Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Halloween....!!!!





Thanks Norma K.

Montreal Street Cars





HI MARTY, HERE IS A BEAUTIFUL MONTREAL STREET CAR STILL RUNNING IN ST-CONSTANT RAIL MUSEUM..

THANKS MARTY.

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. I GOT YOUR GREEN MESSAGE ON THE BLOG TODAY ABOUT THE WOMAN CONTROL, WITH A BIGGER CHECK BOOK.
MAYBE YOU ARE RIGHT, WHEN I WENT TO KIPPS IN THE FIFTIES WITH 10 CENTS I GOT A LOT OF STUFF. WHAT I DID MARTY
I LEFT A CHECK IN HER COFFEE MUG THIS MORNING , TO MY LOUISE FOR 150 TIMES THAT AMOUNT , YES MARTY 150 TIMES IN CANADIAN CURRENCY OF COURSE
SO IF SHE GOES SHOPPING IN PLATSBURG FOR A NICE DESIGNER DRESS , AND OTHER THINGS , IT WILL BE WORTH 4 OR 5 PERCENT
MORE IN THE U.S. WITH OUR CANADIAN STRONG DOLLAR. MARTY I THINK THAT SHOULD KEEP HER MIND OFF THOSE UNSCRUPULOUS
OBSCENE, ONLY MUSCLES, DIRTY CAR WASHERS.

MARTY DO YOU THINK I DID THE RIGHT THING TO SAVE HER. SHE IS NOT BACK YET TONIGHT SHE IS PROBABLY SHOPPING
I HOPE.


Thanks Normand

$15.oo Dollars........!!!!!!!!

You need to go shopping with your woman. Lipstick costs more than that.....

Tour of China








Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Weredale Boys Home



HI MARTY, I THINK I FOUND THE HOUSE WHERE JOHN Mc. AND JIM LIVED IN 1953.THE WEREDALE HOUSE IN WESTMOUNT, BUILT IN 1929 MAYBE HE COULD TELL ME WHERE THE NAME CAME FROM I KNOW IT IS A STREET TOO. AS FOR THE ROBERTSON, THERE IS NO RALPH OR GERALD IN THE G.PK. PHONE BOOK. AND IN CANADA LISTED ARE 13 GERALD AND 11 RALPH . ONLY
ONE IN THE PROV. OF QUEBEC GERALD IN CHICOUTIMI.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. NOT MANY PARKERS LIVED IN RICH WESTMOUNT IN THOSE BIG HOUSES SOME HAD OVER 150 CHILDREN.
Thanks Normand

Hubble Space Pics







Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Today's Animal


Thanks Bob H.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Vicks & Cough (Repost)

Vicks on the feet to cure a cough???

With cold season upon us, this little trick may be handy to keep up your sleeve!!! Should really use Mom as a guinea pig b/c when she gets a cough, it's the worse thing you've ever heard!!!
Hope that you all have a great weekend.

Some quick online research suggests that this may actually work whoknew ?We have all been kept awake by our own or someone else's cough. Trythis and pass it on. The tip...not the cough. ANYTHING is better than antibiotics. Even babies could benefit from this and the parentswouldn't worry about the safety of their child.

Subject: FW: NEW USE FOR VICKS I was raised, and raised my kids with Vicks. How comeI never knew this? I can't wait for my next cough. Amazing! READ ITALL. It works 100 percent of the time, although the scientists at theCanada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.

To stop nighttime coughing in a child (or an adult, as we found outpersonally),put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtimeandthen cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.This works 100 percent of the time, and is more effective in childrenthan even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly.



I heardthe head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on thepart of their scientists when they were investigating theeffectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children, as compared toalternative therapies like acupressure. I just happened to tune in toa.m. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines inkids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of thesestrong drugs, so I listened. It was a surprising finding and found tobe more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime,and in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children whothen went on to sleep soundly.



My wife tried it on herself when shehada very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago, and it worked100 percent! She said it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her.The coughing stopped in a few minutes, and believe me this was a deep(incredibly annoying!) every few seconds, uncontrollable cough and she slept cough-free for hours every night she used it.



If you havechildren or grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try ityourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the effect.


Thanks Barb H.

