Category Archives: The 60’s
My First Pet

Originally published February 24, 2012 I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love animals – particularly dogs.  But the first pet that I ever owned wasn’t until my last…

Flashback to the 60’s: Loblaws & The House of the Rising Sun

Originally published February 15, 2013 It was sometime during 1964 and I was desperate for a part-time job.  I had given up my newspaper job at the Oshawa General Hospital…

My Best Newspaper Job

Originally published January 29, 2013 I remember my first newspaper job but I’m not sure how old I was – I’m guessing I was probably 9 years old.  Actually, it…

Mr. Blair the Milkman

Originally published January 20, 2013 Recently, I was chatting with someone who was complaining that the days were too short.  You know, during the winter months – when it’s dark…

Danny’s Year Book 1968/9

Originally published June 28, 2012 A couple of weeks ago, in a moment of nostalgia, I decided to contact OCVI – my old high school in Oshawa, Ontario.  And it…

The Beach Boys concert at the PNE

I remember first hearing The Beach Boys on the radio when I was 12 years old (1962) and they instantly became my favourite band.  Their sound was totally different than…

Another Love Story – 1969

Originally published July 26, 2012 Although I wasn’t planning to write any more blog posts until the Fall, my mind suddenly began to wander back to the ’60’s – to…

The Flasher in Surrey

Originally published April 2, 2012 On my way home from the Cancer Centre this afternoon, I noticed in my rear view mirror, a pickup truck approaching – with yellow-strobe-lights flashing. …

The Summer of ’66 – Part 4 of 4

Originally published March 25, 2012     NOTE:  Please read Part 3 before reading this post – thanks! As we sat in Ma Jacobits’ restaurant, a couple of the guys…

The Summer of ’66 – Part 3 of 4

Originally published March 22, 2012     NOTE:  Please read Part 2 before reading this post – thanks!  On our way to Turkey Point, we stopped to pick up Dude…

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