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Listen, Timmie . . .

Ideally they should have a light, delicate crust (not the shoe-leather-like concoctions offered in the grocery stores) and they should be available without nuts or with nuts for those of us who like it to last longer.

Ideally, butter tarts should have a light, delicate crust (not the shoe-leather-like hockey pucks offered in the grocery stores) and they should be gooey and available without nuts or with nuts for those of us who like the flavour sensation to last longer.

Tim Horton’s seems to be ignoring my suggestions that they start carrying that “only in Canada” gourmet taste sensation known as the butter tart. I was able to join Timmie’s club a few years ago when they began offering “steeped tea”. As a non-coffee drinker I felt left out and found the teabag dunked in a cup of hot water not up to standard. So now I have a Timmie’s card with lots of money loaded on to it for quick processing through the drive-through. I’m now a somebody.

Butter tarts are not available everywhere, as we discovered when we visited the United States. This mini version of Quebec sugar pie is truly eastern Canadian and the most satisfying accompaniment to steeped tea. But Tim’s seems to be too busy creating sugar concoctions with no relevancy to our unique Canadian brand . I’m not giving up though.

Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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