Welcome to the Club July 2022

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

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


Create successful ePaper yourself

Turn your PDF publications into a flip-book with our unique Google optimized e-Paper software.

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

THE<br />


...which is better than<br />

being under it!<br />

CLUB<br />

Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

A ‘’New’ Magazine for PEOPLE who aren’t<br />

Pho<strong>to</strong> by Daniel J. Bellyk, Sarnia<br />

View more of Daniel’s work at danieljbellyk.com<br />

From <strong>the</strong> crea<strong>to</strong>rs of...<br />

welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />


VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3 SUMMER <strong>2022</strong>

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

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

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

P A G E<br />

2<br />

Read along <strong>the</strong> bot<strong>to</strong>m borders for some quotes about time.

This FREE magazine is distributed in most of Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n.<br />

A big sigh of relief<br />

By Mark Moran, Publisher<br />

New <strong>to</strong> this issue, and so long overdue,<br />

is an events list on page 17. Like most<br />

of you we’re delighted <strong>to</strong> bask in <strong>the</strong><br />

freedom <strong>to</strong> congregate, listen <strong>to</strong> live<br />

music, see plays at local <strong>the</strong>atres, have<br />

lunch with friends, even go <strong>to</strong> yard<br />

sales. We’ll be continuing with this list<br />

so please let us know well in advance<br />

about upcoming events big or small...<br />

community dinners, craft sales, whatever<br />

it may be. Watch our Facebook page <strong>to</strong>o,<br />

for more up <strong>to</strong> date information.<br />

As always, we have a selection<br />

of interesting articles in this issue—<br />

some from <strong>the</strong> archives of Daytripping<br />

Magazine and o<strong>the</strong>r that are new.<br />

Remember that you’re welcome <strong>to</strong> send<br />

articles <strong>to</strong> us, ideas, more of <strong>the</strong> silly and/<br />

or poignant fillers you see within our<br />

pages, and just suggestions in general.<br />

Your feedback is appreciated and we<br />

owe a big thank you <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> many people<br />

who replied <strong>to</strong> a questionnaire in our last<br />

issue. This is your magazine <strong>to</strong> build and<br />

we are eager <strong>to</strong> hear your advice.<br />

Our cover this time features a pho<strong>to</strong><br />

of <strong>the</strong> Duc D’Orleans II by Dan Bellyk...<br />

we had a few great shots <strong>to</strong> choose from<br />

in this case. The Duc is a local institution,<br />

an icon for people of all ages. I play in<br />

a band on it several times a year and<br />

<strong>the</strong>re’s not a more enjoyable gig.<br />

We’ve also added a section with<br />

opportunities <strong>to</strong> volunteer on page 22<br />

and <strong>the</strong> list of local discounts, which was<br />

very popular in our questionnaire, is on<br />

page 15.<br />

Have a wonderful summer and please<br />

take time <strong>to</strong> notice <strong>the</strong> advertisers that<br />

make this free magazine possible. We<br />

couldn’t do it without <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

Thanks for reading!<br />

Thanks <strong>to</strong> everyone who responded <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Questionnaire in our Spring issue!<br />

Two random people were selected <strong>to</strong> win <strong>the</strong> prize of<br />

$100 Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Gift Certificates<br />

And <strong>the</strong> Winners Are...<br />

Janice <strong>Club</strong>b & Barb Neely<br />

We may publish a Questionnaire i<br />

annually, but you’re always<br />

welcome <strong>to</strong> call l or email us with any questions or comments.<br />

519-491-1676 1-<br />

1676<br />

• info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

om et<br />

o<strong>the</strong><br />

cl<br />


Hospital regulations require a wheelchair<br />

for patients being discharged. However, while working<br />

as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already<br />

dressed and sitting on <strong>the</strong> bed with a suitcase at his feet<br />

who insisted he didn't need my help <strong>to</strong> leave hospital.<br />

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly<br />

let me wheel him <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> eleva<strong>to</strong>r, still insisting he<br />

didn't need <strong>to</strong> be taken down in a wheelchair.<br />

On <strong>the</strong> way down, I asked him if his wife<br />

was meeting him downstairs, and he replied<br />

"I don't know. She's still upstairs in <strong>the</strong> bathroom<br />

changing out of her hospital gown!"<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> The <strong>Club</strong> is published four times annually by Moran Advertising, Brights Grove, Ontario. The publisher reserves<br />

<strong>the</strong> right <strong>to</strong> reject, discontinue or omit any advertisment without notice or penalty <strong>to</strong> ei<strong>the</strong>r party. No portion of this<br />

publication can be reproduced in whole or in part without <strong>the</strong> permission of Moran Advertising. The content of this<br />

publication does not necessarily represent <strong>the</strong> opinions of <strong>the</strong> publisher. The content of this publication has not been deemed<br />

by <strong>the</strong> publisher <strong>to</strong> be correct and accurate. The advertiser agrees that <strong>the</strong> publisher shall not be liable for damages arising<br />

directly or indirectly from errors occuring in this publication beyond <strong>the</strong> amount paid for <strong>the</strong> space actually occupied by that<br />

portion of <strong>the</strong> advertisment in which <strong>the</strong> error occurred, whe<strong>the</strong>r such error is due <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> negligence of its servants or<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rwise, and <strong>the</strong>re shall be no liablity for non insertion of any advertisment beyond <strong>the</strong> amount paid for such advertisment.<br />

Use of Material: submitted articles, letters, and o<strong>the</strong>r works or materials may be used, published, distributed and s<strong>to</strong>red by<br />

Moran Advertising, <strong>Welcome</strong> To The <strong>Club</strong>, and Daytripping Magazine, in whole or in part, in print or by any o<strong>the</strong>r means.<br />

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

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

THE<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

CLUB<br />

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3 • SUMMER <strong>2022</strong><br />

Events 17<br />

Discount List 15<br />

Community Resources 25<br />

Giving List (Volunteering) 22<br />

Word Search 38<br />

Postcards from <strong>the</strong> Past 6<br />

Trivia 23<br />

Recipes 9<br />

Crossword 28<br />

Daniel J. Bellyk, Nadine Wark, Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage t<br />

Museum, um<br />

, Glen<br />

e<br />

C. Phillips, ip<br />

s Shauna Ward, r Lamb<strong>to</strong>n b<br />

Shores Nature Trails, l , Sipkens<br />

Nurseries, s,<br />

Chris h Treftlin, n Kelly-Lynn l<br />

ly<br />

L<br />

yn<br />

n Musico, i<br />

c , Anna na Moscardelli,<br />

d<br />

l<br />

li<br />

,<br />

Jean a<br />

Leedale Hobson, b<br />

s n Susan a<br />

Iedema, ema,<br />

Kelly-Jo l<br />

ly<br />

Moxam, m Dorothy<br />

othy<br />

J. Johnson, n on, Kenneth et<br />

h Lapointe, p i Jacoba b<br />

Bos, A. C. S<strong>to</strong>ne, e Judy<br />

Lenting, g Maryleah e h Ot<strong>to</strong>, <strong>to</strong>, Allice lice<br />

Gibb, i b,<br />

Anna Marriott t Evans, Jodi<br />

d<br />

Edwards d<br />

Wright and d<br />

all l <strong>the</strong> Recipe e contribu<strong>to</strong>rs.<br />

<strong>to</strong>rs<br />

rs.<br />

Mark a k Moran o a - Publisher, b i e Ad Salesa Carrie Ann Timm - Associate Publisher<br />

Carla MacGregor - Advertising Sales<br />

Rhonda Long - Advertising Sales<br />

Angela Lyon - Graphics & Editing<br />

Carla Mejia - Graphic Design<br />

From<br />

<strong>the</strong> publishers<br />

of Daytripping Magazine<br />

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

You’ll find<br />

current and<br />

nostalgic<br />

articles<br />

throughout<br />

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



P.O. Box 430 • Brights Grove, ON • N0N 1C0<br />

519-491-1676 • info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

www.welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />


To receive eive<br />

The <strong>Club</strong> in <strong>the</strong><br />

mail for $20/year (4 issues),<br />

s)<br />

give us a call <strong>to</strong> discuss payment.<br />

t<br />

You can also view each issue online -<br />

just ask <strong>to</strong> be added <strong>to</strong> our email notification tion<br />

list.<br />

t<br />

S<strong>to</strong>ries & Local Pho<strong>to</strong>s <strong>Welcome</strong>!<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Life is what happens <strong>to</strong> you while you’re busy making o<strong>the</strong>r plans.” - John Lennon P A G E 3

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

563 Front St. N., Sarnia<br />

519-337-9998<br />

GlassAndPillarSpa.com<br />


North t<br />

American e a<br />

& IndianI d<br />


<strong>to</strong> 1pm<br />

at a t<br />

Sitara a a Point i t Edward<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

It Is Sandal Season!<br />

Trendy mani-pedi<br />

colour combos <strong>to</strong><br />

try this Summer!<br />

We have <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

safety pro<strong>to</strong>cols in place!<br />

No appointment needed <strong>to</strong> shop <strong>the</strong> boutique<br />



•<br />


B<br />





Party Room, On-site Cooking & Catering with Sitara Food Truck<br />

#1 RATED<br />



for<br />

<strong>the</strong> last 9 YEARS!<br />

Rated among <strong>the</strong><br />

TOP 10% WORLD WIDE<br />

YEAR 2020 & 2021<br />

21<br />


ISOR<br />


Mon-Fri 9am-5pm<br />

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


(with this ad)<br />

www.twinbridgelighng.com<br />

116 Michigan Ave, POINT EDWARD • 519-344-3535<br />

Cover of <strong>the</strong> CLUB<br />

Our local cover pho<strong>to</strong>grapher is Daniel J. Bellyk<br />

Daniel loves pho<strong>to</strong>graphy and creating art with his work. For<br />

more than a decade he has created fine art, commercial and<br />

aerial pho<strong>to</strong>graphy for clients all around <strong>the</strong> world. Nothing<br />

makes him happier than a client’s smile and knowing that<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are satisfied with <strong>the</strong>ir dollars spent.<br />

Back in <strong>the</strong> Old Days ...<br />

Responses <strong>to</strong> a newspaper’s request that older people<br />

write in <strong>to</strong> tell kids how hard things were in <strong>the</strong> old days.<br />

• In my day, we couldn't afford shoes, so we went barefoot.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> winter we had <strong>to</strong> wrap our feet with barbed wire for traction.<br />

• In my day, we didn't have no rocks. We had <strong>to</strong> go down <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

creek and wash our clo<strong>the</strong>s by beating <strong>the</strong>m with our heads.<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ... Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Driving<br />

TRIVIA<br />

Answers Below<br />

1. What colour does a chameleon turn when it is angry?<br />

2. STAR is <strong>to</strong> RATS as 6382 is <strong>to</strong> what?<br />

3. In which year was Nelson Mandella released from prison:<br />

A) 1990 B) 1994 C) 1998?<br />

4. Which Great Lake is closest <strong>to</strong> sea level?<br />

5. What is force 12 on <strong>the</strong> Beaufort scale?<br />

6. What gems<strong>to</strong>ne is associated with <strong>the</strong> 45th Wedding Anniversary:<br />

A) ruby B) emerald C) sapphire?<br />

7. What is <strong>the</strong> first ingredient listed on a jar of Kraft peanut butter?<br />

8. A magnifying glass contains which type of lense, convex or concave?<br />

9. Which animals name derives from <strong>the</strong> Greek for “river horse”?<br />

10. A “clove-hitch” and a “sheepshank” are types of what?<br />

11. Where in <strong>the</strong> human body is <strong>the</strong> pineal gland?<br />

12. What is <strong>the</strong> name of Han Solo’s spaceship in <strong>the</strong> movie “Star Wars”?<br />

13. What sport did British and German troops play on Christmas Day,<br />

1916?<br />

14. Caviar is <strong>the</strong> salted roe of which fish?<br />

15. Which is <strong>the</strong> smallest country in <strong>the</strong> world?<br />

16. Cashmere comes from which animal?<br />

17. If a right angle triangle has one side 6 meters long and ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

8 meters long, how long is <strong>the</strong> third side?<br />

Affordable Rates • All Work Guaranteed • 25 Years Experience<br />


Interior & Exterior Painting and Makeovers<br />

All types of<br />

painting,<br />

feature walls,<br />

wallpaper<br />

15% Seniors<br />



• Repairs • Waterproofing (caulking)<br />

• Maintenance • Renovations<br />

Call Mark 519-330-4424 or email 1863989ontarioinc@gmail.com<br />

Seniors<br />

Save<br />

Young @<br />

Heart<br />

Earn Free<br />

Rewards<br />

on almost<br />

everything you<br />

buy at Pharmasave.<br />

20%<br />

OFF<br />

Regular Priced<br />

Items In-S<strong>to</strong>re<br />

Every Thursday of every month!<br />

ANSWERS:<br />

1. black 2. 2836 3. a] 1990 4. Lake Ontario 5. a hurricane 6. c] sapphire<br />

7. peanuts (roasted) 8. convex 9. hippopotamus 10. knots 11. in <strong>the</strong> forehead<br />

12. The Millennium Falcon 13. Soccer 14. Sturgeon 15. Vatican City<br />

16. a goat 17. 10 meters<br />


Locally Owned and Operated<br />

www.londonroadpharmacy.com<br />

* Every surface & product is disinfected daily for your safety!<br />

Tammy Maure<br />

1249 London Rd<br />

519-491-6778<br />

P A G E<br />

4<br />

“Time is <strong>the</strong> fire in which we burn.” - Delmore Shwartz

We’re all getting older, we may as well laugh about it!<br />

“Your Feet Will Be In Good Hands”<br />

Contact Julie Today!<br />

Are your feet f sore r<br />

and a n<br />

d<br />

keeping i<br />

you o<br />

from<br />

r m<br />

doing i <strong>the</strong> things that t you u love?<br />

Cerfied Cerfied Master t<br />

Pedicurist ist - Julie Coulombe<br />

ombe<br />

will give you <strong>the</strong> best experience and <strong>the</strong><br />

professional aenon your feet need!<br />


Diabecs, Ingrowns, Corns, Fungus<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r common foot problems<br />

519-344-1071 • Julie@athomespa.ca<br />

At Home Spa @ Mara Surgical Clinic<br />

704 Mara St. Point Edward, Unit 106<br />

Serving<br />

Sarnia<br />

Since 2006<br />

A Collection of Delicious Memories<br />

by Jacoba Bos, Strathroy • from Daytripping <strong>July</strong>-August 2009 issue<br />

Of all <strong>the</strong> things I’ve collected over <strong>the</strong><br />

years, my recipe collection stands out as<br />

being <strong>the</strong> most prolific. It all began with a<br />

well used cookbook my husband bought at<br />

a farm auction sale shortly after we were<br />

married and living on a farm.<br />

The book had lost its cover and on<br />

<strong>the</strong> yellowed and dog eared pages <strong>the</strong><br />

recipes were somewhat hard <strong>to</strong> decipher,<br />

but <strong>the</strong> ingredients were “Take milk<br />

while still warm from <strong>the</strong><br />

cow”. Measuring <strong>the</strong><br />

ingredients depended<br />

also on <strong>the</strong> cook’s<br />

imagination with<br />

some recipes calling<br />

for “a handful of salt<br />

<strong>to</strong> make pickles” and<br />

“butter <strong>the</strong> size of<br />

a walnut” <strong>to</strong> make<br />

white sauce.<br />

This untitled<br />

cookbook helped<br />

me (and my longsuffering<br />

husband) through <strong>the</strong> first stages<br />

of becoming a “cook from scratch” and<br />

frugal farm wife.<br />

As our family grew, so did my<br />

recipe collection. Recipes clipped from<br />

newspapers and magazines, some in<br />

barely decipherable handwriting from<br />

neighbors and friends, and recipes cut<br />

from packaged food, along with helpful<br />

hints; all made <strong>the</strong>ir way in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> shoebox.<br />

Our three daughters eventually found<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir way in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> kitchen and in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

shoebox, surprising with delicacies and<br />

even a complete meal from homemade<br />

soup <strong>to</strong> apple pie for dessert.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> mid seventies Canada went<br />

metric. Along with information from<br />

<strong>the</strong> government came more recipes in<br />

dual ways of measuring ingredients.<br />

We became more health conscious and<br />

recipes for granola, homemade yogurt<br />

and instructions for making juice from red<br />

beets and carrots (preferably from one’s<br />

own garden) were added <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> collection.<br />

During that time our family business of<br />

slaughtering and processing beef and pork<br />

for farmers and retail sales became well<br />

established so we ga<strong>the</strong>red more recipes,<br />

ranging from sweet and sour meat balls<br />

<strong>to</strong> filet mignon. We introduced Dutch<br />

meat specialties such as a spicy rolled<br />

roast called Rollade as well as Dutch style<br />

farmer sausages. The carefully preserved<br />

recipes for <strong>the</strong>se different meat products<br />

were handed down from family in our old<br />

country. The Dutch style<br />

foods soon found <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

way in<strong>to</strong> Canadian<br />

kitchens and dining<br />

rooms as we realized<br />

again how blessed<br />

we are <strong>to</strong> be living<br />

in a country where<br />

different cultures and<br />

tastes are welcomed.<br />

In <strong>the</strong>se days<br />

recipes are all around us,<br />

except for Colonel Sanders’<br />

recipe for Kentucky Fried<br />

Chicken which is under lock and<br />

key, as if it is a rare piece of art. A<br />

far cry from my overflowing shoebox and<br />

my stack of charity cookbooks which were<br />

mostly put <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r by cooks familiar <strong>to</strong><br />

our family and community.<br />

As I flip through <strong>the</strong> spotted<br />

pages, memories of good times shared<br />

around <strong>the</strong> kitchen table flood my mind.<br />

I smile at <strong>the</strong> memory of our first attempt<br />

at making pies and memories of our nine<br />

year old daughter making a cake that<br />

required only flour, sugar oil and vinegar.<br />

It turned out so well that she carefully<br />

wrote out <strong>the</strong> recipe for her grandmo<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

I cherish that faded piece of paper with <strong>the</strong><br />

childish printing and will someday pass it<br />

on <strong>to</strong> my granddaughter as a keepsake<br />

from her mo<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

I realize that my recipe collection is<br />

more than information on ways <strong>to</strong> cook<br />

and bake. Foods unite us and make us<br />

aware of <strong>the</strong> blessings we have <strong>to</strong> be<br />

living in a country where food is plentiful.<br />

As a friend of mine said when she<br />

brought us a homemade pie brimming<br />

with strawberries and <strong>to</strong>pped with real<br />

whipped cream: “There’s nothing but<br />

God’s goodness in this.”<br />

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

FOLLOW US!<br />

To find (and post) current events<br />

& community information, please<br />

follow our Facebook page.<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />


&<br />

Bows<br />

Casual<br />

Elegance at its finest!<br />

www.but<strong>to</strong>ns-and-bows.ca<br />

wwwbut<strong>to</strong>ns bows.ca<br />

bowsca<br />

131 Michigan Avenue, Point Edward • 519-491-1412<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

LADIES<br />


& Accessories<br />

From size 6 <strong>to</strong> 18!<br />

MON-FRI 10-5<br />

SATURDAY 10-3<br />

Life<br />

is Better with<br />

Friends!<br />

Move-in incenves!*<br />

Do more of what you love.<br />

Let us take care of <strong>the</strong> rest!<br />

Be welcomed by a warm community of<br />

like-minded peers. Enjoy <strong>the</strong> peace of mind that<br />

comes with knowing help is available at <strong>the</strong> push<br />

of a buon if you need it. Connue <strong>to</strong> enjoy your<br />

independence in a supporve environment that<br />

gives you <strong>the</strong> freedom <strong>to</strong> pursue your passions<br />

and spend more me with those you love most.<br />

Included in your stay:<br />

• Chef-prepared meals • Fitness classes<br />

• Great recreaonal • Weekly<br />

programs<br />

housekeeping<br />

• 24/7 emergency • Pet Friendly<br />

support<br />

And more!<br />

1218 Michigan Ave. Sarnia, ON<br />

siennaliving.ca<br />

TAKE HOME!<br />

Fresh Made Comfort Food<br />

A tradition since 1992!<br />


PT. EDWARD • 519-344-2855<br />

So if <strong>the</strong> bank & government DO NOT<br />

want your pennies, do check ths out...<br />

1949 Cadillac, completely<br />

covered with 38,295 pennies!<br />

They were affixed one by one<br />

using Silicone. They added<br />

over 200 pounds <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

vehicle’s weight. The entire<br />

project <strong>to</strong>ok 6 weeks. The<br />

pennies are American, and<br />

include an 1817 “Big Cent”,<br />

two Error Pennies, and four<br />

1943 Steel pennies; (but<br />

who’s counting?).<br />

Sent in by Joan Richardson<br />

The $383 .00 Paint Job<br />

Find out why people in<br />

Sarnia love living with us.<br />

Please call <strong>to</strong> learn more.<br />

Suites are limited.<br />

519-542-8814<br />

* Terms and condions apply.<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Time heals what reason cannot.” - Seneca<br />

P A G E 5

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Feel free <strong>to</strong> send in pho<strong>to</strong>s showcasing Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n.<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

POSTCARDS of<br />


PETROLIA POSTCARDS from <strong>the</strong> Bradshaw Postcard Collecon<br />

F. Filia & Associates Ltd.<br />

2-565 Murphy Road, Sarnia<br />

519-332-5400 I franco_filia@coopera<strong>to</strong>rs.ca<br />

Franco Filia<br />

Advisor/Owner<br />

Sponsored o o By:<br />

B y<br />

Grand Trunk Staon<br />

Burning Agita<strong>to</strong>r<br />

Petrolia High School<br />

Methodist Church<br />

Vic<strong>to</strong>ria Hall, Petrolea<br />

Torpedoing a Well<br />

Tell me something, and be honest.<br />

Do you have any “free time?” If you<br />

do, that’s great, but I suspect that like<br />

most of us, <strong>the</strong>re never seems <strong>to</strong> be<br />

enough hours <strong>to</strong> do it all. To me, time is<br />

like money. We think someone else has<br />

more of it than we do, although given<br />

<strong>the</strong> glut of women’s magazines aimed<br />

at making our lives, and ourselves,<br />

so much better, someone out <strong>the</strong>re<br />

thinks we have <strong>the</strong> time <strong>to</strong> be more<br />

successful at work, <strong>to</strong> eat healthier, <strong>to</strong><br />

obtain a buff bod, <strong>to</strong> contribute <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

community and have time for solitude.<br />

What? I feel exhausted just thinking<br />

about <strong>the</strong> massive amount of time<br />

and effort it would take <strong>to</strong> attain those<br />

lofty goals.<br />

I really shouldn’t complain, I suppose.<br />

If we all weren’t having perfection<br />

shoved down our throats, writers like<br />

me would get fewer jobs. But <strong>to</strong>day I<br />

Pumping Rig<br />

Masonic Temple<br />

Life, Liberty, and <strong>the</strong> Pursuit<br />

By Kelly-Jo Moxam, Sarnia<br />

of ... Laziness?<br />

from Daytripping Nov-Dec 2002<br />

propose a radical idea: why don’t we<br />

try <strong>to</strong> be just a little bit lazy?<br />

The last time I can truly remember<br />

being lazy was back in <strong>the</strong> late<br />

1980s, which would have made me<br />

about 14 years old. That was my last<br />

summer of being a kid, and I made <strong>the</strong><br />

most of it. I spent my days lounging<br />

about in a backyard hammock, reading<br />

book after book, and getting up once<br />

in a while for a bike ride <strong>to</strong> get <strong>the</strong><br />

circulation flowing again. How idyllic<br />

it seems now.<br />

Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not one<br />

of those adults perpetually pining for<br />

<strong>the</strong> nostalgic days of youth. I believe<br />

in <strong>the</strong> importance of setting goals and<br />

striving for personal success. I just<br />

think it would be great <strong>to</strong> have fewer<br />

obligations and less pressure <strong>to</strong> have<br />

it all. Imagine, just for a moment,<br />

living a life where <strong>the</strong>re is more time<br />

<strong>to</strong> do what you really love, or do what<br />

is important <strong>to</strong> you. I don’t want <strong>to</strong><br />

someday regret I didn’t play with<br />

my dog more, or go shopping with<br />

my sister, or go on more daytrips <strong>to</strong><br />

Christ Church<br />

interesting places.<br />

I suppose in <strong>to</strong>day’s world, where<br />

you can feel like a failure if you haven’t<br />

achieved as<strong>to</strong>unding professional<br />

success by <strong>the</strong> age of 25, it’s hardly<br />

possible <strong>to</strong> be like Thoreau and drop<br />

out of life <strong>to</strong> live at Walden Pond.<br />

(What did he eat, anyway?) But it<br />

may be possible <strong>to</strong> reject excessive<br />

consumerism and <strong>the</strong> relentless pursuit<br />

of success, <strong>the</strong> kind that comes with a<br />

hefty price tag. Treating ourselves well,<br />

even if <strong>the</strong> world labels it selfish or lazy,<br />

is not only good for ourselves, but also<br />

for <strong>the</strong> people in our lives.<br />

Did I mention I wrote this in <strong>the</strong><br />

laundromat? Next s<strong>to</strong>p, <strong>the</strong> library, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> supermarket, and <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong><br />

bank... and yes, this is supposed <strong>to</strong><br />

be a “day off” from work. I guess my<br />

attempt at being lazy will have <strong>to</strong> wait<br />

until <strong>to</strong>morrow.<br />

P A G E<br />

6<br />

“The future starts <strong>to</strong>day, not <strong>to</strong>morrow.” - Pope John Paul II

Most articles in here have been written by people like you.<br />

Kern<br />

water<br />

1804 London Line, Sarnia<br />

519-542-4211<br />

kernwater.com<br />

Mon–Fri 9 am–6 pm • Sat 8 am–2 pm<br />


U-Fill<br />

Water<br />

Delivery<br />

Service<br />

Reverse<br />

Osmosis<br />

and Alkaline<br />

From our<br />

Spring <strong>2022</strong> issue:<br />

The Hint was ...<br />

My name is Alvin. I was built<br />

in 2014 by Murray Watson<br />

and I’m 10’ tall. There are a<br />

lot of bees in my <strong>to</strong>wn.<br />

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

Seniors<br />

SAVE 20%<br />

Every Thursday!*<br />

*Discount applies <strong>to</strong><br />

regular priced merchandise<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Available with a PC Optimum card at<br />

