Tuesday, October 31, 2006

You know you are too old to Trick or Treat When...

10. You get winded from knocking on the door.
9. You have to have someone else chew the candy for you.
8. You ask for high fiber candyonly.
7. When someone drops a candybar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over.
6. People say: "Great Boris Karloff Mask," and you're not wearing a mask.
5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or ." and can't remember the rest.
4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.
3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.
2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.

And the number one reason Seniors should not go Trick Or Treating...***

1. You keep having to go home to pee.

No matter, have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN anyway.
Thanks Barry & Louise D.

1944 Chapel School Pic. ( Looking for Names - Can Anyone Help))



Merci Beaucoup Normand
C’est un plaisir..
I hope we can get some names in this Photo...

Hi Marty,
Her are some names from the Catholic school.

back row left to right

Joyce Smithman,(my Aunt)?,Joan McCourt,( my sister)?,Victoria Grow,?,?,Dave Snyder,?,?,?,
next row down

?,Irene Davis,?,?,?,?,Billy somebody,?,?,?,?,

next row down

?,Dorothy Davis,Ann somebody,?,?,?,?,?,?,last name Gun,?,?,.

next row down

Patsy Bergeron,?,?,Kathleen Cunningham,

next row down

Cox girl maybe,?,Helen Kelly

I was taught by sister Martha from grade one to fourth grade. Then by Sister Caroline.I loved them both
Ellen Stone

Hi Normand,
We got some names, Hopefully we can get some more today...

Hi Marty,
The Catholic school picture.I think the boy in the third row up on the right end is a Sauve boy with white shirt and dark sweater.Also bottom row third from the right end is another Sauve brother.
I got a nice e mail from Normand Simard.I have e mailed him back.This is so much fun. It's nice to get a surprise e mail from and old Parker.
Take Care
Ellen Stone

Thanks Ellen,
We do have some fun here...

Halloween Pics

Thanks Bob A.

Hi Bob, I put a few of the pics on the other Blog

A good old Halloween Prank..

Click on the link. Don't forget to Stomp .


Thanks Barb H.

Halloween Pics

Thanks Heather & Al G.

The end of our camping season 2006

Last campfire for this year with our friends....
Not too many left here, most have gone to AZ or FL..
Still a very peaceful place in the middle of a cornfield..!
No ice yet
What a sunset, unfortunately it's 7:00pm

Home pics from around the Park


1327 June Millar's house on Empire. Her house and that of her neice next door are now for sale. They are two of the largest lots left in the town at this time.

1808 Norm Burnet and two of his sons in front of Norm's home on Chalmers St.

Thanks John R.

It's Halloween isn't it?

A man was walking home alone late one foggy night, when behind him he hears:




Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.




Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him





He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him.However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket clapping



on his heels, the terrified man runs.

Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.

With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.

Bumping and clapping toward him.

The man screams and reaches for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of Vicks formula 44 cough syrup!

Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...and,

(hopefully you're really ready for this!!!)

The coffin stops!!!!

Now wasn't that a Halloween story....
That could have been written by Richard Hemingway....

Today's Animals (Halloween)

Thanks Barb Hamilton

A request from the Greenfield Park Christmas Basket Assoc.

A request from the Greenfield Park Christmas Basket Association for those of you who have roots here in the “Park”, and would like to help out the less fortunate in our town at Christmas.

Every year about the month of June the volunteers start preparing for the Christmas Basket Campaign. The 2006 fund raising agenda includes a spaghetti dinner, a Christmas dance and a Canada Day Trinket Sale. All profits go directly to the basket campaign.

Each year we prepare food baskets and new toys for children to approximately 300 families representing close to 1000 people in our town.

The baskets consist of approximately 20 kg of canned goods like salmon, tuna, corned beef, various soups, gravies, assorted mixed vegetables, mixed fruits, cranberry sauce, peanut butter, assorted jams and honey. There are fresh vegetables and fruits like potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onions, turnips, oranges, apples and clementines. Each family also receives fresh bread and a 10-12 kg turkey. A large bag of assorted cereals is also included. Also delivered to each family is a large bag of toiletries consisting of toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toilet tissue, Kleenex, shaving products and feminine hygiene products.

Families with new born to 14 month old babies receive baby food, canned formula, baby soap and shampoo, diapers and wipes etc.

All toys that are given to the children up to 16 years of age are new and are solicited from local dealers and manufacturers.

The Greenfield Park Christmas Basket Association works out of the former Greenfield Park City Hall, 156 Churchill Blvd., Greenfield Park, Quebec, J4V 2M3.

As we are a fully recognized non-profit charitable organization, we will issue tax receipts for donations of $10.00 or more for income tax purposes. For more information you can contact the association president, Andy Walter at andywalter@videotron.ca or Ross Morley, Public Relations volunteer at (450) 466-1056.

