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Fifty-Five Years Ago, This Month

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Our Gang – October 14, 1978

Toronto, Ontario, Canada In 1978, we lived in St. Catharines, Ontario. On a whim, we went to Toronto and stayed at the King Edward Hotel for the weekend. We went to a play: The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca – … Continue reading

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My Mother (Redux)

I travelled to Montreal last week to view a collection of “Billy” Stewart memorabilia in the Concordia University Vanier Library. One of the files was labelled “E.V. Stewart Photographs [1940s]”. My hope was that there might be a photo of … Continue reading

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DNA: It’s All Relative

ancestryDNA When I heard that my sister, Anne, was contemplating having her DNA tested, I started to consider doing the same. The main reason for doing so was to discover who our maternal grandfather is. As my three sisters and … Continue reading

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Father (in) Time has Wrinkles

A Wrinkle in Time According to everyone who read this 1962 bestselling book, this is one of the world’s best. I wouldn’t know, never having been privileged enough to read it. But I saw the movie today with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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The Old Folks at Home?

Sitting on the Porch in Rocking Chairs The Carol Burnett Show used to feature a skit of a couple of seniors discussing their lives. The payoff was almost always the same: he’d make a gentle pass at her and she … Continue reading

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This Is Us: ‘thirtysomething’ reborn?

  Hidden in Plain Sight There is a link connecting these two television series even though they are 30 years apart: Ken Olin. I didn’t start watching “This Is Us” until the second season, in much the same way that … Continue reading

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