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Old 12-09-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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relatives were checking out Orillia retirement offerings and came upon this one

http://9westmount.com/pageSuites.html

if you click on the right "Lightfoot" selection you can see the layout

I wondered what what furnishings/decor/etc would make this truly Lightfootesque? I was thinking a Boathouse should be closeby

also, I surely know of Leacock and a few Canuck explorers listed plus Tudhope rings a bell but wasn't sure if the other Room namesakes were other well-to-do locals?
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Err Um well before I studied the brochure I had figured out that the suite could and should feature seven paintings of Islands and looking at the plan there are conveniently 7 rooms each of which could have an island painting
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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that's the stuff, John!

and an actual window view of a peaceful Christian Island would top it off nicely...but in reality I think Hwy 11 (aka Yonge St.) is what you'd hear, lol
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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the Lightfoot bedroom awaits you, Pam, lol
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:52 AM   #5
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I remember several years ago on a drive around Orillia and seeing the different 'senior residences' in the area and telling the kids that I could stay in a nice place up there when I get old as long as it was facing the water and was painted a nice soft yellow..
lol
if i could remember where it faced that would be a bonus..

The Lightfoot suite at 1220 sq.ft. is a nice size..2br.and 2 full baths..nice..
amazing price for all the way up there tho..sheesh..
Orillia gets way tooooo much winter for me...

not sure what I'd want in the suite other than a guitar and Lightfoot himself..
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:20 AM   #6
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really great work, Pam

I've seen that those canoe shelve units have become quite popular but i've never seen one in any shade of yellow as of yet
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:49 AM   #7
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Yikes!!!.... Seniors like canoes should be allowed to grow old with dignity.
Sadly journeys by both are far too short and inevitably will end...
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:02 AM   #8
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A miniature train set for "The Canadian Railroad Trilogy." Great thread jj !
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:01 PM   #9
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thanks, jjo! and great addition....how about adding THE freighter?
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:14 PM   #10
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Thanks Pam, Planter or Bookshelf I guess are not so bad, but I'd rather see the craft on a body of water. Retirees aren't dead yet! Let them canoe!! It'll keep them young. Seniors should be able to canoe Peaceful Waters to get to The Bend In The Water and catch a Rainbow Trout for supper?

.........someone has to do it!......I'm going to add 'Cobwebs & Dust' to the suite. You can take up cleanliness issues with the head nurse Susan. Ya know, 'Up On Susan's Floor'..

Hmmm, now there's a thread we should start up. Everyone contribute a few paragraphs and we could write a 'Lightfoot' soap opera!, Psstt, Oh, Linda, did you hear about Old Dan and Susan - Susan said Dan isn't the Same Old Lover Man after she told him "you were Talking In Your Sleep!" Had it out next morning over their Second Cup Of Coffee... He told her "That's What You Get For Lovin' Me", but you didn't hear that from me, 'cause I'm Not Sayin'.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:34 PM   #11
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and yeah jj I like the canoe for a bookshelf rather than a planter
Okay, but we have to decorate the grounds also. How about one of those giant ceramic frogs ? A touch of Uncle Toad.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:21 AM   #12
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a keg of Blackberry wine would be good..
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:05 PM   #13
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retired people like a glass of wine too!
lol
and these places aren't just for those over 65..it's not a 'seniors home'..
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my grandmother lived in a building that was for 'retired' folks..omigoodness..the shenanigans that went on..it was non-stop activities/events/outings..
1 man to about 10 women..oh yeah..we're talking shenanigans..it was like high school all over again!
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:22 PM   #14
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How about a small engraved placard above the doorbell ringer button that reads "Is There Anyone Home".
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:07 PM   #15
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Most retirement and senior housing/communities around here are 55+. My mother moved into a retirement community when she was in her mid-50's.

I can't recall how many apartments are where my uncle is (100?)- but I've only ever seen one other guy there besides him. He finally did meet someone he liked and they have been an item for well over a year. It's more like a dorm atmosphere there! sans the alcohol though I know my uncle does like a glass of wine now and again. Oh yeah -plenty of activities to keep them busy and when my son and I visit, we'll often end up shooting a few games of pool.
The seniors chronic care place my uncle was at let him have his own beer fridge..with beer!
The buildings for older folks whose families are grown and gone are bought or rented out and there are no restrictions on their lifestyles..perhaps in a gov.run seniors home there are rules such as no alcohol. generally those places are for older folks who are ill tho..more like long term care but not in a hospital..
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not sure what I'd want in the suite other than a guitar and Lightfoot himself..
I snipped down your quote box to the part I thought particularly funny .......

