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Dec. 8, 2019 | Sunday
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Letter: Bird bangers were used in the early 1950s
Letter

Dear editor:

I am writing regarding the letter to the editor by Win Laar, “Actually, we were here long before the bird bangers,” The Lake Report, Nov. 14.

As a matter of fact, actually, I was here long before you moved here, Win.

As a young boy in the early 1950s, I worked with George Sheppard and his wife Hazel.

I agree that Mr. Sheppard was a fine gentleman and a pioneering farmer who started the U-Pick program here in Niagara.

On his farm, I picked up brush, picked fruit of all kinds, weeded, weeded, weeded assorted crops that they were growing, and yes, periodically listened to bird bangers on his farm, my dad’s farm, and Jim McGregor’s farm, who lived directly opposite Mr. Sheppard’s property on the 8A Highway, now know as York Road.

Maybe you “cooked your own goose”?

John Morley

NOTL

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