Ben Stein

Something not to laugh about



If they know of him at all, many folks think Ben Stein is just a quirky actor/comedian who talks in a monotone. He's also a very intelligent attorney who knows how to put ideas and words together in such a way as to sway juries and make people think clearly.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary



Herewith at this happy time of year, a few confessions from my beating heart: I have no freaking clue who Nick and Jessica are. I see them on the cover of People and Us constantly when I am buying my dog biscuits and kitty litter.



I often ask the checkers at the grocery stores. They never know who Nick and Jessica are either. Who are they? Will it change my life if I know who they are and why they have broken up? Why are they so important?



I don't know who Lindsay Lohan is either, and I do not care at all about Tom Cruise's wife. Am I going to be called before a Senate committee and asked if I am a subversive? Maybe, but I just have no clue who Nick and Jessica are.



If this is what it means to be no longer young. It's not so bad.



Next confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me.



I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu .



If people want a creche, it 's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away. I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.



I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution, and I don't like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship Nick and Jessica and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him?



I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too.



But there are a lot of us who are wondering where Nick and Jessica came from and where the America we knew went to.



In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking. Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this Happen?" (regarding Katrina)



Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives.



And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?" In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.



Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide).



We said an expert should know what he's talking about and we said OK. Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with



"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."



Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.



Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.



Are you laughing?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.



Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

Thanks Jim F.
How True…..!!!!

Looking For Gerald & Ralph Robertson

Marty, your last batch of three photos included one of Ralph Robertson.The following will shed some light in case some people are wondering who he was. Ralph along with his older brother Gerald and the late Herb Simons,a full-blooded Mohawk, were foster children of the Saunders family who lived on Parker.


The Saunder's own two children(I could be corrected if there were more) were Art and Glen. Glen had one deformed leg,a result of Polio I think, and walked with a special boot and leg brace. Ralph was my age and Gerald and Herb were two years older.


Incidentally Herb and I were in a split gr 5-6 class with Miss Hoyle as our teacher during the 1951-52 school year(top right of the old main building when looking at it from Springfield) In 1952 all three left the Saunders home and nobody knew where they had gone. A year later the problem was solved. My brother Jim and I ended up in Weredale House in Sept. 1953.


The shock of having to leave our house and family was difficult enough but moving into an institution with app. 150 other orphans, children of split families and some who were just too difficult for their families to handle, and a very regimented system, would have proven even more traumatic had it not been for Ralph, Gerald and Herb. Having been residents of Weredale for a full year they had all the knowledge and toughness necessary to make the transition much easier than might have been for Jim and I.


We would most likely have survived the normal test of fire or gauntlet that was the norm for newcomers to "The Home" but not without some "shiners" or bloody noses. Fortunately we were spared some of that as a result of the word being spread that we were under the protection of the three former "Parkers".


Does anyone have any idea of the whereabouts of either Gerald or Ralph Robertson?
Herb and I talked a few times after many many years before he passed away some 16 months ago.
JMcC


Thanks John
Does anyone have any Idea where the these two guys are???

Snow Blower Train



HI MARTY, PIC 1 IS I THINK BOB.H MONTREAL EXCURSION TRAIN , WATCH OUT FOR PIGEONS FOLKS, THIS IS A CONVERTIBLE TRAIN. PIC 2 IS A REAL WORK OF ART WELL IN A WAY THE ART OF BLOWING SNOW OFF THE TRACKS. IT IS THE GIANT
WHEEL IN FRONT OF THE SNOW BLOWER TRAIN.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. I CANT HELP THINKING ABOUT THOSE MUSCLE CAR WASHERS KEEPING MY LOUISE'S EYES OCCUPIED FOR 36 HOURS,
THAT TRAIN SNOW BLOWING WOULD COME HANDY TO SHRED INTO SMALL PIECES THOSE OBSCENE NAKED GUYS, I DON'T THINK I AM JEALOUS BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH MARTY.


Thanks Normand

Buick on Rails



HI MARTY, A LITTLE PIC OF A 1938 BUICK CAR ON RAIL AT THE BEAUTIFUL ST-CONSTANT RAIL MUSEUM.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. MARTY I DON'T THINK I AM JEALOUS, BUT IF THOSE STUPID NAKED ALL MUSCLE NOTHING ELSE ,CAR WASHERS WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE, I WOULD OF PUSHED THE 1938 BUICK ON RAIL OVER THERE EMPTY HEADS. THAT'S IT.



Thanks Normand
You have to learn how to control your woman….


Give her a bigger check book...!!

Halloween Story (Repost)

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

BUMP...
BUMP...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.


