A fictional account with actual events from The Carleton Place Canadian, Carleton Place Ontario: November 25th, 1948 edition
Dear Cousin John,
After my father read the Carleton Place Canadian this week he told me a decision has been made to cancel a few Christmas events due to a power shortage. The Carleton Place Business Men's Association unanimously made a decision to forgo the annual Christmas treat for…Continue
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Today I saw an Easy Bake Oven for sale at As Good as New and memories began to flood my mind. When I got home I started reading some great nostalgic stories about them so I thought I would post one here.
My Love for the Easy Bake Oven by …Continue
Bring an island of tea!! Two…Continue
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If you're a blogger that's interested in getting a handle on your craft (or even connecting with an audience!) then this is definitely the challenge for…Continue
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If you want to become a millionaire, the best way to do it is create something that becomes a Christmas tradition. If you write a Christmas song that becomes a hit, that means huge royalties every year. Write a "classic" Christmas book like the Polar Express, and…Continue
Today is a day where I realize that my disability and illness is a burden to my daughter Sunflower and my dear brother. Don’t get me wrong dear reader they do this with nothing but patience and love but today as an example my unbelievably wonderful…Continue
Every kids fantasy is the Claw Machine and my oldest son was no different. Manned with coins when we went to the grocery store he would walk out of there with at least 4 stuffed animals he won. I could understand the lure because as a child I played with a similar machine that featured a…Continue
Just before we make the cheeky monkey... here is a special announcement from As Good As New Thrift Store:
REMINDER: This Saturday, (Dec. 7th) there will be a storewide Half Price Sale (excluding jewellery & priced items) and the annual Christmas Basket Draw will begin with customers being eligible to fill out a ballot for each total purchase…Continue
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It’s that time of year again. The rowing machine company has promised to donate to a selection of charities (International Rescue Committee, Challenged Athletes Association, and others) on behalf of people at the gym who row. But this year, they want rowers to…Continue
As a child, Christmas was a special time in my life that began one day in August when the Simpsons-Sears Wish Book came in the mail. From that day on my sister and I looked at each page carefully…Continue
Wow what a thought provoking subject. After must pondering and dredging up past memories and making a withdrawal fro the Memory Bank. Fact not fiction this gift.
It was not Christmas, nor my Birthday. Although in fact it was a Birthday, a most memorable Birthday.
3 /3/1969 My Daughter Stephanie entered this world. Kicking and screaming like the proverbial Banshee.
This tiny red wrinkled bundle of joy, has delighted my hear for the past 40 odd years.
The best holiday gift ever giving was life itself. I woke up breathing and was like, MERRY CHRISTMAS JASON, THANK YOU GOD!!!
No, not really, that'd be silly.
The best gift I ever got was...thinking...thinking...still thinking....
It might have been the year my mom and dad finally bought me my own gaming system, The Mattel Intellivision.…Continue
Funny how same sex marriages are shunned upon, but someone can marry an inanimate object and all is well in the world. Linda Ducharme just married someone who gets around—actually spins you right round baby. Normally that wouldn't be unusual, but in this case she married a carnival Ferris wheel. Actually Bruce…Continue
I never told anyone I was Superwoman and the last time I looked I didn't have any of Wonder Woman's lassos. So why is the best I can do just not good enough? I was strong when I began, but now my body is falling apart inch by inch. The stress alone is desensitizing me much like living in a high crime area. I…Continue
Sometimes the best gifts come in unusual packages. The best gift I ever got came wrapped up in a blizzard just after Thanksgiving. This takes some explaining.
Long ago and far away I was a hard-working young professional-type guy. I was involved in a mostly long-distance relationship with a woman from…
Stop torturing us with her song.
A fictional account of a young girl's diary with actual events from The Carleton Place Canadian, Carleton Place Ontario: December 14th, 1950.
Mother came home from her Ladies Auxiliary meeting with a smile on her face on Thursday. She mentioned Mrs. Pollock from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce had informed everyone that the restrooms had finally been re-decorated. That would mean they…
As I sit here with no makeup, hair barely brushed, with the dog at my side, I am horrified to read 15,000 people stormed Macy's in Manhattan last night. Some countries have food riots but in the U.S. they have shopping riots. Frankly, I am not leaving my two acres until at least next…Continue