Your consideration in supporting our association and the less fortunate in our town at Christmas time is greatly appreciated. We could use the help of all ex-Parkers.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Potential GPK Monarch Bowler

I live in St. Hubert and I am presently on a womens team in St. Bruno
On Monday nites.
I may consider the Thursday nite in GFP> I have an average of 150. I
Would like to.
Ask Noreen how much it is a nite. She can email me if she wishes my
Email address is on your list.
Barb Hamilton

Hi Noreen. Here’s a potential bowler for you..
Her E-mail is in the sidebar.
You can contact me if you wish..
Marty N.


(His wife recently died...)

Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - gross and mouthy comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate. A wonderful Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.

We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space.

We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships.

These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Thanks Win S.

Another Student Identified from Tony Caines' Class

Hi Marston,
Well, in the grade 6 (Mr. Caine) class picture top row, 4th one from
the left is Ernie Jackson - my cousin. He lived on King Edward. I still
haven't been able to track him down yet. Last I heard he moved to
Lancaster or Alexandria.
Margaret W.

Thanks Margaret,
John Penney will appreciated adding another name to his pic..

Before and After

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

315 Fairfield

315 Fairfield Ave.

Hi Marty,

The house at 315 Fairfield was my Aunt's house.The McNicholls.She was one of the Smithman girls.Joyce Thompson is one of her sisters.Sadly she passed away early this year while living in Winnipeg. She had been sick a long time.Their children were John,Cathy, and Michael .I know John played hockey in the park.He was a goalie.
We have a lot of relatives still in the Park.
It's a miserable week end here in Ottawa.Hope you have a great week end.
I look forward to the blog every day.I have to get busy and go through some of my old pictures and see if there is any of interest for the blog.
Ellen S.

Thanks Ellen,
Any thing you can find would be appreciated..

Home pics from around the Park


1325 Gary McLarnon in front of his gouse on Fairfield Ave.

1326 The former home of the Freeman and Gunhouse families on the corner of Isabel and Empire. The present owner is building a garage on the spot where Mr. Gunhouse had his award winning garden.

Thanks John R.

Last of the Paper Pics

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Subject: Fishing

Two guys from Daniels County are quietly sitting in a boat at Fort Peck,Montana fishing and sucking down beer when suddenly Mel says, "I think I'm going to divorce my wife - she hasn't spoken to me in over 2 months.

"Earl sips his beer and says, "You better think it over - women like that are hard to find."

Thanks Sandy R.

Today's Animals (Halloween)

Thanks to Barb Hamilton for the above pics

Thanks Bob H.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Here is another Photo for the Guess Who?? (Answerred)

Here is another photo taken on the same occasion.
Let' see who can identify these three ladies.


Thanks Wendy W.
Let's see if we can get them....

Hi Marston,

I think I know the lady with the dark glasses. Is it Anne Deserres? She looks very familiar. I remember Anne very well. She played at my parent's wedding (Richie & Ethel Teague) in 1952. Her and husband Lou lived next to my grandparents, Ellie & Wilfred Timm and above my grandmother, Louise Teague in an apartment building on Hubert Street in the 60's. Later on she lived in an apartment on Tissuer in the same building as the Timms. When my grandmother (Ellie) died in 1990 she played at her memorial service.

Enjoy seeing the photos that people send in. I'll have to hit Dad's old albums one of these days and send some along. Anyways, keep up the good work and thanks from Nova Scotia.

Bev Teague-Schofield

Thanks for the kind words Bev.

Marty,My aunt Anne DeSerres (Hineson) is definitely the lady in the middle. The lady on the right side may be my mother Edith Riley (Hineson). I can't identify the lady on the left.

John Riley

How did we do Wendy?

Marty N.

Hi Marty,

The lady in the middle is indeed Anne Deserres. She is well known to a lotof Greenfield Parkers for her involvement with the St. Paul's Church choir& of course, as mentioned, she played at many a wedding or funeral.

The lady on the left is Alice Dame. (Beck) Alice passed away in 2005 at theage of 100.

The lady on the right is my aunt, Edna Smith. (Heavyside)

She grew up in thePark & now resides in Wakefield, Quebec.


Thanks Wendy

Amazing Dog Story

This is such a great story!
Click on the link below


Thanks JoAnn G.

Before and After

Thanks Barry & Louisre D.

Looking for GPK Bowlers to Join the GPK Monarchs

Hi Marston:

I am enjoying your blog, you are doing a great job.
I am sorry you did not make it to "the Park" this August, however if you re-schedule let me know, we will get a few people together and go out for dinner.

I bowl for the Greenfield Park Monarchs, a club that came into being on March 17th, 1947 and is still going, we bowl at Champion Lanes every Thursday at 7 p.m., this year we are in need of a few bowlers, should anyone in the area like to bowl, come and join us, we play on alley's 7-18 .

Take care,
Noreen Toner

Thanks for the kind words Noreen. It's been a busy summer.

Let's hope we can find some bowlers for your league....

Old Photo from the Malenfant Family


Here is another photo sent to me by the Malenfant family from Stoney
Creek ON. Henry Andrien Malenfant and his family used to live at 90 Empire
from the 1920s through to about 1960. They have a street named after them in
the new section of Greenfield Park. They were kind enough to send me about
eight photos, some of which will appear the the book of photos due out in
Here is the first one that I'm sending you.

