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Welcome to the Club - Summer 2021

A Magazine for 55+ Like No Other! Welcome to The Club features timeless articles and anecdotes including many from the archives of Daytripping Magazine. It's online at www.welcometotheclub.ca and is also distributed free in Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario.

A Magazine for 55+ Like No Other!
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than being<br />

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VOLUME 1 • ISSUE 3 SUMMER <strong>2021</strong>


<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ...<br />

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<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Summer</strong> issue!<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ...<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Are you 55+ in Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County?<br />

Share your voice - we want <strong>to</strong> hear from you!<br />

Enter <strong>to</strong> win 1 of 20 prepaid VISA cards<br />

How <strong>to</strong> participate:<br />

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about your<br />

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• Phone Survey: 1-519-542-7751 ext. 3022<br />

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As a partnering agency of <strong>the</strong> Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

initiative, Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Elderly Outreach continues <strong>to</strong> work<br />

with community partners <strong>to</strong> increase access and<br />

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population is connected <strong>to</strong> programming, health care, and<br />

opportunities <strong>to</strong> contribute <strong>to</strong> our great community!<br />

Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n is all about making community navigation and participation<br />

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You must be 55 or over <strong>to</strong> read this magazine.<br />

The<br />

“The Dentist”<br />

Frankie was tired of being<br />

bo<strong>the</strong>red with a painful<br />

<strong>to</strong>othache, so he visited<br />

<strong>the</strong> dentist and asked,<br />

“How much do you charge<br />

<strong>to</strong> extract a <strong>to</strong>oth?”.<br />

The dentist replied,<br />

“Thirty-five dollars!”<br />

Frankie exclaimed,<br />

“Isn’t that a little high for<br />

only five minutes work?”<br />

“Well,” replied <strong>the</strong> dentist,<br />

a little annoyed,<br />

“I could work a little<br />

slower if you’d like.”<br />

Many years ago I was baby<br />

sitting my nephew while his<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r was in <strong>the</strong> hospital.<br />

He could get in<strong>to</strong> more<br />

mischief than I could<br />

imagine any child<br />

getting in<strong>to</strong>, so when I<br />

put my two year old down for her nap, I<br />

checked on Alan again. He was playing<br />

quietly on <strong>the</strong> veranda.<br />

“This is Herkimer,” he said, pointing<br />

<strong>to</strong> a large and furry caterpillar. “Watch<br />

him walk down <strong>the</strong> ramp. Want <strong>to</strong> see<br />

him ride in my jeep? Oh, he’s tired,<br />

he’s curling up for a sleep.” Alan gently<br />

picked up his furry friend and put it in<br />

a small box. He might knock over my<br />

favourite plant, or break a plate a day,<br />

but he handled living things with <strong>the</strong><br />

care of a brain surgeon at work.<br />

I walked down <strong>the</strong> steps and started<br />

<strong>to</strong> weed <strong>the</strong> flower bed. Funny how fast<br />

weeds grow. From <strong>the</strong>re I could hear<br />

Sandee when she woke up, and I could<br />

also keep an eye on my small charge.<br />

While I was weeding, Alan built a<br />

higher ramp with some of Sandee’s<br />

blocks, and a road with sand borrowed<br />

from <strong>the</strong> sand box.<br />

I’ll show Sandee how fast Herkie can<br />

go, when she wakes up,” he promised.<br />

A short time later I heard her call<br />

and went in <strong>to</strong> lift her out of <strong>the</strong> crib.<br />

“Alan has something <strong>to</strong> show you,” I<br />

whispered as I buckled her shoes.<br />

She slid from my lap and ran <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

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gone barrelling out<br />

<strong>the</strong> door, jumped<br />

over <strong>the</strong> blocks<br />

and landed right on<br />

Herkimer.<br />

“He never got <strong>the</strong> chance <strong>to</strong> be a<br />

butterfly.” Alan hiccuped.<br />

Sandee had not only squashed<br />

Herkimer, she had squashed Alan’s<br />

hopes of ever seeing his very own<br />

caterpillar spin a cocoon and emerge<br />

as a beautiful butterfly. His dreams had<br />

been shattered.<br />

“Don’t step on my caterpillar,” were<br />

familiar words in our family as <strong>the</strong><br />

children were growing up. They often<br />

made our children s<strong>to</strong>p and think<br />

before flattening someone’s dreams,<br />

ambitions or hopes, with a thoughtless<br />

remark. We would never have bought<br />

<strong>the</strong> house we now live in if my children<br />

hadn’t used those familiar words.<br />

My husband had seen <strong>the</strong> house<br />

and talked about it incessantly. “We<br />

can’t afford it. Wait awhile.” I said, and<br />

watched <strong>the</strong> excitement fade out of his<br />

face and <strong>the</strong> hope depart from his eyes.<br />

“You’re stepping on Dad’s caterpillar.”<br />

<strong>the</strong> children reminded me.<br />

It <strong>to</strong>ok only a minute <strong>to</strong> think it over.<br />

The struggle we had with payments<br />

for <strong>the</strong> first few years was worth it, as<br />

<strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r we watched a dream become<br />

a reality.<br />

I often wonder if I would have become<br />

a violinist, always my dream, if my<br />

uncle hadn’t <strong>to</strong>ld me I had no talent,<br />

and should stick <strong>to</strong> sensible things like<br />

dressmaking and typewriting.<br />

It’s so easy <strong>to</strong> step on caterpillars.<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ...<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

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HANDSHAKES & HUGS!<br />

By Mark Moran, Publisher<br />

After 15 years of thinking about it, three<br />

years of planning for it, and six months<br />

of actually doing it, we are happy and<br />

proud <strong>to</strong> present you with <strong>the</strong> third issue<br />

of <strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> The <strong>Club</strong>. It’s a magazine<br />

for people 55+ in Sarnia Lamb<strong>to</strong>n and<br />

is filled with good news, a few jokes,<br />

and ligh<strong>the</strong>arted memories from people<br />

like yourself. As much<br />

as we’re tempted <strong>to</strong><br />

speak out about local<br />

shenanigans, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

are no politics in <strong>the</strong>se<br />

pages. You won’t find<br />

any bad news, or at least<br />

I hope not, but you will<br />

find an invitation <strong>to</strong> help<br />

build this magazine now<br />

and in <strong>the</strong> future. It is<br />

written by our readers<br />

and many of <strong>the</strong> articles<br />

are from our o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

magazine, Daytripping<br />

in Southwestern Ontario,<br />

which covers a much<br />

larger area but has had <strong>the</strong> same feel<br />

good style since 1995. When you see an<br />

article that says it has been published in<br />

Daytripping, <strong>the</strong> author has given us <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

blessing <strong>to</strong> reprint <strong>the</strong>ir work. We donate<br />

$25 <strong>to</strong> charity for doing so and, though<br />

some of <strong>the</strong>m passed away years ago,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir words live on in <strong>the</strong>se pages.<br />

An interesting addition this time is<br />

a list of discounts for seniors that you’ll<br />

find on page 18. We’re keeping our eyes<br />

open in search of more discounts <strong>to</strong> tell<br />

you about, so please let us know if we<br />

are missing some. We also hope that this<br />

list may encourage some businesses <strong>to</strong><br />

offer a discount <strong>to</strong> those of us who have<br />

reached a certain age. I’m only a pup<br />

compared <strong>to</strong> some of my readers, but I<br />

am <strong>to</strong>ld that “senior” is an okay word <strong>to</strong><br />

use whenever it comes before <strong>the</strong> word<br />

discount!<br />

As I write this in mid June, it seems<br />

like <strong>the</strong> light at <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> COVID-19<br />

tunnel is getting steadily brighter. I hope<br />

and pray that this is<br />

not an illusion. The few<br />

breaths of fresh air in<br />

<strong>the</strong> company of friends,<br />

that we have finally<br />

been able <strong>to</strong> experience,<br />

have an overwhelming<br />

healing power for minds<br />

and souls that have been<br />

so stressed for <strong>the</strong> past<br />

year and a half. A simple<br />

handshake is so much<br />

more meaningful than it<br />

was before all this began,<br />

and a hug, well that’s just<br />

<strong>the</strong> most heartwarming<br />

thing <strong>the</strong>re is.<br />

So enjoy <strong>the</strong> s<strong>to</strong>ries, summer new<br />

and summer old, <strong>the</strong> recipes, <strong>the</strong> jokes,<br />

<strong>the</strong> typos, and please make a note of <strong>the</strong><br />

businesses that are advertising in this<br />

magazine. It’s free for you, but does cost<br />

money <strong>to</strong> produce, and you have <strong>the</strong>m <strong>to</strong><br />

thank for making it possible. I have my<br />

staff <strong>to</strong> thank and want <strong>to</strong> send a special<br />

shout out <strong>to</strong> Carrie Ann Timm this time,<br />

for taking all <strong>the</strong> various puzzle pieces<br />

and creating this issue.<br />

Take care, stay safe and bask in <strong>the</strong><br />

simple pleasures of life, like handshakes<br />

and hugs.<br />

Thanks for reading.<br />

Mark Moran, Publisher<br />

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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3 • SUMMER <strong>2021</strong><br />

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The <strong>Club</strong>.<br />

Discount List 18<br />

Miles<strong>to</strong>nes & Memories 32<br />

Postcards from <strong>the</strong> Past 25<br />

Trivia 11<br />

Word Search 7<br />

Crossword 24<br />

Recipes 27,37<br />

O<strong>the</strong>r Stuff 1-40<br />

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The <strong>Club</strong> Features<br />

On <strong>the</strong> COVER of <strong>the</strong> CLUB<br />

YOUR CONTRIBUTORS<br />

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<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2021</strong> (Rarely Heard Any More) “Take those bottles back <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> s<strong>to</strong>re for <strong>the</strong> deposit.” P A G E 5


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Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better<br />

By Kelly-Lynn Musico, Brights Grove • Registered Physio<strong>the</strong>rapist, Registered Yoga Teacher<br />

Is it inevitable that <strong>the</strong> human body<br />

will age? I remember being in my 20’s<br />

and taking one of my Physio<strong>the</strong>rapy<br />

courses titled “The Physiology of Aging.”<br />

I remember thinking <strong>to</strong> myself, “Oh,<br />

come on, <strong>the</strong>y (<strong>the</strong> older population)<br />

must have never exercised,” and “<strong>the</strong>y<br />

are being wimpy”. This was in reference<br />

<strong>to</strong> learning about <strong>the</strong> common effects of<br />

aging within each of our bodily systems:<br />

Cardiorespira<strong>to</strong>ry, Musculoskeletal, and<br />

Neuroana<strong>to</strong>my. Wow, how naive was I?<br />

As someone now in my 50’s, with close<br />

friends in <strong>the</strong>ir 60’s & 70’s, and parents<br />

close <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir 80’s, I now understand<br />

what my professors were talking about.<br />

So, what is aging anyway? According<br />

<strong>to</strong> one of <strong>the</strong> basic definitions I found,<br />

“Aging is <strong>the</strong> process of becoming<br />

older. In humans, aging represents <strong>the</strong><br />

accumulation of changes in a human being<br />

over time and can encompass physical,<br />

psychological, and social changes.” So,<br />

<strong>the</strong> good news is, we are supposed <strong>to</strong> be<br />

aging, not ‘anti-aging.’ Phew!<br />

It’s true, our physical body changes<br />

as we age. Think about how quickly we<br />

might have recovered from injury in our<br />

20’s compared <strong>to</strong> <strong>to</strong>day. We may not<br />

recover from injury as quickly as we used<br />

<strong>to</strong> and that is okay. Let us think back <strong>to</strong><br />

how many consecutive days we could<br />

play golf, tennis, or workout without <strong>the</strong><br />

aches and pains we may feel <strong>to</strong>day. What<br />

about <strong>the</strong> external, physical changes <strong>to</strong><br />

our bodies? The elasticity in our skin is<br />

expected <strong>to</strong> change, as it, <strong>to</strong>o, is a natural<br />

part of aging. Those fine lines let people<br />

know we are “experienced people.”<br />

Now, <strong>the</strong> psychological changes? I<br />

personally feel as we age, we have <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity <strong>to</strong> grow in<strong>to</strong> a deeper kind<br />

of beauty, one which works its way from<br />

<strong>the</strong> inside out. It can be a more au<strong>the</strong>ntic<br />

and less superficial beauty. It may show<br />

through our eyes and <strong>the</strong> confident way<br />

we move through life.<br />

The ‘anti-aging campaigns’ turn <strong>the</strong><br />

entire natural development of aging in<strong>to</strong><br />

enemies, ra<strong>the</strong>r than embracing aging<br />

as normal and positive; this needs <strong>to</strong><br />

change. Often, older people are more<br />

mature, confident, and powerful than<br />

when <strong>the</strong>y were younger.<br />

We cannot s<strong>to</strong>p <strong>the</strong> aging process, and<br />

nor should we. We can, however, make<br />

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choices <strong>to</strong> help us feel better from <strong>the</strong><br />

inside out. Yoga is a great form of activity<br />

that can help us embrace aging and all<br />

<strong>the</strong> positive things that it brings.<br />

Although I dabbled in Yoga in my<br />

30’s, it wasn’t until my 40’s that I truly<br />

discovered <strong>the</strong> physical and emotional<br />

benefits. Yoga is a fantastic mind-body<br />

practice that incorporates streng<strong>the</strong>ning,<br />

balance, stretches, breathing techniques<br />

and meditation. These can all help <strong>to</strong><br />

contribute <strong>to</strong> healthier and happier aging.<br />

For me, it is <strong>the</strong> connection of<br />

<strong>the</strong> breath <strong>to</strong> movement that makes<br />

Yoga such a wonderful activity. If you<br />

can brea<strong>the</strong>, you can do Yoga! As a<br />

Physio<strong>the</strong>rapist and Yoga teacher, I<br />

often incorporate breathing exercises<br />

in<strong>to</strong> my client’s exercise program.<br />

Connecting with our breath can help <strong>to</strong><br />

reduce stress, anxiety, and ultimately<br />

pain. By bringing our awareness <strong>to</strong> our<br />

breath, we may be able <strong>to</strong> connect with<br />

what our body and mind are feeling.<br />

This can be a step in <strong>the</strong> right direction<br />

<strong>to</strong>wards preparing our body <strong>to</strong> relax and<br />

<strong>to</strong> quiet <strong>the</strong> chatter in our mind.<br />

So how do we do that? Let’s give it a try!<br />

Complete Breath:<br />

• This simple breath can be done<br />

in a comfortable seated or lying<br />

position.<br />

• Relax…Maybe close your eyes.<br />

• Exhale completely. Inhale slowly<br />

and deeply through your nose.<br />

Allow your s<strong>to</strong>mach <strong>to</strong> expand like<br />

a balloon. Filling your chest and<br />

lungs with air.<br />

• Pause your breath…<br />

• Exhale slowly through <strong>the</strong> nose,<br />

squeezing out all <strong>the</strong> air from within.<br />

• Repeat 5 times or more if you like.<br />

• Enjoy <strong>the</strong> sensations associated with<br />

observing and feeling your breath.<br />

There are so many different types of<br />

Yoga and each teacher will bring <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

own style in<strong>to</strong> practice. Take time <strong>to</strong><br />

explore and find <strong>the</strong> one that connects<br />

best for you. Be patient and enjoy <strong>the</strong><br />

journey.<br />

We cannot s<strong>to</strong>p <strong>the</strong> aging process;<br />

however, we can make choices that aim<br />

<strong>to</strong> improve our physical and mental wellbeing.<br />

Thus maintaining an active life,<br />

doing <strong>the</strong> things we enjoy and spending<br />

time with our loved ones. As we increase<br />

our physical and mental health, we may<br />

begin <strong>to</strong> feel more positive about our<br />

aging and all <strong>the</strong> beauty it brings. Each<br />

new day is an opportunity <strong>to</strong> embrace our<br />

age and all its glory!<br />

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As a child growing up in rural<br />