<strong>the</strong> following Shoppers Drug Mart s<strong>to</strong>res:<br />

510 Exmouth Street, Sarnia<br />

123 Mit<strong>to</strong>n Street South, Sarnia<br />

420 Lyndoch Street, Corunna<br />

A Path <strong>to</strong> Wellness—<br />

Defeating Seniors Social Isolation<br />

By Chris Treftlin, Shine at Home, Sarnia<br />

The Answer is...<br />

Alvin can be found alongside<br />

Highway 79 in Alvins<strong>to</strong>n.<br />

The bees we’re referring <strong>to</strong> are at<br />

Munro Apiaries, a long time<br />

cus<strong>to</strong>mer and great destination.<br />

In my work I see it almost daily. The<br />

phone rings and a family member asks<br />

how we can help Mom or Dad. “They<br />

are not <strong>the</strong>mselves. Mom used <strong>to</strong> be<br />

in<strong>to</strong> everything…” The pandemic has<br />

made this issue much worse. The adult<br />

child is calling from a distance—from<br />

across <strong>the</strong> province, <strong>the</strong> country, <strong>the</strong><br />

continent— we get <strong>the</strong> picture. Let’s be<br />

direct. Our seniors are lonely, and <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are lonely because <strong>the</strong>y are isolated.<br />

This isolation happened gradually<br />

over time. Perhaps physical limitations<br />

s<strong>to</strong>pped <strong>the</strong>m from attending groups,<br />

clubs, getting <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r with friends.<br />

Losing driving privileges is ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

big reason seniors become isolated.<br />

A more poignant reality for this group<br />

is <strong>the</strong> fact many of Mom and Dad’s<br />

friends and family of <strong>the</strong> same age<br />

are going in<strong>to</strong> long term care, moving<br />

away <strong>to</strong> be closer <strong>to</strong> family and,<br />

indeed, passing away.<br />

Loneliness is <strong>the</strong> problem; social<br />

isolation is <strong>the</strong> cause. Here is why we<br />

need <strong>to</strong> defeat it.<br />

The Centre for Disease Control<br />

(CDC) in <strong>the</strong> U.S. reports that<br />

isolated and lonely seniors:<br />

• Have a 50% increased risk of<br />

developing dementia<br />

• Have a 29% increased risk<br />

of developing cardiac health<br />

issues<br />

• Are 32% more likely <strong>to</strong> have<br />

a stroke<br />

• Are at risk for premature<br />

death<br />

An isolated senior is at a much,<br />

much higher risk of suffering abuse<br />

in all of its forms: emotional, physical,<br />

and through fraud and scams, among<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs. Here is <strong>the</strong> link <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> report<br />

for a deeper understanding of this<br />

serious issue afflicting our seniors.<br />

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/<br />

publications/features/lonely-olderadults.html<br />

While sobering, look at it as a call<br />

<strong>to</strong> action.<br />

Reconnect and Overcome<br />

Mom and Dad can be engaged, with<br />

your help. Here is a plan <strong>to</strong> help you<br />

get your loved one back <strong>to</strong> life. Mentally<br />

review <strong>the</strong>ir interests. Was it golf, cards,<br />

quilting, volunteering, travel, faithbased?<br />

Was it gardening, pets, boating?<br />

Whatever <strong>the</strong> interest, re-engage. Ask<br />

<strong>the</strong>m for ideas and move forward, but<br />

only if it involves people.<br />

Some resources exist locally. Most<br />

established churches have a senior’s<br />

ministry. Here in Sarnia, we have a<br />

great YMCA–recently rebranded “The<br />

Y.” Check out <strong>the</strong>ir website. Ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

really wonderful organization in Sarnia<br />

is <strong>the</strong> Strangway Centre on East Street,<br />

beside Germain Park. There are far <strong>to</strong>o<br />

many programs <strong>to</strong> list: cards, music,<br />

hobby room, lunch groups, all set up<br />

<strong>to</strong> respond <strong>to</strong> an individual senior’s<br />

social health. One program that was<br />

very well received was a speaking<br />

series. The Centre organized a weekly<br />

speaker on various <strong>to</strong>pics from current<br />

events, travel logs, and o<strong>the</strong>r <strong>to</strong>pics<br />

that <strong>the</strong> members could attend.<br />

You may hit some head winds. That<br />

is, your loved one could, and probably<br />

will, resist your efforts. Something out<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir comfort zone is happening.<br />

Don’t give up! Have a few options<br />

open <strong>to</strong> you and persist. After all, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are worth it.<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Time’s fun when you’re having flies.” - Kermit <strong>the</strong> Frog<br />

P A G E 7

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

senior<br />

personal ads<br />


Male, 1932, high mileage,<br />

good condition, some hair,<br />

many new parts including hip, knee,<br />

cornea, valves. Isn't in running<br />

condition, but walks well.<br />

Mainframe<br />

Thank you for continuing <strong>to</strong> shop locally!<br />

• Canvas Stretching<br />

• Jersey Frames<br />

• Needlework Stretching<br />

• Frame Repairs<br />

• Glass Replacement<br />


Sarnia’s<br />

choice<br />

for<br />

over<br />

40 years<br />

• Object Framing such<br />

as War Medals and<br />

Sports Memorabilia<br />

(<strong>the</strong> list is endless)<br />

• Plak-it also available<br />

1249 London Rd, Sarnia • 519-383-7114 In Teppermans’s Plaza<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

223 North Christina Street • Sarnia<br />

519-336-2100 • www.s<strong>to</strong>nesnbones.ca<br />

Hall of Fame AWARD<br />



GALORE<br />

So Much More!<br />

& So Much More!<br />

TWO FLOORS <strong>to</strong> EXPLORE!<br />

Fluorescent ent Mineral Display, Fossils, si<br />

s<br />

Minerals,<br />

Gems<strong>to</strong>nes, e<br />

s,<br />

Artifacts, ts, Shells, ls, Butterflies,<br />

e<br />

Insects, s,<br />

Canadian adia<br />

Animals, Safari ari Room,<br />

om<br />

Huge Shark Jaws and “Dinosaurs Galore!”<br />

Adults $7 • 12 & under $3 • Family Pass $30/Year<br />


10-5 Thurs. thru Sun.<br />

Closed Jan. 1, <strong>July</strong> 1 & Dec. 25<br />

There’s not much that surprises<br />

Captain Ken Bracewell or his wife Sherry<br />

Smart-Bracewell after more than 40 years<br />

cruising <strong>the</strong> St. Clair River on <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>to</strong>ur<br />

boat.<br />

They’ve welcomed thousands of<br />

<strong>to</strong>urists aboard <strong>the</strong> Duc d’Orleans,<br />

hosted innumerable wedding receptions<br />

including <strong>the</strong>ir own, listened <strong>to</strong> countless<br />

live bands play <strong>to</strong> a packed dance<br />

floor, and even dealt with <strong>the</strong> odd rebel<br />

jumping ship.<br />

Above all, <strong>the</strong>y’ve had a great time<br />

operating a boat that holds a special place<br />

in <strong>the</strong> hearts of so many.<br />

“I’d say 99.9% of what happens on <strong>the</strong><br />

Duc is just a barrel of fun,” said Ken.<br />

“The Duc gives me a wonderful life,”<br />

agreed Sherry. “I’ve had so much fun<br />

behind that bar. And I’ve met a lot of<br />

really good friends on <strong>the</strong> Duc.”<br />

Ken was 26 years old in 1978 when<br />

he decided <strong>to</strong> give up his job at Sarnia’s<br />

Sears s<strong>to</strong>re and head <strong>to</strong> Quebec <strong>to</strong> take<br />

a look at a <strong>to</strong>ur boat that he thought he<br />

might buy. The boat he was eyeing was<br />

offering day cruises on <strong>the</strong> St. Lawrence<br />

River in <strong>the</strong> 70s, but had once been a<br />

Nazi submarine chaser in <strong>the</strong> Second<br />

World War.<br />

“This all happened after my friend<br />

Jacques Beauchamp and I had spent time<br />

watching a big ferry cruise up and down<br />

<strong>the</strong> St. Clair,” Ken said. The ferry, owned<br />

by Captain Albert Avery, was Sarnia’s first<br />

cruise boat but it broke down a lot and<br />

<strong>the</strong> business struggled.<br />

“Once, while Jacques and I watched<br />

<strong>the</strong> ferry going by, <strong>the</strong>y were having<br />

trouble and I brought a can of gas out<br />

<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong>m on <strong>the</strong> water,” said Ken. “It was<br />

never a good boat but we could see that<br />

everyone was having a good time on it.”<br />

It didn’t take long <strong>to</strong> find <strong>the</strong> Duc in<br />

Duc d’Orleans<br />

Celebrating 40 Years Cruising<br />

on <strong>the</strong> St. Clair<br />

Quebec and buy it. Coincidentally, in<br />

bringing <strong>the</strong> Duc <strong>to</strong> Sarnia’s waterfront,<br />

it was actually coming home. The Duc<br />

was a converted subchaser, one of seven<br />

Fairmile vessels built in Sarnia during<br />

<strong>the</strong> war by a local company called Mac-<br />

Craft. The Duc had been christened HMC<br />

Q105 in 1943 but years later, when she<br />

was converted in<strong>to</strong> a <strong>to</strong>ur boat on <strong>the</strong> St.<br />

Lawrence River, she was renamed for Ile<br />

d’Orleans, one of <strong>the</strong> islands she cruised<br />

around.<br />

“We thought about changing <strong>the</strong> name<br />

when we brought it <strong>to</strong> Sarnia but <strong>the</strong>re<br />

was so much paperwork, we just let it<br />

go,” said Ken.<br />

By Cathy Dobson | Pho<strong>to</strong>: Ontario‘s Southwest<br />

He quickly got his certification <strong>to</strong><br />

captain <strong>the</strong> Duc and began offering<br />

cruises that summer.<br />

Almost immediately, Ken was<br />

approached by <strong>the</strong> late Peter Henderson<br />

about holding a free cruise day for<br />

seniors. It became a much-anticipated,<br />

annual tradition s<strong>to</strong>pped only by <strong>the</strong><br />

pandemic.<br />

“Peter had a popular radio show back<br />

<strong>the</strong>n and he was a go-getter,” explained<br />

Ken. The Bracewells provided <strong>the</strong>ir boat<br />

and crew, while many o<strong>the</strong>rs chipped<br />

in with donations of food, transit,<br />

entertainment and volunteer help.<br />

For 41 years, <strong>the</strong> seniors’ cruise on <strong>the</strong><br />

Duc has been a staple that’s provided a<br />

<strong>to</strong>ur of <strong>the</strong> St. Clair <strong>to</strong> about 1,000 people<br />

each year. It’s one of <strong>the</strong> many events<br />

Ken and his crew have missed since <strong>the</strong><br />

pandemic started.<br />

“I’m sure we’ll get back <strong>to</strong> it because<br />

it’s something we can do for <strong>the</strong><br />

community,” he said. Unfortunately,<br />

this will be <strong>the</strong> third year <strong>the</strong> seniors’<br />

cruise has been cancelled. Even if Covid<br />

restrictions remain lifted, <strong>the</strong>re’s not<br />

enough time <strong>to</strong> organize one this season.<br />

In fact, <strong>the</strong> Duc has been in dry dock<br />

for two years waiting out Covid-19.<br />

While she’s got two decks and a<br />

similar profile, <strong>the</strong> current Duc is not <strong>the</strong><br />

same boat that launched <strong>the</strong> Bracewell’s<br />

business. By 2005, <strong>the</strong> original Duc was<br />

getting <strong>to</strong>o expensive <strong>to</strong> maintain.<br />

The Bracewells scouted out a 70-foot<br />

replacement on <strong>the</strong> Eastern Seaboard<br />

called The Spirit of Newport. She was built<br />

for passengers and her shorter, wider<br />

construction makes her more stable in<br />

<strong>the</strong> water, said Ken. Like her predecessor,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Duc d’Orleans II accommodates 194<br />

passengers and eight crew members.<br />

She is ready for <strong>the</strong> <strong>2022</strong> cruising<br />

season and <strong>the</strong> Bracewells are taking<br />

reservations. Thirty bands are booked <strong>to</strong><br />

play <strong>the</strong> Duc’s legendary party cruises<br />

that typically sell out.<br />

The only issue is Covid-19 and <strong>the</strong><br />

limitations it has created <strong>the</strong> past two<br />

years. The Duc can only cruise at full<br />

capacity, said Ken. Anything less just<br />

doesn’t make economic sense.<br />

But he and Sherry have high hopes that<br />

public health restrictions will continue <strong>to</strong><br />

be lifted and it’ll be smooth sailing for <strong>the</strong><br />

Duc’s 44th year operating from Sarnia’s<br />

Centennial Park.<br />

To get an update on <strong>the</strong> season, visit<br />

ducdorleans.com.<br />

P A G E<br />

8<br />

“It takes less time <strong>to</strong> do things right than <strong>to</strong> explain why you did it wrong.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.<br />

Recipes<br />

Send Us<br />

Your u<br />

Recipes!<br />

e c es<br />

We’ll be bringing you recipes from <strong>Club</strong> contribu<strong>to</strong>rs & from local fundraising<br />

cookbooks we’ve collected over <strong>the</strong> last quarter of a century. You’re welcome<br />

<strong>to</strong> send your own recipes, or on behalf of an organizaon that has a new<br />

cookbook, & we can help promote those cookbooks for free.<br />

Chicken Caccia<strong>to</strong>re<br />

2 Tbsp buer<br />

Chicken breasts<br />

1 medium onion, chopped<br />

1 garlic clove, minced<br />

Sauté chicken, 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken, keep 2 tablespoons<br />

drippings. Add vegetables and sauté. Add <strong>to</strong>ma<strong>to</strong>es, broth and seasoning.<br />

Return chicken <strong>to</strong> skillet and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, unl tender,<br />

Serve over pasta or rice.<br />

Make ahead, chop chicken; mix with sauce. Can freeze up <strong>to</strong> 1 month.<br />

Thaw and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.<br />

Taco Dip<br />

4 oz cream cheese<br />

1/4 cup sour cream<br />

1/4 bole taco sauce (or less)<br />

shredded leuce<br />

Strawberry Banana<br />

Smoothie<br />

1 cup sliced strawberries, chilled<br />

1 ripe banana peeled & broken<br />

in<strong>to</strong> pieces, chilled<br />

8 oz low-fat vanilla yogurt<br />

1 green pepper, chopped<br />

1 can chopped <strong>to</strong>ma<strong>to</strong>es<br />

1/4 cup chicken broth<br />

1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning<br />

Blueberry Crumb Muffins<br />

Crumb Topping:<br />

1 cup flour<br />

3 Tbsp light brown sugar<br />

2 Tbsp granulated sugar<br />

Muffins:<br />

1 3/4 cups flour<br />

2 1/4 tsp baking powder<br />

1/2 tsp salt<br />

1 cup granulated sugar<br />

(from Point Edward Ex-Servicemen’s<br />

Associaon Cookbook)<br />

By: Jolyssa Williams (Holy Rosary School,<br />

Wyoming 50th Anniversary Cookbook)<br />

chopped <strong>to</strong>ma<strong>to</strong>es<br />

grated cheddar cheese<br />

chopped green onion<br />

sliced olives<br />

Combine cream cheese with sour cream. Layer above ingredients on a<br />

serving tray and serve with nacho chips.<br />

1 tsp baking powder<br />

pinch of salt<br />

6 Tbsp unsalted buer, melted<br />

2 large eggs<br />

1/2 cup canola oil<br />

3/4 cup whole milk<br />

1 tsp vanilla<br />

1 1/2 cups blueberries<br />

By: Shelley Jones<br />

(from “Millennium Menus”<br />

by Bridgeview Public School<br />

1 Tbsp honey<br />

1/4 tsp vanilla extract<br />

3 ice cubes<br />

whole strawberries & banana<br />

slices, for garnish<br />

Place strawberries, banana, yogurt, honey and vanilla in blender. Process<br />

on medium unl mixture is smooth. Increase speed <strong>to</strong> high and drop ice<br />

cubes, one at a me through opening in blender cover. Process unl ice is<br />

crushed. Garnish if desired and serve immediately.<br />

Nutrion per serving: 137 cals; 4g protein; 1g fat; 29g carbohydrates; 51 mg sodium; 4 mg cholesterol.<br />

By: Pat Maruscak<br />

(Wyoming Lioness <strong>Club</strong><br />

30th Anniversary book)<br />

Topping: Combine flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder and<br />

salt. Sr in melted buer, <strong>the</strong>n pinch mixture unl it forms pea-size clumps.<br />

Set aside.<br />

Muffins: In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In a large<br />

bowl, combine sugar, eggs and canola oil. Beat with mixer at low speed unl<br />

combined. Beat in milk and vanilla. Add flour mixture all at once and beat at<br />

low speed unl baer is smooth. Sr in blueberries. Spoon baer in<strong>to</strong> 18<br />

muffin cup with paper liners or spray 2 muffin ns. Sprinkle with crumb<br />

<strong>to</strong>pping. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or unl lightly browned.<br />

Send Your Recipes <strong>to</strong> info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

ca<br />

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

"Mental Age"<br />

Eye Test<br />

The following was developed<br />

as a mental age assessment<br />

by <strong>the</strong> School of Psychiatry at<br />

Harvard University. Take your<br />

time and see if you can read each<br />

line aloud without a mistake.<br />

The average person over 60 years<br />

of age cannot do it!<br />

1. This is this cat.<br />

2. This is is cat.<br />

3. This is how cat.<br />

4. This is <strong>to</strong> cat.<br />

5. This is keep cat.<br />

6. This is an cat.<br />

7. This is old cat.<br />

8. This is fart cat.<br />

9. This is busy cat.<br />

10. This is for cat.<br />

11. This is forty cat.<br />

12. This is seconds cat.<br />

Now go back & read <strong>the</strong> third word<br />

in each line from <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>p down.<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Duc D’Orleans II<br />

Cruise Ship<br />

Cruise <strong>the</strong> beautiful St. Clair River<br />

aboard<br />

our ship!<br />

... and<br />

Thank<br />

You<br />

for 43<br />

awesome<br />

years!<br />

Sunday Afternoon Cruises<br />

2:30-4:30 until Labour Day<br />

Call for Lunch Cruise dates!<br />

A favourite for<br />

seniors groups,<br />

company picnics,<br />

weddings,<br />

reunions or<br />

corporate affairs.<br />



CALL 519-337-5152 TO PLAN YOUR GROUP’S OUTING!<br />


Pho<strong>to</strong>: Ontario's Southwest<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Time is a game played beautifully by children.” - Heraclitus<br />

P A G E 9

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Don’t let old age get you down - it’s <strong>to</strong>o hard <strong>to</strong> get back up!<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />


110 S. Mit<strong>to</strong>n • 519-344-7557 • alsvacandsew.ca<br />

It was only a little more than a hundred<br />

years ago that <strong>the</strong>re was no such thing as<br />

recorded sound or radio or television or<br />

telephone. These things didn’t exist. And<br />

didn’t exist ever before that ei<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Do you know what that means?<br />

It meant that <strong>the</strong> only human voices<br />

you ever heard were from real people<br />

within range of your actual hearing. ‘In<br />

real time’ as <strong>the</strong> phrase goes now.<br />

And <strong>the</strong> only time you heard any<br />

music was from <strong>the</strong> very actual<br />

instrument that was being played in<br />

your presence.<br />

There was no putting in a CD, DVD,<br />

tape or record in<strong>to</strong> your car (<strong>the</strong>re were<br />

none) or any o<strong>the</strong>r device <strong>to</strong> get instant<br />

sound. There was no television, radio,<br />

or cellphone ei<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Right away can you hear <strong>the</strong><br />

world go quiet?<br />

Your own voice or someone<br />

else’s that you heard with your<br />

own ears at that moment were<br />

<strong>the</strong> only voices you ever heard.<br />

Only <strong>the</strong> piano, or guitar, or<br />

violin, or symphony orchestra,<br />

or any instrument in live<br />

performance, being played at<br />

that moment would be heard by<br />

you during your life. This was <strong>the</strong> only<br />

time you ever heard any music.<br />

And how often was that? How quiet<br />

was that?<br />

Is it any wonder that people loved <strong>to</strong><br />

get <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>to</strong> socialize - talk, play some<br />

music, dance? It was such a delightful,<br />

rare experience. New and plentiful<br />

voices and music in a coming <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

in one small area for a moment in time<br />

- this must have been greatly anticipated<br />

and relished.<br />

The house you lived in would be quiet,<br />

quiet, quiet, except for <strong>the</strong> voices of <strong>the</strong><br />

very people living <strong>the</strong>re. Of course babies<br />

would cry, kids can be rambunctious,<br />

and adults can freely talk away in a<br />

household. Plus <strong>the</strong>re would be sounds<br />

519-627-0719<br />

70 Duke Street<br />

info@wallaceburgretirementresidence.com<br />

www.wallaceburgretirementresidence.com<br />

A Quieter Time<br />

by<br />

Kenneth Lapointe<br />

from Daytripping<br />

Sept-Oct 2009 issue<br />

from any animals around. But one can<br />

see <strong>the</strong> decibel level would be way down<br />

immediately, except in extraordinary<br />

circumstances such as a terrible s<strong>to</strong>rm,<br />

or a noisy steam engine, or waterfalls, or<br />

falling trees or rocks, or <strong>the</strong> pounding of<br />

hammers, etc.<br />

Everyday sounds were caused in <strong>the</strong><br />

moment by <strong>the</strong> actual thing making <strong>the</strong><br />

sound. A door squeaks. A floor creaks.<br />

Dinner plates clatter a bit. The sound<br />

of pouring water, <strong>the</strong> wind in <strong>the</strong> trees.<br />

These sounds were made when you<br />

heard <strong>the</strong>m. Not before, not sounds from<br />

some o<strong>the</strong>r place, not something not<br />

<strong>the</strong>re with you at <strong>the</strong> moment, such as<br />

recorded sound gives you.<br />

How about books? Almost dead quiet<br />

except for <strong>the</strong> sound of <strong>the</strong> page turning.<br />

I think <strong>the</strong>refore every sound would<br />

be quite noticeable in this world of quiet.<br />

And any unfamiliar sound would stick<br />

out like a sore thumb and probably be<br />

investigated.<br />

The only time I’ve ever experienced<br />

such quiet was when I was in <strong>the</strong> middle<br />

of a wilderness setting in Ontario years<br />

ago. Myself and four friends were on a<br />

canoe trip, a hundred kilometres from<br />

It’s OK <strong>to</strong> be<br />

happy with a calm,<br />

unbusy life.<br />

any human habitation. There was no<br />

one else. There was no sound from any<br />

machine, any car, any road, any human<br />

whatsoever, except from our own selves.<br />

We had no recorded music, radio, or<br />

phones.<br />

I remember at one spot thinking we<br />

must be near a highway because of a<br />

loud whooshing sound. I couldn’t figure<br />

it out. What highway? There were none<br />

around. Then I realized it was only <strong>the</strong><br />

wind blowing through <strong>the</strong> pines!<br />

One could get used <strong>to</strong> it. It would take<br />

a while though because of all <strong>the</strong> years of<br />

being accus<strong>to</strong>med <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> modern barrage<br />

of sound we live with night and day,<br />

including ‘white noise,’ which is simply<br />

low-level, indistinguishable, continuous<br />

background sound.<br />

Perhaps we might wonder how<br />

anyone in <strong>the</strong>se older times could have<br />

ever s<strong>to</strong>od it. WAS IT ALL TOO QUIET?<br />

Perhaps we could ask however - what<br />

a different world, maybe a softer, quieter,<br />

more relaxed world, are we missing?<br />

Publisher’s note: I’m in <strong>the</strong> office by<br />

myself as I read this Kenneth, and if I<br />

eliminate <strong>the</strong> central air, <strong>the</strong> truck traffic<br />

outside, <strong>the</strong> refrigera<strong>to</strong>r compressor, faint<br />

music from ano<strong>the</strong>r computer and <strong>the</strong><br />

sound of my own typing, I’ll be left with<br />

only <strong>the</strong> hum of 5 computers and a printer<br />

<strong>to</strong> keep me sane.<br />

P A G E<br />

10<br />

“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.” - Margaret Bonnano

Maybe we should s<strong>to</strong>p it with <strong>the</strong> elderly jokes. They’re getting old.<br />

“Big or Small, JohnnyRemax<br />

Sells T hem All”<br />

John A. McCharles, Broker<br />

Re/Max Sarnia Realty Inc. Brokerage<br />

519-383-4812<br />

johnnyremax@bellnet.ca<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />


Reasonable Prices<br />


Decks, Sheds, Repairs...<br />

(Excludes plumbing/electrical)<br />

YOU NAME IT,<br />

I’ll get it done for you.<br />

10% OFF with mention of this ad<br />

30 YEARS<br />


Call Don at<br />

226-343-2265<br />

(Q through Z)<br />

Quadruplets: Four crying out load.<br />

Quiet: What librarians live <strong>the</strong>ir lives seeking <strong>to</strong> find.<br />

Rude: When someone borrows your handkerchief <strong>to</strong> blow <strong>the</strong>ir nose.<br />

Redundancy: An air bag in a politicians car.<br />

Retirement: When you quit working just before your heart does.<br />

Sailing: A form of mast transit.<br />

Spinster: A bachelor's wife.<br />

Spirobits: The frayed bits left behind paper in a spiral notebook.<br />

Sunba<strong>the</strong>r: A fry in <strong>the</strong> ointment.<br />

Suspense: Why did <strong>the</strong> chicken cross <strong>the</strong> road?<br />

