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 – 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 – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – What is Your Live Story? & A Tiger Visit! 031818

Cornwall Ontario – May be hard to believe this snowy week but March 20th is the first day of spring. We may need our umbrellas instead of snow boots…which is ok with me!! Some seniors I know are writing their memoirs. Still, for some, writing is a chore and for others, they may feel some of […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Snowtime Memories from Cornwall 012118

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Snowtime Memories from Cornwall 012118

  Cornwall Ontario – School Bus Cancellations? We didn’t have to worry about that when I was growing up. There weren’t any school buses. We walked everywhere despite snowy or rainy weather. Schools were open, so away we went. You would see two streams of kids on either side of some of the streets on […]

Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas By Dawn Ford 122517

Seniors Situation Room – How Trixie Almost Missed Christmas  By Dawn Ford 122517

  Trixie is a lovely German Shepherd and lives happily with Joan, Ted, their son Allan and Tobey, their cat. She is a good, gentle dog and only chases Tobey to play. Her main problem is that she likes to sneak out and run with her friend, Onka. Onka is a Collie and together they […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – It’s Christmas Time 2017! 121017

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – It’s Christmas Time 2017!  121017

Cornwall Ontario – Santa Claus is coming to town very soon and bringing lots of toys. I have it on good authority from two little angels in a store. …two little girls about four and six. I don’t know if their Mom heard them because she was busy reading some instructions for some Christmas decorations. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lost Cornwall Family Businesses & Rumble Seats 112617

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lost Cornwall Family Businesses & Rumble Seats 112617

  Cornwall Ontario – Some friends were discussing the old days when they frequented The New York Cafe on Pitt Street and how much they still missed it. Besides great food and a good variety of it, they also mentioned that when you went into the restaurant the staff knew you by name. The Jade […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2017

  Cornwall Ontario – “Lest We Forget” is a very poignant phrase. It stirs up memories and feelings. We have sad thoughts of the Veterans who didn’t make it home from the wars and of the anguish of their families. We have grateful thoughts of the Veterans who did make it home. I remember my […]

Cornwall Gen & Hotel Dieu Nursing Alumni Book Being Created 110117

Cornwall Gen & Hotel Dieu Nursing Alumni Book Being Created 110117

To all the Alumni Graduates of the Cornwall General Hospital School of Nursing, RNA CGH Alumni and the Hotel Dieu Hospital School of Nursing: We will be putting together a book of nursing memories – your memories and mine . We will need short articles from the Alumni Graduates to form a book: “Before the […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Halloween Memories 102917

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – Halloween Memories 102917

  Cornwall Ontario – Halloween is a spooky time. We used to love to sing that old song:” It’s Halloween, the lamp is lit. Around the fire is where we sit, telling ghost tales bit by bit.” The entrance to the Family Restaurant at 9th. and Pitt Street is very spooky. Mr. Ugly Ghoul and […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – When Will Cornwall Honour Bob Turner? 101617

Seniors Situation Room  by  Dawn Ford – When Will Cornwall Honour Bob Turner? 101617

  Cornwall Ontario – According to an old stub I found, on May 11th.1990, Anne Murray gave a concert at the Civic Complex. I took my Mom because she had been a fan of Anne’s for many years. As I remember, it was a great night. Mom was delighted to finally see and hear Anne […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Tai Chi & Tiger Tales 100217

  Cornwall Ontario – The tenants of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence are having a Thanksgiving Food Drive to aid the Trinity Anglican Church Food Cupboard. They also collect food for the Food Cupboard at Christmas and Easter as well. Kudos for caring about people less fortunate. This autographed photo of Johnny Brunet has been in […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Singing For Seniors & Fall Baking 091717

Seniors Situation Room by  Dawn Ford – Singing For Seniors & Fall Baking 091717

  Cornwall Ontario – Ed Lauzon recently treated the residents of Beek Lindsay Seniors Residence and their friends to a wonderful concert. His son, Ed. Jr accompanied him which made it even more enjoyable. It was a fun filled evening of listening,   singing and in some cases, dancing to lots of well known songs. […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dementia Al Anon & Highland Games 082017

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford – Dementia Al Anon & Highland Games 082017

  CORNWALL ONTARIO – The September 2017 issue of the Good Times magazine has two short but very informative articles as well as other very interesting ones. “Stroke Strategy Dents Dementia” states that Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy ( since yr. 2000) found an unexpected drop of 15.4 % in new dementia cases while analysing data […]

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford #101 Painting & Tiger Tales 072417

Seniors Situation Room by Dawn Ford #101 Painting & Tiger Tales 072417

  Cornwall Ontario – “Painting as a Pastime”, by The Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill is a book I have treasured over the years. I inherited it in the late ’60’s. It states that the hardcover edition was first published in the 1950’s in the USA by The McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc. According to information […]

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