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Oh Canada.....*sniff*

Cactus Flower
July 31st, 2004, 11:00 AM
I gotta tell ya, reading all of these references to Canada (especially on the "Tell All " thread) is making me all mushy and watery inside.

I LOVE New Mexico, don't get me wrong. But you all keep thrusting me down memory lane (born in Newmarket Ontario, lived also in Keswick, Aurora and Toronto).

Please allow me to purge a bit here. It might be good for me.

I miss (in order of importance):

STOMPIN TOM CONNORS
Ketchup Potato Chips
All the way-cool blues clubs on Queen Street, Toronto
Lake Simcoe
The letter "Zed" (no such thing here in the states)
Butter Tarts
Being able to get vinegar for my fish in a restaurant
Did I mention Stompin Tom Connors?
The word "chesterfield"
The R.V park in Lindsay
Skidoo rides
Stompin Tom Connors
The river in Keswick
Davis Drug on Davis street, Newmarket (wonder if it's still there)
The GREAT shoppes on Yonge street, downtown Toronto
Craven A menthol lights
Stompin Tom Connors

I don't know if I feel better or worse now LOL :( :) :( :confused:
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Lucky Rescue
July 31st, 2004, 11:19 AM
You miss Stompin' Tom?????? :eek: :eek:

Here's a few things to help you get over your homesickness.

Minus 25 degree weather.
Shovelling
Ankle deep slush and wet frozen toes
10 months of winter and two months of mosquitoes
Freezing rain
Taxes
Taxes
Taxes
and
TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't you feel better now? :D

Bill & Bob
July 31st, 2004, 11:49 AM
Ah LR, but Canada has so many diverse climates as well.....Here in Vancouver it's been sunny and hot for a few months now. Very little rain. However we're going to pay for it with a huge burn season that's already much worse than last years inferno.
Ah taxes...What can we say, we're gluttons for punishment. We keep asking for it and they keep giving it to us.
Cactus, you're kidding that you can't get butter tarts down there right? No ketchup chips either? Wow. Who would have thunk it.
Here's a little something to perk you up.

Hello out there we're on the air, it's hockey night tonight....

Ohhhhhh, the good old hockey game, it's the best game you can name, and the best game you can name is the good old hockey game.

Sorry, I can't remember all the lyrics. I'm so glad that old Tom is still stompin' around arenas across the land.

You'll be happy to know that Don Cherry just had his contract renewed for next year on Hockey Night in Canada as well.

Eh?

Luba
July 31st, 2004, 12:27 PM
Thats very funny!

Come on back home then :D

If you need some more encouragement go watch Farenheit 911 or however they spell it ;)

Pretty here
Oh so pretty! ;)

Cactus Flower
July 31st, 2004, 12:46 PM
You folks are hilarious!


Nope, no butter tarts. Not kidding. And No ketchup chips, either. I've been in ketchup-chip-withdrawl for years now, and it aint' purty.
And YES, I miss Stompin Tom.

Hello out there, we're on the air
It's Hockey night tonight
Tension grows, the whistle blows
And the puck goes down the ice

The goalie jumps and the players bump
The fans all go insane
Someone roars, "Bobby scores!"
At the good old Hockey game

Oh! The good old Hockey game
Is the best game you can name
And the best game you can name
Is the good old Hockey game!........................

(Thanks Bill & Bob!)

sammiec
July 31st, 2004, 12:49 PM
CACTUS!! LOL, trailer park in Lindsay!?!? I lived in Lindsay during college. I can't say that there's much about it that I miss - well, except the York...LOL

Lady_Eleven
August 27th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Nope, no butter tarts. Not kidding. And No ketchup chips, either. I've been in ketchup-chip-withdrawl for years now, and it aint' purty.


There are no Ketchup chips there? How very strange - what kind do they have there? Someone will have to send you a Canadian Care Package lol. I know someone from England that gets care packages sent here because she misses certain things there that they don't have here.