BUMP...BUMP...BUMP...

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


FASTER..FASTER...


BUMP...BUMP...BUMP...

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

clappity-

BUMP...clappity-BUMP...clappity-BUMP..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 cough syrup!


Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...
and,
(hopefully you're ready for this!!!)


The coffin stops


Thanks George V.

Millie's Diet

HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION:

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?

A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it.. don't wastethem on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heartwill not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life ofyour car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.



Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay andcorn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than anefficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eatchicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable).And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance ofvegetable products.



Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit.Brandy is distilled wine, thatmeans they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of thegoodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain . Bottoms up!



Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. Ifyou have two bodies , your ratio is two to one, etc.



Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exerciseprogram?

A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good !



Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING !!! ... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil.In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be badfor you?



Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around themiddle?

A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You shouldonly be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.



Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the bestfeel-good food around!



Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me. Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape! Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had aboutfood and diets. And remember: 'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arrivingsafely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid insideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOW what a ride!' This is a specially formulated diet designed to help WOMEN cope with the stress that builds during the day

BREAKFAST 1 Grapefruit 1 slice whole-wheat toast 1 cup skim milk

LUNCH 1 small portion lean, steamed chicken with a cup of spinach 1 cup herbal tea 1 Tim Tam

AFTERNOON TEA The rest of the Tim Tams from the packet 1 tub of Gino Ginelli ice cream with chocolate topping

DINNER 4 bottles of wine (red or white) 2 loaves garlic bread 1 family size Supreme pizza 3 snickers bars

LATE NIGHT SNACK 1 whole Woolworth's cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer) REMEMBER : 'stressed' spelled backwards is 'desserts' Send this to four women and you will lose two kilograms Send this to all the women you know (or ever knew) and you will lose 10 kgsIF you delete this message you will gain 10 kgs



And Finally, here's some advice for you: Dr. Neil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all thethings you have started....... So I looked around my house to see things I started and hadn't finished;and, before leaving the house this morning,



I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonay , a bole of Baileys, a butle of Kehuha, apockage of Tim Toms , tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, theres of the Chesescke, some saltins an a bax a cholates.



Yu haf no idr who gud I fel.


Thanks Millie McG.

Today's Animal



Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Morning Funny

Here's a few cute ones I'm passing on


ROMANCE MATHEMATICS
Smart man + smart woman = romanceSmart
man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
______________________________
OFFICE ARITHMETICS
mart boss + smart employee = profit
Smart boss + dumb employee = production
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
_____________________________
SHOPPING MATh
A man will pay $20 for a $10 item he needs.
A woman will pay $10 for a $20 item that she doesn't need.
_____________________________

GENERAL EQUATIONS & STATISTICS
A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

_____________________________
HAPPINESS
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.

______________________________

LONGEVITY
Married men live longer than single men do,but married men are a lot more willing to die.______________________________

PROPENSITY TO CHANGE

A woman marries a man expecting he will change,but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change,and she does.

_____________________________
DISCUSSION TECHNIQUE

A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
_____________________________

HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, pokingme in the ribs and cackling, telling me, 'You're next.'

They stopped after I started doing the same thingto them at funerals.

______________________________________________________

SEND THIS TO A SMART WOMAN WHO NEEDS A LAUGH

AND TO THE SMART GUYS YOU KNOW CAN HANDLE IT

Thanks Bob A.

Our Lost & Found Dept..

HI MARTY, I WAS WALKING I SAW THIS SIGN ON THE POLE ON VERCHERES, I THOUGHT I HAD FINALLY FOUND MY SISTER'S CAR A VOLKS RABBIT, BUT NO IT WAS A REAL RABBIT FOUND. IF SOMEBODY LOST ONE TEL.450-XXX-XXXX.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. I WILL FIND MY SISTER'S CAR ONE DAY. I ALWAYS HAVE MY LUCKEY RABBIT PAW THAT I GOT IN KIPPS GENERAL STORE
Thanks Normand

Button Eyes Receives a second eye transplant...??



