151 articles

No Perspiration

By Gipp Forster on Sep 1, 2011

Not long ago, I was sitting down on the cold curb of existence, inhaling the exhaust fumes of the past, contemplating the meaning of life. Read more...

Darn Right I Want That Senior Discount!

By Jack Kean on Aug 31, 2011

First let's review all the benefits of becoming eligible for senior discounts. Close to the top is laughing at your kids because the curse is coming true. At some point when your children lived at home you must have said, "When you grow up and have kids I hope they act just like you." Well, they are and we just barely hide our smiles. The next important benefit of getting older is that it really beats the alternative. Sleeping late; no rush hour traffic; and travel, pretty much completes my list, though feel free to make your own additions. Getting a senior discount on pancakes shouldn't make any one's list. Read more...

Those Good Ol' Days

By Gipp Forster on Aug 2, 2011

I remember when everything shut down on Sundays - pubs, theatres, department stores, banks. Some called it the Sabbath, but it wasn’t and isn’t. Saturday is the Sabbath. Sunday is the “Lord’s” Day. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on May 4, 2011

I don't mind growing older. But it really bothers me when certain other people do, especially when some are my heroes. Read more...

Memories for Sale

By Gipp Forster on Feb 28, 2011

It was Saturday afternoon at the Imperial Theatre in Ottawa. Two feature films, a newsreel, a cartoon and an ongoing serial that left a 10-year-old boy (along with another 150 or so kids) clinging to the edge of our seats, anticipating how our brave hero could be saved from what appeared to be certain death! Come back next Saturday afternoon to see if he or she manages to escape and live. Oh, it was grand - all for 12 cents. Read more...

Youth is Wasted on the Young

By Gipp Forster on Feb 1, 2011

I have asked myself this question over and over again: "Why is it when a person gets beyond 60 or 70 years they get their second wind and finally get used to being young?" It hardly seems fair to be classed as old, instead. Read more...


By Gipp Forster on Jan 1, 2011

I'm an older man now, which means I'm supposed to be wiser. At least that's what the proverbs tell me. My wife just told me that if I were wise, I wouldn't write another word about wisdom! We wise people sure have to put up with a lot of abuse! I guess it would be wisest if I don't say anything though - and guarantee my dinner! Read more...

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