Archive for the ‘Olde School’ Category

A Pinch Of Tobacco

Posted: 18th November 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Olde School, Photography
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100 years ago we looked forward to the simpler things in life.  A nice smoke after a lovely meal, a clean-shaven face and the smell of aftershave, and…  well, we’ll save the last one for last.  It’s been awhile since last we visited the Metchosin School House Museum and explored all the wonderful treasures on […]

Toys! Toys! Toys!

Posted: 6th May 2013 by Mrs. Toad in Olde School, Photography
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“When I am grown to man’s estate I shall be very proud and great.  And tell the other girls and boys not to meddle with my toys!” – Robert Louis Stevenson If you believe roller skates should have keys, made a game of picking up wooden sticks with painted ends, created endless works of art with the […]

History is like a scavenger hunt.  It rarely presents itself in any sort of tidy and immediately appreciable way, choosing rather to leave its prints scattered in every direction of possibility.  As if someone took the whole story, tore it up into tiny pieces and released it into the air, to be carried by the currents […]

Put on your dancing shoes, walk a mile in my shoes, and for goodness’ sake, don’t step on them, especially if they happen to be made of blue suede!  It amazes me how many ways we find to pay homage to the simple shoe.  Sure, they keep your flippers warm and dry, and I’ll be the first […]

Have you ever wondered what people did for entertainment 100 years ago?  Back then, there was no such thing as 697 channels to choose from, as a matter of fact there was no TV!  There, I said it.  I know it’s near impossible to believe, but trust me friends, it’s true.  Today, there’s almost a […]

Today’s communication devices often come with advanced forms of interfaces, allowing the user to take more than one call at the same time, and in many cases send photos and videos while on a call.  This might come as an absolute shock to some, but this wasn’t always the case.  In today’s world you could […]

Letters Home

Posted: 31st December 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Olde School, Photography
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There is just something special about receiving an envelope, especially when it comes from friends or family.  Whether the words were handwritten or carefully clicked out on a typewriter these notes were always a highlight, an extraordinary treasure to cherish.  Today’s modern age finds us sending notes like this digitally, and as a result something […]

If you were to describe a school in contemporary language, you would undoubtedly use words that together paint a very different picture than if you were to ask someone from a hundred years ago to do the same.  Gigantic, multi-storied buildings that house hundreds of students every day, with miles of endless corridors dotted with a multitude […]