Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Competition ??

Marty, it would appear that we have the beginnings of a potentially serious photo competition between John Riley and Normand Simard. I say have at it. JMcC

Thanks John we can use all the help we can get here

Marty

For Sale???


IN FRONT OF 102 GREENFIELD G.PK THIS WOMAN IS THINKING OF SELLING HER HOUSE I THINK IF YOU OFFER HER 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS SHE WILL STOP THINKING.
NORMAND

Thanks Normand S.

You must be retired too…

Guess Who???



Hi Marty,

Here is a great guess who for everyone. This picture was taken the 56/57 school year.

Does anyone remember this gal ??

Jean McShane , Bev Garrett & I were talking about her when I was in Calgary.

Wonder if anybody has any idea where she ended up !!!
Thanks Sandy R.
Let's see who can name her...
No One guessed her name.
She is Heather Brooker and does any one know her whereabouts??

Early Pics from John Penny




Hi Marston;

I was just going through some old photo albums and found these two
pictures from my Greenfield Park days.

The first is a photo of my mother, Edith Penney, and her best friend,
Irene Grocholoski, (Stephen's mother) taken on our front porch at 382
Springfield. It was probably taken about 1965. My mother is now
suffering from Alzheimer's and is in a Long Term Care facility here in
Ottawa. Irene died many years ago.

The second is a photo of me, my brother Keith and Stephen Grocholski
taken beside Stephen's house on Springfield. I'm guessing that the
photo was taken about 1953. I understand that Stephen now lives on the
West Island. I haven't seen him for many years. Maybe he will be at
the reunion this fall.

John

Thanks John P.

Retardment

How cute, how true.
This is priceless! (and was actually reported by a teacher).

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona.

Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear nametags because they don't know who they are anymore. They go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed because it is okay now, and do exercises there, but they don't do them very well.

There is a swimming pool too, but in it, they all jump up and down with hats on. At their gate, there is a dollhouse with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape!

Sometimes they sneak out. They go cruising in their golf carts. Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same thing every night. Early Birds.
Some of the people can't get out past the man in the dollhouse. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center and call it pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.
When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the dollhouse. Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren.

Thanks Bev V.

3 - D Fantasies








Thanks John G.


Home pics from around the Park

2057
2058




2057 One of these houses was the home of the Wallace family.


2058 I believe this was the manse of the United Church


Thanks John R.

Daniel Sends his Regards to All GPKer's

Hi all,

I was surfing the WWW and came across your E-Mail addresses. I found it kind of ironic that after several decades of living in Ottawa I was thinking of those GPKers that I knew when I grew-up and lived in Greenfield Park from 1947 to 1965 at 80 Empire Street, which was renumbered to 432 in the early sixties. The Fosters next door initially built the house and my dad bought right away. The house was a Cape Cod model and a cement fence surrounded the property with large pyramid-like caps at each post. We also had an in-ground pool at the back. The whole thing was sort of overkill in consideration of the properties that surrounded ours. The Fosters also had an in-ground pool.

Anyways, how are all of you. For those of you who knew me, or of me, back then, I’ve missed you so. Often times over the years I have though of those who touched my life as I was growing-up and just seeing your names conjures-up so many surreal memories; the antics, the conflicts, the fun, the dancing and romancing, the gangs, Snyder’s, the Community Centre, street dances, hockey (on outdoor rinks or on the street), football, baseball at the Park. We were certainly quite the bunch.

My immediate neighbours were the Fosters, the Tomalties, the Boards, the McCourts, the Rimmers, the Tombs, the Kabukis, the Benjafields, the McDougals, the Hollingdrakes and a few others whose names escape me at the moment. Some of my other good friends included Ross Morley, Bob McFetridge, Doug Minary, my cousins Michel and Percy Lavoie, Sheila Fry, Ann Ball, Heather Hubbard, Lorraine Daws, Karen Cobb, Gerry Clinton, John Riley, André Phaneuf, Barry Hollingdrake, Burn Baers, Ralph Rattry, Arthur and Tony Iannone, Wayne Antle, Pierre Duhamel, Pierre Hénault, Robert Brown, Wayne Kabuki and many others who were either teamates, classmates or fellow adventurers.

I certainly hope I hear from some of you and exchange some wonderful memories of growing-up in GPK. I drove by the old house a few years ago while we were passing though and showed my four-year old son (yes I know…) my old neighbourhood. Benjamin is eight now and plays hockey at the Novice A level.

