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Do you ever get that feeling of fall in the air, before fall is officially here? I usually do sometime in August. I felt it on Wednesday, in the morning, when I reached in the mailbox to grab the newspaper. The air was cool, the grass wet and as I looked around that feeling hit me right between the eyes.   Later, on Wednesday afternoon, my co-...
A Balanced Diet Is an Ice Cream In Both Hands Last week, I was enjoying a wonderful perk for staff at Meals on Wheels London, aptly named “Happy Friday,” where we have a 2:00 early closing throughout July & August. \The destination last Happy Friday, was Haven‘s Creamery, tucked away on Piccadilly Street. The title of this blog is the sign you...
It starts with one, and some time during the dark of night, it multiplies. Until much to your dismay, it has become a long-line of orange cones. They are everywhere you go.  From Adelaide Street right through the alphabet of roads ending up with York Street. This is just the list that represents on-going construction. Periodically you will see...
A nice treat for me this past weekend was a pedicure. I went with two of my nieces on Saturday. My niece Jen was the polish tester using her fingernails to narrow down our selection of colours. This time I decided on a grey/blue colour instead of my usual red. It was called “Asphalt”. The name certainly didn’t lend itself to something bold and...
Robarts Depot in early 2001, I was new to Meals on Wheels and wanting to introduce myself to the volunteers at each of our depot sites. At that time, there were six. Robarts was off Highbury Avenue. This is where I met Jim. I was all set up outside with drinks and Tim Bits. Jim pulled into the parking lot and out came several grand children...
Growing up, our neighbours across the street had a semi-circle driveway. We loved it and they didn’t mind all the kids who used it daily. It was our own “race car circuit”. I remember watching my brother David, peddle feverishly up the one side, so he could coast down the other. He took his feet off the peddles and the bright red tricycle gained...
When I first walked the “hallowed halls” of Meals on Wheels London, it was January 2001. Things were in full swing.  After all, Meals on Wheels was not new to the London scene – it was established in 1969. As we used to say in our public presentations, “We started in 1969, when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and a loaf of bread cost twenty-...
Waiting by the shoreline sounds quite lovely. Especially if the day is balmy with a slight breeze and a clear blue sky. It certainly beats all other forms of waiting which happens to us on a regular basis. Quite often it is the type of waiting that makes you fidget, become impatient and at the flip of a switch turns you into a different person....
I must admit, I have not always followed instructions very well. They are such a “dry” read and I lose interest and several screws almost immediately. As an avid reader, it would be better if the guidelines started with, “It was a dark and stormy night when part “A” was joined to part “B” using the Allen key included in this packaging.  The rain...
Guest Writer: Glen Pearson  originally printed in The London Free Press March 24 As London sees its population age, a new reality is emerging that challenges our sense of collective well-being: seniors' hunger and isolation. As London, like most communities in Canada, sees it population age, a new reality is emerging that challenges our sense of...

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