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Old 06-17-2010, 09:54 PM   #20
jj
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Default the Lightfoot Childhood Homestead - PHOTOS

i wondered what Canadians (I imagine there are oodles of Americans) have had their childhood home transitioned into tourist attractions...Lucy Maud Montgomery comes to mind...Gord's actually even has green gables

i was celebrating a 50th at Tudhope Park on Couchiching (current home of the Mariposa folk Festival) in Orillia on the weekend...but it was a family member birthday, not quite the Mariposa's 50th for another few weeks

the next morn i wandered about Harvey St. and took a few snaps and introduced my youngen to the area where GL was a lad...i thought maybe some vibes would rub off on him, lol

i imagine the owners were off at church (or at home depot, lol) and i was tempted to take a timed shot with me on the front porch with a blade of grass in my teeth for a potential GL tribute album cover not

i thought it might be interesting if a crew of corfidians ambushed the property with sheers, a push mower, fresh paint and some planks to spruce up porch, etc however the place had plenty of character just as is...i am not sure what the latest is on the heritage site initiative and didn't bother to bother the neighbours with any inquiries...i thought it might be practical to convert the house into a GL museum and move it down near the Leacock museum which is more tourist accessible

i figure Gord's room was upstairs facing the back with Gord Sr and Jess overlooking the street...i'd like to see Gord do a house walkthrough on a tv doc/bio one day

you can cruise the area using street view...the shot here with the porch chairs is a google screen capture...for any who hadn't seen this, enjoy
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