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Don some golden gloves, and make someone happy

Jim Pappas
CJNU

In my elementary years I attended Laura Secord School on Wolseley Avenue. In grade six I had a classroom teacher called Blanche Coxworth. She was an amazing teacher, very committed to her students and giving them as much passion as she possessed.

One thing she taught us has stayed with me all my life. Every day before we began the school day we all had to put on our “golden gloves”, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Such a simple concept, yet it seems to have eluded many people in our world today. Continue reading Don some golden gloves, and make someone happy

In fashion, everything old is new again

By Barbra and Jim Pappas

With a wealth of fashion history between the two of us, you can well imagine that the subject of fashion is still alive in our daily discussions. Both of us had extensive careers in this world of glamor and glitz, Jim as a buyer and merchandise manager for several stores including Eaton’s and Mannequin and Barbra as a model and fashion co-ordinator for many years. We approach fashion now as observers, and one of our observations lately is that “everything old is new again”. The world demands change in order to create a need for what is new, and we have lived long enough to assess this and perhaps even be amused by it. Continue reading In fashion, everything old is new again

Sorting it all out

Jim Pappas CJNU
Jim Pappas
CJNU

Give, while you’re around to see your family enjoy your treasures.

We have just been through 10 weeks of sorting out about 75 years of living for a family member. We thought it was an easy task but it turned out to be much more convoluted and difficult than we had imagined. After all, there was so much history and so much to sort through. Continue reading Sorting it all out

The old values deliver a good life

Jim Pappas CJNU
Jim Pappas
CJNU

“A sense of entitlement” – this phrase seems to pop up with great regularity lately, and there are many examples of people to whom it applies. It seems a whole subculture of people were raised with expectations and demands that far exceed their importance in life. They treat others with disdain; they make demands, give very little of themselves and have few manners. Continue reading The old values deliver a good life