I will tell you <strong>to</strong>morrow.<br />

Used Car: An au<strong>to</strong>mobile that is not what<br />

it's jacked up <strong>to</strong> be.<br />

Volcano: A mountain with hiccups.<br />

Zebra: A sports model donkey.<br />

Sunburn:<br />

Getting more<br />

than you<br />

basked for.<br />



2713 Old Lakeshore Road, Brights Grove<br />

519-869-2794 • skeeterbarlows.com<br />

Join us by <strong>the</strong> Lake!<br />

• Au<strong>the</strong>ntic Hickory Smoked Ribs<br />

• Genuine Broasted Chicken<br />

• Seafood, Sandwiches, Wraps<br />

Reserve for panoramic views<br />

of Lake Huron from our patio!<br />

• Take Out • Lakeside parks & benches nearby<br />





As reported by<br />

George Stathis tapped out of his<br />

family’s Sarnia-based restaurant<br />

business and <strong>to</strong>ok a different path,<br />

moving out west <strong>to</strong> become a driller on<br />

a drilling rig. Ten years later, he couldn’t<br />

resist <strong>the</strong> temptation <strong>to</strong> get back in<strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> kitchen. “A cousin of mine called me<br />

and said he had a small restaurant in a<br />

place near Windsor called Harrow and<br />

asked if I’d be interested in buying in<strong>to</strong><br />

it,” George recalls. “I said, ‘Why not?<br />

What <strong>the</strong> heck; it’s in my blood.’ So I<br />

moved <strong>to</strong> Harrow and we ran <strong>the</strong> place<br />

for about six years.”<br />

The next chapter in George’s<br />

restaurant adventure occurred when<br />

his bro<strong>the</strong>r, who was living in Sarnia,<br />

said a place had come up for lease<br />

and wondered if he’d be interested in<br />

www.hashtaglocal.com<br />

Skeeter Barlow’s Grill & Bar<br />

joining him and ano<strong>the</strong>r partner in<br />

taking over <strong>the</strong> operation? That led <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> birth of Skeeter Barlow’s Grill &<br />

Bar in Bright’s Grove. “The place was<br />

already established; it just needed some<br />

TLC,” George recalls.<br />

George says he wanted Skeeter<br />

Barlow’s <strong>to</strong> be a chicken and ribs<br />

joint because he had enjoyed success<br />

with that formula in Harrow. “It was<br />

a popular seller,” George says. “It was<br />

fresh chicken that was marinated for<br />

8-12 hours and <strong>the</strong>n you’re good <strong>to</strong> go.<br />

There are special machines that you use<br />

<strong>to</strong> cook it in. It has been very popular.”<br />

So, who exactly is Skeeter Barlow?<br />

Well, nobody if you must know. “Prior<br />

<strong>to</strong> coming <strong>to</strong> work here I would drive<br />

<strong>to</strong> Sarnia <strong>to</strong> visit my parents thinking<br />

one of <strong>the</strong>se days<br />

I’d like <strong>to</strong> open my<br />

own place,” George<br />

says. “I always<br />

liked <strong>the</strong> name<br />

Barlow’s because<br />

it just seemed <strong>to</strong><br />

go with everything.<br />

So half of <strong>the</strong><br />

name was already<br />

concocted. I was<br />

listening <strong>to</strong> some<br />

radio station one<br />

day and two guys<br />

were talking. One<br />

guy referred <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Pho<strong>to</strong> Submitted o<strong>the</strong>r as ‘Skeeter’<br />

and I said <strong>to</strong> myself, ‘Skeeter Barlow’s.<br />

Geez, that’s catchy.’ We <strong>to</strong>ssed around<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r names, but we kept coming back<br />

<strong>to</strong> Skeeter Barlow’s. Now everybody just<br />

refers <strong>to</strong> it as Skeeter’s.”<br />

While George concurred <strong>the</strong><br />

restaurant world, he also grew a family<br />

with his wife of 24 years, Denise Stathis,<br />

who has s<strong>to</strong>od by George from <strong>the</strong><br />

beginning. The two have passed <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

love of <strong>the</strong> restaurant industry down <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir daughters, Tia (24) and Lisa (19),<br />

who have put in many years as servers.<br />

“Skeeter’s is our second home, and we<br />

wouldn’t have it any o<strong>the</strong>r way,” shares<br />

Tia and Lisa.<br />

George says he is fortunate <strong>to</strong> have<br />

<strong>the</strong> same managers and head chef<br />

for 25 years. “It is a combination of<br />

myself having grown up and worked in<br />

kitchens and those guys having worked<br />

in kitchens at o<strong>the</strong>r places and we all get<br />

along pretty good,” George says. “I have<br />

been very fortunate I have <strong>to</strong> admit.”<br />

George, who is 65 years old, thought<br />

about retiring, but when <strong>the</strong> COVID-19<br />

pandemic hit, he decided <strong>to</strong> stay on.<br />

“I think I’ll retire in <strong>the</strong> next few years<br />

because I don’t want <strong>to</strong> be seating<br />

people while using a walker,” George<br />

jokes. “But for now, we’re having fun.<br />

Our restaurant is comfortably casual<br />

and we have a great view. We’re right<br />

on <strong>the</strong> water overlooking Lake Huron.<br />

We have great sunsets and a really nice<br />

patio. The best part about owning this is<br />

you have <strong>the</strong> freedom <strong>to</strong> make decisions<br />

on your own. If it doesn’t work you have<br />

nobody <strong>to</strong> blame but yourself.”<br />

Read more s<strong>to</strong>ries like this at www.<br />

hashtaglocal.com<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “The best thing about <strong>the</strong> future is that it comes one day at a time.” - Abraham Lincoln P A G E 11

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Thank you, <strong>to</strong> all <strong>the</strong> advertisers you see throughout <strong>the</strong> magazine.<br />

Going Above & Beyond for Our Clients!<br />


Sales Representave<br />

Cell: 519-383-5185<br />

Office: 519-542-9999<br />

movewithsteph@gmail.com<br />

sarnia realty Inc., Brokerage*<br />

*Indepentently owned and operated<br />

1319 Exmouth Street, Sarnia<br />


Sales Representave<br />

Cell: 519-328-7251<br />

Office: 519-542-9999<br />

laurie.l@bell.net<br />

#laurieloveslamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ... Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

DROP BY & SEE US!<br />


Visit Our<br />



APB, Chips & Dust, Sand<br />


• GROUND COVER -<br />

Pea Gravel, Black Granite, Beach Pebble, Beach S<strong>to</strong>ne<br />

1189 Confederation Street, Sarnia • 519-337-2334 • www.patene.com<br />

Canatara Cabin Res<strong>to</strong>ration Project<br />

at Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage Museum<br />

local residents. Several years ago,<br />

it was decided that a replica cabin<br />

be constructed <strong>to</strong> replace <strong>the</strong> aging<br />

Canatara Cabin. This presented an<br />

opportunity for Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage<br />

Museum <strong>to</strong> acquire, rebuild, and<br />

res<strong>to</strong>re <strong>the</strong> Canatara Cabin. In late<br />

2020, <strong>the</strong> cabin <strong>to</strong>ok one last move<br />

where it was disassembled once again<br />

and moved by truck <strong>to</strong> its final resting<br />

place – Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage Museum.<br />

The anticipated cost of <strong>the</strong><br />

Canatara Cabin Res<strong>to</strong>ration Project<br />

By Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage Museum<br />

www.lamb<strong>to</strong>nmuseums.ca<br />

is $100,000. So far, <strong>the</strong> County of<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n along with <strong>the</strong> Save The<br />

Canatara Cabin Grassroots Group<br />

have collectively raised $34,826.<br />

Fundraising efforts continue and we<br />

need your support. Help Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

Heritage Museum reach <strong>the</strong>ir goal <strong>to</strong><br />

ensure this piece of his<strong>to</strong>ry is res<strong>to</strong>red<br />

and enjoyed by future generations.<br />

Visit www.lamb<strong>to</strong>nmuseums.ca<br />

<strong>to</strong> learn more about <strong>the</strong> Canatara<br />

Cabin Res<strong>to</strong>ration Project and donate<br />

online.<br />

The Canatara Cabin in about 1960 in its former location on Lakeshore Road.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> archives of Neil Spaulding.<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage Museum tells <strong>the</strong><br />

s<strong>to</strong>ries of Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County through<br />

<strong>the</strong> preservation and presentation of<br />

artifacts, culture, and local his<strong>to</strong>ry. The<br />

Canatara Cabin is <strong>the</strong> latest addition<br />

<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> Museum’s collection of his<strong>to</strong>ric<br />

buildings. It brings <strong>to</strong> life an era not<br />

currently represented at <strong>the</strong> Museum<br />

and will be <strong>the</strong> oldest his<strong>to</strong>ric building<br />

on site at over 190 years of age.<br />

The Canatara Cabin was first<br />

constructed in 1830 near Goderich,<br />

Ontario. Its first move <strong>to</strong>ok place in <strong>the</strong><br />

1930s when it was disassembled and<br />

floated down Lake Huron <strong>to</strong> Sarnia<br />

where it was enjoyed as <strong>the</strong> lakefront<br />

summer home of Maud Hanna. A<br />

generation later, <strong>the</strong> cabin was sold<br />

<strong>to</strong> Sarnia City Councillor, Lorne Hay.<br />

Due <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> threat of erosion along<br />

<strong>the</strong> lakeshore, Hay made <strong>the</strong> decision<br />

<strong>to</strong> donate <strong>the</strong> Cabin <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> City of<br />

Sarnia in <strong>the</strong> 1970’s. Funding for this<br />

move was supported by <strong>the</strong> Seaway<br />

Kiwanis <strong>Club</strong> and it was relocated <strong>to</strong><br />

Canatara Park.<br />

Over <strong>the</strong> course of its life at <strong>the</strong><br />

park, <strong>the</strong> cabin was used as a unique<br />

space for hosting community events,<br />

creating lasting memories with<br />

The Canatara Cabin in its new location at Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage Museum, waiting <strong>to</strong> be rebuilt.<br />

P A G E<br />

12<br />

“Tough times never last, but <strong>to</strong>ugh people do!” - Robert Schuller

As you may have guessed by now, it’s for people 55+<br />

Growing a Lasting Community<br />

Having grown up in <strong>the</strong> city, in an<br />

apartment and having parents who<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves didn’t garden, growing<br />

my own food was just a glisten in my<br />

eyes. The reality I believed was food<br />

essentially came from <strong>the</strong> grocery s<strong>to</strong>re.<br />

I certainly knew, loosely, <strong>the</strong> how but <strong>the</strong><br />

whole concept of it was still so foreign.<br />

I really began <strong>to</strong> grasp a sense of<br />

true agriculture when I started staying<br />

with my grandparents in <strong>the</strong> summer.<br />

I remember cramming in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> back<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir truck, sitting knees <strong>to</strong> chest in<br />

a fold down seat. We finally settled <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir quaint little trailer where I was<br />

free <strong>to</strong> indulge in <strong>the</strong> sheer complexity<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir many gardens and fruit trees<br />

that consumed <strong>the</strong>ir backyard. I can still<br />

smell <strong>the</strong> sweet fragrance of <strong>the</strong> peach<br />

blossoms and hear <strong>the</strong> little chats my<br />

grandmo<strong>the</strong>r would have with <strong>the</strong> berry<br />

bushes, while I taste-tested every couple<br />

we’d pick. Or visiting <strong>the</strong> many rabbits<br />

my grandfa<strong>the</strong>r raised in his shed.<br />

It was pure magic. Surrounded by<br />

so much life. I longed <strong>to</strong> create such a<br />

life for myself. Yet, as I grew, I sheltered<br />

away from it all. Secretly I wanted <strong>to</strong><br />

relive <strong>the</strong> fairy-tale. To absorb <strong>the</strong> pure<br />

bliss from so long ago.<br />

Here I am, many years later. As I sit<br />

and write this from my kitchen table, I<br />

watch as my pigs roam in <strong>the</strong> woods. I<br />

am enchanted with <strong>the</strong> simple intracity<br />

of <strong>the</strong> homestead, evolving a plot of<br />

land in<strong>to</strong> our own oasis. I have began<br />

a garden of my own. A place <strong>to</strong> grow<br />

new life <strong>to</strong> feed myself and my family.<br />

My chickens soak up <strong>the</strong> sun and enjoy<br />

<strong>the</strong> breeze through <strong>the</strong>ir fea<strong>the</strong>rs. I<br />

love watching <strong>the</strong> looks on my kids’<br />

faces, <strong>the</strong>ir mouths stained from <strong>the</strong><br />

wild raspberries <strong>the</strong>y must taste test.<br />

The farming community I had no idea<br />

existed has welcomed us and helps us<br />

<strong>to</strong> thrive. It is exactly where I am meant<br />

<strong>to</strong> be. We give everything we have<br />

<strong>to</strong> provide <strong>the</strong> very best for our loyal<br />

patrons. We are grateful for <strong>the</strong> many<br />

S<strong>to</strong>p In & See The Difference An Independent,<br />

Locally Owned Business Can Offer!<br />

• Fashionable designer frames<br />

at compeve prices<br />

• Durable, high quality brands<br />

• Personal aenon <strong>to</strong> your vision needs<br />

• Honest opinion on your frame fit & style<br />

• Value brands available <strong>to</strong> fit your budget<br />

• Offer direct billing <strong>to</strong> most vision plans<br />

Fresh<br />

Summer<br />

Selection of<br />

Eyewear!<br />

Beth Kolthoff<br />

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

outlets and markets in our area, where<br />

we can create our own hub of local<br />

goodness, a central place <strong>to</strong> ga<strong>the</strong>r <strong>to</strong><br />

provide <strong>the</strong> very best we have <strong>to</strong> offer<br />

<strong>to</strong> all who are looking for local, <strong>to</strong>pquality<br />

food and products. Places out of<br />

<strong>the</strong> norm <strong>to</strong> enjoy local products, from<br />

artisans and farmers alike. To run in<strong>to</strong><br />

old friends and chit chat or make new<br />

friends, right in our own back yard.<br />

Everything grown with love, and a little<br />

bit of magic.<br />

Just <strong>to</strong> name a few of <strong>the</strong> markets we<br />

are so fortunate <strong>to</strong> have so close <strong>to</strong> home,<br />

like <strong>the</strong> Petrolia Farmers’ Market which<br />

takes place Saturday mornings 7-12 and<br />

Tuesday evenings 4-8 (Tuesday evening<br />

starts June 21) right in his<strong>to</strong>rical down<strong>to</strong>wn<br />

Petrolia. Or enjoy a scenic drive along Lake<br />

Huron and visit <strong>the</strong> Bright’s Grove Market,<br />

Wednesday evenings starting June 15th.<br />

The Point Edward Market is also back this<br />

year, situated along <strong>the</strong> walkway right<br />

under <strong>the</strong> iconic Bluewater Bridge starting<br />

June 9 on Thursday evenings from 4-8.<br />

Check out <strong>the</strong> Buy Local, Buy Fresh section<br />

of Daytripping for a larger selection of<br />

markets and farms <strong>to</strong> visit throughout<br />

Southwestern Ontario.<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Pho<strong>to</strong>s from<br />

Petrolia Farmers’ Market Facebook page<br />








By Shauna Ward, Petrolia<br />

From Daytripping<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> issue<br />








... A Frankly Optical Experience!<br />

With Beth’s 30 years of<br />

experience she is dedicated<br />

<strong>to</strong> helping you find<br />

just <strong>the</strong> right pair<br />

from her great selecon<br />

of eyewear including<br />

sunglasses & contact lenses!<br />

Walk in or book a one on one appointment time!<br />

147 N. Mion St., Sarnia • 519-337-4060 • TheEyeGuySarnia.com<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “I’ve been on a calendar but I have never been on time.” - Marilyn Monroe P A G E 13

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Do you remember being 19? Nei<strong>the</strong>r do we!<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Get It Done Right The First Time<br />


• Faucet Installation • Leak Repairs<br />

• Clogged Drains • Camera Inspection<br />

• Toilet Replacement & Installation<br />

• Sump Pump • Frozen Pipes<br />

• Sewer & Waterline Replacement<br />

Ask For Your Seniors Discount<br />

Professional sion<br />

onal<br />

a 24/7 4 7 Emergency Service<br />

345 Ontario Street, et Unit B<br />

SARNIA I • 519-337-1545<br />

37-1<br />

-154<br />

545<br />

Cus<strong>to</strong>mPlumbingSarnia.com<br />

t<br />

P umbi<br />

ia Family Owned & Operated and Proudly<br />

Serving Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County Since 1991<br />

The Annual Seniors Cruise on <strong>the</strong> original Duc D’Orleans circa 1987-1988<br />

with (l <strong>to</strong> r) Paul Godfrey, Ken Bracewell & Peter Henderson in foreground.<br />

See page 8 in this issue for an article about <strong>the</strong> Duc D’Orleans.<br />

Bring this i coupon n in <strong>to</strong> receive e your Exclusive <strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Club</strong> Offer<br />

Send us your Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n pho<strong>to</strong>s!<br />

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

THE<br />

CLUB<br />

Memories<br />

Save an extra 10% off any sale item!<br />

Expires Oct 31<br />

Phrase Origins<br />

565 Murphy Road<br />

SARNIA<br />

shoeboxsarnia.ca<br />

Turn a Blind Eye<br />

Refers <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> refusal <strong>to</strong> acknowledge something which you<br />

know <strong>to</strong> be true. In an 1801 battle, Admiral Horatio Nelson<br />

said this when he used his blind eye <strong>to</strong> look through his<br />

telescope. This way he could avoid signals from his superior,<br />

whom he didn’t always agree with. Apparently he wasn’t<br />

<strong>the</strong> first <strong>to</strong> use <strong>the</strong> phrase, but he did popularize it.<br />

Plus<br />

Get Your<br />

Very Own<br />

Deals<br />

by Email<br />

Weekly!<br />

P A G E<br />

14<br />

“The secret of life is enjoying <strong>the</strong> passage of time.” - James Taylor

Plenty of Discounts offered on this list - let us know what’s missing.<br />

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


A list i of o local discountsi<br />

s or offers that a t<br />

benefit n<br />

efi t<br />

people ple e over e acertain a a i<br />

age.<br />

TOWN<br />




AGE+<br />

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


BRIGHTS GROVE Shoppers Drug Mart 20% OFF Thursdays 65+ 519-869-4224<br />

CORUNNA Corunna Pharmasave 10% OFF Tuesdays & Fridays 65+ 519-862-2020<br />

Shoppers Drug Mart 20% OFF Thursdays 65+ 519-862-1451<br />

Corunna Foodland 2% OFF Wednesdays 60+ 519-862-5213<br />

FOREST CDS Pharmacy 15% OFF Wednesdays 60+ 519-786-2104<br />

Forest Naturals & Home Health 15% OFF Wednesdays 65+ 226-520-0054<br />

Forest Pharmasave 15% OFF Wednesdays 65+ 519-786-5161<br />

Williamson Farms Country S<strong>to</strong>re Various Wednesdays 55+ 226-520-0144<br />

PETROLIA Bargain Shop 20-30% 1st Wednesday of month 60+ 519-882-0057<br />

Country Yarns 15% OFF See ad in The <strong>Club</strong> all ages 519-882-8740<br />

Gramma’s Candy S<strong>to</strong>re 5% OFF Tuesdays 60+ 519-882-1212<br />

Gray’s Floral Market 50% OFF All fresh flowers and all ages 519- 882-1330<br />

premade arrangements<br />

Saturdays 2-4pm only<br />

Heidi’s Your Independent Grocer 10% OFF Tuesdays 60+ 519-882-2211<br />

Hogan Pharmacy 20% OFF Wednesdays 60+ 519-882-1840<br />

M&M Meats 10% OFF Tuesdays 60+ 519-882-4316<br />

McDonald’s 20% OFF* Coffee/Tea daily 55+ 519-882-3678<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Frances’<br />

Helpful<br />

Hints<br />

1) Did you know that when<br />

a broom is hung up it keeps<br />

its shape better and sweeps<br />

more evenly than those left<br />

standing? Dip your broom in<br />

warm water periodically <strong>to</strong><br />

prolong its life.<br />

2) Did you know that<br />

baskets should be misted<br />

with lukewarm water at least<br />

once a month <strong>to</strong> retain <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

supple nature?<br />

3) Fea<strong>the</strong>r pillows<br />

sometimes acquire a musty<br />

odour. Remove <strong>the</strong> pillow<br />

cover and place <strong>the</strong> pillow<br />

before a fire or near a heat<br />

source. Fluff it after about an<br />

hour and turn it over. This<br />

intense drying will eliminate<br />

<strong>the</strong> odour. It does not work<br />

when you place <strong>the</strong> pillow in<br />

<strong>the</strong> clo<strong>the</strong>s dryer.<br />

PT EDWARD Twin Bridge Lighting 15% OFF Mondays 55+ 519-344-3535<br />

SARNIA Bulk Barn 10% OFF Wednesdays 65+ 519-542-6668<br />

Cus<strong>to</strong>m Plumbing 10% OFF Every day 65+ 519-337-1545<br />

Generation Paint Company 15% OFF Every day 65+ 519-330-4424<br />

Giant Tiger 10% OFF Ist Monday of month 65+ 519-336-0831<br />

Goodwill 25% OFF 2nd Monday of month 55+ 519-541-9273<br />

London Road Pharmacy 20% OFF Thursdays 60+ 519-491-6778<br />

M&M Meats 10% OFF Tuesdays 60+ 519-542-8398<br />

McDonald’s 20% OFF* Coffee/Tea daily 55+ 519-336-7096<br />

Michaels 10% OFF Every day 60+ 519-542-3200<br />

Mission Thrift S<strong>to</strong>re 20% OFF Last Thursday of month 65+ 519-337-1614<br />

Don’s Home Renovations 10% OFF See ad in The <strong>Club</strong> all ages 226-343-2265<br />

OMG Poutine 15% OFF Tuesdays 60+ 519-491-5563<br />

Petsmart 10% OFF Grooming on Tuesdays 65+ 519-542-2822<br />

Peavey Mart 20% OFF Last Tuesday of month 55+ 519-542-4091<br />

Pet Valu 10% OFF Last Thursday of month 60+ 519-541-0468<br />

Rexall Pharmacy 20% OFF Tuesdays 55+ 519-332-5575<br />

Russell Street Home Hardware 20% OFF See ad in The <strong>Club</strong> 60+ 519-383-0688<br />

Salvation Army Thrift S<strong>to</strong>re 25% OFF 1st Wednesday of month 60+ 519-344-3781<br />

Sarnia Pharmacy 10% OFF Tuesdays and Fridays 65+ 519-337-3215<br />

Shoppers Drug Mart 20% OFF Thursdays 65+ 519-337-3727<br />

Value Village 30% OFF Tuesdays 60+ 519-541-0153<br />

STRATHROY M&M Meats 10% OFF Tuesdays 60+ 519-245-6355<br />

McDonald’s 20% OFF* Coffee/Tea daily 55+ 519-245-3821<br />

WYOMING Wyoming Tree Service 10% OFF Every day 65+ 519-845-0847<br />

Call 519-491-1676 or email info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca <strong>to</strong> add one!<br />

Please remember: e<br />

r: These discounts are for reference. eren<br />

en<br />

They may change & may not<br />

apply ply <strong>to</strong> specific c items. S<strong>to</strong>res are not obligated <strong>to</strong> adhere <strong>to</strong> what we’ve printed.<br />

You may also need <strong>to</strong> ask in order <strong>to</strong> get <strong>the</strong> discount. t Thanks for understanding.<br />

ndin<br />

4) A spice mill or pepper<br />

mill should be cleaned<br />

occasionally by grinding a<br />

handful of raw rice.<br />

5) Many people are now<br />

using kerosene lamps<br />

instead of candles<br />

particularly during <strong>the</strong><br />

Christmas season. Lamp oil<br />

in seasonal colours and<br />

scents can now be readily<br />

acquired. There is some<br />

basic lamp care that should<br />

be followed. Wicks should<br />

be soaked in oil before being<br />

lit. When <strong>the</strong> lamp is lit <strong>the</strong><br />

wick should be turned down<br />

and slowly raised. Wicks<br />

should be only long enough<br />

<strong>to</strong> reach <strong>the</strong> bot<strong>to</strong>m of <strong>the</strong> oil<br />

reservoir. Wicks should be<br />

so wide that <strong>the</strong>y quite fill<br />

<strong>the</strong> wick holder without<br />

having <strong>to</strong> be squeezed in<strong>to</strong><br />

it. The wick should be cut in<br />

<strong>the</strong> shape of an inverted “V”.<br />

When it’s time <strong>to</strong> extinguish<br />

<strong>the</strong> flame put your hand<br />

behind <strong>the</strong> chimney and<br />

blow straight across <strong>the</strong> <strong>to</strong>p<br />

of <strong>the</strong> chimney. Do not turn<br />

<strong>the</strong> wick down in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> lamp<br />

oil reservoir <strong>to</strong> extinguish <strong>the</strong><br />

flame.<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Time is a good s<strong>to</strong>ryteller.” - Irish saying<br />

P A G E 15

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Laughter is <strong>the</strong> best medicine - here’s <strong>to</strong> your health.<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Music Lessons & Books for All Ages<br />

S<strong>to</strong>re & Studio 115 Mit<strong>to</strong>n St. S. 519-344-2319<br />

Do you want <strong>to</strong> reach<br />

our age 55+ readers?<br />

advertise<br />

in <strong>the</strong> club<br />

Call 519-491-1676<br />

info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />


Delivery Monday Thru Saturday<br />

1018 Murphy Rd Sarnia 519-542-7273<br />

Oh my goodness. The girl that sits<br />

and stresses about <strong>the</strong> number of<br />

scams going around just got scammed<br />

herself and it was just like that. Let me<br />

elaborate.<br />

For two years I’ve been wanting <strong>to</strong> get<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r puppy. I have always gotten my<br />

dogs from a shelter. Getting an animal<br />

from a breeder was just something that<br />

never turned my crank. Well after two<br />

years of applying for a dog from shelters<br />

or rescues with no luck, I decided <strong>to</strong> get<br />

one from what I thought was a reputable<br />

breeder.<br />

Long s<strong>to</strong>ry short, I paid just over<br />

$1,000 for a Cavapoo. Upon paying <strong>the</strong><br />

price, I had <strong>to</strong> sign some documents.<br />

The dog was set for departure from<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States only <strong>to</strong> receive a call<br />

and email saying that I needed <strong>to</strong> pay<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r $1250 for a transportable crate<br />

for <strong>the</strong> pup. By this time I’m thinking<br />

“what <strong>the</strong> heck?” I pay <strong>the</strong> fee as I am<br />

<strong>to</strong>ld that I would be reimbursed $1200<br />

once <strong>the</strong> pup arrives and <strong>the</strong> crate is<br />

given back.<br />

Moving on, I am really not feeling<br />

good, but I am reassured that this is all<br />

normal and it is <strong>the</strong> breeder’s fault for<br />

just dropping off <strong>the</strong> pups and leaving.<br />

The pups are set <strong>to</strong> depart <strong>the</strong> US<br />

and arrive in London, Ontario where<br />

<strong>the</strong>y will be delivered <strong>to</strong> my home.<br />

Tongue<br />

Twisters<br />

You’ve no need<br />

To light a night-light<br />

On a light night like <strong>to</strong>night,<br />

For a night-light’s light<br />

Is a slight light<br />

And <strong>to</strong>night’s a night that’s light.<br />

When a night’s light,<br />

Like <strong>to</strong>night’s light,<br />

It is really not quite right<br />

To light night-lights<br />

With <strong>the</strong>ir slight lights<br />

On a light night like <strong>to</strong>night.<br />

quiet, I felt that<br />

people need <strong>to</strong><br />

know that this crap<br />

can happen without<br />

warning. And I<br />

consider myself <strong>to</strong><br />

be someone who<br />

is cautious. Looks<br />

like this is ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

experience <strong>to</strong><br />

put in my books.<br />

By Anna Moscardelli, From here, I will<br />

Sarnia<br />

be looking in<strong>to</strong> this<br />

triangle of people<br />

Unfortunately, I receive a call at about and will hope <strong>to</strong> shut <strong>the</strong>m down,<br />

