Daytripping Winter 2021-22 Issue

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2021

Winners!

Congratulations

…and thanks for

sending us your photos!

See the first entries for our

2022 Photo Contest on page 34.

Giselle Addison of Tilbury, with

friends at Cooper’s Hawk Winery

in Harrow.

“Photographer” of the year

might be a more suitable award.

Giselle sent us photos of her

Daytripping crew at Priscilla’s

Presents, Birdie’s Nest in Chatham,

the “Big Loonie” in Echo Bay,

Picards Peanuts, Quai du Vin

Winery & Sparta Country Candles.

I think that’s all, but those may be

just the ones we published. In the

end, this was the best photo for

several reasons.

All the entrants win prizes and

have earned a donation to the

charity of their choice as well.

Page 34 has the newest entries

and details of the 2022 contest.

Margie Anson of Kingsville (far right) and KDHS

(Kingsville District High School) schoolmates celebrated

their 60th birthdays at Point Pelee National Park.

7 Sisters! Georgina Swackhammer of Thamesville went

daytripping with her six sisters: Margaret Carter of Ridgetown,

Julianna Jubenville of Paincourt, Irene Stepniak of Ridgetown,

Florence Huszka of Bothwell, Maria Lycke of Waterloo, and

Roseann Lernout of Chatham.

Nancy Storey of Clinton has been biking trails all around

Ontario. Here at the floral clock in Niagara Falls from the left

is brother and sister-in-law Murray and Sherry McCall,

husband Jack Storey, and Nancy herself.

Mary Blakney of Hensall came across this moa (a now

extinct flightless bird, native to NZ) while wintering in

Taumaranui, North Island, New Zealand. Won’t be using the

Daytripper for this bird’s cage!

Shelley Bourdeau of Grimsby is “Thankful for my garden

mums and succulents growing in my pair of Daytripping

boots.”

Evelyn MacGregor of Watford sent us this photo of retired

nurses Connie Sitlington, Elaine Cran, Lynne Withers, Dace

Smith, Anne Chisholm and Evelyn MacGregor as they enjoyed

reminiscing and great food and nature at Pinecroft in Aylmer.

Denise Myers of St. Thomas took this photo of her

daughter and grandchildren checking out the Daytripper

while having fun on Lake Erie near Port Stanley.

Enter the2022

Photo Contest!

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Daytripping

Prizes!

Thanks to

Our Generous

Partners!

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

Pinecro, Aylmer Erie Beach Hotel, Port Dover Blyth Fesval Theatre, Blyth John M. Hall Linens, Paris Berry Hill, St. Thomas

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Coyle’s Country Store,

Tillsonburg

Chocolate Sensaons, Paris

Sparta Country Candles, Sparta

Robert Hall Originals, St. George

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Winter 2021/22


Shop Early and Shop Locally

I’d like to begin by giving a shout

out to Stan and Clare Champ of Dutton.

There were a few years in this magazine’s

youth when our core staff delivered all

the issues and even picked up payment

as we went along. No wonder we’re

feeling older now! Eventually we began

hiring mostly retired folks with minivans

or trucks (and we’re still hiring) and I

think Stan was the first guy to reply to

an ad we ran. That was 20 years ago and

he’s now retiring. Thank you both for

your hard work and friendship!

Please note that there will be

three copies of Daytripping in

2022 instead of five. The first

one will come out in mid-April.

On November 7, just after this issue

is released, the US border will reopen to

vaccinated Canadian travelers. This is

wonderful news for families and friends

who have been separated and unable to

see each other for the past 20 months.

It will also be healthy for people to

experience the freedom to visit another

country, go to a favourite restaurant,

sports event or concert.

Notice however that no one was

pushing for this more than the politicians

in states that border Canada. Businesses

on the American side have been hurting

badly without the usual influx of Canadians

spending millions, if not billions, of dollars

in border communities in the United

States. I do feel for them but also notice

the lack of excitement from businesses in

border towns in Southwestern Ontario.

The pandemic has been the greatest

challenge most of them have faced, and

the ones that have made it through have

done so because so many people (like

you) chose to shop locally and support

small business. Before the pandemic it

was commonplace for some Canadians

to spend virtually all of their money in

United States, and boast about it. Try to

imagine how many more businesses in

Ontario would have closed if the borders

had been open this entire time. Imagine all

that money (including CERB benefits that

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in Southwestern Ontario

kindergarten students will be repaying for

decades) simply flowing south never to

be in our hands again. Shopping locally

saved our economy during this pandemic.

You saved it! Your friends saved it, your

kids saved it and our combined “we will

persevere” attitude saved it. And it felt

really good! In a horrible, bleak time, we

found positive things to embrace and this

“shopping locally thing” was one of them.

The question now is... will we

remember? Or will thousands of

Canadians go right back to spending their

entire paycheques in big box stores in

another country, where that money has

no chance of coming back to our local

farmers, neighbours, friends and family?

I don’t know. Will people spend hours

crossing a border to enter a country where

their money is worth 35% less, to save

five dollars on a turkey that they could’ve

bought from a local farmer? And will they

brag about it? We’re seeing friends and

family at odds with each other over the

vaccine requirements (and it’s put a real

damper on this Brady Bunch love-in thing

we all had going on). Is it fair for me to be

upset with someone for how and where

they spend their money? I don’t know.

I’d be the first person to support

cross-border shopping if it was a two-way

street and Americans came over here as

much as we go over there, but I don’t see

that happening in SW Ontario. They’re

probably thrilled in Northern Ontario

where fishing and hunting camps rely on

droves of American tourists. 25 years ago,

this magazine proudly promoted a portion

of Michigan along with Southwestern

Ontario and encouraged that very thing.

I wish them well too, because this has

hurt everyone. So if you do go to Michigan

or another state, shop locally and support

small business there too. And remember,

shopping at your nearest Gargantuamart

isn’t quite what we mean by shopping

local. They have enough money. Also try

to keep in mind that while Amazon might

have enough money to send Captain Kirk

to space, which is really cool, it still isn’t

going to sponsor your kids hockey team.

Shop early and shop locally please.

Take care of yourself, and others, and

Merry Christmas. Thanks for reading.

Mark Moran, Publisher

Daytripping Features

Daytripper’s Directory Pullout Map..........15-18

“Where You Should Eat” List...........................14

Tourism Contact Information..........................17

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

2022 Photo Contest.........................................34

S.W. Ontario’s (Largest?) EVENTS List.........30,31

Antique Tours..............................................32,56

Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Farm Markets...........44,45

Recipes.............................................................43

Corkscrews & Craft Brews................................55

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On The Covers

“Holiday Station” by John Sloane

“Christmas at Kilbride” by Lance Russwurm

Your Contributors

John Sloane, Lance Russwurm, Ruth Sharon, Ann M. Sharon,

Glynn A. Leyshon, Beryl Beckett, C.W. Tiffin, Helen Bergen, Gayle

Etherington Black, Susan Iedema, Jeanette Paddon, Vivienne

Mathers, Laurie BurrowsBreakey, Bev Welch, Janet Robinson,

Deborah Jantzi, Audrey Hulst, Agnes Burroughs, Glenda Shields,

Fred Parry, Janet & Gary Schrumm, Elena & Kaitlyn Haskell,

Veronie Hutchings & Sandra Theberge, Becky Siddall, Kim & Dave

Clark, Giselle Addison, Margie Anson, Shelley Bourdeau, Nancy

& Jack Storey, Murray & Sherry McCall, Denise Myers, Evelyn

MacGregor, Connie Sittlington, Elaine Cran, Lynne Withers, Dace

Smith, Anne Chisholm, Georgina Swackhammer, Margaret Carter,

Julianna Jubenville, Irene Stepniak, Florence Huszka, Maria

Lycke, Roseann Lernout, Dave Steadman, Paul Schneider, Stan

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

John & Nancy Van Geel, Tim Beaudette, Dorothy Debruin, Rick

Wismer, Louis Vandermark, Brad Hamilton, Barbara Perrin,

that persnickety, elusive unknown author, numerous graphic

designers and printing firms, and the outstanding Daytripping

office, sales and delivery staff have been instrumental in helping

us create this issue. Printed with pride by the good people (Chris,

Peter, Julli, Devin and so many more) at Huron Web, Wyoming,

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Amherstburg 4

Arva

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Aylmer

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Baden 29

Bayfield

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Birr 32

Blenheim

9, BF

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Copenhagen 47

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Dresden 11,32

Dundas 52,53

Dutton

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me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state.”

• A secretary called in looking for a hotel in Los Angeles. She gave me various names

off a list, none of which I could find. I finally had her fax me the list. To my surprise, it

was a list of hotels in New Orleans, Louisiana. She thought the LA stood for Los Angeles,

and that New Orleans was a suberb of LA.

• I talked to a man recently who asked, “How do I know which plane to get on?” I asked

him what exactly he meant. He replied, “I was told my flight number was 823, but none

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Our Least

Favourite Season

We are often heard to say how we

dread the thought of another winter,

and that it is our least favorite season.

Yet there are probably many good

memories stored way back in our minds

that all took place during wintertime. I

would like to share some of my own.

Growing up in the 50’s on a farm in

northern Alberta, I remember getting

much more snow then, than we do

now. Our country roads were barely

wide enough in the summertime so

come winter after a heavy snowfall, the

plow would go down the road, pushing

the snow as far up as it could on each

side. As a result, after a few weeks, my

brothers and I walked on the packed

and frozen snow banks, now several

feet high, when we visited our friends

in the neighbouring countryside. If a

car went by, we would wave from “our

sidewalk in the sky.” Since winter was

long and very cold, the snow banks

would remain until late spring, so when

they finally melted, the water would fill

and rush through the deep ditches on

each side of the road. A great time for

us to create little paper sailboats with

pages from the old catalogues which we

would sail down the ‘river!’ (But that is a

story for another time.)

Many Saturday mornings, our cousins

would arrive with snow shovels, and we

all pitched in cleaning the snow off the

big pond at the end of the yard, then we

spent hours skating and playing hockey.

The fun would end either when our

toes were freezing, or when darkness

appeared. Other times, we could spend

hours building snow forts which stayed

frozen all winter. If it was too cold to

be outside, we would gather at the big

table in the kitchen, which was toasty

warm from the wood stove used for

both heating and cooking. We then

played Monopoly or card games until

suppertime. On weekend evenings, my

brothers and I enjoyed many games of

cribbage with our dad who had taught

us how to play; he shamelessly loved

to beat us at “his” game, time and time

again! I must say that really helped me

learn to play well and cribbage is still

one of my favourite games to this day.

Years later, with a family of my own;

my husband and I would get our little

daughters bundled up in snowsuits and

boots, and walk down to the ravine at

the end of our street with our big six-foot

wooden toboggan. This was a popular

spot for many in the neighbourhood

and well used. There was a path of sorts

and the snow was packed all the way

to the bottom of this long steep hill. My

husband would be the last to hop on the

toboggan after giving it a big push, and

we would race down at what seemed to

be breakneck speed, with snow flying

all around us. Such fun! Much more so

then the long walk back up —especially

for poor Dad, whose job of pulling the

toboggan was always his.

After each heavy wet snowfall, snow

“people” of all shapes and sizes would

suddenly appear on everybody’s front

lawn. Snow angels were also a must,

usually followed by a friendly snowball

fight accompanied by much screeching

and laughter. Sunday afternoons

were spent skating at the local arena,

something we started doing when our

younger daughter was so little, she could

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skate between her father’s long legs.

On returning home, hot chocolate was

always a welcomed treat for all of us.

Let us not forget Christmas—the

most beloved time of Winter, especially

for the children. Our daughters’

excitement started to build up from the

day the “Sears Christmas Wish Book”

appeared at our front door. Hours were

spent slowly turning the pages and

discovering so many things to wish for

and dream of (in the very same way

my brothers and I did decades earlier,

with what was then simply called “Sears

Christmas catalog.”) After the girls

were in bed for the night, I loved going

through the catalog myself; at times

even wishing for things I well knew we

could not afford. Come December, we

would put up our nativity scene with

evergreen branches surrounding it.

Then, a few weeks before the big day

arrived, Dad would head out with the

girls in search of the perfect Christmas

tree to cut down. No matter the size or

shape, once decorated, it always looked

beautiful. Christmas day was always so

exciting! The girls would be up early,

eager to see what goodies Santa had

brought for them in their Christmas

stockings. Then they would eagerly wait

for Grandma to arrive, and we would

have a big breakfast before settling

down to open presents. So much

excitement and surprises for all, while

pictures were taken to fill our albums.

Such good memories…

I do not remember complaints about

the winter being too long back then. We

were always busy with work and school

and entertaining or visiting friends,

just like we did in the other seasons.

Saturday nights were “Poker nights” for

us adults with three other couples who

were close friends. We would gather at

each other’s house, and play all kinds

of crazy poker games until late into the

night. The kids were playing up in their

bedrooms, until they fell asleep in spite

of the noise and laughter downstairs.

The next morning they would scurry

under the dining room table to retrieve

all the coins that had fallen there.

Since we did not see the neighbours

as often in the wintertime, awaking to

a fresh snowfall on weekend mornings

would have us all outside catching up

with each other over shovels. In no time

at all, or so it seemed, the days would

get longer and milder. Spring was on the

way. The years flew by, and they seem

to fly by even faster now! So instead of

complaining about winter this year, I

will try to remember to be thankful that

I am fortunate enough to be here for

another one.

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The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the

entire world, and people keep sending it to each other.

~JOHNNY CARSON

Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never

seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present. ~UNKNOWN

Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and

his present remembered. ~PHYLLIS DILLER

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude

would come into my neighbourhood after dark.

~DICK GREGORY

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s

compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all

go through it together.

~GARRISON KEILLOR

You know you’re getting old when Santa

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~ROBERT PAUL

Never worry about the size of your

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~LARRY WILDE

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November The

20, 2021 to January 5, 2022

Daytripper

29 th Annual

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Saturday, November 20

• Santa Claus Parade, 6:00 pm

• Lighting of the Lights Kick-Off

After the parade Santa flicks the

switch. Enjoy hot chocolate, carolers,

fireworks and all the festive fun!

November 21 - January 5

Kingsville Express Train Rides

5-8 pm - See schedule on website.

Take a ride to see the lights,

sip hot chocolate & take in the sights.

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December 4 & 5

Christmas Artisans Market

Saturday 4-9pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

at Lakeside Park Pavilion

Browse unique, handmade items

from local artisans. Live music.

December 7

Paws and Claus

6-8 pm at Lakeside Park Pavilion

BY DONATION. Bring your leashed

pet and camera to take their photo

with Santa! Pet friendly vendors.

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participating in our Light Up the Town Contest

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‘A Culinary Adventure in

Canada’s most southerly town.’

GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE ONLINE

519-733-5070

distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Online Reservations & Take Out Orders

mettawasstation.com

The Main

Grill and Ale House

519-733-8600

themaingrillandalehouse.com

Online Reservations & Take Out Orders

jacksgastropub.com

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EATDRINKDINEKINGSVILLE.CA

TRIVIA

Selected

After Hours

questions from

Annual Trivia Night

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

Answers Below

1. “Make my day” is a line from which Clint Eastwood movie?

2. The days leading up to Halloween account for what percentage of

the year’s candy sales?

a] 10% b] 15% c] 20% d] 23%

3. What was the first animated, full-colour Walt Disney movie to be

produced?

4. This pair of elderly Muppet characters are known for their

cantankerous opinions and shared penchant for heckling. What are

their names?

5. What year was the Treaty of Versailles signed?

a] 1945 b] 1919 c] 1783 d] 1895

6. Which country would you be in if you were to ski in the Dolomites?

7. Nick, Kevin, A.J., Brian and Howie are the first names of what

Orlando, Florida group who made a comeback and stated in a 2018

interview that they are the “Rolling Stones of Pop.” Apologies to any

Rolling Stones fans!

8. What is a group of giraffes called?

a] Tower b] Lift c] Neck

9. In the National Football League, how many footballs is the home

team required to provide for each game?

10. What was the first wrapped penny candy in America?

a] Necco Wafers b] Tootsie Rolls

c] Sweethearts d] Hershey’s Kisses

11. The first jack-o-lanterns were made out of what?

a] watermelons b] canteloupe c] turnips

d] pumpkins e] eggplant f] straw

12. Which word is used to describe a baby porcupine?

a] Pocupette b] Porculina c] Porkpie

ANSWERS:

1. Sudden Impact; 2. 10%; 3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;

4. Statler and Waldorf; 5. 1919; 6. Italy; 7. Backstreet Boys;

8. Tower; 9. 24. Although from 8 to 12 are usually used; 10. Tootsie Rolls; 11. Turnips;

12. Pocupette.

Run

Oct

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Merry Christmas in Finnish - “Houska Joulua”

Winter 2021/22


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Now we’re in KINGSVILLE, but you can start wherever you like of course

Come Experience

A Christmas

Wonderland!

You can’t buy

Happiness

but

you can

BUY

LOCAL!

BAKERY

• Croissantss • Christmas Cookies

• Pastries

• Butter Tarts

• Danishes

• Jams

• Bread

21 Chestnut St., Kingsville Ont.

www.millersbakery.ca

Ruthven Nursery

& Garden Centre

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

Monday to Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm • Sunday 11 am - 4 pm

E-Mail

The E-Mail

IN-BOX

Send the good stuff to info@daytripping.ca

A Mom's Letter To Santa

Dear Santa,

I’ve been a good mom all year. I’ve fed,

cleaned, and cuddled my two children

on demand, visited the doctor’s office

more than my doctor, sold 62 cases of

candy bars to raise money to plant a

shade tree on the school playground,

and figured out how to attach nine

patches onto my daughter’s Girl Scout

sash with staples and a glue gun.

I was hoping you could spread my list

out over several Christmases, since I

had to write this letter with my son’s

red crayon on the back of a receipt in

the laundry room between cycles, and

who knows when I’ll find anymore

free time in the next 18 years.

Here are my Christmas wishes:

I’d like a pair of legs that don’t ache

after a day of chasing kids (in any

colour except purple, which I already

have) and arms that don’t flap in the

breeze, but are strong enough to carry

a screaming toddler out of the candy

aisle in the grocery store. I’d also like

a waist, since I lost mine somewhere

in the seventh month of my last

pregnancy.

If you’re hauling big ticket

items this year, I’d like a car with

fingerprint resistant windows and

a radio that only plays adult music;

a television that doesn’t broadcast

any programs containing talking

animals; and a refrigerator with

a secret compartment behind the

crisper where I can hide to talk on

the phone.

On the practical side, I could use

a talking daughter doll that says,

“Yes, Mommy” to boost my parental

confidence, along with one pottytrained

toddler, two kids who don’t

fight, and three pairs of jeans that will

zip all the way up without the use of

power tools.

