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Around where the Long Branch GO Station is now located was a thriving community in the 1950s, as Bill Rawson explains (2-minute video)

Before the May 4, 2014 Jane’s Walk in Long Branch began, I went to Long Branch Furniture on Lake Shore Road East to visit Bill Rawson. I met him in the morning, before the walk, to see if he’d be … Continue reading

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Bill Rawson’s been reading a great book about Jim Coleman

I recently visited Bill Rawson, who has shared a lot of great stories with us in the past about the history of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey), and I was delighted to see his used furniture store, on the … Continue reading

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John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the 1958 fire at the Long Branch Hotel

John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the fire at the Long Branch hotel; he writes: “Our family grew up on 31 Arcadian Circle from 1939 to 1998. I remember the Long Branch hotel … Continue reading

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A compelling writing style? For Graeme Decarie, it began with watching the minister at Crystal Springs United Church

Here’s a question that relates to the writing of Autobiography Stories. I am pleased to share the following June 29, 2016 email interview with Graeme Decarie: Jaan Pill: You have a compelling style of writing. You make great use of … Continue reading

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A History of Long Branch (Toronto) – DRAFT 4

Long Branch Rifle Ranges, Long Branch Aerodrome, Long Branch Racetrack: What do they have in common? What the rifle ranges, aerodrome – Canada’s first aerodrome; it was located beside the rifle ranges, in Mississauga – and racetrack have in common, for … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I could not get out any words at all; that was a long time ago

For many years, I was involved in community self-organizing on behalf of people who stutter. Years ago I formed a Toronto-based self-help group for people who stutter; our first meeting took place in September 1988 at the North York Central … Continue reading

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Last-minute notes as we get closer to Oct. 17 MCHS ’60s Reunion

Click on the photos to enlarge them – including of the photos the salmon swimming and jumping; click again to enlarge them further   Yearbook or age-17 or undergrad photos of Spouses/Guests To the extent it’s possible, we’d like to include … Continue reading

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Elvis told his Mother he’d buy two Cadillacs one day, one for himself and one for his parents

During the past week, I stopped to visit Bill Rawson, owner of the Long Branch Furniture store at 3153 Lake Shore Blvd. West. A previous post about Bill, with a link to a video, is entitled: What Elvis liked to do in … Continue reading

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Long Branch Conservation: Addendum to David Godley’s September 2015 update

The following information is from David Godley; but first a note about a Facebook video that I’ve posted: I am pleased to share with you a video, posted at Facebook, in which Bill Rawson of Long Branch Furniture at 3150 … Continue reading

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What Elvis liked to do in his spare time

Update: A Nov. 5, 2015 New York Times book review is entitled: “‘Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll,’ by Peter Guralnick.” [End of update]   A couple of years ago, I posted some videos in which Bill … Continue reading

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