Robert Burns

January 25 is Robbie Burns Day, commemorating the Scottish poet and lyricist who was born on this day in 1759. The January 25 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star featured a poem in its “A Little Of Everything” section that honoured Mr. Burns:

It’s safe to say that this poet was proud of his Scots heritage.

Since James MacGregor was obliging enough to provide his address along with his poem, I looked him up in the Toronto city directories. He is listed at 471 Runnymede Road in the 1932 directory and was working as a painter. And that is where he stayed: he is listed as a painter at that address in the 1952 directory. The 1955 directory lists him with no occupation and the 1956 directory does not list him.

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