lb. rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch

pieces, or sliced frozen rhubarb

(about 3 cups)

1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, halved

1 unbaked pie shell (9 inch)

Topping Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup quick-cooking or

old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup butter, cubed

(cold best for cutting)

In a large bowl, beat egg. Beat in the sugar, flour and vanilla until well

blended. Gently stir in rhubarb and strawberries. Pour into pastry shell.

For topping: In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and oats; cut in

butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 10 mins. Reduce heat to 350

degrees. Bake for 35 mins. longer or until crust is golden brown and filling

is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 servings.

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Memory Lane

If you have the time, please come with

me on a walk down memory lane—back

to my childhood, many moons ago. I had

a very happy childhood, although with

eight children, Mom and Dad and Dad’s

mom, “Nanny” in one house, it was not

easy for Dad to keep enough food on

the table. Dad knew responsibility at a

very young age. When he was barely

seventeen his father died and Dad was

then the sole supporter of his mom. He

had to give up any education he may

have wanted to get a job.

Nanny lived in our home from the

time Dad and Mom were married until

her death when I was fourteen. You

rarely heard my dad complain about his

role in life. He was always smiling and

had a wonderful sense of humour. He

was a very honest man and expected

everyone else to be the same. He never

locked his door, saying, “A lock only

keeps the honest man out.”

Dad would walk into a store, any store,

and promptly say, “Could I get a quarter’s

worth of ten dollar bills?” Needless to

say he never found a merchant who

would accommodate him. He would

chuckle and say, “Oh, well, it was worth

a try.” He would occasionally run a bill

By Blanche Haskett, Delhi

at the local grocery store and if it was

owed longer than the owner thought it

should be, he’d ask Dad when he’d be

able to close the account. Dad would

say a certain time and he would have

the money to pay it. “You know, my

friend, I’d rather owe it to you than beat

you out of it.” And he would smile.

Whenever us kids would say we were

afraid, Dad would say, “Never be afraid

until you see something worse than

yourself,” and “Don’t worry about being

kidnapped. They’ll bring you back at the

first lamp post.”

“Beech, birch and maple,

all begins with A.”

When we all went out, it took two

cars. Dad would say to the second

driver, “If I get there first, I’ll draw a line.

If you get there first, you rub it out.” As

each of us grew older we understood

the joke, but as youngsters, we’d always

look for that imaginary line. We would

often wake up to Dad shouting up the

stairs, “Time to get up, kids. It’s daylight

in the swamp!” We couldn’t understand

why we had to get up. We never lived

near any darn swamp!

“Beech, birch and maple, all begins

with A,” Dad would say to us. We would

argue the point until he’d say, “Well, all

does begin with A.”

He taught us to say the alphabet

backwards. I happened to say it in front

of my seven year old granddaughter

one day and she asked me to write it

down for her, which I did. Two weeks

later when I visited them she was quite

excited when she said the alphabet

backwards as if she had been saying it

as long as I had. My son learned it while

on guard duty one night in a foreign

country. “If you and Patricia can do it,

I can too!”

When we’d ask Dad to read anything

to us, he’d say, “You’d better read it. I

went to night school. I can’t read in the

daytime.” As each of us started driving,

he’d say, “Now don’t forget to watch the

car in front of the car behind you.”

“Yes, Dad, we’ll be careful.”

We were a poor family by monetary

means, but we soon learned that

we were the richest family we knew

because love and laughter were the two

main ingredients in our household. We

grew up healthy and happy and every

one of us inherited Dad’s unique sense

of humour. Thanks, Dad!

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Father and Son

By Lisa Paddon, London

All spring, summer, and now into

the fall, I have seen a beautiful sight.

Inspiring as it is, it leaves me with a true

sense of hope and faith. Two individuals,

who have no idea, have left me with a

feeling of security and happiness. This,

I promise to get back to. Every day,

weather permitting, after I finish work, I

most often retreat to the balcony of the

second story residence that I habitat. It

overlooks a long stretch of road from

east to west. Many cars travel back

and forth, as well as an abundance of

memorable foot traffic. At times it can

be quite busy with a flow of noisy traffic,

however it does quiet down as the

afternoon pushes into the evening, and

sunset. Familiar faces of mere strangers

are seen routinely travelling back and

forth to fulfill their daily journey. Who

knows where they are going? That is left

only to the imagination. Each and every

person has their own unique story.

Every once in a

while the passers by

will get used to seeing

me on my balcony,

and will wave up in a

friendly gesture. Some

will stop for a moment

to exchange hellos and

talk about the nice

weather, and their day,

or talk about the dog

they are walking on

the end of their leash.

Of the many faces

seen carrying their

bags, umbrellas, or

local coffee in hand,

there are some you

would like to know and

others…well, perhaps

not. After all, there are all kinds of

people in this world, and that is what

makes life interesting.

At one time there was an actual

live, wild turkey that would travel up

and down in the middle of the road,

slowing traffic, which was a good thing

for everyone but the drivers who were

trying to get from point A to point B.

Locals called him “Terry the Turkey.” At

any given point in the day, traffic was

being held up due to Terry’s insistence

about when and how long he was going

to take to cross the road. I say that with

a chuckle, as it was really quite funny to

see him winding in and around the cars

to the other side of the road on his own

watch. I’m not sure what happened to

Terry…God bless him. Some suggest he

took off with the rest of the unseen clan

to a safer more desirable place to hang

out, if you were a turkey.

Bicycles, mopeds, and rollerbladers

alike, all have one thing in common.

To reach their destination on this long

stretch of road. From exotic sports cars

to souped-up renditions whose mufflers

keep your eardrums ringing, all are to be

seen along this stretch. I had mentioned

two inspirational individuals. I will call

them “father and son,” as that is who

they appear to me. Each

evening while the sun

still lights the sky, father

and son stroll side by

side slowly down the

long stretch of sidewalk.

It is something special

to see as it appears.

Father is well into his

eighties, and is still

going on daily walks

accompanied by his

devoted, adult son—a

ritual the two of them

share together each

evening, both tall and

lean, and with the

same slow, steady gait.

I wonder what they talk

about. The protective

son always ensures his father is on the

inside of the sidewalk further away from

the road, as they are taking their stroll.

Off they go, into the distance, simple but

heartfelt. Like clockwork everyday they

round the corner. Here they come…

there they go. A memory between the

two of them they will forever share.

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June 11th

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July 24th

Over 40 Years in Clay!

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Unique work featuring

Pavlo, Hilborn &

Marilyn Barbe.

Specializing in one of a

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Donald Hughes

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& Walker

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we can

meet again.

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Concerts

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Graveyard Friends: Finding New Community

Since last spring, my neighbour and

I have been walking for an hour most

mornings so we can check the “exercise

completed” box off on our lock-down

to-do lists.

In the midst of pandemic fog, the

weeks blend into each other, so I

welcome this small window of structure

in the day. We walk in the grounds of

a London city jewel, Mount Pleasant

Cemetery.

We go most days, rain, shine, or

snow and talk about all subjects great

and small: the books we read, the TV

shows we watch, what was on the news

with Lisa LaFlamme the night before,

our volunteer jobs, nature shows and

amazing animal behaviour, past travel

adventures, tackling awkward social

situations, and where to find stuff on

sale.

During the summer, groundskeepers

on their John Deeres would wave to

us as they navigated carefully among

the markers. One Zen staff member

meticulously hand-edged around all

the stones while classical music wafted

softly from his cart.

As the weeks of COVID turned into

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months, we began to notice that this

place is really a Garden of Eden. In

spring we watched the magnificent

magnolia trees blossom and glisten in

the sunlight for a few precious days

before a wind shook the petals down

into a pink carpet. We were awed by the

huge, beautiful copper beech that stands

guard over the cemetery entrance when

it spread out its canopy of shimmering

green and purple leaves.

The flowers, including castor,

cosmos, sunflowers, and snapdragons

blossomed and then faded according to

their time. The squirrels and birds hop,

chirp, squawk, and swoop giving us a

soundtrack as we stroll.

We discovered that Shelley, one

of the groundskeeping staff, was a

walking encyclopedia on nature and

happily answered our questions about

the staggering range of plants and

trees. She supplied us with a map to

find the Carolinian zone trees that are

especially rare—even for southwestern

Ontario—such as sassafras, Kentucky

coffee, Ohio buckeye, cucumber

magnolia, tulip, and the prehistoric

male and female Osage orange trees

with their knobby, vivid green fruit.

In the fall, the multihued leaves

looked more luminous and vivid every

day. In winter, all the trees look crisp

and starkly defined, like a black and

white Ansel Adams photograph. And

now we are back to spring with buds

and birds emerging again.

Most days we cross paths with our

new dog friends and their human

companions, always social distancing.

We met Lily, a beautiful, sleek, and softeyed

Dalmatian, and her human Peter

first. Peter zips around the pathways

on his mobility scooter while Lily easily

keeps up, hardly breaking a sweat. We

think it’s hilarious that Peter calls us the

“dames from the graveyard.” Peter grew

up in Hamburg, Germany and regaled

us with tales of seeing the Beatles at a

club there, and his adventurous travel

and path to Canada.

