All Together Now! “Couchiching, Couchiching, By Lake Couchiching”

From my 1959 Orillia and area phone book (which includes Bobby Orr’s family in Parry Sound), you can see the Lightfoot family on Harvey. Above that, as an added bonus, is Norman Ley, father of Rick Ley, former defenseman with the Leafs and the WHA New England Whalers, and coach in Hartford, Toronto and Vancouver. My mother went to school with Norman.

Not only that, as another extra bonus, there’s the Liberty Cafe, which was a restaurant on Orillia’s main drag where my dad would buy a bag full of hamburgers on special occasions, bring them home, and we’d sit and watch old war and gangster movies.

Okay, sing along – “Couchiching, Couchiching, by Lake Couchiching.”

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