I could also use a recording of

Tibetan monks chanting, “Don’t eat in

the living room” and “Take your hands

off your brother,” because my voice

seems to be just out of my children’s

hearing range and can only be heard

by the dog.

If it’s too late to find any of these

products, I’d settle for enough time

to brush my teeth and comb my hair

in the same morning, or the luxury

of eating food warmer than room

temperature without it being served

in a styrofoam container.

If you don’t mind, I could also use

a few Christmas miracles to brighten

the holiday season. Would it be too

much trouble to declare ketchup a

vegetable? It will clear my conscience

immensely. It would be helpful if

you could coerce my children to help

around the house without demanding

payment as if they were the bosses of

an organized crime family; or if my

toddler didn’t look so cute sneaking

downstairs to eat contraband ice

cream in his pajamas at midnight.

Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer

is ringing and my son saw my feet

under the laundry room door. I think

he wants his crayon back. Have a safe

trip and remember to leave your wet

boots by the chimney and come in and

dry off by the fire so you don’t catch

cold.

Help yourself to cookies on the

table, but don’t eat too many or leave

crumbs on the carpet.

Yours Always,

Mom

CALL 1-800-667-0337

Daytripping is hiring drivers to deliver the paper to unique shops, one or

two days for each issue (3 times per year). We need friendly, mature

people with a minivan or truck, who can easily lift the bundles of papers.

Banded Goose Brewing Co. is home to Kingsville's longest bar!

Stop in & pair the perfect Pint

or Tasting Flight from our

12 Taps of locally crafted BEERS

with our shareable Taproom Menu.

JOIN our Mug Club or send that

someone special a Brewery Gift Card

or our Beer of the Month 6Pack . . .

all great for the holidays!

Retail Store, Take Out & Patio Dining

15 MAIN STREET, EAST I KINGSVILLE I 519-733-9700

Visit us online at BANDEDGOOSEBREWING.COM

Winter 2021/22 The first electric Christmas tree lights were used in 1895.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Now we’re in LEAMINGTON, CHATHAM, PALMYRA & BLENHEIM

MI

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

A Must-Stop Shop

for Gifts & Goodies -

Bring your Santa list!

GARDENS

Enjoy our

holiday lights

inside & out.

Tools and gifts

for gardeners.

GOODIES

Fudge,

butter tarts,

stocking

stuffer treats

GIFTS

Home Decor,

Puzzles,

Gifts Galore

& Holiday

Decorations

14226

Talbot Trail

PALMYRA

N0L 1X0

Wednesday

to Saturday

10am-4pm,

Closed

Dec 25th

til Spring

519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

Country Holiday Tour - Nov 12-14

I don’t remember the war years; I

was too young. But I remember Polly.

Polly became involved with the war

quite by accident. She was just an

ordinary farm horse, chestnut brown

with a white blaze down the front of

her face.

When the Germans finally realized

that the war was lost, they tried to get

out of Holland on anything that had

wheels. When there were no more

wheels to steal, they took the horses.

When the horses were no longer

needed, they were released to wander

wherever they wanted. The horses

didn’t know where they belonged, so

they roamed everywhere.

Soon, farmers who had lost horses

and were in need of them rounded

some up and brought them to their

farms.

And that’s how we got Polly.

My dad found her, brought her home,

POLLY

The War Horse

By Audrey Hulst, Aylmer

and put her in the stable. She had a nice

warm stall and a pasture behind the

mill where she could nibble on lots of

fresh grass.

My dad had a grain mill. People

would bring their grain and he made

it into flour. His coveralls were always

covered in fine, white flour dust.

Once a week, he would load a flatbed

wagon with bags of flour, harness Polly

to the wagon and deliver the bags of

flour to his customers.

One day (I would have been four or

five at this time), after I had pestered

Dad for a while, he said that I could

come along, so there I was, like a queen

on her throne, sitting on a pile of flour

bags and waving to everyone I knew—

and even those I didn’t know. My dad

stopped at every house or farm where

the flour had to be delivered. Polly and I

would wait patiently until he came back.

Sometimes, this took a while because

Dad and his customer would

visit and discuss the weather and

how well the crops were doing.

Sometimes, a lady would come

out of her house with a cookie or

some other treats.

When Dad came back, he

would climb up on the wagon,

take the reins and say, “Chuck,

chuck, let’s go, Polly.” And Polly

would patiently walk or jog along

to the next customer.

And so the day went. By late

afternoon, Polly and I were both

getting a bit tired.

Most of the bags of flour were

now gone, except for one or two.

Dad had to make one more stop

and then we would be on our way

home. And so the wagon stopped

and Dad took the bags of flour

and disappeared behind the house. I

could hear him talking to someone.

I waited…and waited…and waited. I

was now thoroughly tired and bored,

and before I realized what I was doing,

I heard myself saying, “Chuck, chuck,

let’s go, Polly.” To my dismay and

horror, Polly started walking and then

trotting!

“Whoa, Polly! Stop, Polly!”

But Polly knew the way home and

she had no intention of stopping. And

so she trotted all the way home with

me crying on the wagon and stopped

in front of the mill.

My mom came out to see what was

going on and my dad walked in the door

about an hour later, quite annoyed. But

everyone was laughing so hard, he soon

forgave me.

Dad let me go with him again, but not

for quite a long time. And I never said,

“Chuck, chuck, let’s go, Polly” again.

What a Simply

Delicious Idea!

Instead of buying

plastic containers to

contain the baked goods

you give away this

Christmas, why not stop

into an antique shop or

thrift store and buy used

tins and glassware?

They're inexpensive and plentiful, and may add to the uniqueness of your

gift. These were found at Thrift on Mill in Leamington.

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What do elves learn in school? The Elf-abet!

Winter 2021/22


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

BLENHEIM

Experience

Unique

Shopping

Treasures

onTalbot

Inspired gifts for treasured memories

Lampe Berger • April Cornell Linens

Fabulous Christmas Gifts • Clocks

Beautiful Seasonal Décor • Throws

Scarves & Purses • Beekman Products

TAX FREE STOREWIDE

During Shop Home

For the Holidays Weekend

Regular Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4

57-B Talbot Street W.,

Blenheim, 519-676-0770

www.treasuresontalbot.com

Where Perfect ec

Grilling ling

Begins!

• Pellet Grills & Pizza Ovens

• Bradley Smokers

• Grilling Accessories

• Pitmasters Pellets

• Over 240 Rubs & Sauces

CROSSROADS PELLETS

& GRILLING SUPPLIES

16 Talbot Street West

Blenheim • 226-291-0110

www.crossroadspellets.ca

Tues-Thurs e r 10-4, 0 4 Fri 10-6, Sat 12-4

Shop Home for the Holidays TAX FREE*

Shop With Us -

WELCOME

SHOP AT HOME

* SOME EXCLUSIONS AND/OR

EXCEPTIONS MAY APPLY.

FOR THE

HOLIDAYS

NOVEMBER

18 th , 19 th , 20 th & 21 st *

SUNDAY HOURS: 11AM - 4 PM

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU

IN DOWNTOWN BLENHEIM!

N (SUN OPEN 11-4)

November 18-21

OPEN 10-4

Featuring Your Favourite Fashions:

* Exclusions

Apply

•FDJ French Dressing •Tribal

• Parkhurst / Cotton Country

• Hatley - Little Blue House

56 Talbot St. W.

Blenheim

519-676-8733

thelittlechangeroom.ca (Canada & US Shipping)

Bring your list

and take the

perfect gift home...

Gift Wrapped!

• Joseph Ribkoff • Neon Buddha

• Charlie B • Joseph Seibel • UP!

• Gilmour • Shapeez & More

Great Selection of Swimwear & Bras

~ FREE professional bra fitting ~

TAX FREE during

Shop Home for the Holidays

75 Talbot Street West

Blenheim 519-676-3384

serenasladieswear.ca

FORD & McINTYRE

MEN’S WEAR

www.fordandmcintyre.com

Quality and style

in men's wear &

accessories by:

7 Downie St • Silver

Leo Chevalier • SAXX

Redwood Classics

Cutter & Buck

Stetson • Tilley

64 Talbot Street West •519-676-5144 • Tues to Sat 10-4:30

Winter 2021/22 The real St. Nicholas lived in Turkey.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

R.B. F

abrics

Full line of

sewing machines,

sergers & software

More to explore in CHATHAM, BOTHWELL, THAMESVILLE & DRESDEN

• Fabrics for... fashion,

upholstery, outdoors,

draperies & quilting

• Quilting & sewing notions

519-350-1745

• Antiques • Collectibles • Nostalgia

• Memorabilia • Refurbished Furniture

• Glass • China • DVDs • Vinyl

Also Home Baking

~ 15 King Street East • Chatham ~

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

Authorized

Dealer

SALES &

SERVICE

745 St. Clair • CHATHAM • N7L 0E9 www.rbfabrics.com

Mon-Fri 9:30-5

(HWY 40, NORTH EDGE OF CITY)

519-351-7693

Saturday 9:30-4

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

5226

Come To The Country

s!

Order r for

Where It All Begins!

CHRISTMAS:

S:

Belwood Turkeys

• Enjoy Our Own Farm Raised Pork

or Country Style

Bone-In n

Hams

and Free Run Chickens (drug/additive free) e)

Fresh Eggs from our free run laying hens

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

)

Mrs. D’s

Canned Goods

available

here!

thrift store

• Furniture • Housewares • Clothing • Toys

Your purchases enable us to donate in

Chatham and around the world.

Tuesday to Friday 9-4 • Saturday 9 to 2

127 Colburne St., Chatham, N7M 3L8

(Just down from Rona) • 519-352-0911

www.rmeats.com

• Breakfast

& Lunch

Take Out

• Outstanding

Deli Subs!

ROESCH MEATS

Smoked pork chops, sausages, deli meats

Wild game processing

~

Gluten, lactose & sugar free products ~

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm • Saturday 8am-5pm

Order Your Pies, Tarts, Cookies & More!

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Science... According To Kids

Real science test answers of 5th & 6th graders.

~ I'm not sure how clouds are formed, but clouds know

how to do it and that's the important thing.

~ One of the main causes of dust is janitors.

~ The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming down.

~ The inhabitants of Moscow are called Mosquitoes.

Social distancing practiced at our store

according to government guidelines.

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

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR COOLER!

10910 Northwood Line at Mull Rd.

Just East of CHATHAM • 519-351-7711

ALL PROCESSING DONE ON-SITE!

CHATHAM

Hwy. #40

PARKS

Hwy. #2/Longwoods Rd.

River Line

Mull Rd.

Mull Rd.

Hwy. #401

Northwood

Fairview

Blueberry Farm · Café · Bakery · Country Store

Blueberries & Raspberries Fresh in Season, Frozen Always!

OUR BAKERY

FAMOUS for Pies,

Muffins, Scones

Scratch-Baked Goods

• ‘No Sugar Added’ Selections

OUR CAFÉ

Kent Bridge Rd.

Christmas Gifts

& Decor Galore!

In Wallaceburg

In Blenheim

In Clifford

In Chatham

Memorial

Banners

Put a Face

to the Names

By Mark Moran, Daytripping

OUR STORE

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& Cookbooks

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• Wall Art • Wedding di

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• Cards • Christmas Room

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Entertaining

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Musts

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

You may have noticed banners such as the ones pictures

here in towns across Southwestern Ontario, or across

Canada for that matter. We began taking photos of them as

they took to the streets on light standards in places like

Blenheim, Wallaceburg, Chatham, Clifford, Kincardine, St.

Marys, Erieau and many more, celebrating the service that

local soldiers gave to their community and their country.

Even the smallest towns have seen young people go away to

serve in the military, many serving in the two world wars and

Korea of course, but also many who have served in

peacetime and as peacekeepers. Some have even served

with other nations – the top right photo of Brigden’s

Campbell Hillman honours his service for the U.S in

Vietnam.

We contacted one of the people at the heart of this growing

trend. Chris Taibinger is a veteran himself and works with

One Promo, a sign company in Hanover, Ontario. He, along

with Dan and Bob Bailey were asked about making banners

such as this for the town of Harriston after residents there

saw it being done on the east coast. Having done it once,

they were enlisted again and again and again, to the point

that they've now created banners for 74 towns in most

provinces across Canada, about 15 of them in SW Ontario.

They've gained the experience to advise Legions and service

clubs on how to develop a project in their own towns, and

Taibinger said families are eager and honoured to support the

program. "They're able to say thank you to their family

members that served. The banners put faces to names across

the region and you see them young, as they were when they

served.” He also mentioned that cenotaphs usually honour

those that served in WW1, WW2 and Korea while the

banners can also honour the many men and women who

have served at any time.

Taibinger added that the company he works for is very

pro-veteran, pro-military and pro-Canada and gives a portion

of proceeds to the Royal Canadian Legion's Homeless

Veteran Program, but that there are other sign companies

that have worked on similar worthwhile projects. They've

been so busy with the banner campaigns that they've

created a website specifically for this at

www.memorialbanner.ca

Three brothers, uncles of Daytripping’s own Rhonda Long, left

Bothwell to serve in WWII. Orville was killed in action. These

banners are proudly displayed in Bothwell. Photos by Bev Welch

Fashions

in soft

f

colours

& fabrics!

i

Aprons

• Fresh Creative Recipes

New From

matching mitts!

! • Blueberry Accents

www.parksblueberries.com

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kbl be

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.

Emile Henry

Open Daily 8 am to 6 pm • 519-692-5373 • 1-866-901-5373 • Located 7 km East of Thamesville on Hwy. #2

MI

In Brigden

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Tongue Twister! Eleven Elves Licked Eleven Little Licorice Lollipops.

Winter 2021/22


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

“Are You Paying Shipping &

Handling Fees for Bradford?”

DON’T—We’re Your Authorized Dealer

ANUSCHKA Handpainted

Handbags, Wallets & Accessories

Luxury with a conscience. Enriching

the community through Fair Trade.

Bradford

Exchange

presents

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

Thomas Kinkade

Illuminated Musical

Snow Globe Train

“BRINGING

HOLIDAY

CHEER”

$149.99

View Bradford’s new products:

www.gallerymarketinggroup.ca & order from us.

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463

Upcycled dFurniture

Home Décor • Vintage Finds

DIY Corner - unfinished pieces,

décor hardware & vintage accents

TM

FUSION

Mineral Paint, Brushes

Stains & Waxes, Stencils

PLUS: Milk Paint by Fusion

SHOP ONLINE: www.kimberlys.ca

.ca

Tuesday-Friday 10 to

5, Saturday 10 to 3

Thursdays 10 to 8 until Christmas

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

Artful, Empowing, Bold

Luscious Lilac Bronze

RFID Blocking Card Case

6" x 3" $49

“Blissful Birds”

Slim Crossbody Purse

8.5” x 9” x 2.5”

$152.95

Serving

Dresden

& Area

Since 1953

433 St. George Street, DRESDEN

Email: babcock@mnsi.net•519-683-2463

Dresden Plate

Quilt

Shoppe

(formerly Shelley’s

Painted Treasures n Quilt Shoppe)

• 100% Cotton Fabrics

• Custom Quilts • Quilting Classes

• Supplies & Patterns

• Long Arm Quilting

• Custom Embroidery

Christmas Fabric

has arrived!

Get your patterns ready!

Quality Antiques, Collectibles es & Pre-Owned e Furniture

We

Buy

Estates!

PLUS - John’s Creations: Handcrafted Driftwood Sculptures

Gary’s Gallery

29569 St. George Street N., Dresden (Hwy 21, north edge of town near Hwy 78)

519-401-7322 • Monday-Saturday 10 to 5; Most Sundays 11 to 4

Dog Bakery & Boutique

Treats, collars, leashes, toys and more

for your dogs & cats

Shirts, mugs, totes, pillows, candles

and more for pet parents

Tues/Wed/Fri 10-5,

Thurs 10-8, Sat 9-3

~ DOGS WELCOME ~

111Brown St, DRESDEN

(at the traffic light)

Visit Dresden

for all your

holiday needs!

20% Discount for

Quilters Guild Members

Quilting is

BEAUTY

WI TH

BLOCKS

Tuesday to Friday 10 to 4

Thursdays til 8 until Christmas

Saturday 10 to 3

462 St. George Street, South

519-683-4244

Updates, Details & Photos on

or:

www.dresdenplatequiltshoppe.net

Designing Your Memories

& Decorating Your Home!

• Floral & Garden Inspired Accents

• Inspirational Garden Stones

• Framed Prints & Canvas Art

• Decor Touches • Wall Signs

• Wide Selection of Angels

• Custom Created Weddings

Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

Thursdays til 8 until Christmas

Saturday 10am-1pm

Christal Wills -

Owner & Designer

Premium Poinsettia Sale

Dec 1st -10th ~ Save 10%

www.mckellarsflowers.ca

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

Order by phone or email:

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unionblockbakery@bellnet.ca

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Open Wed. 9-5, Thurs. 9-8, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3

Updates on our Facebook & Website.

www.unionblockbakery.com

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519-683-3000

Winter 2021/22 For each real Christmas tree harvested, 2-3 seedlings take its place.

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

We’ll go Daytripping and these maps will tell you where we are (roughly).

ONTARIO SHOP

NY

LOCAL

Visit one of our many unique shops, boutiques & restaurants and

Get

A Start

on

Your

Christmas

Shopping!

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Welcome to The Village of

MI

•Ex

Excellent Hotels/Motels • Fine Dining

• Riverfront ro

Festivals

• Gift Shops • Large Marina

a

• Sports Fishing ihii •Nearby Golf Courses

• Walkway

along St. Clair River & through the Village

www.villageofpointedward.com • 519-337-3021

Bluewater Bridges join Point Edward, Canada to Port Huron, USA. Shop at the award winning International Duty Free Shop!

Casual

Elegance

at its

BUTTONS

&

Bows

Ladies Clothing

& Accessories!

- -Fromsize6to18-

6 -

Monday to Friday 10 to 5

Saturday 10 to 3

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

bo

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

9

223 North Christina Street • Sarnia

519-336-2100 • www.stonesnbones.ca

Hall of Fame AWARD

RECIPIENT

DINOSAURS

GALORE

&So Much More!

TWO FLOORS to EXPLORE!

Fluorescent ent Mineral Display, Fossils, sils, s,

Minerals,

Gemstones, s,

Artifacts, ts, Shells, ls, Butterflies, t

Insects,

Canadian Animals, Safari Room, Huge Shark Jaws

and “Dinosaurs Galore!”

Adults $7 • 12 & under $3

Family Pass $30/Year

OPEN YEAR ROUND

10-5 Thurs. thru Sun.

