Author: Linda Calder

Enjoying The Traditions of Fall

posted Friday, November 2, 2018

by: in Boomers

Fall presents us with many different faces so that we don’t have to think about what the following months will bring.   It comes in with the beginning of the glorious colours that we look forward to each year.  By the end of the month many of the trees are clothed in only fall colours.  At […]

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September ‘Daze’

posted Wednesday, September 26, 2018

by: in Boomers

Having gone back to school at the beginning of September after somewhere in the neighbourhood of fifty years, there is a certain nostalgia as I see school buses through my kitchen window on the first day back at school.  There is something special about a brand new sharpener, pencils, and pencil crayons.  Aren’t new notebooks […]

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Memories of Summers Past

posted Sunday, September 2, 2018

by: in Boomers

Everyone has to admit that August is always a great month. The sun is still high in the sky long after supper. The weather is usually pretty good. And a lot of great people were born in August! If you were lucky enough to be born on the 15th, you share your birthday with Napoleon […]

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Summer Colours

posted Monday, August 13, 2018

by: in Boomers

July is a great month for kids. There are two endless months stretching out before them. In England the summer holidays were six weeks. After my first year of school in Canada I thought that summer was going to last forever. It didn’t, but the two months ahead were always a great thing to look […]

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Summer Memories

posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018

by: in Boomers

We anticipate the arrival of summer, often wondering what sort of weather it will present us with. After a cold dark winter, we look forward to some heat and sunshine. We also watch our flowers as they begin to bloom with all the amazing colour nature offers us. We are ready to do lots of […]

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The origins of Victorian Tea, and how to enjoy the tradition today

posted Thursday, June 14, 2018

by: in Boomers

I guess I’m writing this for the ladies. A delightful way to entertain a few friends for lunch is a Victorian or afternoon tea. If you are part of the baby boomers, like me, you probably have china cups and possibly fancy plates. It’s a chance to dust them off and to spend a great […]

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Spring Has Sprung

posted Thursday, May 3, 2018

by: in Boomers

I’ve always loved spring. Once Christmas is over I start waiting for the arrival of spring. I begin telling my geraniums and chives (that moved inside in the fall), that in five months they will be able to go back outside. As the winter months roll slowly by I tell them four, then three, etc. […]

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Remembering Wales

posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018

by: in Boomers

  My Dad was from Holyhead in North Wales. He left Holyhead to join the merchant navy in WWII and met Mam at the end of the war in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. That’s where my sister and I were born and lived until we came to Canada. Our summer holidays were spent in Holyhead. Mam, […]

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Snow Days

posted Friday, February 9, 2018

by: in Boomers

Abracadabra!, Hocus Pocus!, Alakazam, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, Open sesame. A few magic words. But for ‘country kids’, the magic words were ‘snow day’.   In Durham Region once you get north of The Ridge, the weather is different in winter.  Usually, lots more snow.  In places such as Port Perry and Uxbridge a large percentage of students reach […]

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Getting Through Winter with the help of the Toronto Maple Leafs

posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018

by: in Boomers

Winter is not my favourite season. Lots of times it’s beautiful to look at from inside but not as great from the outside. But what it does have going for it is hockey. In 1956 our family moved from England to Scarborough, Ontario. One Saturday we took the bus and subway downtown to Simpsons (before […]

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