2am stating that <strong>the</strong> pups are in <strong>the</strong> however I imagine once <strong>the</strong>y are shut<br />

Niagara Falls Cus<strong>to</strong>ms and we need <strong>to</strong> down ano<strong>the</strong>r one will pop up. For<br />

pay ano<strong>the</strong>r $1750. By this time, I have anyone who wants <strong>to</strong> know who <strong>the</strong><br />

lost it. From here I contact Cus<strong>to</strong>ms, Cavapoo puppy breeder was or who<br />

<strong>the</strong> RCMP, <strong>the</strong> transporter and <strong>the</strong> socalled<br />

<strong>the</strong> global transportation company was,<br />

breeder. Crazy, but this so-called feel free <strong>to</strong> reach out <strong>to</strong> me. I will gladly<br />

breeder now starts <strong>to</strong> tell me how cruel I share <strong>the</strong>ir names.<br />

am and that God will get me or whatever Sometimes we get calls and we react<br />

his crazy text messages said. I tell him negatively, partly because of past things<br />

“Refund my money. The police will be we’ve endured. With that, I feel for those<br />

investigating.”<br />

who are legitimate and are questioned<br />

I am <strong>the</strong> girl that so many times by <strong>the</strong> receiving party. Some people<br />

talked about being careful. Well, this is unfortunately will take advantage of<br />

something so innocent that I didn’t even o<strong>the</strong>rs and <strong>the</strong>y don’t care. Sadly, <strong>the</strong>se<br />

see it coming. A legitimate site all around people attempted <strong>to</strong> threaten me with a<br />

only <strong>to</strong> find out that this was a scam. law suit and a few o<strong>the</strong>r things.<br />

I can’t believe this happened. It is now in <strong>the</strong> hands of <strong>the</strong> legal<br />

Embarrassed and wanting <strong>to</strong> keep authorities. I know that <strong>the</strong>y will do<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir best but I also know that <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

hands will be tied when it comes <strong>to</strong> any<br />

criminal proceedings. If nothing more,<br />

hopefully someone will read this and<br />

may be saved from enduring <strong>the</strong> same<br />

hardship. Sadly, as I was reporting this<br />

<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> officer in charge, he mentioned<br />

how one of his fellow police officers<br />

had been scammed close <strong>to</strong> $30,000. If<br />

a police officer can get scammed <strong>the</strong>n<br />

it goes <strong>to</strong> show you how clever <strong>the</strong>se<br />

individuals are with <strong>the</strong>ir websites or<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir ‘for sale’ posts. Unbelievable.<br />

Publisher’s note: None of us are<br />

immune <strong>to</strong> scams and I still have a sore<br />

spot after being ripped off trying <strong>to</strong><br />

buy concert tickets from a stranger. My<br />

best advice is <strong>to</strong> use your VISA card for<br />

anything and everything. The company<br />

relies on being trusted so <strong>the</strong>y will<br />

reimburse you for anything you purchase<br />

but do not receive, warranty items for<br />

longer in most applicable cases, and even<br />

refund your money for items that are<br />

lost or broken within a certain time from<br />

<strong>the</strong> date of purchase. They also have an<br />

uncanny ability <strong>to</strong> inform you when <strong>the</strong>y<br />

have concerns about fraudulent activity,<br />

long before you would have noticed it. I<br />

imagine that Mastercard and AmEx may<br />

work just as well, but I’ve personally<br />

come <strong>to</strong> have great faith in VISA as a form<br />

of insurance.<br />

P A G E<br />

16<br />

“The surest way <strong>to</strong> be late is <strong>to</strong> have plenty of time.” - Leo Kennedy

Finally... Events are back! Enjoy yourself this summer.<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Upcoming<br />

EVENTS<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ... THE JULY <strong>2022</strong><br />

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

CLUB<br />

Events ntsare<br />

listedFREEfor<br />

non-profit groups (space perming).<br />


Please check<br />

ahead if possible.<br />

JULY <strong>2022</strong><br />

S M T W T F S<br />

1 2<br />

3 4 5 6 7 8 9<br />

10 11 12 13 14 15 16<br />

17 18 19 20 21 22 23<br />

24 25 26 27 28 29 30<br />

31<br />

AUGUST <strong>2022</strong><br />

S M T W T F S<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6<br />

7 8 9 10 11 12 13<br />

14 15 16 17 18 19 20<br />

21 22 23 24 25 26 27<br />

28 29 30 31<br />

SEPT <strong>2022</strong><br />

S M T W T F S<br />

1 2 3<br />

4 5 6 7 8 9 10<br />

11 12 13 14 15 16 17<br />

18 19 20 21 22 23 24<br />

25 26 27 28 29 30<br />


Daily Sarnia Weekly adult activities at Strangway Centre www.sarnia.ca/play or 519-332-0656<br />

Mon ongoing Zoom Genealogy meetings, last Mon/month 2-3:30 www.lamb<strong>to</strong>n.ogs.on.ca<br />

Mon til Aug 22 Outdoor Concerts at Canatara Park https://calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

Tues til Aug 23 Outdoor Concerts at Centennial Park https://calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

Tues til Aug 30 Petrolia - Evening Farmers’ Market 4:30-8:30 pm www.<strong>to</strong>wn.petrolia.on.ca<br />

Wed til Aug 24 Outdoor Concerts at Kenwick Park, Brights Grove https://calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

Wed til Sept 21 Brights Grove Farmers Market 4-8pm Facebook @ brightsgrovemarket<br />

Wed til Oct 5 Grand Bend Farmers Market 8am-1pm www.lamb<strong>to</strong>nshoresmarkets.com<br />

Thurs ongoing Optimists Meat Raffle at Skeeters, Brights Grove Find us on Facebook<br />

Thurs summer Sarnia Street Cruisers, Cruise Nights at Canatara Park Find us on Facebook<br />

Thurs til Aug 25 Outdoor Concerts at Paul Blundy Park & Germain Park https://calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

Thurs til Oct 6 Point Edward Moonlight Farmers’ Market 4-8 pm Find us on Facebook<br />

Thurs til Oct 6 Forest Farmers Market 4-8pm www.lamb<strong>to</strong>nshoresmarkets.com<br />

Sat til Oct 8 Petrolia Farmers’ Market 7:30am-12pm www.<strong>to</strong>wn.petrolia.on.ca<br />

Sat thru Dec Gwetaandaawe Indigenous Market (2nd Sat monthly) burlacher@aamjiwnaang.ca<br />


<strong>July</strong> 1-31 Sarnia Square Foot Show by Sarnia Artists Workshop www.lawrencehouse.ca<br />

<strong>July</strong> 1-31 Sarnia Irvin Hawkes art show “Scatterings” www.lawrencehouse.ca<br />

Aug 5-31 Sarnia Pierre Houle and Jale Fancey, “Beautiful Ontario” www.lawrencehouse.ca<br />

Aug 5-31 Sarnia Members’ exhibit, “Seen in Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County” www.lawrencehouse.ca<br />

Sep 2-24 Grand Bend Paint Ontario sale and exhibit www.heritagemuseum.ca<br />

JULY <strong>2022</strong><br />

5 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - WIP (Wes in Progress) www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

5-24 Petrolia On Golden Pond at VPP www.<strong>the</strong>vpp.ca<br />

6 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - Bruce Dean and Deano Brainelli www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

7 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - Karen Emeny www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

7 Germain Park Sounds of Summer - The Casuals www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

8 Sarnia Lawrence House First Friday 6 pm, Live Music www.lawrencehouse.ca<br />

9 Oil Springs Black Gold Fest 11-4 www.oilmuseum.ca<br />

9 Sombra Annual Blueberry Social 1-4 pm sombramuseum.webs.com/events<br />

9 Sarnia Habitat for Humanity Charity BBW at <strong>the</strong> Res<strong>to</strong>re Find us on Facebook<br />

10 Sarnia Bluewater Anglers Family Fishing Derby www.bluewateranglers.com<br />

11 Canatara Sounds of Summer - Jeff Baldock www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

12 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - Joan Spalding/Foggy Mountain Band www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

13 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - Signature www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

14 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - Traffic Jam www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

14 Germain Pk Sounds of Summer - Five4Tyme www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

15-16 Bright’s Grove Bright’s Grove Music Fest @ Kenwick Park brightsgrovemusicfest@gmail.com<br />

15 Alvins<strong>to</strong>n Trac<strong>to</strong>r Pull www.alvins<strong>to</strong>nfair.com<br />

16 Canatara Park Free Kids Day at <strong>the</strong> Children’s Animal Farm https://www.seawaykiwanis.ca/<br />

16 Point Edward Mackinac Boat Race www.villageofpointedward.com<br />

16 Wyoming Agricultural Society Broasted Chicken Dinner www.plymp<strong>to</strong>n-wyomingfair.com<br />

18 Canatara Park Sounds of Summer - The Harbour Jazz Group www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

19 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - 24th and 9 www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

20 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - The Old Souls www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

21 Germain Park Sounds of Summer - The Honky Tonk Outlaws www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

21 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - The Sun Harmonic www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

21 Forest Car Show 3-8 www.shopforest.ca<br />

22-23 Canatara Park Revelree Music Festival www.revelreemusicfestival.com<br />

23-24 Brights Grove Bluewater Triathlon and Ironkid http://www.bluewatertriathlon.ca/<br />

23 Corunna Wellings of Corunna Car Show 226-776-8924<br />

25 Canatara Park Sounds of Summer - Cassie Noble www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

26 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - Borderline www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

27 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - Jammin Quartet www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

28 Germain Park Sounds of Summer - Cordcalling www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

28 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - Beer S<strong>to</strong>re Money www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

29-31 Corunna Captain Kidd Days find us on Facebook<br />

31 Mike Weir Park Bluewater International Granfondo https://bigf.ca/<br />

AUGUST <strong>2022</strong><br />

2 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - Wayne Hayward www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

2-14 Petrolia Divine Women at VPP www.<strong>the</strong>vpp.ca<br />

3 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - Blast from <strong>the</strong> Past www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

4 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - Bill and Joe Hines www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

4 Germain Park Sounds of Summer - Celtic Hillbillies www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

4 Sombra “Lights Out” Book Launch Party 10-11 am sombramuseum.webs.com/events<br />

5 Sarnia Lawrence House First Friday 6 pm www.lawrencehouse.ca<br />

5-7 Watford Watford Cornfest Find us on Facebook<br />

8 Canatara Park Sounds of Summer - TooNice www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

9 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - Mike Blackmore www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

10 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - Failte www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

11 Germain Park Sounds of Summer - Roads Travelled www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

11 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - BobCatz www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

12 Forest Sidewalk Sale 10-2 www.shopforest.ca<br />

12-14 Forest Western Ontario Steam Threshers show www.steamthresher.com<br />

13 Sarnia Shop <strong>the</strong> Shoreline 10am-4pm Centennial Park cindy.scholten007@gmail.com<br />

13-14 Sarnia Backyard Market at Valley Axe www.<strong>the</strong>girlgang.ca<br />

14-17 Wyoming Virtual Pie Auction - PW Ag. Society www.plymp<strong>to</strong>n-wyomingfair.com<br />

15 Canatara Park Sounds of Summer - Bluewater Chordsmen www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

16 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - Paula and <strong>the</strong> Cornhuskers www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

17 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - Seaway Sounds Chorus and Friends www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

17-27 Petrolia VPP: Wingfield Lost and Found www.<strong>the</strong>vpp.ca<br />

18 Germain Park Sounds of Summer - The Over<strong>to</strong>nes www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

18 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - Borderlite Trio www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

19 Forest Kids Day 10-2 www.shopforest.ca<br />

20 Petrolia Petrolia Lions Lobster Fest, Lions Hall 519-381-4776<br />

20 Sarnia Alzheimer Society - It’s Five O’Clock Dockside! alzheimer.ca/sarnialamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

22 Canatara Park Sounds of Summer - R.E.D. Line www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

23 Suncor Agora Sounds of Summer - Sarnia Outtaliners www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

23 Kenwick Park Sounds of Summer - Relic www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

25 Germain Park Sounds of Summer - macsmusic www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

25 Paul Blundy Pk Sounds of Summer - The Wade Sisters www.calendar.sarnia.ca<br />

27 Wyoming 8th Annual Truck & Trac<strong>to</strong>r Pull www.plymp<strong>to</strong>n-wyomingfair.com<br />

SEPTEMBER <strong>2022</strong><br />

2-24 Grand Bend Paint Ontario sale and exhibit www.heritagemuseum.ca<br />

8 Sarnia Gerry Dee at Imperial Theatre www.imperial<strong>the</strong>atre.net<br />

9-11 Petrolia Fall Fair www.petroliafair.ca<br />

10 Sarnia Art in <strong>the</strong> Park Sarnia www.artin<strong>the</strong>parksarnia.com<br />

10 Petrolia Super Saturday - Shop Dine Win www.<strong>to</strong>wn.petrolia.on.ca<br />

13-Oct 9 Petrolia When Irish Eyes are Smiling at VPP www.<strong>the</strong>vpp.ca<br />

16-17 Wyoming Fall Fair www.plymp<strong>to</strong>n-wyomingfair.com<br />

17 Petrolia Harvestfest at Farmers Market www.<strong>to</strong>wn.petrolia.on.ca<br />

23-25 Forest Fall Fair www.<strong>the</strong>forestfair.ca<br />

24 Petrolia Artist Day at Petrolia Discovery 10am-3pm discoveryartevent@hotmail.com<br />

28-Oct1 Sarnia “War of <strong>the</strong> Worlds” at Imperial Theatre www.imperial<strong>the</strong>atre.net<br />

Send us your Events now<br />

for FREE TEXT LISTING in <strong>the</strong><br />

Oc<strong>to</strong>ber -December issue<br />

Include locaon, date,<br />

name of <strong>the</strong> event,<br />

website or contact number.<br />

Send <strong>to</strong>:<br />

info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

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

THE<br />

CLUB<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “If you want work well done, select a busy man - <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r kind has no time.” - Elbert Hubbard P A G E 17

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

The Battle<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Green<br />

By Jodi Edwards Wright, Chatham<br />

from Daytripping May-June 2011 issue<br />

My lawn and I, we disagree,<br />

I think it should grow grass, you see.<br />

But instead <strong>the</strong>re’s weeds galore,<br />

So I went <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> garden s<strong>to</strong>re.<br />

Spray this, spread that,<br />

Don’t mow <strong>to</strong>o short,<br />

The soil’s acidic, <strong>the</strong>y report.<br />

You need <strong>to</strong> aerate, sow more seed,<br />

Get down on your knees,<br />

Remove that weed.<br />

Now that weed <strong>the</strong>re, got just <strong>the</strong> thing,<br />

But <strong>to</strong> apply it, wait ‘til spring.<br />

Don’t forget <strong>to</strong> rake <strong>the</strong> thatch,<br />

Put sod down on that brown patch.<br />

My wallet lighter, home I go,<br />

With bags of <strong>to</strong>psoil, grass <strong>to</strong> grow.<br />

Tons of pamphlets <strong>to</strong> set me straight,<br />

But as I opened my tailgate,<br />

A light bulb lit above my head,<br />

Why not just get a pro instead?<br />

Now I’m sunning on my deck,<br />

I didn’t write a humungous cheque.<br />

No, I’m done with <strong>the</strong> lawn care scene,<br />

Mo<strong>the</strong>r Nature can make things green.<br />

And what if <strong>the</strong>re’s a weed or ten,<br />

I’ve got cash in <strong>the</strong> bank again!<br />

This magazine comes with a free, built-in, old fashioned fly swatter!<br />


Serving Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n for 33 Years<br />

519-336-7676<br />

635 Cathcart Blvd., Sarnia<br />

nor<strong>the</strong>ndappliance.ca<br />

1952<br />

TOP 10<br />

1952<br />

Country Songs<br />

1 Jambalaya (On <strong>the</strong> Bayou) Hank Williams<br />

2 Wondering Webb Pierce<br />

3 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels<br />

Kitty Wells<br />

4 Indian Love Call Slim Whitman<br />

5 That Heart Belongs To Me Webb Pierce<br />

6 Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses) Lefty Frizzell<br />

7 Don't Just Stand There Carl Smith<br />

8 Back Street Affair Webb Pierce<br />

Source:<br />

playback.fm<br />

9 I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive Hank Williams<br />

10 A Full Time Job Eddy Arnold<br />

Billboard Hits<br />

1 Blue Tango Leroy Anderson<br />

2 Wheel of Fortune Kay Starr<br />

3 Cry Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads<br />

4 You Belong <strong>to</strong> Me Jo Stafford<br />

5 Auf Wiederseh'n Swee<strong>the</strong>art Vera Lynn<br />

6 Half as Much Rosemary Clooney<br />

7 Wish You Were Here Eddie Fisher<br />

8 I Went <strong>to</strong> Your Wedding Patti Page<br />

9 Here in My Heart Al Martino<br />

10 Delicado Percy Faith<br />

Source:<br />

billboard.com<br />

Movies<br />

The Greatest Show on Earth<br />

(Oscar for Best Picture)<br />

The Snows of Kilimanjaro<br />

High Noon<br />

The Quiet Man<br />

Singin' in <strong>the</strong> Rain<br />

The World in His Arms<br />

Million Dollar Mermaid<br />

Invasion, U.S.A.<br />

Snow White and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Seven Dwarfs<br />

Source: <strong>the</strong>-numbers.com<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Think Gourmet... Feel like you’re in Paris at Sarnia’s Hidden Gem!<br />

Amazing Flavour!<br />

We’re Not Fast Food<br />

Breakfast<br />

Lunch<br />

Dinner<br />

Any Time!<br />

Alll Made In-House with Fresh Ingredients!<br />

• Slow Roasted Meats<br />

• Locally Sourced Fruits & Vegetables<br />

• Homemade Sauces, Aiolis, Jams & Seasonings<br />


60+<br />

15% OFF<br />

Tuesdays<br />

P A G E<br />

18<br />

260 Indian Road South, Sarnia • 519-491-5563<br />

Follow Us On Facebook For Specials, Trials, Taste Tests, Contests & More!<br />

“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.” - Mason Cooley

Many of <strong>the</strong> articles are from <strong>the</strong> archives of Daytripping Magazine.<br />

School Daze<br />

By Dorothy J. Johnson, Petrolia<br />

I got <strong>to</strong> reminiscing after reading in <strong>the</strong><br />

Spring Issue of <strong>the</strong> DayTripping “What’s<br />

in a Name” by Dot Sale.<br />

My name being Dorothy <strong>to</strong>o, I<br />

remembered one year at school five<br />

girlfriends decided we didn’t like our<br />

names. We thought flowers had nicer<br />

names than ours so we all changed <strong>to</strong> a<br />

flower name. We would have been 9 or<br />

10 years old at <strong>the</strong> time. We had Pansy,<br />

Rose, Lily, Daisy and I was Iris.<br />

We were in a one room country school<br />

and at noon hour and recess, we wouldn’t<br />

answer <strong>to</strong> our real names. It caused quite<br />

a turmoil sometimes, but we had a lot<br />

of fun with not answering <strong>to</strong> our proper<br />

names. Some would really get mad and<br />

some would just leave us alone. This<br />

lasted pretty much all year, however, by<br />

<strong>the</strong> next school year, was all forgotten.<br />

I now like my name. Dorothy means<br />

“A gift from God” so I feel it’s a lot <strong>to</strong> live<br />

up <strong>to</strong>. Ninety plus years later, I just love<br />

it when grandchildren and great grandies<br />

come <strong>to</strong> visit with a “Hi Grama Dottie!”<br />

I wonder where in <strong>the</strong> world I came up<br />

with <strong>the</strong> name Iris?!?<br />

The first year I went <strong>to</strong> school, one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> big (older) boys was our Hero and<br />

Good Samaritan of <strong>the</strong> school yard. He<br />

made sure no one was bullied, and if<br />

anyone got hurt, he was always <strong>the</strong> first<br />

one <strong>the</strong>re <strong>to</strong> help you. If <strong>the</strong>re was a fight,<br />

he would have it quieted down, often<br />

without <strong>the</strong> teacher knowing about it. He<br />

had a way of making everyone feel as if<br />

<strong>the</strong>y mattered, whe<strong>the</strong>r big or little and<br />

he was certainly missed <strong>the</strong> next year<br />

when he went <strong>to</strong> Watford High School.<br />

I was an only child for 12 years, so I<br />

really enjoyed having someone <strong>to</strong> play<br />

with at recess time. I particularly liked<br />

playing “Fox and Goose” in <strong>the</strong> winter<br />

after a snowfall came <strong>to</strong> make tracks in.<br />

There was a pond not far from school<br />

that if <strong>the</strong>re was ice, we would go skating<br />

at noon hour. The teacher had a big bell<br />

that he would step outside and<br />

ring for us <strong>to</strong> come back <strong>to</strong><br />

school. I am sure we <strong>to</strong>ok our<br />

time.<br />

In Spring and Summer, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

were ball games, with <strong>the</strong> big<br />

boys always arguing about <strong>the</strong><br />

rules.<br />

There was always<br />

a Fall fair we could<br />

participate in. The first<br />

time I had a poem <strong>to</strong><br />

recite about a girl and<br />

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

her dolly. I was so nervous. I remember<br />

Mom telling me <strong>to</strong> forget <strong>the</strong> people just<br />

get up <strong>the</strong>re and talk <strong>to</strong> my dolly. There<br />

was one line that had a big word in it<br />

that I had <strong>to</strong> learn. “Don’t be such an<br />

ignoramous.” It <strong>to</strong>ok a long time for me<br />

<strong>to</strong> learn that word, but I finally did and I<br />

have never forgotten it.<br />

The next year I recited one about Jenny<br />

Wren and her husband house hunting.<br />

One year I won a prize for a school lunch<br />

I packed. I made a sandwich of brown<br />

bread with cream cheese and chopped<br />

parsley; carrot sticks and a big red Spy<br />

apple. I was very pleased about that<br />

prize. This was <strong>the</strong> start of my enjoying,<br />

in future years, exhibiting baking and<br />

crafts at <strong>the</strong> local Fall fairs.<br />

We had a good teacher and<br />

he made sure we all<br />

knew our grammar,<br />

his<strong>to</strong>ry, geography<br />

and mostly our<br />

three “Rs”. For <strong>the</strong><br />

youngsters, that’s<br />

“Readin,’ Riten and<br />

Rithmatic, taught <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

tune of “A Hickory Stick”.<br />

Our school years flew<br />

by and we were off <strong>to</strong><br />

work or High School<br />

with Public School just<br />

a pleasant memory.<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Need Bookkeeping Done?<br />

Rely on Certified Professional<br />

Bookkeeper<br />

Jacqueline Waybrant<br />

<strong>to</strong> help you out.<br />

CALL<br />

519-312-8560<br />



Home of Just-A-Nuff Antiques<br />


850 Colborne Street @ Exmouth Street<br />

Northgate Plaza, Sarnia • 519-336-3838<br />

SARNIA<br />

Au<strong>to</strong> Centre<br />




SUMMER!<br />

Be prepared with<br />

Summer Tires<br />

and a Complete<br />

Oil Change.<br />

Call Mark or Carla<br />

<strong>to</strong> promote your<br />

business in ...<br />

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

THE<br />

CLUB<br />

and more reputable brands.<br />


519-383-1000<br />

1341 4 Plank a k<br />

Road, a ,<br />

Sarnia<br />

a a<br />

Wallaceburg ac Location: on:<br />


7966 7<br />

6<br />

McCleary c<br />

a<br />

y Line • 519-627-3335<br />

9<br />

-333<br />

335<br />

35<br />

SARNIA<br />

Au<strong>to</strong> Centre<br />

www.tirecraft.comw.ti i<br />

c f<br />

THANK YOU <strong>to</strong> all <strong>the</strong> wonderful, local businesses<br />

that have made this free magazine possible!<br />

Mark Moran 519-491-1676<br />

Carla MacGregor 519-464-3230<br />

info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

carla@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

For Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores area advertising, contact Rhonda Long<br />

519-657-1869 • rhonda@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “What may be done at any time will be done at no time.” - Scottish Proverb P A G E 19

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Greenhill Gardens<br />

S<strong>to</strong>ry and pho<strong>to</strong>s by Mark Moran • From Daytripping Summer <strong>2022</strong> issue<br />