Speak with you soon.

Regards,

Daniel (Danny, etc.)

Thanks Daniel Chamaillard
Great to hear from you…

Getting Older

Absolutely the best. I LOVE IT!!!!


Will I live to see 80?

I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and
exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age.

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking
him, "Do you think I'll live to be 80?"

He asked, "Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?"

"Oh no," I replied. "I'm not doing drugs, either!"

Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?"

I said, "No, my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!"

"Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing,
hiking, or bicycling?"

"No, I don't," I said.

He asked, "Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?"
"No," I said.

He looked at me and said, "Then, why do you even give a sh#t?"

Thanks Noreen T.

Euro English

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English
will be the official language of the European Union rather than German,
which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that
English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year
phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will
make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in
favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less
letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the
troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like
fotograf 20% shorter
In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted
to reach the stage where! more komplikated changes are possible.
Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a
deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of
the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.
By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th"
with "z" and "w" with "v".
During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining
"ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a ril sensibl riten styl.
Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu
understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru. Und
efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze first plas.
If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.

Ralph

Thanks Ralph B.

Great Old Songs Remembered

It was fun being a baby boomer - until now. Some of the vocal artists
of the '60s are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging
baby boomers.

They include:

1. Herman's Hermits--- Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker.

2. The Bee Gees--- How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.

3. Bobby Darin--- Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.

4. Ringo Starr--- I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.

5. Roberta Flack--- The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.

6. Johnny Nash--- I Can't See Clearly Now.

7. Paul Simon--- Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver.


8. The Commodores--- Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.

9. Marvin Gaye--- Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.

10. Procol Harem--- A Whiter Shade of Hair.

11. Leo Sayer--- You Make Me Feel Like Napping.

12. The Temptations--- Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.

13. Abba--- Denture Queen.

14. Tony Orlando--- Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.


15. Helen Reddy--- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.

16. Willie Nelson--- On the Commode Again

17. Leslie Gore--- It's My Procedure and I'll Cry If I Want To

Thanks Win S.
Remember them well

Planet Earth


















Thanks Murray P & Barry & Louise D.



Today's Animal

Just posing for the camera.

Thanks Normand S.

Normand Had to go to Bed Early Tonight... He's All Worn Out

Thanks Normand S.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Micro Light Flight

Luck for me my "cabin" is open to the breeze. My take-off roll is quite short! "http://www.lazair.com/movies/karlflying.wmv

"Blue (moon) skies,
Karl Kevin Kokeram

I rec'd this video about a light plane flight.
I,m afraid I don't know them and they didn't send any message with this link
MN

Dilbertian

Essential Additions for the Workplace Vocabulary

1. BLAMESTORMING: Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline
was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

2. SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise,
craps on everything, and then leaves.

3. ASSMOSIS: The process by which some people seem to absorb success
and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

4. SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming
upstream only to get screwed and die in the end.

5. CUBE FARM: An office filled with cubicles.

6. PRAIRIE DOGGING: When someone yells or drops something loudly in a
Cube farm, and people's heads pop up over the walls to see what's going on.

7. MOUSE POTATO: The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch
potato.

8. SITCOM: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What
yuppies turn into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay
home with the kids.

9. STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and
whiny.

10. SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless
because the magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.

11. XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for "swiping " free photocopies from one's
workplace.

12. IRRITAINMENT: Entertainment and media spectacles that are annoying,
yet you find yourself unable to stop watching them. The J-Lo and Ben
wedding (or not) was a prime example.

13. PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of 'whacking the crap ' out of
an electronic device to get it to work again.

14. ADMINISPHERE: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just
above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often
profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were
designed to solve.

15. 404: Someone who's clueless. From the World Wide Web error message
"404 Not Found," meaning that the requested document could not be located.

16. GENERICA: Features of the landscape that are exactly the same no
matter where one is; such as fast food joints, strip malls, and subdivisions.

17. OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize
that you've just made a BIG mistake.

18. WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.

19. CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously breaking wind while passing through a
Cube Farm.

Thanks Margaret W.

Victoria's Morning Cup of Coffee


I'll share one too

Garden Pics








Thanks Millie


Items frrom St. Lambert









Thanks John R.

Italy Pics









Thanks Millie.
Great tour of Italy

Advertising on our blog ????


