Saturday, June 30, 2007

Today's Animal

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

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Statues





Thanks Millie McG.


Swiss Air Show







Thanks Murray P.

Louvre






Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Man from Street Car in GPK..



HI MARTY,WHAT ED. B. SENT YESTERDAY, THE GRAND DAD COMING OUT OF THE TRAIN ON THE MURAL IS W.J. MURRAY FIRST MAYOR
OF G.PK. ALTHOUGH HE DOES LOOK FAMILIAR. I THINK .HE HIS THE ONE THAT GOT THE FIRST SEWERS INSTALLED IN G.PK. AND MAYBE WHAT I READ IN
JOHN RILEY'S BOOK THE NAME OF GREENFIELD PARK CAME FROM HIM BECAUSE HE CAME FROM GREENFIELD IN
MASS.U.S.A. IT IS A POSSIBILITY.

THANKS MARTY.

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. THANKS TO ED.B. FOR HIS INTEREST IN G.PK. HISTORY. AND JOHN RILEY FOR THE PIC I GOT IN HIS FINE HISTORY BOOK
OF G.PK.

Thanks Normand

The Best Bird in the World



Thanks Millie McG.

Fund Raiser (Repost)



HI MARTY, WELL FATHER BOB BS OF THE PARKER PORKBARREL NEWSPAPER WAS SO RIGHT YESTERDAY IN HIS BREAKING NEWS. US BLOGOHOLICS ANONYMOUS ARE A LITTLE BIT LOST WHEN YOU ARE AWAY.SO I STARTED RAISING FUNDS IN CANADA DRIVE-IN ON DEVONSHIRE TODAY I AM SENDING $28.11 I RAISED FOR BUYING A LAKE WE WILL NAME IT DEVONSHIRE LAKE IT WILL HAVE FULL WIFI LINK ,AND WE WILL BUILT A NICE COSY HOUSE SORT OF A BIG CAMPER SO YOU WILL FEEL AT HOME AND REST VERY GOOD WHEN YOU GO FISHING.

I WILL TALK TO MILLIE MC TO FORM A BLOGOHOLIC ANONYMOUS BRANCH IN RICH ST-LAMBERT AND RAISE FUNDS FOR
THE PUCHASING OF LAKE DEVONSHIRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, I WILL ALSO TALK TO R. HEMINGWAY TO DO THE SAME
IN THOSE RICH FARMS WHERE HE LIVES. I WILL TALK TO ED NORTON IN N.Y. NEXT WEEK, AND SEE WHAT HE CAN DO IN THE RICH SEWERS OF 5TH AVENUE.


THANK YOU SO MUCH FATHER BOB BS OF THE PARKER PORKBARREL, FOR SAYING THE WAY WE FEEL IN SUCH A COMPRE
HENSIVE WAY, YOU ARE A UNIQUE JOURNALIST.

THANKS MARTY

ANONYMOUS BLOGOHOLIC n.s.

PS TO ALL BLOGGERS YOU CAN SEND YOUR DONATIONS DIRECT TO MARTY,I AM SURE HE WILL PUBLISH THE NAMES OF
THE SENDERS.

Thanks Normand


HI MARTY, I HAVE COLLECTED ANOTHER $24.11 FOR THE DEVONSHIRE LAKE FUND IN CANADA DRIVE-IN ,TODAY.

THANKS MARTY.

HERE ARE THE PICS I SENT 2 DAYS AGO ,


Thanks for the Pic Normand, I must have missed it...

A Womens Poem




He didn't like the casserole

And he didn't like my cake,

He said my biscuits were too hard

Not like his mother used to make.

I didn't perk the coffee right

He didn't like the stew,

I didn't mend his socks

The way his mother used to do.

I pondered for an answer

I was looking for a clue.

Then I turned around and

smacked the shit out of him...

Like his mother used to do.


