On May 28th, 1934, the Dionne Quintuplets were born near the village of Corbeil, outside of Callander, Ontario.

The five identical girls, born two months premature to Elzire and Oliva Dionne, were the first quintuplets known to survive infancy. Shortly after their birth, they were made “Wards of the King”, supposedly for their own well being as the government deemed their parents unfit to care for them.

The girls became a huge tourist attraction in Ontario, living in what was called the Dafoe Hospital and Nursery, where thousands of tourists came to see them every day.

I’ve been researching the Dionne quints since 2006.



Ford Mustang turns 50

The car’s styling captured the exuberant youth culture of America in the early 1960s — and its $2,368 price tag made it affordable to the horde of baby boomers just reaching driving age or heading off to college. That price was for the basic six-cylinder engine, but buyers could add extra-cost (and handsomely profitable) options, including an automatic transmission, air conditioning, convertible top and a 289-cubic-inch V8 engine.American popular culture was gaining global reach in the early 1960s, and the Mustang went along for the ride. Over the years, Mustang clubs were established in more than 150 nations, many of which opposed America’s policies but admired its lifestyle. (Reuters)

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I see Lee Iacocca here…

Busy lady

Hey guys and gals, what’s going on? I have been super busy here lately (hence Instagram pics I have been posting). I’ve been looking for work for the most part, and I have also been volunteering, which has been a rewarding experience. I hope to keep you updated and entertained here on tumblr.