Closed d

Jan. 1, July 1 & Dec. .25

“Christas is a

necessit. There has to

be at least one day of

the year to remind

us that we’re here

for something else

besides ourselves.”

- Eric Severeid

A Year Round Garden Centre,

Gi Shop & Bouque!

Fresh Greenery,

Wreaths, Branches

& More!

Incredible

Selecon of

Unique Christmas

Decor for your

Indoor & Outdoor

Space.

OPEN Monday

to Saturday

3261 London

n Line (Cty. Road 22)

East of SARNIA • 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

i

Sure Cure Home Remedies

As Found in Battle River Country (The History of Duhamel and Area, Alberta)

Special Credit to Mary Trautman

There is an old saying that goes something like this, "The remedy will either

kill you, or cure you." We cannot promise either, however our forefathers

had great faith in them and very likely, on occasion, they worked.

For Warts:

Obtain coarse horse-tail hair and tie securely around the wart until it

falls off.

For Lice:

Moisten hair with coal oil or dip the comb in coal oil and comb the hair.

Tie up the hair with a towel and leave the towel in place overnight.

Shampoo the next day and the lice will disappear.

For Infections:

When a wound or bruise becomes infected by such means as a rusty

nail, dissolve one teaspoon of sugar in turpentine and spread over

infected area. Be certain to place a bandage on after treatment.

SHOP

LOCAL

SHOP

FUN

SHOP

TJ's

For Swelling:

To prevent undue swelling caused from mumps or injury, apply a

poultice of warm cow dung placed between two pieces of cotton.

For Pneumonia:

One remedy consists of rubbing the chest and throat of the patient

with a mixture of one teaspoon of turpentine mixed in one cup of

goose grease. Then cover the chest and

throat with flannel and keep the patient warm.

For A Toothache:

1) Place a whole clove in the cavity, or;

2) Place a wad of chewing tobacco on

the aching tooth.

519-541-2323 tjfurniture.ca

Wed.-Sat d S

12-6 • Sun 12-5

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

For An Earache:

1) Place a few drops of lukewarm

oil in the ear and apply hot-water

bottle for heat. A stove lid wrapped

in towel may serve equally well as

a hot water bottle, or;

2) Heat a pan of oats, place in a sugar

bag and hold to the infected ear.

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What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite!

Winter 2021/22


Now we’re discovering CORUNNA, POINT EDWARD, SARNIA & BRIGHTS GROVE

I have a particular fondness for one

little Christmas ornament!

Not glamorous by

any stretch of the

imagination, it

is just a simple

blue bulb with a

house scene painted

on in white glitter.

Scratched, faded and

rather ordinary looking

in comparison to the rest,

I realize its beauty lies

within the special history

we share.

It reminds me of my

father’s house and the times

we would plead for him to go into

our attic and retrieve the Christmas

decorations. My dad would get the ladder

and open up the trap door bringing down

the same two cardboard boxes over the

course of my entire childhood. It was a

ritual that was eagerly anticipated by the

entire family.

Mom made shortbread while dad

got stuck with light stringing duty. His

amazing level of patience made him a

great candidate for this awful job. Yards

of unruly multi coloured lights lay on

our small living room floor as he tried

to make sense of the knotted mess. Of

course, we were never lucky enough to

have the lights work the first time they

were plugged in. My father usually had

to spend a good half hour chasing down

the culprit bulb which was most certainly

the second to last on the string. When

finally lit, we would marvel at the glorious

colored lights of red, green, yellow and

blue. Colours of youth, pure and simple.

To this day, I cannot warm up to the idea

of clear lights on a Christmas tree.

My little ornament takes me back

to the hours of fun I had

decorating the trees of my

youth. The basic simplicity

of my life back then, what

it took to make me happy

and the joy I felt in

more uncomplicated

times. The thrill of

unwrapping the

same ornaments

year after year

was a familiar

by Gayle Etherington reacquaintance that

Black, Ancaster

recharged the senses.

From Daytripping I never seemed to tire

Christmas 2004

of viewing these ancient

treasures, savoring the

feeling of nostalgia they

brought with them. Their visual

presence filled me with the spirit of the

season and stayed with me far longer

than any gifts received.

As I get ready to hang this special

ornament on my tree again this year,

it also reminds me that time does

change no matter how hard we resist.

My Christmas is no longer just about

decorating one small tree and opening

gifts. Taking time to find the bliss in the

season takes a more concentrated effort

on my part as I pass through this phase

of my life at light speed.

As memories of long gone

Christmases start to grow dim, I have a

little ornament that keeps me in tough

with my past. The winds of change may

blow constant through our lives but

reconnecting with something as fragile

as time is very comforting to the soul.

I love that it is remarkable only to

me. It holds within it the most wondrous

capability of bringing out the child in me.

I think it is a miracle from something

made of glass.

Join us by the Lake!

• Authentic Hickory Smoked Ribs

• Genuine Broasted Chicken

• Seafood, Sandwiches, Wraps

PRIME RIB

WEEKENDS

TUESDAY

WING NIGHT

NIGHTLY

SPECIALS

Reserve for panoramic views

of Lake Huron from our patio!

Take out • Lakeside parks & benches nearby

2713 Old Lakeshore Road

Brights Grove • 519-869-2794

www.skeeterbarlows.com

The Best of Yesterday and Today

GIFTWARE & UNIQUE HOME DÉCOR

FEATURING LADIES FASHION ACCESSORIES

Home of Just-A-Nuff Antiques

Tuesday-Friday 10 to 5 • Saturday 10 to 3

850 Colborne Street @ Exmouth Street

Northgate Plaza, Sarnia • 519-336-3838

Your one-stop shop

for all of your

Holiday Shopping!

DowntownMarketSarnia.ca

140 Chrisna Street North, SARNIA

201 Hill Street

CORUNNA

New

Owner

SIGNS FROM GOD

Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10am-6pm

Fri 10am-8pm & Sat 10am-4pm

226-886-4592

Mon.-Thurs. 11-5

Fri. & Sat. 11-7

SHOP TIL YOU DROP!

These were found on signs outside of churches.

WHOEVER IS PRAYING FOR SNOW

PLEASE STOP

Jewellery Bath

Beauty

Signs • Drinkware

Baby • Pet • More!

Winter 2021/22 Merry Christmas in Dutch - “Vrolyk Kerstfeest”

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The

Daytripper

Southwestern

Shop Locally, enjoy dinner and stay the night exploring SW ONTARIO!

SHOP

LOCAL

(andalunch

a Ontario’s BEST...

two!)

Where You Should Eat

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or Restaurants,Tearooms, Cafés

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

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

ANDYS CORNERS

Andy’s Drive-In

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

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

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

AYLMER

The Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecro

8122 Rogers Road South

519-773-3435

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

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

BRANTFORD

The Olde School Restaurant

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

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

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

BRIGHTS GROVE

Skeeter Barlows Grill & Bar

2713 Lakeshore Road 519-869-2794

Great food & fun overlooking Lake Huron. Famous Prime Rib

on weekends. www.skeeterbarlows.com

CHATHAM

Mamma Maria’s Ristorante

231 King Street West 519-360-1600

Outstanding menu, comfortable atmosphere.

Opposite Capitol Theatre. www.mammamariasristorante.ca

INGERSOLL

The Olde Bakery Café

120 Thames Street South 519-485-5757

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

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

KINGSVILLE

JACK’S Gastropub 519-733-6900

31 Division Street South www.jacksgastropub.com

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

seasonal menus with EPIC Wines & Ontario Cra Beers.

LEAMINGTON

Freddy's Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant 519-325-1257

655 Point Pelee Drive www.freddys.ca

A landmark for over 30 years. Signature meals, burgers, perch,

Lebanese speciales, ice cream counter & more. Open Daily.

LISTOWEL

The Kitchen Cupboard & Icebox

105 Elizabeth Street West 519-291-4777

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

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

MILLBANK

Anna Mae’s Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Line 72 519-595-4407

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

delicious baked goods and gis. www.annamaes.ca

NEW SARUM

New Sarum Diner

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

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

Open Daily. Re-opening updates at www.newsarum.com

PARIS

Camp 31 - Real Southern Barbeque

22 Paris Road 519-442-3560

Mouth watering authenc Southern BBQ from an award winning

cookoff team. www.camp31.com

2 Rivers Restaurant

25 Grand River St. North 519-442-3233

Casual dining from the freshest local ingredients, breakfast,

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

PETROLIA

Actor’s Casual Dining

4211 Petrolia Line 519-882-0400

Steps away from Victoria Playhouse, with entrees suitably named

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

POINT EDWARD

Salvatore’s Traoria é Ristoranté 519-344-2855

105 Michigan Ave. www.salvatoresinpoint.com

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

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

PORT BURWELL

Izzy’s Schooner Restaurant & Pao Lookout

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

Family menu. Famous for Lake Erie Perch. Local ingredients.

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

PORT FRANKS

Grog’s

Hwy. 21 and 79 519-243-2770

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

www.grogs.ca

MacPherson’s

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

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

gi shop.

Links to these establishments on our website...

REECES CORNERS

Marcanda Gis, Tearoom & Fashion Bouque

4562 London Line (Hwy. #22) 519-845-3133

Aer a Unique Shopping experience enjoy a delicious Lunch & yummy

Dessert in The Hen House or Garden Paos. Open 11-3 Tues. to Fri.

SARNIA

Lola’s Lounge

110 Chrisna St. South 519-336-8088

A meless atmosphere for lunch, dinner or a marni.

Moments from Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre.

SIMCOE

The Blue Elephant Cra Brewhouse

96 Norfolk Street South 519-428-2886

Featuring Norfolk products and beer brewed on site.

www.blueelephant.ca

ST. THOMAS

New Sarum Diner

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

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

Open Daily. Re-opening updates at www.newsarum.com

STRATHROY

Clock Tower Inn, Bistro, Pub & Catering

71 Frank Street 519-205-1500

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

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

TAVISTOCK

Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering

33 Woodstock Street South 519-655-2835

Locally inspired comfort food in a historical seng since 1931.

Serving breakfast all day.

VITTORIA

The Good Bread Company Gallery Café 519-428-1300

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

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

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

WATERDOWN

Dutch Mill Country Market

533 Millgrove Side Road 905-689-7253

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

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I have to admit, I am not a fan of

winter. I tend to hibernate during the

cold months, awaiting the warmth of

spring, and the emergence of the beauty

of flowers and greenery once again.

I gather my books together for good

reads, peruse new recipes to try, and

live the indoor life with the satisfaction

that I am warm and comfortable.

Yet, winter does have a certain charm

to it. Everyone loves to see a landscape

with newly fallen snow like feathery

pillows tenderly placed on each branch

and surrounding foliage. It’s peaceful

and calming to view.

I would often look out the window

during an evening snowfall and marvel

at the diamond-like sparks of colour,

flashing from tiny snowflakes as the

outdoor lights lit up those flakes,

displaying all the colours of the rainbow.

Reds, greens, blues, oranges, all shouting

T he Winsomeness of Winter

with unheard voices, “Behold!”

And there is such elegance in the

ice-laden branches of trees and other

structures after an episode of freezing

rain. The following day’s sun glistens

on every part of the landscape and it is

a treat to drive around for a few hours

before it melts away to behold what

nature has given as a fleeting covering

of what appears to be crystal and glass

everywhere.

Some folk are very brave and layer

up in warm clothing venturing out for

walks and sometimes escapades into

the wooded areas or fields to view the

birds and other animals. There is an

abundance of life in the perceived dead

By Janet Robinson, Burlington

landscape, with the antics of squirrels

scurrying about, nuthatches eagerly

eating up the suet a benevolent home

owner has put out, and deer silently

walking through the ubiquitous down

which has blanketed the fields. Yes,

there is life in the frozen land.

Winter has inspired photographers

and painters who give recognition to

the often overlooked tranquility of this

silent world. The pristine white is the

perfect backdrop for the scarlets of

cardinals and berries, the greens of the

pine and spruce trees, the blues of the

jays, and the blacks and browns and rust

colours of other creatures. The artists of

the world have always appreciated the

visual gifts that this frigid season has

given us.

Children have consistently embraced

the season, building snowmen and

forts, making snow angels, sliding on

the ice. This is not a strange world to

them, but another opportunity to play

in a different and creative way and

their rosy cheeks and gleeful smiles

attest to the joy the season has brought

them. Likewise, most dogs are thrilled

to have the chance to plough through

the fresh snow and roll in it with great

exuberance, and it lightens the heart to

watch them.

So rather than sigh with

discouragement and impatience as we

await the warmer seasons, we should

see winter through new eyes and a

heart of gratitude for the beauty which

continues through the next few months.

It’s there if we look for it.

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Over 1.76 billion candy canes are made during Christmas/Hanukkah season.

Winter 2021/22


- Southwestern Ontario Map -

Unique Shops,

Stops and Websites

This pullout map appears in each issue of

Daytripping

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

Many more unique shops that rarely or never run larger adversements

in Daytripping can be found within these four pages.

When travelling

to a town,

be sure to check

these lisngs!

Find more great stops on our FEATURE PAGES:

“Where You Should Eat” (See PAGE 3

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

Index)

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

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Remember, that all of our customers, events,

links & more can be found on our website!

www.daytripping.ca

ABERFOYLE S-8

Aberfoyle Antique Market 519-763-1077

www.aberfoyle-antiques.com

AILSA CRAIG M-11

ALVINSTON I-13

Munro Apiaries 519-847-5333

www.munrohoney.com

AMHERSTBURG A-19

Wolfhead Distillery 519-726-1111

www.drinkwolfhead.com

ARKONA I-11

AYLMER N-14

Aylmer & District Tourist Info. 519-773-3446

AYLMER-MALAHIDE Museum & Archives 519-773-9723

www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Elgin Feeds Country Store 519-773-8481

www.elginfeeds.com

Mennonite Furniture Gallery 519-765-4386

www.mfgi.ca

Pinecroft Pottery & Gift Shop 519-773-3435

www.pinecroft.ca

Spare Moments Craft Supplies 519-765-3550

The Wood Connection (Copenhagen) 519-773-9049

The Woodpecker Solid Wood Furniture 519-765-4771

BADEN P-9

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site 519-634-8444

www.castlekilbride.ca

BAYFIELD J-7

BEACHVILLE O-11

BELLE RIVER - ON THE LAKE D-17

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

www.belleriverbia.com

BENMILLER K-6

BIRR L-11

BLENHEIM H-17

Delhaven Orchards 519-676-4475

www.delhaven.com

BLYTH L-6

BOTHWELL I-15

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

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

www.parksblueberries.com

BRANTFORD S-10

Bell Homestead National Historic Site 519-756-6220

www.bellhomestead.ca

Crossroads Trading Post 519-759-8960

Serenity Country Candles 519-753-6374

www.serenitycountrycandles.com

BRIGHT P-10

BRIGHTS GROVE G-11

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

BROCKTON N-2

BROWNSVILLE O-13

BURLINGTON U-9

Tourism Burlington 877-499-9989

www.tourismburlington.com

BUXTON G-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

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CAINSVILLE S-11

CALEDONIA T-11

CAMBRIDGE R-9

Southworks Antique Mall 519-740-0110

www.southworksantiques.com

CAMLACHIE

Lake Life 519-328-2217

www.lakelifestudio.com

CAMPBELLVILLE T-8

Antique Stained Glass Windows 905-854-2152

www.thestonehouse.ca

CAYUGA U-12

Ruthven Park National Historic Site 905-772-0560

www.ruthvenpark.ca

CHATHAM G-17

Chatham-Kent Tourism 800-561-6125

www.VisitCK.ca

Gentry Manor (Fashions & gifts) 519-352-9420

www.gentrymanor.com

Loads of Love Thrift Shop 519-352-0911

www.loadsoflove.ca

R. B. Fabrics 519-351-7693

www.rbfabrics.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

The Glasshouse Nursery/Garden Centre 519-352-1127

www.glasshousenursery.ca

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

CLIFFORD O-4

COLCHESTER B-20

CLINTON K-7

Central Huron Tourism 1-866-695-3364

www.centralhuron.com

COPENHAGEN N-15

The Wood Connection (Aylmer) 519-773-9049

COTTAM D-19

COURTLAND P-13

Courtland Bakery 519-688-2023

DASHWOOD K-9

DELAWARE L-13

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

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

DELHI Q-13

Courtland Treasures Antiques 519-582-2929

Find us on Facebook

Fernlea lVlX Used Books 519-582-1794

DORCHESTER N-12

Ziggy’s Feathered Friends 519-268-0888

www.ziggysfeatheredfriends.com

DRESDEN G-15

Dresden BIA/Info & Events 519-683-4368

dresden.ca

Babcock Jewellers 519-683-2463

Gary’s Gallery Antiques 519-401-7322

Kentwood Gardens 519-683-4956

Kimberly’s One-of-a-Kind 519-437-8064

McKellar’s Flowers & Gifts 519-683-4368

Dresden Plate Quilt Shoppe 519-683-2300

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

www.uncletomscabin.org

Union Block Bakery Cafe 519-683-3000

DUBLIN M-8

DUNDAS T-10

Dundas Downtown BIA --

www.downtowndundas.ca

The Keeping Room 905-627-5880

EMBRO O-11

Workshop Supply 519-475-4947

www.workshopsupply.com

ERIEAU H-18

Information 519-676-8266

ESSEX C-19

Town of Essex

www.essex.ca

Crafty Candles 519-776-8585

www.craftycandles.ca

Essex Stained Glass 519-776-4577

www.essexstainedglass.com

Heritage Essex Railway Station 519-776-9800

www.essexrailwaystation.com

Schinkels’ Meat Market 519-776-7541

www.schinkels.com

EXETER L-9

FOREST H-11

Alton Farms Winery 519-899-2479

www.altonfarmsestatewinery.com

Forest BIA 519-786-4062

www.shopforest.ca

Forest Florist 519-786-2339

www.forestflorist.com

Williamson Farms Country Store 226-520-0144

www.williamsonfarms.ca

FREELTON T-9

Freelton Antique Mall 905-659-0948

www.freeltonantiquemall.com

GLENCOE J-14

GODERICH J-5 (ALSO SEE BENMILLER)

GRAND BEND J-9

Pinedale Motor Inn 888-838-7463

www.pinedale.on.ca

Lambton Heritage Museum 519-243-2600

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

The Garden Gate & Florals 519-238-1701

www.thegardengate.ca

Westland Greenhouses 519-238-1321

www.westlandgreenhouses.com

HAGERSVILLE T-12

HAMILTON U-10

HARRISTON O-4

Davies Antiques 519-338-2449

ddontario.com/daviesantiques/

HARROW B-20

Full Circle Thrift Shoppe 519-738-6202

Priscilla’s Presents 519-738-0001

www.priscillas-presents.com

The Old Milk Shed Antiques 519-738-3084

HENSALL L-8

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

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

Cottage Culture 226-330-0330

www.cottage-culture.ca

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ILDERTON L-11

INGERSOLL O-12

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510

www.ingersoll.ca/cheesemuseum

Modern Hipster Antiques 519-859-7387

www.modernhipster.com

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

www.patinas.ca

IPPERWASH H-10

KENT BRIDGE H-16

Kent Bridge Country Market 519-352-5226

www.kentbridgecountrymarket.com

Roesch Meats 519-351-7711

www.rmeats.com

KETTLE & STONY POINT FIRST NATIONS H-10

Thunderbird Crafts Trading Post 519-786-4775

www.thunderbirdcrafts.com

KINCARDINE K-2

KINGSVILLE C-20

Kingsville BIA 519-733-6250

www.kingsvillebia.com

www.MyKingsville.ca

Anna’s Garden, Home & Wellness 519-965-3647

www.annasflowers.ca

Attic Treasures 519-326-3409

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

Banded Goose Brewery & Taproom 519-733-9700

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com

Cindy’s Home & Garden 519-733-9425

www.cindysgarden.com

Distinctive Inns of Kingsville 519-733-5070

www.distinctiveinnsofkingsville.com

Fehr’s Heritage Bakery 519-733-0303

Green Heart Kitchen 519-712-9329

www.greenheartkitchen.ca

Jack’s Gastropub Restaurant 519-733-6900

www.jacksgastropub.com

Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary 519-733-4034

www.jackminer.ca

Kingsville Folk Festival

www.kingsvillefolkfest.org

Pelee Island Winery 519-733-6551

www.peleeisland.com

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Grill 519-733-2459

www.mettawasstation.com

The Main Grill & Ale House 519-733-8600

www.themaingrillandalehouse.com

KINTORE N-11

McRatterson’s Antiques & Oddities 519-283-9876

www.facebook.com/mcratterson

KITCHENER R-8

LAMBTON SHORES J-10

www.LambtonShores.ca 519-243-1400

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#1

DAYTRIPPER

THE

Map & Wed Listing

DI R EC TO R Y

Unique SW Ontario Map!