Those two things, in maybe 3 years or so from what GL says, may be available...lol...

But...
Your additional overhead in your budget of the Learjet & pilot, alimony/palimony that puts a dent in him...& the sailboats, etc might run you a bit of green....lol....then of course there's the band... they are glued for life out of loyalty,...they might very well, whenever Gord made an overture to you, Rick could cut in with a nice lead acoustic artistic riff, but then sometimes when Gord has something to say that he maybe forgot about or something, Rick would forever be standing in the corner with a dropping bass note to punctuate what ever the OH GOD thing Gord brings up he ..sorta forgot about.... that we all forget about sometimes, like that darn check to the Amazon Fund.....neerm goes the bass in the backgroud while you re calling out "allRIGHT eNOUGH of the soundtrack fellas" lol it might get crowded.. snicker
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How about a small engraved placard above the doorbell ringer button that reads "Is There Anyone Home".
lol GOOD ONE Ron....after it reads : 'Is There Anyone Home' it could add in todays eco-and-energy-efficient-frenzy - "In This Suite Warmed by re-cycled seat-cushion Polyurethane Foam" and now that Sean Connery is retired from movies, and only doing expensive photo-shoots for Rolex manly-man watches, wearing new 2 - $3,000 men's clothing outfits in GQ etc., new but made to look worn out, he very well might be next door adding "I think I Hearrrd, Someone Shtirrr, Not Shake'.......
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Okay, but we have to decorate the grounds also. How about one of those giant ceramic frogs ? A touch of Uncle Toad.
clever! although i do find garden/lawn characters disturbing...especially little men holding lanterns, flamingos and gnomes...poor uncle toad, lol
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:49 AM   #19
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a salute to seniors!

come to think it, the one on the right applies to me if you change the Sleeping section to Commuting, lol
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:49 PM   #20
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Yes well previous suggestions are what they are, but as this is a retirement suite I can't help thinking that our retiring hero
(perish the thought), after a very hard workout at the Jim or riding his customised bicycle

No doubt wearing his cistomised Adjustable AluminIum Heel Supports

would not be able to firstly have a satisfying quench of his customised beer

So having removed his customised footwear

He would settle for a relaxing bath washing himself with his customised soap

and possibly amuse himself with his customised soapy duck


before finally retiring to bed surrounded by his customised bedding

It is simply amazing what you can find using Google Image Search instead of a regular Google Web Search!! I even found a parallel universe featuring a duplicate GL website by Val at:-
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:03 PM   #21
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Canadian actor Christopher Plummer tunred 79 yesterday--no thoughts of retiring for him!
Gord has several years more to write his biography if Plummer wrote his in his late 70's !!

ALSO = "Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke-83, John Davidson-67, Ted Nugent-60, Morris Day-52, Steve Buscemi-51, Jamie Foxx-41”
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Canadian actor Christopher Plummer tunred 79 yesterday--no thoughts of retiring for him!
Gord has several years more to write his biography if Plummer wrote his in his late 70's !!

ALSO = "Happy Birthday Dick Van Dyke-83, John Davidson-67, Ted Nugent-60, Morris Day-52, Steve Buscemi-51, Jamie Foxx-41
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LOL!! - I won't tell Jenney..lol

I thought the same of the sheets. I'd rather any colour than blue..
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:46 AM   #24
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Cover your eyes, Jenney!!! Don't read this! lol
oops, are you serious? lol

i didn't see anything like that at her website...i thought she was mainly into musical handbags

when i was young there was a friend who had a mother who was always working in the basement painting or glazing those large cement elves or whatever...if ever he and his mom would go upstairs for something i would be close behind...i surely would not be found down there alone...years later we were teens and came home late all tipsy...i fell over one on the lawn and was out like a light for a long few seconds...when i came to, there were two gnomes staring at me wearing grins....real teen horror flick material i tell ya...agh

i think the little lantern guys are no longer politically correct, no?

we have distant neighbours with those pink cranes...i suppose they could eventually grow on you, lol...oh well, no offense intended, jr

you know, even those bobbleheads can get creepy...ok, i'm phobic

when is there gonna be a Gord bobblehead? and a Haynes one also, lol
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:02 AM   #25
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ok, i have clearly messed up, lol

i do love that pic of Jenney (i know when it's time to suck up )


hmm, it's a bit hard top make out the cover print:

"Jenney of Connecticut shows off her flamingos

New Jersey Nudists Bare All"

...my US geography's poor...are these separate headlines? lol
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