Street Scenes Summer: From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Final chapter

Spring and Fall seemed to merge quietly in and out of Summer, so that the change was not as sharp as for the winter season. Ploughing and planting the market gardens was the first consideration in many places. The deep ruts in the road filled in, and gradually the mud roads were again ready forContinue reading “Street Scenes Summer: From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Final chapter”

STREET SCENES From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks, Part 15

Long, flat·sleighs, drawn by a team of horses, hauling blocks of ice from the Bay to the icehouses. Farmer’s sleighs with fresh killed pigs, five or six to a load, all cleaned, stiff and stark, also turkey, chickens and geese, plucked and ready for cooking. The farmer’s wife or son bundled in furs and buffaloContinue reading “STREET SCENES From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks, Part 15”

Summer Holidays from Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks, Part 14

Summer Holidays By Samuel Herbert (1876-1966) To the small boy the summer holidays were the paradise of the year. Shoes and stockings could be discarded. The old swimming hole in the Bay was again patronized. Flat bottom scow boats were used for fishing over at the deep hole, and in going back and forth toContinue reading “Summer Holidays from Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks, Part 14”

Illegal Shooting From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Part 13

    Illegal Hunting From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Part 13 by Samuel Herbert (1876-1966) When I was about fourteen years of age, I bought a “Flobert” single shot .22 rifle and was very proud of it. I kept it for eight or nine years and as I had plenty of practice in the fieldsContinue reading “Illegal Shooting From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Part 13”

Wood’s Hotel From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Part 12

From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Part 12 By Samuel Herbert (1876-1966) WOOD’S HOTEL Where Carlaw Avenue now cuts through north of Queen Street there was situated on the north side of the Kingston Road a hotel called “Woods Hotel.” A row of tall poplar trees shaded the front. In the yard behind the hotel,Continue reading “Wood’s Hotel From Mud Roads and Plank Sidewalks Part 12”