Bookmark and Share   Nov. 28, 2018   Vol. 10 Week 48 Issue 490

the LINDA HINDMAN IS GONE

BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

32084315668_80268aeb4e_kBy Gary Lloyd-Rees - Nov. 19, 2018  

A touchstone of Bayfield folklore has vanished from the village coastline. The Linda Hindman is gone.

Bayfield resident and a regular photographic contributor to this publication, Gary Lloyd-Rees, was one of the last people to see it before it slipped away. He observed that it shifted over the Christmas in Bayfield weekend and was "floating" just above the waterline on Nov. 19. He took video and photographed it at that time. By Nov. 21 he noted that it was below the waterline but still visible when the waves broke over it. One week later there was no trace of the steamboat stern that had become accidently synonymous with Bayfield.

Lloyd-Rees has notified the Department of Fisheries and Oceans via email of these developments. He was referred to Transport Canada and their Navigation Protection branch is now on the case.

So just how did this piece of marine salvage come to grace the village shoreline? In 2001, then Bayfield Archivist Elaine Sturgeon documented its story after a conversation with Ed Siddall. He had been a key player in the saga that dates back to the 1970s.

23841522708_f459f1bb54_kBy Gary Lloyd-Rees - Oct. 14, 2017 (Shipwreck of the Malta in the foreground.)  

“In the early 1970s, the water levels of the Great Lakes were extremely high. This situation posed a grave threat to the shoreline and many property owners were desperately trying to save their properties. One such concerned individual was Brigadier Morgan Smith who at that time owned the “Metcalfe property” immediately to the south of Pioneer Park in Bayfield."

In 1973, Smith purchased the Linda Hindman with the intent of creating a type of ‘break wall’ to lessen the impact of the pounding waves. Siddall towed the vessel down to Bayfield and settled her as close to shore as possible. The stern was resting on the bottom in 11 feet of water. Garth Postill was to hook on and pull her in to shore with a bulldozer but before he arrived, Smith made the decision to open the seacocks and scuttle her where she would sit for the next 45 years.

Siddall was the owner of the Linda Hindman for a very short time having attempted to rescue her from salvage. Deemed obsolete in the 1970s a number of steamboats were moored in Goderich Harbour and the Linda Hindman was among these vessels. By the time Siddall Fisheries purchased the steamboat she had already had her wheelhouse and deck removed. Her name had been painted over as was customary when a boat was being retired.

The Linda Hindman’s tale of woe continued that year when on St. Patrick’s Day the moored steamboats broke loose from their cables due to the pounding of the waves. The Linda Hindman was the smallest of the vessels docked on the south side of the harbor and, possibly weakened from the lack of a wheelhouse and deck, she was literally squeezed in the entanglement and rendered useless for a new life as a fishing boat.

According to Sturgeon’s article, “The Linda Hindman was built in Dunkirk, New York and originally saw service as a fire tug. After many years working on the Great Lakes, Hindman Transportation - Owen Sound used her in the lumbering business. She worked out of Sault Ste. Marie and Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Her log book indicated they reinforced her steel bow. It is documented she could move through three-foot thick ice at the rate of one mile in eight hours.”

It is perhaps ironic then that she should have spent the last four and a half decades often encased in ice slowly eroding and breaking up as the pack ice shifted. There is no evidence that she ever played a significant role in erosion control along the south shore properties but she did serve as a valuable piece of artificial habitat for marine heritage and she certainly was a mainstay in the tourist culture of the village having been the focal point in many a photograph season after season. 

32218981145_537d1d9277_bBy Adriaan Schreuder - Jan. 9, 2017  

8558928210_609ac4c3d3_kBy Gary Lloyd-Rees - March 14, 2013  

8757262155_bd6347036d_kPhoto by Melody Falconer-Pounder - May 19, 2013  

7728032514_b0d43bb274_kBy Cate Cuerden - Aug. 1, 2012  

6234656483_2f1258185a_bPhoto by Dianne Brandon - Oct. 10, 2011.  

