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When The King Met “Thumper”

Ann-Margret Meets Elvis (July 9, 1963) Her nickname was “Thumper” which is a hint at the juvenile relationship between Elvis and Ann-Margret. Their first meeting was on-set, but most sources are vague when it comes to the date and time: … Continue reading

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Staged Photo Session of Trump at Walter Reed Medical Center

So, more “fake” news from America’s pseudo President.

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I’m Retired But…

Looking for Work It’s a fact of life: you can never go back again. But it doesn’t stop the urge to be gainfully employed. I had a ‘cattle-call’ ad appear in my email account two weeks ago. It was from … Continue reading

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Now and Then: Imperial Theatre, Barrie

This is what it looks like now. The original Imperial Theatre is now the Grand Theatre, three doors down. The way we were…mid-2011. Imperial 8 in 2008. The Grand Theatre, on the inside. Barrie Film Festival is shown here. I … Continue reading

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“Maplehurst” 72 High Street, Barrie

Heritage Building Walking Tour No. 7 “Maplehurst was built in 1883 by Nathanial Dyment for his son Simon and daughter-in-law Annie. Although Simon’s endeavour into manufacturing the Barrie Bell automobile ended in his financial ruin, the family owned this residence … Continue reading

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Modern Servitude

A Slave by Any Other Name…   I usually don’t write about social issues, at least. not directly. But a recent line of thinking has made me ponder: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Most people coming to … Continue reading

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My Hairdresser

In England, I went to the same hairdresser for almost the whole time I lived there. Some days she would do the small talk routine, most days she wouldn’t. It seemed to me that the lack of discussion meant that … Continue reading

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