Wednesday, May 31, 2006

AMAZING SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES

1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto. The blockage will be almost instantly removed.

2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.

3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.

5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough.

7. Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and you will forget about the toothache.


Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of life really are: You only need two tools: WD-40 and Duct Tape.

If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40.
If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.


Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.


Never pass up an opportunity to go to the bathroom.


And finally, be really nice to your family and friends; you never know when you might need them to empty your bedpan.

Thanks Sandy R.
Good advice

Maple Tree







Marston,

About two months ago I sent you photos of my grandfather, my mother,
myself
and my son in front of a maple tree in the backyard of my grandfather's
house on Empire. I figure my grandparents must have planted it when
they
bought the property in 1915. Well, last weekend it was cut down. These
are
some of its final minutes.

415 Mr. Ken Thompson of John St. and his dog who came to witness the
event.

412 Mrs. Gariepy the current owner of my grandfather's house and her
daughter. She's related to Wayne Gariepy, husband of Maureen Holden,
the
next door neighbour's of the Thompsons.

Thanks John R for sharing

Hynes Party

425
426
427
429
430
432

433
434
435
436
437

Marston, Here are some photos taken at a party Brian Hynes, Jack's son, had for his daughter last Friday.
425 Donnie, Wayne, Jimmy and Jack Hynes
426 Jack and his daughter Karen
427 Danika Hynes and Elizabeth Dawson
429 Brian and his wife with Grandpa Jack after he had presented his grand-daughter Ashley a scooter.
430 Jack's son Brian and his daughter Ashley
432 Jack's son Wayne and his daughter Danika
433 Karen and her husband Jean, Ross Morley's neighbours
434 Jack and Linda
435 Wayne Hynes and daughter Robyn (both living in Ontario)
436 Dawn Hynes, her daughter Sarah and boyfriend Peter
437 Sarah and Wayne Hynes

John

Thanks John R.

Home pics from around the Park

530


519

530 Boyd's house on King Edward. Mrs. Boyd's store was next door.

519 Alexander's house on John St. Maureen Holden Gariepy lives there today.

Thanks John R.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT AREA CODE

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT AREA CODE We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said "Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you--get back to us quickly. I Have something important to tell you." Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809 . "We didn't respond".Then this week, we received the following e-mail:Subject: DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809 , 284 AND 876 THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T. DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809 This one is being distributed all over the US . This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.Be sure you read this and pass it on. They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has-been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc. In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls. If you call from the US , you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute. Or, you'll get a long recorded message. The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges. Unfortunately, when you get your phone bill, you'll often be charged more than $24, 100.00.WHY IT WORKS: The 809 area code is located in the British Virgin Islands (The Bahamas).The charges afterwards can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong. Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scamSandi Van HandelAT&T Field Service Manager(920)687-904

Thanks for the warning Ellen Stone

Today's Animal

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

RV Park





The ladies are looking for the carrots. The family that owns these horses are very friendly and I hope to get some pics of them riding soon..

One for the train buffs



Commuting to Chicago from the suburbs for many years, I don't remember a car like this on the Metra Line.

CHEAP LABOR Isnt that Cheap

Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about?(image placeholder) Business doesn't want to pay a decent wage(image placeholder) Consumers don't want expensive produce(image placeholder) Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs(image placeholder) But the bottom line is cheap labor
The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie
~ there is no such thing as "cheap labor."Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children.He takes a job for $5.00 or $6.00/hour.

At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax,
yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return,
he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200 free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent(image placeholder) He qualifies for food stamps He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.

His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school. He requires bilingual teachers and books.
He qualifies for relief from high energy bills. If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled,
they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare.

All of this is at that taxpayer̢۪s expense.He doesn't worry about car insurance, lifeinsurance, or homeowners insurance.Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins
and printed material.He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to
$30.00/hour in benefits.Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour
Left after paying their bills and his.The American taxpayer's also pay for increased crime,
graffiti and trash clean-up.Cheap labor?
YEAH RIGHT!
Wake up people!

Thanks Win S.

Home pics from around the Park

765


730

765 Carbot's house on Empire beside the Chamaillard's house.

730 Learie's house on Greenfield. I hope this isn't a repeat.

Thanks John R.

Subject Evolution of Math

Subject: Evolution of math

Last week I purchased a burger and fries at McDonalds for $3.58. The counter girl took my $4.00 and I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her.

She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies. While looking at the screen on her register, I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help.

While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this? Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s...........

Teaching Math In 1950 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1960 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1970 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

Teaching Math In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20 Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math In 1990 A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)

Teaching Math In 2006 Un ranchero vende una carretera de maderapara $100. El cuesto de la produccion era $80. Cuantos tortillas se puede comprar?

Thanks Win S.
How true

St. Pauls Tennis Pic


RE THE PHOTO OF THE ST. PAUL'S TENNIS, I BELIEVE THE GENTLEMAN SECOND FROM THE RIGHT IS MY DAD, BILL BOARD. THERE ARE SIMILAR PHOTOS IN MY PARENTS ALBUM, AND I WILL POST SOME SOON.