Bridget is a sprightly middle-aged

Springer Spaniel who knocks off three

circuits around the perimeter in the

time it takes us to do one. Her human,

Davina, on the other end of the leash,

keeps up with no problem. She stops to

chat and lets Bridget lean in for a quick

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retirement homes because who could

resist her soft fur and gentle, big eyes?

Katie, the Wheaten Terrier, looks

hilarious carrying her ever-present

stick like a stogie, a dead ringer for a

furry Fidel Castro. What a good girl!

Meanwhile, Richard, a perky and

sartorially splendid Brussels Griffon

in a Hudson’s Bay hoodie, easily wins

the best dressed award, even though

he seems to struggle a little to get used

to his matching yellow boots. But what

price fashion, eh Richard?

But these refreshing rambles are

not just about classy canines and

quiet contemplation. We slowly find

ourselves becoming part of another

community, one we may not have

encountered had it not been for

COVID. Community is formed in small,

stealthy steps. The usual connections

have been put on pause during this

pandemic, but thanks to these muted

paths, some tentative new ones are

forming.

Here at the cemetery we saunter

among the spirits, enjoying the fresh

air, the botanical bounty, and the smile,

wave, and wag of new-found friends.

“Though much is taken, much abides,”

as Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote, and we

are grateful.

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“Remember that motherhood is a beginning, not a destination.” (Unknown)

May-June 2021


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The Bovine Terror

When we were young our

grandparents had one flabby old

cow left on the farm

for the family’s own

milk needs. She

was the last of what

was once a sizable

herd when Gramma and

Grampa were younger.

That stupid cow was

mean and would chase us

kids every time we tried to

go out in the yard. We would

be playing, minding our own

business, when she would

come around the side of the

barn in a one-cow stampede.

The four of us would panic, run

screaming and climb the apple

tree to escape the bovine terror. Once

we were safe in the tree, we would keep

screaming for help and throw apples at

the beast trying to make it go away. She

would not leave, she stood guard over

us while stuffing herself with the apples.

Soon enough, Gramma would hear

By Vicki Hornick, Tilbury

As told to me by my older sister Cheryl

A Hat

by Ida Tillema,

Chatham

Tip a hat in passing,

To say “How do you do?”

Tip a hat to an auctioneer,

And the house belongs to you.

our cries, stop whatever work she was

doing and come out of the house to

rescue us. She would

put her arm lovingly

around the neck of the

apple munching cow,

pat its flank and ask why

we were afraid of such a

sweet, gentle animal.

The answer of course

was, we were afraid of the

animal because the stupid

cow chased us every time she

saw us, and we didn’t know

why.

I realize now, as an adult,

that the cow was not stupid; she

was smarter than us. She chased

us every time she saw us because

when she chased us, we climbed up the

apple tree and threw apples down at

her.

I’ve remembered now, too; I don’t

know if it was all those apples, but the

milk she gave was the sweetest we ever

drank.

May-June 2021 “That best academy, a mother’s knee.” (James Russell Lowell)

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There’s nothing quite like rising early

in the morning and enjoying a warm

cup of tea and something to read. This

is even more true if you take pride in

your own garden oasis. Now more than

ever, Ontarians are spending a little

extra time at home, basking in nature

which is literally in their own backyard.

If you’re passionate about your

garden, but you’re looking for a little

extra local inspiration, or if you’re

trying to plan for your own ideal

backyard garden and you’re looking for

the excuse to get out and see what else

is growing in Ontario’s Southwest, here

are some great ideas for public gardens

you can enjoy this summer.

Make sure you check the website for

each of these places before you visit

to see updates to their services due to

COVID-19.

Each of these gardens brings something

a little different to the table. From scenic

pack-your-own picnic backdrops to the

truest farm-to-table dining experiences,

Southwestern Ontario has you covered

for public gardens.

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Whistling Gardens. Wilsonville

Perfect to walk through or to take

a picnic, Whistling Gardens Botanic

Gardens & Garden Centre is home to

a vast number of plants, flowers and

varietals. They are known for being the

home of the largest public collection

of peonies in North America, and they

have over 2000 conifer species in their

gardens.

Crazy 8 Barn, Palmyra

Crazy 8 Barn has some beautifully

manicured gardens on their grounds. If

your dream is to have a garden that is as

beautiful as the garden at Crazy 8 Barn,

you can shop for garden décor online

and pick it up for curbside pickup.

Zoe Der Kinderen 519 870 9883

www.go2down2earth.com

Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm · Sunday 10am-4pm

519-785-0487 8966 Furnival Road South, RODNEY

Thrive Norfolk, Simcoe

This unique farm-to-table dining

experience in Norfolk County celebrates

the beauty of edible gardens, brought

right to your table. If you aren’t

convinced, their scenic and bright

eating area is placed right in the middle

of their garden. At Thrive, their motto

is “Six Courses from One Acre”, which

pretty clearly sums up their gardendining

experience and philosophy.

Forest Glen Herb Farm,

Lambton Shores

The impressive Forest Glen Herb

Farm sits on a large property, with

opportunities for bird watching at the

large pond, hikes throughout the garden

and property or spending time at their

private beach. Their on-site shop offers

a variety of goods for sale, including

facial and bath products, potpourri and

sachets as well as culinary ingredients.

The attached Lavender House B&B

on the property itself is a 19th Century

Edwardian home. Coming to stay

overnight at the B&B means that your

breakfast and optional dinner will be

cooked with plenty of home-grown

herbs and edible flowers in mind.

Wildflowers Farm, St. Thomas

This beautiful 9 acre, family-owned

farm places great emphasis on the

natural healing qualities of the land. Its

owners are herbalists, ayurvedic yoga

teachers, passionate beekeepers and

garden tenders. Their backgrounds and

passions truly lend themselves to what

Wildflowers Farm is all about.

You can visit this farm to see the

gardens, or visit their Farm Store which

is nestled near the apiary and amongst

the flowers. Their Farm Store is the

home of their hand crafted loose leaf

teas and honeys. Consider planning to

visit on a Friday in the summer and fall

months for one of their Farmers Market

days.

Makkink’s Flower Farm, Tillsonburg

Owned and operated by the Makkink

family, Makkink’s Flower Farm is a

great place to come with someone else

from your household to enjoy. Their

flower farm boasts a variety of beautiful

blooms on the premises.

They also offer a great opportunity

to walk through their gardens and “Cut

Your Own” flowers, so that you can

bring home a bouquet of your own.

This experience is done in a way that

complies with physical distancing and

safety regulations, which makes for a

unique and personalised experience.

Be sure to keep an eye out for their

notorious sunflower season. Makkink’s

is well-known for the abundance of

these large beauties that grow on their

grounds in late summer.

Heeman’s, Thorndale

A visit to Heeman’s makes for a great

one-stop-shop for your garden tour of

Southwestern Ontario. This garden

centre and strawberry farm offers a

variety of things to keep you busy and

occupied during your visit.

With everything from pick-your-own

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strawberries to buying your own plants

to bringing one of their dry hard ciders

home to enjoy, the options are endless

at Heeman’s. Make sure you try one

of their sundaes, milkshakes or locally

roasted coffees during your visit.

Don’t Forget Southwestern

Ontario’s Lavender Season

I’d be remiss to share this list if I

left out the lavender farms, of which

this neck of the woods is blessed to

have so many. If you’re looking for that

perfect lavender farm for some photos,

or if you’re looking to indulge in handcrafted

lavender products, then make

sure you check out these spots, too.

Steed & Co Lavender, Sparta

This picturesque Lavender farm sits

on a corner of the grounds of a 45 acre

horse farm. Stepping out of your car,

you’ll feel immediately transported to

the French countryside.

A visit to Steed & Co. should involve

a walk through their Lavender gardens

and a stop at their shop. They’ve

brought their shop outdoors for the

summer months, to ensure proper

physical distancing for patrons.

Serenity Lavender Farm, Harrow

This charming farm is the perfect

place for a self-guided stroll of seasonal

lavender near the shores of Lake Erie.

Serenity Lavender boasts beautiful

grounds and a variety of delicious

lavender delicacies for you to enjoy,

such as their homemade lavender

honey or blueberry lavender white

chocolate cheesecake.

Apple Hill Lavender,

Windham Centre

Apple Hill has one of the larger

scenic farms of lavender on this list.

This generations-old apple farm is filled

with rolling fields to enhance the feeling

that you’re surrounded by lavender. Let

me tell you, it doesn’t get much better

than that! It’s also located in Norfolk

County, so you can connect your visit

with several other gardens on this list.

They are currently closed but in

previous years, you could visit their

charming Carriage House Boutique, that

offered a variety of small-batch, handcrafted

lavender products. Finally, if you

were looking for a slightly longer visit,

you could pack a picnic lunch and enjoy

it at one of their picnic tables under

their apple trees. Check their website to

see when their farm and grounds will be

open to the public.

