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Russ Kelly: Flika

Russ Kelly and his wife with Flika, mid 1940s

Russ Kelly and his wife with Flika, mid 1940s

Russ Kelly, at age 89: “I was a Lithographer all my working days. Camera, stripping, plate making, sales and production…I didn’t retire until I was 70 years young. Today I still play Bass Fiddle in the Mississauga Swing Band.”

During the war in 1943 while Russ was serving overseas as a radar instructor and flight testing over the Atlantic, the Kelly family back home obtained Flika, a pure bred black and white Cocker Spaniel. “As our family increased over the years, Flika could be found sitting under or near the baby buggy out on the front lawn. When the kids were growing up we could always tell whose house they were at, because the dog would be waiting out on the lawn of that house.” Read the rest of this entry »