The Cooper Street Relic

Just another blog from The Republic Of Hespeler


Politics in Canada is a year round spectacle and in Cambridge it is no different, we have 4 years till the next Municipal Election but already people are wondering who will run and who won’t and in some cases who should run. I have had a few people ask me if I would consider a …

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Every year we lose more and more of our cultural Icons and 2014 sure had its share of them. Jack Bruce, Phil Everly, Pete Seeger, Bobby Womack, Jesse Winchester, Paul Revere, Wayne Static, Tommy Ramone, Acker Bilk, and from the entertainment field, Joan Rivers, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Attenborough, Jan Hooks, Sid Ceaser, Lauren Bacall …

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I know I have written about Sunday’s before but for someone from my generation they were a different time and were also more of a family day then anything we have now.¬† And this story is just another in the Sunday story’s. So let’s go way back to a cool fall Sunday afternoon in 1967 …

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It was in ’87 that I met him, in a run down Honky Tonk somewhere in Texas The Statler Brothers were on the jukebox, singing something about”Flowers on the Wall” He was holding court to a bunch of cowboy’s, and they invited me to join them all So I pulled up a chair, grabbed a …

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