For the longest time, we hunted for a new place that we would enjoy, but failed miserably to find that special spot. The eggs were not right, or the meat was overdone. The potatoes tasted like they had been boiled, or there was too much seasoning applied. And the coffee! Sheesh, most of the time, it tasted like it may have been siphoned directly out of the janitor's mop water bucket! I mean, if you are paying for breakfast food, it better be worth the money!
For years, I've read about the Cambridge Fall Fair at Dickson Park and how local residents have complained about the noise. Years ago, I lived in this same neighborhood but I don't really remember the fair as being much of a problem. 12 years later, my wife and I moved back to the same neighborhood, …
The more kits I built, the better I became at constructing these model cars. I enjoyed going to the local hobby shops to browse the shelves, looking at the various kits that could be purchased. I immediately fell in love with the box art, which I have always considered at least as important as the actual kit itself. I could look at this artwork all day, completely mezmerized by what I saw on the hobby shop shelves.
During the April show, the headliners were rockers such as Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and vocal group, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, along with a star studded group of 14 other acts. At the October 7th show, the headliners were Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Bobby Darin, and more than a dozen other acts.
With the money I earned at my part-time job after school, I went to several guitar shops to look for my first bass guitar. Because I had no previous knowledge of what to look for in my search for a bass guitar, I simply settled on one that fit my budget, rather than the various important elements on the instrument's playability. You see, I didn't know any better.
I went through my early teenage years yearning to be a musician. When I was still a pre-teen, my older brother Tom had learned how to play guitar. The two of us talked many times about music back then.
In the summer of 1970, I attended the NHRA regional event held at St. Thomas Dragway. At this event, some of the hottest cars from across North America came to the track in Sparta, Ontario, hoping to race and win valuable points in the season-long championship series.