Thanks Millie McG.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Today's Animal

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Over 35

I'm over 60 and the Armed Forces say I'm too old to track down terrorists. (You can't be older than 35 to join the military.) They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35. For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy. Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. If we can't kill the enemy we'll complain them into submission. "My back hurts! I'm hungry! Where's the remote?" An 18-year-old hasn't had a legal beer yet and you shouldn't go to war until you're at least old enough to drink. The average old guy, on the other hand, has consumed 126,000 gallons of beer, and a jaunt through the desert heat with a beer and an M-60 would do wonders for the old beer belly. (Note there are 24 hours in a day and 24 bottles in a case...another convenient way to measure time!) An 18-year-old doesn't like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys always get up early to pee. If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser. Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we like soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We like them almost better than naps. They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training. I can hear the Drill Sgt now, "Get down and give me ... er ... one." Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet. An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to carry on a conversation, and to wear pants without the top of his butt crack showing and his shorts sticking out. He's hasn't figured out that a pierced tongue catches food particles, and that a 400-watt speaker in the back seat of a Honda can rupture an eardrum, and that a baseball cap has a brim to shade eyes, not the back of his head.
These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way. Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten cowards who were and are responsible for terrorist attacks all over the world. The last thing an enemy would want to see right now is a couple of million old farts with attitudes.
Share this with your senior friends. It's purposely in big type so you can read it.

Thanks Gus R.

Loss of more Gpker's

Marty,

I wanted to let you know that three Parkers passed away this week:

The first was Mr. Robert John Allan of Millington St., husband of the
late Stella, father of Douglas (nicknamed Doc), Barbara, Sandra and Janice,
who passed away last Friday. The funeral was held yesterday.

The second was William M. Burton of Fairfield Ave. who was one of the
founders of Burton and James taxi. I'm not sure, but he may have been
the Mr. Burton who worked in the Youth Centre.

The third was Muriel Brown of John St. who was a prominent member of
the Anglican Church and one of St. Paul's Church's first historians.

John R.




Thanks John.

1965 Jubilee School Photo (Names added Again)



Photo from 1965 Jubilee School - The House Leaders. I can recognize
about six, let's see if we can get them all.

John R.

Thanks John R.

The people I recognized in the Jubilee School House Leaders were:Back Row: #1 David BillingMiddle Row: #3 Wyatt Billing, #4 Teddy Cristiano, #5 Lois Stewart, #8 Gary Flather, #9 Barry Allikas, # 10Richard Beecroft?Front Row: #7 Susan Philp

John R.

Marty,

Here are three more guesses for the 1965 Jubilee School House Leaders photo:Back Row: #5 Dave Romanado,#7 Colin Stewart; Middle Row: #6 Donna Miles, #7 Judy Charette.I can't believe people like Heather Meldrum, Dave Cunningham, George Fisher or John McConachie's wife Diane can't recognize some of these kids.

Thanks John R.

Hi Marston,
I’m pretty sure that #6 in the front row is Denise Webster.
Regards,
Jennifer

Thanks Jennifer B.

front row #2 is definitely (Sharon) Lee Jenkins, now resident in Calgary Alberta (although I haven't seen her in a while).I left RGHS circa 1968, moved into Montreal... then in 1977 I moved west to Calgary ...

Elizabeth (Betsy) Barnett

Thanks Betsy

Mural from GPK




I was checking over the new mural on the town hall and wondered about the chap getting off the train. Does he not look familiar? Someone's grand dad perhaps.




Thanks Ed B.

Swiss Air Show








Thanks Murray P.

Twilight





Thanks Millie McG.

Louvre







Thanks Barry & Louise D.

St. Lambert Baseball Team 1937




HI MARTY, DOES A BLOGGER KNOW SOME OF THESE GUYS.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. YOU DID NOT SHOW THAT NICE PIC OF YOU ON OUR CANADIAN 5 DOLLAR BILL, I SENT YOU YESTERDAY MAYBE YOU DID NOT. HAVE TIME .YOU WHERE
LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK. NO PROBLEM.


Thanks Normand

I did not see that 5.00 bill. Send it again.

Married in Heaven

On their way to get married, a young Catholic couple was involved in a fatal car accident.The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven. While waiting they began to wonder; Could they possibly get married in Heaven?When St. Peter arrived they asked him if they could get married in heaven.



St. Peter said, "I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out," and he left.The couple sat and waited for an answer...for a couple of months. While they waited, they discussed the pros and cons. If they were allowed to get married in Heaven, should they get married, what with the eternal aspect of it all?


"What if it doesn't work? Are we stuck in Heaven together forever?"Another month passed. St. Peter finally returned, looking somewhatbedraggled."Yes," he informed the couple, "You can get married in Heaven.""Great!" said the couple. "But we were just wondering; what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?"St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard on the ground."What's wrong?" asked the frightened couple.



"OH, COME ON!!!" St. Peter shouted. "It took me 3 months to find a priest up here!
Do you have ANY idea how long it'll take to find a lawyer???"

Thanks Ed B.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Today's Animal

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Statues







Thanks Millie McG.

Louvre





Thanks Barry & Louise D.