Monday, February 1, 2021

T for Tuesday

 T Stands For is hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard

I have a huge collection of coffee shops, so I'm going to feature them here.

We usually go to Stratford Ontario every summer for a few days of amazing theatre. Click here to visit this lovely town.
Its Stratford Festival stages modern and Shakespearean plays in multiple theatres. Victorian buildings dot the city, including Stratford City Hall and the Perth County Courthouse. The city’s many parks and gardens include the Shakespearean Gardens, with plants mentioned in the playwright’s works.

Edison’s pays tribute to Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison lived in the building when he moved to Stratford briefly, at age 16 in 1863, for his first job as a telegrapher.

His father had been born in Nova Scotia, but the Edison family was living in Port Huron, Michigan, when young Thomas saved three-year-old Jimmie MacKenzie from being struck by a runaway train. Jimmie’s father, a railway station agent in Mount Clemens, Michigan, was so grateful that he trained Thomas as a telegraph operator. Edison was 16 when he got his first job as a telegraph operator, but he was fired soon after for experimenting with chemicals and causing an explosion. His second chance came in Stratford, where he is said to have stayed in the Albion Hotel at 56 Ontario St., and where he was fired again, this time for failing to warn the engineers of two trains that nearly collided.



  1. Interesting information about Edison. Thank you.

  2. I absolutely love Stratford and caught some amazing theatre there. A gorgeous town. I missed that Edison connection though. Very interesting.


  3. How cool that Edison lived there and now has a coffee shop named after him.

  4. Such fun and interesting facts about Edison. And the cafe looks great. (as does the menu)
    I didn't know there was a Stradford in Canada. I only know Stradford-upon-Avon in the UK where Shakespeare was born. It seems logical that the namesake of his birthplace should host a (sort of) Shakespeare festival.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Stay safe,

  5. I’m so sorry that I’m late visiting. I felt better on Tuesday than I do today. I can only sit and read for so long, then get a headache and have to stop. Thank you for sharing this as your second on the 2nd. I really learned a great deal about Edison. Looks like he didn't make a very good employee, but he sure was a great inventor.


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