Historical Dialogs

The Neo-Nazi and the Dutch Guy

In Canada, there is a battle this year being fought over whether or not the Remembrance Day Poppy glorifies war [The White Poppy Debate]. The poppy every year is handed out at mall and grocery store entrances, in front of liqueur and beer stores, and any number of spots all across the country. Young boys, […]

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Abandoned, But Not Forgotten

I’ve become very attached to these youngsters, called British Home Children. I never suspected there were so many in our township, but for the last few days I’ve discovered 16, and have been following the trail of two in particular. Here is a bit of their story. In late August of 1895 two boys, ages […]

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Its a Heritage Thing

Amidst all the mishaps the last few days, I can report on atleast one success – the banner and bookmarks I designed for the Heritage Book Project were finished yesterday … WOOT WOOT!!! And the banner looks AWESOME. Everyone commented on the photo last night at our general meeting. We had the banner set up […]

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More Thoughts from the Front Porch

I’ve always been a life-long learner, off on some tangent, seeking knowledge. Whether it be Geometry, Philosophy, Ancient Cultures or Psychology, I seek out bits and pieces in fits and starts; I’ve been on this quest for almost twenty-five years now. It began in my early twenties, and continues to this day. This quest is […]

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Death of a Canadian Icon – Stompin Tom

Stompin’ Tom Connors dies at 77 Stompin’ Tom Connors, the lanky, cranky country music legend who extolled Canada’s pastoral and working-class virtues in song has died. He was 77.[the Toronto Star] I gave a tear for this legend of Canadian Music when I read those words this morning in the Toronto Star online. Many outside […]

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Grandma Was A Beach Bum

That woman, she liked the beach. I found rolls and rolls of negatives of her and Grandpa at the beach. These beaches look nothing like this now, but I would imagine they are taken mostly at Port Stanley, and primarily beaches along the Lake Erie shore, in Ontario. Grandma and Grandpa liked to go dancing […]

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