Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone from the Barrie "Knight's"

Do we have a date for the next reunion?

All the best to everyone

Norma & Bob

Thanks Norma & Bob
I hope we all have as much fun at the next one. See you soon..

Real Snow Storm Pics




Thanks Barry & Louise D.

New Years Wishes

My best wishes to everyone in the New Year as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone again at the next reunion.

Thanks Janet Watson

Home pics from around the Park

1893
1894


1893 334 Murray The Gaudry's home.


1894 338 Murray

Thanks John R.

New Years Wishes

To all the friends and family that we are so fortunate to have....

May 2007 bring you Health, Prospetity and most of all HAPPINESS......

Happy 2007 from the Bennett Household In beautiful Downtown Ancaster
Ontario!!!!!!


Millie & Ralph.

Thanks Millie & Ralph B.

New Years Wishes

FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE

HAVE A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

The Hawkins Family

Thanks Bob & Pat H.

New Years Wishes

To All My On Line Buddies & Relatives.......

May the year 2007 bring only good things to you and your loved ones!!

Win & Ann

Thanks Win & Ann

NO COMMENT from Barry

HOW TO TELL THE SEX OF A BIRD...

This Is AMAZING!!!

Until now I never fully understood how to tell,

the difference between Male and Female Birds.

I always thought it had to be determined surgically.

Until Now.

Which of The Two Birds Is a Female???

Below are Two Birds. Study them closely..

See If You Can Spot Which of The Two Is The Female.

It can be done. Even by one with limited bird
watching skills.

Send this to all of the men you know, who could do with a
good laugh and to all women who have a great sense of
humor................



Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Christmas at Rock Away Rest

'Twas the night before Christmas at Rock-Away Rest,
And all of us seniors were looking our best.
Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry;
Our punch bowl held prune juice plus three drops of sherry.

A bedsock was taped to each walker in hope,
That Santa would bring us soft candy and soap.
We surely were lucky to be there with friends

Secure in this residence and in our DEPENDS

Our grandkids had sent us some Christmasy crafts,
Like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts.
The dental assistant had borrowed our teeth,
And from them she crafted a holiday wreath.

The bedpans, so shiny, all stood in a row,
Reflecting our candle's magnificent glow.
Our supper so festive --the joy wouldn't stop--
Was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top.

Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and great,
Then puree of fruitcake was spooned on each plate.
The social director then had us play games,
Like, "Where Are You Living?" & "What
Are Your Names?"

Old Grandfather Looper was feeling his oats,
Proclaiming that reindeer were nothing but goats.
Our resident wanderer was tied to her chair,
In hopes that at bedtime, she still would be there.

Security lights on a new fallen snow
Made outdoors seem noon to the old folks below.
Then out on the porch there arose quite a clatter
(But we are so deaf that it just didn't matter).

A strange little fellow flew in through the door,
Then tripped on the sill and fell flat on the floor.
Twas just our director, all togged out in red.
He jiggled and chuckled and patted each head.

We knew from the way that he strutted and jived
Our social security cheques had arrived.
We sang--how we sang-- in a monotone croak,
Till the clock tinkled out its soft eight PM stroke.

And soon we were snuggling deep in our beds,
While nurses distributed nocturnal meds.

Thanks Barb H.

Today's Animal


Thanks Bob H.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Troubled User

Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon
noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that
took up a lot of space and valuable resources.

In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other
programs and now monitors all other system activity. Applications such as Poker
Night 10.3, Football 5.0, Hunting and Fishing 7.5 , and Racing 3.6.

I can't seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while
attempting to run my favorite applications. I'm thinking about going back to
Girlfriend 7.0 , but the uninstall doesn't work on Wife 1.0 . Please help!

Thanks,
Troubled User.....

_____________________________________
REPLY:
Dear Troubled User:

This is a very common problem that men complain about.

Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0, thinking
that it is just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is an
OPERATING SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING!!! It is also
impossible to delete Wife 1.0 and to return to Girlfriend 7.0 . It is
impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system
once installed.