REGARDS, CLIFF BOARD

AS AN ASIDE, AT THE GOLF DAY I MET MIKE MURRAY SAVAGE (RELATED TO THE FIRST MAYOR OF THE TOWN ON HIS MOTHER'S SIDE) AND THROUGH DISCUSSION WE LEARNED THAT HIS DAD, CLIFF SAVAGE WAS THE SECRETARY TREASURER OF THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL TRUSTEES AND MY DAD WAS THE SECRETAY TREASURER OF THE GREENFIELD PARK PROTESTANT SCHOOL BOARD. THEY WERE VERY GOOD FRIENDS. IT REALLY IS A SMALL WORLD!
CLIFF

Thanks Cliff

More Gazzette Stories

I just got back from Vegas and was updating my life reading your blog and came across Richard's Gazette Article. I , too, had a Gazette route that I inherited from Ken Naylor ( Regent, Miller, Sexton, Cambell, Anyon, Emborne etc.) As I remember 50 papers.

The article on the new subscriptions reminded me of the Gazette guy that used to look after all of us ( Mr. George ) .. I never knew his first name. We would all rip him off in his contests and he would keep coming back for more. I remember getting a Ball glove and a James Dean Jacket in a similar manner..... and a lot of crap stuff too.I used to hate when he would show up in the Park and drive us all around knocking on peoples doors to try and talk them into the Gazette. When he would show up I would hide and my mother would tell him I was out with my dad or something.

The next day he would phone, give me shit and about a month later...... same thing again. It's hard to belive but back then the paper was 30 cents a week delivered... The Gazette got 24 cents an we got 6.

A big tipper gave you 50 cents a week. They always got a dry paper. I remember I was making about $15 a week on the Gazette when I finished RGHS and went to work Full time for $45 a week.

I think if you added the caddy money to the Gazette money ( Both of which were not taxed I took a cut in pay when I went to work.Thanks for the memory jogger.

Thanks Ralph B.

Today's Animal



Russian Blue

Monday, May 29, 2006

Swim at sunset



All the kids take a swim at 8:30PM tonight.

It is fun to see all these young children enjoy themselves with strangers. They make friends and have a good time for a couple of days

Comments on our contributors

Hello John,,and Paul !!
Don't ever be sorry for reminding us about your great work
with the history of Greenfield Park,,,our minds are fading,,,
maybe,,but we are not sure !!
And if it wasn't for you ,,,and the occasional friend dropping
by to say "hello",,,,,the past would stay in the past,,,,,,and,,,,
the past is what we are made of,,,,we are what we have been,,
and what we have experienced,,,and what we are !!!!
Please carry on the great work that you have been doing,,,
and,,,,THANK-YOU-VERY-MUCH

John Geraghty

John R. and and Paul have a true passion of our little town that has given us so much.

Lovell's street directory from 1958 Just click on the pic to enlarge and click on the back tab to return to the blog




Thanks to John Riley and the Lovells

Home pics from around the Park

550


747

550 Went's house on White Crescent

747 Fry's house on Walker St.

Thanks John R.

RV Park


This little guy is very tame and he brought a couple of his friends

Stylish Bathroom

Read First:Edge Designs is an all-women run company that designs interior office space. They had a recent opportunity to do an office project in NYC.

The client allowed the women of this company a free hand in all design aspects. The client was a company that was also run by all women execs.............

The result......... well..... We all know that men never talk ... never look at each other.... and never laugh much in the restroom....

The men's room is a serious and quiet place........... But now... with the addition of one mural on the wall...... lets just say the men's restroom is a place of laughter and smiles...

Thanks Sandy R.

Today's Animal



Amazing colors

Sunday, May 28, 2006

RV Park Pic


The campers are spoiling the ladies with a big bag of carrots...

Weekend at the campground




Campers enjoying the long weekend..

It amazes me that the new camping equipment sets up in minutes and is so compact compared to what we had as kids in the 50's.

More golf day photos (Correction) Person Identified..

Kim and Allan Briand
Donnie Bremner and George Graham
Baden Barraclough and friend
Chris Frame

Unknown with Charlie O'Connor

The person in the golf picture with Charlie O'Connor is Dave Baller (Robert's cousin). He lives on Anyon Street.

Take care
Norma Knight

Mike Savage and I believe Stan Cuthbert


Alf (Chick) Reeves Jr., Elizabeth Macpherson Reeves and Betty Reeves

Thanks John R.

Home pics from around the Park

528
559

528 Jeary's house on Greenfield.

559 Burke's house on Miller. It was right beside the Big Creek.

Thanks John R.

1930 pics from John Riley




First photo, My brother Mike c.1952. In the background is the Freeman house, the home of Bob and Noni Freeman and their children Mary Lou, Rod, Heather and Kim. They lived at the corner of Isabel and Empire, opposite the Fontaine family, before they moved to Mary Blvd. (probably to get nearer to the Dairy Queen).

Second Photo, My grandfather John James Hineson is holding up my teetering brother Mike who was just learning to walk. In the background you can see parts of Joe Plante's home and part of the Heavyside home (further away). My brother Mike Riley is married and now lives in Columbus Ohio, but has remained close to friends Peter Macpherson, Wyatt Billing, Kenny Martin and Dick Luger. They all shared a ski chalet near Owl's Head in the 1980s. My grandfather was the chairman of the Greenfield Park Protestant School Commissioners after World War 1, and spoke up to prevent the dismemberment of the town by a land developer named Mackay (after whom Mackayville was named).

Third Photo, A group of tennis players standing on the tennis court that was behind St. Paul's Church. The court was built by the parishioners so the youth had something to do. Maybe someone can identify their parents and grandparents in the photo taken circa 1930.

John

Thanks John R.