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Old 09-14-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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I was heading back down from up north ontario and stopped in for coffee and baked goods at the 150 year old cafe (http://www.mariposamarket.ca/index.p...=display&cat=2) not so far away from Gord's childhood home...it was relaxing watching the local characters come and go between 7 and 9 am (seemed like they were right out of early Lightfoot songs)

then as I walked back to my car I looked up and noticed the sign 'Gordon Lightfoot Ave.' along the small roadway leading to the old book store...the sign was actually behind some protective wire as I imagine more than one fan has tried to remove it and take it home to their shrine, I'm not mentioning any names, char lol

did the 2001 Massey gang, who did the Orillia trek happen to get a group photo there?

btw, thanks for the tip, char...there were lots of black bears ...applying that bear spray can save your life...i guess it smells like bear poop, which they enjoy sniffing but rarely consume
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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I was heading back down from up north ontario and stopped in for coffee and baked goods at the 150 year old cafe (http://www.mariposamarket.ca/index.p...=display&cat=2) not so far away from Gord's childhood home...then as I walked back to my car I looked up and noticed the sign 'Gordon Lightfoot Ave.' along the small roadway leading to the old book store...the sign was actually behind some protective wire as I imagine more than one fan has tried to remove it and take it home to their shrine, I'm not mentioning any names, char lol

did the 2001 Massey gang, who did the Orillia trek happen to get a group photo there?

btw, thanks for the tip, char...there were lots of black bears ...applying that bear spray can save your life...i guess it smells like bear poop, which they enjoy sniffing but rarely consume
I have these photos from a neighbourhood in Pickering..10 min. from my place..I have a pic of a sign that sounds like the one you saw..I'll dig it out and scan it..it was in a store front on Mississaga Rd. in Orillia tho..I swear I never touched it!
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:15 PM   #3
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..it was in a store front on Mississaga Rd. in Orillia tho..I swear I never touched it!
lol, I gotta say my first thought was "how was that sign being suspended and I wonder if I have my Robertson and Philips in the trunk" lol

yes, it's right off of Mississaga Rd East...this wasn't in a store front though, it was 'sign'ifying the narrow roadway...I drove down it just as a novelty gesture and hummed Affair on Gordon Lightfoot Ave and hoped I didn't get carjack in the alley, lol

the only reference I see when I search google is one to the book store

anyhow, junior wants to know when we are going back to that candy scented shop in the basement of the historic Marisposa market next to GL Ave...I left my biz card after chatting with staff and said to be in touch if they'd like a short and simple tv commercial produced...I wonder what GL tune would be appropriate narrative background ambience... hmmm
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:33 PM   #4
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well when you head back to Gordtown north swing by my place and pick me up..I'll watch the young'un for ya..
he loves me..
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:27 PM   #5
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Lightfoot Ave. sign- taken in 2000, 2001 and 2005.. In Orillia.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:33 AM   #6
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"WOW" great looking Lightfoot display (shrine),,,,,, with two lovely looking ladies...
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:42 PM   #7
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well when you head back to Gordtown north swing by my place and pick me up..I'll watch the young'un for ya..
he loves me..
sounds good, i actually hadn't been to orillia sis's in 8 years, overdue

well, that store must be near the roadway and now we know where the stolen signage ended up, lol....yeah, nice display

....footnote: jr had 1st day of skool today and 1st sleepover this past rainy weekend...he and his pals are Rainy Day little People
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Old 09-15-2008, 02:28 PM   #8
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Just love that little Orillia town. We stopped off there on our way back down from Huntsville where we attended a wedding.
The Opera House in Orillia was the big highlight and several of the very friendly staff were on hand there to greet us and chat about all things Lightfoot. The inside part of the hall was undergoing some work so we just hung out in the lobby for a bit and took a few pics. Will try and send them along asap.
That part of the country has got to be the most beautiful place anywhere. The leaves were just starting to show the very first vestiges of autumn and just deep breathing the air delivers a most joyous sensation. Could live and die there easily. It's where the peaceful waters flow that's for sure. Cheers, Ron J.
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:44 PM   #9
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sounds good, i actually hadn't been to orillia sis's in 8 years, overdue

well, that store must be near the roadway and now we know where the stolen signage ended up, lol....yeah, nice display

....footnote: jr had 1st day of skool today and 1st sleepover this past rainy weekend...he and his pals are Rainy Day little People
Well let me know when you're heading Rama way..

Look at that little Harrison soaking up the rain into his trousers!
lol
'twas a rainy day when Lisa started KG back in 1991 -not Junior KG tho..
and therein lies the diff between the sexes...no absorbing the puddles for her!
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #10
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sounds good, i actually hadn't been to orillia sis's in 8 years, overdue


Well let me know when you're heading Rama way..
sure...but if my current pattern persists, the next trip should be around 2016, lol

THAT is one CUTE pic! what a wonderful outfit and stunning hair...thx for sharing, cw!
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:48 PM   #11
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sure...but if my current pattern persists, the next trip should be around 2016, lol

THAT is one CUTE pic! what a wonderful outfit and stunning hair...thx for sharing, cw!

Well we don't have to go to your sisters if that's what's stopping you!
lol
hells bells man we could get some baked goods and sit by the water all day!

Of course that would be BEFORE the snow flies...
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