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Bill Rawson shares a story about the time a horse stuck its nose right into his infant brother’s crib. In the 1930s or thereabouts.

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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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 shared some photos of the fire that destroyed the Long Branch Hotel in 1958

An earlier post is entitled: John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the 1958 fire at the Long Branch Hotel John Stewart lived for many years on Arcadian Circle in Long Branch. I met … Continue reading

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The story of the Long Branch Race Track is part of the history of Long Branch (Toronto not New Jersey)

Several previous posts have included comments from Bill Rawson of Long Branch Furniture: Click here to access previous posts featuring Bill Rawson > Long Branch Furniture is located across from the Long Branch Library on Lake Shore Blvd. West in … 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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