My bucket list is one item shorter. A visit to North Simcoe Transfer Station out on Golf Link Road can now be checked off. Next a ride around town on our town bus. Back to tranfer station for a moment. First greeted by a friendly Miss who weighed our vehicle full of garage stuff and weighed it again on way out. Then there was another delightful gal waiting for us at the general garbage well marked venue, then over to Station 10 where metal this and that was off loaded. The place was a bee hive of activity. It was back to the scales and a $6 fee! Wow. The place is run like clockwork. Can you imagine what municipal dumps would look like if garbage wan’t separated.
When Midland’s dump was once located where the William Street ball diamond is located now the town responded to that site almost daily to extinguish often what turned out to be man made blazes. There’s probably enough methane in that site to heat a goodly part of the east end of town.
So we have visited the transfer station for the first time, noted how professional the operation is and now I have to plan a trip aboard our town bus (another item on the list). Been here since 1960 and never once used the service. Shame on me.
As for bucket list: I have learned how to fly Cessna’s. Travelled to the Far East, visited Ephesis and Greece, just returned from a Rhine River Cruise, campaigned for Garfield Dunlop, Bruce Stanton and Patrick Brown, worked in radio, TV and newspaper, once served on town council, was first chairman of police services board, was a member of both Etobicoke Y’s Men’s Club and Kingsway Kiwanis Club,…..my bucket list is becoming smaller and I am pleased …..when it comes to bucket lists it doesn’t matter if you complete your list or not, it is just fun seeing how many items you can check off with your Mrs. Seeing other parts of the world up front and personal has been a wonderful as we march down the corridor of life.