Bri is an Ontario native who has spent

many years living abroad, but has been

happily rooted back in this beautiful

province for the past three years. She

loves writing about travel experiences to

discover in Ontario, including all things

nature, food and culture. You can find

her canoeing, swimming and visiting

farmers markets across Ontario in the

summer, and snowshoeing or curling

up with a good book and an Ontarian

Pinot Noir in the winter. You can follow

along with her journeys on Instagram @

mstravelingmitch.

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“A mother can perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” (Lisa Alther)

May-June 2021


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The Next County Over

By J.J. Francissen, London

As working mothers, visits with my

sisters were few and far between. We

always talked about spending more

time together once we were retired. We

dreamed about places we would go on

road trips. That day finally came last

summer. My youngest sister retired at

Pinecroft’s Green Frog Tea Room

the end of the school year and my other

sister and I work from home, so our

hours are flexible.

We met our youngest sister at her

home in St. Thomas, which is located in

Elgin County and only a 20 minute drive

from London. She took us on a tour of

her area. Our first stop was Pinecroft

Gallery and Gift Shop located on Rogers

Road near Aylmer. Pinecroft is one of

those places that simply surprises you.

Not only do potters create pottery on the

grounds, but there is a gift shop where

you can purchase the finished products

along with other artisan’s creations.

Next to the gift shop is a tea room,

open seven days a week except January

and February and December 24th and

25th. All of this is housed in a log cabin.

The tea room serves delicious lunches.

Due to already having had lunch, we

opted for tea and a scrumptious dessert.

After our tea we took a leisurely stroll on

the grounds of Pinecroft, where benches

faced a serene pond. Looking at this

body of water, which is flanked with tall

pine trees, I felt instantly transported to

Northern Ontario.

Small cottages are available to rent,

which are hidden under the canopy

of trees that surround Pinecroft. This

would be the perfect place for a writing

retreat, or a quiet weekend in the

country. Pinecroft also boasts walking

trails and a waterfall. A gorgeous setting.

Our next stop had us go through

the historical village of Sparta. Quaint

store fronts beckoned us. Exploring

those—another day. We were

headed to Winter Wheat. An eclectic

place where you spend hours

poking about the grounds viewing

the many recycled sculptures, or

browse in the outbuildings as well as

the main barn/store. Unfortunately

Winter Wheat is no longer available

to the public due to a fire. I, and

many others hope the owner will

rebuild because it had become one

of those tourist spots that is iconic

to Elgin County.

Another day, another tour, only this

time it was my youngest sister and I.

She wanted to show off St. Thomas, the

town she has lived in for 20 years plus.

It has been growing steadily and going

through a rejuvenation of late.

Our first stop was the new St.

Thomas Elevated Park on Centre St.

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The older I get, the more I enjoy

Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet

solitude that comes with being the first

to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded

joy of not having to be at work. Either

way, the first few hours of a Saturday

morning are most enjoyable. A few

weeks ago, what began as a typical

Saturday morning, turned into one of

those lessons that life seems to hand

you from time to time.

I turned the dial up into the phone

portion of the band on my ham radio

in order to listen to a Saturday morning

swap net. Along the way, I came across

an older sounding chap, with a golden

voice. He was telling whomever he

was talking with something about “a

thousand marbles.” I was intrigued and

stopped to listen... “Well, Tom, it sure

sounds like you’re busy with your job.

I’m sure they pay you well but it’s a

shame you have to be away from home

and your family so much. Working sixty

or seventy hours a week to make ends

meet? Missing your daughter’s dance

recital? He continued, “Let me tell you

something Tom, something that has

helped me keep a good perspective on

my own priorities.”

“You see, I sat down one day and did

a little arithmetic. The average person

lives about seventy-five years. I know,

some live more and some live less, but

on average, folks live about seventy-five

years. Now then, I multiplied 75 times

52 and I came up with 3900, which is

the number of Saturdays that the average

person has in their entire lifetime.

“Now stick with me, Tom, I’m getting

to the important part.” “It took me until

I was 55 years old to think about all

this in any detail”, he went on, “and

by that time I had lived through over

twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got to

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1000 Marbles

thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five,

I only had about a thousand of them left

to enjoy. “So I went to a toy store and

bought every single marble they had. I

ended up having to visit three toy stores

to round up 1000 marbles. I took them

home and put them inside of a large,

clear plastic container right here in the

sack next to my gear. Every Saturday

since then, I have taken one marble out

and thrown it away.” “I found that by

watching the marbles diminish, I focus

more on the really important things in

life. There is nothing like watching your

time here on this earth run out to help

get your priorities straight.”

“Now let me tell you one last thing

before I sign-off with you and take

my lovely wife out for breakfast. This

morning, I took the very last marble out

of the container. I figure that if I make

it until next Saturday then I have been

given a little extra time. And the one

thing we can all use is a little more time.”

“It was nice to meet you Tom, I hope

you spend more time with your family,

and I hope to meet you again here on the

band... 75 year old man, this is K9NZQ,

clear and going QRT, good morning!”

You could have heard a pin drop on the

band when this fellow signed off. I guess

he gave us all a lot to think about.

I had planned to work on the antenna

that morning, and then I was going to

meet up with a few hams to work on

the next club newsletter. Instead, I went

upstairs and woke my wife up with a

kiss. “C’mon honey, I’m taking you and

the kids to breakfast.” “What brought

this on?” she asked with a smile. “Oh,

nothing special, it’s just been a long time

since we spent a Saturday together with

the kids. Hey, can we stop at a toy store

while we’re out? I need to buy some

marbles....

4683 Sunset Road, Port Stanley • 519-782-4052 • www.moorewatergardens.com

A Landmark for Visitors since 1948!

• Sundaes • Shakes

• Cones • Splits

• Ice Cream Cakes

Over 40

Flavours!

Open Daily

11am-9pm

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

The Hint, from our

March-April 2021 issue, was...

This is called “A Place of Many

Grasses.” Notice the symbols in

the upper portion.

The Answer is:

This turtle shaped dome features

tribal symbols at the top and is

etched to represent birch bark.

It’s at the Tecumseh Monument

on Longwoods Rd near Parks

Blueberries west of Bothwell.

If you like these, you’ll love www.roadsideattractions.ca

The Hint is:

We’ve removed the

name of the county

from these “42” logos,

and there are a few of

these road markings in

this one, flat region.

Where

Is It?

Look for the answer in our July-August 2021 issue!

From our last issue

May-June 2021 “A man’s work is from sun to sun but a mother’s work is never done.” (Anonymous)

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The

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London

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NEW

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St. Thomas

Sparta

75 years

Lake Erie

years

401

Belmont

Aylmer

JUST OFF HIGHWAY HWAY

3,

46230 NEW SARUM LINE

Step Back in Time

to Elgin County’s

Oldest Diner!

Famous Chicken &

Old Time Diner Favourites!

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The serenity of Pinecroft under the towering pines...

A hint of Muskoka in Southern Ontario, with log cabins,

a walking trail, waterfall & expansive pond.

Gift Shop open daily 11 to 4

WASHROOMS AVAILABLE

Covid guideline updates on our website

www.pinecroft.ca

8122 Rogers Road South

AYLMER • 519-773-3435

Just 1 mile West of Aylmer,

1.5 miles South of Hwy. #3

Aren’t Granddaughters the

Absolute Best?

I am proud to be a grandmother

to the sweetest girl that walked the

face of this earth (actually she is my

only granddaughter…LOL). This gal

has always been the light of my life,

begging me to let her come and stay

with me on weekends when she was a

little girl, pleading with me to take her

to the beach or to the park or to the

playgrounds.

We called her our little “salad girl”

for a short while—which of course she

hated! Her mother had been sitting on

the couch eating a salad and, of course,

my granddaughter was jumping all

around her, lost her footing and pitched

face first into her mother’s salad bowl!

Everyone howled with laughter but to

her, “IT’S NOT FUNNY!”

Years ago after I retired, I landed a

great job: kitty and house sitting for a

few families. One particular family lived

on the lake which had a lot of beach

frontage. One weekend

that she spent with me, we

swam and played on the

beach, and I had this great

idea—I would bury her in

the sand to the waist and

form the bottom into a

mermaid! It turned out

absolutely fantastic and

I have pictures stashed

somewhere of my little

mermaid.

My other daughter

has a farm with lots of

animals and pets and

Now Serving

on the Patio!

LICENSED UNDER AGCO

Seven Days a Week

11 am - 3 pm

Menu Online

www.pinecroft.ca/menu

RESERVATIONS PREFERRED

Know

Your

Canadian

Abbreviations!

See how many you can guess...

answers at bottom.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

CAF _____________

CBC _____________

CN ______________

CP ______________

CRTC ____________

CTV _____________

NDP _____________

NHL _____________

7.

8.

9.

10.

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QC

By Mary Jane MacVicar,

Leamington

when they would go away on a holiday,

my granddaughter and I would stay at

their house and look after all the “fur

kids.”

