Thoughts as sum­mer ap­proaches

Wiarton Echo - - NEWS -

ump trucks are busy bees on the roads. The year was 1920 that a man from New Brunswick in­vented a “dump truck.” Robert Mawhin­ney was a Cana­dian who in­vented the cre­ation. It was a “dump truck” that had a box fit­ted with a mast, cable and winch that lifted the front end of the box to make the “dump.” Up to this time it was man and shovel to do the load and un­load.

Egg car­ton, light bulbs, peanut but­ter and in­sulin are just a few more Cana­dian in­ven­tions.

Did you know that your fin­ger­nails are a re­flec­tion of your health? Fin­ger­nails take 6-9 months to com­plete the nail. A fin­ger­nail has the his­tory les­son of an adult’s med­i­cal his­tory.

At this time of year out come the bird books to iden­tify dif­fer­ent birds that might be new to the area or mi­grat­ing through. It is one of the gifts to us to en­joy the songs and them be­ing so busy hunt­ing for food or check­ing out if they are re­turn­ing to start build­ing their homes in the same crotch of the tree or the bird house that was built for them. If you build bird­houses re­mem­ber to drill air cir­cu­la­tion holes in them.

An­other book to read and reread is those cook­books. The first dessert of rhubarb has been had and such an easy fruit for the mi­crowave. And re­mem­ber it goes great with ice cream (I pre­fer Chap­man’s).

I also like to but­ter my tea bis­cuits with but­ter as well. Gay Lea Foods - which makes but­ter among other prod­ucts, now has a new logo as they cel­e­brate 60 years of busi­ness this year. Their slo­gan is “Born on the Farm.” Re­mem­ber if it isn’t some form of agri­cul­ture there would be no foods to nour­ish the body.

Googling is great but that book or pa­per held in your hands can be con­sid­ered com­fort “foods.”

Elec­tions are up­com­ing and it is im­por­tant to vote. You can’t com­plain oth­er­wise. Let us hope that the nasty re­marks are elim­i­nated and one of the Ten Com­mand­ments - “Do unto oth­ers as you would have them do unto you” is re­mem­bered.

In­ter­est­ing read­ing the cal­en­dars how there is now a hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion each month. It is also the be­gin­ning of yard sales. What a great way of re­cy­cling and giv­ing.

Last year Canada had so many won­der­ful “birth­day” par­ties. This year the themes are cen­tred on the “Royal Wed­ding.” It will be a great de­light to see all the fas­ci­na­tors that will be worn and the China tea par­ties.

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