Shops,

Stops and Websites

FOUR PAGE

PULLOUT SECTION!

Find more great stops on our:

“Buy Local, Buy Fresh”

“Corkscrews & Cra Brews”

(See PAGE 3 I Index) d LEAMINGTON D-20

A Stitch In Time 519-322-4690

Find us on Facebook • www.astitchintime.ca

Aziz Fruit Stand & Wooden Spoon 519-890-3322

www.azizfruitstand.com

Leamington Arts Centre 519-326-2711

www.leamingtonartscentre.com

Sweet Retreat Ice Cream & More 519-398-8158

www.sweetretreatleamington.ca

There’s No Place Like Home Antiques 519-325-1455

Find us on Facebook

LISTOWEL O-6

Knapp Shoes 519-291-4750

www.knappshoes.ca

Sprinrite Yarn Factory Outlet 519-291-3951

www.yarnfactoryoutlet.com

The Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box 519-291-4777

www.shopkci.com

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

Visit Middlesex 519-434-7321

www.visitmiddlesex.ca

A & M Garden Centre 519-652-3539

www.amgardencentre.ca

Attic Books 519-432-7277

www.atticbooks.ca

Cardinal Books 519-854-0006

www.merebooks.com

East Park Golf Gardens 519-451-2950

www.eastparkgolf.com

Memory Lane Antiques 519-471-2835

Find us on Facebook

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

www.bloominbog.com

The Market at Western Fair District --

www.TheMarketWFD.com

Thomas Bros. Farm Market 519-652-5551

www.thomasbrothersfarms.ca

LUCAN L-10

MEAFORD (EAST OF OWEN SOUND)

MELBOURNE K-13

MILDMAY N-3

MILLBANK O-7

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

www.annamaes.ca

Millbank Family Furniture 519-595-7105

www.millbankfamilyfurniture.ca

Zehr’s Country Market 519-595-4403

www.zehrscountrymarket.com

MILVERTON O-7

MITCHELL M-8

MOORETOWN E-13

Moore Museum 519-867-2020

www.mooremuseum.ca

MORPETH I-17

Crazy Eight Barn 519-674-2888

www.crazy8barn.com

MOUNT BRYDGES K-13

Brickyard Antiques & Repurposed Things

www.brickyardantiques.com

Sew Creative 519-264-2177

www.sewcreativequilting.ca

MOUNT PLEASANT R-11

NAIRN K-11

NEUSTADT N-3

NEW HAMBURG P-9

Esther’s Heart n Home Quilt Shop 519-662-4962

www.heartnhomecreations.com

Oak Grove Cheese Factory 519-662-1212

www.oakgrovecheese.ca

NEW SARUM N-14

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

NEWTON O-7

E&E’s Cloth & Creations 519-595-8569

www.eandeclothandcreations.com

&

FARM MARKETS

on pages

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE Y-10

NIXON R-13

NORTH BUXTON C-18

Buxton Historical Site & Museum 519-352-4799

www.buxtonmuseum.com

NORWICH Q-12

Our Gift Shoppe 519-863-2380

Find us on Facebook

OIL SPRINGS H-14

Oil Museum of Canada 519-834-2840

www.lambtonmuseums.ca

PAISLEY M-1

PALMYRA J-16

PARIS R-10

Chocolate Sensations 519-442-1616

www.chocolatesensations.ca

Fine Feathers 519-503-1527

www.finefeathers.ca

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

www.johnmhall.ca

Mary Maxim 888-442-2266

www.marymaximretail.ca

The Peddlar 519-802-8199

www.thepeddlar.com

PARKHILL J-10

PELEE ISLAND E-20

PETERSBURG Q-9

Brian Greer Tin Ceilings 519-743-9710

www.tinceiling.com

PETROLIA H-13

www.VisitPetrolia.ca

Country Yarns 519-882-8740

www.country-yarns.com

Grays Flowers & Gifts 519-882-1330

Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

Find us on Facebook

Olde Post Office Shoppe 519-882-0747

www.petroliaenterprises.ca

Petrolia Mercantile & Tea 519-882-0238

www.facebook.com/petrolia.mercantile

The Stitcharie 519-882-3454

www.stitcharie.com

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia 800-717-7694

www.thevpp.ca

Willow & Oak

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

POINT EDWARD F-12 (ALSO SEE SARNIA)

Buttons & Bows 519-491-1412

www.buttons-and-bows.ca

Kind Decor 519-381-5165

www.kinddecor.ca

Village of Point Edward 519-337-3021

www.villageofpointedward.com

PORT BRUCE N-14

PORT BURWELL O-15

HMSC OJIBWA Museum of Naval History 519-633-7641

www.projectojibwa.ca

PORT DOVER S-14

Erie Beach Hotel 519-583-1391

www.eriebeachhotel.com

PORT FRANKS I-10

Lambton Shores --

www.lambtonshores.ca

PORT ROWAN Q-15

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

PORT STANLEY M-15

DeBackere Farm Market (Union) 519-631-1370

www.debackerefarmmarket.ca

James Street Home Decor 226-658-6000

www.jamesstreethomedecor.com

Inn on the Harbour 519-782-7623

www.innontheharbour.net

Mackie’s On The Beach 519-782-4390

Find us on Facebook

Moore Water Gardens 519-782-4052

www.moorewatergardens.com

Pepper Tree Spice Co. 519-782-7800

www.peppertreespice.com

Port Stanley Festival Theatre 519-782-4353

www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Port Stanley Terminal Rail 519-782-3730

www.pstr.on.ca

PRINCETON Q-11

REECES CORNERS H-12

RIDGETOWN I-16

Ridge House Museum 519-360-1998

www.chatham-kent.ca/ridgehousemuseum

RUTHVEN D-20

Ruthven Nursery & Garden Centre 519-326-4019

Find us on Facebook

ST. CLEMENTS P-8

In Season Home & Garden 519-218-2188

www.in-season.ca

ST. GEORGE S-10

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

www.roberthalloriginals.com

ST. JACOBS Q-7

Market Road Antiques 519-746-1999

www.stjacobs.com

ST. MARYS N-10

Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters 226-661-8000

www.snappingturtlecoffee.com

ST. THOMAS M-14 (ALSO SEE TALBOTVILLE)

Elgin County Tourism 877-463-5446 (ex168)

www.elgintourist.com

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

www.stepac.ca

Antiques on the Side 519-633-8190

Find us on Facebook

Berry Hill Limited 519-631-0480

www.berryhilllimited.com

Briwood Farm Market 519-633-9691

www.briwoodfarmmarket.com

Canadale Nurseries Ltd. 519-631-7264

www.canadale.com

Elgin County Heritage Centre 519-631-1460

www.elgin-county.ca

Elgin Military Museum 519-633-7641

www.theelginmilitarymuseum.ca

New Sarum Diner 519-773-3101

www.newsarum.com

Purely Wicked Gift Store 226-224-8559

www.purelywicked.ca

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

Find us on Facebook

The Rusty Sign Shop 519-633-1043

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

ST. WILLIAMS R-15

Burning Kiln Winery 519-586-9858

www.burningkilnwinery.ca

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

Sarnia Tourism Information 800-265-0316

www.ontbluecoast.com

Downtown Market 519-328-2217

downtownmarketsarnia.ca

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

www.ducdorleans.com

Gallery in the Grove 519-869-4643

www.galleryinthegrove.com

Imperial Theatre 877-344-7469

www.imperialtheatre.net

Lawrence House Centre for the Arts 519-337-0507

www.lawrencehouse.ca

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

Find us on Facebook

Sipkens Garden Centre & Gifts 519-542-8353

www.sipkensnurseries.com

Stones ‘N Bones Museum 519-336-2100

www.stonesnbones.ca

SEAFORTH L-7

SELKIRK U-14

SHAKESPEARE O-9

Best Little Pork Shoppe 519-625-8194

www.porkshoppe.com

The Quilt Place 519-625-8435

www.thequiltplace.ca

SHEDDEN L-14

SIMCOE R-13

SOMBRA E-14

SOUTHAMPTON K-1

SPARTA N-14

Anything Used & Sparta Country Candles 519-775-0054

www.spartacandles.com

Steed & Co. Lavender 519-494-5525

www.steedandcompany.com

Our readers want to discover the most

Unique Shops,

Stops & Events

in Southwestern Ontario!

To Advertise in an Upcoming Issue,

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

SPRINGFIELD N-13

STRATFORD N-9

Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe 519-273-5773

www.yeoldefabricshoppe.com

STRATHROY K-12

ABQ Sewing 519-205-0523

www.amongbrendasquilts.com

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

www.dougandmarionsbikes.com

Elly Boersema Natural Health Foods 519-245-0556

Hamilton’s Bakery 519-245-0741

www.hamiltonsbakery.ca

TAVISTOCK O-9

TALBOTVILLE M-13 (ALSO SEE ST.THOMAS)

The Turkey Shoppe 519-633-0527

www.turkeyshoppe.com

TECUMSEH C-17

THAMESVILLE H-15

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

Sunshine Farms 519-692-4416

www.picklesplease.ca

THEDFORD I-10

Twin Pines Orchards 519-296-5556

www.twinpinesorchards.com

THORNDALE N-11

TILBURY E-18

TILLSONBURG P-13

Annandale National Historic Site 519-842-2294

www.tillsonburg.ca

Coyles Country Store 800-559-7350

www.coylescountrystore.com

Tillsonburg Antiques Plus 519-688-7770

www.antiquesincanada.com

TIVERTON L-1

TROY S-10

UNION M-15

VANESSA R-12

VITTORIA R-14

Kernal Peanuts 519-426-9222

www.kernalpeanuts.com

The Good Bread Company 519-428-1300

www.goodbreadcompany.ca

WALKERTON N-2

WALLACEBURG F-15

Wallaceburg Museum 519-627-8962

www.wallaceburgmuseum.ca

WALLACETOWN L-15

Backus-Page House Museum 519-762-3072

www.backuspagehouse.ca

WATERFORD R-13

Alice Street Antique Market 519-410-8821

Find us on Facebook

Chambers Pure Maple Products 519-443-8561

Find us on Facebook

C.J.’s Antiques 519-443-4197

www.cjsantiques.com

Waterford Antique Market 519-443-4064

www.waterfordantiquemarket.com

WATERLOO Q-8 (SEE ALSO KITCHENER)

WATFORD I-12

WELLESLEY P-8

WEST LORNE K-15

Natterjack Brewing Company 226-289-1472

natterjackbrewing.ca

WHEATLEY E-19

Briar Patch Studio 519-916-2407

Find us on Facebook & Instagram

WINDHAM CENTRE Q-13

Caresa Antiques 519-443-5856

WINDSOR B-17

Quilting Confections 519-250-8888

www.quiltingconfections.com

Rose Cottage Quilt Shoppe 519-730-1172

www.RoseCottageQuilt.com

WINGHAM M-5

WOODSTOCK P-11

Tourism Oxford 866-801-7368

www.tourismoxford.ca

WYOMING H-12

Copper Flats Bison Co. 519-726-1111

www.copperflatsbisonco.com

Lambton County Archives 519-845-5426

www.lambtonmuseums.ca/archives


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

Winter 2021/22 The song “Jingle Bells” was originally written for Thanksgiving.

Page 19


The

Daytripper

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

another awesome TOWN NAME

SHOP

LOCAL

you’ll be surprised!

411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia I 519-882-2350

Friday, December 3, 2021

5 p.m. Victoria Park – Service Club Treats, Lambton Central

Petrolia Optimist Angel Tree, and New Life Assembly Band

6 p.m. Victoria Park – Lighting of the Lights

6 – 9 p.m. Around Petrolia – Magical Tour of Lights – maps available

December 1 on Facebook, or at www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Saturday, December 4, 2021

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 396 Fletcher Street, Behind the Library - Petrolia’s First

Outdoor Christmas Market

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.* Downtown Petrolia – Christmas Shopping Event

*Hours vary based on each business.

2 p.m. Downtown Petrolia – Santa Claus Parade “All the Colours

of Christmas”

After the Parade Petrolia YMCA – Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Club

hosts “Santa at The Centre (Petrolia YMCA)”

For COVID-19 guidelines, and for more information please visit:

www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Upcoming Holiday Shopping Events

Hogan Pharmacy

Gramma’s Candy Store

November 1 7th Customer Appreciation Week

November 13 11 a.m.–3 p.m. One Year Anniversary and

November 16 Kick off to Christmas Event

Customer Appreciation Day!

November 23 Cosmetics Supreme Sparkle Event

December 3 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Respect Your Mother

December 7 Ladies Night – All Day and All Night Event

Holiday Open House

December 14 Men’s Night – All Day and All Night Event December 4 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Holiday Open House

December 21 Last Minute Christmas Event

Olde Post Office Gift Shoppe

The ArtZ Den

December 4 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Christmas Open House

November 19, 20 Christmas Open House

December 3 to 21 12 Days of Christmas

December 11 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Kids Shop Event

December 24 Men’s Shop Event

Always in Bloom

November 19 & 20 Christmas Open House

For COVID-19 guidelines, and for more information please visit: www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Page 20

Tongue Twister! Ten Tiny Tin Trains Toot Ten Times.

Winter 2021/22


Lake Huron

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There is so much to enjoy in PETROLIA, ALVINSTON and area

Open for

Breakfast, Lunch

& Dinner

Specials Posted Daily!

Tues.-Fri. 11am-7:30pm,

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,

Sat. & Sun. 9am-7:30pm

Closed Mondays

4211 Petrolia Line • Petrolia

Steps away from Victoria

Playhouse Petrolia 519-882-0400

The sofa stretches against the

wall beckoning you to sit. Pillows

and cushions in abundance grace

the corners and all along the back.

Decorator cushions that every decorator

encourages the purchase of to change

the look of a room. An inexpensive way

to update and compliment the “look”

you are striving for, “they say.” Definitely

cheaper than a sofa or a chair, but

everyone knows these accessories that

accent your decor are not inexpensive.

One pillow of choice can cost upwards

of $50.00. Maybe that is why we are so

intimidated by their massive cluster,

blousing the area in which we are

invited to sit, and have a refreshment.

We comply, finding the sofa welcoming

but the pillows restricting. Sitting erect,

holding the offered glass of liquid and

balancing a plate of tasty morsels on our

knee. Without permission to rearrange,

we fear the cushions smugly positioned

behind us.

Well to this I say, “Get control!”

Place the unwanted obstacles that

are preventing you from comfort, on

the floor or give them a firm punch,

• handmade signs • kitchen + table

• pillows + linens •faux greenery

• rugs + baskets • wall art/decor

4215 Petrolia Line, Petrolia

willowandoakpetrolia.com

A shop for both the modern

& classic Quilter!

4247 oil heritage rOad,

petrolia • 519-918-2226

now an authorized Dealer for:

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TUE-FRI

10-5,

SAT 10-2

preferably unobserved by your hostess,

align them to your spine or head as you

sit and chat with family and friends.

Fluff one up and stick it under your feet

on the coffee table, well, perhaps this

goes too far, but one could be propped

under your arm enabling your drink to

travel with ease back and forth to your

lips.

I suppose to a degree, intimidation of

pillows lies within the utmost respect of

our hosts individual decorating scheme.

Perhaps by tossing, fluffing, aligning

and generally rearranging these tools

of decor, we might disrupt the flow of

colour and continuity in our hostess’

home and by doing so we are saying

that we dislike her decorating skills.

Or just maybe we have a vague idea

of their price tags and therein lies our

total and unabashed intimidation which

leaves us sitting primly and under total

control of the decorator pillows, until

such time our hostess grants permission

saying, “Make yourself comfortable.”

You sigh, with undying gratitude,

as you place, fluff and rearrange the

obstacles of your discomfort.

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This one’s too easy, but

the Gordon Strathdee

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before a significant

change occurred.

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The Hint, from our

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was...

This might pop into view

as you head south on

Hwy. #73.

Where might you bee?

The Answer is:

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buildings, among the many

other attractions, at

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Winter 2021/22 The original voice of “The Grinch” was Boris Karloff.

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The

Daytripper

Now we’ve landed in OIL SPRINGS, WYOMING, CAMLACHIE & FOREST

The Winters of My Childhood

SHOP

LOCAL

By Susan Iedema, London

“When one door closes

another opens;

but we often look so long

and so regretfully upon

the closed door that

we do not see the one

which has opened for us.”

~

Alexander Graham Bell

When I was a kid, the season of winter

meant the arrival of fun, new activities

only the cold and snow could bring.