One evening, after a busy day out

on the farm, my granddaughter, who

was about 11 at the time, said she was

going in to have a shower and wash

her hair. After a while, she came out of

the bathroom and mentioned that she

wasn’t able to wash her hair.

I asked, “Why not?”

She replied, “The only shampoo Aunt

Pattie had said ‘FOR DRY HAIR’ and I

had wet mine already!” I couldn’t stop

laughing!

Well, this sweet girl is now grown up

and lives oh so far away from me in

Edmonton, Alberta and much too far

for all those wonderful hugs and kisses

I used to get from her. We e-mail each

other often, Skype whenever we can and

talk on the phone when she has a day

off from her workplace. I was

totally surprised one day

when I received a package

from her—a little gift box.

When I opened it up, there

was a beautiful gold heart

locket and inscribed on the

top was “#1 Grandma.”

Needless to say, there were

a few tears shed after that.

So if anyone has ever had

an amazing relationship

with their granddaughter,

they know exactly how I

feel.

______________

______________

Answers: 1. Canadian Armed Forces 2.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 3. Canadian

National 4. Canadian Pacific 5. Canadian

Radio-Television and Telecommunications

Commission 6. Canadian Television Network 7.

New Democratic Party 8. National Hockey

League 9. Order of Canada 10. Queen's Counsel

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Motherhood is a flame that, once lit, can never be extinguished.

May-June 2021


Lake Huron

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NY

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• Fresh, Local Food Favourites • Metal Art

• Rustic Touches • Nautical • Wooden Accents

• Garden Accessories, Bird Houses to Benches

~ Full Range of Lawn Care Essentials ~

Outdoor Living...

Essentials &

Décor Touches

I met a fairy today who

granted me one wish.

I wished to live forever.

“Sorry,” she said, “I can’t

grant wishes like that.”

“Fine, I want to die after the

Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.”

“You crafty bastard,” she replied.

TILLSONBURG

A multi vendor market

Over 10,000 sq ft on 1 floor

See our ad on South Central Anque Tour, Pg. 52

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Lighted

Patio

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Unique Bird Feeders

26 Beech St., Aylmer • 226-289-2403

We carry ry the

Original

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Mon-Fri 8-5

Sat 8-3

At Copenhagen's Biggest Store, Where Your Project is our Specialty!

• Wood Crafts & Supplies • Kempston Router Bits

• Lang Calendars • Country Home Candles

• Tole Painting Supplies

The “White Pass” Train replica runs in the store!

OPEN Mon., Wed. to Sat. 9-6 & Sun. 10-5 • CLOSED Tues.

PORT

BRUCE

AYLMER

Hwy. 3

John Wise

COPENHAGEN

5048

Imperial Rd.

Just 11 km South of Aylmer

519-773-9049

The Next County Over... Cont’d from Page 33

This area was once an overhead

railroad bridge that spanned over

Sunset Drive in St. Thomas. The 30

ft wide, 850 ft long bridge has been

St. Thomas Church - 1824

unused by the railroad for many years,

with grass and wildflowers overgrowing

the rails. St. Thomas decided to do

an overhaul. Where the tracks used

to be is now wooden decking. Along

with new railings are metal sculptures,

with benches to sit on and enjoy the

view from a high vantage

point. Lovely flower beds are

scattered throughout and

maintained by volunteers. The

construction on this park is

not yet completed, but when

it’s done, it will be spectacular.

Not too far away from the

elevated park we visited the

St. Thomas Church, which was

built in 1824 on land donated

Quai Du Vin

by Capt. Daniel Rapelje, the founder

of St. Thomas. The architecture of this

church is Early English Gothic Revival.

As we entered the grounds from the

street, we walked under an archway

constructed of wood, with four stone

pillars and a slate roof, which is so

reminiscent of entrance ways to

churches in Britain.

A sidewalk led you to a white

clapboard church, with a square

tower, steeple on top, which was

added along with the chancel, in

1825 with Col. Thomas Talbot’s

generous help. Georgian windows

allowed us to peek inside where

we saw the church decor was very

spartan. This place of worship has

definitely stood the test of time.

On one side of the church yard

is a cemetery where old graves

stand announcing who lay below

the sod. One huge monument

marks a whole family that once

resided in the area.

The next stop was Waterworks

Park on Edgeware St in St. Thomas.

I’ve been here before and had written

a story about it previously. Waterworks

Park never fails to restore calm in my

life. Lovely ponds with Indian Water

Lily pods reaching up into the sky.

Wooden bridges arch over the ponds

where various waterfowl

such as Mallard ducks and

Canada Geese reside in the

park along with frogs and

turtles. Our cameras were

clicking as Canada Geese

walked in front of us single

file to go for a swim. My

sister turned one of these

photos into a beautiful

painting.

ANNANDALE

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

www.tillsonburg.ca

Nationally al

ly designated for its

1880’s 80’s

Aesthetic etic

Interior, r,

Period Rooms,

oms,

Hand Painted Ceilings, Elaborate Woodwork,

ork,

Unique Art Glass & History Galleries.

leri

es.

Open by Appointment

Details & Updates on our website

Annandale & Tillsonburg history and

interactive activities on Facebook

Updates on Website &

Mon-Fri 10-3 • Call for appt

Community Museum & Tourist Info. Centre • 30 Tillson Ave., TILLSONBURG • 519-842-2294 • pphelps@tillsonburg.ca

Graceful Weeping Willow branches

cascaded down to kiss the surface of the

water and Maple trees were in various

stages of turning colour. This park is a

popular spot for wedding photographers

in the area.

Falling in love with

Elgin County was not hard.

Falling in love with Elgin County was

not hard, so I had to include my spouse

on this daytripping secret. A drive on a

sunny, winter day had us pass gently

rolling hills, Carolinian forests and a

stop at Quai Du Vin, a local winery on

Fruit Ridge Line.

Redi and Roberto Quai of European

background decided to plant vines in

1970 on their large acreage. They named

the vineyard Quai Du Vin – pronounced

(K dew vañ). After twenty years of

tending the business and the vineyard,

Roberto and his wife, Lisa opened the

winery to the public. Framed photos

of the founders of Quai Du Vin proudly

grace the walls of the wine store. The

winery has now been passed down to

Jamie Quai, who continues to produce

excellent vintages on Lake Erie’s North

Shore.

In the summer Quai Du Vin offers

outdoor concerts and wedding

receptions are held on the grounds

among its beautiful, scenic views.

While there, we found fruit wines

as well as your usual types such as

Chardonnay, Baco Noir etc. We came

home with a delicious wine called

Peach Aurore. In the store there were

also other products such as various

jams, chocolate and merchandise with

funny sayings about wine.

What we have discovered so far in our

daytrips is just the tip of the Elgin County

experience. I know there will be many

more adventures to be had in the future.

Funny how one will drive for hours to

reach a pleasant destination and often

overlook what the next county over has

to offer.

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Monday through Saturday

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• Calendars • Children’s Books

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5-J, 6-H,

7-O, 8-N,

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Motherhood means steering a child’s ship until he has learned how to swim.

May-June 2021


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Organic & Specialty Farms for food lovers, 100 mile dieters & responsible shoppers!

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A University of Western Ontario study determined that if each

Ontario family shifted only $10 of their weekly food budget

to buy food produced in this province, Ontario businesses

could see 10,000 new jobs and $2.4 billion in annual food sales.

In case you think you can’t really make a difference,

this says “Yes You Can.”

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1 lb. fresh or fresh LOCAL asparagus, prepared

1 Tablespoon butter

4 green onions, chopped

1 9-inch pastry pie shell

3 eggs

1 cup half and half cream

1/2 cup white cheddar cheese, grated

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Recipe by: Asparagus Farmers

1/4 teaspoon salt

of Ontario, Simcoe

1/8 teaspoon pepper

www.asparagus.on.ca

Cook asparagus. Drain, immerse in cold water, drain again and pat dry.

Cut stalks in 4-inch lengths. Cut remaining ends into 1/2-inch pieces.

Partially bake pastry pie shell, at 220ºC (425ºF) for 8 minutes. In a small skillet

sauté onions in butter for 5 minutes. Place onions and chopped asparagus ends

in partially baked pie shell.

Beat eggs and cream together. Mix in cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into pastry pie

shell. Bake at 180ºC(350ºF) for 45 minutes until set. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

(Optional: Add diced ham, bacon, and/or mushrooms to mix before baking)

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About Asparagus...

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By Ruth Sharon

• Asparagus Math: 1 pound fresh snapped asparagus = 16 to 20 average size

spears; yields about 2 cups chopped pieces; 3.5 cups cooked. Be mindful that

asparagus size can vary considerably. Weight is the guide to incorporate when

deciphering a recipe. You’ll find many recipes list asparagus by weight.

• There are two general types of asparagus…green and white. White asparagus is

grown underground and harvested just when the tips break through the soil.

Choose firm, bright green (or pale ivory for the white variety) stalks with tight tips.

Avoid limp, dry-looking spears. In general, the thinner the spear, the greater the

tenderness.