It shows Frank Audrey, Fred and Henry Andrien with two friends who were
visiting their home on Empire in 1928. Note the snow suits of the day.

John R.

Thanks John
Great old Photo

Carnival Dance Let's See if We Can Name Some of Them??


Here is another photo taken by Bruce Field of a dance about 1977. Let's see if anybody can be identifield. I think one of Buck Well's daughters may be in the bottom left corner.

John R.

Thanks John.

Let's see if our blog visiters can name some of them...?

Home pics from around the Park


1323 John and Sheila Geraghty's house on Fairfield. It is one of the oldest houses in the town. It was once a farm owned by the Watson family.

1324 433 Fairfield Ave.

Thanks John R.

Games for the Seniors

1. Sag, you're It.

2. Hide and go pee.

3 20 questions shouted into your good ear.

4. Kick the bucket

5. Red Rover, Red Rover, the nurse says Bend Over.

6. Musical recliners.

7. Simon says something incoherent.

8. Pin the Toupee on the bald guy.

1. You sell your home heating system at a yard sale.

2. You have to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them.

3. You change your underwear after a sneeze.


1. Going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of your face.

2. You don't care where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go along.

3. Getting a little action means I don't need fiber today.

4. Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.

5. An all-nighter means not getting up to pee!

Thoughts for the weekend

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunky dunk."

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctr Alt Delete' and start all over?

Stress is when you wake up screaming and then you realize you haven't
fallen asleep yet.

My husband says I never listen to him. At least I think that's what he said.

Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.

If raising children was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor!

Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.

But Most Of All, Remember !

Thanks Barb Hamilton

Today's Animals (Halloween)

They call me shorty, that's why I'm armed and dangerous...

Thanks to Barb Hamilton for the above Halloween animal pics..

I'm now a Knight...! Just ask the Queen...

Thanks Bob H.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Miss Barkhousess Grade 5 - 1955/56 (New Name added) More Names

Miss Barkhouses's Grade 5 – 1955/56

From L to R

Back Row – Robert Rudge, David Allen, Wayne Antel, Robert Tombs, Wayne Eva, ?

3 rd Row - Miss Barkhouse, Maureen ?, Penny Tomalty, Pamela Stubbon, ? , ?, ? Hollingdrake,
Jane Mead

2nd Row – Joan Wilson, Lynn Boutillier, Sharon Katchuk, Jean Jolly, Carolyn Cobb, Beverly Garrett, Sharon Fogarty

Front Row – John Penney, Andrew Miles, Don Ridewood, Michael Jenkins, Roger Caron, Christian ?, Brian Routledge

Hi Marty;

I have attached a copy of a photo of Miss Barkhouses's Grade 5 Class for school year 1955/56.

With the help of Dorothy and people who saw the photo at the reunion, I have been able to identify most of the people in the photo (see MissBarkhouse.doc).

Can anyone fill in the blanks?

If there is anyone out there checking the blog who is in the photo but has not been able to attend the reunions in the past few years, I would like to hear from them.

John Penney

Thanks John

I hope we can get all the names..

Hi Marty,

I believe the Maureen standing beside MIss Barkhouse is Maureen Dawson.


Hi Marty!
Flash Back
Last Person back row is: Jimmy Fitzchew (not sure of spelling).
3rd Row is: Maureen Dawson, Hollingdrake is Sharon, beside Pamela, I think her name was Kathleen.
Front Row, Christian Beau once again not sure of spelling.

Take care

Donnie R.

Thanks Donnie

Hi Marty,

I am once again going over the names and faces in the class picture and boy oh boy, the ladies in the 2nd row , specifically Bev Garrett and Carolyn Cobb have not changed to this day.

Sandy R.

Mr Tony Caines' Grade 6 - 1956/57 (Added Name)

Mr. Tony Caines' Grade 6 – 1956/57

From L to R

Back Row – ???, Wayne Eva, Harry Cobb, ??? , Robin Miles, ??? , David Young, ??? , John Baird

3 rd Row - Mr. Caines, Fred Knight, John Penney, Marilyn Blackwood, Pamela Stubbon, Jane Mead, Beverly Garrett, Bill Boler, Teddy Charles

2nd Row – Barbara Couglan, Freda Goldthorpe, Allison Messner, Joan Wilson, ? Robinson ,
Lynn Boutillier, Carolyn Cobb, ???

Front Row – Eric Russell, ??? , Brian Routledge, Wayne Bartlett, Terry Bartlett, Don Ridewood,
Herbie Mead

Let's see if we can get the missing names

Thanks John P.

Marty , the only person I can put a name to is the 1st name of the Robinson is Sharon.

Too bad Brian isn't here , he is the one who can name guys that I didn't know.

Sandy R.

Home pics from around the Park


1321 Oak St. I believe a North family may have lived here.

1322 315 Fairfield Ave.

Thanks John R.