Category Archives: George’s Writers Corner

Great Spot to hear about anything and everything concerning writing. Also information on my books, book signings, speaking engagements and events that might be happening in and around our town.

Keep Turning Pages

Here is our latest Book called: Keep Turning Pages. Great book with over 100 Short stories. Reading for all ages. George & Ruth Walters have 7 books in total, with more in the works. ” All are Available”

George’s Other Book Titles Are:

One More Story

Join Me In The Garden

Moments In Time

Paths We Choose

Times Changin’

Natures Gateway To Health

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Humour for a cloudy day

Now don’t get to thinking that I am a religious feller as I surely am not but now and then something catches my eye that holds my interest. In doing so thought I would share.

A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said,” Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”

Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Walking Stick Flute

Here is a Flute that I made awhile back from a large root of a tree. It took a lot of work but when all said and done it turned out magnificent. I only had it in the store for a couple days when someone came in to buy it. It sold for over $500.00 which is a modest price for the work that went into it. I enjoy making them, but problems arise finding the right piece to make them out of. GW

Walking Stick Key of E Flute Completed, Tuned in a Pentatonic Scale.
Bringing the Flute to Life.
Walking Stick Flute
My Lovely Wife did the painting of the Red Tail Hawk.

Nice Place to Eat

So my lovely wife, my son Karl and I decided to go out for lunch the other day for my sons Birthday. Had a great night truth be told, and a great meal. We decided to try Lot 88 Steakhouse & Bar in North Bay. Which turned out to be quite good. I would recommend it to anyone that likes a great steak. The nice thing about it is that they serve it on a Laval rock so you can take your time and cook it to your perfection. That is what my son and my wife had, I had one of their famous Burgers and a tossed salad. It was fantastic also. We finished our meal with a nice bottle of Beringer White Zinfandel Wine slightly chilled. Then for desert we had a piece of Cheese cake with a drizzle of Chocolate. Life can’t get much better than that! GW





White Christmas Cactus

Well this Christmas Past we had our old Cactus produce some flowers. Just in time for Christmas too. So I thought I would share a picture or two with you. If you are a high tech person, another name for it is Schlumbergera. Myself I prefer Cactus, as I have always always said, if you can’t pronounce a word, don’t use it. GW

White Christmas Cactus Bloomed December 25/2018
Christmas Cactus,

Cold Morning

Well getting out of bed temperatures were sitting at -26.5 C | -15.7 F I have to say we sure have been having our share of cold weather. Some say. Hey! it’s winter time and you live here in the North. I say Hey! your right, but I don’t have to like it. Oh well warmer weather isn’t that far off. We are now heading off into February which is a short month. On another note my lovely wife and I have a lot of friends in Florida and they all have informed us that it hasn’t been that warm down there this winter thus far. So being that we were unable to go this year I don’t feel so bad. Well I had better go. I have to clean my driveway sometime today as I didn’t get to it yesterday with it being so windy and snowy. I did have a friend with his backhoe clean the end of my driveway out this morning, as there was a huge chunk of ice blocking a portion of it. That will make things much easier for me. Good to have friends in the right places. Have a great day and stay warm. GW

Severe Weather Alerts – Port Loring, Ontario

Extreme Cold Warning
Extreme Cold Warning in effect until 7:38 PM EST. Source: Environment Canada

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Extreme wind chill values near minus 40 to minus 45 continue this morning.

Wind chill values will moderate today. However windchill values near minus 40 are possible for northern portions tonight.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Watch for cold related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.

Pictures of Our Home In Port Loring Ontario, Canada

Thought I would share with you a few pictures taken this morning while I was out feeding the birds. Not that there are any birds out there this morning. I think they are smarter than I am.. Have a great day!

Our Home January 30/2019
Our Home January 30/2019
Downtown Port Loring, Highway 522 , January 30/2019
Our Trailer out by the road. Shows how high the snow is. January 30.2019

More Snow For Port Loring Ontario Canada

Well waking up once again we have more snow. Not as cold though, with temperatures sitting at -14.2 C | 6.44 F. It’s not the amount of snow that has fallen this time it is the drifting. In some spots our back of our house there are drifts two to three feet high. So I guess my snowblower will be getting another work out later on. I don’t figure it is worth the effort going out there at the moment, with the way the wind is blowing and snowing like it is. So I will wait till things clears up a touch. For all your weather information pertaining to Port Loring you can click the link below. The weather station has been running now for over six years logging data every 15 minutes not missing a day since it was put up. I would also like to thank all those that have helped in supporting it. Most are from out of town that have cottages in our area. It’s nice to see so many folks using it. With that I guess I will head off to the basement and put in another piece of wood in the wood furnace. It sure is nice having a good wood furnace as it keeps the house warm on the coldest day without any effort at all. It is nice to come into a warm home on a cold snowy day like today. Stay warm! GW

https://www.keepingnotes.com/weather-station/

Snowy Morning For Port Loring Ontario, Canada

Well lots more snow for us here in Port Loring. Waking up I would suspect we have another six inches or so. More in drifts up by my shop. Seems to gather there for some reason. I am thinking it does it on purpose just to aggravate me. I don’t mind the snow really other than having to clean things up after it is finished. But then again the snow blower makes short work of things so can’t complain. The only other thing about the not so good weather is when a person has to go to town for groceries. As with it being so far off and if the roads are covered it makes things challenging to say the least. But I suppose that is what freezers are for. Well I guess I will go for a bite to eat and put some wood in the furnace. You all have a great day and stay warm. Least it isn’t as cold as it was yesterday. Man, I almost had to put a tea shirt on yesterday. GW

