Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Looking Back at Downtown Cornwall 121018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Looking Back at Downtown Cornwall 121018

Petula Clark’s song, “Downtown”reminds me sometimes of growing up post war in Cornwall. That line,”Everything’s waiting for you”, says it all. Pitt and Second Streets were sort of our hub’ in center town. We had it all. There were so many stores that seemed to have everything we needed or wanted. At Sleeman’s Sports Store […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Chanukah 2018 & Tiger Tales! 112518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Chanukah 2018 & Tiger Tales!  112518

Our Jewish friends will be celebrating Hanukkah for eight days from the evening of Dec 3 rd. to December 10th. Hanukkah or Chanukah is the Jewish wintertime “Festival of Lights”. It is celebrated with nightly lightings of the menorah, with special prayers , blessings and fried food such as the potato latke (pancake) with applesauce […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remembrance Day 2018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Remembrance Day 2018

  Cornwall Ontario – Our Canadian doctor Lt. Col John McCrae could not have known that his poem “In Flanders’s Field” written in 1915 would become such a famous loved poem for the whole world. The Annual Poppy Campaign of the Royal Canadian Legion raises money for our Veterans and their families and organizations which […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Halloween 2018!

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Happy Halloween 2018!

  Cornwall Ontario – Homemade popcorn, candies, cookies sometimes in little paper bags or wrapped in paper napkins tied at the top were big treats for us as kids on Halloween. We got little bags of potato chips and even the odd nickel. Many moons ago now we carried pillowcases or shopping bags to hold […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dinosaurs, Good Music & Katz! 093018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dinosaurs, Good Music & Katz! 093018

  Cornwall Ontario – When you start to hear Ed Lauzon sing a song such as ” I Just want To Dance With You”, you can’t help but want to sing along and get up and dance. Ed and two of his sons, Ed. Jr. and Adam recently entertained the tenants and friends of Beek […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bishop’s House Restoration & Tiger Tales! 09178

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Bishop’s House Restoration & Tiger Tales! 09178

Cornwall Ontario – There is a little coin container on the counter at the Burger King Restaurant on Second Street East to collect some money to help with the funding of scholarships and bursaries for financial aid for students at St. Lawrence College. Every bit of change helps. According to the web site, the bursaries and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – BirthDay Greetings & Enemas 090518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – BirthDay Greetings & Enemas 090518

  A very special senior celebrated her 95th. Birthday on Sept. 3rd. Happy Birthday to Ethel Bingley. Ethel is a wonderful lady and one that everyone who knows her likes and admires. Happy Happy Birthday Ethel. . This Procedure Book has been in my trunk for many years. It was given to us as student […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford  Hotel Dieu 69 Yearbook AUG 21 18

  Cornwall Ontario – The last Vitae Lampada, the yearbook of the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing, was in 1969, the year the school closed. Luckily I was able to borrow a copy and also a Graduation Exercises program from Terri Hooker, Class of ’69. In the yearbook are a lot of photos of […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary! 080618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 6th Year Anniversary!  080618

Cornwall Ontario – On Aug. 14, 2012 my first column was published in CFN…6 years ago!! Where did those 6 years go and go so fast too??!! That is a lot of typing. Jamie has been very patient and I thank him for 6 interesting years of columns with CFN. (editor’s note – Dawn the community […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls 07252018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford Scouts, Guides & Woolworths Banana Rolls  07252018

Cornwall Ontario – You have to love kids. A friend of mine, Myrna,  who was in the Girl Guides organization as a Brownie, Girl Guide, Sea Ranger and Guider, told me about her two grandsons, Graydon, who will be 6 next week and Lachlan who will be 4 soon. Whenever the family gather at the cottage, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Column #125 & Comics in the 50s! 070918

  Cornwall Ontario – One of the joys of being a kid in the 1950’s was the comic books. Remember Batman and Robin and the Bat mobile, Superman and Lois Lane, Wonder Woman, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracey and his famous watch, Bugs Bunny and “What’s up, Doc?”, Archie Andrews and Betty and Veronica, Uncle Scrooge, […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Nursing Alumni Dinner & Good Deeds in Cornwall Ontario 260618

  Cornwall Ontario – The annual dinner for the Alumni of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing took place at the Royal Canadian Legion on June 15th. This year, the Graduating Class of June 6th. 1968 was honoured. There are 3 nurses deceased: Linda Winters Babcock, Maureen Wylie Hartle, and Marilyn Riddell. Attending from […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Father’s Day is June 17th!

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Father’s Day is June 17th!

  Sunday June 17th. is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all of you Dads out there and Grandpas. Ed Lauzon once again delighted the residents and friends of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence with another wonderful concert. His son Ed Jr. joined his Dad in providing a two hour concert of familiar and loved songs. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Parades & June is Seniors Month! 052718

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Parades & June is Seniors Month! 052718

Cornwall Ontario – June is Seniors Month. In Ontario we are marking our 34th Annual Seniors Month. Sophie Cadorette, Communications Agent of the Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie, has kindly provided us with information on the Cornwall Senior Fair 10th edition hosted by the Centre on June 7 from 9:00 to 2:30 pm. It […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Mother’s Day Girl Scouts & Old Tyme Movies 051418

Cornwall Ontario –  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there. For those of us who no longer have Mothers or Grandmothers, it brings back some wonderful memories. I like to say that my Mom was the best…and she was. Six kids at home when I was growing […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 102 Years Young & No Sleep Clinic For Cornwall Sadly – 043018

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – 102 Years Young & No Sleep Clinic For Cornwall Sadly – 043018

Cornwall Ontario – Edna May Dorey’s birthday is May 6th. Edna will be 102 years young. And when you see her, yes ‘young’ does describe her very well. Edna belongs to a knitting group, plays bean bag and, if there is any music in the air, she is up dancing. She tells a story about falling […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – National Volunteer Month – Girl Guide Cookies & Ice Cream 041518

  Cornwall Ontario – April is National Volunteer month. We are so lucky to have many many great volunteers in Cornwall. You see them manning booths for such things as bake sales, having garage sales, walk-a-thons, deliver food like Meals On Wheels, golf tournaments, special dinners, etc. etc. to raise money for many causes and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Easter Brings Activities! 040118

  Cornwall Ontario  – This time of year never fails to bring back old memories when we were kids. It all depended on the weather and if the sidewalks were mostly clear of snow except maybe for little ice chips in the cement. We could hardly wait to get outside and play. We would be […]

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