 

Life at the rink 

The Bayfield Relics have home ice advantage against the Grand Bend Mariners tonight (Nov. 28) starting at 8:30 p.m.

The Bayfield Relics are an Oldtimers Hockey Team that was founded in 1987. Their home ice is the Bayfield Arena. The Relics play their season schedule versus teams from Huron and Middlesex Counties.

HOME4GOOD 

Home4Good would like to announce changes to their Shopping Buddy Program with the regretful closure of the Nip ‘N Tuck which offered grocery delivery in Bayfield over the past few months.

To fill this need Home4Good is recruiting shopping buddies willing to partner with a senior and either take them shopping and/or pick up their groceries. Call Leslie at 519 955-1531 for information about being a buddy or getting a buddy.

Home4Good shopping buddies will take seniors shopping (or pick up shopping for them) at least once a month but not more than once a week. They are screened volunteers, and will probably be doing their own errands as they help others.

The Home4Good Info Hub operates on the first Monday of the month at the Bayfield Public Library from 1-3 p.m.

The Hub helps seniors in the Bayfield area find local community services, resources and supports. Volunteers will assist in finding relevant information for daily living, overall health and wellbeing. At any other time of the month should people have concerns or questions they are welcome to approach library staff who will refer inquiries to Hub volunteers.

To learn more visit: www.home4goodbayfield.ca.

GIRL GUIDE COOKIES

Have you got your Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide Cookies yet? At $5 a box they make terrific hostess gifts and stocking stuffers!

They can also be purchased now from members or by calling Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830.

Profits from sales help with program activities, field trips and camps.

TURKEY BINGO

Gobble up some fun at the Bayfield Lions’ Turkey Bingo on Dec. 3

The doors to the Bayfield Community Centre will open at 6:30 p.m. with the Bingo starting at 7 p.m.

There will be an opportunity to win 14 Turkeys as well as five Share the Wealth games. In addition, there will be draws for two Turkey door prizes.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

On Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Bayfield Optimist Club’s 13th annual Breakfast with Santa will be held at The Ashwood Inn starting at 11 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m.

The breakfast will cost $7 for adults and $3 for children; three and under are free.

SONGS OF CHRISTMAS

The St. Andrew’s United Church Choir and the Goderich Harbouraires are teaming up to host a concert entitled, “Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 9.

St. Andrew’s United Church will host the afternoon of music starting at 3 p.m.

Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased from John Davies by calling 519 565-2813 or from members of both choirs.

LETTERS TO SANTA

Bayfield residents will be pleased to know that Santa Claus will once again be receiving mail in his special mailbox at Bayfield Foodland.

Santa’s elves delight in hearing from area youngsters and learning what is on their wish lists every year. Be sure to include a return address so that the children can be sure of a note in return from the jolly old elf himself. The last day to drop a letter

in the box will be Dec. 14 to ensure that the elves can send out a response before Santa begins his annual journey.


GINGERBREAD TRADITION

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IMG_2362One hundred and ninety-five gingerbread cookies were decorated at the Bayfield Public Library on the Saturday of the Christmas in Bayfield weekend, Nov. 17. The community room was a busy place full of children, parents and grandparents with Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) volunteers such as, Louise Sygrove and Judith Higgs, helping the children decorate their cookies. Two of the happy decorators were Nolan and Kyle Geddis, of Bayfield, aged five and three respectively. The number of gingerbread cookies that are needed grows more each year evidence of a wonderfully successful event. In fact, this year saw the most cookies decorated in the history of the event! (Photos by Pam Langan – Bev Quinn – Judith Higgs)

 

 


 

White Squirrel Golf Club to host toy drive this saturday

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Not so long ago once the weather got cold and snowy the Bayview Golf Club in St. Joseph would hibernate until spring but that is no longer the case. In recent months the business has transitioned to become the White Squirrel Golf Club with plans to offer more to its patrons all year in addition to a challenging 18 holes.

The Bayfield Breeze recently conducted the following Q&A with the folks at the White Squirrel Golf Club to introduce them to our readers.