If you happen <strong>to</strong> be find yourself near<br />

Wilkesport Ontario, about 30 minutes<br />

south of Sarnia, you might notice that<br />

<strong>the</strong>re’s not much <strong>to</strong> do. There are a few<br />

find a partner <strong>the</strong>y slowly transformed<br />

<strong>the</strong> swamp in<strong>to</strong> a magnificent park,<br />

complete with three ponds, walkways,<br />

bridges, waterfalls and benches for<br />

homes, a post office<br />

and <strong>the</strong> library, a<br />

people<br />

enjoy<br />

<strong>to</strong><br />

and<br />

picnic,<br />

seek<br />

community centre,<br />

serenity. My last<br />

a baseball field and<br />

trip <strong>the</strong>re was at<br />

that’s about it. But<br />

8 o’clock in <strong>the</strong><br />

venture one side<br />

morning. There was<br />

road <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> west on<br />

Wilkesport Line and<br />

as you approach <strong>the</strong><br />

a chill in <strong>the</strong> air<br />

along with <strong>the</strong> sound<br />

of countless birds,<br />

intersection of Indian<br />

and frogs leaping<br />

Creek Road you’ll<br />

in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> ponds.<br />

notice Canadian<br />

Céad mile fáilte<br />

There’s also a<br />

and American flags (One Hundred Thousand <strong>Welcome</strong>s) small welcome cabin<br />

rising out of <strong>the</strong> wheat field. <strong>Welcome</strong><br />

<strong>to</strong> Greenhill Gardens, an oasis in <strong>the</strong><br />

middle of nowhere.<br />

I first stumbled upon this years ago<br />

while taking a shortcut on <strong>the</strong>se back<br />

roads and came <strong>to</strong> an<br />

and it’s nice <strong>to</strong> relax in <strong>the</strong>re for a few<br />

moments, <strong>to</strong> leaf through <strong>the</strong> guestbook,<br />

look at family pho<strong>to</strong>s of <strong>the</strong> Robsons and<br />

see all <strong>the</strong> notices of weddings that will<br />

be taking place here. I ga<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>re is no<br />

cost, but don’t know<br />

intersection where<br />

how people make<br />

<strong>the</strong>re was a neatly<br />

placed wall of armor<br />

reservations for <strong>the</strong><br />

many wedding and<br />

s<strong>to</strong>ne in a field for<br />

graduation pho<strong>to</strong>s<br />

no apparent reason.<br />

I thought <strong>to</strong> myself<br />

that it didn’t get<br />

<strong>the</strong>re by itself, but<br />

that are taken <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

Among a number of<br />

beautiful vistas at<br />

Green Hill Gardens<br />

why would anyone<br />

<strong>the</strong> most popular<br />

want it <strong>the</strong>re? That<br />

would be a long<br />

would have been<br />

covered bridge,<br />

around 2008, when Joy and Bill Robson<br />

decided <strong>to</strong> build a six acre garden <strong>to</strong><br />

“give back” <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> community. The<br />

original plan was <strong>to</strong> donate <strong>the</strong> land <strong>to</strong><br />

a conservation group, but after failing <strong>to</strong><br />

perfect for a processional, and a great<br />

pho<strong>to</strong> from any angle. Portions of it<br />

are covered in wisteria and must be<br />

absolutely stunning when in bloom.<br />

There are even numerous <strong>to</strong>ys <strong>to</strong><br />

We’re living life <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> fullest (until about 9 pm).<br />

keep kids and grandkids amused while<br />

parents stroll <strong>the</strong> grounds. Rumour has<br />

it that Dolly Par<strong>to</strong>n made a special s<strong>to</strong>p<br />

here and signed <strong>the</strong> guestbook.<br />

Greenhill Gardens is a hidden gem<br />

that is yours <strong>to</strong> discover. There is no<br />

admission, not even a donation box<br />

that I could find. It’s a wonderful place<br />

<strong>to</strong> walk around and, if accessibility is<br />

an issue, <strong>the</strong> paths and bridges are<br />

wide enough for wheelchairs or you<br />

can drive through with your window<br />

down <strong>to</strong> take in <strong>the</strong> sounds in <strong>the</strong> fresh,<br />

country air.<br />

Joy and Bill Robson were married for<br />

56 years and both have passed away<br />

in recent years, but this labour of love<br />

that <strong>the</strong>y worked at tirelessly will live<br />

on and awaits your visit. It truly is an<br />

“Oasis in <strong>the</strong> middle of nowhere.”<br />

Greenhill Gardens just west of Wilkesport<br />

Bill and Joy Robson<br />

Moore<strong>to</strong>wn<br />

Sombra<br />

Greenhill<br />

Gardens<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Established in 2010, Shine at Home serves seniors who wish<br />

<strong>to</strong> live in full independence. Since our earliest beginnings we<br />

have learned that with just a little help, people can remain<br />

in <strong>the</strong>ir homes for many years safe and free in <strong>the</strong><br />

knowledge that a dedicated team is <strong>the</strong>re for <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

Seniors’ Home Independence Network<br />

Life is Better When<br />

You’re Home<br />

Seniors live at home -<br />

independently,<br />

comfortably & happily.<br />

It doesn’t matter how old you are, life is always better<br />

when you’re home. There’s a deep comfort that comes<br />

from being in familiar surroundings, sleeping in your own<br />

bed, and living under a roof that belongs <strong>to</strong> you.<br />

Housekeeping<br />

Companionship<br />

and Care<br />

Call <strong>to</strong>day and find out<br />

how Shine at Home<br />

can help you:<br />

519-336-9898<br />

"All <strong>the</strong> staff go out of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

way <strong>to</strong> make life easier for our<br />

Mom when we aren't able <strong>to</strong><br />

be <strong>the</strong>re everyday! We<br />

definitely recommend Shine at<br />

Home <strong>to</strong> o<strong>the</strong>rs looking for<br />

excellent care for <strong>the</strong>ir elderly<br />

parents"<br />

Hea<strong>the</strong>r – Daughter of Client<br />

"The lady who does my<br />

housekeeping is so nice and<br />

efficient and always fits in<br />

special requests"<br />

Ruth Ann - Client<br />

shineathome.com<br />

P A G E<br />

20<br />

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” - William Penn

You’re welcome <strong>to</strong> send in articles <strong>to</strong> help build this magazine.<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />


A fog cannot be<br />

dispelled by a fan.<br />

A good husband is<br />

healthy and absent.<br />

If money be not thy servant,<br />

it will be thy master.<br />

A good Jack makes<br />

a good Jill.<br />

A good sword is <strong>the</strong> one left in its scabbard.<br />

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.<br />

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.<br />

A merchants happiness hangs upon<br />

chance, winds, and waves.<br />

A merry companion on <strong>the</strong> road is as good as a nag.<br />

A pig used <strong>to</strong> dirt turns its nose up at rice.<br />

Darkness reigns at <strong>the</strong> foot of <strong>the</strong> lighthouse.<br />

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.<br />

Adversity is <strong>the</strong> foundation of virtue.<br />

After vic<strong>to</strong>ry, tighten your helmet chord.<br />

An accomplishment sticks <strong>to</strong> a person.<br />

An excess of courtesy is discourtesy.<br />

Bad and good are intertwined like rope.<br />

Do you live in <strong>the</strong><br />

BOONIES?<br />

The CLUB is<br />

available at all<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County<br />

libraries<br />

(while <strong>the</strong>y last)!<br />



Julie Munday, Certified Pedorthist<br />

www.soledecisions.com<br />

30+ YEARS<br />


For help with comfort,<br />

support, circulation,<br />

fatigue and balance.<br />


303 Davis St, Sarnia • 888-971-6345 Essential Business - Onsite Lab<br />

Great Summer<br />

Selection!<br />

• Perennials<br />

• Nursery S<strong>to</strong>ck<br />

• Garden Decor<br />

& More!<br />

1508 Blackwell Rd.<br />

- SARNIA -<br />

519-542-3371<br />

Visit our online s<strong>to</strong>re... Praillsgreenhouse.com<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “A year from now you will wish you had started <strong>to</strong>day.” - Karen Lamb P A G E 21

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

See below for many local volunteer opportunities.<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Styku 3D Body Scan<br />

3D BODY SCAN<br />


Makes Visual Progress Easy<br />

All Inclusive Suites & Apartments with kitchenettes.<br />


Call for a personal <strong>to</strong>ur.<br />

WALLACEBURG • 519-627-9292<br />

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

The Giving List<br />

o<br />

These listings in<br />

are for reference eren<br />

en<br />

only. Please contact <strong>the</strong> organization i<br />

on<br />

for details.<br />

Many a<br />

of us have a e time e <strong>to</strong><br />

give, consider n being i<br />

a<br />

volunteer! Here’s a list of<br />

opportunities po<br />

ies <strong>to</strong> give back<br />

<strong>to</strong> our community.<br />

muni<br />

Call 519-491-1676 or email info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca <strong>to</strong> add an organization <strong>to</strong> our list.<br />


O<br />

R<br />

A<br />

I<br />

Z<br />

AT<br />

IO<br />

ON<br />


O<br />

U<br />

N<br />

T<br />

E<br />

ER<br />


P<br />

PO<br />

OR<br />

T<br />

U<br />

N<br />

I<br />

TY<br />


Sarnia Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Rebound Program Volunteers 519-344-2841 ext. 101<br />

Vic<strong>to</strong>rian Order of Nurses Caregiver Respite Visi<strong>to</strong>r, Footcare Clinic Assistant, Bingo Volunteer, Adult Day Program 519-542-2310 ext. 4267<br />

LC Long-Term Care Living Various opportunities from Coffee Program <strong>to</strong> organist/pianist <strong>to</strong> dining companions lamb<strong>to</strong>ncares.ca/volunteer<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Elderly Outreach Reception, Transportation, Friendly Visiting, Meals on Wheels, Diner’s <strong>Club</strong>, Forever Fitness 519-845-1353<br />

Alzheimer Society of SL Program, Event and Bingo Volunteers 519-332-4444<br />

Habitat for Humanity Handyman Assistant, ReS<strong>to</strong>re: Sales Floor Support, Cashier 519-339-7957<br />

St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

Residence Reception, Volunteers for Kitchen, Grocery Shopping, Direct Support, Housekeeping,<br />

Maintenance, Gardening Volunteer and more<br />

519-337-0537<br />

www.stjosephshospice.ca<br />




Sarnia & District Humane<br />

Society<br />

Several volunteer opportunities. Needed items: non-clumping cat litter, <strong>to</strong>wels and small fleece<br />

blankets, small cat beds (new, unused only) and more. Visit website for full list.<br />

www.sarniahumanesociety.com<br />

River City Vineyard Donation of food, extra clothing, valuables, and small household items <strong>to</strong> foodbank and shelter 519-383-8463(VINE)<br />

Petrolia Food Bank Monetary and food donations <strong>to</strong> food bank (please check expiry dates) 519-882-3950<br />

Christmas for Everyone<br />

Inn of <strong>the</strong> Good Shepherd<br />

Women’s Interval Home<br />

Monetary donations; <strong>to</strong>y shopping is underway now.<br />

www.christmasforeveryonepetrolia.weebly.com<br />

Needed items: Clothing, linens & bedding, small kitchen appliances, dishes & cutlery, cereal,<br />

school snacks, juice boxes, sugar, coffee<br />

New unused items only will be accepted <strong>to</strong> shelter.<br />

Please email kyla@womensintervalhome.com <strong>to</strong> schedule a time for item drop off.<br />

226-349-8660<br />

519-344-1746<br />

www.womensintervalhome.com<br />

P A G E<br />

22<br />

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” - Stephen R. Covey

It’s <strong>the</strong> advertising that makes this magazine possible, and free!<br />

The Library<br />

By Susan Iedema, London<br />

from Daytripping Spring <strong>2022</strong> issue<br />

When <strong>the</strong> wea<strong>the</strong>r is such that<br />

spending more time inside is desirable, I<br />

am always on <strong>the</strong> lookout for new ideas<br />

for indoor activities. And, as I have done<br />

in <strong>the</strong> past for o<strong>the</strong>r situations, I am sure<br />

I will utilize <strong>the</strong> resources available <strong>to</strong> me<br />

at my local library.<br />

I recall my mom and me walking <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> library in <strong>the</strong> small <strong>to</strong>wn where I grew<br />

up and that is where I was introduced <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> mystery novels of Phyllis A. Whitney.<br />

Romance was always woven in<strong>to</strong> her<br />

s<strong>to</strong>ries and vivid descriptions were given<br />

of <strong>the</strong> locales around <strong>the</strong> world where<br />

<strong>the</strong>y <strong>to</strong>ok place. My love of her books led<br />

me <strong>to</strong> purchase some of her novels and a<br />

few have survived numerous downsizing<br />

episodes <strong>to</strong> grace a place in my bookcase.<br />

Over time, <strong>the</strong> memory of <strong>the</strong> s<strong>to</strong>ry fades<br />

and I am able <strong>to</strong> reread and experience<br />

<strong>the</strong> mystery anew. Books can take me <strong>to</strong><br />

faraway places, away from my troubles<br />

and cares.<br />

Years ago, a decision <strong>to</strong> apply for a<br />

different job had me visiting my local<br />

library branch in search of <strong>the</strong> latest book<br />

on how <strong>to</strong> write a resume and covering<br />

letter. As a result, I got <strong>the</strong> job! When<br />

<strong>the</strong> internet and online job postings<br />

<strong>to</strong>ok hold, I once again headed <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

library. This time, I <strong>to</strong>ok advantage of <strong>the</strong><br />

computers and o<strong>the</strong>r resources available<br />

for job hunting.<br />

As I became interested in leading a<br />

simpler life, I would peruse <strong>the</strong> library<br />

shelves and catalogues looking for<br />

books on <strong>the</strong> subject. A course about<br />

slowing down and getting away from<br />

consumerism was also offered at <strong>the</strong><br />

down<strong>to</strong>wn central branch and I signed<br />

up. This course introduced me <strong>to</strong><br />

likeminded people who provided me<br />

with more direction and guidance as<br />

well as a list of additional books that<br />

would assist me in my quest. I would try<br />

<strong>to</strong> find <strong>the</strong>se books at <strong>the</strong> library first. If<br />

I felt one was something I should have<br />

at home for a reference, I could always<br />

purchase it later.<br />

Libraries and all <strong>the</strong>y have <strong>to</strong> offer<br />

are a perfect fit with a simpler life. It’s<br />

a place where communities can share<br />

resources and information. Being that<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are located in <strong>the</strong> community, many<br />

times I have been able <strong>to</strong> walk, cycle or<br />

take public transit <strong>to</strong> my nearest branch<br />

or visit one on my lunch hour when at<br />

work. Or, if travelling by car, I could time<br />

my visit with o<strong>the</strong>r errands.<br />

Some o<strong>the</strong>r items and services I have<br />

made use of over <strong>the</strong> years at <strong>the</strong> library<br />

are, a writing workshop, a pho<strong>to</strong>copier,<br />

<strong>the</strong> community events bulletin board,<br />

walking and cycling maps as well as<br />

magazines and newspapers. I even found<br />

that wonderful paper <strong>the</strong>re, Daytripping<br />

in Southwestern Ontario!<br />

These days, before heading <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

library, I can search online from home<br />

for books or resources I am interested<br />

in. My choice <strong>to</strong> do without cable TV has<br />

led me <strong>to</strong> find numerous DVD’s available<br />

<strong>the</strong>re, especially <strong>the</strong> murder mysteries I<br />

like.<br />

I am glad I have a library card and<br />

am grateful for my local public library<br />

and all it has <strong>to</strong> offer. I foresee a season<br />

of indoor activities filled with mystery!<br />

Publisher’s note: Your library card will give<br />

you access <strong>to</strong> Ontario Provincial Parks and<br />

many o<strong>the</strong>r perks as well.<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Owen R. Wyrzykowski<br />

Owen R.Wyrzykowsk<br />

Wyrzykowski<br />

y<br />

ki<br />

519-336-6118<br />

6118<br />


Barristers and Solici<strong>to</strong>rs<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r you are buying or selling real estate, or need <strong>to</strong><br />

update your estate planning, we provide personal service<br />

<strong>to</strong> help you through <strong>the</strong> legal process.<br />

orw@wrlawoffice.ca<br />

722 Lite Street, Point Edward<br />

Happy 95th Birthday!<br />

Betty Willock<br />

recently celebrated her 95th birthday<br />

at Wellings of Corunna.<br />

Congratulations!<br />

• Real Estate Purchases & Sales<br />

• Mortgages & Credit Lines<br />

• Wills & Powers of Aorney<br />

• Estate Planning & Administraon<br />

30 Years Experience<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” - Louis Hec<strong>to</strong>r Berlioz P A G E 23

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ... THE <strong>Club</strong> We’d like <strong>to</strong> hear your honest opinions on how you like this magazine.<br />

SARNIA<br />


519-337-3713<br />

519-834-2833<br />

A Year Round Garden Centre, Gi Shop & Bouque!<br />

Worth<br />

NEWLY EXPANDED 28,000 sq <br />

Repeating...<br />


63,000 sq of GREENHOUSE<br />

A man was telling<br />

• AUTO • HOME • FARM<br />

his neighbour,<br />

Extraordinary selecon<br />


“I just bought a new<br />

of Plants & Unique<br />

1-800-265-7506 • www.cam-ron.ca<br />

hearing aid. It cost me<br />

Decoraons & Poery<br />

Ideas...<br />

for enhancing your indoor<br />

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

four thousand dollars,<br />

& outdoor living spaces.<br />

but Women’s it is state Interval of <strong>the</strong> Home art.<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Neighbourlink<br />

It’s perfect.”<br />

OPEN Monday <strong>to</strong> Saturday<br />

River City Vineyard<br />

Just East of Sarnia on Cty Rd 22<br />

We donate $25 for each reprinted “Really,” Victim answered Services <strong>the</strong><br />

Take Exit 15 off Hwy 402<br />

Daytripping Magazine article.<br />

N<br />

CCMF neighbour.<br />

Lake Huron<br />

Bright’s<br />

3261 London Line (Rd. R . 22)<br />

Grove<br />

From<br />

Proud Member of...<br />

$2000 donated since Jan. 2021<br />

26<br />

“What Habitatkind is it?”<br />

London<br />

401 East of SARNIA<br />

22<br />

USA<br />


Hospice<br />

Sarnia<br />

“Twelve thirty.”<br />

519-542-8353<br />

From<br />


Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores Nature Trails<br />

Humane Society<br />

Wallaceburg<br />


Inn of <strong>the</strong> Good Shepherd<br />

Lawrence House<br />

“Big or Small, JohnnyRemax<br />

Sweet Shades of Summer<br />

Kiwanis Animal Farm<br />

Pathways<br />

Sells T hem All”<br />

S<strong>to</strong>ry and Pho<strong>to</strong> Courtesy<br />

SODA<br />

of Sipkens Nurseries<br />

Noelle’s Gift<br />

John A. McCharles, Broker<br />

Mike Weir Foundation<br />

Re/Max Sarnia Realty Inc. Brokerage<br />

519-383-4812<br />

Gallery in <strong>the</strong> Grove<br />

johnnyremax@bellnet.ca VPP<br />

Theatre Sarnia<br />

LEO<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Young Theatre Players<br />

Forest Kine<strong>to</strong> Theatre<br />

Bluewater Trails<br />

Heritage St. Clair<br />

Strangway Centre<br />

Sarnia Blessings<br />

various city options<br />

Canatara Log Cabin Res<strong>to</strong>ration<br />

various trails<br />

Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Rebound<br />

Halkovich Outdoor Learning Centre<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores Nature Trails<br />

Parents for Parks<br />

Petrolia Discovery<br />

Sweet shades of summer are surrounding us, gardens are showing <strong>the</strong>ir full<br />

potential, and that effort you put in<strong>to</strong> brightening your gardens and outdoor spaces<br />

are yielding great returns.<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores Nature Trails Mornings start early and <strong>the</strong> gardener loves <strong>to</strong> putter in <strong>the</strong> cool of <strong>the</strong> day, water<br />

donation by e-transfer <strong>to</strong> plants <strong>to</strong> make it through <strong>the</strong> heat of <strong>the</strong> afternoon and see what produce will be<br />

lsntlindaa@gmail.com harvested for dinner. Fresh cut some flowers <strong>to</strong> enjoy in <strong>the</strong> house or bless a friend,<br />

(separate note for security answer) and prepare for a fresh ultra-local dinner on <strong>the</strong> patio. Toma<strong>to</strong>es and Zucchini in<br />

abundance and <strong>the</strong> first fresh pota<strong>to</strong>es are ready for grilling.<br />

Large dangling planters and tall blooming flowers entice you <strong>to</strong> enjoy those warm<br />

evenings and <strong>the</strong> scent and sounds of <strong>the</strong> garden. To enjoy that patio even more,<br />

many gardeners employ natures remedies <strong>to</strong> keep <strong>the</strong> pesky mosqui<strong>to</strong>es at bay with<br />

citronella plants and o<strong>the</strong>r herbs.<br />

Many things compete for your time in <strong>the</strong> summer but make sure <strong>to</strong> slow down<br />

and enjoy <strong>the</strong> beauty of <strong>the</strong> summer. Those tall blooming perennials and annuals are<br />

For over 20 years,<br />

sure <strong>to</strong> lure pollina<strong>to</strong>rs, hummingbirds and butterflies <strong>to</strong> grace you with <strong>the</strong>ir presence.<br />

we have had <strong>the</strong><br />

To Do:<br />

August<br />

pleasure of serving you,<br />

<strong>July</strong><br />

❏ Start thinking about adding new<br />

our family & friends.<br />

❏ Water deeply all <strong>the</strong> new plantings seasonal colour where <strong>the</strong>re are no<br />

Here at Big Fish,<br />

from this year and <strong>the</strong> veggie<br />

showy flowers<br />

you are a part of<br />

garden<br />

❏ If plants are out of place make note<br />

❏ Trim spent blossoms <strong>to</strong> encourage <strong>to</strong> relocate <strong>the</strong>se in late September<br />

our family & we can’t<br />

more blooms (or just let <strong>the</strong> seeds ❏ Keep <strong>the</strong> hummingbird feeder clean<br />

wait <strong>to</strong> share a drink,<br />

develop <strong>to</strong> feed <strong>the</strong> birds)<br />

and s<strong>to</strong>cked<br />

our love of food<br />

od<br />

❏ Keep weeds at bay so plants have<br />

& laughs with you.<br />

space <strong>to</strong> develop<br />

September<br />

See you soon,<br />

on,<br />

❏ Moni<strong>to</strong>r insect and bird populations ❏ Move <strong>the</strong> plants that need a new<br />

and marvel at <strong>the</strong>ir beauty and<br />

home and divide perennial plants<br />

Alex, Stacey & Gus<br />

design<br />

❏ Add Fall blooming mums,<br />

❏ Harvest <strong>to</strong> enjoy and share <strong>the</strong><br />

ornamental kale, and tall grasses <strong>to</strong><br />

For Lunch, Dinner or a Special Occasion<br />

produce from your garden<br />

container gardens <strong>to</strong> welcome <strong>the</strong><br />

Make Reservaons at Sarnia’s Finest<br />

next season<br />

❏ Plant trees for shade and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

larger plants you should have many<br />

1717 LONDON LINE, SARNIA I 519-542-5553<br />

…enjoy <strong>the</strong> beauty of<br />

years ago. (You remember how hot<br />


<strong>the</strong> summer<br />

<strong>July</strong> and August were don’t you?)<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Come In<br />

& Eat<br />

With Us!<br />

P A G E<br />

24<br />

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie Dillard

Contact us any time by email - info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Welcoming<br />

New Patients<br />


Corunna Pharmasave<br />

• Pharmacist available 24/7 for our paents<br />

• FREE Delivery • FREE Compliance Packs<br />

• $2.00 Co-Pay waived on elegible ODB Prescripons<br />

• 10% discount on otc items every Tuesday & Friday<br />

Open Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-2, Sunday Closed SARNIA: 206 Maxwell Street • 519-337-3215<br />


Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign<br />

Russell Street<br />

Family Owned<br />

and Operated<br />

Since 1989.<br />

At a<br />

Proc<strong>to</strong>logist’s<br />

Office...<br />

"To expedite<br />

your visit,<br />

please back in."<br />

SAVE 20%<br />

O ff 1 regular priced<br />

item with this coupon.<br />

(some exclusions apply)<br />

(For Seniors 60+)<br />

120 Russell Street North, Sarnia • 519-383-0688<br />

When I was a kid, my mom liked <strong>to</strong><br />

make breakfast food for dinner every<br />

now and <strong>the</strong>n. And I remember one<br />

night in particular when she had made<br />

breakfast after a long, hard day at<br />

work. On that evening so long ago, my<br />

mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage,<br />

and extremely burned biscuits in front<br />

of my dad. I remember waiting <strong>to</strong> see<br />

if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did<br />

was reach for his biscuit, smile at my<br />

mom and ask me how my day was at<br />

school.<br />

I don't remember what I <strong>to</strong>ld him<br />

that night; but I do remember hearing<br />

my mom apologize <strong>to</strong> my dad for<br />

burning <strong>the</strong> biscuits. And I'll never<br />

forget what he said: "Honey, I love<br />

burned biscuits."<br />

Later that night, I went <strong>to</strong> kiss<br />

Daddy good night and I asked him<br />

if he really liked his biscuits burned.<br />

E-Mail<br />

The E-Mail<br />

IN-BOX<br />

Send <strong>the</strong> good stuff <strong>to</strong> info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

The Biscuits<br />

He wrapped me in his arms and said,<br />

"Your momma put in a long hard day<br />

at work <strong>to</strong>day and she's real tired.<br />

And besides, a burnt biscuit never hurt<br />

anyone!"<br />

You know, life is full of imperfect<br />

things... and imperfect people. I'm<br />

not <strong>the</strong> best at anything much, I<br />

forget birthdays just like everyone<br />

else. What I've learned over <strong>the</strong> years<br />

is that learning <strong>to</strong> accept each o<strong>the</strong>r’s<br />

faults and choosing <strong>to</strong> celebrate each<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs' differences is one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

important keys <strong>to</strong> creating a healthy,<br />

growing, and lasting relationship.<br />

So, please pass me a biscuit. And yes,<br />

<strong>the</strong> burned one will do just fine!<br />

Life is <strong>to</strong>o short <strong>to</strong> wake up with<br />

regrets. Love <strong>the</strong> people who treat you<br />

right and forget <strong>the</strong> ones who don’t.<br />

Enjoy Life Now -<br />

It Has An Expiration Date!<br />


(From <strong>the</strong> booklet “A Seniors’ GuideTo Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n”)<br />

a Resource booklet available through Age-Friendly Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

by calling 519-332-0527 or visiting www.agefriendlysarnialamb<strong>to</strong>n.ca<br />


211 Mental Health Support, Food Services, Financial Assistance 211 211oncovid19.ca<br />

Age-Friendly Sarnia Lamb<strong>to</strong>n List of Supports & Services 519-332-0527 agefriendlysarnialamb<strong>to</strong>n.ca<br />