The house where I grew up was

located across the street from the

fairgrounds of our small town. A winter

carnival used to be held there complete

with snowmobiles races. An indoor

skating rink was also made in one of the

buildings on the site.

I remember the year a couple of my

uncles arrived with snowmobiles in tow.

The carnival was over, but the groomed

racetrack remained.

I climbed on the back of one of the

snowmobiles with my uncle and off we

went around the track. As we entered

one of the curves, my uncle tried to

gain a position higher on the bank.

Meanwhile, on the back, I was afraid to

look so closed my eyes. Unfortunately,

we weren’t going fast enough for the

feat and the snowmobile tumbled down,

with the eye opening result of the two of

us being deposited on the track below.

Fortunately for both of us, we walked

away unscathed.

The track was also utilized by my

siblings and me. Initially, my dad

obtained a used Polaris Snow Cruiser.

A black and white photograph from

the sixties shows him at the helm of

the beast with my siblings and I seated

behind him. The Polaris was eventually

replaced by a lighter, sportier model.

You could find my brother, sister and I

zooming, if you could call it that, around

the racetrack at the fairgrounds.

Other times, we’d head over to the

indoor skating rink. No fee was required

and the door always seemed to be open.

One outing I recall, my siblings and I

had the facility all to ourselves. At one

point I fell, but lay there in jest, only to

be jolted back to reality when my sister

accidentally skated over my finger! But

in the end, no real harm was done. My

appendage was still attached and not

even a scar ensued.

In our own backyard other activities

occurred such as snow fort or snowman

building or snowball fights. The latter were

best if an ambush occurred as it gave the

instigator the element of surprise. A large

mound of snow by our driveway led my

brother to carve out a sort of igloo from

it. However, no matter how hard I tried,

I could not bring myself to pass through

the entrance to get inside! I don’t believe I

ever succeeded at doing so.

The snowfall events that happened

obviously left an impression as evidenced

by the snapshots I have of those times.

One shows my mother in her brown,

faux fur, winter jacket making her way

along the sidewalk which was bordered

by chest high banks of snow. She kept

one eye on the sidewalk behind her when

my brother emerged from the house in

haste, thus coatless, in an attempt to

sneak up behind her. But she was on to

him as he had a habit of kidding around.

Other pictures show the backyard deep

in snow with a sole set of footprints

leading to the garage. Probably my dad

checking on the rabbits housed inside.

Now, other than my winter walks, I

am usually a spectator of such events

rather than the instigator or a participant.

Although watching can be just as fun! As

are looking back on the winters of my

childhood.

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Why does Santa have three gardens? So he can Ho-Ho-Ho!

Winter 2021/22


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

Bring a cooler on these trips to buy local foods - Yule be glad you did!

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Book your PRIVATE

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Phrase Origins

Two Shakes

of a

Lamb's Tail

Refers to doing something quickly,

with no pause or hesitation, and

nowadays has been shortened to

“two shakes” because not as many

people are growing up around

livestock. The phrase originates

from an 1840 book and of course

refers to how fast lamb’s shake

their tails (really fast). A shake is

now considered to be a unit of time

equal to 10 nanoseconds.

Browse our shops, enjoy a meal at

one of our fantastic restaurants,

and take in a movie at the historic

Kineto Theatre!

One of the world’s oldest theatres!

DUTCH

When I go to bed, I leave my

troubles in my clothes.

To go slowly and to live a long

time are two brothers.

Too far east is west.

'Tis a good word that can

better a good silence.

Christmas Will Be Very Special This Year!

Our store is

Decorated

for Nov.1st!

Who wants the last drop out of

the can gets the lid on his nose.

A bee without a sting makes no honey.

"Mine" and "Thine" is the source of all lawsuits.

A cat that is locked up may change into a lion.

God gives birds their food, but they must fly for it.

The morning hour has gold in its mouth.

A lie has short legs, truth overtakes it.

Many toil hard to earn a loaf

when a slice is sufficient.

Who gives to me teaches me to give.

Do good and don't look back.

Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience.

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Winter 2021/22 Merry Christmas in Italian - “Buone Feste Natalizie” or “Buon Natale”

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Lake Huron

The

Daytripper

Hwy. #21 to KETTLE & STONY POINT FN, THEDFORD, PORT FRANKS & GRAND BEND

• Visit the Bunnies,

Guinea Pigs,

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• Cacti & Succulents

• Amazing Décor & Gifts

• Annuals & Hanging Baskets

• Shrubs, Trees & Perennials

• Fantastic Selection of House Plants

CHRISTMAS

OPEN HOUSE

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Year Round!

• Santa visits both days

• Dutch Fritters

• Kids can make a FREE

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Steve McGarrett, “Hawaii Five-O”

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“Good grief.”

“Hey hey HEEY!”

“Yada, yada, yada.”

“Book ‘em, Danno.”

“We are 2 wild & crazy guys!”

“Dyn-o-mite!”

“Yabba dabba do!”

“Whatchoo talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?”

“Where’s the beef?”

“Here’s Johnny!”

Steve Martin & Dan Aykroyd

Czech playboys, “SNL”

Charlie Brown, “Peanuts” special

Fred Flintstone, “The Flintstones”

J.J., “Good Times”

C.

D.

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Wendy’s ad G.

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Arnold Drummond,

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Ed McMahon,

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The “12 Days of Christmas” refer to Dec. 26 to Jan. 6

Winter 2021/22


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

The Christmas Skunk

We passed the bowl around the room,

each person reaching in to draw the name of

a family member for whom they would buy

a Christmas gift. Normally I was lighthearted

about this annual Thanksgiving tradition.

This time, I was suddenly subdued when

they placed the bowl in my hands. It was one

of those moments when you just know that

you’re being nudged to pay attention. I was

not surprised, then, at the name on my slip

of paper: Annie.

Doctors had diagnosed Annie with

ovarian cancer the year I drew her name

out of the bowl. Although she never said

it, we all did: ‘Why Annie?” The disease

seemed to be especially ruthless to take

up residence in one so undeserving. It had

spread rapidly, leaving her wasted and thin

by Thanksgiving. We knew it’d be touch and

go for her to make it to Christmas, and yet,

that was her final request for herself: “Just

one more Christmas, please.”

Annie was the most giving and servanthearted

person I’d ever met. She always

had a smile ready for anyone, no matter

how rotten her day had been. Often, while

the rest of us lounged, talking and laughing,

she’d be busily cleaning up after everybody

or looking after the needs of our children as

well as her own. Annie always worked hard.

She kept a full-time job, often took care of a

special-needs aunt, and kept house for her

ailing mother-in-law as well as her own. She

volunteered a lot of time and energy to her

church, usually strumming her guitar and

singing songs with the children.

The family had many laughs over Annie’s

simple child-like ways. She was the gullible

one who was easily persuaded that whatever

the salesman at the door or on the phone had

to sell was the best product or program on the

market. She’d come armed with pamphlets

and a beaming face,

convinced that she

held the world’s best-kept secret in her

hands. She was the kind of person who filled

her house with cats because she didn’t have

the heart to turn away strays.

One summer, she even took in two baby

skunks that her Alzheimer-stricken motherin-law

had mistaken for kittens and had

placed in a mother cat’s nest. She took them

with her everywhere she went, feeding them

every four hours around the clock from a

tiny bottle with a special formula. One of

the skunks wandered back into the woods as

soon as it was mature enough, but the other

became attached to Annie and stayed until

the fall. Annie delighted in this little creature.

She named him ‘Stinky’ and bragged about

him to everyone that would listen. He often

came back to see her and for the treats she’d

have for him. During Annie’s battle with

cancer, she would often talk about Stinky.

The little skunk was a ray of sunshine in her

grim existence.

I was in an awkward dilemma. What does

one buy a dying woman for Christmas? All

the regular gifts that would normally bring

pleasure seemed so irrelevant. A sweater?

No. The latest technological device invented

to make life easier? Hardly. A gift certificate?

Uh-uh. I was at a loss and everyone was too

distracted by Annie’s worsening condition

to help me out. Yet I continued to sense

the nudging that I was not to get some

lame gift that would, in essence, deny

Annie’s precarious circumstances. It was to

be a special gift; something that would be

meaningful to her for whatever time she had

left.

Two days before Christmas I found myself

wandering through the mall. On a whim, I

walked into a gift shop that sold the popular

by Helen Bergen, Sparta

from Daytripping Christmas 2005

Beanie Baby stuffed animals. I

knew that the Beanie Baby line

carried various animals, but would there,

by any chance, be a skunk included in the

collection?

We gathered in Annie’s hospital room

on Christmas Eve. Her sisters had come in

earlier to help Annie get dressed and do her

hair. She was radiant that day. Her smile was

almost bigger than her face. We took some

pictures, sang songs, and said prayers. Then,

in keeping with tradition, we exchanged the

gifts, one by one.

A hush fell over the room when I placed

my parcel in Annie’s hands. It seemed that it

suddenly dawned on everyone how awkward

the moment could be. Even Annie seemed

apprehensive. I held my breath too, but in

excitement and anticipation, never taking

my eyes off her face. She let out a squeal of

sheer delight when she pulled the little skunk

out of its wrappings, then another when I

pointed out the name on its tag: Stinky! After

she’d finished laughing and hugging it, she

placed it on her shoulder, where it stayed for

the rest of the evening.

What a comfort to realize that God

concerns Himself with every detail of our

lives. Behind Annie’s plea for “one more

Christmas” was a longing that she couldn’t

articulate: that the magic of the Christmas of

childhood might be true after all. Maybe the

perfect gift, the delight of her heart, would

be hers this year, and she would live happily

ever after. God took note of the deep down

longing - hidden though it was - even from

herself, and through a Beanie Baby skunk

named Stinky affirmed that the magic is

real. Though her body was wasted and her

days on earth would soon be over, the delight

of Annie’s heart would be hers after all. Hers

to keep forever.

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Winter 2021/22 Tongue Twister! Bobby Brings Bright Bells.

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High School Essay Comparisons

Remember when your high school English teacher asked you to write an

essay that included an example of a simile or a metaphor as a comparison

between things? These are actual excerpts from high

school kids’ essays, showing

their comparisons.

• He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who

went blind from looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a

pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about

the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without a box with a pinhole in it.

• She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle

from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open.

• The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball

wouldn't.

• McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty Bag full of soup.

• From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal

quality, like when you're in a new time zone and Jeopardy isn’t on at 7:30.

• Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.

• Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.

• Bob was as perplexed as a hacker trying to access T:flw.quid\aaakk/ch@ung

but getting T:\flw.quidaaakk/ch@ung by mistake.

• He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.

• The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry

them in hot grease.

• Her date was pleasant enough, but she knew that if her life was a movie, this

guy would be buried in the credits as something like "Second Tall Man."

• Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy

field toward each other like 2 freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36

pm traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 pm at 35 mph.

• The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after Dr. on Dr. Pepper.

• John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had

also never met.

• The thunder was ominous-sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of

metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.

• His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like

underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

• The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon.

• Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

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Why was Santa’s helper depressed? He had low elf esteem!

Winter 2021/22


Lake Huron

MI

ONTARIO

NY

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Featuring over 18 varieties of homemade pies

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bread, tarts, muffins, cookies & cheesecake.

All items are baked fresh daily.

Gluten conscious baking now available!

Happiness is Homemade

Who says happiness

can’t be homemade?

It’s been two decades,

but yesterday found

me on the same

snowy riverbank

where I’d spent many

happy youthful hours.

I was accompanied by

an energetic nine year

old. We were at the

mid-morning mark

of our home school

session and in “recess

modea” and I’d dug out my old crazy

carpet for the occasion. It hadn’t seen

“the hill” any more recently than I, and

already sported one crack from poor

storage. Not to be deterred, we trudged

Millbank’s slushy streets in search of

adventure!

Upon reaching the hill, it was

determined that I, as the teacher, should

take the trial run. Well, the slope had

seemingly shrunk (perhaps since I no

longer viewed it through a child’s eye)

but the thrill of the wind in your face

hadn’t diminished! An ice chunk slowed

my descent; I’d stopped in the reeds. Due

By Deborah Jantzi, Millbank

to the carpet’s brittle

condition I returned it

to street level with an

additional jagged rip,

vertical this time.

My charge was

now brave enough

to take his turn. To

his delight, he lost a

portion of carpet on

the way down. So it

continued; after every

run I collected more

orange pieces for our

growing garbage pile. Instead of being

disappointed at the short-lived mode

of transportation, my student, instead,

had a great time watching the carpet

disintegrating.

Just when it looked like the final 6”

x 6” piece would barely continue to cut

it, we spotted a heavy duty plastic bag

blown under the bridge. A brand new

“sled!”

It worked surprisingly well. I even

took a few more rides. Who needs

a real, store-bought toboggan when

you’ve an imagination and don’t mind a

few bruises? Happiness IS homemade!

Our Readers Are our Writers!

WRITERS WANTED!

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Getting

to be Santa

By C. W. Tiffin,

Chatham

My dad was always the biggest kid

at Christmas time that I ever knew. He

was always the first one up Christmas

morning and always the most excited

about seeing the surprise on the faces

of those as they opened their presents—

especially if those opening them were

his own children or his grandchildren,

or anyone else’s for that matter.

Eventually the entire family, my folks,

my sisters, and my wife and children,

had grown to be too large a crowd for

anyone of our households. Through

the years we each took turns holding

Christmas at our respective homes but

the size of the families had grown larger

each year it seemed. Especially when

some of our children got old enough to

get married and then started families

of their own. And so, one year dear old

Dad came up with an alternative: we

would each have our own Christmas

with our children and their kids at

home, and then all get together at a

hall after dinner to exchange gifts with

Mom and Dad and have a potluck type

supper. Sounded good!

The Kinsmen Hall in Chatham was

too large but it had a room off to one

side called the Kinnet lounge, which was

just about the right size to comfortably

accommodate the whole clan. This

was the hall that we rented. It had

heat and a cook stove and dishes and,

well, everything that we would need.

They even had a Christmas tree all

decorated! Still, there seemed to be one

thing missing, something that my older

sister, Lorraine, thought of. Somewhere,

she knew this person that had a Santa

Clause outfit. All that was needed was

a fat man to wear it and yell, “Ho! Ho!

Ho!” as he passed out the presents to all.

The kids would go nuts. That was where

I came in. “You would be just right for it

Claude,’’ she exclaimed.

Actually, at the time, it sounded good.

I had always thought about how much

fun it would be to play Santa and now,

here was my chance!

Christmas afternoon we were all

gathered in the Kinnet lounge. About six

of the grandchildren were just the right

age: that age where they still believed in

Santa, and of course they were excited.

My sister whispered in my ear that it

was almost time for Santa to appear

and start handing out the presents from

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beneath the tree. It was exciting for

me—just like Superman jumping into

the phone booth to change, I ducked

out the door into the larger room in the

auditorium for the transformation. It

was only then that I came face to face

with the Santa Claus costume. It came

complete with a beard and his boots.

Now if you have never worn one

of these Santa suits, you are in for a

surprise. It was no problem fitting into

the suit, it was tailored for a pot bellied

fellow. The boots fit as well. That beard

though, that was something else. First,

it was instant heat. Secondly, whoever

had been the last one to wear it must

have been a chain smoker because

the beard had turned a sickly yellow

and I was nearly suffocated with the

intensely strong smell of nicotine

that now engulfed my nose! I began to

sneeze and choke all at the same time

and immediately felt sorry for those

Santas that wear these things every

day for a week or two before Christmas

each year. No wonder some of those

professional Santas, those that the kids

pull on their whiskers to see if they

are the ‘real Santa’ grow real beards.

Getting one’s whiskers pulled would be

nothing to what I was now experiencing

with this smelly old bush in my face!

At any rate, I was now ready to leave

the phone booth, as it were. I picked up

the leather belt holding the four or five

bells that were attached, flung open the

door and burst upon the scene yelling,

“Merry Christmas!” at the top of my

lungs.

The older ones began to clap and

yell, “Hi Santa!” and the little ones

stood there, faces aglow, clapping. A

wonderful sight except for one little

blonde-haired girl, my granddaughter

Alicia, who recognized my voice right

off the bat!

With huge eyes she turned to my

wife and said, “What’s Grandpa doing

wearing Santa Claus’s clothes? Why has

he got Santa’s boots on? He’s being silly

Grandma! Tell him to take off Santa’s

clothes!”

Alicia had broken the rule. She

had blown my cover. The rest of the

grandchildren, those younger than she

still was, had a look of wonder on their

faces as I turned to make a hasty exit.

Behind me all of the adults in the

family were yelling, “Come back, Santa!

You have to pass out the presents!”

I was moving on though, through the

door which I had just passed moments

before. My triumphant entrance that

quickly turned into a humbling defeat

as the door closed behind me and

Superman went back to his street

clothes. NEVER AGAIN shall I suffer

the humiliation of exposure by a little

child. Alicia still gave me heck when I

re-entered the hall in my civvies and

demanded to know what I had done

with Santa’s boots! Darn that kid!

Anyway, the pictures that were took

turned out nice. Pictures don’t talk, you

know. There was the rest of the little

ones smiles on their face, looking up at

a Santa that really didn’t look all that

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Events are listed FREE for non-profit groups (space permitting). DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD .

ONGOING EVENTS

ongoing Brantford Fri 9-2 Sat 7-2 Farmers’ Market www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

ongoing Burlington Z’otz* Collective Eccentric Coincidence exhibit at gallery www.agb.life

ongoing Burlington Marina Dempster & Meera Sethi exhibit at Gallery www.agb.life

ongoing Grand Bend North Lambton Quilter’s Guild Show at Heritage Museum www.heritagemuseum.ca

ongoing Grand Bend Nnigiiwemin/We are going home exhibit at Museum www.heritagemuseum.ca

ongoing London Sat 8-3 Sun 10-2 Farmers’ & Artisan Market www.marketwfd.com

ongoing Stratford The Chocolate Trail - purchase passes www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail

ongoing Stratford Saturday Farmers’ Market 7am-12pm www.stratfordagriculturalsociety.com

ongoing Simcoe Thursdays - Farmers’ Market 8am-2pm www.localline.ca/simcoefarmersmarket

ongoing Windsor Lemon Fizz Bom - through May 2023 www.quiltingconfections.com

ongoing Woodstock Saturday Farmers’ Market 7am-12pm www.woodstockfairgrounds.com

Nov-Dec Sarnia “Wrap it Up & Put a Bow on it” local art & gifts shop.lawrencehouse.ca

til Nov 5 Facebook Mystery Quilt-Along - Facebook Group Event www.quiltingconfections.com

til Nov 7 Ontario Ontario Garlic Week - many events www.torontogarlicfestival.ca

til Nov 7 Milton Pumpkins After Dark - 2.5 km driving tour (tickets) wwww.pumpkinsafterdark.com

til Nov13 Bright Hobbies, Crafts & Collections exhibit 519-684-7225

til Dec 23 St. Thomas “My Story, My Tattoo” exhibit www.elgincounty.ca/museum

Nov2-Dec22 St. Thomas Christmas Open House - Book appt Tues/Wed/Thurs www.berryhill.ca

Nov6-Dec18 Brights Grove Gifts of the Season, featuring pieces by local artists www.galleryinthegrove.com

Nov12-28 St .Jacobs St. Jacobs Sparkles www.stjacobsvillage.com

Nov14-Dc11 Windsor Make & Take Classes $15 - see website for details www.quiltingconfections.com

Nov15-Dc14 Grand Bend Virtual Holidays @ Heritage school program (Mon/Tues) www.heritagemuseum.ca

Nov18-Dc12 Amherstburg Gibson Gallery Holiday Artisan Shoppe www.gibsongallery.com

Nov18-Dc23 Dresden Thursday night (til 8) shopping, lights, music & more www.dresden.ca

Nov19-Ja14 Windsor Winter Fest www.downtownwindsor.ca

Nov20-Dc19 Port Stanley Santa Treats Train Ride - Sat/Sun only www.pstr.on.ca

Nov20-Dc31 Amherstburg River Lights Winter Festival www.visitamherstburg.ca

Nov20-Jan 5 Kingsville Fantasy of Lights with Train Ride Tours www.fantasyoflights.ca

Nov23-Dc12 Petrolia Starbright Christmas at Victoria Playhouse Petrolia www.thevpp.ca

Nov26-Jan8 Burlington Festival of Lights www.burlingtonfestivaloflights.com

Nov26-Jan9 LaSalle Holiday Lights www.lasalle.ca

Nov27-Dec Dresden Rotary Park Illumination Tour (self-guided) & family activities www.dresden.ca

Nov29-Dc23 Tillsonburg Christmas on the First Floor at Annandale www.tillsonburg.ca

Nov29-Dc23 Tillsonburg Games & Toys from the past exhibit at Annandale www.tillsonburg.ca

Dec3-Jan9 Windsor Bright Lights Windsor www.cityofwindsor.ca

Dec17-Ja28 Stratford Lights on Stratford www.lightsonstratford.ca

NOVEMBER 2021

1 London Coeur de Pirate at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

3 Aylmer 8th Annual Ladies Night at Elgin Feeds www.elginfeeds.com

5 London The Stampeders - Celebrating 50 years www.centennialhall.london.ca

5-6 Aylmer Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Festival Sale www.mcson.org

5-6 Sarnia Autumn Open House at the Downtown Market www.downtownmarketsarnia.ca

5-7 Kingsville Christmas Open House at Attic Treasures 519-965-3647 or Facebook

5-7 Kingsville Christmas Open House at W&W www.windblownandweathered.com

5-7 Paris Christmas in Paris Artisan Show & Sale at Fairgrounds www.christmasinparis.ca

5-7 Princeton Christmas Open House at Shop in Princeton www.theshopinprinceton.ca

6-7 Woodstock Holiday Market at the Polish Hall www.OxfordCountyAndAreaExpos.com

8 Burlington Soup bowl fundraiser by Art Gallery Burlington www.agb.life/soup-bowl-to-go

12 Grand Bend Light Up Grand Bend Facebook “The Jingle Bells Group”

12-13 Listowel Christmas Open House at Kitchen Cupboard & Ice Box www.shopkci.ca

12-14 London Christmas Open House at A&M Garden Centre www.amgardencentre.ca

12-14 Dutton Christmas Open House at Celtic Ridge Farms www.celticridgefarms.com

STORE O E & MEAT SHOPPE

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

in partnership with Christmas Holiday Tour

Nov. 12-14 • Fri 12-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4

Farm Raised Meats, Gourmet Food Items

and Elgin County Artisans

27401 Celtic Line, Dutton • 226-884-5304

12-14 Rodney Rodney and Area - Country Holiday Tour Find us on Facebook or Instagram

12-18 Waterloo Black Friday Sale at Market Road Antiques www.stjacobsmarket.com

13 Blenheim Discover Art - Christmas in Blenheim 9-4 see facebook for more info

13 Innerkip Winter Market, 20+ Local vendors www.oxfordcountyandareaexpos.com

SHOP

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13 Komoka Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 10am-2pm www.middlesexevents.ca

13 Petrolia Customer Appreciation Day at Gramma’s Candy Store Find us on FB & IG

13 St. Thomas Christmas Bazaar at St. Thomas Anglican Church 8-noon 519-631-7368

14 Burlington Visit with Santa at the Museum www.museumsofburlington.ca

14 Woodstock Nostalgia Show & Sale - 180 Vendors! www.collectorshows.ca

Woodstock Nostalgia Show & Sale

Auditorium & Mutual/Market Buildings, Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis St.

SUNDAY, NOV. 14 • 9:30am to 3pm

PRICES: Early Admission 9:30-11am - $10/person

11:01am-1pm - $5/person • 1:01-3pm - $3/person

Cash admission • Current Covid protocols in effect

12+ vaccine proof required • 18+ proof & ID required

Capacity limit • Mask or full face shield mandatory

Vendor space or info: toyshow@kwic.com or 519-426-8875

Expanded to 2 BUILDINGS!

180 Vendor Tables!

The largest indoor Nostalgia &

Small Anque Show in Ontario.

CollectorShows.ca

Ontario Collector Shows

16 Petrolia Kick off to Christmas Event at Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

17 Harriston Ladies Night throughout downtown www.harristonrising.ca

17-20 Zurich Poinsettia Festival & Candlelight Event www.huronridge.ca

Huron Ridge Greenhouses

74101 1 Bronson Line, Zurich

GPS: (Bluewater)

519-565-2122

Annual

Poinsettia

Festival

and

Candlelight

Event

November 17-20

November 24-27

December 1-4

See website for hours

18-19 Brantford Walters Family Band - Christmas special www.sandersoncentre.ca

18-21 Blenheim Shop at Home for the Holidays See ad on Page 9

19 Belle River Stroll the Street www.belleriverbia.com

19 Ingersoll Deck the Halls Artisan Market at Creative Arts Centre www.creativeartscentre.com

19 Glencoe Santa Claus Parade www.glencoefair.ca

19 London Sunfest Salsa Night at London Music Hall www.londonmusichall.com

19 Palmerston Light up the Park 6-8pm www.allaboardpalmerston.ca

19 Petrolia Clickety Click Click - Virtual Shopping Event www.shoppetroliaonline.com

19 St. Marys Lighting of the Lights at Milt Dunnell Field www.discoverstmarys.ca

19-20 Camlachie Christmas Open House at Lake Life www.lakelifestudio.com

19-20 Petrolia Christmas Open House at Olde Post Office Gift Shoppe 519-882-0747

19-20 St.Williams Hometown for the Holidays craft show at Burning Kiln www.craftsathekiln.com

19-21 St. Marys Downtown Merchants Christmas Open House www.discoverstmarys.ca

19-21 Waterford Shop Santa’s Choice (look for posters in shop windows) -------

19-21 Woodstock Ding Dong, the Tax is Gone - participating businesses www.downtownwoodstock.ca

20 Brantford Beatles Tribute - “Ones - Beatles Hits” www.sandersoncentre.ca

20 Dundas Hamilton Day - a support small business shopping event www.downtowndundas.ca

20 Exeter Santa Claus Parade 6 pm www.experienceexeter.ca

20 Harriston Santa Claus Parade 7 pm www.town.minto.on.ca

20 Ingersoll Festive Market, 20+ Local vendors www.oxfordcountyandareaexpos.com

20 Kingsville Santa Claus Parade 6 pm & Lighting of the Lights www.fantasyoflights.ca

20 London Alan Doyle - Rough Side Out Tour at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

20 St. Thomas Horton Christmas Market 11-5 www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

20 St. Thomas Horton Night Market 7-10pm www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

20-21 Waterford Christmas Open House with local artisans at Chambers Maple Find us on Facebook

21 Stratford ‘Love Story’ by Innerchamber www.innerchamber.ca

22-27 Aylmer Christmas Sale at Aylmer Thrift Store www.mcson.org

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23 Petrolia Cosmetics Supreme Sparkle Event at Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

24-27 Zurich Poinsettia Festival & Candlelight Event (see ad above) www.huronridge.ca

24-27 Ripley Black Friday Sale at Shoreline Chic Find us on Facebook or Instagram

25-27 Listowel Deck the Halls Christmas Open House www.npchamber.com

26 Woodstock Festive Friday - specials at participating businesses www.downtownwoodstock.ca

26-27 Woodstock Carriage Rides with Santa at Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

26-27 Woodstock Pop Up Arts Market www.downtownwoodstock.ca

26-28 Port Stanley Dickens’ Days Weekend 519-782-7847

27 Brantford Christmas Open House at Old World Marketplace 11-4 519-900-1928 or FB/IG

27 Dresden Downtown Christmas Night Market 3-8 pm www.dresden.ca

27 Leamington Community Christmas Parade www.leamingtonchamber.com

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NovEMBER 2021 continued

27 Komoka Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 10am-2pm www.middlesexevents.ca

27-28 Grand Bend Christmas Open House at Westland Greenhouses www.westlandgreenhouses.com

27-28 St. Thomas Black Magic Friday Sale at Purely Wicked www.purelywicked.ca

27-28 Woodstock Holiday Market at the Polish Hall www.OxfordCountyAndAreaExpos.com

DECEMBER 2021

also see "ongoing events" previous page

1 London Sonreal at London Music Hall www.londonmusichall.com

1-4 Zurich Poinsettia Festival & Candlelight Event (see ad prev. pg) www.huronridge.ca

1-8 Wyoming Christmas Open House at BlackCherry Farms www.blackcherryfarms.com

3 Blenheim Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade 7 pm www.blenheim-ck.ca

3 Petrolia Lighting of the Lights & Treats at Victoria Park 5-6 pm www.town.petrolia.on.ca

3 Petrolia Magical Tour of Lights 6-9 pm, maps available www.town.petrolia.on.ca

3 Petrolia Respect Your Mother Open House at Gramma’s Candy Store Find us on FB & IG

3-4 Sarnia Christmas Open House at the Downtown Market www.downtownmarketsarnia.ca

3-4 Woodstock Carriage Rides with Santa at Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

3-4 Woodstock Pop Up Arts Market www.downtownwoodstock.ca

3-21 Petrolia Twelve Days of Christmas at Olde Post Office Gift Shoppe Find us on Facebook

4 Alvinston Mudmen in Concert - advance tickets required www.mudmen.ca

4 Brantford Candlelight Christmas Celebration at Bell Homestead www.bellhomestead.ca

Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Saturday ay

Dec. 4th, 11th 1th &18th •59pm

5-9 94 Tutela Heights Rd., Brantford

519-756-6220 • www.bellhomestead.ca

by donation

4 Chatham A Christmas Spectacular with Pete Paquet www.chathamcapitoltheatre.com

4 Ilderton Outdoor Christmas Market 4-8 pm Ilderton BIA on Facebook

4 Innerkip Winter Market, 20+ Local vendors www.oxfordcountyandareaexpos.com

4 Palmerston Santa Claus Parade 7pm www.town.minto.on.ca

4 Petrolia Christmas Open House at The ArtZ Den www.artzden.ca

4 Petrolia Outdoor Christmas Market & In-Store Shopping Event www.town.petrolia.on.ca

4 Petrolia Santa Claus Parade followed by “Santa at the Centre” www.town.petrolia.on.ca

4 Petrolia Holiday Open House at Gramma’s Candy Store Find us on FB & IG

4 Rodney Night Market 4-9pm see Facebook

4 Strathroy Downtown Christmas Event www.downtownstrathroy.ca

4 Windsor Santa Claus Parade 6pm www.windsorparade.org

4-5 Kingsville Christmas Artisan Market at Lakeside Park Pavilion www.fantasyoflights.ca

5 Ancaster Family Fun Christmas Market at Fairgrounds Tickets - www.eventbrite.ca

5 Colchester Viewpointe Winery Tractor Parade www.viewpointewinery.com

6-7 Copenhagen Fixins Christmas Craft Market www.fixinsevents.com

6-17 Tillsonburg Annual Holiday Arts Market at Station Arts www.stationarts.ca

7 Kingsville Paws & Claus 6-8 pm at Lakeside Park Pavilion www.fantasyoflights.ca

7 Petrolia Ladies Night - All Day & Night Event at Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

8-9 London Chantal Kreviazuk sings at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

9 St. Marys Creative Country Candle Class www.stonehomecreatives.ca

9-12 Burlington Holiday Market www.burlingtonholidaymarket.com

10 Sarnia Bluewater Chamber players, Lawrence House Find us on Facebook

10-11 Woodstock Carriage Rides with Santa at Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

11 Ancaster Christmas Craft Show at Fairgrounds See Facebook for more info

11 Brantford Candlelight Christmas Celebration (also Dec 4 & 18) www.bellhomestead.ca

11 Brantford Holidaze Shopping Event at Fairview Community Centre See Facebook for info

11 Dresden Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade 6 pm www.dresden.ca

11 Essex Santa Claus Parade 6pm www.windsorparade.org

11 Harriston Candyland Christmas with Mrs. Claus at Tannery Park www.harristonrising.ca

11 Petrolia Kids Shop Event at The ArtZ Den www.artzden.ca

11 Strathroy Downtown Christmas Event www.downtownstrathroy.ca

11 Woodstock Pop Up Arts Market www.downtownwoodstock.ca

11-12 Woodstock Holiday Market at the Polish Hall www.OxfordCountyAndAreaExpos.com

12 London Molly Johnson at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

12 London Cat & Nat - In Real Life in Real Clothes www.centennialhall.london.ca

12-24 St. Marys 12 Days of Christmas at Stone Home Creatives www.stonehomecreatives.ca

14 London Danko Jones at London Music Hall www.londonmusichall.com

14 Petrolia Mens Night - All Day & Night Event at Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

16 London The Next Generation Leahy at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

17 Tillsonburg Poinsettia Tea & Tour at Annandale www.tillsonburg.ca

17-18 Woodstock Carriage Rides with Santa at Museum Square www.downtownwoodstock.ca

17-19 Petrolia The VPP Christmas Jamboree www.thevpp.ca

18 Brantford Candlelight Christmas Celebration (also Dec 4 & 11) www.bellhomestead.ca

18 Harriston Harriston Shines 5-6pm at Tannery Park www.harristonrising.ca

18 Ingersoll Festive Market, 20+ Local vendors www.oxfordcountyandareaexpos.com

18 St. Thomas Yule Ball Open House at Purely Wicked www.purelywicked.ca

18 Strathroy Downtown Christmas Event www.downtownstrathroy.ca

18 Woodstock Pop Up Arts Market www.downtownwoodstock.ca

19 Belle River Ho ho holiday - Stroll the Street Belle River www.belleriverbia.com

19 Sarnia Concert for Huron House - Bad Men Assoc, Loviet & Texas King 519-466-7230

decEMBER 2021 continued

19 Woodstock Holiday Market at the Polish Hall www.OxfordCountyAndAreaExpos.com

21 London Voces8 at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

21 Petrolia Last Minute Christmas Event at Hogan Pharmacy 519-882-1840

24 Petrolia Mens Shop Event at The ArtZ Den www.artzden.ca

27 Windsor Symphony Orchestra - The Snowman www.capitoltheatrewindsor.ca

31 Palmerston Fire and Ice 7-8pm www.town.minto.on.ca

31 St. Marys Fireworks 6pm from Grand Trunk Trestle www.discoverstmarys.ca

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8 London Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

8-9 London Bridal Expo www.londonbridalexpo.com

22 Sarnia Jeff Leeson comedy show at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

22 Windsor Bee Gees Dinner Show at Chrysler Theatre 519-252-6579

23 Windsor Junie B Jones the musical at Chrysler Theatre 519-252-6579

29 Windsor Legends of Motown at Chrysler Theatre 519-252-6579

FEBRUARY 2022

5 Windsor The Piano Men Dinner Show at Chrysler Theatre 519-252-6579

12 London Arkells concert at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

12 Sarnia Classic Albums live - Tom Petty at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

13 London King’s Singers at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

13 Stratford Kindess by InnerChamber www.innerchamber.ca

15 London Tom Segura tour at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

18 Sarnia Irish Rovers at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

19 Innerkip Women’s Expo at Millside Stables www.oxfordcountyandareaexpos.com

19 London The Glorious Sons at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

27 Sarnia Bluewater Chamber Players at Sarnia Public Library FB bluewaterchamberplayers

MARCH 2022

5 Windsor Jumpin’ Jack Flash Dinner Show at Chrysler Theatre 519-252-6579

6 Stratford ‘Flow’ InnerChamber www.innerchamber.ca

11 London Five Alarm Funk concert at London Music Hall www.londonmusichall.com

24 Sarnia Matt Anderson in concert at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

25 Sarnia Classic Albums Live - Rolling Stones - Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

30-31 London Luke Combs in concert at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

APRIL 2022

3 London William Prince at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

3 Stratford ‘Heartland’ by InnerChamber www.innerchamber.ca

7 London Billy Talent & Rise Against at Budweiser Gardens www.budweisergardens.com

9 Sarnia The Stampeders in concert at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

12 London The Stampeders in concert at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

15 London Duelling Piano Show at Centennial Hall www.centennialhall.london.ca

20 Sarnia Donovan Woods in concert at Imperial Theatre www.imperialtheatre.net

22 London Home Free Dive Bar Saints concert www.londonmusichall.com

22 London Amanda Reaume in concert at Aeolian Hall www.aeolianhall.ca

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in Me

Persisting a few days, I was laid flat by

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like a pulled ligament or infection. Even

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spasms. I could barely breathe without

touching off another bout.

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Stuck staring at the ceiling,

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professional, caring hands that may be

the last that patients ever hold. Illness

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lifestyle from young to old. You’re no

longer able to help others—not when

you’re already running on empty.

One of our daughters asked me about

our role in society. As a “raconteur,”

it includes my various musings as a

storyteller. So, I see my role as simply

reflecting back to others what I’ve

learned—being the middleman—

and often, the ‘man in the mirror’

interpreting what I see. But at this

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I never stopped to think what

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now recall

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nothing else at all”

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Yesterday When I Was Young by

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our age group, or anything else, we

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May the flowers fill your heart

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May hope forever wipe away

your tears,

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– by Chief Dan George

The best thing? It’s never too late

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mine tell me that 70 years-old is the

new 50. Why not be grateful for what

we have while appreciating what others

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There’s always been anecdotal

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That’s the way I figure it.