• Choose asparagus stalks that are all approximately the same size and thickness

to ensure even cooking. Selection inspection should include firm and straight

stalks with compact, closed tips.

• Store asparagus upright, standing in about an inch of water; cover container

with a plastic bag. Or, wrap the stem ends in wet paper towel, then seal the

asparagus in a plastic bag. Wash just before using. Asparagus is best cooked the

day it’s purchased but will keep for up to 3 days.

• Ok, the not so pleasant topic of urine…up to 80% of humans detect a

noteworthy “fragrance” after eating asparagus. No worries! This comes from the

asparagusic acid. By itself this acid does not smell,

but once you consume it, the enzymes in your

efficient body break the acid down into sulfur

containing compounds. Don’t despair, the smell

usually starts within 30 minutes of consumption,

but should last only a few hours. A small sacrifice

when considering the goodness and versatility of

this highly sought after veggie.

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a cooler

on your

Daytrips!

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Let them know about it please. Thanks!

This map gives only an overview of where these

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

Remember to BRING A COOLER!

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May-June 2021 Problems were invented to give mothers a reason to make soup.

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A University of Western

Ontario study showed that if

each Ontario family shifted

only $10 of their weekly

food budget to buy food

produced in the province,

Ontario businesses

would see 10,000 new

jobs and $2.4 billion in

annual food sales.

Please Remember...

... this is a time of constant change it

seems, with locations open, closed,

relegated to curbside pickup, etc.

This issue was printed on June 1st

Various details like hours may have

changed temporarily. There may be safety

requirements in order to visit. Please be

prepared, and call or go to our customers

websites or social media for updates.

Thank You!

Weekly

Farmers’

Markets!

1

4/20

PICKLES

2 RIDGETOWN FARMERS MARKET

Saturday Mornings 8-noon, May to October

4-H Barn (beside Tim Hortons), Main St. East

email: ridgetowndistrictag@gmail.com

3 PARKS BLUEBERRIES 866-901-5373

Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Preserves,

Bakery & Country Store • www.parksblueberries.com

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

JOYCE

CONVENTIONAL & ORGANIC PICKLED

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND

Fresh Asparagus • In Season

OPEN: Monday-Friday 9am to 4:30pm

Weekends by Chance (or appt.)

SHOP ONLINE! Details on our website:

www.picklesplease.ca

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

Both OPEN

through

October 31st

• LONDON

10 REID’S FARM MARKET

Fresh Produce in Season, Grown from our own

fields, Free Range Brown Eggs, Straw, Campfire

Wood & so much more! Open 7 Days A Week!

5688 Oil Heritage Rd., REECES CORNERS

11 ZEKVELD’S GARDEN MARKET

Fresh Produce from our fields - Pick Your Own

4622 London Line, REECES CORNERS

519-845-3482 • www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca

12 WILLIAMSON FARMS, FOREST

Now with TWO locations -

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

Open: Thursday to Saturday 10-5

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

Meats, Maple Syrup & More at both locations.

www.williamsonfarms.ca

& times are always subject to change.

Call l ahead ad to be sure.

WEDNESDAYS

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Wednesdays (til Oct. )

Grand Bend Farmers’ Market -

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

THURSDAYS

Forest Farmers’ & Artisan Market -

Thursdays 4pm-8pm (May-Oct.)

Simcoe Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 8am-2pm (Year Round)

FRIDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Fridays 9am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Fridays (til Oct.)

SATURDAYS

Brantford Farmers’ Market -

Saturdays 7am-2pm (Year Round)

Burlington Lions Club: Burlington

Centre - Saturdays (til Oct.)

Kincardine Farmers‘ Market

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

Petrolia Farmers’ Market -

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

Ridgetown Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 8am-noon (May-Thanksgiving)

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 MUNRO HONEY & MEADERY

Pure Honey, Mead, Giftware, Gift Baskets and

Observation Hive in-store • www.munrohoney.com

3115 River St. ALVINSTON • 519-847-5333

6 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

7 IN A JAM Homestyle Jams & Preserves

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

6583 Longwoods Rd, MELBOURNE • www.inajam.ca

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4pm-8pm. lambtonshoresmarkets@gmail.com

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14 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.

15

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

15 ICECULTURE /HENSALL ICE CO.

Shard ice chilling chunks & Cocktail Ice.

81 Brock St., Hensall • 519-262-3500

16 FERGUSON APIARIES

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

Hwy. 84 between Zurich & Hensall

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


17

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: Friday 11-6 & Saturday 9-1

17 HAYTER’S TURKEY FARM

Taste & Tradition since 1948. Devoted to

raising & processing premium quality turkey.

Open Year Round • 519-237-3561

Your local LCBO & Beer Store Retail Partner.

www.haytersfarm.com • DASHWOOD

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OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

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

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19 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

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

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

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

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28 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

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

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

29 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

30 ZEHR’S COUNTRY MARKET

Fresh produce, meats, cheeses, local fruits in season,

spices, candies & more. 6979 Main St. Millbank.

Mon. to Sat. 8:30-6 • www.zehrscountrymarket.ca

30 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

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25 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &

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

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com

31 KINCARDINE FARMERS’ MARKET

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

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

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Famous Failures

By Michael Michalko • www.creativethinking,net

PART 1 of 3

You have to learn how to fail in order

to succeed. Here are some famous

failures from history.

When people speak of a “fear of

failure,” they are really describing a

hazy free-floating malaise and feeling

of worry or discontent which induces

lethargy and explains lack of effort. This

malaise protects us from the anxiety that

comes with freedom and taking risks.

We tranquilize our lives by limiting the

amount of anxiety that we experience by

not trying anything new or different that

might fail.

Whenever we attempt to do something

and fail, we end up doing something else

or producing something else. You have

not failed; you have produced some other

result. The two most important questions

to ask are: “What have I learned?” and

“What have I done?”

Failure is only a word that human

beings use to judge a given situation.

Instead of fearing failure, we

should learn that failures,

mistakes and errors are

the way we learn and

the way we grow.

Many of the world’s

greatest

successes

have learned how

to fail their way to

success. Some of the

more famous are:

Albert Einstein

Most of us take Einstein’s

name as synonymous with

genius, but he didn’t always show such

promise. Einstein did not speak until

he was four and did not read until he

was seven, causing his teachers and

parents to think he was mentally

handicapped, slow and anti-social.

Eventually, he was expelled from

school and was refused admittance

to the Zurich Polytechnic School.

He attended a trade school for one

year and was finally admitted to the

University. He was the only one of his

graduating class unable to get a teaching

position because no professor would

recommend him. One professor labeled

him as the laziest dog they ever had in

the university. The only job he was able

to get was an entry-level position in a

government patent office.

Robert Goddard

Goddard today is hailed for his research

and experimentation with liquid-fueled

rockets, but during his lifetime his ideas

were often rejected and mocked by his

scientific peers who thought they were

outrageous and impossible. The New

York Times once reported that Goddard

seemed to lack a high school student’s

basic understanding of rocketry. Today

rockets and space travel don’t seem farfetched

at all, due largely in part to the

work of this scientist who worked against

the feelings of the time.

J. K. Rowling

Rowling may be rolling in a lot of

Harry Potter dough today, but before she

published the series of novels, she was

nearly penniless, severely depressed,

divorced, trying to raise a child on

her own while attending school

and writing a novel. Rowling

went from depending on

welfare to survive to being one

of the richest women in the

world in a span of only five

years through her hard work

and determination.

Walt Disney

Today Disney rakes in billions

from merchandise, movies and

theme parks around the world, but

Walt Disney had many personal

failures. He was fired by

a newspaper editor

because, “he lacked

imagination and

had no good ideas.”

After that, Disney

started a number

of businesses that

didn’t last too long

and ended with

bankruptcy and

failure. He kept trying

and learning, however,

and eventually found a recipe for success

that worked.

Abraham Lincoln

While today he is remembered as one

of the greatest leaders of

our nation, Lincoln’s

life wasn’t so easy. In

his youth he went

to war a captain

and returned a

private (if you’re

not familiar with

military ranks, just

know that private

is as low as it goes.)

Lincoln didn’t stop

failing there, however. He

started numerous failed businesses, went

bankrupt twice and was defeated in 26

campaigns he made for public office.

Harland David Sanders

Perhaps better known as Colonel

Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken

fame, Sanders had a hard time selling his

chicken at first. In fact, his famous secret

chicken recipe was rejected 1,009 times

before a restaurant accepted it. He learned

not to fear rejection and persevered.

Vincent Van Gogh

During his lifetime, Van Gogh sold

only one painting, and this was to a

friend and only for a very small amount

of money. While Van Gogh was never

a success during his life, he plugged on

with painting, sometimes starving to

complete his over 800 known works.

Today, they bring in hundreds of millions

of dollars each.

Michael Jordan

Most people wouldn’t believe that a

man often lauded as the best basketball

player of all time was actually cut from

his high school basketball team. Luckily,

Jordan didn’t let this setback stop him

from playing the game and he has stated,

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in

my career. I have lost almost 300 games.