Ontario, a nightly chorus of frog song<br />

was my bedtime lullaby. Outside my<br />

open bedroom window <strong>the</strong> night was<br />

filled with <strong>the</strong> sound of thousands<br />

of frog voices joined as one. Even<br />

if you covered your ears, <strong>the</strong> sound<br />

penetrated. But after a while, you<br />

became accus<strong>to</strong>med <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> rhythmic<br />

melody and drifted off <strong>to</strong> sleep.<br />

Many of <strong>the</strong> frogs that lulled me<br />

<strong>to</strong> slumber each night also became fish<br />

bait.<br />

A cousin’s uncle used <strong>to</strong> own a bait<br />

shop in a small community near our<br />

farm. He’d pay his nephews a couple<br />

of cents for each frog brought <strong>to</strong> him.<br />

The boys would show up at our farm<br />

with <strong>the</strong>ir empty Silverwood’s Dairy<br />

milk car<strong>to</strong>ns in hand and off we’d go<br />

<strong>to</strong> scout <strong>the</strong> many swales, ponds and<br />

wetland areas that dotted our farm<br />

property.<br />

As much as I would like <strong>to</strong> say<br />

that I <strong>to</strong>o was an adept frog-catcher,<br />

admittedly I was not. I was a klutz<br />

for one thing. I never did have <strong>the</strong><br />

coordination it would have taken<br />

<strong>to</strong> outwit a frog. Secondly, I wasn’t<br />

thrilled with <strong>to</strong>uching <strong>the</strong>ir slimy, little<br />

squirming bodies.<br />

But that is not <strong>to</strong> say that my<br />

role in my cousin’s entrepreneurial<br />

partnership wasn’t an important one.<br />

I was in charge of <strong>the</strong> milk car<strong>to</strong>n! The<br />

boys were experts at pouncing and it<br />

was difficult <strong>to</strong> keep up with <strong>the</strong> number<br />

of times a fist with outstretched frog’s<br />

legs poking out between <strong>the</strong> fingers,<br />

was flung before my face.<br />

It was my job <strong>to</strong> open <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>p of<br />

<strong>the</strong> (soon-<strong>to</strong>-become very muddy)<br />

car<strong>to</strong>n so <strong>the</strong>y could make a deposit.<br />

Of course, opening <strong>the</strong> waxy spout <strong>to</strong><br />

put one frog in also meant that those<br />

already caught and piled up on <strong>to</strong>p of<br />

one ano<strong>the</strong>r in <strong>the</strong> car<strong>to</strong>n were fighting<br />

<strong>to</strong> get out!<br />

Years later, when we moved<br />

<strong>to</strong> Norfolk County, one of <strong>the</strong> first<br />

welcoming spring sounds was <strong>the</strong><br />

chorus of frog song. We dug a big<br />

pond in <strong>the</strong> backyard and waited while<br />

Mo<strong>the</strong>r Nature started <strong>to</strong> put in place<br />

her fine-tuned ecosystem.<br />

We were delighted <strong>to</strong> spot tadpoles<br />

in <strong>the</strong> pond and were later entertained<br />

when <strong>the</strong> common green leopard frogs<br />

teased our city-bred Bull Terrier. While<br />

trotting along in <strong>the</strong> shallow water<br />

around <strong>the</strong> shoreline, he’d disturb <strong>the</strong><br />

frogs and <strong>the</strong>y in turn would startle<br />

him. We came <strong>to</strong> expect a sequence<br />

of sounds as <strong>the</strong> dog made his way<br />

around <strong>the</strong> entire circumference of <strong>the</strong><br />

pond – <strong>the</strong> gribbit of a frog, followed<br />

by a splash as <strong>the</strong>y hit <strong>the</strong> water, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> dog’s bark. Gribbit, splash,<br />

bark. Gribbit, splash, bark.<br />

And <strong>the</strong>n one year, we were<br />

puzzled that <strong>the</strong>re were no frogs. Part<br />

of that mystery might be explained by<br />

<strong>the</strong> fact that we had also s<strong>to</strong>cked <strong>the</strong><br />

pond with bass. Duh! Bass eat frogs!<br />

A few years ago, an unusually dry<br />

summer meant that <strong>the</strong> pond level<br />

lowered <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> point where it reduced<br />

<strong>the</strong> bass population. Fortunately,<br />

Mo<strong>the</strong>r Nature has a way of taking<br />

care of such things and in recent years<br />

we’ve been able <strong>to</strong> spot huge tadpoles<br />

in <strong>the</strong> springtime, some performing<br />

like dolphins as <strong>the</strong>y actually jump out<br />

of <strong>the</strong> water!<br />

While we don’t seem <strong>to</strong> have <strong>the</strong><br />

numbers needed for <strong>the</strong> full-fledged<br />

symphony recalled from my childhood,<br />

those who call our pond home are<br />

welcome because, as we’ve been <strong>to</strong>ld,<br />

when we can no longer hear <strong>the</strong>ir song<br />

it is a signal that <strong>the</strong>re is something<br />

very wrong with our sensitive world.<br />

P A G E<br />

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(PAST OR PRESENT)<br />

(C through D)<br />

Canada: 51 weeks of winter, one week hockeyless summer.<br />

Cauterize: Made eye contact with a woman.<br />

Charm: Getting a "yes", without having asked any clear question.<br />

Cheap: Much less expensive than ones selling for up <strong>to</strong> twice as much.<br />

Chirpes: A canarial disease, no tweetment.<br />

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Constipation: Teeth marks on <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>ilet seat. Diplomacy:<br />

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The art of<br />

Deliberation: Examining one's bread <strong>to</strong> determine letting someone<br />

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else have<br />

Drug: A substance that, when injected in<strong>to</strong> a rat, your way.<br />

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No one has so big a<br />

house that he does not need<br />

a good neighbour.<br />

He is a friend <strong>to</strong> none<br />

who is a friend <strong>to</strong> all.<br />

A peacock has <strong>to</strong>o<br />

little in its head and<br />

<strong>to</strong>o much in its tail.<br />

Guests should not forget <strong>to</strong> go home.<br />

He who has nothing but virtues is not much<br />

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He who buys what he doesn't<br />

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Wisdom is in <strong>the</strong> head and not in <strong>the</strong> beard.<br />

Don't throw away <strong>the</strong> old bucket until you<br />

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Being young is a fault which improves daily.<br />

A life without love, a year without summer.<br />

Better <strong>to</strong> suffer for <strong>the</strong> truth<br />

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Envy shoots at o<strong>the</strong>rs and wounds herself.<br />

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Politicians, generally, are<br />

masters of obfuscation;<br />

<strong>the</strong> subtle art of couching<br />

whatever <strong>the</strong>y say in words<br />

so complex that later,<br />

when <strong>the</strong>y are taken <strong>to</strong><br />

task for <strong>the</strong>ir comments<br />

<strong>the</strong>y can say, “That’s not<br />

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<strong>the</strong>m wrong. It is little wonder <strong>the</strong>n,<br />

that <strong>the</strong> people who work for <strong>the</strong>m<br />

have brought <strong>the</strong> art of obfuscation <strong>to</strong><br />

its current level. Witness <strong>the</strong> reams<br />

of paper that are produced whenever<br />

a government committee is asked <strong>to</strong><br />

write a report.<br />

And yet, it is <strong>the</strong> simple writing that<br />

is unders<strong>to</strong>od and remembered. For<br />

example, if you had read <strong>the</strong> following<br />

sentence, would you have remembered<br />

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currency, parsimoniously hoarded, is<br />

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<strong>to</strong>ken received as wages.” Not likely.<br />

However, when James Thomson<br />

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he created an adage that has endured<br />

for more than two hundred years (albeit<br />

in slightly modified form.) With that<br />

in mind, how many of <strong>the</strong> following<br />

“familiar quotations” would you<br />

recognize if <strong>the</strong>y had been written by a<br />

bureaucrat?<br />

1. A quantity of useless material is<br />

invariably created whenever a project is<br />

performed with undue alacrity.<br />

2. A joyful feeling of contentment<br />

is not a commodity which can be<br />

purchased through <strong>the</strong> normal channels<br />

of currency exchange.<br />

3. If <strong>the</strong> extremities of a person are<br />

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of a low temperature, it<br />

is an indication that he<br />

or she possesses a loving<br />

nature.<br />

4. It is generally unwise <strong>to</strong><br />

awaken a slumbering member<br />

of <strong>the</strong> canine family.<br />

5. If your initial efforts are<br />

unsuccessful, perseverance will<br />

eventually lead <strong>to</strong> a satisfac<strong>to</strong>ry<br />

conclusion.<br />

6. Given advance knowledge of<br />

impending actions, one may take<br />

whatever course is necessary <strong>to</strong> ensure<br />

a suitable outcome.<br />

7. A basic writing implement, used<br />

judiciously, has <strong>the</strong> potential for greater<br />

impact than an ancient, double edged<br />

weapon.<br />

8. The introduction of a large number<br />

of assistants <strong>to</strong> a task force reduces<br />

<strong>the</strong> individual effort required for <strong>the</strong><br />

completion of a particular assignment.<br />

9. Those members of <strong>the</strong> avian family<br />

having similar plumage are often<br />

predisposed <strong>to</strong> seek common domicile.<br />

10. The subtle essence of humor is<br />

dependent upon <strong>the</strong> constrained use of<br />

verbiage.<br />

Answers:<br />

l. Haste makes waste.<br />

2. Money can’t buy happiness.<br />

3. Cold hands, warm heart.<br />

4. Let sleeping dogs lie.<br />

5. If at first you don’t succeed,<br />

try, try again.<br />

6. Forewarned is forearmed.<br />

7. The pen is mightier than <strong>the</strong> sword.<br />

8. Many hands make light work.<br />

9. Birds of a fea<strong>the</strong>r flock <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

10. Brevity is <strong>the</strong> soul of wit.<br />

Garden of Wisdom<br />

Submitted by:<br />

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“<br />

Most people are about as<br />

happy as <strong>the</strong>y make up <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

”<br />

minds <strong>to</strong> be<br />

Abraham Lincoln<br />

P A G E<br />

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2. What is <strong>the</strong> oldest national<br />

park in Canada?<br />

3. How many regular season points did<br />

Wayne Gretzky end his career with?<br />

4. Which ruling British Monarch was <strong>the</strong><br />

first <strong>to</strong> visit Canada (or any Commonwealth<br />

country) - on May 17, 1939?<br />

5. Wood Buffalo National Park is home <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> world’s largest ______?<br />

6. What mountain range can you see from<br />

Vancouver?<br />

7. What Canadian skater was <strong>the</strong> first <strong>to</strong><br />

ever perform a “quad” in competition?<br />

8. Astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a song<br />

in space. What was it called?<br />

9. What is Canada’s tallest mountain?<br />

10. Fresh water or salt water? What are<br />

icebergs made up of?<br />

11. What baseball position did Ferguson<br />

(Fergie) Jenkins play?<br />

12. Name <strong>the</strong> six members of <strong>the</strong> Six Nations<br />

confederacy.<br />

13. About 35% of Canada is made up of<br />

lakes. True or false?<br />

14. What is Canada’s longest river?<br />

Quiz<br />

15. Is it <strong>the</strong> longest river in North America?<br />

16. What was <strong>the</strong> population of Canada at<br />

Confederation in 1867, <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> nearest<br />

million?<br />

17. What happened in Niagara Falls on<br />

March 29th, 1948?<br />

18. What is <strong>the</strong> Easternmost point in<br />

Canada?<br />

19. Josiah Henson is believed <strong>to</strong> have been<br />

<strong>the</strong> inspiration for <strong>the</strong> title character of<br />

this famous book.<br />

20. Which <strong>to</strong>wn is home <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> world’s<br />

longest covered bridge?<br />

21. Justin Trudeau is Canada’s _____<br />

Prime Minister. (We need a number!)<br />

22. The Ambassador bridge connects<br />

Canada <strong>to</strong> which major US city?<br />

23. Who’s band played “Auld Lang Syne” in<br />

New York City every year from 1924 <strong>to</strong><br />

1962?<br />

24. Where is Flin Flon?<br />

25. What are <strong>the</strong> two governing bodies of<br />

Parliament?<br />

26. If it’s 10:00 in Ontario, what time is it in<br />

Newfoundland?<br />

27. Who is <strong>the</strong> only Canadian <strong>to</strong> medal in<br />

both summer and winter Olympics?<br />

28. What was first performed in Quebec<br />

City on July 24th, 1880?<br />

29. When and where did <strong>the</strong> first Tim<br />

Hor<strong>to</strong>ns open?<br />

30. Anne of Green Gables was written by?<br />

31. How many provinces were <strong>the</strong>re at <strong>the</strong><br />

time of Confederation? Name <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

32. In what decade was <strong>the</strong> St. Lawrence<br />

Seaway built?<br />

33. Is Nunavut in <strong>the</strong> Eastern, Central or<br />

Mountain time zone?<br />

34. The longest name of a place in Canada<br />

is is Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik<br />

Lake. Is this true?<br />

35. What Canadian city was <strong>the</strong> world’s first<br />

<strong>to</strong> use <strong>the</strong> 911 emergency number?<br />

Answers:<br />

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Dam 6. The Coastal Mountains 7. Kurt<br />

