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Life in Buttonville 421
Life in Buttonville
For over 150 years, the Buttonville community stayed very small and was made up of only a few families. Everybody knew everyone else and had been in the area for generations. So when you went to school, you couldn’t get away with anything!

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If you look at the genealogy chart, you'll see that four generations of Hoods attended and taught at Buttonville School across a 170 year span! Did your parents or grandparents attend the same school you do?
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Here are some of the materials the Hood's keep from their school days at Buttonville.
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Les [Hood] was said to keep a canister of sugar under the counter during WWII. When visitors passed through from Toronto asking for sugar, Les would tell them that he had none but when a local came in asking after hard to find sugar, Les would pull some of the secret sugar out from beneath the counter. He also kept a large barrel of peanut butter in the store, which Isobel and Dorothy would eat teaspoons of with their cousin Margaret, when she was minding the store.




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