HI MARTY THIS IS REALLY BREAKING NEWS, I WILL MAKE IT SHORT, I SENT A COPY OF IT TO THE PARKER PORKBARREL NEWS TO FATHER BOB. THE WHOLE WORLD WILL KNOW TOMORROW. WELL MISTER BEAN AS DONATED ONE EYE TAKEN OFF HIS TEDDY BEAR, TO BUTTON EYES, AS A WEDDING GIFT. AND YOGI BEAR AND SMOKEY ARE GOING TO COVER THE COST BY HELICOPTERE AMBULANCE TO BEVERLY V. 'S TEDDY BEAR HOSPITAL IN GEORGIA U.S.A TO GET THIS SECOND EYE OPERATION WITHIN 10 DAYS. HE HAD LOST HIS EYE THE SECOND TIME AT THE WEDDING PARTY AT SCOTTYZ. BUT THIS TIME WE NEVER FOUND IT.

THANKS MARTY AND SPECIAL THANKS TO MISTER BEAN, YOGI, AND SMOKEY ALSO TO FATHER BOB OF THE MOST TRUSTED
NEWS MEDIA THE PARKER PORKBARREL NEWS.

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. DON'T WORRY OOPS AND SLEAZY , MY BUTTON EYES WILL BE BACK SOON AND I KNOW HE WILL BE A GREAT FATHER AND

HUSBAND FOR YOU TWO, LOOKING AND WATCHING YOU TWO WITH HIS TWO BUTTON EYES. SLEEP TIGHT ROBERT HAWKINS

FOR NOW, WE WILL HAVE TO DISCUSS ABOUT ,WHAT RELIGION OOPS IS GOING TO FOLLOW WE WILL HAVE TO BE POLITICALLY

CORRECT???????, ALSO DISCUSS THE COLOR OF OUR BEARS SKIN. OOPS AND SLEAZY SEEM TO BE LIGHT BROWN, AND

MY TEDDY IS GREEN WITH BROWN PAWS. ANYWAY ONE THING AT THE TIME.
Thanks Normand

Today's Animal

Thanks Millie McG.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Golf Game. (Addictive)

Golf Game!!!
Great for days when it's raining and you can't get out and do the real thing.

Go to this link and I promise, even if you're not a golfer, you won't be able to stop.



http://www.ibogleif.dk/spil/flashspil/minigolf/minigolf.swf


Thanks Millie
Ralph will love this one

The Tour Streetcar



Morning Marty,

Here is a picture of the Tour Streetcar at the Museum in St. Constant. The House of Commons, in October, has set in motion a bill to make this museum a National Heritage Museum elevating it to the level of The War Museum.

The Eaton's Christmas Train is on display here and they run it during the holiday season.

I rode the Tour Streetcar once when I was about 7 or 8. I lived on Cote St. Antoine in NDG at the time and one clear summer day Jimmy Pritchard and myself embarked upon our own little adventure.

It was quite exciting touring TMR etc. As Jimmy and I were standing at the back, on the highest elevated seating area, Jimmy said " Hey look at the pigeon on the wire, the trolley wheel is going to hit it". The pigeon never moved. He did however, drop some white wash right in my face. All the tourists went into hysterical laughter. I was so traumatized by the incident that I still have pigeon issues.

They were wonderful, innocent times when 7 or 8 year old could venture out on their own without fear of our fellow man.

Bob H

Thanks Bob H.

Defininition of a Canadian

Pakistan Newspaper Ad: - Reward for killing a Canadian
You probably missed it in the local news, but there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian. An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so that they would know one when they found one.


An Australian Definition of a Canadian - Written by an Australian Dentist
"A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan.


A Canadian may also be a Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians. A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan . The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.


A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. Canadians welcome the best of everything: the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds. But they also welcome the least: the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected. These are the people who built Canada .

You can try to kill a Canadian if you must, as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried, but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian."

Please keep this going! Pass this around the World. Then pass it around again.

It says it all, for all of the Canadians:

“Keep your stick on the ice” and "Keep your head up."


Thanks John G.

Prairie Moments












Marston
A Prairie moment
I got a new camera last week so I cycled up the Echo dale Trail this morning to get a few shots. It was a beautiful, sunny but cool day. It's late fall and all the trees are bare. Just a few deer we hope the hunters won't find and a cuople of determined fishermen other wise its quite and ready for snow.

Have a good one

doug G

Thanks Doug G.

Remember November 11



It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN , not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN , not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN , not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN ,
Who salutes the Flag,
It is the veteran ,
Who serves under the Flag,
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
I don't usually suggest that many email's be forwarded, but I'd be EXTREMELY proud if this one reached as many as possible. We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.
God Bless them all!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks John G.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Today's Animals



Thanks Millie McG.

