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Grand Bend, Ontario

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This was a family cottage for his children and grandchildren. By all accounts the gatherings there were full of fun and laughter. My cousin Robert remembers coming to the cottage for the summer from Toronto and seeing a large galvanized tub full of ice and beer waiting in the kitchen. My father brought many of his old high school friends for weekends. On one occasion he, and others who were members of London Flying Club, flew into the Grand Bend Airport with the intention of attending a dance at the Lakeview Casino dance hall. My dad and his party were refused admission because the women were in slacks and the men had no ties or suit jackets, quite against the dress code of the Casino. A bit of charm from the women who claimed they could not climb into the aircraft in a dress persuaded the doorman to let them in.


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