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Postcard Memories

Fall fairs awaken the child in us all <b>(4 photos)</b>

Fall fairs awaken the child in us all (4 photos)

With the Coldwater Fall Fair occuring this weekend, author recalls the awe-inspiring appeal of fairs from days gone by
The Queen is dead. Long live the King!

The Queen is dead. Long live the King!

'We can only say, “Thank Your Majesty for your glorious reign,” author says of Queen Elizabeth II
Back to school blues isn't a new phenomenon for local students

Back to school blues isn't a new phenomenon for local students

From the days of the former Sixth St. School in Midland to the Old Fort School, students have often found summer fleeting as they return to 'reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic'
Last days of summer foster memories of Camp Kitchikewana

Last days of summer foster memories of Camp Kitchikewana

'The sounds of loon and goose, the splash of fish or paddle silent now as the Bay rests until another summer comes,' author reminisces
Train stations were once the hubs of our small communities

Train stations were once the hubs of our small communities

Penetang, Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour and even Wyebridge had railway stations linking all the villages and larger centres with everything and everybody
In Victoria Harbour, lumber barons were kings <b>(5 photos)</b>

In Victoria Harbour, lumber barons were kings (5 photos)

At the turn of the last century, the whole town was devoted to lumber and shipping wood to southern markets
Heroes, superheroes of a 10-year-old kid growing up in Midland

Heroes, superheroes of a 10-year-old kid growing up in Midland

'What 10 year old at heart, fuelled by candy, doesn’t imagine himself saving the world with special powers?' author asks
Scots Wha Hae…Stalwarts All: Midland Pipes and Drums

Scots Wha Hae…Stalwarts All: Midland Pipes and Drums

All important events, whether Decoration Day or piping in the haggis on Robbie Burns night, are accompanied with the sounds of the pipes and drums
For generations, Little Lake Park has offered perfect respite

For generations, Little Lake Park has offered perfect respite

Little Lake 'contains us in its embrace and asks no more than to continue in silence,' author notes. 'Walk here early morning or evening as an antidote to that insistent world'
Maritime Midland — forever defined by water <b>(4 photos)</b>

Maritime Midland — forever defined by water (4 photos)

Water, to this day, is the most economical method of transporting heavy loads and Midland was — and is — in a good location