44794741_814620788712914_1086123669253521408_oThe clubhouse at the White Squirrel Golf Club in St. Joseph has been remodeled to host events as well as live entertainment. Food and beverages are served Tuesday to Saturday. (Submitted photo)  

Who are the new owners of the White Squirrel Golf Club and when did they take ownership of the property?

The new owners are Mac Voisin, Marcela Bahar and Al and Lynn Orth. The change in ownership took place in the Spring of this year. They held their Grand Opening on Nov. 23-24, with free menu samples as well as tastings from the Bad Apple Brewery. In addition, talents Greg Gallello, and Graham Bedard provided live music on Friday and Saturday respectively.

What changes have been made to the property/business thus far?

The clubhouse has been remodeled to host events as well as live entertainment. Food and beverages are served Tuesday to Saturday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.). People are encouraged to come and in and see the changes for themselves and perhaps partake in a week-day $10 lunch special.

And not to neglect the links we have added to the staff to ensure the maintenance of our tournament-friendly golf course.

What are their future plans?

It is our intention to maintain the high standards of the golf course while adding to the esthetics. We have purchased new equipment to better maintain the property. We have many ideas going forward and we look forward to announcing them at a later date. At this time our goal is to continue to bring live entertainment, good food and drinks to the community

Are there any upcoming events you would like to share with our readers?

This coming, Saturday, Dec. 1, we our holding our first annual Toy Drive with live entertainment by Monday@Mikes starting at 8 p.m.

We are working with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Huron. They also share gifts with North Huron to ensure that no kids go without. We are respectfully requesting that donors focus on gifts for youth aged 12-17 years old. To learn more about what gifts these teens and pre-teens might like visit the White Squirrel Golf Club Facebook Page.

Contact information?

The White Squirrel Golf Club is located at 72538 Bluewater HWY in St. Joseph and their phone number is 519 236-4030.

ABCA releases new draft Shoreline Management Plan  

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors met on Thursday, Nov. 22 and approved the release, for public review and comment, of a new draft, updated Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).

Members of the public can download the document online at abca.ca and interested people can provide written comments until Jan. 25, 2019. The document is to be posted, by today, Nov 28, on the abca.ca shoreline management plan page at this link: https://www.abca.ca/page.php?page=shoreline-management A hard copy of the document will also be available for inspection at the ABCA administration centre office east of Exeter.

The current SMP was created in 1994 and updated in 2000. The conservation authority started work in 2015 to update technical information to support updates to the 2000 SMP document.

“This new draft updated Shoreline Management Plan is the result of in-depth technical work completed since 2015,” said Geoffrey Cade, ABCA manager of Water and Planning. “This new draft document has benefitted from comments from the public and municipalities over the past four years. This new draft reflects a great deal of research, thought, and local input.”

Updates to the SMP provide a consistent and up-to-date guide for development and municipal land use planning along the shoreline, according to the ABCA. The draft plan includes draft development guidelines and policies for proposed shore protection structures by proponents. Updates to the current plan provide newer information on shoreline recession rates, ensure local policies and application of the Regulation conform to Province of Ontario policy, and keep policies current in light of emerging land use trends. The draft plan identifies shoreline hazards for flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches and their impact on shoreline development.

“We look forward to written comments on the new draft plan and we will provide all those comments to the Board of Directors for their consideration prior to any decision on the draft plan in the new year,” said Cade.

Interested people can provide their written comments by email to info@abca.ca – and are encouraged to put ‘Draft SMP 2018-2019 Review and Comment’ in the subject line. Those people who would like to submit comments by mail are invited to submit written comments by mail to: 71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, ON N0M 1S5 and to put ‘Draft SMP 2018-2019 Review and Comment’ on the envelope.

If you have any questions you are invited to contact Planning and Regulations staff at ABCA or phone 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

More than 530 people have subscribed to a regular e-newsletter about shoreline management. To sign up to receive these email updates you may visit this link: http://eepurl.com/bxn8_5.