Gas Prices in North Bay Ontario January 28/2019

Price Station Address City
88.7 Chester’s Gas Bar 35 Beaucage Park Rd North Bay
89.7 Eagle’s Nest 2 Migizii Miikan North Bay
89.9 Necessities 10A Couchie Industrial Rd North Bay
91.7 Duchesnay Store 40 Goulais Cr North Bay
95.6 Mr Gas 2660 Trout Lake Rd North Bay
95.6 Mr Gas 890 Hwy 17 E North Bay
95.9 MacEwen 1375 Seymour St North Bay
95.9 Shell 2606 Trout Lake Rd North Bay
96.5 Canadian Tire 1403 Algonquin Ave North Bay
96.6 Mac’s 617 Main St E North Bay

Looks like the prices are down a wee bit. Just to cold for anyone to go anywhere.

Good Morning

Well cold morning here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -33.9 C | -29.02 F. Kind of makes a feller wanting to stay in bed. So been awhile since my last post things have taken up my time and I haven’t had a chance to say hello. But now that things are sort of back to normal I will be here more often. The power here in Port Loring was out from 4:00 AM till 7:00 AM this morning. I was hoping they would have it fixed sooner than later and they did. Might have been a chore starting the generator being so cold. But it wasn’t needed. The nice thing about this wood heat is that we are warm no matter what as long as you have wood to feed it. Anyways have a great day. GW

The Candy Stick Treat: Poem

Here is a story written for one of my stories by my friend Bob Bartlett.  Just one of many.  Very talented fellow.  Thanks Bob great poem.  GW

 

THE CANDY STICK TREAT

(1) Laura was cooking bacon and eggs,

The smell of fresh coffee filled the air;

Reg was getting ready for breakfast,

As George ventured down the stairs!

 

(2) George knew they were going on a trip to town,

When he saw a penny by his plate;

This was to buy a candy-stick for him,

So his breakfast he quickly ate!

 

(3) After breakfast he was out the door

And hitched up the buckboard and horse;

He was anxious to get started on their trip,

With the penny in his pants pocket of course!

 

(4) On the trip to town Reg would always ask George,

How he liked living with Laura and him;

George said he liked it there just fine,

As he looked out from under his hat brim!

 

(5) Reg and Laura were George’s guardians

And Reg was a very special guy;

He often knew what George was thinking;

In the blinking of an eye!

 

(6) George liked to talk with Reg,

Cause he felt like a grown-up man;

And he liked to spend time with Laura too,

In the kitchen with her pots and her pans!

 

(7) But George was eager to get to town

To make a visit to the hardware store;

So he could buy his candy-stick treat,

In a big jar just inside the door!

 

(8) Usually he only got just one candy stick,

But sometimes he got two or three;

When someone else would buy some for him,

It made George happy as can be!

 

(9) The big glass jars were really tall

And could hold fifty or sixty sticks;

They were all the colors of the rainbow,

So George could take his pick!

 

(10) Reg was never in a big hurry,

As he learned all the local news;

Or when George was making up his mind,

On which colors he would choose!

 

(11) Reg would sit on a keg of nails

And on his face there would be a smile;

As George picked out his favorite colors,

Even though it might take quite a while!

 

(12) Green was the color George liked the best

And red cherry would be his second choice;

Sometimes Reg would make a suggestion,

As he spoke in a helpful voice!

 

(13) But he let George make the decision,

Of which color it was going to be;

This would be his choice of candy-sticks,

Whether it be lime-green or the red cherry!

 

(14) Well, George was really excited,

When the owner took off the jar-lids;

He could then reach in for his candy,

In that town he was the happiest kid!

 

(15) Then he would hand over his penny,

To pay for his candy-stick treat;

He could hardly wait to get it in his mouth,

It was the sweetest thing he could eat!

(16) Then George and Reg would sit outside,

On the old bench by the store;

And George would enjoy his candy-sticks,

How could anyone ask for more?

(17) Reg would fill up his favorite pipe,

With the tobacco that smelled so sweet;

And George would savor his lime-green candy,

It was the end of a perfect day treat!

 

(18) That evening as they travelled back to the farm,

There was a smile upon their faces;

They were having a nice ride in the old buckboard,

As the horse was pulling on the ‘traces’!