HI MARTY I WOULD LIKE TO ADVERTISE ON YOUR BLOG I DONT KNOW IF WE ARE ALOUD I AM NOT ADVERTISING FOR TAYLORS IN ST-LAMBERT BUT FOR PEPSI-COLA IT IS A VERY REFRESHING DRINK BUY IT BY THE CASE AND SAVE MORE TO BUY MORE PEPSI .AND REFRESH YOURSELF AGAIN.

P.S. TOMORROW I WILL SEE MISTER TAYLOR OF THE DEPARTEMENT STORE AND ASK HIM TO REFRESH THE PAINT ON THE PEPSI ADVERTISEMENT ON THE BRICK WALL IT DATES C.A 1950. SEE PICTURE INCLUDED.

NORMAND SIMARD


Thanks Normand S.

Where's the May West Pic

Message for our John Riley


HI JOHN CONGRATULATION FOR WINNING THOSE TICKETS REF. ENTRY 70000. I WAS SURE YOU KNEW WHERE THAT TOTEM WAS BETWEEN 34 AND 52 REGINA


THERE WAS AN ARTICLE ON IT IN LOCAL PAPERS THIS SUMMER PROBABLY THE ONLY TOTEM IN THE PARK. YOUR GRAND PRIZE WILL BE DELIVERED SHORTLY.
KEEP THAT CAMERA ROLLING.
NORMAND
Thanks Normand S.

One for the Sports Fan

Two guys from Sudbury die and wake up in hell.
The next day the devil stops in to check on them and sees them dressed
in parkas, mittens and toques
warming themselves around the fire.
The devil asks them, "What are you doing? Isn't it hot enough for you?"
The two guys reply, "Well, you know, we're from Canada, the land of
snow and ice and cold. We're just happy for a chance to warm up a little
bit eh."
The devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough and turns up
the heat.
The next morning he stops in again and there they are, still dressed in
parkas, toques and mittens. The devil asks them again,"It's awfully hot
down here, can't you guys feel it?"
Again the two guys reply, "Well, like we told ya yesterday, we're from
Canada, the land of snow and ice and cold. We're just happy for a
chance to warm up a little bit, eh."
This gets the devil a little steamed up and he decides to fix these two
guys. He cranks the heat up as high as it will go. The people are wailing and screaming everywhere.
He stops by the room with the two guys from Canada and finds them in
light jackets and bucket hats, grilling sausage and drinking beer. The devil
is astonished, "Everyone down here is in
abject misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourselves."
The two Canadians reply, "Well, ya know, we don't get too much warm
weather up there in Sudbury so we've just got to have a cook-out when the
weather's THIS nice."
The devil is absolutely furious, he can hardly see straight. Finally
He comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have
been>cold all their lives.
The devil decides to turn all the heat off in hell.
The next morning, the temperature is below zero, icicles are hanging
everywhere; people are shivering so bad that they are unable to do
anything but wail, moan, and gnash their teeth.
The devil smiles and heads for the room with the two Canadians. He gets
there and finds them back in their parkas, toques, and mittens. NOW they are
jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men!!!
The devil is dumbfounded, "I don't understand, when I turn up the
Heat you're happy. Now it's freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong
with you two???"
The two Canadians look at the devil in surprise,"Well, don't you
know?If hell freezes over, it must mean the Leafs have won the Stanley Cup!!!"

Ralph

Thanks Ralph B.
It's a good one

He won't cross the street


NO SIR I DID NOT PRESS THAT BUTTON WHEN I WANTED TO CROSS VICTORIA TO ST- LAMBERT I WAS SHOCKED TO LEARN MAYBE IT WAS A SHOCKING TACTIC FROM ST LAMBERT TO KEEP US ON THE G. PK. SIDE OF VICTORIA
THATS WHAT HAPPENS MAYBE WITH ALL THESE FUSIONS AND DEFUSIONS PEOPLE GET MIXED UP OH WELL LIFE GOES ON.
IN THE PARK.

NORMAND SIMARD
Thanks for the warning Normand

Home pics from around the Park

2055
2056


2055 560 Springfield

2056 Newly rebuilt house on Springfield near Margaret

Thanks John R.

3 - D Fantasies













Thanks John G.


Hand Art
























Thanks Flo H.
That's all of them & I hope you enjoyed them..




Beer Boy


Does anyone recognize the beer,
Thanks Ivan R.

Today's Animal


Just getting out of bed..
Merci Normand S.