The Cooper Street Relic

Just another blog from The Republic Of Hespeler


We all have our given names and variations of that, I have been called Jimmy,jimbob, Jimbo, and of course James. I have had nicknames like little bucky, ribsy, which is an entire story on its own, in college some of my classmates took to calling me Doctor music because of my love of and my knowledge about …

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AGAINST THE GRAIN (1971) is mostly remembered as the album that contained the ultimate Stampeders song SWEET CITY WOMEN  and while it may not be the most revolutionary album or the great Canadian album it is still in my opinion an album that should have more recognition and respect then it gets.  “CARRY ME” was actually …

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Have you ever fallen for someone? I know that almost everyone falls in love and the events around it are always memorable but have you truly fallen for that person? I’m sure Angela and Brad had their moment and the when Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first laid eyes on each other they fell for …

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Lady’s, please do not take this the wrong way but I am wondering if there is indeed a Nagging Hall Of Fame, after all we have countless Sports Hall of Fames, The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, an Electronics Hall Of Fame, there is a Miners Hall Of Fame and even a stupid Crooks …

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My Paternal family History in Canada starts in the early 1800’s in Elmira Ontario and goes to Elora, Galt and finally Hespeler. Researching it has been a bit of a hassle because a lot of it has never been recorded.  But doing some research this morning i have found two pictures, one I can verify …

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