 

(19) George looked forward to the trips to town,

It was a regular weekly event;

When they would hitch up the horse and the buckboard

And then down the road to town they went!

 

(20) The days of the horse and buggy are now gone,

You don’t see them so much anymore;

But George will always remember those times

And the candy-sticks at the hardware store!

Bob Bartlett,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Is George Walters

Who is George Walters? Well, during a TV Interview of his first book, the host of the show asked if he thought of himself as a Country Philosopher. Giving this some thought he decided on looking up the word Philosopher in the dictionary, and he found that is exactly what he is.
Literally a lover of wisdom, sometimes also called a seeker of truth. Not just any truth, but a truth about important basic, elusive issues, such as what is right and wrong, what is sure, what is human? These are the questions he confronts when everyday thinking is inadequate. He has devoted over 60 years to the search. But this is only part of the story. He pursues truth regardless of popularity, fashion or legislation. He needs to have clear thinking and reasoning to be able to juggle complex information and be able to break it down to plain English, as much as possible. He spends much time carefully weeding out all the falsehoods and contradictions, and putting down on paper his and other folks experiences to help the people he cares most about and to make this a better country for them to grow up in.
George has been writing and sharing his wisdom in Newspapers, Magazines and through Public Speaking for many years. His extended family of readers have come to know and love him through his easy down to earth way he portrays his message. His captivating ways of writing heightens the reader’s awareness as his stories unfold in front of them, giving them the strength and comfort like a lifelong friend, lending a helping hand.
George has learned a lot growing up on the farm, including the simple easy ways of the old time gardeners. The little tricks and tips he has learned
from these old timers are shared with you, as well as information about health, plant recognition, and recipes too.
He is a Story-Teller with the ability to take you back through time to an era where folks knew how to fend for themselves, a place where folks grew their own crops, survived the harsh elements that Mother Nature threw at them, and most importantly, a place where families were one.

*One More Story “Receipts” Written by George Walters*

Receipts

I was in North Bay the other day, and at a checkout, I was asked if I needed my receipt. What a question to ask a person.
I replied. “Of course I would like a receipt, doesn’t everyone want one?” “No Sir, most folks today don’t want their receipts?” “Really? Well, this is one old feller that does. I suppose if you were paying cash, and it was only a package of gum I could do without, but when a person is paying with their debit card or credit card, I would think a receipt would be a priority.” “Well, it isn’t, not anymore.” “Hmm.”
With that, I left, and as I was going out the door, I heard the woman say. “Crazy old seniors, more trouble than they are worth.” For a second there I was tempted to go back and give her a piece of my mind. But then I figured it would just ruin my day. So I let it alone and carried on.
But it is the sign of the times, as more folks are paying with plastic than ever before. Who would have believed it?
Later I was at the Esso Station filling up. I use the Speedpass Key where you just touch the screen on the pump with a plastic key. It then lets you get fuel and bills you directly on your credit card. I love it really, but there again it asks if you would like a printed receipt.
The only difference in this instance is that I don’t talk to a human being. I have been known to give the pump a quick light kick now and then saying. “Do I want a receipt?” My wife gets a kick out of me sometimes as I can hear her giggling in the car.
While on the topic of getting fuel and using Speedpass. There is one thing that annoys me, at a lot of the Esso Stations that have Speedpass. They have been disabling it at the pump. In doing so, you have to go inside to pay.
Their logic I suppose, if you see something at the cash register and if you’re an impulse buyer, you pick it up. For me, I say this. “I purchased your Speedpass for a reason. I am not an impulse shopper. I got your Speedpass, so I don’t have to go into your establishment. I don’t want to go into your establishment. I want to buy your fuel and leave. Especially on a nasty day. Not a real biggie, if you get my meaning.”
Hope someone sees this and does something about it.
So in Closing, I would say this when asked if I would like a receipt.
The question shouldn’t even be asked; it should be automatic.

George Walters Books Now On Amazon.com and.CA

We finally managed to get all our books on Amazon for sale.  Took some doing let me tell you.  All the credit though has to go to my son Karl, as he is the one with all the expertise.  Wouldn’t have been possible without him. You can click on the links above if you’re interested.  Here is a list of all our books:  One More Story By George Walters.   Join Me In The Garden By George Walters.   Moments In Time By George Walters.  Paths We Choose By George Walters,  Times Changin’ By George Walters.  and Natures Gateway To Health By George Walters.  If you’re in the USA go to Amazon.com.  If you are in Canada go to Amazon.ca.

Frost Alert For Port Loring (This Evening)

Might be a good idea to cover up your tomato plants and things before going to bed.

 

Frost advisory in effect for:

  • North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa
  • West Nipissing – Port Loring

Some plants may be damaged or even destroyed by frost.

An Arctic high pressure area will bring clear skies and light winds to parts of Ontario tonight. As a result, frost is expected as temperatures drop to near the freezing mark.

Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.