Gateway partners with hospital out of Southwestern Ontario 

image1Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health and Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner together. At the signing ceremony were BR l-r: Dan Stringer, treasurer, Gateway Board of Directors; Dr. Mohamed Gazarin, Chief Research officer at WDMH; and Marieke van Noppen, Past chair at WDMH. FR l-r: Gwen Devereaux, vice-president, founder of Gateway; and Lynn Hall, Senior VP of Clinical Services & Chief Nursing executive/Professional Practice leader. (Submitted photo)

Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health (Gateway) Board members Dan Stringer and Gwen Devereaux recently travelled to Winchester, ON to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH).

Gateway and WDMH have agreed to partner in rural health research. The agreement marks the sixth MOU that Gateway has signed with a rural hospital, but the first outside of Southwestern Ontario. Gateway’s previous partnerships have seen innovative research programs develop that address the community’s local needs.

WDMH is in eastern Ontario, 50 KM south of Ottawa and services a rural population of 11,000. It is a regional hospital with a highly respected and capable healthcare staff who value the importance of rural health research. Partnering with Gateway will add to the growing network of rural hospitals that face similar challenges and help improve the capacity of the hospital to conduct research.

Located in Goderich, Gateway is Canada’s only community-driven rural health research organization; it strives to improve the health and well-being of its’ rural residents. This most recent agreement marks a new outreach for Gateway and a recognition that Gateway provides a unique service to not only rural SW Ontario but to all rural Ontario.

“It was very evident from our visit that this hospital is clearly a leader in innovation and quality improvement as they work to improve the health of their rural residents. As such, our values align very closely and WDMH has become the sixth hospital to join our team,” said Gateway Founder Gwen Deveraux.

“Introducing research as one of our strategic priorities is one of the most exciting things to happen at WDMH. Research shakes and moves individual minds and directions. It empowers our team to challenge the unchallengeable and question the unquestionable,” said Mohamed Gazarin, Chief Research officer at WDMH.

“As we expand our network beyond Southern Ontario, we search for innovative and forward-thinking partners who want to improve quality of life for rural residents. WDMH is a leading-edge and resourceful group of people who are continually working to ensure healthy lives in rural Ontario. We look forward to working together towards our common goals,” said Jay McFarlan, president of Gateway.

 

Poinsettia festival 

Huron Ridge Greenhouses is offering people one last opportunity to experience their annual Poinsettia Festival and Candlelight Event.

This year, the event named one of the Top Eight Christmas Light Shows in Canada by Wheels.ca, will conclude Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.

The greenhouse is open from noon to 9 p.m. during the festival. The candles are lit starting at 5 p.m.

Huron Ridge Acres is located at 74101 Bronson Line, Zurich.

red scarf Campaign 

The incredible advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, testing and prevention are still overshadowed by stigma around the subject. To help raise awareness and fight stigma, the Huron County Health Unit (HCHU) is bringing Red Scarf and the “Know HIV. No Stigma.” campaign to Seaforth on Nov. 30.

Red Scarf is a movement that lets people know about the positive advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. Red Scarf also stands against stigma to improve the lives of those living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS in our community.

“Many people may not know that correct use of antiretroviral (ART) therapy and prevention strategies help people living with HIV to maintain an undetectable viral load. When HIV is undetectable, it is not transmittable,” said Public Health Nurse Kate Underwood.

“At the same time, every three hours a person is diagnosed with HIV in Canada. The stigma connected to HIV makes it hard for people living with HIV and their caregivers to live their lives.”

The last week of November, including World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, is AIDS Awareness Week. HCHU staff will be bringing red scarves to Seaforth on the morning of Friday, Nov. 30. Starting at the town hall at 9 a.m., they will be placing scarves around the downtown area as part of a conversation about HIV/AIDS services and supports in Huron County. Anyone is welcome to take a scarf for themselves or pass it along to someone else. Follow the HCHU Facebook page for more information.

Learn more about Red Scarf and local AIDS Awareness Week events at redscarf.ca. Learn more about HIV/AIDS and local services at hivaidsconnection.ca.

Radon Testing 

The only way to know the radon level in your home is to test for it, so be sure to pick the right radon kit.

