Category Archives: toledo


Two of Dad’s loves were architecture and cars. One of the ways he put himself through college was to buy old cars that were being sold for a pittance, then fix them up and sell them for a big profit. You don’t want to know how many times I had to hear his speech about how the car companies are evil for making their cars impossible to fix on your own. (It’s not that I don’t agree with him, but after hearing the same speech…

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It’s all going away

Southwyck mall to close June 30 ( It’s amazing how every little detail of something like Dad’s death seemed to add just that much more pain to the ordeal. When I was young, Dad always took me out to a bunch of places on Saturday morning and afternoon, as soon as my morning cartoons ended. He called it "Adventures," and in retrospect he was probably doing Mom a favour by getting me out of the house for a while, but I probably did more bonding…

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