Tag Archives: Ontario

A Rare British Automobile.

My story of the car in the photos started way back in the early 1970’s. A young man called me from Moncton NB to ask if I had ever heard of an Armstrong Siddeley, I had and was reasonably familiar … Continue reading

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My Beautiful LTD

In Windsor Ontario in 1972 on a Monday morning I bought a beautiful 1965 Ford Galaxy LTD. Probably the nicest car I had owned to date. It was bright red with a black vinyl top, had power steering and brakes, … Continue reading

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Dire Weather Situation Out West

I thought this might lighten the mood of most Canadians living in Ontario and all points East. We are not the only ones suffering this winter. Chilled Victoria commuters faced their first day of winter hell today, > as 0.35 … Continue reading

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US vs UK Cop shows

There is a huge difference between the television shows in the US and in the UK. A US cop show is over dramatized with car chases, spectacular crashes, Guns Galore, Handsome macho cops. Blood and gore, and finally very simple … Continue reading

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The Friendly Island???

Yesterday I was reminiscing about my arrival on Prince Edward Island in 1969 and talking about the friendly people and the beauty of the tiny Province. Then I had another thought! not all people were so friendly or welcoming. My … Continue reading

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Philip My Taiwanese Friend

I related Philip’s speeding incident with you yesterday, it was just one of the many situations he found himself in during the time I knew him. However the most difficult and possibly the funniest situation came about in the Windsor … Continue reading

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How to Speed and Get Away With It — (once)

This is a true story, but not one I’d recommend you try if you find yourself stopped for speeding. In the 1970’s we lived in Essex, a small town just outside of Windsor Ontario where I managed the local K … Continue reading

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The Price of Gas

There is a great gnashing of teeth and loud wailing cries emanating across the land. The cause! the price of gas!!!. Today we are paying anywhere between $1.35 and $1.50 per liter and it is predicted to go even higher. … Continue reading

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Last night I awoke around 3.30am, don’t know what woke me up, but couldn’t seem to get back to sleep. As I lay there I began thinking about our two girls as little children, strange eh!! I remembered Caroline at … Continue reading

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