A naturally occurring radioactive gas in the ground, radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted. Radon released from the ground into the air is not a concern, but in enclosed areas radon levels can build up and be harmful to health. Long-term exposure to elevated levels of radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

“Radon test kits are widely available at most major home renovation stores or on-line,” said Chris Boyes, Public Health Inspector. “Before buying, make sure the radon kit you choose includes laboratory testing in the price. Also check whether you will have to pay additional shipping fees to send the kit to the lab for testing.”

Health Canada recommends homeowners do a long-term radon test, for a minimum of three months, during the fall or winter months. To get the most accurate results, the radon detector should be placed in the lowest level of the home where homeowners spend a minimum of four hours per day.

For more information on radon and radon testing, call the Huron County Health Unit at 519 482.3416 or 1.877.837.6143 or visit huronhealthunit.ca.

Cowbell Brewing  

Cowbell Brewing Co., is proud to announce they are the 2018 recipient of the Environmental Wood Design Award at the Ontario Wood Works! Wood Design Awards held in Vaughan on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

“The Cowbell Brewing building is built in the traditional style of a Huron County barn, using stone and a timber frame, built to stand the test of time,” said Grant Sparling, Chief Development officer for Cowbell Brewing. “Cowbell is committed to reducing our environmental impact and we purposely chose sustainable wood, materials and leading environmental technologies for our build.”

The Wood Works! Awards program honors people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction. The Environmental Wood Design Award is awarded to a building in Ontario which prioritizes the use of sustainably-sourced wood products contributing significantly to the overall environmental performance of any building by reducing the embodied energy of a building, minimizing pollution, improving energy performance, and sequestering carbon. Each of these environmental benefits helps mitigate climate change and reduce the carbon footprint of our built environment.

Whether through the brewery building or design and operation, Cowbell is committed to maintaining highly sustainable practices. Beyond the beautiful wood frame structure, Cowbell has used building design, materials, and ongoing operations to become more efficient and reduce the impact on the local environment. Cowbell also participates in an onsite carbon sequestration program, achieved through a 23-acre reforestation project.

Remarkable Citizens Sought 

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson is once again calling for nominations to recognize the remarkable dedication and volunteer work done by local citizens.

The Seventh Annual Remarkable Citizens Awards evening will be hosted by Thompson during her annual New Year's Levee event, which will take place at the Teeswater Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 (if necessary, the snow date will be Jan. 16).

Each year, Remarkable Citizens Awards are handed out to respected and dedicated community leaders, volunteers, and residents who have made a positive impact within the riding of Huron-Bruce.

"Volunteers are the lifeblood of every community, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to meet so many across the riding,” Thompson said. “It never ceases to amaze me how dedicated these special people are. They help make their communities better in so many different and impactful ways and I look forward to honoring even more citizens from our riding this year."

To nominate someone, describe in approximately 250 words, the person’s contribution to the community and why you feel they are deserving, and send it to lisa.thompson2@pc.ola.org. Also include two pictures of the nominee.

Nominations can also be mailed or dropped off at either constituency office: Blyth (408 Queen St. P.O. Box 426, N0M 1H0) or Kincardine (807 Queen St. Unit 3, P.O. Box 834 N2Z 2Y2).

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. For more information, contact Diane Foxton at 519 396-3007.

“There's no better way to kick of the new year than recognizing remarkable people who are making a difference in our communities," Thompson said.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Glee Sisters

families treated to some muppet merriment

IMG_7840Arlene Timmins (far right) took on the role of Grandma reading the story to the audience. The tale was enhanced with songs performed by members of the Glee Sisters.  

IMG_7846Puppetry was a fun part of the show with some of the youngsters interacting conversely with the characters.

IMG_7864The Glee Sisters received some help with their spelling during the production.  

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Reeka Spence (left), and other Glee Sisters, led the children in performing such songs as "Jingle Bells" with special accompaniment on bells and shakers. These musical gifts were handed out as presents near the concert's conclusion.

IMG_7837After the performance, volunteers with the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society, Sue Howell and Mark Edmunds, served up hot chocolate to those in attendance.

