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Morley Harrison

Our History

Recently, Fay and I watched the Carlton Comprehensive High School’s online graduation presentation. It was most tastefully done. We chuckled as each grad was introduced, first with a cute early childhood picture, and then we smiled and clapped when the grad appeared in graduation garb. A short blurb, spoken by a favourite teacher, accompanied the pictures. It was a moving presentation, and done on a media that allows for permanent remembrance.

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A Covid Walk

Well what’s up for me today? Read? Have a late breakfast? Pick up small branches that our windy days deposit unceremoniously all over the lawn? Maybe, and I stress maybe, do one of those ‘Honey Do List’ items, which I, much more than my wife, create? Or just look around for a different kind of adventure? 

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Here comes Clyne. It must be Monday

In 1947, Jack and Bill Mills set up a small coffee shop,  aptly named Mills Brothers, in the 900 block of Central Avenue. It was a small space, but it rapidly became a very popular spot. Good coffee and good conversation were the order of the day. 

Next door was the CN Telegraph Office. When the telegraph office moved, Jack and Bill quickly expanded into the space.  Full course meals were added. 

For whatever reason, Jack and Bill dropped the cafe idea and changed their restaurant into a magazine, newspaper, and confectionery store. Despite the change, the outlet remained prosperous for many years.

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One Story Leads to Another

Hello to all in this unique and trying time. ‘Self isolation’ and ‘social distancing’ are phrases that have become the norm. But, it is amazing to observe the kindness, positive goodwill, accommodation, and acceptance that people demonstrate one to the other whenever out and about. So, be safe and take care as we wait for more normal patterns to reemerge.  

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Wednesday November 17, 2021