Bayshore Home Care Solutions Assistance with Housekeeping, Errands & Meal Prep 519-383-6979 bayshore.ca<br />

Canadian Red Cross Grocery Pickup & Transportation Services 519-332-6380 redcross.ca<br />

Care-A-Van Door-<strong>to</strong>-Door Public Transportation - lift equipped vehicles 519-336-3789<br />

Habitat for Humanity Low-Cost Home Reno Services 519-339-7957 habitatsarnia.org<br />

Heart <strong>to</strong> Home Meals Pre-Made Frozen Meal Delivery <strong>to</strong> 60+ 877-404-4246 heart<strong>to</strong>homemeals.ca<br />

Instacart Delivery from several local s<strong>to</strong>res 888-246-7822 instacart.ca<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Elderly Outreach Home & Yard Maintenance, Meals, Various Resources 800-265-0203 lamb<strong>to</strong>nelderlyoutreach.org<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Public Health Individual, Agency and Cargiver help 226-254-8222 lamb<strong>to</strong>npublichealth.ca<br />

Neighbourlink Household Chores, Transportation, Shopping, Companionship 519-336-5465 neighbourlinksarnia.org<br />

Sarnia Blessings Free Meals for Seniors & Vulnerable People 519-402-9093 sarniablessings@outlook.com<br />

Shine at Home Transportation, 24 hr Housekeeping, Shopping, Meal Prep 519-336-9898 shineathome.com<br />

Strangway Community Centre Recreational, Social & Educational Programs & Activities 519-332-0656 strangway@sarnia.ca<br />

Vic<strong>to</strong>rian Order of Nurses (VON) Dementia Programs, Home Nursing, Respite, Much More 519-542-2310 von.ca/en/site/sarnia<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “The years teach much which <strong>the</strong> days never know.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson P A G E 25

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

Heaven is<br />

Handmade<br />

“A Yarn Boutique”<br />

Everything you<br />

need for<br />

Knitting & Crochet!<br />

Yarn • Needles • Notions<br />

Classes • Workshops<br />

250 North Christina Street<br />

Sarnia • 519-491-9276<br />

www.HeavenIsHandmade.ca<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Sailing in My Bedroom<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Blue St. Clair<br />

Looking back on my childhood, one<br />

of my fondest memories is sailing in my<br />

bedroom on <strong>the</strong> blue St. Clair. Alas, I<br />

didn’t live on a boat – in fact, our centuryold,<br />

red brick farmhouse was definitely<br />

rooted on dry land. But my bedroom<br />

window overlooked <strong>the</strong> St. Clair River.<br />

Drifting off <strong>to</strong> sleep on a summer’s night,<br />

with <strong>the</strong> river’s perfume in <strong>the</strong> air, was<br />

like sailing off on a new adventure.<br />

River rats, those people fortunate<br />

enough <strong>to</strong> grow up along <strong>the</strong> St. Clair,<br />

develop a special rapport with its currents.<br />

On foggy nights, for example, I would<br />

be lulled <strong>to</strong> sleep by <strong>the</strong> eerie call of fog<br />

horns. The sounds would echo and reecho<br />

through our old house. While danger<br />

lurked just beyond my window – at least<br />

for <strong>the</strong> crew members on <strong>the</strong> passing<br />

ships - I was safely snug in my bed.<br />

Since we lived just blocks away from<br />

<strong>the</strong> huge Canadian Oil (later Shell Oil)<br />

refueling dock, <strong>the</strong> freshwater freighters<br />

and overseas vessels became old friends.<br />

We learned <strong>to</strong> match <strong>the</strong> flags that flew<br />

at <strong>the</strong> back of <strong>the</strong> visiting salties with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir countries of origin. Our family also<br />

acquired a chart, matching smokestack<br />

A new magazine for people who aren’t (new that is!)<br />

By Alice Gibb, London<br />

from Daytripping<br />

Sept.-Oct.2010 issue<br />

designs with <strong>the</strong> companies that owned<br />

<strong>the</strong> freighters. In <strong>the</strong> dark, waiting for<br />

sleep, <strong>the</strong> lights of a laker pulling away<br />

from <strong>the</strong> dock, would flash in<strong>to</strong> my room.<br />

We could often hear <strong>the</strong> groans of anchors<br />

being raised, or <strong>the</strong> heavy lines being<br />

loosened from <strong>the</strong> dock. One memorable<br />

day, <strong>the</strong> steering mechanism on one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> freighters failed as it pulled out of <strong>the</strong><br />

dock. The ship swerved, running directly<br />

on<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> channel bank in front of our<br />

neighbour’s property. As <strong>the</strong> freighter<br />

was freed, <strong>the</strong> strong under<strong>to</strong>w that was<br />

created claimed our little dock and those<br />

of our neighbours.<br />

Growing up on <strong>the</strong> river was like<br />

owning an ever-changing s<strong>to</strong>rybook. We<br />

learned which lakers carried cargoes<br />

of iron ore, coal and grains right past<br />

our doorstep. If a new flag passed our<br />

big picture window, <strong>the</strong>n we rushed <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> atlas <strong>to</strong> find out where places like<br />

Liberia or Panama were located. When<br />

our neighbourhood lake captain guided<br />

his ship in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> Canadian Oil dock,<br />

he gave a special series of <strong>to</strong>ots that<br />

we all recognized. And in <strong>the</strong> summer<br />

months <strong>the</strong> river proved a mesmerizing<br />

playground. Polluted or not, we spent<br />

hours in its waters. Almost every kid<br />

in <strong>the</strong> neighburhood built at least one<br />

ill-fated raft or came home with some<br />

treasure <strong>the</strong>y had discovered washed up<br />

on <strong>the</strong> banks.<br />

Eventually we had <strong>to</strong> bid farewell <strong>to</strong><br />

our old house. For years now, I have slept<br />

in a down<strong>to</strong>wn apartment in <strong>the</strong> heart<br />

of a city. At night time, I crawl in<strong>to</strong> a big,<br />

ornate antique wooden bed, given <strong>to</strong> me<br />

by an elderly relative. I’m ready, just like<br />

Wynken, Blynken and Nod, <strong>to</strong> sail in<strong>to</strong><br />

sleep. Even after decades away from<br />

<strong>the</strong> brilliant blue St. Clair, I still miss <strong>the</strong><br />

sounds and smells of <strong>the</strong> river, with its<br />

fascinating passing parade. Ah, if I could<br />

only return <strong>to</strong> that bedroom sailboat of<br />

my younger days.<br />

Publisher’s Note: I grew up a few miles<br />

south of you, in Port Lamb<strong>to</strong>n. The entire<br />

St. Clair Parkway is one of Ontario’s most<br />

beautiful treasures.<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ... Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

WE MAKE<br />

Beautiful Smiles<br />

50<br />



As a way of giving back <strong>to</strong> our community this year,<br />

we are donating a portion of every denture we make<br />

<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> United Way of Sarnia Lamb<strong>to</strong>n.<br />

~ Are you unhappy with <strong>the</strong> way<br />

your Dentures make you look or feel?<br />

~ Are your Dentures loose? ~ Sore spots?<br />

~ Not eating <strong>the</strong> foods you love?<br />

~ Are <strong>the</strong>y over five years old?<br />


Digital<br />

(pho<strong>to</strong>graphic)<br />

impressions now<br />

available<br />

Since 1972, our family has made thousands of dentures for our patients.<br />

Ask your dentist <strong>to</strong> refer you <strong>to</strong> us or call yourself for your free consultation.<br />

We are adhering <strong>to</strong> strict Covid guidelines <strong>to</strong> keep you safe.<br />

Call <strong>to</strong> book your free consultation.<br />

519-336-6580<br />

1200 Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Mall Road, Sarnia<br />

www.feigedentureclinics.com<br />

P A G E<br />

26<br />

“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” - Charles Brux<strong>to</strong>n

Our next issue will come out around <strong>the</strong> beginning of Oc<strong>to</strong>ber <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

• Fresh & Silk Arrangements<br />

• Gis & Home Decor<br />

• Jewellery • Greeng Cards<br />

1362 Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Mall Rd. Sarnia • 519-542-3301<br />

mysecretgarden.ca<br />

CLOSED<br />


Memories and Music<br />

at Canatara Beach<br />

Born and raised in<br />

Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n, I have<br />

been fortunate <strong>to</strong> have<br />

access <strong>to</strong> a number of<br />

sandy beaches <strong>to</strong> enjoy. My<br />

favourites have always been<br />

Canatara, Bright’s Grove and<br />

Ipperwash. Growing up in<br />

Corunna, <strong>the</strong>re were three<br />

small beaches downriver in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Courtright and Sombra<br />

areas which became known<br />

as “The Willows” and those destinations<br />

also conjure up fond memories.<br />

Back in <strong>the</strong> 70’s, a couple of good<br />

friends of mine and myself would ga<strong>the</strong>r<br />

up our beach paraphernalia (beach <strong>to</strong>tes,<br />

<strong>to</strong>wels, sunhats, sunscreen and lunches)<br />

and head for Canatara, usually on a<br />

Saturday. We all worked at busy jobs at a<br />

down<strong>to</strong>wn Sarnia mortgage company and<br />

this time of relaxation and hanging out<br />

was welcomed and anticipated.<br />

We had made our swimsuit purchases<br />

earlier at Pacesetters, Sarnia’s best shop<br />

for swimwear. Knowing a good friend<br />

would be honest, we would ask, “Do I look<br />

ok in this suit?” or later at <strong>the</strong> beach, “Do I<br />

look as if I am getting tanned?” (Now, that<br />

was long before <strong>the</strong> warnings of getting<br />

<strong>to</strong>o much sun was dangerous and made<br />

everyone sit up and take serious notice.)<br />

As we later learned, vanity means little in<br />

<strong>the</strong> big picture called life.<br />

Some Sarnians say <strong>the</strong> lake is never<br />

warm enough till about August, which<br />

is true, however, we would take a dip in<br />

Lake Huron as early as June, no matter <strong>the</strong><br />

temperature. Canatara Beach was always<br />

such a pretty spot and we were within<br />

walking distance of <strong>the</strong> washrooms and<br />

snack bar. Memories take me back <strong>to</strong> my<br />

friends and I relaxing on our beach <strong>to</strong>wels,<br />

<strong>the</strong> smell of suntan lotion wafting through<br />

<strong>the</strong> air as we listened <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> music of <strong>the</strong><br />

70’s from one of our transis<strong>to</strong>r radios…<br />

“Summer breeze makes me feel fine, blowin’<br />

through <strong>the</strong> jasmine in my mind.” (from <strong>the</strong><br />

song “Summer Breeze” by <strong>the</strong> duo Seals<br />

& Crofts). Of course, a Beach Boy tune<br />

would only make sense and add a happy<br />

element <strong>to</strong> our afternoon at <strong>the</strong> beach…<br />

“Round round, get around I Get Around” or<br />

“Do you love me, do you Surfer Girl”…<br />

Looking out over <strong>the</strong> lake, <strong>the</strong>re was<br />

a mixture of water craft and sailboats,<br />

also steamships off in <strong>the</strong> distance.<br />

Seagulls hovered above us, waiting for<br />

an opportunity <strong>to</strong> swoop down and grab<br />

a tasty morsel or two. The lifeguards on<br />

duty gave us a sense of security, especially<br />

By Nadine Wark, Sarnia • Pho<strong>to</strong> Credit: Ontario’s Southwest<br />

from Daytripping <strong>July</strong>-Aug 2020 issue<br />

with <strong>the</strong> ever-present under<strong>to</strong>w. Everyone<br />

growing up in <strong>the</strong> area knew about <strong>the</strong><br />

dreaded under<strong>to</strong>w and how important it<br />

was <strong>to</strong> respect <strong>the</strong> waters of Lake Huron.<br />

People-watching both on <strong>the</strong> sand<br />

and in <strong>the</strong> water added <strong>to</strong> our summer’s<br />

afternoon at Canatara Beach. Observing<br />

my friend’s three year old daughter<br />

playing in <strong>the</strong> sand at water’s edge with<br />

pail and shovel, reminded us of <strong>the</strong><br />

simple joys of a child, her blond pigtails<br />

blowing in <strong>the</strong> breeze. Parents would<br />

join <strong>the</strong>ir children, making sand castles<br />

or wading in <strong>the</strong> shallow end for some<br />

splash time. Sometimes children running<br />

by would result in sand making its way<br />

in<strong>to</strong> our terri<strong>to</strong>ry but that was just kids<br />

being kids. Our main concern was sand<br />

getting in<strong>to</strong> our “loaded” egg salad and<br />

tuna sandwiches! A teenage girl and boy<br />

would stroll by hand-in-hand, oblivious <strong>to</strong><br />

everything and everyone around <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

They would s<strong>to</strong>p and write <strong>the</strong>ir initials in<br />

<strong>the</strong> sand, smile and walk on. Of course,<br />

this scene was depicted well in Pat Boone’s<br />

“Love Letters in <strong>the</strong> Sand.” Funny, with<br />

<strong>the</strong> passing of time, some things never<br />

change.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> sun got closer <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> horizon<br />

and <strong>the</strong> beach-goers were few and far<br />

between, we knew it was time for us <strong>to</strong><br />

pack up and end our afternoon, with a<br />

promise <strong>to</strong> return again soon.<br />

The beautiful waters at Canatara Beach<br />

are still lapping <strong>the</strong> shores as generations<br />

have come and gone, providing memories<br />

that will be with <strong>the</strong>m throughout <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

lives. It might be a summer breeze, <strong>the</strong><br />

haunting melody of a summer song, a<br />

fleeting moment from <strong>the</strong> past that will<br />

stir a long-forgotten memory. “And when<br />

<strong>the</strong> rain beats against my windowpane, I’ll<br />

think of summer days again and dream of<br />

you...” Chad & Jeremy’s “A Summer Song.”<br />

One of my friends is no longer with<br />

me; after 45 years of friendship, I cherish<br />

those long-ago afternoons of our carefree<br />

youth when time was on our side at<br />

Canatara Beach.<br />

940 MURPHY ROAD<br />

Sarnia • 519-542-1491<br />

This FREE Magazine is made possible by <strong>the</strong><br />

companies you see adversing in <strong>the</strong>se pages.<br />

Please consider <strong>the</strong>m when making your<br />

purchasing decisions, and please let <strong>the</strong>m<br />

know that you saw <strong>the</strong>ir ad in...<br />

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

THE<br />


Looking for<br />



Mobility Works Physio Yoga<br />

will come <strong>to</strong> you!<br />

Balance Training,<br />

Funconal Strength.<br />

Falls Prevenon, and more!<br />


phy s i o<br />

y oga<br />


Book IN-HOME<br />

Physio<strong>the</strong>rapy or Private Yoga<br />

at: www.mwphysioyoga.com<br />

Covered under most<br />

Extended Health Benefits.<br />

Kelly-Lynn<br />

Musico<br />





Contact Kelly-Lynn at 519.312.6122<br />

or mwphysioyoga@outlook.com<br />

Here at Napoli Pizza<br />

we’re not just a food<br />

business, we’re a<br />

family business. Our<br />

specialty is homemade<br />

pizza, pasta and so<br />

much more.<br />

We are dedicated <strong>to</strong><br />

providing you with<br />

only <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

quality ingredients. We make our food <strong>the</strong> old<br />

fashioned way. With classic Italian dishes, we<br />

offer our cus<strong>to</strong>mers a warm atmosphere filled<br />

with <strong>the</strong> same friendly faces and aromas of<br />

freshly made dough, sizzling pizza and delicious<br />

fresh pasta. Whe<strong>the</strong>r you’re dining in or<br />

ordering out, we’ve made your food with <strong>the</strong><br />

same quality & care we would make for our own<br />

family, so that you can enjoy it with yours!<br />

You’ve wanted<br />

one of <strong>the</strong>se for<br />

40 YEARS!<br />

YES,<br />

you<br />

can!<br />

Ask about<br />

used Taylor<br />

acoustics<br />

as well.<br />

430 Exmouth Street, Sarnia<br />

519-344-7740<br />

pickersalley.com<br />

TAYLOR<br />

814ce<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Time is <strong>the</strong> longest distance between two places.” - Tennessee Williams P A G E 27

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

7143 Forest Road,<br />

Plymp<strong>to</strong>n-Wyoming<br />

(4 km S. of Forest)<br />

Come<br />

<strong>to</strong> our<br />

on farm<br />

Brewery!<br />

s<strong>to</strong>nepickerbrewing.com<br />

Follow us for live band announcements.<br />

foresttravelservice.com 519-786-2319<br />

We’re here <strong>to</strong> help you<br />

make travelling easier.<br />

18 King Street West, Forest<br />


IN 1977<br />

Growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional!<br />

THE CLUB Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />


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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />


595 MURPHY ROAD, SARNIA • 519-337-1614<br />

missionthrifts<strong>to</strong>re.com/s<strong>to</strong>re/sarnia<br />

A Visit <strong>to</strong> Grandma’s “Day”<br />

By Anna Marriott Evans, Forest • from Daytripping May-June 2017 issue<br />

I went <strong>to</strong> visit Grandma, on a day that was dreary and cold,<br />

She was lying on her sofa, “I’m tired” she said, “perhaps old.”<br />

So, I lay close beside her, that we might laugh a bit and talk,<br />

She’d tell me s<strong>to</strong>ries, and we’d pretend <strong>to</strong> be having a walk.<br />

“Oh what pretty flowers” I’d say “yes violets” she’d explain,<br />

As we, wandered in that woodland, without concern of rain.<br />

A blue sky and sunshine, tiny scattered clouds snow white,<br />

There was no need <strong>to</strong> worry, should we not be home by night.<br />

I closed my eyes in pretension, as we wandered on our way,<br />

In<strong>to</strong> that land of enchantment, on a visit <strong>to</strong> Grandma’s “Day.”<br />

But I knew not I had dozed, while content in grandma’s care,<br />

Or that she placed her blanket o’er me, as I lay dreaming <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

Until I felt a kiss on my cheek, <strong>the</strong>n heard her speak so mild,<br />

”I’m glad you came, you brightened a dreary day grandchild,<br />

It’s time, for milk and cookies <strong>the</strong>n you best be on your way.”<br />

I treasure <strong>the</strong> memories still, of my visits <strong>to</strong> grandma’s “Day.”<br />

ACROSS<br />

DOWN<br />


P A G E<br />

28<br />

“Lost time is never found again.” - Benjamin Franklin

If your business offers anything <strong>to</strong> people 55+, you can advertise <strong>to</strong>o!<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Forest Pharmacy<br />

Unique Gifts & Greeting Cards<br />

Herbal Products & Supplements<br />

Compression S<strong>to</strong>ckings • Mobility Aids<br />

Purses, Scarves & Jewellery<br />

*Free Delivery in Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores<br />

* Some restrictions apply<br />

Seniors Save *15% Wednesdays<br />

View our flyer and services at<br />

forestpharmacy.ca<br />

Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5, Sun & Holidays 10-2<br />

19 King Street West, Forest, ON<br />

519-786-5161<br />

info@forestpharmasave.ca<br />

Baldness<br />

“Compensation” is an<br />

immutable law of nature. The<br />

rhinoceros, for example, has terrible<br />

eyesight but can hear a twig snap at a<br />

hundred paces. The turtle may not be<br />

able <strong>to</strong> outrun its enemies, but with all<br />

that built-in armour it doesn’t have <strong>to</strong>.<br />

The law applies equally <strong>to</strong> humans, of<br />

course. As a case in point, I’ve noticed<br />

that <strong>the</strong> fatter I get, <strong>the</strong> thinner my<br />

hair becomes.<br />

Fortunately, losing my hair isn’t<br />

something I worry about, for a<br />

couple of reasons. First, whatever its<br />

disadvantages, baldness is neat. And<br />

when I finally do go bald, <strong>the</strong> money<br />

I’ll save on haircuts will pay for <strong>the</strong> wig.<br />

However, for those of you with <strong>the</strong><br />

same problem, who may not share<br />

my laissez-faire attitude, I discovered<br />

a medical journal, published in 1912,<br />

which offered a few cures. I pass<br />

<strong>the</strong>m along here purely for <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

entertainment value.<br />

“Baldness is caused by excessive<br />

action of <strong>the</strong> brain, such as intense<br />

study, great mental anxiety, etc.,<br />

producing unnatural heat on <strong>the</strong> brain<br />

surfaces, thus causing <strong>the</strong> hair <strong>to</strong> drop<br />

off.”<br />

Presuming <strong>the</strong> reader is not going <strong>to</strong><br />

buy baldness as a status symbol, <strong>the</strong><br />

book goes on <strong>to</strong> list several “cures.”<br />

“Wash your hair regularly,” it advises.<br />

“A muddy and confused mind is often<br />

<strong>the</strong> effect of external dirt and neglect.”<br />

I don’t know what kind of shampoos<br />

<strong>the</strong>y used in those days, but anything<br />

that would penetrate <strong>the</strong> bone <strong>to</strong> clean<br />

up <strong>the</strong> brain would make <strong>to</strong>day’s<br />

detergents look like cream rinses.<br />

“Mix one ounce of Spanish fly, one<br />

ounce of aromatic spirits of ammonia,<br />

one dram of oil of rosemary with two<br />

tablespoons of alcohol and water.<br />

Apply twice a week <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> affected<br />

area.”<br />

This may not grow hair, but I’ll<br />

guarantee that it will give you <strong>the</strong><br />

sexiest dandruff in <strong>to</strong>wn!<br />

Kerosene was recommended, in <strong>the</strong><br />


BscP.T. MCPA<br />

Registered<br />

ered<br />

ed<br />

Physio<strong>the</strong>rapist<br />

ist<br />

Forest Physio<strong>the</strong>rapy<br />

and Rehabilitation<br />

10 Watt Street, et<br />

Forest • 519-786-3336<br />

36<br />

You can’t buy<br />

Happiness<br />

but you can<br />

BUY<br />

LOCAL!<br />

by A. C. S<strong>to</strong>ne, Windsor<br />

from Daytripping<br />

March-April 2004 issue<br />

same book, as a cure<br />

for everything from<br />

<strong>the</strong> common cold <strong>to</strong> ingrown <strong>to</strong>enails<br />

so it wasn’t surprising that it was also<br />

suggested as a cure for baldness. Be<br />

aware of <strong>the</strong> hazards, though. If you’re<br />

going <strong>to</strong> rub kerosene on your dome,<br />

quit smoking and stay away from<br />

barbeques!<br />

Cures were available <strong>to</strong> suit every<br />

personality. If you were a drinker, you<br />

could rub brandy in<strong>to</strong> your scalp. If,<br />

on <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand, you were “tea<strong>to</strong>tal,”<br />

<strong>the</strong> prescription was for daily washing<br />

with strong sage tea. I presume it was<br />

left up <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> individual’s taste as <strong>to</strong><br />

how much cream and sugar <strong>to</strong> use.<br />

An earlier medical journal, published<br />

in 1858, offered still more remedies.<br />

“Take <strong>the</strong> expressed juice of burdock<br />

root, honey and proof spirits, of each<br />

one ounce. Mix <strong>the</strong>m <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

anoint <strong>the</strong> barren part of <strong>the</strong> head<br />

several times a day, at <strong>the</strong> same time<br />

taking care <strong>to</strong> cover with soft flannel in<br />

order <strong>to</strong> promote perspiration.”<br />

Keeping it covered would also be<br />

necessary <strong>to</strong> keep <strong>the</strong> flies away from<br />

all that honey.<br />

“Take palma Christi oil, 1 1/2 ounces<br />

and oil of lavender, 1 drachma. Mix<br />

<strong>the</strong>m and apply every night and<br />

morning <strong>to</strong> those parts of <strong>the</strong> head<br />

from which <strong>the</strong> hair has fallen.”<br />

Take a few karate lessons <strong>to</strong>o. Any<br />

guy that walks around smelling like<br />

lavender is going <strong>to</strong> need <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

We’ve come a long way since <strong>the</strong>n,<br />

however. Today <strong>the</strong> most successful<br />

method is <strong>the</strong> “hair transplant” in<br />

which little plugs of hair are removed<br />

from where <strong>the</strong>y are still growing and<br />

replanted where <strong>the</strong>y are needed. But<br />

<strong>the</strong>re are always problems when you<br />

mess with Mo<strong>the</strong>r Nature. A friend<br />

of mine had <strong>the</strong> hair from under his<br />

arms transplanted <strong>to</strong> his bald spot.<br />

The operation was a success and <strong>the</strong><br />

new hair grew in beautifully. The only<br />

problem he has now is that instead of<br />

hair spray he has <strong>to</strong> use deodorant.<br />

Your Local<br />

& Lake<br />

Inspired<br />

Arsan<br />

Shop!<br />

Apparel that Gives Back<br />

Glass Fusing Workshop<br />

30+ Canadian Makers<br />

3811 Lakeshore Road • Camlachie • 519-328-2217<br />

2217<br />

Visit website for current hours & info! www.lakelifestudio.com<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “And in <strong>the</strong> end, it’s not <strong>the</strong> years in your life that count. It’s <strong>the</strong> life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln P A G E 29

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Don’t put this down! You’ll have <strong>to</strong> bend over <strong>to</strong> pick it back up!<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Purified Water • Propane Exchange<br />

Key Cutting • Window & Screen Repair<br />

Knife/Scissor Sharpening • Beauti-Tone Paint<br />


8483 Townsend Line<br />

ARKONA • 519-828-3383<br />

By appt please<br />

Available frozen<br />

as whole, quartered<br />

or by individual cuts.<br />

7078 Wisbeach Rd,<br />

ARKONA<br />

• Farm Raised • Free Range • Non-Medicated<br />

519-494-1139 • wisbeachchickens@gmail.com<br />

also at Williamson Farms Country S<strong>to</strong>re<br />

In Mat<strong>the</strong>w chapter 13, verse 57, we<br />

are <strong>to</strong>ld ‘A prophet is not without honour,<br />

save in his own country, and in his own<br />

house.’ I can vouch for <strong>the</strong> ‘house’ part. I<br />

learned early in my mo<strong>the</strong>rhood career<br />

that if a compliment came my way,<br />

<strong>the</strong> flattery flopped when a qualifier<br />

followed <strong>the</strong> nice remark. My emotional<br />

eleva<strong>to</strong>r raced <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> roof, <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong><br />

cables snapped and sent it barrelling <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> basement.<br />