You cannot go back to Girlfriend 7.0 because Wife 1.0 is
designed to not allow this. Look in your Wife 1.0 manual under
Warnings-Alimony/Child Support. I recommend that you keep Wife 1.0 and work on improving the situation. I suggest installing the background application "Yes Dear"
to alleviate software augmentation.

The best course of action is to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE!
because ultimately you will have to give the APOLOGIZE command before
the system will return to normal anyway.

Wife 1.0 is a great program, but it tends to be very high
maintenance . Wife 1.0 comes with several support programs, such as
Clean and Sweep 3.0 , Cook It 1.5 and Do Bills 4.2 .

However, be very careful how you use these programs. Improper
use will cause the system to launch the program Nag Nag 9.5 . Once this
happens, the only way to improve the performance of Wife 1.0 is to
purchase additional software. I recommend Flowers 2.1 and Diamonds 5.0 !

WARNING!!! DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Secretary
With Short Skirt 3.3. This application is not supported by Wife 1.0 and
will cause irreversible damage to the operating system!

Best of luck,
Tech Support

Thanks Richard W.
Sounds like my problem

A HAPPY NEW YEAR WISH

A HAPPY NEW YEAR to Everyone hope to see you all in 2007 Reunion

Barb & George
XXX OOO

Thanks Barb & George H

Home pics from around the Park

1891
1892


1891 300 Murray The Broden family home.

1892 303 Murray R.V.Comber's house.

Thanks John R.

The Good Old Days

HI Marty
Thought you might enjoy this! Am really enjoying all the news from old GPers.You are doing a great job.
Ruth (Assaf) Gougeon




Black and White
(Under age 40? You won't understand.)

You could hardly see for all the snow,

Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.

Pull a chair up to the TV set,

"Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet."

Depending on the channel you tuned,

You got Rob and Laura - or Ward and June.

It felt so good. It felt so right.

Life looked better in black and white.

I Love Lucy, The Real McCoys,

Dennis the Menace, the Cleaver boys,

Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train,

Superman, Jimmy and Lois Lane.

Father Knows Best, Patty Duke,

Rin Tin Tin and Lassie too,

Donna Reed on Thursday night!

Life looked better in black and white.

I want to go back to black and white.

Everything always turned out right.

Simple people, simple lives.

Good guys always won the fights.

Now nothing is the way it seems

In living color on the TV screen.

Too many murders, too many fights,

I want to go back to black and white.

In God they trusted, alone in bed, they slept,

A promise made was a promise kept.

They never cussed or broke their vows.

They'd never make the network now.

But if I could, I'd rather be

In a TV town in '53.

It felt so good. It felt so right.

Life looked better in black and white.

I'd trade all the channels on the satellite,

If I could just turn back the clock tonight

To when everybody knew wrong from right.

Life was better in black and white!

Another Goody For The Oldtimers

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same
cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem
to get food poisoning.

My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat
it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a
brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting ecoli.
>>
Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake
instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell,
and a pager was the school PA system.

We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair
Of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training
Athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't
Recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how
Much safer we are now..

Flunking gym was not an option...even for stupid kids! I guess PE
Must be much harder than gym.

Speaking of school , we all sang the national anthem, and staying
In detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health
System we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was
allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play
Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I
Got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant
construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent
bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like
iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.

Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose
of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the
contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was
such a threat.

We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did,
We got our butt spanked there and then we got butt spanked again when we
Got home.

I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his
Tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know
That she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and
swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that
They were from a dysfunctional family How could we possibly have known
that?

We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes?
We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even
notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever
survive?

LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA, AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T-
SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING

Pass this to someone (over age 40, of course), and brighten
Their day by helping them to remember that life's most simple pleasures are
Very often the best!

Thanks Ruth G.
We posted the second part last winter but it still is a fun piece to read…

WEATHER WARNING

WHEN YOU SEE THIS ON YOUR WAY OUT THE DOOR IN THE MORNING ......






Go back in and have another cup of coffee. It is probably not going to be a good day!

