Doug Bell

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Pork & Beans, and The Onion Club — another Backward Glance… In a letter dated August 16, 1938, a Mr. F.

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What’s in a name? Well, in the following product names it’s enough to make you wonder what they’re selling eh? Unless…

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It came to me that reform should begin at home, and since that day I have not had time to remake the world.

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“It’s not our way, so it’s the wrong way …” In the 19th century people living in industrial societies stuck up their…

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A teacher’s gift kept on giving (An internet story, an urban legend, author unknown.)  One day somewhere a teacher asked her students to…

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Dancing with Words … Just when you you’ve found a neat way to say it, you pick up a book, or an e-mail comes and you find another has…

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Wisdom from the young and the old, and in between … Teachers at an elementary school gave their Grade 2 students the first half of popular…

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“A Mari usque ad Mare” Though most of us don’t know Latin, most Canadians know our national motto “from sea to sea.

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New Life In shady woods and under banks The modest primrose gleams, As nature stirs and comes to life From out its winter dreams.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2 U 2: O’ Ireland isn’t it grand you look – Like a bride in her rich adornin’ And with all…

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The good old days … Well today’s font of all wisdom, the Net Guru, tells me in 1906 Canadians paid four cents a pound for sugar.

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The face of the water is beautiful but it is not good to sleep on. (Ashanti proverb) Street talk and street lessons … My Farmers Almanac…

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Who, being loved, is poor? (Oscar Wilde) Joe’s Place: Cec was my best buddy when we were kids. His Dad’s name was Joe.

Is it really time, gentlemen please, for Westerners to “wet their whistle?”

Rambling by Doug Bell Is it really time, gentlemen please, for Westerners to “wet-their-whistle?” Many years ago in England, pub goers…

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 Call me an ogre… It’s not the best way to begin a new year. I’m an ogre! An Ontario woman did it.

Trucking along

‘So You Wanna Be a Trucker?” is the headline in a short piece in April’s Fifty Plus magazine.