Browning 8. Jewel in <strong>the</strong> Night 9. Mount<br />

Logan 5,959 m 10. Fresh water 11. Pitcher<br />

12. Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, Tuscarora,<br />

Mohawk and Onondaga 13. False, it’s closer<br />

<strong>to</strong> 8% 14. The Mackenzie River 1,738 kms.<br />

15. No, <strong>the</strong> Mississippi is 3,734 kms. long<br />

16. Three million 17. It ran dry due <strong>to</strong> an ice<br />

jam 18. Cape Spear , Newfoundland 19. Uncle<br />

Tom’s Cabin 20. Hartland, New Brunswick 391<br />

m 21. 23rd 22. Detroit MI 23. Guy Lombardo<br />

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and <strong>the</strong> Senate 26. 11:30 27. Clara Hughes, in<br />

cycling and speed skating 28. O Canada 29.<br />

Hamil<strong>to</strong>n in 1964 30. Lucy Maud Montgomery<br />

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A Day in <strong>the</strong> Life of a<br />

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By Therese Lecuyer, Essex • from Daytripping Magazine, May-June 2013<br />

I was never alone. There were seven<br />

of us in <strong>the</strong> family. My being <strong>the</strong> fourth<br />

of five daughters, <strong>the</strong>re was always<br />

someone talking, if not all of us, at <strong>the</strong><br />

same time (my poor dad!)<br />

We owned a transis<strong>to</strong>r radio with<br />

AM/FM—that is what we would listen <strong>to</strong><br />

music by, until one Christmas all five of<br />

us girls were given a record player from<br />

Santa Claus.<br />

TV came in<strong>to</strong> my life when I was<br />

about eight years old. I still have fond<br />

memories of taking our Saturday night<br />

baths in a metal tub filled with water<br />

that was heated on <strong>the</strong> s<strong>to</strong>ve (we had<br />

no running water in <strong>the</strong> bathroom<br />

and no bathroom) and <strong>the</strong>n all of us<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>ring around <strong>the</strong> television <strong>to</strong><br />

watch Lawrence Welk, freshly ba<strong>the</strong>d.<br />

I still love re-runs! On Sunday nights it<br />

was Ed Sullivan and Bonanza, eating<br />

our allotted hand full of chips and<br />

bottle of pop, our treat for <strong>the</strong> week, if<br />

it even lasted until <strong>the</strong>n.<br />

The summers seemed endless. We<br />

lived outside and I loved tending <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> pigs. They were never fed so well,<br />

as during <strong>the</strong> summer when <strong>the</strong>re was<br />

no school. Our “playhouse” was <strong>the</strong><br />

outhouse or chicken coupe. Yes, <strong>the</strong><br />

outhouse; <strong>the</strong> smell never bo<strong>the</strong>red me<br />

back <strong>the</strong>n!<br />

We all helped around <strong>the</strong> farm,<br />

feeding <strong>the</strong> chickens, ga<strong>the</strong>ring eggs<br />

and hoeing weeds in <strong>the</strong> fields, and of<br />

course, feeding <strong>the</strong> pigs.<br />

I remember one summer, Dad<br />

promised us girls a new “playhouse” for<br />

all our hard work hoeing milk weeds,<br />

etc. It was our playhouse for <strong>the</strong> better<br />

part of a day, before <strong>the</strong> hens and chicks<br />

moved in.<br />

We didn’t have any fancy electronic<br />

games back <strong>the</strong>n. My sisters and I<br />

would play a lot of Old Maid. If you<br />

ended up <strong>the</strong> Old Maid, Dad would<br />

tease us mercilessly. We’d play statue,<br />

tag, hop scotch and hide and seek.<br />

When it rained, we’d put on our<br />

bathing suits and run around in <strong>the</strong> rain<br />

and under <strong>the</strong> eavestroughs —that was<br />

so cool!<br />

I can remember a milk man, bread<br />

man, a Fuller Brush man, and even an<br />

ice cream man. The ice cream man<br />

even came <strong>to</strong> our house in <strong>the</strong> country.<br />

It was always exciting when <strong>the</strong> ice<br />

cream man would pull in<strong>to</strong> our<br />

yard and s<strong>to</strong>p and pull out a box of<br />

ice cream treats. They wouldn’t go far<br />

when <strong>the</strong>re were seven of us.<br />

Peanut butter and jelly, bologna<br />

and ground up sweet pickles were a<br />

staple <strong>to</strong> feed us in our lunches. In <strong>the</strong><br />

summer months we ate a lot of <strong>to</strong>asted<br />

<strong>to</strong>ma<strong>to</strong> sandwiches and sweet corn.<br />

Playing with <strong>the</strong> many farm animals<br />

was always fun, until you sat down <strong>to</strong><br />

dinner and had shepherd’s pie, which<br />

included many of <strong>the</strong> animals I fondly<br />

tended <strong>to</strong>. It was all part of growing up<br />

on a farm, but very difficult at times.<br />

We walked <strong>to</strong> school (no, not 20<br />

miles <strong>the</strong>re and back) about a mile each<br />

way, no matter <strong>the</strong> wea<strong>the</strong>r. My first<br />

time ever on a school bus was in grade<br />

six—that was so exciting! I can recall<br />

walking <strong>to</strong> school in snows<strong>to</strong>rms and<br />

being <strong>to</strong>ld <strong>the</strong> buses weren’t running,<br />

so <strong>the</strong>re would be no school, and <strong>to</strong> go<br />

back home. It wasn’t a one room school<br />

house but two buildings; one housing<br />

grades 1-3 and 7-8, <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r grades 4<br />

and 5. What I wouldn’t give <strong>to</strong> go back<br />

<strong>to</strong> those days again.<br />

During <strong>the</strong> summer, I often played<br />

teacher with my younger sister and<br />

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We never had a phone until I was 12<br />

and a bathroom until I was 13. I can<br />

still remember my first tub bath—I felt<br />

like I was in heaven!<br />

Being one of five girls, I got a lot<br />

of hand-me-downs, but was always<br />

excited and grateful for Christmas and<br />

Easter, when we’d all get a new dress,<br />

shoes and bonnet. I still have <strong>the</strong> picture<br />

of all us five girls and dad on <strong>the</strong> trac<strong>to</strong>r<br />

on Easter Sunday that Mom <strong>to</strong>ok.<br />

Growing up on <strong>the</strong> farm, in <strong>the</strong> 50’s<br />

and 60’s came with a great many firsts.<br />

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My Ordinary Life<br />

by John Gardiner<br />

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The Leafs, The Lake & O<strong>the</strong>r Adventures<br />

I remember sitting with my Dad<br />

in <strong>the</strong> little lake house and watching<br />

hockey on <strong>the</strong> tiny, blurry TV that had<br />

been purchased. It was, of course, not<br />

just hockey we were watching.....it was<br />

<strong>the</strong> Toron<strong>to</strong> Maple Leafs and <strong>the</strong>y were<br />

somewhat sacred back in those days. I<br />

learned watching hockey with my Dad<br />

on that tiny TV, and I learned <strong>to</strong> love <strong>the</strong><br />

Leafs, and that was something that stayed<br />

with me through much of my adult life.<br />

Even when I was a teenager and was out<br />

partying all night, my Dad would leave me<br />

a synopsis of <strong>the</strong> game and <strong>the</strong> score on<br />

<strong>the</strong> kitchen table before he went <strong>to</strong> bed on<br />

Saturday night. I regret now that I didn’t<br />

stay in and watch more Leafs’ games with<br />

my Dad in those days. I guess I <strong>to</strong>ok it<br />

for granted and didn’t really understand<br />

how important it was. Now that I’ve had<br />

my own kids and had <strong>the</strong>m find <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

own lives, I know how disappointed my<br />

fa<strong>the</strong>r must have been not <strong>to</strong> have me stay<br />

home <strong>to</strong> watch <strong>the</strong> games with him. It’s a<br />

grim reality in life that most people don’t<br />

recognize <strong>the</strong> important stuff until it’s<br />

<strong>to</strong>o late. And ano<strong>the</strong>r grim reality of life<br />

is that <strong>the</strong>re’s no going back and <strong>the</strong>re’s<br />

no turning back. Life is linear – you go<br />

from one end <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r and <strong>the</strong>re are<br />

no places <strong>to</strong> get off along <strong>the</strong> way – and<br />

<strong>the</strong>re’s no way you can slow it down. Life<br />

runs by its own clock – you’re just along<br />

for <strong>the</strong> ride.<br />

I started school when I lived at <strong>the</strong><br />

lake.....I started when I was four years old<br />

because my birthday was in December.<br />

And while many people joke about having<br />

<strong>to</strong> walk a mile <strong>to</strong> school through snow<br />

drifts waist high back in <strong>the</strong> old days.....<br />

that’s pretty much what I did on some<br />

winter mornings those first couple of<br />

years. In fact, because we lived down a<br />

road with no winter service, which meant<br />

that <strong>the</strong> snow plow didn’t come down,<br />

my Dad and <strong>the</strong> few o<strong>the</strong>r men who lived<br />

along our road would sometimes get up<br />

really early in <strong>the</strong> morning after a snow<br />

s<strong>to</strong>rm and shovel out <strong>the</strong> road up <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

bigger road.<br />

We had a bunch of adventures at <strong>the</strong><br />

lake. I learned <strong>to</strong> swim and skate really<br />

well because our front yard was filled<br />

with a swimming pool in summer and a<br />

skating rink in winter... by <strong>the</strong> time I was<br />

six or seven, I could both swim and skate<br />

really well. My parents got <strong>to</strong> know a guy<br />

who had a cottage at <strong>the</strong> lake, who was<br />

only <strong>the</strong>re in summer. He had a pretty<br />

big mo<strong>to</strong>r boat and he and his family<br />

and friends were big water skiers – <strong>the</strong>re<br />

was even a ski jump out in <strong>the</strong> middle of<br />

<strong>the</strong> lake. Now Mr. Sternel – that was his<br />

name – had a small, black dog and in due<br />

course he built a special water ski with a<br />

small wire basket on <strong>the</strong> front. He would<br />

ski around <strong>the</strong> lake and <strong>the</strong> dog would sit<br />

in <strong>the</strong> wire basket and have a ride. This<br />

was a great delight <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r cottagers<br />

who would sit out on <strong>the</strong>ir boathouses<br />

and cheer on <strong>the</strong> man and his little dog.<br />

But Mr. Sternel wasn’t done performing<br />

circus tricks for <strong>the</strong> cottagers yet. And, as<br />

it turned out, my circus career was just<br />

about <strong>to</strong> begin. And, so, Mr. Sternel would<br />

get me up his shoulders and <strong>the</strong> little dog<br />

on <strong>the</strong> front of his special ski and away<br />

we would go – around <strong>the</strong> lake, <strong>the</strong> three<br />

of us would go while everybody cheered<br />

and clapped. It was <strong>the</strong> start of a long life<br />

in performance. I didn’t know that <strong>the</strong>n,<br />

but it was <strong>the</strong> way it was going <strong>to</strong> be and<br />

it was <strong>the</strong> way it was.....<br />

There were some o<strong>the</strong>r kids whose<br />

parents had decided <strong>to</strong> rough it on <strong>the</strong><br />

lake all year long in those days. So, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

were playmates for me and we hung out<br />

around <strong>the</strong> lake and in <strong>the</strong> lake and on<br />

<strong>the</strong> lake and we had no end <strong>to</strong> good times<br />

from what I remember. One remarkable<br />

thing that happened while I lived at <strong>the</strong><br />

lake involved my friend, George.....We<br />

were out horsing around in <strong>the</strong> farmer’s<br />

fields one day and George had a sudden<br />

urge <strong>to</strong> poop. So, ra<strong>the</strong>r than go home,<br />

he just went over behind a tree, dropped<br />

his drawers and let her go.....After he’d<br />

finished, he called me over <strong>to</strong> admire his<br />

pile of poop – that’s <strong>the</strong> kind of thing kids<br />

used <strong>to</strong> do. And <strong>the</strong> remarkable things<br />

about his poop is that it had ended up<br />

looking exactly like a Dairy Queen soft ice<br />

cream cone, all swirly and such. We s<strong>to</strong>od<br />

and admired it for a couple of minutes<br />

amazed that something like that could<br />

happen. It’s a strange but true reality that<br />

I’ve never seen anything like this again<br />

in my life. And George is dead now. And<br />

that’s that.<br />

One of my sisters was born in 1956<br />

– while we lived at <strong>the</strong> lake. She was<br />

my first sibling and I don’t have many<br />

memories of her from those early days.<br />

My first real memory was when she was<br />

three or four and thought it would be fun<br />

<strong>to</strong> lick <strong>the</strong> big oil tank that s<strong>to</strong>od on <strong>the</strong><br />

back porch. Now, one of <strong>the</strong> early lessons<br />

you learn in life is you keep your <strong>to</strong>ngue<br />

away from cold metal things in <strong>the</strong> winter.<br />

Unfortunately, my sister found that out <strong>the</strong><br />

hard way. Mom really didn’t know how<br />

<strong>to</strong> solve <strong>the</strong> problem so my sister stayed<br />

with her <strong>to</strong>ngue stuck <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> oil tank until<br />

my Dad got home from work. He knew<br />

<strong>the</strong> old hot water trick, so he boiled <strong>the</strong><br />

kettle and poured that water down over<br />

my sister’s <strong>to</strong>ngue and <strong>the</strong> oil tank finally<br />

released its relentless hold on her.<br />

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It was <strong>the</strong> long hot summer of 1958 and<br />

<strong>the</strong>re, perched on <strong>the</strong> Ross’ picnic table,<br />

was my friend Mary and myself. It was <strong>the</strong><br />

middle of <strong>the</strong> summer, needless <strong>to</strong> say, by<br />

now, we were bored. We had put a lot of<br />

effort in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> morning <strong>to</strong>rmenting her kid<br />

sister, and were debating what <strong>to</strong> do next.<br />

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one of <strong>the</strong> reasons we picked it. We were<br />

rebels, troublemakers, girls gone bad, we<br />

just hoped we didn’t get caught!<br />

To make <strong>the</strong> journey a little more<br />

interesting, we decide <strong>to</strong> travel a different<br />

route. Today we were going by way of<br />

Simcoe Street. We pass Palamero Bakery,<br />

boy it smelled good, we were hungry, but<br />

we didn’t want <strong>to</strong> go home. This is a long<br />

steep hill; we get a big s<strong>to</strong>ne taking turns<br />

kicking it down <strong>to</strong>wards <strong>the</strong> bot<strong>to</strong>m of <strong>the</strong><br />

hill. We are almost at <strong>the</strong> bot<strong>to</strong>m when we<br />

spot an absolute treasure. We can’t believe<br />

what we’re looking at, and no one else has<br />

laid claim <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> great find.<br />