Cactus Flower
August 27th, 2004, 05:08 PM
American flavors:

Sour Creme n' Onion
Barbeque
Salt n' Vinegar (This was added only in the last decade)


Oooooooooooooooooh I would PAY for a carton of ketchup potato chips!

Sneaky2006
August 27th, 2004, 05:09 PM
I can't believe you have no Ketchup chips there, we have them here. They are my husbands all time favorite snack, ever! He does go through withdrawls too, only after a week!
Edited: Our Dollar store even has them!!! I can send you some!!!

Lady_Eleven
August 27th, 2004, 05:14 PM
Oooooooooooooooooh I would PAY for a carton of ketchup potato chips!

Hm, I wonder if you can order directly from a company like Humpty Dumpty or Pringles (etc.) and have them sent to you? Send them an e-mail explaining the situation and maybe they'll do it. I know the my friends mother used to really like these light brand cooler drinks and they stoped making them - so she wrote the company to try and see if there was anywhere with some last supplies left, and they sent her 4 or 5 cases - all for free!

Delirium
August 27th, 2004, 05:25 PM
Try Lays too. I checked the HD and Lays websites but don't see any online ordering. You'll have to call.

Ketchup is my favourite flavour also. However, Lays has a wicked new flavour out: sea salt and pepper. Everyone go try it, its bloody awesome.

Dee

coonlover
August 27th, 2004, 05:34 PM
Lets all pitch in and send cactus flower a canuck care package..some ketchup chips, craven a's and and some butter tarts... with or without raisins?

iRONKNiGHT
August 27th, 2004, 07:12 PM
I miss
Ketchup Potato Chips

Funny you should mention Ketchup Potato Chips
i am always crossing the border and whenever i'm in New York i always get
Herr's Potato chips.. i find it to be the BEST Potato chips out there..

http://www.store.yahoo.com/herrsnacksgifts/ke55ozba.html

Writing4Fun
August 27th, 2004, 07:47 PM
I used to work with a guy from California who grew up in Ontario. Whenever he came to Toronto on business trips, he'd always buy HUGE theatre-sized bags of Smarties, because you apparently can't get those in CA. Is that true??

iRONKNiGHT
August 27th, 2004, 08:05 PM
I used to work with a guy from California who grew up in Ontario. Whenever he came to Toronto on business trips, he'd always buy HUGE theatre-sized bags of Smarties, because you apparently can't get those in CA. Is that true??

W4F that's true :) whenever i crossborder that's the only Item i MUST bring!
you cant get it in the US.. but i'd take M&Ms almond's over our Smarties any day *i feel like a traitor LOL .. come and get me :p

Luba
August 27th, 2004, 09:56 PM
Serviettes anyone LOL ? :p

Cflat
August 27th, 2004, 10:04 PM
Tillsonburg.... Tillsonburg
My back still aches when I hear that word...

Its Bud the Spud
from the bright red mud
Rolling down the highway smiling

There's lalallala (drawing a blank humm along)
on the back of Bud's rig
they're from Prince Edward Island...
They're from Prince Edward Island...

I'm in Peterborough, not far from Lindsay and when I was little we lived in New Brunswick.
I love Ketchup chips. Pretty sure we could send you some.
I got "over ranched" in Texas this summer. Man they LOVE their ranch!

BamaRama
August 27th, 2004, 10:11 PM
Apparently you can't get Coffee Crisp in the states either! How horrendous. :)

But, there are some things you can get on the east coast of canada that you can't get in BC or Alberta--For instance, my favorite snack, Humpty Dumpty's Ringolos. You can't get those on the West coast! Or, anything Humpty Dumpty for that matter.

But, on the EAST coast, you can't get Old Dutch Potato chips anywhere East of Winnipeg...it's strange :)

Cactus Flower
August 28th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Sneaky My Friend....if you're serious, drop me a line. I would gladly cover your costs! I can't believe you have them in Pennsylvania! I've lived in Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, Vermont, ........etc etc. and NEVER seen ketchup potato chips in the U.S! You are so lucky!!!!!!!


