14 Responses to Hespeler fed up with Galt elite

  1. Marion Beattie August 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I luv it!!! HESPELER RULES now & forever 🙂 and yes… return our Christmas lights or we will once again fill your fountain with tide 🙂

  2. Scot Ferguson-Barber August 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

    …or throw eggs at our windows?

  3. Facetious Lee August 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

    For the most part, I stay out of downtown Galt.
    An occasional visit to the Market or Reids for some goodies.
    They ticketed me one to many times – now they can damn well suffer without my business.
    Mind you, I don’t go to Hespeler a whole lot either. It’s no fun since the street brawling stopped. Oh yes, I have eaten at – oh my, I’m having a forgetful moment. That big hotel/restaurant on the corner. Begins with an “E”.
    OK, this is bugging me. Back shortly…

    Ernies! Ernie’s Roadhouse. The food was good. Oh yes, and THE BARKING FISH. It’s been a while since I delighted the other patrons with my singing voice.

    Scot, I know we will meet some day. Maybe you should have one of your CITIZEN get-togethers in Hespeler.
    You know Scot, I have seen pictures of you. You kind of remind me of someone from Hespeler!

  4. Hags August 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Funny to look back at my first attempt at writing. I sent it in as a joke, thinking that no one would possibly be dumb enough to run this one.
    Anyway,much to my surprise,Kevin Swayze ran it and encouraged me to send a few more.
    I still miss the old Reporter, they ran so many letters from a wide range of people…pity it went under.

  5. Scot Ferguson-Barber August 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I have more Hags…or should I say “Henry?”

  6. Blaine Nesbitt August 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Preston would down you all, Go jesters.

  7. Anne Fisher August 26, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Marion, what did you have to do with the Tide, or is this just “rumour has it”

  8. Sharon Kopp August 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I am sooooo glad I moved to Galt. But those things you said about Hespler kinda remind me of Preston.

  9. Ruth-Anne White August 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Are you kidding me??? I roller booted and hung out with the best of them in Hespler. My friends lived on the Main Street, and I worked at Prestolite and Silknet. One of my best friends lives in Hespler still, and Ernie’s, the best pub to eat at. I have many great memories there. History you probably wouldn’t even remember. Where did I grow up the top of ‘snob hill’ Drew Avenue, Galt. I loved Hespler, and I LOVE Galt. Elite, what a crock, get over it, lol.

  10. Scot Ferguson-Barber August 27, 2011 at 12:08 am

    a hyphenated given name? What do you think of taht Hags?

  11. Vrbanovic August 27, 2011 at 1:28 am

    At least you could have spelled Hespeler Right!

  12. Hags August 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

    It seems that this time around, everyone realizess that the column was a joke. Scot, that means that I will retire my fingers and torment Galt no longer.
    Nah, just kidding, Galt is still a place for puffery and pork-pie hats along with an undeserved adulation of dogs, bicycles and cappucino.
    Ruth-Anne, I managed the dyehouse at Silknit, for which inept manager did you work? (I was the most inept).
    I also may have dazzled you with my understated skating tecnique at the old arena.

  13. les August 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    The real joke here is that nobody knows how good Hamilton looks coming to live here. Real big brooohaha about the smoke and so on but cant’ beat the clubs, restaurants and people. It is one big city that had the same rivalry as these three little cities except we called them East end, North end and so on. Of course Cambrians would have to learn how to drive downhill to get there and then figure out how to get back up.
    Great fun poking a sharp stick in the eyes of the unsuspecting with just a touch of truth in the mix to boot. Work in Galt, live in Hespeler, and get staggered in Preston. How good is that.

  14. Hags August 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Les, years ago my ass’n used too have our annual convention at the Royal Connaught. Was a great old hotel. We could never figure out however what else was in Hamilton’s downtown. At that time it was dying.
    You are telling me that it’s alive and vibrant today however? If so that’s good news.
    Usually when downtowns die it’s near impossible to resurrect them.

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