Behind <strong>the</strong> old grey shack at <strong>the</strong> bot<strong>to</strong>m<br />

of <strong>the</strong> hill is <strong>the</strong> biggest, fullest, fruitiest<br />

cherry tree - and we found it, it was ours! We<br />

realize we had <strong>to</strong> be quiet, we didn’t want <strong>to</strong><br />

share, we were so excited! We ran back <strong>to</strong><br />

Mary’s house, she snuck in<strong>to</strong> her kitchen and<br />

grabbed us a big brown paper bag. Our feet<br />

were barely <strong>to</strong>uching <strong>the</strong> ground, we had <strong>to</strong><br />

hurry <strong>to</strong> lay claim, we would not relinquish,<br />

not at this stage.<br />

Again, down <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> end. We climbed<br />

over <strong>the</strong> two feet of wild growing grass, it<br />

looked like no one had mowed <strong>the</strong> lawn for<br />

a long time. As we approach <strong>the</strong> tree we<br />

realize it is much taller than we thought,<br />

but this wasn’t going <strong>to</strong> s<strong>to</strong>p us. We open<br />

by Pat Taylor, Hamil<strong>to</strong>n<br />

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our paper bag, and with great maturity we<br />

decide <strong>to</strong> take turns climbing <strong>the</strong> tree <strong>to</strong> get<br />

<strong>the</strong> big luscious red cherries. Like a pair of<br />

monkeys we worked all afternoon. At <strong>the</strong><br />

end, our knees were scraped, our hands<br />

were bloody, and we darn near filled that<br />

ten pound bag! We had trouble bringing it<br />

up <strong>the</strong> hill, it was so heavy. Now we begin<br />

<strong>to</strong> eat <strong>the</strong>m. Mmmmm.<br />

The only logical place <strong>to</strong> go is back <strong>to</strong><br />

Mary’s backyard. Placing our treasure in<br />

between us, this gives us easy access. We<br />

are stuffing ourselves when, sure enough,<br />

out walks her sister again, whiney thing!<br />

We decide, why not throw at couple at<br />

Joan. We had her crying in no time.<br />

She wanted some cherries and said she<br />

wouldn’t tell on us. So <strong>the</strong> blackmail<br />

works, we give her a handful and tell<br />

her go <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r end of <strong>the</strong> yard <strong>to</strong> eat<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. Mary and myself are slowing down<br />

eating, we really did stuff ourselves. Mary<br />

opens a cherry and says, “hey look, <strong>the</strong>re’s<br />

a worm in this cherry.” I open one, and<br />

sure enough, ano<strong>the</strong>r worm. We were in<br />

a panic now, we kept opening <strong>the</strong>m, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y all had worms in <strong>the</strong>m. We started<br />

spitting, trying <strong>to</strong> upchuck, we knew <strong>the</strong>re<br />

were things swimming in our sweet little<br />

tummies! Nothing was working. Mary says<br />

it’s worms for us, worm medicine that is.<br />

Her family must have got worms a lot, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

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darn cherries!<br />

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sister, she <strong>to</strong>ld Joan she could have <strong>the</strong> rest<br />

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anything that causes an imaginary fear or<br />

anxiety. Imaginary? Methinks not. In my<br />

vocabulary, a bug is a bug is a bug.<br />

A psychiatrist might blame a childhood<br />

trauma, when I plopped on a bearskin rug,<br />

jumped up with a wasp (literally as snug<br />

as a bug in a rug) stinging my hand for<br />

invading its private space. The start of it all.<br />

Decades later, in cottage country,<br />

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swishing a broom <strong>to</strong> ward off things with<br />

wings. Thankfully, in my hearing at least,<br />

nobody suggested I ride it.<br />

‘June bug’ is a blatant misnomer. It’s<br />

always May when we open up <strong>the</strong> cottage,<br />

but <strong>the</strong>se critters’ hard shells hit doors and<br />

windows on determined dive-bombing<br />

missions. June indeed!<br />

My produce patch beside <strong>the</strong> cottage<br />

netted summery salad stuff until one<br />

lunchtime when I was picking some<br />

greens for lunch. Nibbling on a young<br />

leaf, I inadvertently chomped a<br />

fat caterpillar in half before it<br />

had time <strong>to</strong> squiggle out of<br />

<strong>the</strong> way. Too late, it was<br />

decapitated between my<br />

teeth and <strong>the</strong> eyes in <strong>the</strong><br />

head section gave me a look never <strong>to</strong><br />

forget. Needless <strong>to</strong> say, <strong>the</strong> garden went <strong>to</strong><br />

seed and I shopped in <strong>to</strong>wn every summer.<br />

‘Heartburn’ with Jack Nicholson and<br />

Meryl Streep was <strong>the</strong> unfortunate video<br />

choice one rainy night when neighbouring<br />

cottagers came over. When Streep’s<br />

fingers mimed a spider’s trip up <strong>the</strong> water<br />

spout, <strong>the</strong> ditty ‘Inky Dinky Spider’ in <strong>the</strong><br />

background, I shivered, grabbed a sweater,<br />

but soon had <strong>to</strong> escape, feigning a sudden<br />

chill. No, don’t turn it off. No, I don’t need<br />

<strong>the</strong> village doc<strong>to</strong>r. I’ll just go <strong>to</strong> bed. I lay<br />

watching a horror movie instead, <strong>to</strong> clear<br />

my mind of spiders.<br />

Next morning I tried <strong>to</strong> ward off<br />

questions: I’m fine, thanks, must have<br />

been something quick that hit me. No<br />

way would I reveal <strong>the</strong> well-kept secret of<br />

my shame.<br />

As a pre-teen at summer camp, I’d<br />

climbed in<strong>to</strong> my bunk that first night,<br />

<strong>the</strong>n instantly screamed and raced in<strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> woods, followed by counsellors and<br />

kids who fortunately caught up <strong>to</strong> me at<br />

<strong>the</strong> lake edge. Hysterically I blurted out<br />

that a huge spider was on my pillow.<br />

End of summer camp forever.<br />

Unfortunately, Meryl Streep,<br />

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A Case of Bugmania<br />

by<br />

Jean Leedale Hobson, West Vancouver, BC<br />

From Daytripping Magazine, May-June 2007<br />

your Inky Dinky Spider interpretation<br />

resurrected an experience this fan thought<br />

she’d outgrown.<br />

Is it any wonder, with my painful past,<br />

that I freaked out recently when I spied<br />

tiny brown ‘somethings’ on <strong>the</strong> rug?<br />

Jumping up, I flung away <strong>the</strong> handmade<br />

heating bag from my aching shoulder and<br />

stared, petrified, at <strong>the</strong> invaders. They<br />

stayed still, not a skitter across <strong>the</strong><br />

floor, not a flap of a wing. Probably,<br />

I reasoned, <strong>the</strong>y were as<br />

frozen with fear of me as<br />

I was of <strong>the</strong>m. Panic <strong>to</strong>ok<br />

over as I also spotted a few on<br />

<strong>the</strong> chair arm. BUGS in my living<br />

room? Oh no! Oh yes!<br />

I dashed <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> hardware s<strong>to</strong>re, discreetly<br />

picked up a can of insect spray, paid and<br />

got out of <strong>the</strong>re fast. For an hour I sprayed<br />

everything in sight, wishing I’d bought<br />

a gas mask <strong>to</strong>o. Can emptied, I treated<br />

myself <strong>to</strong> two aspirins and a pot of tea<br />

as a chaser.<br />

All that zeal had made my shoulder<br />

worse, so I reheated <strong>the</strong> bag in <strong>the</strong><br />

microwave. Two, four, six shiny brown<br />

specks lay on <strong>the</strong> counter. Curbing an urge<br />

<strong>to</strong> phone 911, I looked closer. Not bugs,<br />

FLAXSEED! A bit of <strong>the</strong> stitching had split,<br />

letting <strong>the</strong> seeds escape. No local charity<br />

would have wanted <strong>the</strong> chair, saturated<br />

with strong-smelling spray, so it went <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> dump. But did I explain my new velvet<br />

rocker <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> family on <strong>the</strong>ir next visit? Not<br />

on a bug’s life I didn’t!<br />

In my loathing of creepers, crawlers,<br />

wrigglers or flutterers, <strong>the</strong>re is one<br />

exception however. I am a<br />

pushover for those red-andblack,<br />

polka-dotted, gardenfriendly,<br />

aphid-guzzling beetles<br />

we call ladybugs.<br />

My son was asthmatic as a<br />

child. If I could find a ladybug, I’d<br />

gently transfer her <strong>to</strong> his bed tray, asking<br />

her <strong>to</strong> babysit, <strong>the</strong> child watching in delight<br />

as she crawled back and forth for his<br />

amusement. When her nanny stint was<br />

over I’d tell her <strong>to</strong> fly away home, hoping<br />

her house wasn’t on fire, her children all<br />

gone, as <strong>the</strong> nursery rhyme predicted. I<br />

wouldn’t want that fate <strong>to</strong> happen <strong>to</strong> her.<br />

Come <strong>to</strong> think of it, I wouldn’t want it <strong>to</strong><br />

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<strong>Summer</strong> in <strong>the</strong> garden is, for many,<br />

<strong>the</strong> most wonderful season. It is a season<br />

of enjoying our spring efforts grow and<br />

bloom. Those new plants we purchased<br />

<strong>to</strong> provide food <strong>to</strong> pollina<strong>to</strong>rs are coming<br />

in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir glory, and luring wildlife <strong>to</strong> our<br />

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Everyone has a different vision when<br />

planning <strong>the</strong>ir individual oasis, and <strong>the</strong><br />

summer is when we realize <strong>the</strong> successes<br />

of our choices of what <strong>to</strong> plant. We also<br />

notice at this time those items that are<br />

not best situated. Not enough sunlight<br />

<strong>to</strong> bloom, <strong>to</strong>o closely planted over <strong>the</strong>re,<br />

<strong>the</strong>se colours don’t work <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong><br />

best. Resist <strong>the</strong> urge <strong>to</strong> move items<br />

around in <strong>the</strong> heat of summer. Make<br />

note of <strong>the</strong>se changes you wish <strong>to</strong> make<br />

in July and August, and plan <strong>to</strong> move<br />

<strong>the</strong>m as we cool in late September.<br />

Keep vigilant for damaging pests in<br />

your garden that seek <strong>to</strong> steal your show<br />

and produce. At <strong>the</strong> same time, take<br />

notice of <strong>the</strong> beneficial insects starting <strong>to</strong><br />

arrive in late June and July. Lacewings,<br />

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at bay. Consider creating a <strong>to</strong>ad abode<br />

<strong>to</strong> encourage <strong>the</strong>se voracious critters in<br />

your garden. They love <strong>to</strong> hide under cool<br />

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day heat and emerge at night for <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

evening buffet of insects and more. Also<br />

make use of dia<strong>to</strong>maceous earth (silicon<br />

dioxide) <strong>to</strong> reduce <strong>the</strong> population of<br />

earwigs and o<strong>the</strong>r plant eaters where <strong>the</strong><br />

beneficial insects aren’t keeping up.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> vegetable garden, produce is<br />

becoming a greater and greater harvest<br />

each week. Nothing is better than eating<br />

<strong>the</strong> effort of your own hands right from<br />

<strong>the</strong> garden. Brush off <strong>the</strong> soil and <strong>the</strong><br />

occasional insect and mmm… <strong>to</strong>ma<strong>to</strong>es<br />

cucumbers peas carrots. And if you<br />

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neighbours or strangers, you never know<br />

who becomes a new friend.<br />

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JULY<br />

❏ Water deeply all <strong>the</strong> new plantings<br />

from this year and <strong>the</strong> veggie garden.<br />

❏ Trim spent blossoms <strong>to</strong> encourage<br />

more blooms (or just let <strong>the</strong> seeds<br />

develop <strong>to</strong> feed <strong>the</strong> birds).<br />

❏ Keep weeds at bay so plants have<br />

space <strong>to</strong> develop.<br />

❏ Moni<strong>to</strong>r insect and bird populations<br />

and marvel at <strong>the</strong>ir beauty and design.<br />

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❏ start thinking about adding new<br />

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❏ If plants are out of place make note<br />

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❏ Move <strong>the</strong> plants that need a new<br />

home and divide perennial plants.<br />

❏ Add Fall blooming mums, Tall<br />

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Eric Mackenzie always knew he<br />

wanted <strong>to</strong> play baseball.<br />

“I always wanted <strong>to</strong> play baseball,”<br />

Eric Mackenzie said. He was born in<br />

Glendon, Alberta in 1932 and grew<br />

up on <strong>the</strong> farm. From a young age, he<br />

knew that <strong>the</strong> farming life was not for<br />

him, but it was all Glendon really had <strong>to</strong><br />

offer. So he set his eyes on a seemingly<br />

impossible dream: Baseball.<br />

His fa<strong>the</strong>r encouraged him <strong>to</strong> play.<br />

When Eric came of age in 1949, life<br />

in Glendon was <strong>to</strong>ugh. WWII had<br />

just ended, and jobs were few and far<br />

between. He bought a one-way ticket<br />

<strong>to</strong> Leaming<strong>to</strong>n, ON <strong>to</strong> tryout for <strong>the</strong> big<br />

leagues.<br />

Eric had quit school in Grade 10 <strong>to</strong><br />

work on <strong>the</strong> farm and focus<br />

on baseball. He played as a<br />

catcher. From Leaming<strong>to</strong>n,<br />

Eric was signed <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Philadelphia Athletics, a<br />

U.S.-based team. He set<br />

off for spring training in<br />

Georgia.<br />

“I travelled a lot of miles<br />

and saw most of <strong>the</strong> United<br />

States from a bus,” Eric said.<br />

“Those eight years were <strong>the</strong><br />

best times of my life… it was<br />

my lifetime dream <strong>to</strong> play<br />

baseball.”<br />

Eric can still remember his<br />

first day of spring training.<br />

“I was a catcher… when<br />

you sit all day on your haunches, in a<br />

crouch, your legs almost seize-up on<br />

you,” Eric said. Near <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> day,<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> coaches <strong>to</strong>ld him <strong>to</strong> practice<br />

at bat. He <strong>to</strong>ok three swings before<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r player sent him back <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

bullpen. “They didn’t like <strong>to</strong> see new<br />

people. They were always worried you’d<br />

be <strong>the</strong> one <strong>to</strong> take <strong>the</strong>ir spot.”<br />

Eric started as a player in <strong>the</strong> D-club,<br />

but he didn’t stay <strong>the</strong>re long. He made<br />

his way up through <strong>the</strong> ranks, playing<br />

<strong>the</strong> majority of his games at <strong>the</strong> A and<br />

Eric Mackenzie in uniform<br />

for <strong>the</strong> Athletics during his<br />

baseball career.<br />

B rank. In 1954 Philadelphia Athletics<br />

changed hands, becoming Kansas City<br />

Athletics. In 1955, Eric played in his first<br />

Major League game for <strong>the</strong> Kansas City<br />

Athletics.<br />

Although <strong>the</strong> team changed hands<br />

during Eric’s eight-year career, he was<br />

never signed <strong>to</strong> ano<strong>the</strong>r team.<br />

In 1956, Eric was married. He and his<br />

wife, who was from Leaming<strong>to</strong>n, had a<br />

son and a daughter.<br />

In 1958, Eric retired as a player and<br />

went on <strong>to</strong> coach baseball. At first, he<br />

coached local Canadian baseball teams.<br />

“And <strong>the</strong>n I got a call from Baseball<br />

Canada <strong>to</strong> coach <strong>the</strong> Canadian baseball<br />

teams,” Eric said. He was one of several<br />

coaches for <strong>the</strong> team, and he travelled<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world, from Italy<br />

