Friday, January 24, 2020
documenting Aurora Aurora Stories of Yesterday, History of Aurora and Its Ordinary People

Aurora Stories of Yesterday, History of Aurora and Its Ordinary People

The Town of Aurora is a very interesting community. Very rich in culture, history and surrounded by beautiful nature. However Aurora is ever changing and ever growing as a community. Whether you currently live here or not, perhaps it is time to share your Aurora stories – memories of Aurora the way it was, as you remember it.

The Stouffville Tribune; The Tribune, Stouffville, Ontario, Thursday, June 20, 1963; Volume 75 No 3; Page 1.

History will typically state dates, events and facts, whereas shared personal memories can fully enrich moments and periods in history.

Our lives can be filled with times of fondness, happiness, and maybe even adventure – other times with challenges and even sadness.

Our surroundings change – no more open fields. Our neighbours leave for other towns. Meeting new people. Going off to school. Starting a family.

A writer and politician, Jean-Nicolas Bouilly (1763-1842) wrote “Whatever we possess becomes of double value when we have the opportunity of sharing it with others.

We created a documenting Aurora page here on our community FOCUS site, a wonderful opportunity for everyone to share Aurora stories of yesterday about Aurora (Aurora stories). As time progresses, yesterday becomes a day further in the past. Our stories of yesterday have value that grows with time.

“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” – Lois Lowry, The Giver

Memories only grow if exercised and will shrink if not. Let’s enrich and strengthen our Town of Aurora community with your wonderful Aurora stories and share them among everyone. The community FOCUS virtual platform allows you to share as much as you desire, the beauty of virtual publishing. Another beauty is that your stories can be read outside the Town of Aurora and shared with those who lived in Aurora in the past.

When small town newspapers were emerging, going back to the late 1800’s, they were very up and personal. Aurora was a small community then and everyone knew each other. People leaving the town, people arriving in the town or even people visiting the town were noted.

There is no reason not to be up and personal as well, an opportunity to bring us together, an opportunity to connect with long lost friends.

As an editor of this site I have some stories to share from the past 15 years living in Aurora. It may not seem like a long time, but time never stops. Time keeps going and 15 years soon will be 16, 20, and 25 years.

Write us and share your Aurora stories.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora ON

REFERENCES & CREDITS
[1] The Stouffville Tribune; The Tribune, Stouffville, Ontario, Thursday, June 20, 1963; Volume 75 No 3; Page 1.

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