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On this day: a Centenary in Canada


Mayor James Sharpe, his wife Edie, and Chief Earl Hill pose in front of the plaque in Centennial Park on the hundredth anniversary of the founding of  37 more words


The Fourteenth Letter - Claire Evans

Deer Reeder,

I am so behind on writing any reviews for all the books I’ve read that it’s actually a joke. So, what’s happened since I last posted in April (appalling that I’ve left it so long!)? 772 more words

Book Review


The catering business is closely related to restaurants, though many caterers work from a rented or home-based kitchen. Frequently caterers have been – and are — cooks or waiters; many later enter the restaurant business as proprietors. 821 more words


"Lament" by W. W. Story

W. W. Story
From Graham’s Magazine, February, 1844, pg. 62.

Thou glidest on, oh glimmering stream,
Thou murmurest on as ever!
But the heart most dear no more is here… 81 more words

19th Century

Etiquette on the Horsebus

Snippets 156. During the latter half of the 19th Century, horse drawn omnibuses were a popular means of transport.  Some of these were even double decker, with uncovered benches on the top deck.  483 more words


"The Homeless" by Miss Alice Hervey

The Homeless
Alice Hervey
From Graham’s Magazine, April, 1844, pg. 164.

We’re severed by mountains, by valleys are parted,
And many and wide flow the rivers between, 249 more words

19th Century

"I was born upon they bank, river" by Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

"I was born upon thy bank, river"

by Henry David Thoreau

I was born upon thy bank, river,
My blood flows in thy stream,
And thou meanderest forever
At the bottom of my dream.