Night Music: She’s Not There

April 20, 2020


The epitome of mid-60s performance-based (under produced) pop.

Another One Bites The Dust

April 20, 2020

The number of virus victims among the Drive’s businesses has grown by at least one:


Mark’s Pet Shop at 1875 Commercial has been a part of the Drive community since 1987. It will be missed.

It joins Cabrito, Federico’s Supper Club, and Stormcrow Tavern as businesses announcing their closure in the last few weeks, and the first that is not a restaurant-type. These losses are already too many but we are likely to see many more as the weeks pass.

Finally, I notice that the Miscellany thrift store at 1029 Commercial is completely boarded up and with no sign saying it is temporary. Fingers crossed it is just for security.

Grandview 20th April 1920

April 20, 2020

Province” 19200420, p.19

This house was built near the end of 1910 on a building permit valued at $1,066.  It was offered for sale at $7,000 in the summer of 1911. It was owned by James and Rena Taylor from 1911 to 1920 or 1921, and they housed several lodgers.  The owners, from at least 1921, were William and Laura Hinch. Widow Hinch sold up and moved to the US in 1930.


All previous Grandview 1920 clippings

Poem: Redress

April 20, 2020



we drifted back

through the apartment,

retracing our twin trails

of panties and socks

sweaters and jeans

boots and belts


until we were

as we were



To Everyone Celebrating 420 Today …

April 20, 2020

… have a great day, even though we can’t gather together!