On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to

take the game winning shot, and I missed.

I have failed over and over and over again

in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Michalko is the author of the

highly-acclaimed Thinkertoys: A Handbook

of Creative Thinking Techniques. www.

creativethinking.net

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My Old Trowel

We’ve worked hard in the gardens,

That old-rusted-trowel and I.

The handle’s worn and broken,

Now we’ll have to say goodbye.

Lucky Me

By Gisele Levasseur, Windsor

My mother would have been 102

years old this year.

Born January 1919 in a small, rural

town of Manitoba, she was the eldest

daughter with four other siblings, all

sisters. She met my father in British

Columbia, they married in Manitoba and

moved to Ontario for my father’s work.

Since her father passed away at a

young age, she was expected to help

the family financially. She gave up her

dream of becoming a school teacher,

something all of hers sisters became,

and went to work at Bell in Winnipeg as

a switchboard operator.

Though she never became a school

teacher, she was a great teacher and

example to us kids. She would say the

following and much more:

You’re no better than, but just as

good as anyone else.

Be proud of yourself and your

culture.

Be kind and be fair.

Every time you step out of this

house, you represent this family,

make us proud.

We still quote her from time to time.

She was known to be tough but this

forced us to do a good job, finish what we

started and do it well.

I remember coming home crying

because I was teased at school about my

size/weight and she always seemed to

know what to say to make me feel better

and at the same time give me a lesson

about people as well.

She surprised us all when at the age

of 56 years old she proudly displayed

her new driving license. She had been

secretly taking lessons while my dad was

at work and didn’t want to let him know

in case she didn’t pass the first time.

She liked to travel and always wanted

to visit the Yukon, so after my father

passed away she hopped on a Greyhound

bus alone and headed out for a great bus

trip, with one stop in Manitoba to visit

her family. What an adventurer!

She told us she liked to sit right behind

the bus driver so she could see out the

windshield and enjoy the panoramic

view and not miss a thing…curiosity!

When she believed in something,

she was not afraid to show it and would

encourage us to (for example) join a

demonstration to bring a French high

school to our area. Though we did not get

one till we had all finished high school,

I like to think we had a small part in

making it happen (and we actually have

three french high schools now).

One of her favourite pastimes was to

shop in a recycle/resale shop, before it was

the thing to do. She could spend hours

in there and always seemed to find that

perfect outfit to wear. She always made

sure she looked her best when she went

out in public. She was a proud woman!

She had so many talents: she was a

great sewer, loved to play cards (though

she was somewhat of a sore loser), she

did not like to be teased by my dad and

always seemed to be ready for the next

adventure, big or small.

I’ve come to realize, as I reflect on

her life, what an amazing and wonderful

woman she was, what courage and

determination she had to have had to

make her life/our lives work so well,

what she gave up and gave us.

Thanks for everything Maman/Mom!

If only a small part of you has rubbed off

on me, I will consider myself blessed and

contented. What an example you have been!

We’ve spent hours in the garden,

Time together, handle in hand.

To replace this trusty trowel of mine,

is like, replacing an old friend.

There’s another in the garden shed,

All shiny, clean and new.

I’ve used it very little,

So, our memories are few.

That old trowel and I have memories,

Planting flowers, planting seeds.

Digging worms and moving things,

Mixing soils, digging weeds.

But, my old trowel is broken,

Of no more use to me.

I’ll have to use the new one,

Yet, in my mind I’ll see;

That dear-old-trowel, a-diggin’,

moving soil, mulch and such.

I look forward to the future when,

My new trowel means as much.

By Joanne vanDam, Lucknow

May-June 2021 “Bringing a child into the world is the greatest act of hope there is.” (Louise Hart)

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Handy little things, among the

“things” we take for granted, like the

paper we are clipping together.

Google says the paper clip or the idea

of keeping pages together, parchment

most likely which was made from very

thin animal skins, dates back to the

1200s, and quite probably beyond,

when a ribbon was inserted through the

top left of the pages of material used

and tied securely. Eventually the ribbon

was waxed for smoother passage

and longevity. Rather a good idea and

certainly individually identifiable as to

the colour of ribbon one used.

Myself, I would have chosen

a purple ribbon and that

would have become my

trademark colour.

Apparently there

were many paper

clip inventors, fifty

at least. In 1899,

a Norwegian fellow

by the name of

Johan Vaaler

working in an

invention lab in

Germany is noted as

developing a wire clip

for paper keeping. His home

country had no patent laws in

place at that time, and by the time he

did have it patented in the United States,

unfortunately for Vaaler, in that same

year, William D. Middlebrook of the

United States developed and patented

a paper clip that is still recognizable

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to this day. Mr.

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production machine.

Today paper clips abound

in every size from tiny to large

and in every colour of the rainbow.

Metal clips still exist but the older

models, if exposed to moisture, could

leave rust marks on treasured articles.

Popular now are the plastic coated clips.

These lovely smooth clips invite you

into their container, jumbled together,

sometimes snagging onto each other,

they seem to say “Choose me.” I find

myself coordinating the colours, purple

being my favourite. Perhaps I’ve too

much time on my hands.

Uses for the paper clip wisely centre

on paper. Could they be used to open

forbidden locks? Linked together to

make an attractive necklace or earrings?

Keeping a hem up on a pair of trousers

until a needle and thread can be found?

Book marks; Christmas ornament

and stockings hanger; clean grandads

smoking pipe; unclog glue bottles;

zipper tab; bread tie; emergency key

chain; nose weight for paper airplane;

badge holder; eyeglass repair?

Ah yes, the list goes on and on, the

human race is an inventive lot. Now all

we need is someone to invent a way to

unscramble them from their tangled

midst, enabling only one to be removed

at a time.

138 Sugar Maple Road, St. George, ON 1-800-360-2813

www.roberthalloriginals.com

May-June 2021 “If evolution really works, how come mothers have only 2 hands?” (Ed Dussault)

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The

Daytripper

Southwestern

Thank you to all our customers. They have shown incredible loyalty to us.

Restaurants,Tearooms, Cafés

SHOP

NY

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Ontario’s BEST...

two!)

counterortw

or Where You Should Eat

MI

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

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

Please Remember...

we haven’t changed every one of these listings

ings

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

- -19.

Please keep that in mind and call in advance.

ance

ANDYS CORNERS

Andy’s Drive-In

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

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

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

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

An Elgin County tradion for 75+ years. Lunch daily 11-3. Paos open.

Reservaons recommended. Licensed under AGCO. www.pinecro.ca

BRANTFORD

The Olde School Restaurant

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

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

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

BRIGHTS GROVE

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere. Paos are open.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

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

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

KINGSVILLE

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

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

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

LISTOWEL

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

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

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

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

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!

Daily, usually. Re-opening updates at www.newsarum.com

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

lunch and dinner. Great views from our pao. Live music.

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

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

POINT EDWARD

Salvatore’s Traoria é Ristoranté 519-344-2855

105 Michigan Ave. www.salvatoresinpoint.com

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

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

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

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

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

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

PORT FRANKS

Grog’s

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770

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

www.grogs.ca

MacPherson’s

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

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

gi shop.

SARNIA

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

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

Old Time Favourites in Elgin’s Oldest Diner - Since 1943!

Daily, usually. Re-opening updates at 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.

Links to these establishments on our website...

www.Daytripping.ca

When Don and I first moved to this old

farm house 30 years ago we wondered

what our futures would hold. We were

amazed and at times overwhelmed by

it’s possibilities. We walked the property

many times talking of things we would

do and relishing in all we had on our 30

acres.

We often stopped at the twisted old

pine in the back yard, wondering what

kind it was, how old it was and what

stories it had to tell. Not a pretty tree by

any means, all twisted and wrinkled with

brown spots here and there. But we both

loved it in all its imperfections.

We wondered what children built the

small rickety tree house in it’s protecting

limbs. For many years we watched a pair

of Mouming Doves return every year to

nest in it’s branches.

Don faithfully raked it’s numerous

pine cones around the trunk to feed

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The Old Pine Tree

it and protect the soil. He watered and

fed it with loving care. At times he even

spoke to it. What he said, l don’t know. I

was never privy to these conversations. I

suppose it was a private ritual of his.

We were so proud of our little farm we

had a local painter do a “portrait in oils.”

She also marvelled at the beauty of our

“Old Ugly Pine Tree.” Taking a picture of

it she asked if she could some day paint

it’s portrait. Of course we said yes.

No matter what updates we did to the

yard, the old pine tree remained.

For several years it’s strong branches

supported the old cast iron school bell

we bought together at an auction. l would

ring the bell to call the family in for supper

when I couldn’t find them. It was also

By Cindy Sterling, Grande Pointe

rung by any newcomers to our home.

Children especially were fascinated by

pulling the rope and hearing the crisp,

clear and loud peal of the bell.

I was sad when Don tore down our old

barn board shed. I truly miss it’s slanted

walls, the slivers of light shining through

the cracks in the boards with the setting

sun and the dusty floor pounded smooth

through years of use.

