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Those Were The Days “Good Times, Bad Times”

Those Were The Days “Good Times, Bad Times”

For the past thirty years I have been fortunate to be given the privilege and opportunity to write some of my memories for various newspapers. Since I was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, many of my most vivid recollections come from my experiences in that city. I was eleven years old when World War

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Those Were The Days “My Pet Peeve”

Every boy wants a pet. I was no different. Anything, preferably a dog, maybe a rabbit or hamster, a living thing to nurture and play with, a pet to call my own. I was ten years old in 1944, a year when everything was rationed and with seven kids in our family needless to say

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Those Were The Days: Time Marches On “A Look Back”

Time marches on as the past is lost in the dust of many yesterdays. In 1858 close to one hundred and sixty years ago a pencil with an attached eraser was patented, today we take such an innovation for granted in fact if the truth be known, we can’t even find a pencil when we

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Those Were The Days Never Too Late

I was sitting on my favourite chair in our sun room listening to the pitter patter of rain splashing against the window. The rhythmic sound had a soothing affect and when I closed my eyes my mind drifted back to all the people who influenced the paths I have taken throughout my life.  Mrs. Haberlin,

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Those Were The Days Sleepless Nights

We have all done it, lay awake at night staring at the ceiling, the only sound is the air conditioner in the summer or the furnace clicking on in the winter. We close our eyes and our mind is like a video rewinding to places we have either never been or have long forgotten. Events

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Those Were The Days Be A Sport

I have no idea why I keep them, my wife calls them dust collectors and to a degree I have to agree. I am referring to the trophies I won during a younger period of my life, a couple dozen bowling trophies, a half dozen darts, the same number in hockey, three or four in

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Love and Marriage

It must have been a slow news day or possibly some telemarketers wasting time and money on a useless survey, but, I must admit, both their conclusions caught my eye. It was reported December 11th every year is the date most couples break up. I have no idea how they came to determine that particular

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Those Were The Days: New Year 1946

World War II ended in 1945, I was eleven years old and remember it well. Cars stopped haphazardly in the streets, strangers all vacated their vehicles and sang, shouted, danced, kissed and hugged. Music of every genre could be heard all over the city, firecracker rockets crisscrossed the skyline and toilet paper rolls were utilized

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