<strong>to</strong> Japan. He also coached<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Pan American Games<br />

and <strong>the</strong> 1984 Olympics,<br />

which were held in Los<br />

Angeles. He served as a<br />

coach with team Canada for<br />

nine years.<br />

After his coaching career,<br />

Eric worked in Parks and<br />

Recreation as <strong>the</strong> recreation<br />

direc<strong>to</strong>r. He enjoyed <strong>the</strong> job<br />

for many years, and retired<br />

in 1990. He continued <strong>to</strong><br />

volunteer as a ballpark<br />

groundskeeper. He saw<br />

almost every park in Ontario<br />

and <strong>the</strong> sou<strong>the</strong>rn States. He<br />

retired from his volunteer work in 2018,<br />

at <strong>the</strong> age of 86.<br />

Today, Eric continues <strong>to</strong> enjoy life at<br />

Fairwinds Lodge Retirement Residence<br />

in Sarnia. To this day, he says The<br />

Athletics, which are now Oakland based,<br />

are his favourite team.<br />

“Baseball is a big item around <strong>the</strong><br />

world,” Eric said. “It’s a sport where you<br />

need a lot of background, and <strong>the</strong>re’s<br />

lots of competition… [but] <strong>the</strong>re’s a<br />

lot of comradery and a lot of laughs in<br />

baseball.”<br />

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...slightly less cool than <strong>the</strong><br />

Cover of <strong>the</strong> Rolling S<strong>to</strong>ne,<br />

but we’re working on that!.<br />

In <strong>the</strong>se mes of digital over-saturaon, how do we grab people’s aenon and direct<br />

<strong>the</strong>m <strong>to</strong> what we want <strong>the</strong>m <strong>to</strong> see? Over <strong>the</strong> past 35 years, I’ve learned that collaborang<br />

with creaves, clients and students who share <strong>the</strong> same end goal is key <strong>to</strong> a successful<br />

commission or a project and will produce results that are honest, innovave and with a<br />

quality value everyone can feel proud of.<br />

Since before high school growing up in Poland,<br />

Robert Walicki had a camera in his hand. In grade 9,<br />

he had his first darkroom (and sll has that first<br />

enlarger). Since <strong>the</strong>n, pho<strong>to</strong>graphy was always an<br />

integral part of his career and a <strong>to</strong>ol he ulized in his<br />

work as an archaeologist, urban designer, graphic<br />

designer, media designer, commercial pho<strong>to</strong>grapher<br />

and a New Media Teacher at St. Chris/St. Pat’s in<br />

Sarnia for <strong>the</strong> last 22 years. Robert has completed<br />

countless commissions and won some awards along<br />

<strong>the</strong> road; however, what he finds most rewarding is <strong>the</strong> passion he passed on <strong>to</strong> his<br />

students. The measure of his success are <strong>the</strong> awards and successes accumulated by his<br />

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We’re living life <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> fullest (until about 9 pm).<br />

A Waft of <strong>Summer</strong><br />

The gentleness of an early summer<br />

morning on my back porch swing<br />

floods over me. The smell of fresh cut<br />

grass tickles my nostrils as I relish in<br />

<strong>the</strong> wonderful joys of retirement. Oh<br />

yes, <strong>the</strong> howling winds of winter, <strong>the</strong><br />

blowing snow, <strong>the</strong> dangling icicles all<br />

have <strong>the</strong>ir beauty as we stay snuggly,<br />

tucked inside, piecing a jigsaw puzzle,<br />

but <strong>the</strong> best time of all <strong>the</strong> seasons is<br />

when <strong>the</strong> sun shines, <strong>the</strong> birds dutifully<br />

build <strong>the</strong>ir nests and tug on worms, <strong>the</strong><br />

trac<strong>to</strong>rs pass by in a caravan of busyness<br />

and <strong>the</strong> daffodils sway in <strong>the</strong> ditch. This<br />

is truly a <strong>to</strong>uch of heaven.<br />

And with it comes <strong>the</strong><br />

smells of summer. The<br />

cherry blossoms send out<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir v1.1 delicate LEO spray, lilacs<br />

scent v1.2 <strong>the</strong> Forest air with Kine<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir Theatre<br />

distinctive v1.3 Heritage perfume St. Clair<br />

as we drive past a<br />

plethora of bushes in <strong>the</strong><br />

neighbouring ditches. I<br />

always cut a few <strong>to</strong> put<br />

in my bedroom so I can<br />

fall asleep <strong>to</strong> that familiar<br />

scent. As I rock in my<br />

By Marion Urquhart Charkow, Flesher<strong>to</strong>n<br />

swing, <strong>the</strong> pungent odour of freshly<br />

spread manure wafts on <strong>the</strong> breeze.<br />

My mo<strong>the</strong>r, often remarked how this<br />

reminded her of her childhood days<br />

on her grandfa<strong>the</strong>r’s farm in <strong>the</strong> Back<br />

Canishers of Guernsey. I don’t suppose<br />

I ever realized as a child how much she<br />

missed her island home. However, it did<br />

leave her with a great love of nature,<br />

<strong>the</strong> different seasons and how each one<br />

has its own special joys. I believe I’ve<br />

inherited that love. I could not imagine<br />

ever again living in a big city although<br />

that is certainly where <strong>the</strong> de<br />

Beaucamp family settled<br />

when <strong>the</strong>y immigrated.<br />

But I, many generations<br />

later, enjoy <strong>the</strong> sweet<br />

smells of <strong>the</strong> barnyard,<br />

<strong>the</strong> sweetness of fresh<br />

cut hay, <strong>the</strong> damp odour<br />

after a summer rain, <strong>the</strong><br />

crispness as Lake Huron<br />

splashes on <strong>the</strong> sandy<br />

beach, <strong>the</strong> hungry smell<br />

of french fries. Ah, <strong>the</strong><br />

smell of summer, I love it.<br />

Enjoy!<br />

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Easy<br />

If baseball were easy every hop would be great,<br />

Every pitch would be served on a silver home plate,<br />

I'd have perfect mechanics, not practice at all,<br />

Always get my way when I dislike a call,<br />

I'd only paint corners, hit homers with ease,<br />

Pitch perfect games and steal home when I please,<br />

I'd play every inning at <strong>the</strong> position I want,<br />

Remove fans from <strong>the</strong> stands when <strong>the</strong>y issue a taunt,<br />

If baseball were easy I'd play it without strife<br />

But baseball's not easy.....<br />

Baseball's like life.<br />

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do something I could do so easily when I<br />

was 20.<br />

I have also discovered I have a lot more<br />

memories than I could possibly have at 20.<br />

I just can’t remember <strong>the</strong>m all as well as I<br />

could <strong>the</strong>n. If I try really hard <strong>to</strong> remember<br />

<strong>the</strong>m, <strong>the</strong>y just run away somewhere and I<br />

can’t find <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

In my mind, I could climb Everest, hike<br />

non-s<strong>to</strong>p over Australia, hop a plane <strong>to</strong><br />

anywhere and have enough energy left<br />

<strong>to</strong> take on <strong>the</strong> world again. Now I look at<br />

Everest and say why would I want <strong>to</strong> climb<br />

it? I think I could hike a conservation area<br />

in Australia. I need a night’s sleep before I<br />

hop a plane <strong>to</strong> anywhere and when I land<br />

<strong>the</strong>y assist me off <strong>the</strong> aircraft and I am<br />

exhausted by <strong>the</strong> time I get <strong>to</strong> my car.<br />

The o<strong>the</strong>r day, I noticed that most of<br />

my friends have gained a few years, and<br />

are looking old. At least I have managed<br />

<strong>to</strong> keep looking young, until I really look in<br />

<strong>the</strong> mirror and wonder how my mo<strong>the</strong>r’s<br />

face looks out at me. How did she get in<br />

<strong>the</strong>re?<br />

I have also lost a lot of friends lately and<br />

some of <strong>the</strong>m are younger than me even.<br />

They must be doing something <strong>to</strong> age so<br />

much. Me, I just keep looking forward <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> year 2043, that will be <strong>the</strong> greatest<br />

year of my life.<br />

I notice <strong>the</strong> nights are getting longer<br />

and <strong>the</strong> days are shorter. I get up at 9 on a<br />

good day and work until lunch time. Then<br />

I load up <strong>the</strong> dishwasher and go for a rest<br />

until 3. Then I work for an hour and <strong>the</strong>n<br />

get supper ready. Then I clear up and go<br />

on <strong>the</strong> computer for an hour or so. Then<br />

hubby and I play a game or two and head<br />

for bed. I read for a while and <strong>the</strong>n have a<br />

great night, usually. I actually look forward<br />

The Trouble With Getting Older<br />

By Lucy Landry, Appin • from Daytripping Magazine, May-June 2013<br />

<strong>to</strong> reading in bed.<br />

I used <strong>to</strong> be good at making quick<br />

decisions. Now I have <strong>to</strong> write down <strong>the</strong><br />

questions, remember where I put <strong>the</strong><br />

paper, remember <strong>to</strong> read it and remember<br />

<strong>to</strong> think about it long enough <strong>to</strong> come up<br />

with an opinion. By <strong>the</strong>n my hubby has<br />

a better idea so I really don’t have <strong>to</strong> do<br />

much thinking.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> most difficult things when<br />

you get older is remembering who all<br />

your relatives are and whose <strong>the</strong>y are.<br />

Grandchildren all sound <strong>the</strong> same and<br />

so do your kids and <strong>the</strong>y all start off “Hi<br />

grandma, do you know who this is?” Let<br />

me see, did I call you? No. You called me.<br />

And you called <strong>to</strong> see if I know who you<br />

are? I didn’t enter this contest. Oh wait a<br />

moment, I have call display. “Sure, I know<br />

who this is.”<br />

While I am on <strong>the</strong> subject of age, when<br />

you retire you expect a certain level of lazy<br />

life… wrong! Everyone thinks you can do<br />

more for <strong>the</strong>m now that you have all this<br />

extra time. Even <strong>the</strong> cats think you are<br />

<strong>the</strong>re <strong>to</strong> meet <strong>the</strong>ir every need and <strong>to</strong> feed<br />

<strong>the</strong>m eight times a day.<br />

Your telephone list gets updated as<br />

well. Leading <strong>the</strong> list is 911, your doc<strong>to</strong>r,<br />

your drugs<strong>to</strong>re, your masseuse, your foot<br />

specialist, your hair dresser… no wonder<br />

your family are at <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> list!<br />

Did you notice <strong>the</strong>y put pet foods in<br />

easy open containers but put people food<br />

in impossible <strong>to</strong> get open containers. Have<br />

you tried <strong>to</strong> open a pudding cup or even<br />

a package of crackers? They have banned<br />

knives from schools, airports, etc. but you<br />

can never open <strong>the</strong> snack packs that air<br />

lines give you or those sealed containers of<br />

juice. It is really sad when you have <strong>to</strong> have<br />

a pair of scissors <strong>to</strong> open <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>ilet paper<br />

package. They make things easy <strong>to</strong> close<br />

but I want easy <strong>to</strong> open!<br />

Then <strong>the</strong>re are <strong>the</strong> pills <strong>the</strong> doc<strong>to</strong>r wants<br />

you <strong>to</strong> take. You can have <strong>the</strong>m packaged<br />

in <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>ughest bubble wrap press out that<br />

you still need your knife <strong>to</strong> open, or in a<br />

child proof bottle that your grandchildren<br />

can open easier than you can. Then <strong>the</strong>y<br />

give you prescriptions <strong>to</strong> take once a day in<br />

<strong>the</strong> morning, once a day at night, twice a<br />

day but not with food or o<strong>the</strong>r medication,<br />

three times a day but not with food or<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r medication, and one before you go<br />

<strong>to</strong> bed. If you work out a schedule for <strong>the</strong><br />

above you need a timer <strong>to</strong> remind you <strong>to</strong><br />

take your pills at <strong>the</strong> proper time.<br />

Speaking of time, I am supposed <strong>to</strong><br />

have lots of it. My <strong>the</strong>ory is that if I have<br />

lots of time I don’t need <strong>to</strong> live my life by<br />

<strong>the</strong> clock. I can do what I want except for<br />

medications and appointments. Wait, let<br />

me check that timer again.<br />

The o<strong>the</strong>r thing you really need is <strong>the</strong><br />

calendar. I love <strong>the</strong> last day of each month<br />

when you turn <strong>to</strong> a new and blank page.<br />

Funny thing is, <strong>the</strong> calendar is quickly<br />

jammed full of things <strong>to</strong> do and places<br />

<strong>to</strong> go and birthdays and anniversaries <strong>to</strong><br />

remember. I try <strong>to</strong> phone everyone on<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir birthday and anniversary but <strong>the</strong>re<br />

are so many I run out of voice!<br />

A real annoyance of getting older is<br />

<strong>the</strong> print in everything gets smaller. No<br />

wonder seniors don’t get newspapers<br />

any more, <strong>the</strong>y can’t see <strong>to</strong> read <strong>the</strong> obits<br />

without a magnifying glass. The telephone<br />

book is hopeless because you can ei<strong>the</strong>r<br />

remember <strong>the</strong> number and not <strong>the</strong> person<br />

or you remember <strong>the</strong> first name but not<br />

<strong>the</strong> last and you can’t see <strong>the</strong> number<br />

anyway.<br />

Now I have been smart about this. Years<br />

ago, I memorized everyone’s number in<br />

my family. I just didn’t know <strong>the</strong>y would<br />

all get cell phones and change numbers.<br />

They bought me a cell phone and I can text<br />

<strong>the</strong>m, but I have <strong>to</strong> learn a new language<br />

<strong>to</strong> be able <strong>to</strong> understand what <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

telling me. It is like getting a crossword<br />

puzzle with no clues. My grandson texted<br />

me: cu 7X12 which means see you in 7-12<br />

days. Who would have thought?<br />

I am computer savvy now, only<br />

everyone else has blackberries (we used<br />

<strong>to</strong> eat those), iPods, iPads and e-readers<br />

where you can download books so you<br />

don’t have <strong>to</strong> go <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> library. Each book<br />

you download is s<strong>to</strong>red for life so you can<br />

read it again. Oh <strong>the</strong> e-reader lets you<br />

enlarge <strong>the</strong> print so you can see it and<br />

you turn pages just like in a real book! The<br />

trouble is, you are unsure which one is<br />

simple enough for you <strong>to</strong> operate without<br />

calling a grandchild for instructions.<br />

I can’t wait <strong>to</strong> see what else will be<br />

available when I get old. I mean things<br />

change every minute. You can preplan<br />

everything so when it happens you are<br />

looked after. It means you can let your<br />

mind wander away because you have<br />

already decided what <strong>to</strong> do. What if I<br />

change my mind? Maybe what I decide<br />

now is not what I would want later. Can<br />

I really trust those I put in charge? I like<br />

being in charge of myself… after all, I have<br />

lived with me all my life.<br />

So where does all this leave me? I am<br />

20 at heart, my mirror tells me different.<br />

My body wants replacement parts so I can<br />

move like a 20 year old. Really though, I<br />

love being me. I’ve been <strong>the</strong>re, done that<br />

and look forward <strong>to</strong> doing more. I have<br />

wonderful memories of things I’ve seen<br />

and people I’ve met and <strong>the</strong> beauties God<br />

has created for us. I’d even climb Everest<br />

if one of my grandkids could push me up<br />

<strong>the</strong>re in a wheel chair. Wouldn’t that just<br />

be <strong>the</strong> adventure <strong>to</strong> <strong>to</strong>p off getting older!<br />