Our old friend Tim is building a new

shed for us. He has helped us with many

renovations over the years and knows

us well. He told Don it would be a much

easier build if we cut down the old pine.

Don (who usually has great difficulty

making decisions) immediately replied

with an emphatic NO. Tim didn’t ask

“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” (Erich Fromm)

twice. He respected our wishes and

worked around the tree not harming a

single twig. Though probably wondering

to himself what we saw in this old ugly

tree, he never questioned.

Just last week Don and I sat together

in the shade admiring our new shed and

making plans on how we would finish it

to make it our own.

We looked at our knarly old pine in

front of the shed and noticed all of the

brown and bare spots amongst the few

splashes of green. We marvelled again at

how old it must be. Who planted it and

what stories it had witnessed through it’s

years. I supposed we would only know

for sure how old it was if we cut it down

and counted it’s growth rings.

But that will never happen as long as

we are here. We will never know it’s true

age but we do know these 30 years of it’s

life with us.

May-June 2021


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

"WE MAKE HOMEMADE EASY"

Par 65

18 Hole Golf Course

Public & Tournaments

Eclectic Treasure

Healthy “make-at-home” Soups.

Savouries for the gourmet in all of us.

www.auntmillieskitchen.com www.rivervalleygolfandtube.com

13 Water St. S., St. Marys, 519-284-0313 4725 Line #1, Perth South • 519-225-2329

ST. MARYS

MUSEUM

Admission

by donation

Visit facebook.com/stmarysmuseum

for up to date information.

www.stmarysmuseum.ca

Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca

Discover Your

Family Tree Here!

177 Church St. S., Box 998

St. Marys, ON N4X 1B6 • 519-284-3556

• Stay & Play Packages

• Power Carts

• Thursday Wing Nights and 9 & Dine Fridays

ALL ON OUR MASSIVE PATIO

Antiques to Every Day Needs

Virtual Tour on Google Maps

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

• Hand Made • Best Quality • None Finer

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

www.chocolatefactory.ca

TROYER’S SPICES

Recommended

by chefs

We specialize

in salt free

blends & rubs

110 QUEEN ST. EAST, ST. MARYS

226-661-8777 • troyersspices.ca

95 Queen St., St. Marys

Custom

Framing

• Conservation Framing • Needlepoint

• Shadow Box Framing • Limited Edition Prints

Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 519-284-4661

158 Queen St. East, ST. MARYS

CANDLES • HOME DECOR

GIFTS • TOYS • CRAFTS

(formerly Village Craft & Candle)

FOLLOW US!

See website for hours 519-284-9966

www.stonehomecreatives.ca

Zenfire

Pottery

Artisan boutique with our pottery,

plus over 50 local makers

OPEN

Wednesday-Saturday

Visit our new online shop!

www.zenfirepottery.ca

6 week pottery classes

or gather your family

& friends for a fun

one-time workshop.

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

May-June 2021 “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” (Robert Browning)

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The

Daytripper

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

IN -STORE BAKERY,

GIFT SHOP

and more to come!

• Old Fashioned Sausage

• Smoked Pork Products

• Bacon • Ribs

LOCAL POULTRY PRODUCTS

• Free-range & Drug free

• Made from the finest poultry

ONLY LOCAL MEATS

Delicious Gourmet condiments arriving daily!

• Relishes • Sauces • Jellies • Jams • Mustards

*Gluten Free options available

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

info@porkshoppe.com

www.porkshoppe.com

pp

519-625-8194

OPEN DAILY

10 am- 5 pm

We're famous for our great tasting

brick in a variety of flavours,

and traditional

Limburger.

CELEBRATING 90 YEARS!

Celebrate our local history throughout the years

and share your stories with us!

Come see the large assortment of historical items

and photographs on display from

the Tavistock Historical Society.

Featuring traditional recipes like pigtails,

rolled stuffed ribs, slow roasted turkey & beef,

home-cooked meals and all day breakfast.

SEASONAL SPECIALS

Featuring favourites homecooked recipes using

local seasonal produce. Lunch, dinner and

dessert specials available daily.

Daytripping to ST. MARYS, SHAKESPEARE, ST. JACOBS, NEW HAMBURG...

• Quilting Cottons t

tons

• Supplies plie

s • Books

oks

• Patterns • Stencils n • Custom t

Quilts

WE ARE OPEN

Contact us for

in store shopping.

Porch pickup and

mail order available.

OPEN: Monday to Saturday 10-4

3991 Perth Rd. 107 • SHAKESPEARE

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

www.thequiltplace.ca

GENERAL STORE

Come check out our new General Store

with homemade preserves, frozen family sized meals,

frozen individual entrees and gift items.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Enjoy Father’s Day Specials for take out.

More information can be found

on our website or by phone.

519-625-8435

FACTORY LIMITED

29 Bleams Road East,

NEW HAMBURG

(Exit at New Hamburg, Peel St.

Take first right on Bleams Rd. E.)

519-662-1212 • Mon-Fri 9-3

Makers of Fine Quality Cheese Since 1879

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

Please Note:

Our hours may

vary depending

on the Covid-19

government

mandates.

For daily special

updates, like us

on Facebook or

follow us on

Instagram.

Official Caterers of

the Walter’s Family

Dinner Theatre

HOURS

Wednesday to

Saturday:

7 am − 7 pm

Sunday:

9 am - 7 pm

Closed Monday

and Tuesday

Check Facebook

for updates

Pre-Made

Heat and Serve

Meals Available

BREAKFAST

Served All Day!

Historical Pictures

& Artifacts from

the Tavistock Area

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

Also listed on our website!

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

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM.

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

~ Non Profit Groups ~

List Your Events

for FREE!

Send to info@daytripping.ca

SUMMER 2021

MI

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NY

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Summer Clinton Back Alley Art Extravaganza - downtown art FB & IG @CentralHuronInspired

Summer Kingsville Open Streets Downtown - Saturdays 4-10:30 www.kingsville.ca/openstreets

Summer Kingsville You Are My Sunshine - Saturday FREE Concerts www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

Summer Kincardine Promenade on Queen (weekends) - Vendors & more www.kincardine.ca

JUNE 2021

4-5 Petrolia Pizzafest - Virtual this year! www.visitpetrolia.ca

19 Petrolia Antique & Unique Sale at Petrolia Discovery 519-882-0897

All proceeds to...

Antique & Unique Sale

Saturday, June 19, 10-3

Admission by Donation

All Public Health Protocols will be Hundreds of items including crystal, china, figurines,

followed - Masks Mandatory Indoors. household oddities & boxes of books!

4281 Discovery Line, Petrolia • 519-882-0897 • email: petroliadiscovery@outlook.com

25-26 Chatham Retrofest Cruise Party & Car Show (Virtual) www.downtownchatham.com

2021

PRESENTED BY HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CHATHAM

RETROFEST LIVE STREAM

CRUISE PARTY & CAR SHOW

JUNE

2021

LIVE STREAM • EVENT SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION • GENERAL INFO

MS. RETROFEST PAGEANT | JUNIOR JUDGES | LIVE MUSIC

AWARDS | GUEST SPEAKERS | DOWNTOWN CONTESTS

july 2021

Send us your events, as much in

advance as possible, sibl

to be added free, e,

as

space allows. lows

Include location, on, date,

name of event ent & website/phone.

e/ph

e.

®

FRIDAY

6-9

SATURDAY

11-2

17 Aberfoyle Saturday Special Antique Show www.aberfoyleantiquemarket.com

Saturday Special Antique Show

Saturda , July y 17

Dealers at this

Special Saturday Show!

am to 4pm • $10 admission

2021 Sunday Market Season (Sundays only): Sunday, June 20

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

1 mile north off 401 exit 299, near G

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

24 Point Edward Bayview Mackinac Race www.villageofpointedward.com

AUGUST 2021

14 Belmont Pickers Swap Meet Antiques & Nostalgia 519-269-3705

PICKERS SWAP MEET ANTIQUES & NOSTALGIA

Sat, Aug 14

9am to 2pm

JUNE 2021

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30

Publishers note:

There’s a whole lot going on in Southwestern Ontario eh? The events lists in this issue would

normally take up four full pages. Now we’re down to a handful of events. That’s it folks! This

issue would have also listed over 113 Town Wide Yard Sales, but there are currently none

that we know of (See our Facebook page for updates).

We can’t control government orders, so I may as well stop complaining. Events will start

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

have to send us the information first. That’s a hint! If you organize an event, big or small (or

even virtual), send the information to the email address on the bottom of this list.

Thank you, Mark Moran

• Advertising ing • Gas & Oil Memorabilia

• Tin & Porcelain Signs • Nostalgia a Products

• Gas Pumps & Coke Machines • Pedal Cars

• Large Selection e

of General eral

Store Items & Antique Toys

15539 Whittaker Rd. • East of Belmont

- Across from

Admission $5

Whittaker Lake Park at Terry Auto Body Collision Centre 519-269-3705

27-29 London Airshow London www.airshowlondon.com

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Mothers are the instruments of peace in the world, for every soldier belongs to one.