Thanks Louisa


Tissue Alert

Always believe in MIRACLES!! Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl.

"Who is this?" asked Santa, smiling. "Your friend? Your sister?"

"Yes, Santa," he replied. "My sister, Sarah, who is very sick," he said sadly.

Santa glanced over at the grandmother who was waiting nearby, and saw her dabbing her eyes with a tissue.

"She wanted to come with me to see you, oh, so very much, Santa!"
the child exclaimed. "She misses you," he added softly.

Santa tried to be cheerful and encouraged a smile to the boy's face, asking him what he wanted Santa to bring him for Christmas.

When they finished their visit, the Grandmother came over to help the child off his lap, and started to say something to Santa, but halted.

"What is it?" Santa asked warmly.

"Well, I know it's really too much to ask you, Santa, but .." the old woman began, shooing her grandson over to one of Santa's elves to collect the little gift which Santa gave all his young visitors. "The girl in the photograph... my granddaughter well, you see ... she has leukemia and isn't expected to make it even through the holidays," she said through tear-filled eyes. "Is there any way, Santa . any possible way that you could come see Sarah? That's all she's asked for, for Christmas, is to see Santa."

Santa blinked and swallowed hard and told the woman to leave information with his elves as to where Sarah was, and he would see what he could do. Santa thought of little else the rest of that afternoon. He knew what he had to do. "What if it were MY child lying in that hospital bed, dying," he thought with a sinking heart, "this is the least I can do."

When Santa finished visiting with all the boys and girls that evening, he retrieved from his helper the name of the hospital where Sarah was staying. He asked the assistant location manager how to get to Children's Hospital.

"Why?" Rick asked, with a puzzled look on his face.
Santa relayed to him the conversation with Sarah's grandmother earlier that day. "C'mon.... I'll take you there," Rick said softly.



Rick drove them to the hospital and came inside with Santa. They found out which room Sarah was in. A pale Rick said he would wait out in the hall.

Santa quietly peeked into the room through the half-closed door and saw little Sarah on the bed. The room was full of what appeared to be her family; there was the Grandmother and the girl's brother he had met earlier that day. A woman whom he guessed was Sarah's mother stood by the bed, gently pushing Sarah's thin hair off her forehead. And another woman who he discovered later was Sarah's aunt, sat in a chair near the bed with weary, sad look on her face. They were talking quietly, and Santa could sense the warmth and closeness of the family, and their love and concern for Sarah. Taking a deep breath, and forcing a smile on his face, Santa entered the room, bellowing a hearty, "Ho, ho, ho!"

"Santa!" shrieked little Sarah weakly, as she tried to escape her bed to run to him, IVtubes in tact. Santa rushed to her side and gave her a warm hug. A child the tender age of his own son -- 9 years old -- gazed up at him with wonder and excitement. Her skin was pale and her short tresses bore telltale bald patches from the effects of chemotherapy. But all he saw when he looked at her was a pair of huge, blue eyes. His heart melted, and he had to force himself to choke back tears. Though his eyes were riveted upon Sarah's face, he could hear the gasps and quiet sobbing of the women in the room.

As he and Sarah began talking, the family crept quietly to the bedside one by one, squeezing Santa's shoulder or his hand gratefully, whispering "thank you" as they gazed sincerely at him with shining eyes. Santa and Sarah talked and talked, and she told him excitedly all the toys she wanted for Christmas, assuring him she'd been a very good girl that year. As their time together dwindled, Santa felt led in his spirit to pray for Sarah, and asked for permission from the girl's mother. She nodded in agreement and the entire family circled around Sarah's bed, holding hands. Santa looked intensely at Sarah and asked her if she believed in angels.

"Oh, yes, Santa... I do!" she exclaimed.

"Well, I'm going to ask that angels watch over you, "he said.
Laying one hand on the child's head, Santa closed his eyes and prayed. He asked that God touch little Sarah, and heal her body from this disease. He asked that angels minister to her, watch and keep her. And when he finished praying, still with eyes closed, he started singing softly, "Silent Night, Holy Night.... all is calm, all is bright." The family joined in, still holding hands, smiling at Sarah, and crying tears of hope, tears of joy for this moment, as Sarah beamed at them all. When the song ended, Santa sat on the side of the bed again and held Sarah's frail, small hands in his own.