PHOTOS BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

"Muppet Merriment” was the theme of the special children’s concert performed by the Glee Sisters, on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Bayfield Town Hall as part of the Christmas in Bayfield weekend celebrations. 

About 180 people packed the hall for this program that was geared to children aged seven and under. To cater to the attention span of little ones it was shortened and simplified compared to more recent holiday productions. It included a screened picture story narrated by “Grandma” and supported musically by the Glee Sisters. There were some interactive puppet numbers as well as gifts of safety-approved, rhythm instruments for the children to play in the show’s finale.

Hot chocolate and cookies were provided by the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society after the show. Admission was a donation to the Bayfield Food Bank – Feed My Sheep.

IMG_7853Lisa Stewart conducted the Glee Sisters during their annual Children's Concert at the town hall. She also played the guitar during the performance.

IMG_7865Blanche Savage smiled down at about 50 children who were seated on the floor in front of the stage.

IMG_7856About 80 children attended the "Muppet Merriment" concert at the town hall on Nov. 17.

 


 

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BAYFIELD TOWN HALL 

SALVATION ARMY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT A VILLAGE TRADITION

_MG_9632Members of the London Citadel Salvation Army Band performed their annual concert at the Bayfield Town Hall on Nov. 23.

_MG_9630The Citadel band was used for church services at Wolseley Barracks many times during WWII. On one occasion the band went to play to soldiers who were departing for overseas. The bandmaster asked if anyone had any requests. Someone yelled out "Roll Out the Barrel" - somehow the band was able to fulfill this request and played with their usual finesse.  

_MG_9648Bandmaster John Lam led members of the London Citadel Salvation Army Band during a concert held at the Bayfield Town Hall on Nov. 23. Lam has been bandmaster since 1995.  

 

PHOTOS BY JACK PAL

On Nov. 23, the Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society hosted a "Magical Evening of Christmas Music" featuring the London Citadel Salvation Army Band. For over 20 years this wonderful group has provided Bayfield with an opportunity to come together as a community while getting into the holiday mood.

The band has been performing under the direction of Bandmaster John Lam since 1995.

Editor's note: Photo captions include files from www.londoncitadelband.on.ca.

_MG_9633The London Citadel Band got its start in 1883.  

_MG_9645 A neighborhood carol service held in early December 1984 at Saunders Secondary School in London attracted over 600 people. It has since been an annual event held at London's Centennial Hall and often enjoyed by crowds of 1,200 or more.

 


 

PIXILATED — image of the week

Surf's Up Bayfield...

Surf's Up Bayfield......By Gary Lloyd-Rees

Email your photo in Jpeg format to bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued

 

 

 


 

 

 

GramelBW
Melody Falconer-Pounder

SUBMISSIONS

As I write this I am sitting in my new kitchen at the island looking out the window toward our century plus old bank barn, snowflakes are gently falling, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Thanks to our designer, contractor team, cabinet and countertop builders, electrician and plumber the dream has come to fruition.

And now we are on to the next reno removing the old kitchen and turning that space into a comfortable living-dining space. To do so we had to remove the cupboards and countertops that my parents chose back when they were first married in 1962. We took down the tiled ceiling that my Dad put up in 1991 and removed the wallpaper that my Mom hung around 2004. My Mom has said farewell to the stove she has cooked many a meal on over the course of 56 years, I think that has been the hardest thing for her to do in the whole process as she doesn’t like to let go of anything that still works. A quality I greatly admire in her.

When we removed the tile ceiling we unearthed a couple of signatures. My parents wrote on the decaying lathe and plaster that they were endeavoring to conceal back in 1991. Dad has been gone for 22 Christmases now so seeing his name in his own handwriting was a little gift from the past. My mom was 53 when they put up that ceiling. Now she is 81 and if she didn’t climb up a ladder and sign her hand beside her earlier signature with a note to let the next person who chooses to rejuvenate this old house know that she was still here in 2018. She’s got gumption! Another quality I greatly admire in her. – Melody
 

 

Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-525-3830.

 


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