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An all-<strong>to</strong>o-familiar phrase I hear all<br />

<strong>the</strong> time. So, how does a senior eat tasty,<br />

nutritious, and balanced meals and do it<br />

without eating out every night, or worse<br />

opening a can of soup a few times a day?<br />

There are ways, and like everything I have<br />

written about it takes some planning.<br />

Some folks in this situation rely on family.<br />

Lots of lasagnas and casseroles. This will<br />

work for a time, and after a while <strong>the</strong><br />

refrigera<strong>to</strong>r gets stuffed, and Mom and<br />

Dad are back <strong>to</strong> where <strong>the</strong>y started.<br />

The Freezer Section of <strong>the</strong> Grocery<br />

S<strong>to</strong>re - Not<br />

Prepared food from <strong>the</strong> freezer<br />

section of <strong>the</strong> grocery s<strong>to</strong>re gets called<br />

on sometimes. While <strong>the</strong> “TV-Dinner”<br />

looks like a good option, in fact, it is not.<br />

It is not because it is not healthy at all,<br />

for anyone!<br />

This nutrition label is of a popular<br />

frozen dinner. Salisbury Steak in fact.<br />

Yummy, I guess and while <strong>the</strong> calories<br />

may be in line some of <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

information should shock you. I draw<br />

your attention <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> sodium. At 71%,<br />

or 1630mg you might as well eat <strong>the</strong><br />

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your throat. The daily suggested intake<br />

for sodium for a senior is 1500mg. So,<br />

this Salisbury Steak at 1630 mg blows<br />

<strong>the</strong> budget. I will not even get in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

negative effects of that much salt. These<br />

are cheap and convenient, but horrible<br />

for your health and well-being.<br />

In Home Meal Preparation<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r option is <strong>to</strong> bring meal<br />

preparation in<strong>to</strong> your home. Home Care<br />

providers offer this as an option for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir clients. The benefit of this choice<br />

is that <strong>the</strong> client gets <strong>the</strong> types and<br />

options of food <strong>the</strong>y enjoy. The cost is<br />

built in<strong>to</strong> staffing charges. An hourly rate<br />

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is charged based on <strong>the</strong> organization’s<br />

rates. Somewhere around $30 per hour,<br />

and a typical week would use 2 <strong>to</strong> 3<br />

hours. Ano<strong>the</strong>r benefit <strong>to</strong> this option is<br />

that many times <strong>the</strong> client joins in peeling<br />

<strong>the</strong> pota<strong>to</strong>es and cutting <strong>the</strong> carrots.<br />

The nutritional benefit of preparing raw<br />

food is ano<strong>the</strong>r win for in-home meal<br />

preparation. With this choice, budget<br />

about 2 hours per week for staffing plus<br />

<strong>the</strong> cost of groceries.<br />

Home Meal Replacement - HMR<br />

This is becoming a big business, and<br />

it’s not just for seniors. Many busy people<br />

are taking advantage of <strong>the</strong> convenience<br />

and copious options on <strong>the</strong> internet and in<br />

this magazine. They are organized in three<br />

categories; RTC (Ready <strong>to</strong> Cook), RTE<br />

(Ready <strong>to</strong> Eat), and RTH (Ready <strong>to</strong> Heat).<br />

Ready <strong>to</strong> Cook refers <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> companies<br />

that deliver prepared raw food <strong>to</strong> your<br />

door with <strong>the</strong> instructions on how <strong>to</strong> cook<br />

and serve. Ready <strong>to</strong> Eat are completed<br />

meals in smaller servings served hot and<br />

complete. Think of a modern grocery<br />

s<strong>to</strong>re deli section. There you can find a<br />

wide range of hot food choices.<br />

Ready <strong>to</strong> Heat are prepared, small<br />

batch, cooked meals. Pop <strong>the</strong>m in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

microwave and a few minutes later you<br />

have a piping hot roast turkey dinner,<br />

meatloaf, lasagna... <strong>the</strong> possibilities are<br />

endless. This is a great option for seniors<br />

as it combines <strong>the</strong> convenience of <strong>the</strong> TV-<br />

Dinner and good nutrition. From a cost<br />

per meal standpoint, <strong>the</strong>y range from<br />

$5 <strong>to</strong> $10 per meal. An added benefit is<br />

<strong>the</strong> reusable microwave containers. With<br />

<strong>the</strong>m you can snap <strong>the</strong> lid back on, put<br />

<strong>the</strong> partially eaten meal in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> fridge<br />

and it is <strong>to</strong>morrow’s lunch.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r you use In Home Meal<br />

Preparation, or HMR be sure <strong>to</strong> research<br />

your local providers. Many will allow you<br />

<strong>to</strong> order a few <strong>to</strong> try. Be discriminating;<br />

after all you are <strong>the</strong> cus<strong>to</strong>mer.<br />

P A G E<br />

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(Rarely Heard Any More) “Come in when <strong>the</strong> street lights come on.”


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What’s in a Name?<br />

By C.W. Tiffin, Chatham • from Daytripping Magazine, <strong>Summer</strong> 2013<br />

When I was born, I was given a name<br />

just like everyone else. That part is done<br />

for you. My parents chose my name<br />

from one of my uncles, which was quite<br />

common way back when I was born.<br />

It was not a name that I would have<br />

chosen for myself for several reasons,<br />

mostly because at that time it was not a<br />

common name.<br />

As I grew older, I soon realized this.<br />

There was of course my uncle... Claude.<br />

Then <strong>the</strong>re was this o<strong>the</strong>r kid at school<br />

with <strong>the</strong> name of Claude. He was quiet<br />

and grinned a lot, but being older than<br />

me, we didn’t talk much <strong>to</strong> each o<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

although I once called him Claude. It<br />

just seemed odd <strong>to</strong> call someone with<br />

<strong>the</strong> same name, especially that name as<br />

he grinned and said, “Hello... Claude.”<br />

Then <strong>the</strong>re was Claude Rains, <strong>the</strong> ac<strong>to</strong>r<br />

who starred with Humphrey Bogart and<br />

Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca... and<br />

me!<br />

As I continued through life, whenever<br />

someone asked my name, whe<strong>the</strong>r for<br />

filling out a form or some o<strong>the</strong>r reason,<br />

I would invariably be asked <strong>the</strong> same<br />

questions. “Is it Bob?”<br />

“No, it’s Claude.”<br />

Then I would get a quizzical look and<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r try... “Clyde?” And so on until<br />

I would finally get my name through <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>m and <strong>the</strong>ir face would light up as<br />

<strong>the</strong>y would finally say.<br />

“Oh... it’s Claude.”<br />

Some years ago<br />

when <strong>the</strong> movie<br />

ac<strong>to</strong>r Jean Claude<br />

VanDamme got <strong>to</strong> be<br />

fairly well known, <strong>the</strong><br />

name Claude became<br />

more popular, at least enough so that I<br />

didn’t have <strong>to</strong> keep repeating myself.<br />

Of course <strong>the</strong>n, <strong>the</strong>re were those who<br />

thought that I was French, which I am<br />

not. I am of Irish decent, and I couldn’t<br />

answer <strong>the</strong>m in French when <strong>the</strong>y<br />

began <strong>to</strong> speak <strong>the</strong> language <strong>to</strong> me,<br />

even though Canadians are supposed <strong>to</strong><br />

be bilingual. Which all brings me up <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> present day in time.<br />

Recently I had <strong>to</strong> go <strong>to</strong> Windsor <strong>to</strong> see<br />

a doc<strong>to</strong>r. My wife and I got a hotel room<br />

and decided <strong>to</strong> take a cab over <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Hospital. Like many seniors, my body<br />

seems <strong>to</strong> be losing <strong>the</strong> full function<br />

of some of <strong>the</strong> main parts, like my<br />

memory, my hearing, <strong>to</strong> name only a<br />

couple.<br />

Surprisingly, we weren’t long at <strong>the</strong><br />

hospital. He just looked at some x-rays<br />

and <strong>the</strong>n gave me ano<strong>the</strong>r appointment.<br />

We were out in half an hour. I s<strong>to</strong>pped<br />

at <strong>the</strong> main desk and asked <strong>the</strong> lady if<br />

she would call a cab for <strong>the</strong> wife and I.<br />

She smiled as she asked, “What is your<br />

name, <strong>the</strong> cab driver will have <strong>to</strong> know<br />

who it is that he is supposed <strong>to</strong> pick up.”<br />

“Claude Tiffin,” I answered.<br />

Her eyes grew large as she stared at<br />

me and asked, “Is that REALLY your<br />

name?!”<br />

Thinking that she might have read<br />

one of my self-published books, I<br />

proudly answered, “YES.”<br />

She got <strong>the</strong> most amazed look on<br />

her face I had ever seen. “Your name<br />

is GOD?!!”<br />

“No, no!!” I said, not really certain<br />

that I had heard her right, but I looked<br />

over and saw my wife laughing really<br />

hard and it all began <strong>to</strong> dawn on me.<br />

My blame name<br />

again. My face<br />

probably reddened as<br />

I answered. “No it’s<br />

not GOD. It’s Claude!!<br />

C.L.A.U.D.E.!<br />

Once again, I had<br />

<strong>to</strong> spell it out for<br />

someone. So now you know why I<br />

often sign my name C.W. Tiffin. An odd<br />

name is a heavy thing <strong>to</strong> carry through<br />

life. That is why I named my sons Sam<br />

and Dan. Oh yes, my daughter’s name<br />

is Debbie and my wife’s name is Jean.<br />

They are all nice simple names.<br />

Signed... C.W. Tiffin.<br />

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2 Tbsp. prepared mustard<br />

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unl slightly thickened. Drain <strong>the</strong> ribs; <strong>to</strong>p with half <strong>the</strong> Barbecue Sauce.<br />

Cover and bake 1 hour longer or unl <strong>the</strong> meat is tender, basng every<br />

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2 cups white sugar<br />

1 cup oil<br />

3 tsp. vanilla<br />

2 cups zucchini<br />

1 tsp. salt<br />

3/4 tsp. cinnamon<br />

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1 1/2 cups cheddar<br />

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1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup water<br />

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Tucked along a picturesque stretch of<br />

Hillsboro Road in northwest Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

County, is a private nature preserve that<br />

has given Sarnia’s Walter Petryschuk<br />

great solace over <strong>the</strong> years.<br />

He has spent 43 years escaping <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> trails that wind through his bush<br />

and meander beside Hickory Creek.<br />

“I was a plant manager for 15 years<br />

in Chemical Valley and <strong>to</strong> stay sane<br />

you have <strong>to</strong> get away from it,” he says,<br />

explaining why <strong>the</strong> land has been such<br />

a big part of his life. “Besides, I grew<br />

up on a farm near Point Pelee National<br />

Park.<br />

“I am a farm boy.”<br />

Petryschuk and his wife Mary<br />

purchased 40 acres (16 hectares) on<br />

Hillsboro Rd. in 1978. The vast majority<br />

is un<strong>to</strong>uched bush<br />

and a fabulous place<br />

<strong>to</strong> enjoy <strong>the</strong> birds and<br />

see <strong>the</strong> odd bobcat or<br />

wolf. But about five<br />

acres was cleared<br />

and converted by<br />

<strong>the</strong> Petryschuks for<br />

a large garden, a<br />

690-tree orchard, and finally a tall grass<br />

prairie.<br />

It’s Petryschuk’s sanctuary in many<br />

ways. During his working life, he spent<br />

12 hours at a time working and walking<br />

<strong>the</strong> land. Now, at age 84, he’s <strong>the</strong>re<br />

two <strong>to</strong> three times a week, tending<br />

his garden, building bird houses and<br />

enjoying <strong>the</strong> natural environment.<br />

“If you want <strong>to</strong> live a long time, you<br />

have <strong>to</strong> have something <strong>to</strong> look forward<br />

<strong>to</strong>,” he said. “I love <strong>the</strong> peace and<br />

solace here.”<br />

The preserve is his legacy project and<br />

will eventually be passed <strong>to</strong> one of his<br />

four sons.<br />

Petryschuk left his childhood<br />

farm <strong>to</strong> study chemical<br />

engineering. But he never forgot<br />

his roots.<br />

One fortui<strong>to</strong>us day in 1978,<br />

he was having lunch at Polysar<br />

with a colleague named D’Arcy<br />

Hunt who said he had some land<br />

for sale in Plymp<strong>to</strong>n Wyoming.<br />

“I wanted <strong>to</strong> plant something<br />

and had been looking for some<br />

land,” said Petryschuk.<br />

“If you want <strong>to</strong> live a<br />

long time, you have <strong>to</strong><br />

have something <strong>to</strong> look<br />

forward <strong>to</strong>.”<br />

He immediately asked <strong>to</strong> see Hunt’s<br />

acreage where he was as<strong>to</strong>nished <strong>to</strong><br />

find Hickory Creek running 130 feet<br />

below <strong>the</strong> property’s high ground. In<br />

a part of Ontario where <strong>the</strong> terrain is<br />

generally flat, <strong>the</strong> gully is rare.<br />

“I was absolutely flabbergasted,”<br />

Petryschuk said. “I turned <strong>to</strong> D’Arcy<br />

and said, ‘It’s spectacular. It’s just a<br />

matter of how much you want for it.’”<br />

He dubbed <strong>the</strong> land “Conservation<br />

@ Hickory Creek,” and set about<br />

clearing <strong>the</strong> almost impenetrable bush<br />

above <strong>the</strong> ravine for an apple orchard.<br />

Nearly 700 trees were eventually<br />

planted on five acres, with Mary and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir sons pitching in along with a hired<br />