"Now, Sarah, "he said authoritatively, "you have a job to do, and that is to concentrate on getting well. I want you to have fun playing with your friends this summer, and I expect to see you at my house at Mayfair Mall this time next year!" He knew it was risky proclaiming that, to this little girl who had terminal cancer, but he "had" to. He had to give her the greatest gift he could -- not dolls or games or toys -- but the gift of HOPE.

"Yes, Santa! "Sarah exclaimed, her eyes bright.

He leaned down and kissed her on the forehead and left the room.
Out in the hall, the minute Santa's eyes met Rick's, a look passed between them and they wept unashamed. Sarah's mother and grandmother slipped out of the room quicklyand rushed to Santa's side to thank him.

"My only child is the same age as Sarah," he explained quietly.
"This is the least I could do." They nodded with understanding and hugged him.

One year later, Santa Mark was again back on the set in Milwaukee for his six-week, seasonal job which he so loves to do. Several weeks went by and then one day a child came up to sit on his lap.
"Hi, Santa! Remember me?!"

"Of course, I do," Santa proclaimed (as he always does), smiling down at her.

After all, the secret to being a "good" Santa is to always make each child feel as if they are the "only" child in the world at that moment.

"You came to see me in the hospital last year!" Santa's jaw dropped.

Tears immediately sprang in his eyes, and he grabbed this little miracle and held her to his chest. "Sarah!" he exclaimed. He scarcely recognized her,for her hair was long and silky and her cheeks were rosy -- much different from the little girl he had visited just a year before. He looked over and saw Sarah's mother and grandmother in the sidelines smiling and waving and wiping their eyes.

That was the best Christmas ever for Santa Claus. He had witnessed
--and been blessed to be instrumental in bringing about -- this miracle of hope.

This precious little child was healed. Cancer-free. Alive and well. He silently looked up to Heaven and humbly whispered, "Thank you, Father. 'Tis a very, Merry Christmas!

If you believe in miracles you will pass this on...I did!

Thanks Bernie C.

Today's Animal



Thanks Bev V.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Snow in GPK

HI MARSTON !!
THANK'S FOR THE CAR COMMERCIAL !!!
IS THAT HOW YOU USED TO OPEN YOUR FROZEN LOCKS ????
IF SO,,,I IMAGINE THE NICE SCENT OF PINE TREES IS REQUIRED,,,( MANY TREES )

IT'S GOING DOWN TO -17C. HERE TONIGHT,,,THAT'S 0 F. ( MONTREAL AREA,,)
WE HAD 4 OR 5" OF STICKY WET SNOW ON THE 26TH,,NOW IT'S SOLID,,,
REALLY ROUGH AND SLIPPERY,,,,
CAN'T COMPLAIN THOUGH,,,HAD A GREEN CHRISTMAS,,,AND PRETTY NICE
WEATHER UP TO THAT TIME,,,,
FUNNY WEATHER,,,GREEN CHRISTMAS IN GREENFIELD PARK,,,BUT
TWO FEET OF SNOW IN DENVER,,,AND HURRICANE TYPE STORMS 5 OR 6,,
IN VANCOUVER,,
HOW IS IT IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS ???

THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS ( YOU MUST BE GETTING QUITE RICH )
FOR TYING ALL THE OLD FRIENDS TOGETHER,,,
YOU ARE THE TIE THAT BINDS !!! ( OPPOSITE OF LAXITIVE )

HAVE FUN ,,,KEEP SMILIN' !! JOHN.

Hi John,
I lost a bet to Ivan Rhoades by one day that there would be snow on the ground by Dec. 25 in GPK. It has been mild - high 40’s here lately (5-6 C). It will be those temps for the next 5 days and we don’t have any snow on the ground. We might pay for it in Jan.