May-June 2021


GIFTS, HOME DÉCOR & MORE!

A Large Selection of Gifts,

Home Décor, Fashion and Jewellery

519-338-3230 • 16 ELORA ST. HARRISTON

www.achesonpharmacy.com

... LISTOWEL, TAVISTOCK, HARRISTON, CLIFFORD & WELLINGTON COUNTY

Don't Frown!

To make a smile, so they say,

Brings 13 muscles into play,

But if you want a frown to thrive,

You've got to work up sixty-five.

FACTORY YARN OUTLET

One Stop Shopping for AllofYour

Knitting & Crocheting Needs!

WWW.YARNFACTORYOUTLET.COM

KNAPP’S

SHOES & CLOTHING

“Canada’s Largest Dealer of

Prescripon Orthopedic Footwear”

Drew, Royer, Alden, Red Wing

• KITCHEN & DECOR SHOP

• In-Store Food & Deli

• Curbside Pickup Available

Shop & Food Menu:

www.shopkci.ca

VOTED Listowel’s

Favourite Kitchen Shop!

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

































DAVIE’S ANTIQUES

6,000 Square Feet of

•Fur

Furniture • Nostalgia

• P

Primitives • Tools

2nd 2 d Floor

FLEA MARKET

Collectibles,

Antiques & Nostalgia

Curbside Pickup Available

230 Elma St., W.

LISTOWEL

1-855-900-3951

ASK ABOUT OUR

MEMBERSHIP CARD!

An idea every

Daytripping

fan can love!

10,000 Square “Feet” of Shoes

4A to 6E in ALL SIZING

165 Wallace Ave. North, Listowel

519-291-4750 www.knappshoes.ca

Closed Sun/Mon

21 Elora St. S, Clifford

519-292-1404

YOUR

1 STOP

MARKET

SHOP

• Fresh Produce • Beer & Wine • Décor

• Local Meats, Honey & Maple Syrup

www.theredexpress.ca

43 Elora St., Harriston • 519-338-2449 • Open 7 Days 9-5

May-June 2021 Motherhood means teaching children how to grow, by example.

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The

Daytripper

This time our trip ends in MILLBANK, ST. JACOBS & ST. CLEMENTS

FAMOUS BROASTED CHICKEN,

HOMEMADE MENNONITE MEALS & BAKING!

By Wendy Rutherford, Baden

SHOP

LOCAL

Millbank is Always

Selling Local Goodness.

Dine-In • Takeout • Bakery

Contactless Pickup is available.

Featuring over 18 varieties of homemade pies

& many other homemade goodies including

bread, tarts, muffins, cookies & cheesecake.

All items are baked fresh daily.

Gluten free baking now available!

Store Mon–Sat 7am–7pm

Dining Room Mon-Sat 11 am-7pm

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

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

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

WWW.ANNAMAES.CA | 4060 Line 72 Millbank

Millbank Furniture

If you need some furniture, why not

take a drive to Millbank Furniture? It will

be worth your drive for solid furniture

that can be custom made—you can

choose what type of wood you want, and

even the stain colour or hardware.

Millbank Furniture was established

in 1998 (23 years ago) and

moved to a new location

in June 2020. It is a familyowned

business. Local people

make the Mennonite furniture

which will last a lifetime and

beyond. Dining room table

and chairs are the items

they sell the most. “We work

with approximately 20 small

shops that are independently

owned. They build for retail

stores,” said Joe Kuepfer.

Kuepfer’s father started it and now

Joe and his younger brother run the

business.

He describes the highlights of working

at Millbank Furniture in a few ways:

“Meeting new people from different

villages in Southern Ontario, every

customer’s needs are different and we

see the projects from start to finish.”

Millbank Furniture’s new location is

right next door to a well known landmark

- Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant.

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

Anna Mae’s is famous for their

broasted chicken, pies and cream buns

and Mennonite cooking. The present

owners, the Herrfort family, celebrated

their 20th anniversary in February 2021.

Twenty years of great food and good

times.

Anna Mae Wagler originally owned

the restaurant, and before that had a

bakery out of her house in Millbank that

she started in 1978.

There are 75 people employed at

Anna Mae’s including the Herrfort’s

daughter Amanda, who started working

as a dishwasher when she was 14 years

old and now is one of the managers. “I

just love it. It makes me so happy—this is

what I get to do. It doesn’t feel like work.

I feel very blessed to have it. I like helping

people and making people happy—that

is the best part,” said Herrfort.

In 2016, they renovated and added

on for more seating, storefront and

workspace, even adding a buggy booth

to eat at.

www.annamaes.ca

Zehr’s Country Market

Just down the street you’ll discover

Zehr’s Country Market, which has been

in business since 1982. It’s owned by

Pauline Zehr and her sister. It is a quaint

place that looks like a smaller red barn

on the outside. It is the only grocery

store in town and was renovated and

increased in size in 2017.

They sell a lot of fresh meat that

comes in every Thursday around noon—

sausage, bacon, pork chops, Black Forest

ham, deli meats and a lot of cheese such

as Balderson, Bright and St- Albert. They

sell preserves—all locally made.

Also, fresh fruit and vegetables such as

apples, strawberries, lettuce, asparagus,

and more depending on the season.

“We deal directly with the farmer,” said

Pauline Zehr. “We reach into Niagara and

bring up Niagara fruits such as cherries

and peaches. They also work with local

greenhouses to bring in Easter lilies,

poinsettias, annuals and more. “We

think quality. Quality is #1, and when

you have quality, you can move

quantity.”

zehrscountrymarket.com

Millbank Cheese & Butter

Millbank Cheese has a lot

of history. It started in 1908

when local farmers had

surplus milk and were looking

to know what to do with it.

These days cheese is no longer

made in the Millbank factory. “We are

partnered with a producer. Everything

is made to the Millbank standard.

All local cheeses,” said Ben Handorf,

manager at the Millbank Cheese store.

The most popular cheese they sell

is extra old cheddar. Ben Handorf’s

favourite cheese is a 2005 reserve

cheddar which is now 16 years old. “We

have a 2005, raw milk organic cheddar

which is superb as well.”

At the Millbank Cheese & Butter

store, they also sell frozen meat and

poultry from Stemmler’s and Poultry

Place, gourmet salad dressings, and

more.

“A highlight of working here has been

the people, the customers. So many

people come in and tell stories about

how they are connected to Millbank

Cheese and how they love coming

in here. A day doesn’t go by where

someone doesn’t come in and say how

they remember coming here as a kid,

or how their dad used to ship milk here.

All the time people are coming in just to

see the place and get some

of their favourite Millbank

cheddar and maybe reconnect

and tell some

stories,” said Handorf.

www.millbankcheese.com

Millbank is well worth the

drive, only 20 minutes north

of Stratford, 20 minutes

west of Kitchener-Waterloo and 20

minutes south of Listowel.

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THANK YOU for supporting small business. You’re The Best!

Driving

TRIVIA

Answers Below

1. What is the name of Ontario’s Provincial Flag?

a) Empire Union b) Red Ensign c) The Union Emblem

2. Hiram Walker opened his distillery in Windsor in which year?

a) 1833 b) 1877 c)1855

3. Neil Peart or Rush, renowned drummer and songwriter, hails from

which Ontario city?

a) Sarnia b)Toronto c) St. Catharines

4. NHL player Brett Hull was born in:

a) Belleville b) Cornwall c) Hamilton

5. Who was the only unmarried Prime Minister in Canadian History?

a) Paul Martin b) Richard Bedford Bennett c) Joe Clark

6. Name the first Canadian Horse to win the Kentucky Derby.

a) Native Dancer b) Northern Dancer c) Grey Ghost

7. Who was the first (and only) Canadian pitcher to make it into the

U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame?

a) Rod Carew b) George Selkirk c) Ferguson Jenkins

8. How many farms are there in Ontario (according to 2016 census)?

a) over 49,600 b) over 56,700 c) over 62,300

9. Where is the Iron Horse festival held?

a) Kingston b) Guelph c) St. Thomas

10. When was Canadian Tire money first used?

a) 1940’s b) 1950’s c) 1960’s

ANSWERS:

1. b) Red Ensign 2. c) 1855 3. c) St. Catharines 4. a) Belleville

5. b) Richard Bedford Bennett 6. Northern Dancer

7. c) Ferguson Jenkins (Chatham) 8. b) 49,600 9. c) St. Thomas 10. c) 1960’s

The

“Mrs. Johnson's Portrait”

Mrs. Johnson decided to have her own portrait painted

by a well-known artist. She told the artist,

"Paint me with three-carat diamond earrings, a large

diamond necklace, glimmering emerald bracelets, and a

beautiful, red ruby pendant."

"But ma'am, you are not wearing any of those things.

"I know," said Mrs. Johnson. "My health is not good

and my husband is having an affair with his secretary.

When I die I'm sure he will marry her, and I want the witch to

go nuts looking for the jewellery.

May-June 2021 A mother’s love is rarely earned but freely given.

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