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It was Christmas Eve, 1989. My

Victorian apartment was dressed

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Christmas tree looked pleased with

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long, beaded necklaces. A stubby

stool supported a Christmas plate of

homemade concoctions including three

rum balls, soggy and potent, as well as

a wine goblet of thick, bubbly eggnog.

I turned off the Christmas music and

with childlike glee switched on the t.v.

while humming the ghostly tune that

would introduce Alistair Sim in the 1951

black and white version of “A Christmas

Carol.” I was wearing a beautiful dress

covered protectively by a lace-trimmed

Christmas bib apron.

I sipped the cool nog and bit into the

buttery shortbread. The phone rang as

the opening credits rolled. My friend’s

father had just had a seizure. She was

heading to the hospital near me. I softly

reassured her and suggested she could

drop by if she needed to talk. As I hung

up I remembered my apartment buzzer

wasn’t working. Being on the second

floor I wouldn’t know when she arrived.

I kept crossing the room to the window,

leaning forward over a table to see if I

could spot her car. I think it was the third

time. I was straightening up after trying

to get a better view, when I realized I

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The Christmas I Set Fire to Myself

had leaned over a candle. I was on fire.

I forgot about stop, drop and roll,

instead using the nearest thing to

hand...my right hand, and I beat out the

flames at my chest. Blackened fabric

wafted slowly to the floor as I continued

to bat away. When the fire was out,

my apron’s bib had a black-ringed, ten

centimetre hole and my soft, white

dress had melted together at the front,

but my camisole had protected my skin.

Very, very soon I realized what I had

done. The flames had lapped between my

fingers. Blisters were erupting. I filled a

small plastic bowl with cold water, plunged

in my hand and tried to concentrate

on the Ghost of Christmas Past.

After an hour, I

experimentally lifted my

hand from the now tepid

water. As it broke the surface

it began to shake and the pain

was excruciating. I called

the hospital. “Sounds like

second degree burns”,

said the nurse. “What

you need to do, is keep it

in cold water overnight

if possible.”

By Vivienne Mathers, Dundas

With a bucket of water set on the

floor next to my bed, I lay at the edge

and trailed my hand down into it. I

managed to sleep without wetting the

bed in any sense of the word, and woke

knowing I had a full Christmas dinner to

prepare for my family who had no idea

how I had spent Christmas Eve.

The blisters were less pronounced.

If I kept slipping my hand under cold,

running water, I could peel the veggies.

My freezer was so small that a

single bag of niblet corn had filled it

to capacity, so the turkey was in the

fridge. I had never cooked a turkey. I

extricated it and heaved it into my sink

where I rinsed it and looked around

for something to use to dry it.

Wrapped in its bath towel, I

lugged my hollow main course

to its new aluminum pan and

maneuvered it carefully into

my oven.

When my family arrived I

showed them the remnants

of my dress and apron and

we opened our presents.

I regularly visited the

kitchen to lift lids, adjust

What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snowflakes!

knobs and listen to the turkey spit and

sputter. We would be eating in the kitchen.

All in all, my hand was feeling better and

everything was proceeding smoothly.

As I removed the turkey from the

oven, black acrid smoke began to fill the

room. My brother came in to see how

I was doing. His feet slid toward me as

he lurched backwards, saving himself

by grabbing the counter with one hand

and the stove with the other. As he tried

to right himself we both noticed that the

floor was covered in turkey grease. A wing

had pierced the tin foil pan. The oven,

too, was saturated with grease and the

smoke thickened as my family groped for

their chairs. My brother Bob opened the

two windows creating an icy December

cross breeze over the table, while Andrew,

fresh from mopping up floor grease, now

stood in the centre of the room holding

an oscillating fan over his head.

Undeterred, my dad began eating

while the rest of us, dazed and sooty,

passed the potatoes and parsnips. It

was Dad who broke the silence, his hair

stirring intermittently. “It tastes all right,

it could just do with being warmer.”

Since then I have moved. Even

though I offer each year to take my turn

hosting Christmas dinner, my family

seems perpetually haunted by the Ghost

of Christmas Past.

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To most folks this past Christmas

morning was just like many others. The

children wake you early even though

you know there will be a long day

ahead—you rise and smile and know

that once again you are blessed to be in

this most perfect of worlds where there

is plenty of food, lots of presents and

family you know will be coming home.

For us the day started as usual at

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November 20 & 21, 27 & 28

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A ride through Elgin County in early winter

from the warmth of a heated car.

Watch your children’s anticipation grow

as we near our destination to meet Santa.

Santa has treats for the kids!

snapping cold. But coming to the barns

is like coming into a different world with

the soft lowing of the cattle welcoming

you to their ever hungry world. It’s

always warm there and smells like

home. They lope over to greet you and

despite the fact you know they don’t

understand you greet them with “Merry

Christmas” tones and offer them extra

rations just because it’s Christmas for

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They dash around like mini tornadoes

scattering the lovely yellow straw in

every direction and essentially helping

you spread the blankets out for them

to lie on and chew their cud. Feeding

the corn silage and the hay somehow

feels extra special because that’s what

you do at Christmas—you eat a lot extra

and so should they have that option. We

always clean our plates at mealtime but

they seem smarter than us and back

off from eating too much. I guess they

don’t want to feel stuffed, but alas, beef

cattle always look full anytime, and have

no gauge to judge their fullness. The

older cattle saunter in from outdoors

with beautifully manicured blankets of

snow on their backs. Seemingly never

cold, they take a glance in the feeder for

anything new but, sorry, same corn into

the silo in fall, and same corn out for

winter feed. They shuffle over and stare

ponderously at the feed and then start

to munch down.

On to the chicken barns where they

are long arisen from their night time

slumber, (how in the world do they stay

upright on their perches without falling

off?) their noisy cackles announcing our

arrival and their rush to the opening

doors. Many peelings and scraps have

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Merry Christmas as we replenish their

water and give them an extra scoop of

food. I’m sure they don’t understand

our chatting but sometimes when their

egg offerings are down, I threaten them

with severe reprisals, and miraculously

they step up their game and give more

eggs—maybe they do understand?

Back to the house for our warm bowls

of porridge and toast. It’s always been

that way—first the animals get their

food and bedding and then the humans

get their breakfast. Our children all

grew up knowing that there would be

no presents until after chores, breakfast

and then chaos. It taught them a great

lesson that patience and kindness to

animals takes precedent over Christmas

presents.

After the last of the presents, it’s time

to get our feast ready for everyone to

enjoy. Turkey with all the trimmings

and extra candy lying about fills the

house to overflowing. A brief break in

the afternoon, and then thank goodness

it’s time to head out to the barn again

to wear off some of that extra pie

and whipping cream. We actually are

grateful we have a super excuse to get

out of the house and get a little exercise

before it’s time for supper. And that

was our Christmas Day—sure hope you

enjoyed yours.

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Anyone who is familiar with “The

Daytripper” and its many informative

articles will know about Ruth Sharon and

her countless yummy recipes. She was

the author of seven “Good Home

Cooking” fundraising cookbooks. These

books can be found in over 20,000

homes throughout Southwestern

Ontario.

Ruth has been writing recipe exchange

columns and nutritional information for

numerous publications for many years.

One of her favourites was being a part of

the Daytripping family. Her

accomplishments included, “The Sharon

Family Sampler Cookbook,” Windsor’s

“Centennial Souvenir Cookbook” and

multiple parish cookbooks including

Assumption, St. Therese and St. Angela

churches. She believed in healthy home

cooking and encouraged readers to

follow the nutritional guidance of

Canada’s Food Guide.

Ruth knew her stuff! Having raised a

family of six children and a husband who

appreciated good food, Ruth cooked up a

delicious variety of healthy food for

many years. She took great pride in

feeding the ones she loved.

I cannot seem to say enough about

this incredible woman. Ruth shone her

light wherever she went, showcasing her

community care at local home shows,

conventions, workshops as well as a

guest speaker on local radio and

television. She taught Healthy Home

Cooking classes at local community

centres and large food market chains,

hence the beloved name many people

will surely recognize… The Cookbook

Lady. She was awarded the Hospitality

Hero Award, an award that recognized

her as an excellent ambassador for her

countless contributions to her

community. Ruth’s life was vital and

life-giving.

Most important in her life-time

achievements and accomplishments is

the Ruth & Don Sharon Family. They

raised six children whom went on to

have numerous grandchildren, great

grandchildren and great-great

grandchildren. There is an age old

saying, “you can’t

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A Well Deserved Tribute to TwoVery

Special People, Don & Ruth Sharon

Submitted by Ann M. Sharon, Ruth’s Daughter-in-Law

keep a good man/woman down” and it

certainly applied to these two go-getters.

Don was a World War II veteran who

served overseas. After the conflict was

over, he returned to Canadian soil and

remained in the Windsor Regiment for

many years. His rank was Captain upon

his retirement.

While waiting for his return to Canada,

Don worked for the BBC, British

Broadcasting Corp. and upon his return

to Windsor he became the sound effects

man for CKLW radio. Then television was

introduced and he worked with the

Channel 9 television division for well over

45 years, retiring as Film Director/Film

Supervisor.

Don was a founding member of

Windsor’s annual Freedom Festival. This

spectacular fireworks display on the

Detroit River, was a celebration of the

United States Independence Day and our

Canada Day. He was awarded the “Paul

Lutzier Award” for being a founding

member and his contributions toward

true freedom.

An avid baseball fan, Don threw the

first pitch at Tiger Stadium. He enrolled

his youngest son, Donnie, in baseball and

eventually became the District

administrator and President of Little

League. He was also a dedicated “Travel

Hockey Dad.”

Between these two remarkable people,

I can honestly say their countless

contributions have truly blessed our

communities. I consider it an honour and

an absolute privilege to call these two

amazing people Mother-in-law and

Father-in-law. They have always shown

kindness, wisdom and love to all.

When my four children were younger

(many years ago) and I did not have the

answer to a question one of them would

ask, they would all say in unison, “We’ll

ask Grandma Sharon, she will know.”

They would call Grandma and indeed,

she would know. She had a loving answer

for them. We smile now thinking she was

like the original Google, long before

technology came into being.

Thank you to the Daytripping family

for the many years of serving our

community and showcasing

Ruth’s recipe column and her

heart. She always felt valued

and was honoured to share

with such a highly-valued

publication!

This incredibly amazing

woman has recently joined her

husband Don in Heaven. We

will all miss her boundless

energy, her infinite wisdom,

her kindness to everyone and

the never-ending love she

showered to all her family

members. I was fortunate, or

maybe I say wise enough, to

pick the best in-laws in the

world. I loved Ruth and Don

Sharon very much and am

so proud to be a Sharon.

Thank you Mum and Dad /

Grandma and Grandpa for

all the many wonderful

times you shared with us.

You both made our world a

better place.

Love Always,

Ann M. Sharon

Treasured Family Favourites

Publisher’s snote:

I came from a large family

of nine ne

and have

mentioned ne

the idea of sharing some of their family treasures es

and,

Family-Fave Meatloaf

avoid making ANY substitutions, it’ll be perfect every time. .

Just like Mama used to make!

MEATLOAF:

2 eggs, slightly beaten

2/3 cup milk

2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mix together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and bread. Add onions, carrots, cheese

and meat; mix well. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and add mixture.

GLAZE:

1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1/4 cup ketchup, bbq sauce or chili sauce

Combine glaze ingredients and spread over loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F from 1 to

1.5 hours. Allow to stand about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and

remove from pan. Slice. Makes 6 to 8 servings. VARIATION: If desired, use a

combination of ground beef, veal, pork, turkey or chicken.

Big-Batch Slumgullion

This is an old family recipe. Mom got it from her father. We ALL make it for our families now.

It’s a delicious dish to bring to a potluck, too. Leftovers (if you have any) will freeze well.

1 lb. short pasta (penne, fusilli, rotini)

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

2 lb. lean ground beef

3 onions, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced

2 ribs celery, sliced

1 sweet green pepper, chopped

1 lrg. can (369 ml) tomato paste

4 cups water

3 slices fresh bread, crumbled

1 onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup raw carrots, shredded

1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

2 lbs. lean ground beef

1 teaspoon each dried oregano & basil

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 pkg (10 oz/284 g) fresh spinach,

cooked, drained & chopped

1 lb. low-fat mozzarella cheese,

cut in small cubes

salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta until just al dente (tender but

firm), about 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add beef,

onions and garlic; cook, stirring, for a few minutes or until beef is no longer

pink. Drain off fat. Add mushrooms, celery and green pepper; cook for 5

minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste, water, oregano, basil and

parsley; simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Combine meat sauce, spinach, pasta and mozzarella cheese; season to taste with

salt and pepper. Spoon into lightly greased 16-cup/4 litre casserole dish.

Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, then Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F

& Grape Coleslaw Salad

1 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup sugar

4 cups finely shredded cabbage

(or coleslaw mix)

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup celery, chopped

1/4 cup green pepper, chopped

1 cup green grapes, halved

1/3 cup Miracle Whip

In a small bowl, mix together orange juice, sugar and Miracle Whip. In large bowl,

combine cranberries, slaw mix, celery, green pepper and grapes. Lightly toss all

ingredients. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour before serving. Makes approx.

12 servings at 1/2 cup per serving.

Holiday Cran-Ban Loaf (Cranberry & Banana)

You are sure to enjoy this appealing and moist Christmas Loaf. We often make it to

gift to friends and loved ones. It’s good! Makes 2 loaves.

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

2 cups mashed ripe bananas

2 teaspoon vanilla

2 teaspoon lemon juice

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries

or frozen cranberries

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup milk

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

1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in bananas, vanilla and lemon juice.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry

ingredients and 2 of milk. Fold in cranberries and pecans. Scrape into 2

oil-sprayed loaf pans, smoothing top.

Bake in centre of 350 degree F oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes

out clean, about 1-1/4 hours. Let cool in pan on a rack for 5 minutes. Remove

from pan, let cool completely. Wrap in plastic wrap; store at room temperature

for 24 hours before slicing. (MAKE-AHEAD: Store in airtight container for up to

2 days or overwrap in heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

We love you Mom & Dad! We will l

remain eternally e

ly

yours. XO

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Farm Market, Bakery, Hard Cider, Fruit Winery,

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BAYFIELD • Find us at 5 Local Farm Markets too!

519-482-1666 • www.bayfieldberryfarm.on.ca

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THE GARLIC BOX, HENSALL

Garlic growers & processors of 42 value-added

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14 ICECULTURE /HENSALL ICE CO.

Shard ice chilling chunks & Cocktail Ice.

81 Brock St., Hensall • 519-262-3500

15

Farm Raised

Beef,

Chicken

& Pork

" From our Farm to your Home"

OPEN Friday 10-5 & Saturday 9-3

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

www.bloomersfarm.com

16 CRUNICAN ORCHARDS 519-666-0286

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

23778 Richmond St., LONDON • Open Year Round!

17 KOMOKA COMMUNITY MARKET

Saturdays May-Thanksgiving 9-12pm • 1 Tunks

Lane, Komoka • komokacommunitymarket.com

18

19

THOMAS BROS

& U Pick Farm

OUR OWN FRESH PICKED PRODUCE

Jams •Syrups • Honey •Pickles

•Cheese •Baking •Crafts

519-652-5551 •Candies May-Oct

5856 56

COLONEL ONEL

TALBOT T ROAD, LONDON

HWY #4 NORTH OF 401

We’re OPEN

Monday to Friday

9am-5:30pm,

Saturday 9-4pm

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MARKET

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burgers, r e s schnitzel,

pies, ground & more!

10882 Sunset Rd., Talbotville, N5P 3T2

519-633-0527• www.turkeyshoppe.com

Saturdays 8-12

May-Oct.

!

BUY LOCAL! BUY FRESH!

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


TOWN NAME, TOWN NAME and another awesome TOWN NAME

20

Shop Briwood & Support Your Local Farmers

Your Produce,

Meat, Grocery,

Bulk Food,

Homemade

Baked Goods &

Pet Food Centre

FARM MARKET

8am to 8pm,

Saturday & Sunday

8am to 6pm

1030 Talbot St. at Fairview, St. Thomas • Owners: Brian & Sherwood • 519-633-9691

- and -

FARM MARKETS

20 HORTON FARMERS’ MARKET

Open every Saturday 8am-noon from Mother’s Day

Wkd til October. www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

Manitoba St., ST. THOMAS (1/2 block N. of Talbot St.)

20

• Fresh Produce

• Local or Ontario

Grown Apples

• Meats & Cheeses

Order early for

Christmas!

• Preserves • In-House Baking • Take Home Meals

11143 143 Highbury Ave. S.

WWW.HOWEFAMILYFARMS.CA

21 COYLES COUNTRY STORE Open 7 Days

Baking supplies, grains, sweeteners, spices, dried &

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

244282 Airport Rd. (Hwy. 19), TILLSONBURG

519-842-5945 • www.coylescountrystore.com

22

• Fresh Baking Daily

• Local Fresh

Vegetables

• Fresh Norfolk

Products Meat,

Cheese, Dairy,

Strawberries

OPEN Daily 9-6

& Sundays 10-5

500 Church St. E., Delhi

519-582-1114 • www.wholesomepickins.ca

CLICK & COLLECT Order Online/Curbside Pickup!

11

ST. THOMAS

OPEN

THRU

DEC!

23

HOME of NORFOLK COUNTY’S

APPLE CIDER DONUT

A complete line

of Apple Products!

• Fruit baskets for all occasions

• Bakery fresh pies, muffins, cookies

All popular varieties of Apples!

The Apple Place

99 Queensway E., SIMCOE

519-426-0640

OPEN Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm

24 BRANTFORD FARMERS’ MARKET

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

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

www.brantfordfarmersmarket.ca

25 GUNN’S HILL ARTISAN CHEESE

Swiss quality cheese, crafted right here. Visit &

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

445172 Gunns Hill Road, WOODSTOCK

26 THE BEST LITTLE PORK SHOPPE

Open Year Round • 519-625-8194

2146 Hwy 7 & 8 East, SHAKESPEARE

Whole Hog Sausage, Bacon, Ribs, Smoked Chops,

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

Gift Shop & more! www.porkshoppe.com

27 ZEHR’S COUNTRY MARKET

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

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

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

27 MILLBANK CHEESE AND BU TTER

Naturally Aged Cheddar & other Fine Cheese Products.

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

519-595-8787 • millbankcheese.com

18

Always bring

a cooler

on your

Daytrips!

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St. Clair

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Kincardine

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Lake Erie

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markets and shops are located.

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

Remember to BRING A COOLER!

Know of a market that should be on this list?

Let them know about it please. Thanks!