Getting Rich?
Only in friends and newer PC equipment.
Take care,

Marty N.

IQ Test

GOTTA READ REAL FAST!!!!! IT'S FUN.
.
You only have seconds to answer each question so click on the link below and get ready
http://www.flashbynight.com/test

Thanks Barb C.

This one is fun

Home pics from around the Park

1889
1890



1889 261 Murray The home of the Holland family.

1890 268 Murray Once the home of the Barwick family.

Thanks John R.

More pics of a Real Snow Storm






Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Does anyone recognize the Country from the License Plate??

Today's Animal



Lunch Delivered

Thanks Bob H.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A Real Winter Storm





Thanks Barry and Louise D.

I wonder if anyone could name the region..?

The Three Little Pigs


Three Little Pigs went out to dinner one night.

The waiter came and took their drink order.

"I would like a Sprite," said the first little piggy.

"I would like a Coke," said the second little piggy.


"I want beer, lots and lots of beer,"

said the third little piggy.

The drinks were brought out and the waiter took

their orders for dinner.

"I want a nice big steak," said the first piggy.

"I would like the salad plate," said the second piggy.


"I want beer, lots and lots of beer,"

said the third little piggy.

The meals were brought out and a while later the

waiter approached the table and asked if the piggies

would like any dessert.

"I want a banana split," said the first piggy.

"I want cheesecake," said the second piggy.


"I want beer, lots and lots of beer,"

exclaimed the third little piggy.


"Pardon me for asking," said the waiter

to the third little piggy," but why have

you only ordered beer all evening?"


You're gonna LOVE me for this....

The third piggy says -




"Well, somebody has to go

'Wee, wee, wee, all the way

home!




Aren't you sorry you ever gave

me your email address?????






Thanks Bob H.

Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.We sure did.It was spent with all our children and grandchildren.What more could you ask for.

Sam and I are leaving December 30 for Florida and will be back Frebruary 3rd.Please hold the e mails.

Thanks Ellen

I hope you have a great vacation
Marty

15 PIECES OF ADVICE

15 PIECES OF ADVICE TO BE PASSED ON TO YOUR MUM, YOUR DAUGHTERS OR GRANDDAUGHTERS, NIECES, AUNTS, GIRLFRIENDS, ETC.

1. Don't imagine you can change a man - unless he's in nappies.

2. What do you do if your boyfriend walks out? You shut the door.

3. If they put a man on the moon - they should be able to put them
all up there.

4. Never let your man's mind wander - it's too little to be out
alone.

5. Go for the younger man. You might as well, they never mature
anyway.

6. Men are all the same - they just have different faces, so that
you can tell them apart.

7. Definition of a bachelor: a man who has missed the opportunity
to make some woman miserable.

8. Women don't make fools of men - most of them are the
do-it-yourself types.

9. Best way to get a man to do something is to suggest he is too
old for it.

10. Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.

11. If you want a committed man, look in a mental hospital.

12. The children of Israel wandered around the desert for 40 years.
Even in Biblical times, men wouldn't ask for directions.

13. If he asks what sort of books you're interested in, tell him
cheque books.

14. Remember a sense of humour does not mean that you tell him
jokes, it means that you laugh at his.

15. Sadly, all men are created equal.

Send this to 5 Bright Women to make their day! Pass it to a few
"good men "too!!

Thanks Barb H.
What can I say!!!!

Today's Animal

This guy doesn't like his Doctor..

Thanks Jean McS.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Red Square Game

Red Square Game


Caution - addictive

When all the numbered red squares are visible,
try to get rid of them as fast as you can, in
numerical order.
You don't have to click them... just touch them
with the cursor and they'll disappear.


http://flash.abunawaf.com/2005/12/game33.swf

Thanks Ellen S.

Too Pooped


See you next year..

Thanks Bev V.

Homes from around the Park

1317 1886


1317 ? Fairfield

1886 123 Little Murray. I believe this was the home of Jim Davis.

Thanks John R.

My Christmas Eve in Georgia


My Christmas Eve in Georgia.