My older son gained me a reputation<br />

among his young friends with his<br />

assertion that his mom could fix<br />

anything with a bobby-pin and a rubber<br />

band. An exaggeration, but a fea<strong>the</strong>r in<br />

my cap that he thought so highly of my<br />

talents. But <strong>the</strong> fea<strong>the</strong>r flew away on<br />

<strong>the</strong> next breeze when he added, “But<br />

<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong>y usually don’t work for long.”<br />

In that instant, I understand an adage<br />

my grandma used frequently: that <strong>the</strong><br />

most uncomplimentary remark one<br />

could make about a person was that she<br />

‘meant well.’<br />

Food is a <strong>to</strong>uchy <strong>to</strong>pic in families<br />

with finicky kids. Their friends’ moms<br />

are always ‘cool’ cooks compared <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own mo<strong>the</strong>rs. I remember <strong>the</strong><br />

Saturday lunchtime when I was battling<br />

<strong>the</strong> clock and my older son’s panic that<br />

he’d be late for baseball practise, and<br />

my daughter’s vociferous dismay that<br />

We want your<br />

pho<strong>to</strong>s, s<strong>to</strong>ries<br />

& anecdotes<br />

showcasing<br />

Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n!<br />

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

THE<br />

CLUB<br />

Send <strong>the</strong>m <strong>to</strong><br />

info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

We also welcome your ideas,<br />

comments or questions.<br />

A Matter of Honour<br />

she was already late <strong>to</strong> meet her friends<br />

in <strong>the</strong> mall. I ask you — what would a<br />

frenzied mo<strong>the</strong>r do but open a can of<br />

pork and beans? The older two kids <strong>to</strong>ok<br />

one look and vanished <strong>to</strong> keep <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

dates. The youngest stayed on, but after<br />

a few bites he also let me down. “These<br />

beans aren’t as good as I get at Johnny’s<br />

house. His mom’s a good cooker.”<br />

You guessed it—checking with my<br />

neighbour, I learned that she used<br />

<strong>the</strong> identical brand as mine. It didn’t<br />

surprise me. My gravy was never as<br />

smooth as Granma’s (made from her<br />

recipe). My chocolate cake couldn’t<br />

hold a birthday candle <strong>to</strong> Aunt Patty’s<br />

<strong>to</strong> whom I once gave my recipe.<br />

Naturally, it went without saying that<br />

my hamburgers never measured up <strong>to</strong><br />

you-know-who’s in <strong>the</strong> mall.<br />

Redemption was mine when my<br />

teenage daughter brought a girlfriend<br />

over for Sunday dinner — good old<br />

English roast beef and Yorkshire<br />

pudding, with creamy rice pudding for<br />

dessert. As <strong>the</strong> girls cleared <strong>the</strong> dishes<br />

away, I heard our guest say, “Your mom’s<br />

a super cook!” But, at my daughter’s<br />

reply, “Yeah, she is. She just has no<br />

imagination,” my golden halo tarnished<br />

Open <strong>the</strong> door <strong>to</strong> your<br />

financial well-being.<br />

Pat Smits<br />

Financial Advisor<br />

12 Mac Donald Street<br />

Forest, ON N0N 1J0<br />

519-786-4924<br />

and my Yorkshire<br />

ances<strong>to</strong>rs turned<br />

over in <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

graves.<br />

Homemade<br />

clo<strong>the</strong>s had an<br />

emotional yoyo<br />

effect on this<br />

mo<strong>the</strong>r-prophet<br />

who had no<br />

honour in ... you<br />

know. Before kindergarten, my children<br />

had uncomplainingly worn handknit<br />

sweaters, shirts and blouses from my<br />

sewing machine, in blissful ignorance of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir non-commercial origin. Then <strong>the</strong><br />

school stage hit and <strong>the</strong>ir s<strong>to</strong>ck phrase<br />

became, “Aw, Mom, do I have <strong>to</strong> wear<br />

that homemade thing?” But belated<br />

appreciation came in a turn-around<br />

with my daughter’s Saturday job in<br />

<strong>the</strong> sweater department of a boutique.<br />

Suddenly her eyes were opened <strong>to</strong> all <strong>the</strong><br />

exclusive handknit creations she’d worn<br />

<strong>to</strong> school over <strong>the</strong> years, thanks <strong>to</strong> her<br />

mom’s knitting basket.<br />

During my little darlings’ early years<br />

I didn’t expect raves on Christmas<br />

morning when <strong>the</strong>y opened gifts from<br />

my fingers instead of <strong>the</strong> mall. But a<br />

www.edwardjones.ca<br />

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

from Daytripping Sept-Oct 2004 issue<br />

sympa<strong>the</strong>tic Santa bailed me out<br />

many a Christmas Eve. Bleary-eyed,<br />

long past bedtime, I’d be hunched<br />

over last-minute finishing <strong>to</strong>uches —<br />

but<strong>to</strong>ns needed on hand-made shirts,<br />

sweater seams <strong>to</strong> be sewn up. But I’d<br />

look up and see Santa, glancing over<br />

at me from his own job of piling<br />

gifts under <strong>the</strong> tree. He never failed<br />

<strong>to</strong> give me a morale-boosting wink<br />

and a thumbs-up sign. Someone, at<br />

least, gave credit where credit was due.<br />

John Dryden wrote in <strong>the</strong> 17th<br />

century: ‘Honor is but an empty bubble.’<br />

Maybe so. But until my bubbles would<br />

burst, as <strong>the</strong>y usually did, I learned <strong>to</strong><br />

enjoy <strong>the</strong>ir rainbow iridescence as <strong>the</strong>y<br />

floated around my head in <strong>the</strong>ir brief<br />

but beautiful flight. Need a mo<strong>the</strong>r ask<br />

for more?<br />

Life goes full circle, what goes around<br />

comes around, and so on ... Let me fastforward<br />

from that generation <strong>to</strong> ano<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Today I’m hardly able <strong>to</strong> keep up with<br />

requests from my grandchildren. “Nana,<br />

is it my turn next for a sweater?” “Can<br />

you make me one with an elephant<br />

(bunny) (sailboat) on <strong>the</strong> front?”<br />

Need a grandma ask for a greater<br />

honour than that?<br />

An Old Fashioned Country S<strong>to</strong>re with a Modern Twist!<br />

• Collecbles & Giware • Kids Secon<br />

• Fudge • Maple Buer Tarts & Baking<br />

• Williamson Farms Beef & Local Pork, Cider,<br />

Cheese & Maple Syrup • Gi Baskets<br />

Wednesday is<br />


Numerous Savings for 55 & over<br />

Shop Online www.williamsonfarmsmarket.com<br />

Delivery Available<br />

14 King St. W., FOREST • 226-520-0144<br />

Open Monday <strong>to</strong> Friday 10am-6pm • Saturday 10-5 • Sunday 11-3 <strong>July</strong>-August<br />

P A G E<br />

30<br />

“Time is <strong>the</strong> most valuable thing a man can spend.” - Theophrastus

Please tell our advertisers that you saw <strong>the</strong>ir ad in this magazine!<br />

By Mary Lou Tasko, Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores Nature Trails • www.lsntblazers.com<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores Nature Trails (LSNT)<br />

is a local volunteer organization that<br />

works <strong>to</strong> build a network of user-friendly<br />

nature trails that inspire people <strong>to</strong><br />

experience <strong>the</strong> biodiversity of Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

Shores and vicinity. While our primary<br />

goal is <strong>to</strong> blaze, trim and clear trails so<br />

that <strong>the</strong> public can use <strong>the</strong>m, we are also<br />

committed <strong>to</strong> enhancing accessibility,<br />

protecting environmentally sensitive<br />

areas and beautifying our public spaces.<br />

If you would like <strong>to</strong> learn more about<br />

our initiatives or local trails, please visit<br />

lsntblazers.com.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> last issue of <strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Club</strong><br />

we introduced <strong>the</strong> Ausable River Cut<br />

Conservation Area Trail. In this issue:<br />

Ipperwash Dunes and Swales, located<br />

at <strong>the</strong> end of Richardson Drive (off<br />

East Parkway Drive).<br />

The Ipperwash Dunes and<br />

Swales Trail property is part of<br />

a 64-hectare reserve owned by<br />

Nature Conservancy Canada.<br />

NCC is a not for profit, charitable<br />

organization that, since 1962, has<br />

strived <strong>to</strong> protect and conserve<br />

natural landscapes and promote<br />

native biodiversity. Like o<strong>the</strong>r trails<br />

in Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores and vicinity, <strong>the</strong><br />

Ipperwash trails exist in Carolinian<br />

Canada, <strong>the</strong> region in Ontario found<br />

south of an imaginary line drawn from<br />

Grand Bend <strong>to</strong> Toron<strong>to</strong>. The landscape<br />

in Ipperwash includes rolling forested<br />

dunes and wet, thicketed swales.<br />

Ipperwash Dunes and Swales is<br />

highly naturalized but does offer two<br />

publicly accessible linked trail loops<br />

that are blazed and maintained by<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Shores Nature Trails. At <strong>the</strong><br />

end of Richardson Drive in Ipperwash,<br />

a small gravel parking lot abuts <strong>the</strong> start<br />

Ipperwash Rd<br />

➢<br />

N<br />

Walk Off Your Worries<br />

Ipperwash Dunes & Swales Trail<br />

Richardson Dr<br />

P<br />

E. Parkway Dr<br />

Dunes and Swails Trail 4km<br />

Cedar Trail 1.5km<br />

43°12’22.8”N 81°58’15.5”W<br />

Ipperwash Dunes<br />

& Swales Trail<br />

of <strong>the</strong> trail system. The trail map is<br />

posted a short distance down this<br />

path.<br />

Both trails—<strong>the</strong> Dunes and<br />

Swales Trail and <strong>the</strong> Cedar Trail—<br />

share <strong>the</strong> same path for <strong>the</strong> first<br />

300 m before <strong>the</strong>y diverge in<strong>to</strong><br />

two separate loops. The Dunes and<br />

Swales Trail (white trail) is 4 km<br />

long in <strong>to</strong>tal, and winds through a<br />

Carolinian Forest of sand ridges and<br />

wet swales passable via numerous<br />

boardwalks. The Cedar Trail (green<br />

trail) is 1.5 km long in <strong>to</strong>tal and features<br />

several cedar coves and gentle ridges<br />

and valleys. Both trails are considered<br />

easy <strong>to</strong> moderate in difficulty so are a<br />

relaxing way for even a novice hiker <strong>to</strong><br />

spend a couple of hours in <strong>the</strong> forest.<br />

Along <strong>the</strong> route, you are bound<br />

<strong>to</strong> encounter a variety of plant and,<br />

if you’re observant, animal life. The<br />

Carolinian Zone in Canada comprises<br />

only 1% of Canada’s <strong>to</strong>tal land mass;<br />

however, it is home <strong>to</strong> a greater<br />

number of flora and fauna species than<br />

any o<strong>the</strong>r ecosystem in <strong>the</strong> country.<br />

More than 500 of <strong>the</strong>se species are<br />

considered rare or threatened.<br />

In early summer, you may be lucky<br />

enough <strong>to</strong> spot Yellow or Pink Lady<br />

Slippers—rare, showy orchids that grow<br />

in Canada. Of course, Ipperwash is also<br />

home <strong>to</strong> a variety of more common<br />

wildflowers and a host of mushroom<br />

species. You will certainly see tulip,<br />

tamarack and cedar trees! Watch <strong>the</strong><br />

water for turtles and beavers. Watch<br />

<strong>the</strong> trees for Purple Martins, Canada<br />

Warblers and Pileated Woodpeckers—<br />

if you cannot see <strong>the</strong> woodpecker,<br />

you will certainly hear him!<br />

Ipperwash has been officially<br />

designated as an Important Bird<br />

and Biodiversity Area (IBA) by<br />

IBA Canada.<br />

Hikers familiar with Ipperwash<br />

Dunes and Swales are enamored<br />

with <strong>the</strong> tranquility and beauty<br />

of <strong>the</strong>se trails. There’s no doubt<br />

that if you hike <strong>the</strong>m once, you<br />

will want <strong>to</strong> return in every<br />

season—just make sure you<br />

pack your bug spray in <strong>July</strong> and<br />

August! For more information<br />

and a map of <strong>the</strong> Ipperwash<br />

Dunes and Swales Trails, please<br />

visit lsntblazers.com.<br />

Send your<br />

EVENTS<br />

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

Include <strong>to</strong>wn, date, name of <strong>the</strong> event,<br />

website/phone e/ph<br />

number.<br />

info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

Display Space Is Also Available<br />

S<strong>to</strong>p & Shop in<br />


FOREST<br />

Farmers’ Market<br />

Thursday Evenings<br />

4 pm <strong>to</strong> 7pm<br />

JULY 21st<br />

Car Show 3-8<br />

AUG 12th<br />

Sidewalk Sale 10-2<br />

AUG 19th<br />

Kids Day 10-2<br />

Text Only<br />

Listings<br />

s<br />

are FREE<br />

The reason a dog has so<br />

many friends is that he<br />

wags his tail instead of his<br />

<strong>to</strong>ngue.<br />

- unknown<br />

Dogs!<br />


THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

GRAND BEND - Wednesdays 8am-1pm,<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Heritage Museum, until Oc<strong>to</strong>ber 5.<br />

FOREST - Thursdays 4-7 pm, at <strong>the</strong> corner<br />

of Jefferson & Main, until Oc<strong>to</strong>ber 6.<br />



browse our shops,<br />

enjoy a meal at one of<br />

our fantastic restaurants<br />

or take in a movie at <strong>the</strong><br />

his<strong>to</strong>ric Kine<strong>to</strong> Theatre!<br />

Make a day of it in Forest!<br />

Keep up <strong>to</strong> date with event & shopping information<br />

on our website, Facebook & Instagram!<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “An ounce of gold will not buy an inch of time.” - Chinese proverb<br />

P A G E 31

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

You can view this magazine online at www.welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

Discussing <strong>the</strong> importance of<br />

primary public health care in our<br />

community with members of <strong>the</strong><br />

Central Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Family Health<br />

Team in Petrolia.<br />

Recognizing <strong>the</strong> great<br />

contributions by our local<br />

service organizations,<br />

including <strong>the</strong> Petrolia Lions<br />

<strong>Club</strong>, who are celebrating <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

90th anniversary in <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Proud <strong>to</strong> welcome two local<br />

families <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir new Habitat<br />

for Humanity homes on College<br />

Street in Sarnia.<br />

Checking out <strong>the</strong> spectacular<br />

new scoreboard at Hiawatha<br />

Horse Park’s opening of <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

live horse racing season.<br />


MPP – Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

Building A Better Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> summer, <strong>Club</strong> readers! This is <strong>the</strong> time of year<br />

when life really kicks in<strong>to</strong> high gear across Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n.<br />

Discover a huge variety of concerts, outdoor activities, live<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre, sports, and plenty of events for all ages, including<br />

those of us in <strong>the</strong> 55+ group. There’s truly something for<br />

everyone <strong>to</strong> enjoy!<br />

I’d like <strong>to</strong> begin this message by thanking everyone in<br />

Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n for your continued support. I’m humbled by<br />

your vote of confidence for <strong>the</strong> work we’ve been able <strong>to</strong><br />

accomplish at Queen’s Park over <strong>the</strong> past 15 years – and I’m<br />

looking forward <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> next four years as we continue <strong>to</strong> make<br />

great things happen in our community.<br />

Among <strong>the</strong> projects I’d like <strong>to</strong> see completed during my next<br />

term are <strong>the</strong> widening of Hwy 40, <strong>the</strong> establishment of <strong>the</strong><br />

permanent withdrawal management facility at Bluewater<br />

Health, <strong>the</strong> investment of $1 billion over <strong>the</strong> next three years <strong>to</strong><br />

expand homecare, <strong>the</strong> addition of more long-term care beds,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> hiring of more nurses and PSWs <strong>to</strong> improve <strong>the</strong><br />

publicly-funded health care of all Ontarians.<br />

Just a reminder that if you have concerns related <strong>to</strong> any<br />

provincial matters, my Constituency Office staff is always<br />

available <strong>to</strong> help. Please check out my contact information at<br />

<strong>the</strong> bot<strong>to</strong>m of this page and feel free <strong>to</strong> s<strong>to</strong>p by my office, call<br />

or email any time.<br />

In closing, I’d like <strong>to</strong> extend my best wishes <strong>to</strong> all The <strong>Club</strong>’s<br />

readers for a wonderful, fun-filled summer of <strong>2022</strong>. Enjoy life <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> fullest!<br />

Joining with local mayors <strong>to</strong><br />

announce $12 million in joint<br />

federal/provincial funding for<br />

<strong>the</strong> Petrolia Water Treatment<br />

Intake Project.<br />

Touring <strong>the</strong> $2.5 billion<br />

expansion at NOVA Chemicals in<br />

St. Clair Township.<br />

Making a $12 million funding<br />

announcement with <strong>the</strong><br />

Minister of Labour at UA Local<br />

663 for apprentice training and<br />

upskilling.<br />

Checking out a directional<br />

drill in Plymp<strong>to</strong>n-Wyoming<br />

being used for one of <strong>the</strong><br />

many local SWIFT broadband<br />

internet projects.<br />


805 Christina St. North, Suite 102<br />

Point Edward, ON N7V 1X6<br />

Contact Bob Bailey<br />

Tel.: 519-337-0051<br />

Fax: 519-337-3246<br />

E-mail: bob.baileyco@pc.ola.org<br />

Website: bobbaileympp.com<br />

P A G E<br />

32<br />

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re <strong>the</strong> pilot.” - Michael Altshuler

Sometimes, no news really is good news.<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

4622 London Line, Reeces Corners • 519-845-3482<br />

Happy 100th Birthday!<br />

Clara Durocher<br />

Born in 1922, Clara celebrated her<br />

100th birthday on June 30th, <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Congratulations!<br />

PICK YOUR OWN • Strawberries • Raspberries<br />

• Apples • Pears • Pumpkins (in season)<br />


FARM STORE with fresh produce,<br />

bakery items, preserves, maple syrup,<br />

honey & more. S<strong>to</strong>p by soon!<br />

www.zekveldgardenmarket.ca<br />


Children <strong>Welcome</strong><br />

Choosing <strong>to</strong> See <strong>the</strong> Light from <strong>the</strong> Darkness<br />

As I write this article, Covid restrictions<br />

are easing in Ontario: vaccine passports<br />

are now a thing of <strong>the</strong> past, and mask<br />

mandates are being lifted.<br />

My hope as you read this is that<br />

lockdowns are in <strong>the</strong> rear-view mirror,<br />

as we are now provided with <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity <strong>to</strong> figure out how <strong>to</strong> manage<br />

and live with Covid. These past few<br />

years have significantly impacted many<br />

of our seniors. It has been heartbreaking<br />

<strong>to</strong> witness firsthand some of <strong>the</strong><br />

detrimental effects of social isolation,<br />

loneliness, deconditioning, hastened<br />

cognitive decline, and decreased<br />

nutritional status.<br />

Yet, many people have also<br />

demonstrated profound resilience and<br />

<strong>the</strong> ability <strong>to</strong> adapt <strong>to</strong> change and <strong>the</strong>re<br />

have been some positive outcomes<br />

worth highlighting.<br />


Maybe picking up a new hobby, (hello<br />

puzzles!) or embracing old passions<br />

(hello sourdough!), many of us were able<br />

<strong>to</strong> slow down and enjoy life’s simple<br />

pleasures. Now that life is getting back<br />

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

<strong>to</strong> our ‘new normal,’ let’s not forget <strong>the</strong><br />

benefits of a slower pace of life. Personally,<br />

this is a great reminder for me as I love<br />

new activities and love <strong>to</strong> say yes <strong>to</strong> new<br />

opportunities, however, I most assuredly<br />

enjoyed slowing down and working on<br />

my new relaxation activity with puzzles<br />

and colouring. Note <strong>to</strong> self!<br />



Since we have not been able <strong>to</strong> spend<br />

ga<strong>the</strong>ring time indoors, <strong>the</strong>re has been<br />

more awareness of <strong>the</strong> benefits of<br />

spending time outdoors. From simple<br />

outdoor ga<strong>the</strong>rings in our backyards or<br />

local parks, <strong>to</strong> increasing our physical<br />

activities with walking on local trails. We<br />

are embracing renewed opportunities<br />

<strong>to</strong> take up a new activity: walking,<br />

snow shoeing, running, fishing, paddle<br />

boarding, kayaking, or boating, <strong>to</strong> name<br />

a few. There had been an uptake in <strong>the</strong><br />

purchase of outdoor equipment over<br />

Covid, so let’s continue on our outdoor<br />

journeys.<br />


LEARN.<br />

623 Broadway St., Wyoming • 519-845-9915 • VillageFireplaceShop.com<br />

Since most in-person activities were<br />

cancelled, we were provided with NEW<br />

online opportunities. I am amazed at<br />

<strong>the</strong> adaptability for many <strong>to</strong> learn <strong>the</strong><br />

art of navigating Zoom. I personally had<br />

<strong>to</strong> adapt and become a Zoom expert <strong>to</strong><br />

provide virtual tele-health Physio<strong>the</strong>rapy<br />

and teach online yoga classes. Zoom<br />

brought <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> most diverse<br />

yoga class I have had <strong>to</strong> date. I had <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity <strong>to</strong> guide age 7 all <strong>the</strong> way up<br />

<strong>to</strong> 87 in what was <strong>to</strong> be a “Power Yoga<br />

Class.” What a privilege and challenge,<br />

with all <strong>the</strong> modifications, <strong>to</strong> guide this<br />

great group. This would<br />

never have happened had it<br />

not been for Zoom bringing<br />

us all <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r. Grateful for<br />

this experience.<br />

4. RESILIENT<br />


Although we could not<br />

always see each o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

in person, many of our<br />

connections were enhanced<br />

as we had more time <strong>to</strong><br />

connect with our loved ones<br />

at home, or via telephone or even <strong>the</strong><br />

new Zoom family ga<strong>the</strong>rings, connecting<br />

families from all over <strong>the</strong> globe. Even<br />

though I was gifted Covid on this past<br />

Christmas Day, I was also blessed <strong>to</strong><br />

virtually connect with family near and<br />

far. Covid, and our slower pace of life<br />

may have also allowed for rekindled<br />

friendships via social media. Social<br />

connections are so important, so let’s<br />

keep <strong>the</strong>m up as we shift <strong>to</strong> this new<br />

normal.<br />

So, although <strong>the</strong> pandemic has been<br />

difficult in so many ways, we can choose<br />

<strong>to</strong> see <strong>the</strong> positives that have come<br />

from this most challenging time. Hoping<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs can see some light from this dark<br />

time. What light(s) do you see?<br />

Let’s keep MOVING, FEELING, and<br />

LIVING.<br />

Green County Ebikes<br />

and<br />

Mobility Scooters<br />

New • Used<br />

Parts • Sales • Service<br />

Financing Available<br />

Ebike &<br />

Mobility Scooter<br />

Batteries<br />

Also Sundays in Grand Bend<br />

at Pinery Antique Flea Market<br />

638 Broadway Street, Wyoming • 519.333.8313 • www.greencountyebikes.com<br />

TUES. TO FRI.<br />

9AM - 5PM<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.” - Jim Bishop<br />

P A G E 33

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

Wyoming’s First and Only<br />

Health Food S<strong>to</strong>re & Refillery<br />

647 Broadway Street, Wyoming<br />

226-307-0694 • suncoastnaturalhealth.ca<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Marcanda Gifts<br />

Tea Room & Boutique<br />

Bed & Breakfast<br />

Gift Shop<br />

& Ladies<br />

Fashions!<br />

4562 London Line<br />

Reeces Corners<br />

519-845-3133<br />


60 might be <strong>the</strong> new 40, but 9 pm is <strong>the</strong> new midnight.<br />

Kids’ Letters <strong>to</strong> God<br />

Dear God,<br />

Please send me a<br />

pony. I never asked<br />

for anything before,<br />

you can look it up.<br />

- Bruce<br />




569 BROADWAY ST, WYOMING • 519-845-1613<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />


90th Birthday Dance for<br />

Hazel Higgins<br />

Sunday, <strong>July</strong> 17th from 2-5 pm at Wyoming Legion<br />

Music by Joan Spalding & Doug Springstead<br />

Bring your dancing shoes!<br />

Let your presence be your gift.<br />

Do you<br />

want<br />

copies<br />

of...<br />

They’re T<br />

FREE<br />

for people 55+!<br />

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

THE<br />

CLUB<br />

For a group,<br />

apartment<br />

building,<br />

or meeting?<br />

Call 519-491-1676 or email<br />

info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

Drop us a line…<br />

we’d love <strong>to</strong> know what you think!<br />

Feedback<br />

Comments from Our Readers<br />

You’ve got a lot riding on those tires!<br />

You can trust<br />

Wyoming Tirecraft<br />

for personal<br />

small <strong>to</strong>wn service.<br />

Ijust read through h your Winter issue and really enjoyed <strong>the</strong> whole thing.<br />

I especially loved <strong>the</strong> article on live music in our area. Live music has fed<br />

my soul for <strong>the</strong> past few years (being <strong>the</strong> mo<strong>the</strong>r of<br />

Fischer of Fischer and Lovatt) and I have had many<br />

hours of entertainment by so many groups, including<br />

Jeff Black who is wonderful. I have made so many new<br />

friends through live music also. Great picture of The<br />

Celtic Hillbillies on <strong>the</strong> front. They always give me joy.<br />

The whole publication was very well done and all <strong>the</strong><br />

s<strong>to</strong>ries interesting. Keep up <strong>the</strong> good work.<br />

