The Cooper Street Relic

Just another blog from The Republic Of Hespeler


The men who were young at heart started arriving a little after twelve on this cool sunny Saturday afternoon in Hespeler. It was Hockey day in Canada and in about one hour the parking lot of the Hespeler legion would be transformed into a makeshift Hockey Arena and the Men of the Legion would, for …

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Recent incidents in Hespeler involving teenagers has gotten me thinking about my days as a teen and what trouble we got into, and i can tell you we were different than the group today. I became a teen during the early ’70s and while we drank what we could get and smoked some of the …

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After 30 years of steady employment I now find myself doing what many other Canadians are doing, looking for work. Yes I am a victim of the economy, laid off and over 50 years of age, searching for another job, maybe even another occupation. I mean I have been in the restaurant business for almost …

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This is from the glory years of the Hespeler Downtown. Many different types of stores, from a bookstore to coffee shops to a 5 and dime store, clothing stores. We had it all, where did it go? I guess the advent of the malls did destroy the downtown’s. Powered by ScribeFire.


When i was a teenager growing up in this town words had a slightly different meaning: Memory was something you lost with ageAn application was for employmentA program was a television showA cursor used profanity A keyboard was a pianoA web was a spiders homeA virus was what you caughtA CD was a bank account …

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