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Signs of the times: Barrie residents may have lost their homes and even some loved ones; but many haven't lost their sense of humor. Despite the tragic series of events; when a tornado devastated the Barrie area 10 days ago; the residents of these homes used some innovative and descriptive signs in their brave attempts to lift a bit of the gloom. One homeowner tells passersby he is Gone for the Summer; another has cancelled the pool party; and still another; with an artful taste for gallows humor; proclaims that We may appear dead; but the body's still warm. Open in full size

Signs of the times: Barrie residents may have lost their homes and even some loved ones; but many haven't lost their sense of humor. Despite the tragic series of events; when a tornado devastated the Barrie area 10 days ago; the residents of these homes used some innovative and descriptive signs in their brave attempts to lift a bit of the gloom. One homeowner tells passersby he is Gone for the Summer; another has cancelled the pool party; and still another; with an artful taste for gallows humor; proclaims that We may appear dead; but the body's still warm.

Picture, 1985, English

Signs of the times: Barrie residents may have lost their homes and even some loved ones; but many haven't lost their sense of humor. Despite the tragic series of events; when a tornado devastated the Barrie area 10 days ago; the residents of these homes used some innovative and descriptive signs in their brave attempts to lift a bit of the gloom. One homeowner tells passersby he is Gone for the Summer; another has cancelled the pool party; and still another; with an artful taste for gallows humor; proclaims that We may appear dead; but the body's still warm.

Picture, 1985, English

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Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Storms - Tornados - Ontario 1985 (2 files) 2 of 2 files 60

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0015880f