Cheers, Lynn Fischer<br />

This is <strong>the</strong> best magazine around - great articles, s<strong>to</strong>ries, trivia, jokes<br />

etc. I love it. I wish you published monthly. I really look forward <strong>to</strong> this<br />

magazine. It has great variety, and I read every word. I’m old enough<br />

<strong>to</strong> relate <strong>to</strong> all of its articles/features. Add more, more, more so I can<br />

read it longer. Ha ha!<br />

Gail Lester<br />

I really enjoyed that article Mark! Great feature on local live music and<br />

I was pleasantly surprised <strong>to</strong> see my name in it along with many good<br />

friends and local musicians including my partner in crime James Miller<br />

in <strong>the</strong> The Quarantine Sessions - Connecting Through Music. Travelling<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County with Jeff Black <strong>to</strong> check out <strong>the</strong> live music scene? I<br />

can't think of a better way <strong>to</strong> spend a day!<br />

Kevin Churchill<br />

Wyoming<br />

Au<strong>to</strong> Centre<br />


Cars, Trucks, Performance<br />

Specializing in Farm<br />


We can also do repairs,<br />

oil changes,<br />

brakes, batteries,<br />

seasonal maintenance<br />

and much more.<br />

It’s worth<br />

<strong>the</strong> trip<br />

<strong>to</strong> Wyoming!<br />

Send your o r thoughts ts <strong>to</strong> info@welcome<strong>to</strong><strong>the</strong>club.ca<br />

@<br />

m t<br />

<strong>the</strong>c<br />

lub.<br />

ca<br />

or comment me<br />

on our Facebook b<br />

ok page<br />

547 Ontario Street, Wyoming • 519-845-0813 • tirecraft.com<br />

P A G E<br />

34<br />

“Time and tide wait for no one.” - Irish proverb

You’re not getting older, you’re just becoming a classic!<br />


59 9Y Years of fS Service i <strong>to</strong> oWyo<br />

Wyoming o &Th The Surrounding S o un<br />

i Community!<br />

C i<br />

!<br />

“Where Good Friends Meet!”<br />

Physician Consults<br />

available through our<br />



Call us for details<br />

• Compounding Service<br />

• Rapid COVID Tesng<br />

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


HERE, BUT AT 98,<br />



~George Burns<br />

Puzzle<br />

Solution<br />

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

• Manicures • Pedicures • Waxing<br />

• Cosmetic Injections (Bo<strong>to</strong>x & Fillers)<br />

• Electrolysis • Independent Hair Stylists<br />

a getaway from <strong>the</strong> everyday<br />

635 Broadway Street<br />


226-307-0772<br />

Growing<br />

A Greener<br />

Community,<br />

One Tree<br />

At A Time<br />

607 Broadway Street, Wyoming 519-845-3341<br />

What’s This, Grandy?<br />

By Maryleah Ot<strong>to</strong>, Bramp<strong>to</strong>n<br />

from Daytripping May-June 2010 issue<br />

The o<strong>the</strong>r day, my nine-year-old<br />

granddaughter Liza was spending a few<br />

hours with me while her mo<strong>the</strong>r was at<br />

<strong>the</strong> dentist. From <strong>the</strong> time she could talk,<br />

Liza has called me “Grandy,” a moniker<br />

that always makes me smile. Thinking <strong>to</strong><br />

keep <strong>the</strong> child busy, and away from <strong>the</strong> TV,<br />

I suggested that we bake some chocolate<br />

chip cookies. She didn’t need coaxing!<br />

I <strong>to</strong>ld her <strong>to</strong> put on a ‘pinny’ so she<br />

wouldn’t get flour all over her clo<strong>the</strong>s.<br />

“What’s a ‘pinny,’ Grandy?” she<br />

asked.<br />

“It’s an apron,” I replied. “Look in<br />

<strong>the</strong> middle drawer beside <strong>the</strong> sink and<br />

you’ll find one.” She looked perplexed<br />

as she started rummaging through<br />

<strong>the</strong> drawer. Minutes passed. I<br />

was ga<strong>the</strong>ring <strong>the</strong> ingredients<br />

for our cookies. Finally she<br />

said, “Grandy, I don’t<br />

know what an apron<br />

looks like. We don’t<br />

have any at our<br />

house.”<br />

I was dumbfounded.<br />

I really shouldn’t have<br />

been surprised, for this was <strong>the</strong> same<br />

child who just last summer had seen me<br />

typing on my ancient manual Underwood<br />

portable and she hadn’t known what a<br />

typewriter was! But how could a nine-yearold<br />

girl not know what an apron is? Hadn’t<br />

I worn one when I was half her age? Wasn’t<br />

an apron my mo<strong>the</strong>r’s daily uniform? So I<br />

went <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> drawer and pulled out a pretty<br />

flowered apron, complete with bib, frills,<br />

pockets and long grosgrain ribbons <strong>to</strong> tie<br />

around your waist. “Here,” I said, trying not<br />

<strong>to</strong> sound as if I thought <strong>the</strong> child’s parents<br />

had failed <strong>to</strong> teach her an important fact of<br />

life. “This is an apron! Put it on and I’ll get<br />

you <strong>the</strong> flour.”<br />

So we made our cookies, ate half of<br />

<strong>the</strong>m before <strong>the</strong>y were cool, and I sent <strong>the</strong><br />

rest home with Liza, along with <strong>the</strong> apron.<br />

Later that evening while checking my<br />

email, I came across a piece that someone<br />

had sent from <strong>the</strong> internet. It was all about<br />

those good old-fashioned aprons just like<br />

<strong>the</strong> one I’d given <strong>to</strong> my granddaughter.<br />

Whoever <strong>the</strong> writer was, he or most likely<br />

she, certainly knew <strong>the</strong> value of a good<br />

apron. I think you’ll enjoy this <strong>to</strong>o.<br />

I don’t think our kids know what an<br />

apron is!<br />

The principal use of Grandma’s apron<br />

was <strong>to</strong> protect <strong>the</strong> dress underneath, but<br />

along with that, it served as a potholder<br />

for removing hot pans from <strong>the</strong> oven. It<br />

was wonderful for drying children’s tears,<br />

and on occasion was even used for<br />

cleaning out dirty ears. From <strong>the</strong><br />

chicken coop, <strong>the</strong> apron was<br />

used for carrying eggs, fussy<br />

chicks, and sometimes halfhatched<br />

eggs <strong>to</strong> be finished<br />

in <strong>the</strong> warming oven. When<br />

company came, those<br />

aprons were ideal hiding<br />

places for shy kids. And<br />

when <strong>the</strong> wea<strong>the</strong>r was<br />

cold, grandma wrapped it<br />

around her arms.<br />

Those big old aprons<br />

wiped many a perspiring<br />

brow, bent over <strong>the</strong> hot wood<br />

s<strong>to</strong>ve. Chips and kindling wood were<br />

brought in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> kitchen in that apron.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> garden, it carried all sorts of<br />

vegetables. After <strong>the</strong> peas had been shelled,<br />

it carried out <strong>the</strong> hulls. In <strong>the</strong> fall, <strong>the</strong> apron<br />

was used <strong>to</strong> bring in apples that had fallen<br />

from <strong>the</strong> trees. When unexpected company<br />

drove up <strong>the</strong> road, it was surprising how<br />

much furniture that old apron could dust<br />

in a matter of seconds. When dinner was<br />

ready, Grandma walked out on<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> porch,<br />

waved her apron, and <strong>the</strong> men knew it was<br />

time <strong>to</strong> come in from <strong>the</strong> fields <strong>to</strong> dinner. It<br />

will be a long time before someone invents<br />

something that will replace <strong>the</strong> ‘old-time<br />

apron’ that served so many purposes.<br />

Grandma used <strong>to</strong> set her hot baked<br />

apple pies on <strong>the</strong> windowsill <strong>to</strong> cool.<br />

Her granddaughters set <strong>the</strong>irs on <strong>the</strong><br />

windowsill <strong>to</strong> thaw! They would go crazy<br />

now trying <strong>to</strong> figure out how many germs<br />

were on that apron. I don’t think I ever<br />

caught anything from an apron!<br />

For The <strong>Club</strong> Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

CROSSWORD on page 28<br />

The<br />

“The Challenge”<br />

SENIORS 10% OFF (65+)<br />

Contact Us: 519-845-0847<br />

info@wyomingtreeservice.ca<br />

The strong man at <strong>the</strong> construction site was bragging that<br />

he could out do anyone in a feat of strength. He made a<br />

special case of making fun of one of <strong>the</strong> older workmen.<br />

After several minutes, <strong>the</strong> older worker had enough. “Why<br />

don’t you put your money where your mouth is?” he said.<br />

“I’ll bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a<br />

wheelbarrow over <strong>to</strong> that outbuilding that you won’t be able<br />

<strong>to</strong> wheel back.” “You’re on, old man,” <strong>the</strong> braggart replied.<br />

“Let’s see what you’ve got.” The old man reached out and<br />

grabbed <strong>the</strong> wheelbarrow by <strong>the</strong> handles. Then, nodding <strong>to</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> young man, he said... “Alright. Get in!”<br />

663 Broadway Street<br />

Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0<br />

519-845-3212<br />

beth@bethhackettins.ca<br />

Great Local Service<br />


Summer <strong>2022</strong> “There is never enough time, unless you’re serving it.” - Malcolm Forbes P A G E 35

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

If this brings back good memories, send us some of your own.<br />

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

Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

P A G E<br />

36<br />

“If we take care of <strong>the</strong> moments, <strong>the</strong> years will take care of <strong>the</strong>mselves.” - Maria Edgeworth

Let’s grow old <strong>to</strong>ge<strong>the</strong>r. You go first.<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Tucked away on Kelly Road, in <strong>the</strong><br />

quaint village of Oil Springs, Ontario, a<br />

his<strong>to</strong>ric entity exists. For over 60 years<br />

The Oil Museum of Canada has captured<br />

our hearts and intrigued our minds by<br />

taking us on an expedition back in time,<br />

<strong>to</strong> learn <strong>the</strong> s<strong>to</strong>ry of Canada’s oil pioneers.<br />

The idea <strong>to</strong> create a museum from <strong>the</strong><br />

first commercial oil well in North America<br />

came about at <strong>the</strong> 1958 Centennial<br />

Ceremony. The residents wanted <strong>to</strong> create<br />

a place that recognised <strong>the</strong> innovation,<br />

hard work and contributions <strong>the</strong>mselves<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir ances<strong>to</strong>rs devoted <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> global<br />

development of <strong>the</strong> oil industry. With<br />

great support from many big-name<br />

commercial sponsors, <strong>the</strong> municipalities<br />

of Sarnia, <strong>the</strong> Village of Oil Springs and<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County, <strong>the</strong> vision became a<br />

reality. With <strong>the</strong> continued support of <strong>the</strong><br />

residents, schools, businesses and all <strong>the</strong><br />

surrounding communities <strong>the</strong> museum<br />

continues <strong>to</strong> thrive.<br />

Continuing an Era<br />

By Shauna Ward, Petrolia • Pho<strong>to</strong>s from Oil Museum of Canada Facebook page<br />

from Daytripping Summer <strong>2022</strong> Issue<br />

In <strong>the</strong> last 60 years, <strong>the</strong> museum<br />

has welcomed hundreds of thousands<br />

of people from all over <strong>the</strong> globe, all of<br />

whom have come <strong>to</strong> perceive a great era<br />

of <strong>the</strong> past.<br />

I still remember taking a trip as a child<br />

<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> museum with my school, before I<br />

called this area home. I will never forget<br />

<strong>the</strong> strange but sweet smell of crude oil<br />

and getting <strong>to</strong> experience <strong>the</strong> his<strong>to</strong>ry<br />

that was <strong>the</strong> heart of our community.<br />

It was incredible. Now, some years<br />

later, my son was able <strong>to</strong> explore and<br />

appreciate <strong>the</strong> same trip with his school,<br />

one that he will never forget. And when<br />

I <strong>to</strong>ok my younger boys on one of <strong>the</strong><br />

various PA Day events, <strong>the</strong>ir reaction<br />

was pure gold. The wonder and<br />

awe on <strong>the</strong>ir little faces when<br />

<strong>the</strong>y heard what everything was,<br />

or had been, how <strong>the</strong> pumps<br />

worked and seeing all <strong>the</strong> “cool<br />

stuff” as <strong>the</strong>y put it, that had<br />

been well taken care of and<br />

exhibited <strong>to</strong> make you feel like<br />

you’d taken a step back in time.<br />

Truly a remarkable memory, for<br />

kids and adults alike.<br />

The museum is showcased on a vast<br />

10 acres, on which you will encounter<br />

many his<strong>to</strong>ric buildings including <strong>the</strong><br />

original train station that was used<br />

during <strong>the</strong> black gold era. All <strong>the</strong>se<br />

buildings, some of which endured<br />

significant improvements recently, are<br />

filled with information and artifacts that<br />

take you right back <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> dawn of <strong>the</strong><br />

petroleum industry, including <strong>the</strong> wellpreserved<br />

national his<strong>to</strong>ric drilling site<br />

of James Miller Williams from 1858.<br />

Inside, you can enjoy a guided <strong>to</strong>ur or<br />

watch a video in <strong>the</strong> museum’s <strong>the</strong>atre,<br />

browse <strong>the</strong> many exhibits featuring<br />

drilling <strong>to</strong>ols, and countless artifacts<br />

from <strong>the</strong> era. Hear s<strong>to</strong>ries of drillers from<br />

far and wide that came for a chance at<br />

a new life in <strong>the</strong> place that we now call<br />

home.<br />

So, if it’s been a while since your last<br />

visit <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> museum, or if you’ve never<br />

had <strong>the</strong> pleasure <strong>to</strong> go and experience<br />

what <strong>the</strong> Oil Museum of Canada has<br />

taken so much pride in, make this<br />

<strong>the</strong> year <strong>to</strong> venture <strong>to</strong> Oil Springs and<br />

discover it for yourself.<br />

Publisher’s note: I <strong>to</strong>ok that school trip<br />

as well, before I called this area home,<br />

and will never forget <strong>the</strong> strange smell of<br />

crude oil. There is also much more his<strong>to</strong>ry<br />

<strong>to</strong> expose yourself <strong>to</strong> just by driving at<br />

a snail’s pace on <strong>the</strong> backroads of Oil<br />

Springs on <strong>the</strong> self-guided <strong>to</strong>ur or one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> horse-drawn wagon <strong>to</strong>urs. Come<br />

out and explore <strong>the</strong> new renovations<br />

and enjoy <strong>the</strong> numerous events that are<br />

planned for this summer.<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “All my possessions for a moment of time.” - Elizabeth I<br />

P A G E 37

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />

Putting <strong>the</strong> Grey in Great!<br />

Country Yarns<br />

Everything for<br />

your Kning,<br />

Crocheng,<br />

Cross Stch &<br />

Needlepoint<br />

Needs!<br />

- Menon this ad for a 15% discount -<br />

2776 LaSalle Line, PETROLIA • 519-882-8740<br />


Established in 1978,<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Pharmacy continues <strong>to</strong><br />

provide caring, professional pharmacy<br />

services <strong>to</strong> residents of <strong>the</strong> beautiful<br />

<strong>to</strong>wn of Petrolia and Lamb<strong>to</strong>n County.<br />

<strong>Welcome</strong> <strong>to</strong> ... Summer <strong>2022</strong><br />

THE WALK<br />


Petrolia’s<br />

Luxury<br />

Down<strong>to</strong>wn<br />

Development<br />

Wed.10-5 • Thurs.10-6 • Fri.10-5 • Sat. 10-3<br />

www.country-yarns.com<br />



Exquisite Giftware<br />

Home & Garden Decor<br />

Jewellery • Gourmet Foods<br />

4192 Petrolia Line • Petrolia • 519-882-0238<br />

4130 Glenview Rd, Unit 2, Petrolia<br />

519-882-0650<br />

Danielle Edgar, B.Sc., PharmD<br />

Pharmacist<br />

Monday–Friday 9–6<br />

Saturday 9–12<br />

The Walk is Petrolia’s only luxury<br />

apartment project in <strong>the</strong> down<strong>to</strong>wn<br />

core. Within walking distance <strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

grocery s<strong>to</strong>re, hospital, pharmacies and<br />

more, <strong>the</strong> location is ideal for adopting<br />

Petrolia’s trendy down<strong>to</strong>wn lifestyle. 519-882-3157<br />

HOGAN<br />

P•H•A•R•M•A•C•Y<br />

Beautiful Gift Shop<br />

Full Service Pharmacy<br />

Full Service Cosmetic Department<br />

Full Service Home Health Care Dept.<br />

Wednesday is Senior’s Day ~ 20% OFF* for Cus<strong>to</strong>mers 60+<br />

www.albanyretirementvillage.com/<strong>the</strong>-walk<br />

Have you ever lived in a house that...<br />

By Judy Lenting, Strathroy<br />

• Wedding • Birthday<br />

• Baby • Home Decor<br />

4177 Petrolia Line, Petrolia • (519) 882-1840 Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-6, Sun10-5<br />

P A G E<br />


County Fair WORD SEARCH<br />

Find <strong>the</strong>se words hidden vertically, horizontally, diagonally and backwards.<br />

Have you ever lived in a house that<br />

was so cold in <strong>the</strong> winter and so hot<br />

in <strong>the</strong> summer? I’m talking about <strong>the</strong><br />

1950’s when few homes had insulation.<br />

At least <strong>the</strong> ones I lived in.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> summer our house was so hot,<br />

and fans were not common. As you<br />

went up <strong>the</strong> stairs you were engulfed in<br />

<strong>the</strong> heat. Our beds were right in front of<br />

<strong>the</strong> window where we would try <strong>to</strong> get a<br />

whisper of night air.<br />

On <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand, winter was <strong>the</strong><br />

opposite. It was so cold up <strong>the</strong>re you<br />

could see your breath. Often <strong>the</strong> part<br />

of <strong>the</strong> blanket around your mouth had<br />

frost on it. We all had a big rock which<br />

we got down by <strong>the</strong> creek. Our mo<strong>the</strong>r<br />

would put <strong>the</strong>m on <strong>the</strong> oil burner in<br />

<strong>the</strong> living room. By bedtime <strong>the</strong> rocks<br />

were very hot. She would wrap <strong>the</strong>m in<br />

newspapers and wrap a big <strong>to</strong>wel around<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. We <strong>to</strong>ok <strong>the</strong>se <strong>to</strong> bed with us and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y stayed hot all night. sometimes<br />

as we stretched in our sleep, we would<br />

kick <strong>the</strong>m out of bed—that woke up<br />

<strong>the</strong> whole house! Every morning our<br />

water pipes were frozen and Dad<br />

struggled <strong>to</strong> thaw <strong>the</strong>m out. He<br />

also started <strong>the</strong> wood s<strong>to</strong>ve every<br />

morning before we came down.<br />

Life was not<br />

easy back<br />

<strong>the</strong>n but <strong>the</strong>y<br />

did <strong>the</strong> best<br />

<strong>the</strong>y could.<br />

We were<br />

fairly new<br />

immigrants<br />

at that time<br />

and had lots<br />

38<br />

“Never let yesterday use up <strong>to</strong>day.” - Richard H. Nelson<br />

<strong>to</strong> learn about Canada and <strong>the</strong> cus<strong>to</strong>ms.<br />

Our first house is now long gone but it<br />

had no indoor plumbing and no hydro.<br />

We had all that in Holland, but we did<br />

not dwell on that and <strong>to</strong>ok it all in stride.<br />

Sliced bread we were not used <strong>to</strong><br />

ei<strong>the</strong>r and it looked so strange all cut<br />

with perfect slices in <strong>the</strong> bag. We had<br />

freshly baked bread every day. We soon<br />

got used <strong>to</strong> it.<br />

Not being able <strong>to</strong> speak <strong>the</strong> language<br />

at all was a big issue and attending a<br />

one room school house was, <strong>to</strong>o. We<br />

had gone <strong>to</strong> a big school in our <strong>to</strong>wn.<br />

However I have many good memories<br />

of those days as well and I’m glad I have<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. Eventually we learned English<br />

and life became easier.<br />

One sad thing was that I never saw<br />

my grandparents again or my many<br />

cousins. We didn’t know that in a few<br />

years planes would come and go daily,<br />

not that <strong>the</strong>re was money for that. I’m<br />

glad we came <strong>to</strong> Canada. I think about<br />

my early years in Holland but have no<br />

urge <strong>to</strong> go back.

Thanks again - keep this copy of pass it on <strong>to</strong> a friend please.<br />


These were found on signs outside of churches.<br />



Retirement<br />

Village<br />

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

THE <strong>Club</strong><br />



226-738-0665 • WWW.BLACKGOLD.BEER 4194 Petrolia Line, Petrolia • 519- 882-1330<br />

Down<strong>to</strong>wn Retirement Living<br />

in a Quaint Vic<strong>to</strong>rian Town<br />

www.albanyretirementvillage.com<br />

Call <strong>to</strong> Book a Tour:<br />

423 Albany Street<br />

Petrolia, ON<br />

519-882-3157<br />

Enjoy Friends | Enjoy Independence | Enjoy Life<br />

• Fresh Produce<br />

• Fresh Meat<br />

• Party Trays<br />

• Bakery<br />

• Deli<br />

• Bulk Food<br />

• Seasonal<br />

Merchandise<br />

• Flower<br />

Market<br />

The Old Van Tuyl & Fairbank Hardware S<strong>to</strong>re<br />

Nor<strong>the</strong>ast Corner of Petrolia Line & Station Street<br />

Petrolia, circa 1930<br />

Every Tuesday is SENIORS DISCOUNT DAY<br />

10% OFF for age 60 and over (must tell cashier)<br />

Doesn’t apply <strong>to</strong> <strong>to</strong>bacco, lottery or gift cards<br />

Use our easy<br />

ONLINE<br />



www.yourindependentgrocer.ca<br />

We’ll bring your groceries <strong>to</strong> your car!<br />

4136 Petrolia Line,<br />

Petrolia • 519-882-2211<br />

www.yourindependentgrocer.ca<br />

Undoubtedly, <strong>the</strong> county’s most famous nineteenth-century retailer was VanTuyl<br />

and Fairbank. Established in 1865 by John Henry Fairbank and re-organized in 1873<br />

with <strong>the</strong> naming of Benjamin VanTuyl as a partner, <strong>the</strong> s<strong>to</strong>re did a brisk business<br />

in outfitting <strong>the</strong> area’s oil industry with drilling <strong>to</strong>ols, specialized light machinery,<br />

piping, well pumps, valves, casings, and a variety of more conventional hardware,<br />

including nails, screws, nuts, bolts, hinges, flanges, hooks, locks, and sheet metal.<br />

Of course, <strong>the</strong> firm also courted <strong>the</strong> lucrative farm and building supply trades.<br />

During <strong>the</strong> peak of Petrolia’s oil boom in <strong>the</strong> late 1880s and early 1890s, <strong>the</strong> Van<br />

Tuyl and Fairbank business, as Lamb<strong>to</strong>n’s premier merchandiser, was estimated <strong>to</strong><br />

be worth approximately $200,000 (around at least <strong>the</strong> $3,000,000 mark in <strong>to</strong>day’s<br />

terms). However, local success was only partly<br />

responsible for <strong>the</strong> establishment’s renown.<br />

Indeed, since Petrolia’s foreign drillers carried<br />

<strong>the</strong> firm’s products <strong>to</strong> oil fields throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> world, Van Tuyl and Fairbank enjoyed<br />

worldwide sales recognition. LCL<br />

Courtesy of Glen C. Phillips -<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n: An Illustrated His<strong>to</strong>ry of <strong>the</strong> County<br />

© 1999<br />

Summer <strong>2022</strong> “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only <strong>to</strong>day. Let us begin.” - Mo<strong>the</strong>r Theresa P A G E 39

Diner’s <strong>Club</strong>!<br />

Social Time. Hot Meal. Informative Presentation.<br />

One Wednesday per Month • 11:30am - 1:30pm<br />

Wellings of Corunna, 180 Bunker Ave., Corunna<br />

Contact LEO for details:<br />

519-845-1353 ext. 301<br />

dcroxford@lamb<strong>to</strong>nelderlyoutreach.org<br />

$<br />

15<br />

Volunteers<br />

Needed!<br />

Looking for a meaningful way<br />

<strong>to</strong> connect <strong>to</strong> our community?<br />

Volunteer for:<br />

• Board of Direc<strong>to</strong>rs<br />

• Friendly Visiting<br />

• Bingo Helpers<br />

• Meals on Wheels Delivery<br />

• Transportation Drivers<br />

• Diner’s <strong>Club</strong> Support<br />

• Forever Fitness Instruc<strong>to</strong>rs<br />

Presented by<br />

Age-Friendly Best Practices for<br />

Business and Service Providers<br />

e-Certificate Course<br />

Is your business positioned <strong>to</strong> serve <strong>the</strong><br />

fastest growing market group in Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n?<br />

Integrate Age-Friendly training <strong>to</strong>ols in<strong>to</strong> your workplace<br />

A free, easy, and informative way for organizations <strong>to</strong> embed a<br />

healthy aging lens in<strong>to</strong> <strong>the</strong> delivery of programs and services.<br />

https://bit.ly/age-friendly-course<br />


Working at LEO Means:<br />

• Directly supporting your community and <strong>the</strong> people who live in it<br />

• Connected work environment<br />

• Opportunities for growth<br />

Our Garden of Giving<br />

has been planted!<br />

Annually, LEO works <strong>to</strong> plant, grow, and harvest<br />

fresh veggies <strong>to</strong> provide <strong>to</strong> our clients free of charge.<br />

Looking for donations of salad <strong>to</strong>ppings<br />

<strong>to</strong> provide along with <strong>the</strong> veggie boxes!<br />

Contact LEO for details: 519-845-1353<br />

ldomingos@lamb<strong>to</strong>nelderlyoutreach.org<br />

Apply<br />

Now!<br />

View all opportunities at: indeed.ca/lamb<strong>to</strong>nelderlyoutreach<br />

To get involved: 519-845-1353<br />

volunteer@leohelps.ca<br />

lamb<strong>to</strong>nelderlyoutreach.org<br />

How We Can<br />

Help You Live<br />

at Home<br />

Transportation<br />

Non-Urgent Stretcher Van<br />

Meals on Wheels<br />

Home Maintenance<br />

Personal Care<br />

Home Help<br />

Care Giver Respite Support<br />

Crisis Intervention<br />

Housing Support<br />

The Peer Program<br />

Friendly Visiting<br />

Diners <strong>Club</strong><br />

LEO Scored 98% Exemplary Standing<br />

for providing Quality Services<br />

Funded in part by <strong>the</strong> United Way of Sarnia-Lamb<strong>to</strong>n<br />

and Jackpot City, Sarnia<br />

Lamb<strong>to</strong>n Elderly Outreach • 1-800-265-0203 • www.lamb<strong>to</strong>nelderlyoutreach.orgb ld l h

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!