Once again, the neighbors of Devon Drive worked together
welcoming visitors into the neighborhood to enjoy the
lights and luminaries on Christmas Eve. .
This year the truck was filled again with dog and cat
food, cookies, cat litter, blankets, 2 dog/cat carriers
and many other goodies for the Humane Society .
Also $445.71 in cash was collected.
What an amazing lot of donations!

When I said,
"You don't have to pay to drive through. Just enjoy,"
the same answer always was, "Yes we know,
but this neighborhood sends so much enjoyment
out to others, so we would like to make a
money donation to the Humane Society."

So many drove by saying, "Thank you to all the families
of Devon Drive for sharing and making this annual event
a most delightful night to remember."
Many said the drive thru was now on their
"Special Joys of Sharing Christmas" list.

PS....What a pleasant evening it was for me.

Daisy, my bear Miss Alexandria were the greeters along with me at the top of the street as I collected the donations for the Humane Society.
Many children got out of their car just to give Daisy a hug, she loved every moment of it as she is friendly just like a therapy dog.
I was surprised how many did bring their dogs on the drive, also a few so happy showing me their dogs telling me their adopted it from the Humane Society. Many just walked around the horseshoe street and sang carols.
Down the road my grandson standing outside his home handed out 240 candy canes, next year they will have to buy more. So many happy children in their cars yelling Merry Christmas it would even make the Grinch smile.
What a wonderful evening for many.

Today before the food was to be delivered Daisy was soooooooo busy checking out all the goodies.


Bev

Thanks Bev V.

NEW TURKEY RECIPE

You should try this!
Sure to bring smiles from your guests!
Here is a new way to prepare your turkey.

1. Cut out aluminum foil in desired shapes.
2. Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan, position the
foil carefully.? (see attached)
3. Roast according to your own recipe and serve.
4. Watch your guests' faces...



May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Christmas turkey Stay off your thighs
Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Purina Diet

This is disgusting but hilarious ... definitely my kind of
joke


I have a Golden retriever. I was buying a large bag of Purina
at Wal-Mart and was in line to check out. A woman behind me asked
if I had a dog? (DUH!)

On impulse, I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, and that
I was starting the Purina Diet again. Although I probably
shouldn't, because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50
pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes
coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the
way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and
simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry and that the food is
nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again. (I have
to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now
enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because
the dog food poisoned me. I told her no; I stepped off a curb to
sniff an Irish Setter's butt and a car hit us both.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack,
he was laughing so hard!

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Today's Animal



Buddies

Thanks Bev V.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Posts

Hi Folks,

I rec'd a few E-mails on Christmas Day that belong on the Dec. 25 posts rather than today. So, you might want to revisit the posts of Dec.25

Again many thanks for all your kind words and Christmas wishes..

Marty N.

Home Pics from around the Park

1315
1316


1315 204 Fairfield

1316 243 Fairfield

Thanks John R.

Western Canadian Scenes




Fun Pics


What Christmas Should Look Like




Thanks Bob H.

$50 dollars is $50 dollars

MORRIS AND HIS WIFE ESTHER WENT TO THE STATE FAIR EVERY YEAR.

EVERY YEAR, MORRIS WOULD SAY, "ESTHER, I'D LIKE TO RIDE IN THAT
HELICOPTER." ESTHER ALWAYS REPLIED, " I KNOW MORRIS, BUT THAT
HELICOPTER RIDE IS 50 DOLLARS AND 50 DOLLARS IS 50 DOLLARS."

A FEW YEARS LATER, ESTHER AND MORRIS WENT TO THE FAIR. MORRIS
SAID, ESTHER, I'M 85 YEARS OLD. IF I DON'T RIDE THAT HELICOPTER NOW, I MIGHT NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE."

ESTHER REPLIED, "MORRIS, THAT HELICOPTER RIDE IS 50 DOLLARS AND 50 DOLLARS IS 50 DOLLARS."

