Category Archives: News, Information & Events

This is the place to look for happenings here in Port Loring and surrounding areas. Also any news, events, pictures and things that you folks send me will be put in this category along with what ever I come up with.

What’s Happening On June 26/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another nice looking day so far here in Port Loring, Ontario. The sun is shinning accompanied by a light breeze that is coming in from the South, South West. The temperature getting out of bed was quite nice, sitting at 21.8 C | 71.24 F. A great day for doing almost anything, if you’re up to it. My suggestion is, take advantage of the days you can do things and enjoy them to the fullest. Myself, and my wife in spite of not being in the greatest health at the moment is trying hard to make the best of things. Yesterday I didn’t do hardly anything but sit in the shade, giving this old body a rest and chatting to a few folks that dropped by our store. Actually, we had a real good day yesterday with folks dropping by. And I would like to thank all those that did. Truth be told, most of our customers for the past few days, were locals, which was sure nice to see. I suspect, though, the out-of-towners will be dropping by in July and August, which will be nice also. New faces, new ideas brings new life. Or so they say. After two years of being closed, any faces to my wife and I, is a real treat.

Highway 522 is becoming real busy these days with cars, campers moving up and down the highway. I am thinking, in spite of the gas prices, people are fed up with staying at home and are yearning for the country. And I can’t say I blame them one bit. I am hoping that I get better soon, so I can do some fishing with my old fishing buddy Barry this summer. I miss our time together. He did drop by the other day to see how I was doing, and we had a great chat. Made my day, actually.

On another note, my wife has been picking fresh vegetables from our garden for the past few days. Lettuce of all kinds, along with some real nice Kale. If there is anyone that would like some, feel free to drop by, and you can have some. We hate to see it go to waste, as we have more than we can eat. Our tomatoes I see has some small ones starting, so I am thinking in a month we should be having our first tomato sandwich. I am hoping I am able to eat them, as I sure like them. Our decade old pumpkins that my Grandfather had that my Dad gave me a long time ago, are growing leaps and bounds, so it will be interesting to see if they produce a pumpkin or two. Sometimes they only grow leaves. And these pumpkins seeds, being over a 100 years old, I don’t rightly know what to expect. Time will tell. I also found some old sunflower seeds that my Grandfather had, which I planted. They are just starting, so we will see how they make out in the coming days.

With that I am off to see if I can eat a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is preparing for me and will then retire to the front porch.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening On May 19/2022

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. We did have some showers through the night, but the good news is we didn’t have any more frost. Not that I had my vegetable garden planted yet, mind ya. I was going to plant it today, but the way things are going weather wise, I think it’s best to wait for one more week. The way our weather is looking, anything is possible at the moment. Hmm … something like the world is right at the moment.

Highway 522 is slow today caused by the weather not being so good and the price of gas, and the uncertainty of what is happening in our country. I suspect economy wise, things are going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Hate to think that way, but that is the way it is.

On another note. I took my car in, so Kerry could install a wheel bearing yesterday. It was quite a job for sure, being rusted solid. But he got it done. It is a lot quieter now, running up and down the highway. Always something these days it seems with things going wrong. But it is cheaper than buying a new car, that’s for sure. We also managed to get our grass cut for the first time this year. Sure looks nice out there now. The first time is the hardest, after that things get a touch easier. A touch, I say. Ha ha.

Today I think if the rain holds off I will plant my potatoes as they are underground. The frost won’t bother them any. I also have some grass seeding to do in some spots. Between them two things and what ever else pops up it should look after my day.

With that, I am off for a bowl of porridge this morning that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to work. That is, if it doesn’t rain. Doesn’t look all that good out there at the moment. Stay safe. GW

The Walters Post, always striving to bring out the truth.

A glass of wine.

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine and those who don’t and are always seen with a bottle of water in their hand:

As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.
In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) – bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop annually.
However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and fermenting.
Remember:
Water = Poop,
Wine = Health
Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of …..

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I’m doing it as a public service.

Our Home Is Not For Sale!

I would also like to mention here this morning … That our home IS NOT FOR SALE. What happened was:. Some outfit in Spain has it on their website saying it is for sale, with pictures and everything, when it isn’t and there is no way we can get them to take it down without paying them, and you know as well as I do … that paying them isn’t the answer. I tried everything but they won’t do it.

They say it takes all kinds in this world of ours. I say this is one kind that we can do without. Anyway, I would appreciate it if you would spread the word. Ruth and I are very happy right where we are. Thanks and have a great day. GW

Randy Booth

First off, this morning, Ruth and I were so sad Io hear, that we lost a very good friend the other day. Randy Booth. He was a great man. I got to know Randy through his brother Kerry, and over the years we became friends with the family. I hunted with him and enjoyed his humour when ever we got together. There wasn’t a year that went by that he didn’t drop by our home for a visit, where we shared some memories, experiences and laughter. He was a one of a kind guy. Our condolences go out to all the Booth family.

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