GPK News

The parker porkbarrel news


It is with great pleasure that the Normand Simard and Robert Hawkins families announce the marriage of their childhood treasures Button Eyes Bear and Sleazy Sally Bear. The wedding ceremony was held in Honey Hollow Cathedral in downtown Greenfield Park. Cardinal Grizzly performed the marriage ceremony while Reverend Brown Nose Bear performed the baptismal ceremony as Doctor Freddy Bear delivered little OOPS Bear.



OOPS and Sleazy are doing fine. After the ceremony Button Eyes and a few select guests met at Scottyz for Honey Lager Brewskeez. It was a raucous celebration that, at one point, got out of hand. The party ended quickly when Button Eyes lost an eye. Poppa Normand is offering a reward of 1.00 CDN dollar or 1000.00 American Pesos for the return of Button Eyes eye button.

Story and Picture by Father Bob

Thanks Bob H.

Three More Guess Who Pics...? (One Guessed)





Can anyone guess who anyone is????
Hi Marty:

On today's "Guess Who" pictures, I am pretty sure the 3rd one down is Brian Heinmen (Hineman?? sp.). He lived up from the school toward Regent on Springfield. Does anyone know his whereabouts these days?

JoAnn (Miller) Gowens

Thanks JoAnn
The picture Joanne Gowens refers to is my cousin Robert Hyndman.
Robert did live on Springfield between Royal George and Regent.
He moved to Hemmingford QC when we were in Grade 2 or 3.
He currently lives in Pierrefonds QC.
Ralph B
Thanks Ralph

HI MARTY , PHOTO #2 MAYBE OUR G.PK. PRESIDENT, BERNIE CONSTANTINI THIS IS A LONG SHOT I DID NOT KNOW HIM IN 1950.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. REALLY I AM NOT SURE???????
Thanks Normand
Nice try Normand but Not Bernie....
#2 Ralph Robertson
#1 Norma Warren
Thanks John McC & Donna G. for the pics









HI MARTY, PIC 1 CA 1984 IN LE TRAMWAY RESTAURANT ON ST- CATHERINES, LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL REAL TRAIN
SIGN DATING IN THE FIFTIES. PIC 2 TAKEN LAST WEEK AT THE ST-CONSTANT TRAIN MUSEUM.I DISCOVERED THE 104 TRAIN THAT WENT TO MACKAYVILLE, THE 103 IS THE TRAIN ON THE G.PK. MURAL. ANYWAY THE 104 IS IN BAD CONDITION, BUT ONE DAY THEY WILL RESTORE IT , I MANAGED TO SEE IT AFTER LOTS OF CONVERSATION WITH THE MUSEUM , BUT IT IS NOT SHOWED TO THE PUBLIC. AFTER RESEARCH THERE IS #9 TRAIN THAT I THINK PASSED ON CHURCHILL, IS ON TRACK
ROLLING AT THE SHORE TROLLEY LINE MUSEUM IN BRANTFORD CT. PHONE 1 203-467-6927. I WILL CHECK THIS OUT IF IT IS STILL
RUNNING.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. I SHOWED MY LOUISE THE PIC CA 1984, SHE SAID I DID LOOK YOUNG , YOU STILL ARE YOUNG THE WAY YOU ACT ,

YOU SOUND LIKE A 9 YEAR OLD BOY, WELL TO GET HER MIND OFF THOSE BAD OBSCENE CAR WASHER MEN, I GOT MY

PILE OF COMIC BOOKS LITTLE LULU,ROY ROGERS ETC, I SAID TO HER LETS PRETEND WE ARE TRADING COMICS.LIKE

THE GOOD OLD DAYS. YOU KNOW WHAT SHE DID MARTY ,SHE SENT ME RIGHT UP TO MY ROOM WITHOUT SUPPER. OH WELL

MAYBE SHE IS RIGHT WHO KNOWS.

Thanks Normand

New Commercial

What will they think of Next to promote a new product...?

Click on the link Below..



http://www.ffk-wilkinson.com/



Thanks Lou.

Hammer tricks in German



Thanks Ralph B.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Today's Animals

Thanks Millie McG.


Artwork with Nails...!!










Savez-vous planter des "clous"? Do you know how to hammer a "nail"?


Non ce n'est pas une chanson! No it's not a song !

Alors regardez toutes les photos qui suivent ci-dessous. Look at all the pics that follow.



C'est INCROYABLEMENT BEAU. INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL.



Thanks Millie McG.