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Ronald Jack
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Isaac Erb - The Postcard King
Article No. 291 Ronald J. Jack Blog Author and Publisher Article No. 290 told of Bruce Erb , a story pieced together from a dozen postcards he mailed during the war years 1914-15. In the piece I mentioned a coincidence, that most of those mailings were publ...

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A Penny Worth of History - How an accountant promoted Saint John with a little pocket change..
Article No. 290 Ronald J. Jack Blog Author and Publisher In 1969 someone dropped off an old chest of drawers to our flat on Churchill Boulevard. Refugees from a wrecked marriage, we were "on Welfare" and in need of bedroom furniture. In the process of clean...

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EXPORTED CHURCH WINDOW WAS RELIC OF CANADIAN SCOUTING - "Imperial hearts heave in this haven"
Blog article No. 289 Ronald J. Jack  Blog Author and Publisher " RAW MATERIAL " - a painting by Ernest Stafford Carlos (1883-1917)  K.I.A. in 1917 Photo credit : The Scout Association Heritage Service. (Nonprofit use authorized). Everything happens for a re...

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Historic Saint John Synagogue Just Sold for a Buck - So what is its history?
Article No. 288 Ronald J. Jack Blog Author and Publisher A lovely colour shot taken from a window in the Admiral Beatty Hotel. It was 1952 and we see the new Woolworth's store at the head of  King Street, its pristine brickwork gleaming in the morning sun. ...

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INFERNO - a vicious fire on Main Street sets the stage for Urban Renewal
Article No. 287 Ronald J. Jack Blog Author and Publisher The 500 Block of Main Street, Saint John where now stands the Lord Beaverbrook Rink. In the 1950s City Council termed it "the blighted area" and planned to remove it with an Urban Renewal scheme. Sect...

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Saint John N.B. - My baby picture and Union Station in the Lost Valley
Article No. 286 Ronald J. Jack Blog Author and Publisher " This is a Photograph of Me " (with apologies to Margaret Atwood ) It was taken in March of 1958 at first it seems to be  a blurred Kodachrome slide: scanned and watermarked for sale on eBay  ... I w...

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You don't have to be a Chinese to enjoy the
sights, sounds and tastes of the Lunar New Year!

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No such thing as "Fake News" in a World of Lies
During periods of political tension or our own personal stress, we should turn to humour.  Laughter is, as they say, "the best medicine". Given that the Canadian media refuses to SHUT UP about the Trump Presidency, and are determined to drive us all crazy w...

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PIERS MORGAN: Call this disgusting attack in Obama’s back yard exactly what it is: a Trump-hating race crime against a defenseless white man by young black Americans who shame their country
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