THE PILOT OVERHEARD THE COUPLE. HE SAID, "FOLKS, I'LL MAKE YOU A DEAL. I'LL TAKE THE BOTH OF YOU FOR A RIDE. IF YOU CAN STAY QUIET FOR THE ENTIRE RIDE AND NOT SAY A WORD, I WON'T CHARGE YOU! BUT IF YOU SAY ONE WORD, IT'S 50 DOLLARS."

MORRIS AND ESTHER AGREED -- AND UP THEY WENT.

THE PILOT DID ALL KINDS OF FANCY MANEUVERS. BUT NOT A WORD WAS HEARD. HE DID HIS DAREDEVIL TRICKS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BUT STILL NOT A WORD. WHEN THEY LANDED, THE PILOT TURNED TO MORRIS. HE SAID, "BY GOLLY, I DID EVERYTHING I COULD TO GET YOU TO YELL OUT, BUT YOU DIDN'T. I'M IMPRESSED!"

MORRIS REPLIED, "WELL, I WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING WHEN ESTHER FELL OUT, BUT 50 DOLLARS IS 50 DOLLARS!

Thanks Margaret W.

Today's Animal




A Walk on the Beach...

Christmas Canon - Trans Siberian Orchestra (Full Version)



This Music Video runs 4 Minutes.

ENJOY....

It's Christmas Day - Merry Christmas to everyone..



I want to wish all our blog visiters a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all enjoy family and friends on this special day. It has been a lot of fun for me to keep this site for all of us to share our life experiences in Greenfield Park.

Thanks to all our contributers that make this blog what it is because without them it wouldn't exist.

Take care everyone.

Marty N.

Monday, December 25, 2006

HELLO HELLO

HELLO---HELLO !!!

GOOD CHRISTMAS DAY TO YOU !!

CHRISTMAS,,,AT THIS SPECIAL TIME WE WISH FOR YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY,,

GOOD HEALTH AND SECURITY,,,GREAT FRIENDS,,AND GOOD CHEER !!

CHRISTMAS IS A TIME OF FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY,,, MAY YOU HAVE

ALL OF THESE AND HAPPINESS ALSO !!

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AND THOSE AROUND YOU,,ESPECIALLY
THE LITTLE ONES,,,,,,BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT !!

AND,, AS MOM WOULD SAY,,,,GOD-BLESS !!

CHELSEA, SUMMER, SHEILA & JOHN G.

Thanks John G.

Christmas Recipe






Christmas Recipe





1/2 cup of Hugs
4 teaspoons kisses
1 cup of Holiday Cheer
1/2 cup of Peace on Earth
3 teaspoon of Christmas Cheer
2 cups of Goodwill Towards Men
4 cups of Love, 1 Sprig of Mistletoe
1 large bag of Christmas Snowflakes
Mix Hugs, Kisses, Smiles, and Love .
Blend in Holiday Cheer, Peace on Earth,
Christmas Spirit and Goodwill Toward Men.
Use the mixture to fill a large, warm heart where it
can be stored for a lifetime, for it never goes bad!
Serve as desired under Misteltoe, sprinkle liberally with
Christmas Snowflakes it is especially good when accompanied
by Christmas carols and family get-together. Serve to one and all!


Thanks Millie

Every Christmas Eve










Every Christmas Eve in Greenfield Park, there is a group of people who have Santa go around the park and hand out free toys to the kids. The fellow in the black jacket is Johnny, my mom's janitor, who organizes the whole thing. He holds garage sales to raise the money to buy all the toys, which he and his family wrap themselves (I think it was over 1,000 this year). It is an incredible act of generosity.

They go all around the park, stopping at the churches, or wherever a group of kids are gathered waiting for him. You can hear the tune " Here Comes Santa Claus" heralding the arrival of Santa.

What a wonderful tradition and example of how it is better to give than receive. Imagine all those kids seeing Santa on his sleigh and getting a toy from him. Must feel great.

I know my kids love it. Not sure how long Johnny and his gang have been doing this, but it is something we look forward to each Christmas Eve

All the best...off to eat some more mince tarts!

Sherri

Thanks Sherri T.
I would be fun to be a kid again back home..