Today, I’m in Leamington, Ontario for the long weekend to attend an event for my in-law relations.
I’ve been to Leamington several times before. In addition, to the inlaws, it is close to Point Pelee National Park and other attractions such as Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. But my favourite site is the world’s largest tomato, as pictured on this postcard:
As the slogan on the tomato states, Leamington is the tomato capital of Canada – hence the giant tomato. I have great affection for giant things and related postcards.
This postcard was sent from one of my wife’s cousins, who lived near Leamington. Here’s the back of the postcard:
This unique attraction in downtown Leamington serves as a tourist information booth. Leamington, the Tomatoe Capital of Canada, is a short drive from Point Pelee’s Beaches, Monarch butterfly’s and Bird watchers’ Paradise.”
“Thank you for your wonderful postcards of the tulips and Big Ben. I am glad you had a fun time. It would be nice to see you again. On the looonnggg weekend I went to my Grandparents to celebrate Grandpa 90th birthday. I made him pictures of birds. We went to Colosanti’s, it was fun there. I am glad you are still my pen pal. I can’t wait till school is over. Bye. P.S. Write me.”
It’s interesting that the front of the postcard spells the fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) as “tomato” but the back has it as “tomatoe”. I have never seen tomatoe (singular) spelled that way. Is it some old British spelling?