construction crew.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> early 80s, an equipment<br />

building was<br />

constructed, a trac<strong>to</strong>r<br />

was purchased, and<br />

trails were created.<br />

The first apple harvest<br />

<strong>to</strong>ok place in 1983 and<br />

a vegetable garden<br />

went in nearby.<br />

Hickory Creek has<br />

always been a big draw <strong>to</strong> Petryschuk<br />

and his family. Trout are plentiful and<br />

<strong>the</strong> creek provides water for <strong>the</strong><br />

garden.<br />

Throughout <strong>the</strong> 1990s and<br />

in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2000s, <strong>the</strong> Petryschuks<br />

sold <strong>the</strong>ir apples roadside and<br />

<strong>the</strong>n began <strong>to</strong> wholesale <strong>the</strong>m as<br />

far away as Collingwood. It was<br />

a going concern for two decades<br />

that abruptly s<strong>to</strong>pped in 2005<br />

when he contracted larynx<br />

cancer and had <strong>to</strong> dedicate all<br />

his energy <strong>to</strong> recovery.<br />

“We got rid of <strong>the</strong> orchard<br />

and planted a tall grass prairie in 2018,”<br />

said Petryschuk.<br />

Over <strong>the</strong> years, Mac Kechnie from<br />

Sarnia built about two dozen birdhouses<br />

and strategically erected <strong>the</strong>m<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> property. Petryschuk<br />

was determined <strong>to</strong> attract a diversity of<br />

birds and built about 100 more. To this<br />

day, he continues making <strong>the</strong>m from<br />

recycled materials.<br />

About 35 acres have been left <strong>to</strong><br />

develop naturally. When a tree falls —<br />

and many have—it is left alone unless<br />

it’s blocking a path. The property<br />

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Petryschuk left Polysar <strong>to</strong> become<br />

site manager of <strong>the</strong> Suncor refinery<br />

in Sarnia. Later he worked as direc<strong>to</strong>r<br />

general of <strong>the</strong> National Research<br />

Council of Canada’s manufacturing<br />

technology institutes in Vancouver and<br />

London. Today he is an associate with<br />

<strong>the</strong> Bowman Centre for Sustainable<br />

Energy.<br />

Since his recovery from cancer,<br />

Conservation @ Hickory Creek has<br />

offered a great place <strong>to</strong> keep busy and<br />

enjoy <strong>the</strong> outdoors.<br />

Earlier this year, <strong>the</strong> Petryschuks<br />

won an award from <strong>the</strong> St. Clair Region<br />

Conservation Authority for improving<br />

and protecting <strong>the</strong>ir land on Hillsboro<br />

Road.<br />

And this summer, <strong>the</strong> property will<br />

be featured in an exhibition in Bright’s<br />

Grove by pho<strong>to</strong>grapher Leonard Segall.<br />

The show runs Aug. 5-Sept. 4 at <strong>the</strong><br />

Gallery in <strong>the</strong> Grove.<br />

“Walter allowed me <strong>to</strong> take<br />

pho<strong>to</strong>s at his property for two<br />

years,” said Segall. “It’s rare <strong>to</strong><br />

find a vertical drop that big in<br />

this area. I found I could get<br />

immersed in <strong>the</strong> forest.<br />

“That and <strong>the</strong> wildflowers<br />

were <strong>the</strong> main attraction for me.”<br />

While <strong>the</strong> Petryschuk’s<br />

property is private, Segall’s 25<br />

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Fishing is a pastime enjoyed by<br />

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We began in <strong>the</strong> late<br />

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The soft shadows, <strong>the</strong><br />

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We walked slowly, and s<strong>to</strong>oped over<br />

across a newly-watered lawn looking<br />

for <strong>the</strong> tell-tale glint of a slimy worm<br />

reflecting <strong>the</strong> light. There were fire<br />

flies in <strong>the</strong> balmy air and we spoke in<br />

whispers, in case worms could hear and<br />

be frightened away. We had <strong>to</strong> be alert<br />

as it was, for a glistening, slippery worm<br />

could quickly disappear in<strong>to</strong> its hole if<br />

it were spooked. Stabbing down with<br />

a fore finger at a fat worm <strong>to</strong> prevent<br />

it retracting in<strong>to</strong> its hole we would<br />

<strong>the</strong>n gently tug it up <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> surface and<br />

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at spotting and reacting, not so good<br />

at <strong>the</strong> next step – actually working <strong>the</strong><br />

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it was difficult <strong>to</strong> lose <strong>the</strong><br />

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not want not. This act<br />

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The fish, mostly perch, suckers,<br />

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<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> summer edition of The <strong>Club</strong>! For <strong>the</strong> second year<br />

in a row, <strong>the</strong> COVID-19 pandemic has upended most people’s<br />

summer plans, but <strong>the</strong>re is real hope on <strong>the</strong> horizon that July and<br />

August will bring back some sense of normalcy <strong>to</strong> everyone’s<br />

lives.<br />

Discussing mental health issues<br />

with Bluewater Health President<br />

& CEO Mike Lapaine (right),<br />

alongside <strong>the</strong> Associate Minister<br />

of Health & Addictions.<br />

Congratulating Pathways Health<br />

Centre on reaching <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

$1.6 million Therapeutic Pool<br />

fundraising goal, which included<br />

$148,500 in support from <strong>the</strong><br />

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Presenting virtually <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Michigan Senate in March<br />

about <strong>the</strong> importance of Line 5<br />

<strong>to</strong> Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n, Ontario, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> entire Great Lakes Region.<br />

Touring Creative Education<br />

of Canada in Point Edward,<br />

which has transitioned from<br />

a costume designer <strong>to</strong> an<br />

Ontario-based provider of face<br />

masks and surgical gowns.<br />

June is Seniors Month. Now more than ever, it is important that<br />

we come <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>to</strong> support each o<strong>the</strong>r. We all recognize and<br />

honour <strong>the</strong> knowledge, experience, and contributions those of us<br />

who are 55+ have made <strong>to</strong> build <strong>the</strong> province that we enjoy <strong>to</strong>day<br />

- and continue <strong>to</strong> make every day in communities across Ontario.<br />

I’d like <strong>to</strong> also recognize <strong>the</strong> challenges being faced by our local<br />

businesses. These past 14 months have been incredibly difficult<br />

for all businesses, but it’s been especially hard on Ontario’s once<br />

vibrant <strong>to</strong>urism industry. Prior <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> pandemic, Ontario’s <strong>to</strong>urism<br />

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I want <strong>to</strong> wish everyone in Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n a wonderful summer.<br />

With <strong>the</strong> warm wea<strong>the</strong>r finally arriving and many outdoor<br />

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<strong>the</strong> summer ahead will be a truly memorable one. Enjoy!<br />

Announcing $1.3 million in<br />

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Supporting arts and culture<br />

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Announcing $2,843,400 in<br />

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<strong>to</strong>wn, summer in <strong>the</strong> city, back of my neck would have <strong>the</strong>ir hair slicked back with<br />

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Road I would have it made. That’s where in a circle. Those were definitely ‘dizzy’<br />

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my 409,” bragged <strong>the</strong> Beach Boys. Well for Freddie ‘Boom-boom’ Cannon also<br />

me, not quite, as I was driving, firstly, an performed <strong>the</strong>re. There were no mosh<br />

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and I where we had <strong>to</strong> be (or wanted <strong>to</strong> of <strong>the</strong> stage. And <strong>the</strong> strobe<br />

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<strong>Summer</strong> 2013<br />

by, in Point Edward, was <strong>the</strong> Bluewater<br />

Bridge for <strong>the</strong> ‘submarine races’ and a<br />

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The o<strong>the</strong>r day, someone asked me, "Why didn't we have a drug problem when we<br />

were growing up?" I replied, "I DID have a drug problem when I was young ..."<br />

I was drug <strong>to</strong> church on Sunday morning, as well as many weddings & funerals.<br />

I was drug <strong>to</strong> family reunions and community socials no maer <strong>the</strong> wea<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespecul <strong>to</strong> adults, when I disobeyed my<br />

parents, <strong>to</strong>ld a lie, brought home a bad report card, spoke ill of <strong>the</strong> teacher or <strong>the</strong><br />

preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.<br />

I was drug <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> kitchen sink <strong>to</strong> have my mouth washed out with soap if I swore.<br />

I was drug out <strong>to</strong> pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and cockleburs out<br />

of dad's fields.<br />

I was drug <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> homes of family, friends,<br />

and neighbors <strong>to</strong> help out someone who had<br />

no one <strong>to</strong> mow <strong>the</strong> yard, repair<br />

things, or chop some firewood;<br />

and, if my mo<strong>the</strong>r had ever known<br />

that I <strong>to</strong>ok a single dime as a p for<br />

this kindness, she would have<br />

drug me back <strong>to</strong> return it.<br />

Those drugs sll affect my<br />

behavior in everything I do, say,<br />

and think. They are stronger<br />

than cocaine, crack, or heroin;<br />

and, if <strong>to</strong>day's children had this<br />

kind of drug problem, this world<br />

might be a beer place.<br />

Toys That Almost Killed Us<br />

Part I<br />

By Lee Michaels,<br />

Sarnia<br />

I honestly don’t know how many of<br />

us are still around considering what we<br />

played with when we were kids.<br />

I grew up a <strong>to</strong>mboy in <strong>the</strong> prairies.<br />

Girl’s <strong>to</strong>ys bored me <strong>to</strong> tears. My aunt,<br />

who wanted me <strong>to</strong> be more “girlie” gave<br />

me a Barbie for my birthday. I promptly<br />

cut off all her hair and stuck little gold<br />

safety pins through her ears. Later,<br />

when one of my buddies showed me<br />

<strong>the</strong> pink rabbit’s foot he had hanging<br />

from his banana bicycle handlebars<br />

for “good luck,” I ripped off my shorn<br />

Barbie doll head, painted it pink with<br />

my Mom’s nail polish, and hung it from<br />

my handlebars. No dolls for me.<br />

I’d ra<strong>the</strong>r be playing “knivesies” with<br />

<strong>the</strong> boys. Yes, most of us carried<br />

around a jack knife in our<br />

pockets, most with blades<br />

about three inches long.<br />

They weren’t fancy<br />

Swiss Army Knives or<br />

those 20-<strong>to</strong>ols-in-one variety,<br />

just a regular old jack knife. My<br />

Uncle Archie gave me mine,<br />

a beauty with an ivory<br />

handle. (He also gave me<br />

an ivory cigarette holder. He <strong>to</strong>ld me<br />

he got both in India as a Scottish soldier<br />

but all <strong>the</strong> grown-ups said he liked <strong>to</strong> tell<br />

s<strong>to</strong>ries and cheated at cribbage). I liked<br />

<strong>to</strong> think he was telling <strong>the</strong> truth because<br />

it made my knife special and once in a<br />

while I would pretend I was a Scottish<br />

soldier, puffing on my slightly smokey<br />

smelling cigarette holder, and battling<br />

enemies with <strong>the</strong> knife. Anyway, we’d<br />

draw a circle in <strong>the</strong> dirt and put a s<strong>to</strong>ne<br />

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in <strong>the</strong> middle and <strong>the</strong> idea was <strong>to</strong> throw<br />

your knife from outside <strong>the</strong> circle,<br />

seeing who could get <strong>the</strong>ir knife <strong>to</strong> stick<br />

in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> ground, closest <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> rock.<br />

We’d practise for hours, trying different<br />

grips, blades <strong>to</strong>wards us, blades away,<br />

trying <strong>to</strong> get that knife <strong>to</strong> stick. We’d do<br />

<strong>the</strong> same with a chalk circle on a tree<br />

or wooden shed. I never remember any<br />

mishaps playing “knivesies,” although I<br />

did draw blood on a couple of occasions,<br />

whittling down sticks <strong>to</strong> use as swords<br />

<strong>to</strong> poke each o<strong>the</strong>r with. Amazingly,<br />

we never poked each o<strong>the</strong>r’s eyes out.<br />

Could you imagine walking by a group of<br />

ten-year-olds nowadays, all<br />

grouped in a circle, knives<br />

in hand? Unthinkable.<br />

The unthinkable<br />

did happen once with<br />

firecrackers. We played<br />

with those short, stubby “red<br />

devils” that were tied <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

with string. You could ei<strong>the</strong>r<br />

light <strong>the</strong>m off all at once: Bang!<br />

Bang! Bang! Bang! Or you could untie<br />

<strong>the</strong>m and light <strong>the</strong>m one by one. They<br />

were great <strong>to</strong> stuff in a big anthill and<br />

<strong>the</strong>n light it and watch <strong>the</strong> ants fly <strong>to</strong><br />

Kingdom Come. Sometimes <strong>the</strong> bigger<br />

kids would throw <strong>the</strong>m at each o<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

but I wasn’t that stupid….yet. I wasn’t<br />

allowed <strong>to</strong> play with <strong>the</strong>m, but I’d save<br />

up my money and sneak off <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

variety s<strong>to</strong>re and buy <strong>the</strong>m anyway, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

hide <strong>the</strong>m somewhere outside where<br />

Mom wouldn’t find <strong>the</strong>m. Sometimes,<br />

you’d get a dud that wouldn’t explode<br />

or wouldn’t have a fuse. My best friend<br />

Dale decided <strong>to</strong> light off<br />

a string of <strong>the</strong>m. One<br />

didn’t explode so he<br />

decided <strong>to</strong> take it<br />

home, take out <strong>the</strong><br />

gunpowder and do<br />

something with<br />

it. He put <strong>the</strong><br />

unused firecracker<br />

in his front pocket<br />

and a few seconds<br />

later. BAM! The<br />

darn thing exploded<br />

in his pocket,<br />

burning a big hole in<br />

his old blue nylon shorts<br />

which in turn melted and adhered<br />

<strong>to</strong> his ne<strong>the</strong>r regions. He ran home<br />

screaming and I ran <strong>to</strong> my home <strong>to</strong><br />

avoid guilt by association. (Yeah, I<br />

know, some friend.) Poor Dale had <strong>to</strong> be<br />

treated for burns <strong>to</strong> his privates and <strong>the</strong><br />

older boys called him “onenut” from<br />

<strong>the</strong>reon in, something I didn’t really<br />

understand o<strong>the</strong>r than <strong>to</strong> think it was<br />

strangely dirty.<br />

We really didn’t have a lot of fancy<br />

stuff <strong>to</strong> play with and that led <strong>to</strong> ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

explosive situation that, in hindsight,<br />

could have robbed me of my sight. Some<br />

of <strong>the</strong> neighbours, including Dale’s dad,<br />

had big old 85-gallon oil drums next <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> garbage cans in <strong>the</strong> back lane that<br />

divided houses on ei<strong>the</strong>r side. They’d<br />

burn rubbish and yard refuse in <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

My folks <strong>to</strong>ld me <strong>to</strong> never, ever, throw<br />

spray cans in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong>m. Never explained<br />

why. You guessed it. The next time<br />

my Mom ran out of hairspray, I fished<br />

(Rarely Heard Any More) “It’s time for a cas<strong>to</strong>r oil cleanse.”<br />

<strong>the</strong> Adorn can out of<br />

<strong>the</strong> trash, hid it, and<br />

waited for <strong>the</strong> next<br />

smouldering fire.<br />

I was scared, but<br />

Dale egged me<br />

on. “Come on<br />

you sissy girl,<br />

throw it in!” So I<br />

did. We waited.<br />

Waited some<br />

more. After what<br />

seemed like forever,<br />

I hesitantly crept forward<br />

and peered inside <strong>the</strong> can.<br />

Sure enough, KABOOM!<br />

The can exploded, burning my bangs<br />

off <strong>to</strong> half <strong>the</strong>ir length and singeing off<br />

both eyebrows. By <strong>the</strong> grace of God,<br />

I was not blinded. We snuck down <strong>to</strong><br />

Dale’s older sister’s basement bedroom<br />

and he cut my stinking burnt bangs off<br />

almost <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>p of my forehead. Then<br />

I used her eyebrow pencil <strong>to</strong> draw on<br />

eyebrows. My Mom went ballistic when<br />

I went home, screaming, “wait until<br />

your Fa<strong>the</strong>r gets home.” I was banished<br />

<strong>to</strong> my bedroom, sick with dread. When<br />

I was called for supper, I crept <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

table, head hanging. I sat down, we said<br />

grace, and all Dad said was, “what did<br />

we tell you about playing near <strong>the</strong> fire<br />

barrel?.” No fur<strong>the</strong>r punishment was<br />

needed and I still get queasy thinking<br />

about how close I came <strong>to</strong> being blinded.<br />

After that incident, I decided <strong>to</strong> try <strong>to</strong><br />

play with <strong>the</strong> girls because it seemed a<br />

lot safer. It wasn’t.<br />

Look for Part II in <strong>the</strong> next issue.