C-flat- Thank you! I was singing along!

It's true, you can't get Smarties here.

Coonlover, you're a peach! That's a very sweet thought ((hugz)))

Calling the company is a good idea, too. Or writing them. But I could have sworn that they were Hostess brand. No more Hostess up there? Or is my memory failing?

BamaRama
August 28th, 2004, 07:44 AM
I'm pretty sure that all Hostess stuff were bought out by Lays, or something. I haven't seen Hostess in years either!

Cactus Flower
August 28th, 2004, 12:07 PM
Delirium, what is the name of the river in Keswick?

My brother sent me Ketchup potato chips ONCE. And butter tarts! They were gone in no time. My son and I fought over the last one. Big brother is not easy to get a hold of these days. Well, since we stopped talking... LOL...family feud!

The lady who used to babysit me is still a very close friend. We talk on the phone all the time. She lives in some town I wouldn't be able to spell if my life depended on it. Penetang-something-or-other. Maybe I should hit her up for some chips, when her finances improve. She's having a tough time of it at the moment.

I remember coming to the states, and going to McDonalds. I asked for vinegar for my fries.....and was met with perplexed looks and stifled giggles. They don't carry vinegar. People don't even put vinegar on fish here! Just lemon juice.

And Luba, there are no such things as "serviettes" here LOL. They are napkins.

I remember visiting the states as a kid. I once lost a spelling bee for saying "zed"- BUT I SPELLED THE WORD RIGHT, darnit! I spelled it right!
They had nooooo idea what zed was.

Terrie
August 28th, 2004, 05:01 PM
It's winter in Ontario
and the gentle breezes blow.
70 miles per hour at 52 below.
Oh how I love Ontario
When the snows up to your butt.
You take a breath of winter air
Your nose just freezes shut.
Yes the weather here is wonderful
I guess I'll hang around,
I could never leave Ontario
I'm frozen to the ground... :eek:


LQQKING forward to Winter ...............

Anybody for a Tim Horton's Coffee.... fresh hot ... oh my bad... they don't have that in the USA either :D

Cactus Flower
August 28th, 2004, 05:28 PM
Lol......... :D

Delirium
August 28th, 2004, 07:26 PM
Uh.....hrmmm....not sure of its name. I'll see if I can look it up.

Dee

Lady_Eleven
August 28th, 2004, 09:04 PM
The lady who used to babysit me is still a very close friend. We talk on the phone all the time. She lives in some town I wouldn't be able to spell if my life depended on it. Penetang-something-or-other.

Penetangshuine? (I think that's how you spell it) . It's cottage country pretty much - I haven't been there in a while, but the movies were dirt cheap to see - only $2.50 to get in when I was 15 years old.

Edited to say - Cactus, this should make you happy... check this site out (you can shop online here to get your favorite Canadian foods!)... http://www.canadianfavorites.com/

Lady_Eleven
August 28th, 2004, 09:06 PM
Anybody for a Tim Horton's Coffee.... fresh hot ... oh my bad... they don't have that in the USA either :D

Nice song Terrie lol. Btw, apparantly Tim Hortons has opened a few locations in USA :eek:

Cactus Flower
August 28th, 2004, 10:57 PM
LADY ELEVEN- Thank you for the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I'm so excited! It's opening in another window as we speak! Thank you thank you!

Edited to add: Yes, that's the name of her town :)

Cactus Flower
August 28th, 2004, 10:58 PM
They have RED ROSE TEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

raingirl
August 30th, 2004, 12:22 PM
But, on the EAST coast, you can't get Old Dutch Potato chips anywhere East of Winnipeg...it's strange

That's odd. I see them in Toronto in a couple of stores. And the place that makes them (the factory??) is right near the toronto airport.