Saturday, April 23, 2011

Remember the Old Laura Secord Easter Eggs...........(tonnage in a box) -lol

          Remember these (instant cavity & tonnage) Easter Eggs ,they were the sweetest of them all,and they were always a 'good find' on Easter Sunday. (they were the expensive ones too) ......How did our parents afford buying all those treats for each of us kids.?

Have a good easter everyone,although I doubt I even see a chocolate egg these days,kids all grown up & all that.But you guys with young kids or grand kids will be indulging won't you? lol--Right Winston ?.............hahahahaha

 

 

17 comments:

Les F said...

Do you remember the Laura Secord store n Wellington just past Woolworths five & dime ,same side of Wellinton btwn: Church Av & Hickson about midblock I think it was...?
.Cheers !! HF&RV

Les F said...


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cheers !! HF&RV~~~~~~~~~

Robin Turner said...

Where I live in Oakville Ont. Laura Secord sets up temporary booths in the malls and they sell these yummy eggs. I wait until after Easter when they reduce the prices before I buy them. If you want to know where the cavities are in your teeth, just eat one of these eggs. Guaranteed to find them all.
HF&RV
Robin

Les F said...

......That's the truth...........hahahaha Cheers !! HF&RV

Jean-Marie Hachey said...

Hi Les !

Yes, I well remember Laura Secord at 4007 Wellington St.
On the South side (4008 Wellington), who remember « Verdun Bowling and Billiards Academy »

… and many other addresses of 1950 …

http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/lovell/src/1950/4.Annuaire_montr%E9alais_des_rues/W/110773_1950_0636.pdf


Happy Easter to you and all VC2 members.


JMH

Les F said...

Yes, JMH I remember that bowling alley & billiard hall. When we were kids it was a great adventure to go into that spot. A real classic bowling alley ,with pin boys to replace the pins before automated ball returns.. I liked that building .
It's funny it's you that responded here with a post, as I was just on the BNQ site looking for Laura Secord images etc etc , & I came across this old building in Chicoutami Hamel's Pharmacy which sold Laura Secord products at one time. It's a very old building ,but I wonder if it is still standing ? I know you live in Chicoutami now ,so i thought you may know?




Titre, Dates, Quantité
Chicoutimi - Pharmacie Hamel . - 1925
- 1 photographie(s) : négatif sur pellicule

Portée et contenu
Vue extérieure de la pharmacie Hamel qui est une succursale de la Pharmacie Chicoutimi. Le docteur Hamel y pratiquait sa profession. En 1942, la pharmacie Hamel devient dépositaire des produits Laura Secord. L'édifice de gauche abrite le barbier Arthur Morin au rez-de-chaussée.
Réf: Les renseignements proviennent du volume Nos souvenirs prennent vitrines.

Une autre source identifie l'immeuble comme étant l'ancien magasin Steel's. Il précise que l'édifice de gauche abrite au rez-de-chaussée la Boucherie Idéale et à l'étage le logement de J.A. Gagnon.

Réf: Les renseignements proviennent du volume Chicoutimi, 150 ans d'images .
..Cheers !! HF&RV

Les F said...

Here are a few Laura Secord shots & onfo from her heroics warning of an impending American attack on a British Fort....she was married to a British Empire Loyalist.


.....now this next shot shows that Laura Secord once had delivery trucks ( this is a little before my time ......you can tell by the necktie......lol)


These next two are simply commemorative statues in the Drummond Hill Cemetary in Niagara Falls




................and there you have it .........Happy Easter to Everyone ,HF&RV

Les F said...

Hey I wonder if this is the same J.A.Gagnon that opened a store on Wellington Street in Verdun (same block we are speaking aboutm now) right at Church & Wellington .....Coincidence ?


HF&RV

Les F said...

Coincidence 24 beers in a case.........24 hours in a day ?? lol HF&RV

Les F said...

Just recv'd these in an email: Something to show your kids....






Injected eggs with food colouring creates this effect,the chicks return to their normal color / colour eventually,...........if they don't end up as an omlette ...or McNuggett YIKES !@!
Thanks for the email, (the McNugget thoughts were mine of course).....hahahaha
Cheers !! HF&RV

Jean-Marie Hachey said...

An interesting site to visit on Easter :

Eggs Curves

http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/eggcurves.htm


JMH

Les F said...

It is amazing how strong that shape actually is from end to end (or top to bottom as it were)

JMH did you recognize the Pharmacie Hamel building in the photo above,or has it long since been replaced ? The one in Chicoutami ,the photo was taken around 1925,

..........................................................HF&RV.....................................................

Les F said...

NEW California

Verdun Fine Chocolate And gifts
540 South Coast Hwy. #106
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Portland

Verdun Fine Chocolate And gifts
421 NW 10th AVE
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503.525.9400
Fax: 503-525.9402

Verdun Chocolates & Fine Gifts (oddly enough neither of them in Verdun PQ or even Canada for that matter)
but for Winston .....there's one of these stores not that far from you: just across the river a bit.and into that other state.
http://www.verdunchocolates.com/index.htm checkout the font on the V looks just like the one we use here....... anywa it's easter & that means chocoalte time & it has the Verdun monicker so hence the mention............. HF&RV

Les F said...

NEW California

Verdun Fine Chocolate And gifts
540 South Coast Hwy. #106
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Portland

Verdun Fine Chocolate And gifts
421 NW 10th AVE
Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503.525.9400
Fax: 503-525.9402

Verdun Chocolates & Fine Gifts (oddly enough neither of them in Verdun PQ or even Canada for that matter)
but for Winston .....there's one of these stores not that far from you: just across the river a bit.and into that other state.
http://www.verdunchocolates.com/index.htm checkout the font on the V looks just like the one we use here....... anywa it's easter & that means chocoalte time & it has the Verdun monicker so hence the mention............. HF&RV

carole roach said...

There were 5 of us kids so we never got Laura Secord. We did get our fill of chocolate bunnies, chickens, sugar eggs, & the eggs where your name was drawn on with icing. Easter was always a happy memory for me.

Les F said...

That in itself is a pretty cool memory......Thanks for sharing: Cheers !! HF&RV

Diane Roberts said...

Always lots of chocolate bunnies and easter eggs at our home on 3rd Ave...hence the chubby little girl!
Still have the easter egg hunt every year with the grandkids...something transported from Canada.