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I guessed <strong>the</strong> water…it dried in <strong>the</strong> pot;<br />

I guessed <strong>the</strong> salt, and what do you think…<br />

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I guessed <strong>the</strong> sugar…<strong>the</strong> sauce was <strong>to</strong>o sweet;<br />

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My 'Missus' used <strong>to</strong> get upset, and said, "It's a lotta bunk!<br />

Spending from <strong>the</strong> family funds, for someone else's junk."<br />

A bad mistake, one Saturday morn, I <strong>to</strong>ok her with me,<br />

All my loonies, <strong>to</strong>onies went, blown, on her shopping spree.<br />

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Who would want <strong>to</strong> buy <strong>the</strong> rug, from someone's bedroom floor?<br />

So many fishing rods and skis, and rusty steamer trunk,<br />

They might be someone's treasures, but <strong>to</strong> me, a lotta junk.<br />

A twenty dollar kitchen set, <strong>to</strong> eat your breakfast eggs?<br />

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A radio that didn't work, <strong>the</strong> camera had no lens,<br />

A jacket (just one sleeve was <strong>to</strong>rn), among <strong>the</strong> odds and ends.<br />

A convoy of baby buggies, and a doggie, on a rope,<br />

Got our legs all tangled up, by some obnoxious dope.<br />

Sometimes I waste my money, and I could blow a fuse,<br />

I buy this junk because it's cheap, that I will never use.<br />

The bedroom dresser out for sale, no bargain - I could see,<br />

There was no charge for crawlers, <strong>the</strong> spiders all were free.<br />

The stuff we buy, we like <strong>to</strong> think, <strong>the</strong> profit it will bring,<br />

We'll have a lawn of our own, that's early in <strong>the</strong> spring.<br />

So many times we trod this path, it makes me want <strong>to</strong> holler,<br />

The junk we sell, we only get, 'bout two cents on <strong>the</strong> dollar.<br />

When we have a lawn sale, what really upsets me,<br />

Leaving car<strong>to</strong>ns on <strong>the</strong> sidewalk, and a sign says, "All is free!"<br />

We all get satisfaction, wasting bucks and time,<br />

But <strong>the</strong> money hungry taxman, doesn't get <strong>to</strong> grab a dime!<br />

I'll meet you every weekend, my wallet, it shall bleed,<br />

Buying o<strong>the</strong>r people's trash, that I don't really need.<br />

If I should croak, with all this junk, my heirs will be quite sad.<br />

"This must be our inheritance, from Dear Old Loving Dad!"<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2021</strong> (Rarely Heard Any More) “My dad bought a new 8-track player!”<br />

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One day a teacher asked her students <strong>to</strong><br />

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Then she <strong>to</strong>ld <strong>the</strong>m <strong>to</strong> think of <strong>the</strong> nicest<br />

thing <strong>the</strong>y could say about each of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

classmates and write it down. It <strong>to</strong>ok <strong>the</strong><br />

remainder of <strong>the</strong> class period <strong>to</strong> finish <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

assignment and, as <strong>the</strong> students left <strong>the</strong><br />

room, each one handed in <strong>the</strong> papers.<br />

That Saturday, <strong>the</strong> teacher wrote<br />

down <strong>the</strong> name of each student<br />

on a separate sheet of paper,<br />

and listed what everyone<br />

else had said about that<br />

individual. On Monday,<br />

she gave each student<br />

his or her list. Before<br />

long, <strong>the</strong> entire class<br />

was smiling. “Really?” she<br />

heard whispered. “I never<br />

knew that I meant anything <strong>to</strong><br />

anyone!” and, “I didn’t know<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs liked me so much” were some of<br />

<strong>the</strong> comments.<br />

No one ever mentioned those papers<br />

in class again. She never knew if <strong>the</strong>y<br />

discussed <strong>the</strong>m after class or with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

parents, but it didn’t matter. The exercise<br />

had accomplished its purpose. The students<br />

were happy with <strong>the</strong>mselves and one<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r. That group of students moved on.<br />

Several years later, one of <strong>the</strong> students was<br />

killed in Vietnam and his teacher attended<br />

<strong>the</strong> funeral of that special student. She<br />

had never seen a serviceman in a military<br />

coffin before. He looked so handsome, so<br />

mature. The church was packed with his<br />

friends. One by one, those who loved him<br />

<strong>to</strong>ok a last walk by <strong>the</strong> coffin. The teacher<br />

was <strong>the</strong> last one <strong>to</strong> bless <strong>the</strong> coffin. As she<br />

s<strong>to</strong>od <strong>the</strong>re, one of <strong>the</strong> soldiers, who acted<br />

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“Were you Mark’s math teacher?” he<br />

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She nodded: “Yes.”<br />

Then he said: “Mark talked about you<br />

a lot.”<br />

After <strong>the</strong> funeral, most of Mark’s former<br />

classmates went <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>to</strong> a luncheon.<br />

Mark’s mo<strong>the</strong>r and fa<strong>the</strong>r were <strong>the</strong>re and<br />

wanted <strong>to</strong> speak with his teacher. “We want<br />

<strong>to</strong> show you something,” his fa<strong>the</strong>r said,<br />

taking a wallet out of his pocket. “They<br />

found this on Mark when he was killed.<br />

We thought you might recognize it.”<br />

Opening <strong>the</strong> billfold, he carefully removed<br />

two worn pieces of note paper that had<br />

obviously been taped, folded and refolded<br />

many times. The teacher knew, without<br />

looking, that <strong>the</strong> papers were <strong>the</strong> ones<br />

on which she had listed all <strong>the</strong> good<br />

things each of Mark’s classmates had<br />

said about him.<br />

“Thank you so much for doing that,”<br />

Mark’s mo<strong>the</strong>r said. “As you can see,<br />

Mark treasured it.”<br />

All of Mark’s former classmates<br />

started <strong>to</strong> ga<strong>the</strong>r around. Charlie smiled<br />

ra<strong>the</strong>r sheepishly and said, “I still have my<br />

list. It’s in <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>p drawer of my desk at<br />

home.”<br />

Chuck’s wife said, “Chuck asked me <strong>to</strong><br />

put his in our wedding album.”<br />

“I have mine <strong>to</strong>o,” Marilyn said. “It’s in<br />

my diary.”<br />

Then Vickie, ano<strong>the</strong>r classmate, <strong>to</strong>ok<br />

out her wallet and showed her worn and<br />

frazzled list <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> group. “I carry this<br />

with me at all times,” Vicki said, and she<br />

continued: “I think we all saved our lists.”<br />

That’s when <strong>the</strong> teacher finally sat down<br />

and cried. She cried for Mark and for all<br />

his friends who would never see him again.<br />

The density of people in society is so thick<br />

that we forget that life will end one day, and<br />

we don’t know when that one day will be.<br />

So please, tell <strong>the</strong> people you love and care<br />

for, that <strong>the</strong>y are special and important.<br />

Tell <strong>the</strong>m, before it is <strong>to</strong>o late.<br />

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(Rarely Heard Any More) “You can’t get those this time of year.”


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At 20 years of age <strong>the</strong> will reigns, at 30 <strong>the</strong> wit, at 40 <strong>the</strong><br />

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Be civil <strong>to</strong> all; sociable <strong>to</strong> many; familiar with few; friend <strong>to</strong><br />

one; enemy <strong>to</strong> none.<br />

Early <strong>to</strong> bed and early <strong>to</strong> rise makes a man healthy, wealthy,<br />

and wise.<br />

He that blows <strong>the</strong> coals in quarrels that he has nothing <strong>to</strong> do<br />

with, has no right <strong>to</strong> complain if <strong>the</strong> sparks fly in his face.<br />

A slip of <strong>the</strong> foot you may soon recover, but a slip of <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>to</strong>ngue you may never get over.<br />

An investment in knowledge always pays <strong>the</strong> best interest.<br />

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.<br />

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Ingredients:<br />

Large bunch of kale<br />

1 medium bulb of fennel<br />

1 can mandarins<br />

1 pint Blueberries<br />

1/3 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)<br />

1 brick Cranberry Havar Cheese<br />

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Direcons:<br />

Aer thoroughly washing <strong>the</strong> kale, remove ribs from <strong>the</strong><br />

kale and chop kale in<strong>to</strong> small pieces. Put in a large salad<br />

bowl. Prepare <strong>the</strong> dressing by mixing all <strong>the</strong> ingredients<br />

<strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r. Slice <strong>the</strong> fennel as thinly as possible. Chop <strong>the</strong><br />

brick of Great Lakes Goat Dairy Cranberry Havar<br />

Cheese in<strong>to</strong> small cubes. Toast <strong>the</strong> pepitas in a skillet<br />

over medium low heat, <strong>to</strong>ssing frequently unl<br />

fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add <strong>the</strong> fennel, mandarin,<br />

blueberries, cheese and slightly cooled pepitas <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

kale. Drizzle dressing over <strong>the</strong> salad. You may not have<br />

<strong>to</strong> use all of it. Toss well, and add more dressing if<br />

desired. Let <strong>the</strong> salad sit for at least 15 minutes before<br />

eang. Let all those flavours get friendly!!<br />

Dressing Ingredients:<br />

1/4 cup olive oil<br />

2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar<br />

2 tbsp humus (any flavour you wish!)<br />

1 freshly squeezed lemon<br />

2 tsp maple syrup<br />

1 tsp Dijon mustard<br />

½ tsp minced garlic<br />

¼ tsp each of freshly ground pepper and sea salt<br />

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<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ...<br />

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Putting <strong>the</strong> Grey in Great!<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ...<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

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(Rarely Heard Any More) “If you get a spanking at school, you’ll get one at home <strong>to</strong>o.”


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QUESTION: How<br />

many days in a week?<br />

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QUESTION: What’s a retiree’s bedtime?<br />

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2 hrs after falling asleep on <strong>the</strong> couch<br />

QUESTION: How many retirees does it<br />

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considered formal attire?<br />

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I didn’t notice <strong>the</strong> gentleman on <strong>the</strong><br />

o<strong>the</strong>r side of our car when I, loudly and<br />

happily, started humming a little ditty.<br />

I glanced up only after I had opened<br />

<strong>the</strong> door. He smiled at me. Immediately, I<br />

s<strong>to</strong>pped my senseless tune and sheepishly<br />

smiled back. My husband Frank, who had<br />

already slid in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> driver’s seat, laughed.<br />

I ducked in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> passenger side holding<br />

<strong>the</strong> source of my pleasure. A new book.<br />

Our son Dan had given me a gift certificate<br />

for my birthday and now I was <strong>the</strong> proud<br />

owner of, “The Chronicles of Narnia” by<br />

C.S. Lewis.<br />

As we drove home, I chatted non-s<strong>to</strong>p<br />

about <strong>the</strong> joys of reading. I happened<br />

<strong>to</strong> glance over at Frank and saw he was<br />

wearing a ridiculous grin.<br />

“What’s so funny,” I asked.<br />

“You!” he replied, “you get so excited<br />

over a new book.”<br />

When compared <strong>to</strong> all <strong>the</strong> small<br />

pleasures of this world, I<br />

believe reading ranks<br />

closely, if not,<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

It’s <strong>Summer</strong> - Grab a Book!<br />

by Gail Northgrave Adams, London • from Daytripping Magazine, <strong>Summer</strong> 2007<br />

at <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>p. The pleasure is heightened on<br />

a summer’s day if one is able <strong>to</strong> relax in<br />

a lounge chair with a cool drink. Likewise,<br />

a blazing fire, a mug of hot chocolate and<br />

a good novel makes any winter’s day<br />

delightful.<br />

The inscription over <strong>the</strong> door on<br />

<strong>the</strong> great library at Thebes which was<br />

established in <strong>the</strong> third millennium BC<br />

reads, “Medicine for <strong>the</strong> Soul.” Indeed,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re is a book for any and every need<br />

or desire. Whatever your fancy, be it<br />

his<strong>to</strong>ry, gardening, cooking, novels,<br />

au<strong>to</strong>biographies or… <strong>the</strong>re is a volume<br />

waiting <strong>to</strong> befriend you.<br />

Many people, myself included,<br />

have cherished memories of parents,<br />

grandparents or teachers who <strong>to</strong>ok <strong>the</strong><br />

time <strong>to</strong> read <strong>to</strong> a child. Strickland Gillian<br />

sums it up with <strong>the</strong>se lines. “You may<br />

have tangible wealth un<strong>to</strong>ld; caskets of<br />

jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I<br />

you can never be – I had a mo<strong>the</strong>r who<br />

read <strong>to</strong> me.”<br />

Indeed, reading enhances one’s<br />

imagination and provides lasting<br />

treasures. It’s summer. How about joining<br />

me with a cool drink outdoors. I’ll<br />

grab my book, you grab yours.<br />

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