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THE OSHAWA CHAPTERS
Oshawa ; a General Motors town about an hours drive
from Canada's Toronto International Airport via a
modern and congested roadway system replete with internal
combustion transport vehicles piloted by seemingly
experienced freeway commuters. Given a map of the
United States, Oshawa is located on the upper right
hand side of the map an inch or so above Washington
D.C.; in a country called Canada. Yup...much miles
away from Honolulu and indeed a passport is required.
Oshawa sprawls out in repetitive patterns of industrial
areas ,business hi rises , strip malls and a hodge
podge of apartment complexes and residential homes;
over and over forever. (or so it seemed).
The workshop/residence of Luthier Sergei de Jonge
is nestled twixt an apartment complex and surrounding
single family residences; yet only a block away from
a General Motors Fender Production Plant. In a block's
radius you can find mini convenience stores, coffee
shops and yes...duly noted..the prerequisite Chinese
Restaurant. However, only in Oshawa , this Chinese
restaurant specialized in Take Out only....no tables
nor chairs for sit down eating; just a service counter
and the all important kitchen. Oshawa is a workingmans
town...no two ways about that.
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