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by Evelyn Couch Here are some changes in our language that I have experienced. Rumble seats have become hatchbacks. Woodies have become vans. Trailers are now mobile homes. Lounge lizards are known now as couch potatoes. Ice boxes went out the door to refrigerators. Kitchen stoves are named ranges. Lanterns have actually been abolished by flashlights. […]

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Dear Mr. Mazzara, I’ve been meaning to tell you this for a long time. You have been the most influential person in my life. Shortly after graduating from your grade 7 class in 2007 I knew I wanted to be a teacher, just like you. You and I both knew that I wasn’t the best […]

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by Sylene Argent Though many of us can be happy with the course we chose for our lives, we can sometimes stop to wonder what things would be like had we taken the different road when the fork in our path appeared. It seems to me the more things change, the more they stay the […]

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by Sylene Argent We, as humans, can sometimes strangely attach ourselves to objects for likely sentimental reasons. And sometimes, it can be hard to part with those special objects when it comes time to do some clearing. Recently, I had my old car taken away, and I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of sadness. […]

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by Evelyn Couch There are some things that cannot be answered by Google.  Yes, that was on a church sign, but the others that the friend sent to me are more interesting and amusing. Honk if you love Jesus; text while driving if you want to meet Him. This is a church parking space; trespassers […]

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by Evelyn Couch Do you remember a time when we had so much rain? I remember homeowners on the north side of Riverside Drive complained about flooding in their basements. And I remember a time when cottages along this side of Lake Erie were destroyed by the high water of the lake. Some of those […]

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by Sylene Argent Another holiday weekend has come and gone, and I hope members of our community took advantage of this opportunity to enjoy time with loved ones. Though being around family is enjoyable, there are always challenges in being within close proximity of a few of those family members who can sometimes make us […]

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Why is Essex Councillor Randy Voakes trying to “strong arm” the rest of Council to perform backflips to give an un-precedent $23,000 for water and sewage tie-in, plus bonus grants for a developer to build a privately-owned fitness business on Town of Essex property near the new Essex arena? Hey, can I get the same […]

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As a Lakeshore Dog Pound board member, I want to justify a few items to Windsor Councillor Hilary Payne so he can better understand why the community of animal lovers rallied support behind the Humane Society this past week during a possible loss of contract due to an increase in funding request from the Humane […]

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by Evelyn Couch One thing about being old is experiencing the kindness of strangers. I had a real experience of that last week. A friend dropped me off at the grocery store with the idea that I would call a taxi to take me home. With a cart full of groceries, I went to the phone in the […]

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