In an inspiring moment a 17-year-old senior graduating from The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute in Alberta had no excuses why her math homework was submitted late. Canadian Kara Koskowich turned 75 pieces of it into a stunning graduation dress. Her left-over homework was sewn into a one-shoulder peplum trimmed creation with a contrasting neon post-it-notes belt. Koskowich's BFF Dorothy Graham was equally creative sporting a dress made out of plastic…Continue
The last time I stepped inside the town limits of Cowansville, Quebec was to visit my kitchen table mum Agnes Rychard. Agnes is not my mother but her door was always open to my late sister Robin and we became part of what I call her kitchen table family. Some days I wonder if some of us who have not lived there in years could go back and slip back into the old routine of days gone by? Would things be the same or are we destined to look back and talk about the…Continue
As I rode down the escalator to the subway system a month ago I heard sounds that were similar to fingernails being dragged across a blackboard. It was a noise so bad my teeth were vibrating and as I got closer I found out that one man was creating this noise all by himself.
There by the side of the wall stood a man playing the violin very badly, to put it mildly. As he began to adjust the strings before playing another piece of noise I dropped a dollar in his violin…Continue
How long has it been since Lost star Horace Goodspeed/Doug Hutchison, 51, married the child-bride that has not even reached the age of 18 yet?…Continue
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Ponderings and Photos in anticipation of True Blood Sunday night on HBO
Inmate Courtney Royal, a prisoner in the glorious state of Texas had federal appeals court reject his civil rights lawsuit as frivolous this week. In a…Continue
Claudia Allen began a Facebook thread remembering how she used to watch Hockey Night in Canada on her Grandfather's TV as no one else owned one in the immediate family. I soon remembered coming home from school and watching American Bandstand every afternoon or listening to my Mother ramble on about what soap-opera horrors were on the Guiding Light that day. These small thoughts of course got the whole group remembering what their favourite shows…Continue
I have serious allergies to cats but it does not stop me reading funny articles about the little furry devils. The other day I came across a funny article called How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You! and I was intrigued. Wondering if it had anything to do with their annoyance with the new fad…Continue
Unless you lived under some rock on Sutton Mountain most of the CHS kids will remember the square dances at the old school house in East Farnham and the monthly dance at the High School gym. Not to remain in the shadows were Reverend Peacock's dances at the Anglican church hall, and the Knights of Columbus Hall's live band teen extravaganzas.
Added by Linda Seccaspina on June 5, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
When they say that God looks out for drunks and babies I cannot figure out for the life of me where Mitt Romney and Catalina Clouser fit in that sentence. In December I wrote a story about Mitt Romney making the 12-hour drive from Boston to Grand Bend, Ontario with the family dog Seamus strapped to the roof of his…Continue
Richard Dawson who made the ladies sigh on TV show Family Feud (1976 to 1985) died June 2, at age 79 from esophageal cancer at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dawson was also known for his character Cpl. Peter Newkirk, in the popular 60's sitcom…Continue
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Today in Google Trends the number one spot belongs to National Doughnut Day. It has nothing to do with Homer Simpson but instead celebrates the women who served doughnuts to troops overseas. In honour of these women I am sharing my photos of doughnuts from the Richmond Bakery in…Continue
I decided to begin this blog…Continue
Davy Crockett a.k.a Fess Parker
Decker Way and I have fond memories of the legendary Davy Crockett, and both of us owned Davy Crockett hats and on my 7th birthday I even got a Davy Crockett cake. Today if Davy Crockett was on TV PETA would probably force the…Continue
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Kim LaCapria blogged on The Inquisitir yesterday that a zombie apocalypse and Armageddon are now on the lips of web users all around the world. According to Ms. LaCapria there are signs everywhere, and if you click on this Gawker blog examples of…Continue
I am going to make this short and sweet. People magazine's new issue has brand new-mom Jessica Simpson on the front cover with daughter Maxwell. I am so happy that baby and mother are doing fine but what I am perturbed about is this constant airbrushing of real people for magazines.…Continue
Growing up in the small town of Cowansville Quebec you did what you could for summer entertainment. Your picks were the local swimming pool, neighbourhood kids, and the Princess Theatre for movies. Because the town was small we seemed to get the big movies later than the rest of the world - but 50 cents and a warning to be quiet was a sure fire way to put a smile on your face.…Continue