The Cooper Street Relic

Just another blog from The Republic Of Hespeler


Now that i have your attention: The title of this piece refers to words that tickle my funnybone. Everyone has those words, little things that make you laugh. So without delay here is a list of some words that do it for me. Bagpipes-Kumguat-dribble-wonky-velcrow-bonk-flop-quagmire-crevasse-trousers-punkydoodle-Bush[oh sorry, he just makes me laugh]-homo erectus-belfry-shenanigans-haberdashy-titmouse-smurf-hullabaloo-bamboozle-crumpets-wiffleball-dildo-crevice-glockenspiel-kalamazoo-cucamonga-guacamole-spleen-conservative[refer to bush]-swifter-walla walla-schnitzel- well …

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The Hespeler girls at little dam 1942. Mary McLaughlin[Hillis],Betty Roscoe[Rabb],Betty Garside[Brueckner],Shirley Connor[Beatty],Irene Kendry[Constant] Hespeler Girls at the old damn. Early 1940’s Hespeler Girls 60 odd years later. Powered by ScribeFire.


It was inevitable that we grow old and change as we do, But the question is , when did I become like my dad? Growing up I never thought this would happen but tonight reality struck home and i realized that no matter how hard I try, the transformation is almost complete. I have fond memory’s of my …

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What sets off a memory,i have no idea but today one occurred. I received a C.D. from a friend in Texas and when i played it a whole slew of memory’s came flashing back to me. They are not life altering memories and who knows maybe not all of them are real. But for some …

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August 1975 I am cruising down a country road outside of Hespeler and suddenly on the radio I hear the distinctive sounds of Major Hoople’s Boarding House, ‘I’m running after you” blares out of the speakers and my friends and I grin because, hell, that is a band that we know and to hear them …

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