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SHOP

LOCAL

For over

Open Daily - Hours & Take-Out Menu on Website

Closed December 25 through January 2

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for Great Gifts,

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or the Necessities.

• Fresh, Local Food Favourites

• Metal Art • Rustic Touches

• Wooden Decor Accents

• Patio & Garden Accessories,

• Bird Houses & Feeders

• Fresh Seasonal Greens & Trees

26 Beech St., Aylmer • 226-289-2403

Our Cover Artists

John Sloane

Step Back in Time

to Elgin County’s

Oldest Diner!

Famous Chicken &

Old Time Diner Favourites!

Curbside Service Available

elginfeeds.com

Mon-Fri 8-5

Sat 8-3

Born in Chicago, John was

deeply impressed by a summer

vacation that he spent visiting the

highways and byways of Ontario

as a boy. “I have never forgotten the exciting experience I had seeing

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

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

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

free-lance, acquiring commissions to paint illustrations for

magazines and books. He and his wife Mary Anne later fulfilled their

dream of owning a place in the country. “I began to paint my favorite subjects of old-fashioned country

landscapes,” says John. For more than thirty years John has painted a popular series of art calendars, greeting

cards, jig-saw puzzles and quilting fabric collections. John Sloane’s Country Seasons calendars are

available at stores and online at www.johnsloaneart.com. Follow John Sloane Art on Facebook,

Instagram and Pinterest @johnsloaneart

Lance Russwurm

Winter 2021/22 -

“Holiday Station”

Winter 2021/22 - “Christmas at Kilbride”

In 1988, after fifteen years of doing various other forms of

commercial illustration, Lance decided to seriously take up painting in

acrylics and watercolors. His love of old machinery, especially aircraft

and automobiles, and his fascination with the elegance of the past

immediately became central to his work. Lance was born in Kitchener,

Ontario, in 1953. He uses an almost photo-realistic style to lend reality

and immediacy to events that happened long ago - or may never have

happened at all. He’s been told that his attention to research and detail, borders on fanaticism, but his main

objectives will always remain storytelling and mood. If, through his works, he can communicate his passion

for these things to others and possibly spark someone's interest, he will feel that he has been successful.

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Born in Chicago, John was

deeply impressed by a summer

vacation that he spent visiting the

highways and byways of Ontario

as a boy. “I have never forgotten the exciting experience I had seeing

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

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

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

free-lance, acquiring commissions to paint illustrations for

magazines and books. He and his wife Mary Anne later fulfilled their

dream of owning a place in the country. “I began to paint my favorite subjects of old-fashioned country

landscapes,” says John. For more than thirty years John has painted a popular series of art calendars. John

Sloane’s Country Seasons Deluxe Wall Calendars, Mini calendars and Weekly Planners celebrate the

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

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

calendars are available at stores and online. To see more of John’s artwork or information about how to

purchase his calendars and fine art prints, visit his website at www.johnsloaneart.com. Follow John

Sloane Art on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest @johnsloaneart

Lance Russwurm

The price of gas is very high

it’s enough to make you want to cry

the big cartel keeps us folks broke

Putting gas in our car, it ain’t no joke!

So I will sell my fancy car

Since on a tank of gas I can’t get far,

then I will buy me a cart and a horse

I’m sure to save big bucks, of course.

Oil and gas I’ll need not pay

Instead a wagon load of oats and hay

My shovel won’t be for snow

But horse manure to make my flowers grow.

Now I’ll need a barn and a field with a fence

A loan from the bank makes common sense

Oh and a nice warm blanket for his back

For my horse there is nothing he will lack.

Then I’ll want a surry with a fringe on top

Now I better add up what I’ve almost bought

I’m up to big pile of bucks, I better pass

And settle for the price of gas.

Winter 2021/22 -

“Holiday Station”

Winter 2021/22 - “Christmas at Kilbride”

In 1988, after fifteen years of doing various other forms of

commercial illustration, Lance decided to seriously take up painting in

acrylics and watercolors. His love of old machinery, especially aircraft

and automobiles, and his fascination with the elegance of the past

immediately became central to his work. Lance was born in Kitchener,

Ontario, in 1953. He uses an almost photo-realistic style to lend reality

and immediacy to events that happened long ago - or may never have

happened at all. His attention to research and detail, borders on fanaticism, but his main objectives will

always remain storytelling and mood. If, through his works, he can communicate his passion for these things

to others and possibly spark someone's interest, he will feel that he has been successful.

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Tongue Twister! Santa’s Sleigh Slides on Slick Snow.

Winter 2021/22


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Canada’s Farmerettes

The Land Girls are pretty well known.

The British issued a postage stamp in

their honour. and the BBC made a movie

about them. The Canadian Farmerettes?

Not so well known… even ‘hardly

known.’ It’s about time we change that.

Farmerettes in Canada worked the

fields left empty of labour at a time

when most males were in the Armed

Forces during World War II. How do I

know? I was a Farmerette! Four teenaged

girls from Petrolia, Ontario became

Farmerettes. Maybe some of you knew

us: Lois and Jean Duncan, Mona Dougall

and me, Beryl Anderson. I’d love to say

we were patriotic but truth be known

we got out of school early, didn’t have

to write final exams AND we got paid! A

whole 25 cents an hour… though we had

to pay room and board at the camps out

of our pay. We wanted adventure and we

figured it would be like camp. Not quite.

So off we went…Jean and Mona were

sent to St. Davids, Vineland while Lois

and I went to Goodwins Farm Camp,

all in the Niagara region. We cut fields

and fields of asparagus, usually in the

morning, and worked fields and fields

of strawberries in the afternoon. Not

walking and bending but stooping

continually. I’m surprised I’m still not

stooped over.

Anyway, one vegetable I didn’t like was

asparagus. Come dinner time, we were

starving. First off: cream of asparagus

soup—couldn’t even try it. So I waited for

the main meal: creamed asparagus on

toast. Believe me, I polished it off. By the

end of the meal I really liked asparagus.

Dessert? You guessed it. Strawberries.

At Goodwins we had a Japanese

By Beryl Beckett

family interned there… a lovely family,

the Mitsuis. Mr. Mitsui had been Mr.

Goodwin’s sergeant in the Canadian

army during World War I. In World War II

he was considered an enemy of Canada.

Different wars, different worlds. I can

only imagine the hurt of Mr. Mitsui.

We worked hard but we also had

fun travelling around the Niagara area

via thumb. We hitchhiked all over,

even to Buffalo, NY (where we almost

got arrested). We’d hitch rides into St.

Catherines where we’d spend evenings

drinking chocolate cokes (don’t knock it

‘til you try it) at the Dianne Sweet Shoppe

and meeting boys. Almost every weekend

we’d hitch rides to Niagara Falls.

Then Lois and I got transferred to

Vineland Camp where we thinned

peaches, picked peaches and packed

peaches for the rest of the summer. We

began to feel we lived on ladders leaning

against peach trees.

So why tell you about Farm Camp and

Farmerettes? A small but dedicated group

of people are trying to get the Canadian

Postal Service to issue a commemorative

stamp honouring the Farmerettes, but to

do this they need to know there would

be an interest in the history of the

Farmerettes of Canada. They suggest

anyone reading about us on Facebook

click “Like” and make sure you “Share”

with your friends. Also, if you have

contact with anyone in radio, TV, blogs

or any print (newspapers, newsletters,

etc.) please ask them to spread the word

about The Canadian Farmerettes.

Thank you for taking time to read this

and thank you in advance for spreading

the word.

Rhonda ~

Thank You for all your

help with our ads.

We know through personal surveys in our restaurant that

Daytripping paper is our best form of advertising. People actually

call or bring in

the ad to our restaurant. Thanks again!

Cindy Larsen n ~ Owner of Quehl’s Restaurant & Catering

~ Serving i

Daily 11 to 3 ~

MENU ONLINE

www.pinecroft.ca/menu

RESERVATIONS PREFERRED

A Landmark for over 70 Years!

Pinecroft is an Elgin County Tradition...

Our unique Stoneware Pottery is still made on site - since 1948

and featured in our Gift Shop - Open Daily 10 am to 4 pm

- OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK til CHRISTMAS -

WASHROOMS AVAILABLE • LICENSED under AGCO

8122 Rogers Road South, AYLMER

519-773-3435 • www.pinecroft.ca

1 mile west of Aylmer, 1.5 miles south of Hwy. #3

Winter 2021/22 The name of the dog in “The Grinch” was Max.

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TILLSONBURG

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See our ad on South Central Anque Tour, Pg. 56

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A New Year’s resolution

is something that goes

in one Year and out

the other.

Living In The Past

MI

SHOP

NY

LOCAL

ONTARIO

Author Unknown

ANNANDALE

NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

30 Tillson Ave

TILLSONBURG, ON

www.tillsonburg.ca

kwatkin@tillsonburg.ca

Good Question!

• Why isn't there mouse-flavoured cat food?

• If nothing sticks to TEFLON, how does TEFLON stick to the pan?

• What's another word for thesaurus?

• Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?

• What was the best thing before sliced bread?

A warm & elegant Christmas season in

this National Treasure, Annandale House.

During the Yuletide season, the first floor

of the house is decked in Yuletide splendour.

“Christmas at Annandale” decorations

and exhibit themes change annually.

Nov. 29-Dec. 23, 9-3 Mon-Fri

Nov. 29 - Dec. 23: ‘All We Wanted For Christmas’

Games & Toys from the past, on display

POINSETTIA

Friday,

December

TEA & TOUR 17th

1:30-3:30 pm • $15/person • Limited Capacity

A Christmas Tea that includes a Guided Tour

of the First Floor & a Complimentary Poinsettia Plant

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

Another year has passed and we're all a little older.

Last summer felt much hotter and last winter so much colder.

I rack my brain for happy thoughts, to put down on my pad,

But lots of things that come to mind just make me kind of sad.

There was a time not long ago when life was quite a blast.

Now I fully understand about "Living in the Past."

We used to go to weddings, football games and brunches.

Now we go to funeral homes, and after-funeral lunches.

We used to have hangovers, from parties that were gay.

Now we suffer body aches to wile the night away.

We used to go out dining, and couldn't get our fill.

Now we ask for doggie bags, come home and take a pill.

We used to often travel, to places near and far.

Now we get a sore rear end from riding in the car.

We used to go out shopping for new clothing at the mall

Now we never bother... all the sizes are too small.

We used to go to nightclubs and drink a little booze.

Now we stay at home at night and watch the evening news.

That, my friend is how life is, and now my tale is told.

So, enjoy each day and live it up... before you get too old!

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Traditional Christmas poinsettia plants are native to Mexico.

Winter 2021/22


Most of the articles you’ll read in these pages have been written by readers like you.

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Hinges, Screws, Glues,

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Many people look

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Our Gift Shoppe

Monday through Saturday

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Winter 2021/22 Merry Christmas in Romanian - “Sarbatori Vesele”

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Murray St.

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"Drive

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- Grand Bend -

The Garden Gate Gis & Florals

- Kingsville -

Ac Treasures Anques

Windblown & Weathered

Miller’s Bakery

- New Hamburg -

Esther’s Heart ‘N Home

- Paris -

Fine Feathers

- Petrolia -

Hogan Pharmacy

- Sarnia -

Imperial City Brew House

- Essex -

Cray Candles

Schinkels’ Meat Market

- Waterford -

Six Pence & Sage

- Chatham -

Sons of Kent Brewing Co.

The Glasshouse Nursery &

Garden Centre

- Wyoming -

Copper Flats Bison Co.

- Dresden -

The Licker Store - Dog Bakery

& Bouque

- Blenheim -

Crossroads Pellets

& Grilling Supplies

Sixty One Talbot

Some are brand new, some are new to us,

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WEDDING

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Around the World

GERMANY-Guests throw porcelain

dishes on the ground to ward off

evil spirits, and the newlyweds

clean it up, in their first challenge

working together as a couple.

GREECE - On the wedding day,

the groom’s best man shaves his

best friend’s face. After the shave,

the new mother-in-law feeds the

groom honey and almonds.

NORWAY - It is common to serve a

tall cake called a “kransekake”

which is made of stacked almond

cake rings forming a cone shape

with a hollow centre, in which they

place a bottle of wine.

INDONESIA - The first three days

after a wedding, the bride and

groom are confined to their home

and expected not to use the

bathroom at all, in order to

strengthen their bond.

RUSSIA - Newlyweds share a

wedding sweetbread called

“karavay,” decorated with wheat

for prosperity and interlocking

rings for faithfulness. Whoever

takes the biggest bite (without

using their hands) is considered

the head of the family.

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Peacock Point

Port Maitland

Sandusk

South Cayuga

Sweets Corners

Townsend

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

WATERFORD

NOVEMBER 19, 20 & 21

SHOP SANTA’S CHOICE

Watch for posters in shop windows

With just weeks until Christmas -

Santa searched for a town,

Where shops were still open,

And gifts to be found.

“I know!” said Santa -

With a gleam in his eye -

“Waterford’s the place

To shop and to buy!”

SANTA

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Publisher’s Note: For what unbiased

clarity it may offer, this article was sent to

us in 2011 but hasn’t run until now.

One of the body’s wonderful abilities

is the ability to fight off disease. We are

surrounded by germs and microbes

seeking opportunity to invade our bodies.

We fight them off on a more-or-less daily

basis with our skin, which is a first line

of defense. This largest organ of the body

bars the path of microbes into our bodies.

The next line of protection is our immune

system. This system involves a number

of factors but is essentially composed of

specialized cells which attack marauding

germs and kills them before they do

damage. Fever is another defense and it

kills invading germs by “cooking” them.

In ancient times, immunity to some

diseases was acquired by having a bout

of the disease and recovering from it.

The bodies of those who survived an

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Immunity

epidemic of, say, small pox, produced

antibodies to fight any subsequent onset

of the small pox for the rest of their lives.

Today, thanks to modern medicine, the

immunity is gained by being inoculated.

The inoculation usually consists of an

injection of a very weakened form of

the ailment which excites the body to

produce antibodies. These antibodies

deal with that affliction without one

having to endure the agony and risk of

death of a full-blown bout of the disease.

In most cases such antibodies last a

lifetime. Survive one attack of small pox

and you can live worry-free of small pox

for a lifetime.

One may ask, if that is the case, why

do I get a flu shot every year? A yearly

flu shot is necessary because the flu germ

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changes its form; the swine flu and Asian

flu are prime examples.

It is fortunate that very few ailments

have this ability to change their form;

the ones that do present a problem to

modern medicine. The common cold,

for example, has about 200 variations

but as we grow we get fewer colds each

year as the body builds up an arsenal

of antibodies each one specifically for

each type of cold germ. These antibodies

circulate in the bloodstream or can be

called on to do so as each cold virus

attempts to make inroads. A young child

might have six colds a year whereas his

grandpa, having developed antibodies for

each version of the common cold he had

experienced in his lifetime, might enjoy

only two. It is thought that most of the

Alice Street

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• Antiques • Nostalgia

• Fine Collectible Books

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very serious ailments such as small pox

have a structure that cannot adapt as

the cold and flu virus do by altering this

structure.

The spread of disease and the effect

thereof when immunity was absent was

dramatically illustrated by the meeting

of the Aztecs of South America with the

Spanish conquistadors hundreds of years

ago. All the Spaniards had recovered from

small pox, which had appeared in Europe,

and they had the antibodies in their blood

to combat the microbes of the affliction.

They, however, still carried the virus of the

disease. The native Indians had no such

protection because the disease had not

yet appeared in America so contact with

the Spaniards was lethal. The result was

a devastating epidemic that killed almost

every Aztec, enabling the handful of

Spanish to eventually subjugate an entire

nation.

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Arts, food, shopping and nature, we welcome you to stop, visit, and explore

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• Children's items in Ginger's Nook

• Studio 203 Workshops & Multi-Vendor

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Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for

giving and sharing, for laughter, for faith,

and for reuniting with family and friends.

But, mostly Christmas is for love. I had

not believed this until a small elfin like

pupil with wide innocent eyes and soft

rosy cheeks gave me a wondrous gift

one Christmas.

Matthew was a 10 year old orphan who

lived with his aunt, a bitter, middle aged

woman greatly annoyed with the burden

of caring for her dead sister’s son. She

never failed to remind young Matthew,

if it hadn’t been for her generosity, he

would be a vagrant, homeless stray. Still,

with all the scolding and chilliness at

home, he was a sweet and gentle child.

I had not noticed Matthew particularly

until he began staying after class each

day (at the risk of arousing his aunt’s

anger so I learned later) to help me

straighten up the room. We did this

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quietly and comfortably, not speaking

much, but enjoying the solitude of that

hour of the day. When we did talk,

Matthew spoke mostly of his mother.

Though he was quite young when she

died, he remembered a kind, gentle,

loving woman who always spent time

with him.

As Christmas drew near however,

Matthew failed to stay after school each

day. I looked forward to his coming, and

when the days passed and he continued

to scamper hurriedly from the room

after class, I stopped him one afternoon

and asked him why he no longer helped

me in the room. I told him how I had

missed him, and his large brown eyes lit

up eagerly as he replied, “Did you really

miss me?”

I explained how he had been my best

helper, “I was making you a surprise,”

he whispered confidentially. “It’s for

Christmas.” With that, he became

embarrassed and dashed from the room.

He didn’t stay after school any more

after that.

Finally came the last school day before

Christmas. Matthew crept slowly into the

room late that afternoon with his hands

concealing something behind his back. “I

have your present,” he said timidly when

I looked up. I hope you like it.” He held

out his hands, and there lying in his small

palms was a tiny wooden box.

“It’s beautiful, Matthew. Is there

something in it?” I asked opening the

top to look inside. “Oh you can’t see

what’s in it,” he replied, “and you can’t

touch it, or taste it or feel it, but mother

always said it makes you feel good all

the time, warm on cold nights and safe

when you’re all alone.”

I gazed into the empty box. “What

is it, Matthew” I asked gently, “that will

make me feel so good?”

“It’s love,” he whispered softly, “and

mother always said it’s best when you

give it away. So I am giving you mine.”

He turned and quietly left the room.

So now I keep a small box crudely

made of scraps of wood on the piano

in my living room and only smile

when inquiring friends raise quizzical

eyebrows when I explain to them there

is love in it.

It’s where Santa shops

for Stocking Stuffers!

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DUNDAS

• Vegan Friendly Chocolate

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“The day you

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Christas is the

day you become

officially old.”

- Stewar Stafford

Celebrating

24 Years

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Bus Tours & Group

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In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -

honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall

nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can

be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point

is to bring them the real facts.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is

more important than any other.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a

time.

You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your

grandfather was.

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every

way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder

him.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the

life in your years.

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Fake spiders & webs are used in decorating Ukranian Christmas trees.

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