Monday, December 31, 2007

Today's Animals

Thanks Normand S.

Happy New Years Everyone




Here we are on New Years Eve and the end of our second year with this blog site. I started this blog for six friends to share Xmas and New Years stories and wishes that we wanted to share. I thought it would last for about 2 to 3 weeks and I would shut it down.

Well here we are two years later and still growing. I want to thank all of our contributors that make this a fun site to visit and a special thanks to a few that I consider advisers and a source of help when I need it.

For the most part I have fun posting your emails and photos to the blog. I hope you understand that I can’t post everything that is sent in but I try to post what I think will be of interest to our visitors. I do receive emails that criticize some articles on the blog.

Our visitor base is expanding and now includes a large number of people that do not have a connection to GPK, but are friends of GPKer’s or just find it a fun place to visit

If anyone has constructive criticism or suggestions for the blog please send me an e-mail.

Tomorrow starts our third year and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Don't forget to share the good stuff>>>>>>


MN

Born to be Mild



Thanks Barb C.

Comments on the Book The History of GFP..

Marty,

I hesitated to say much about the History of Greenfield Park book prior to Xmas as I was giving copies to my father and sister and knew there was achance they might also come across your blog.



Now that Xmas is past us, I'm free to say how wonderful a book it is and how much any ex-GFPer should want it. I read my copy before Xmas and both my sister and father (both ex-pat GFP'snow living in Calgary) loved the book as much as I did.



Indeed, I'll be ordering a few more very soon, for people I now realize would love to have acopy of their own. My dad pointed out to me that the house pictured on page 4 (Mayor Murray'soffice at the time) was the house he grew up in!



I didn't recognize it bythe front steps alone (nor by the address) but I certainly remember mygrandparent's home very fondly. Unfortunately the last time we went by (tovisit my Uncle & Aunt, Alec & Myrt Lanctot) we saw it had been demolished and replaced.



Oh well, life goes on. I highly recommend the book. It brings back great memories and teaches us alot about the wonderful place we had the privilege to grow up in.



Thanks,Wayne

P.S. Please feel free to add my contact info to your GFPer's e-mail list.

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Thanks Wayne

My New Portable Office...!!!

HI MARTY, CONGRATULATION FOR HAVING , IN 2 YEARS WITH THE BLOG, KEPT LOT'S OF PARKERS IN TOUCH WITH EACH OTHER. I AM LOOKING INTO OFFERING YOU A LITTLE SOMETHING MARTY, TO HELP YOU STAY IN
TOUCH WITH POOR US WHEN YOU ARE GONE FISHING. SEE SAMPLE ON ATTACH.
THANKS MARTY MORE THAN 139,000 THANKS

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. MARTY LOUISE WANTS TO TALK TO YOU GO AHEAD LOUISE [[[ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR BLOG MISTER
NORTH ]]]]

Thanks Normand
It’s been fun…!!




video


Bonjour Louise R.


Thanks for supporting Normand. He works hard to bring us a little of our old home town for those of us that live elsewhere. His humour also is enjoyed by all of us...!!!


MN


Thanks Normand S. for all your great postings. You have put a lot of smiles on people's faces




The Next Survivor Series

Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. Each kid will play two sports and either take music or dance classes.

There is no fast food.

Each man must take care of his 3 kids; keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, and complete science projects, cook, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money.

In addition, each man will have to budget in money for groceries each week.

Each man must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time.
Each man must also take each child to a doctor's appointment, a dentist appointment and a haircut appointment.

He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Urgent Care.

He must also make cookies or cupcakes for a social function.

Each man will be responsible for decorating his own assigned house, planting flowers outside and keeping it presentable at all times.

The men will only have access to television when the kids are asleep and all the chores are done.

The men must shave their legs, wear makeup daily, adorn himself with jewelry, wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes, keep fingernails polished and eyebrows groomed.

During one of the six weeks, the men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, back aches, and have extreme unexplained mood swings but never once complain or slow down from other duties.

They must attend weekly school meetings, church, and find time at least once to spend the afternoon at the park or a similar setting.

They will need to read a book and then pray with the children each night and in the morning, feed them, dress them, brush their teeth and comb their hair by 7:00 am.

A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information: each child's birthday, height, weight, shoe size, clothes size and doctor's name.

Also the child's weight at birth, length, time of birth, and length of labor, each child's favorite color, middle name, favorite snack, favorite song, favorite drink, favorite toy, biggest fear and what they want to be when they grow up.

The kids vote them off the island based on performance. The last man wins only if…he still has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice.

If the last man does win, he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years, eventually earning the right to be called Mother.

After you get done laughing, send this to as many females as you think will get a kick out of it and as many men as you think can handle it. Just don’t send it back to me…I'm going to bed!

Thanks John & Sheila G

Nature's Creatures







Thanks Bob A.

Monday Morning Funny

SO WHO IS DOING THE WORK?
The population of Canada is 32.5 million

. 1 4.5 million are retired or on welfare .

That leaves 18 million to do the work.

There are 12.5 million in school. Which leaves 5.5 million to do the work.

Of this there are 1.5 million employed by the federal government. Leaving

4 million to do the work.

.1 million are in the armed forces preoccupied with Afghanistan & finding Osama Bin-Laden. Which leaves 3.9 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 3.6 million people who work for provincial and
municipal governments.

And that leaves .3 million to do the work. At any given time there are 228,000 people in hospitals and care homes. Leaving 72,000 to do the work.

Now, there are 71,998 people in prisons.

That leaves just two people to do the work.

You and me.
And there you are, sitting on your ass, at your computer,
reading jokes. Nice.

Real nice !!

Thanks Barb H.
How true…!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Today's Animals

Thanks Millie McG.

Ice Mints (No. One Commercial in 2007)



Thanks Bernie C.

Three Little Pigs Christmas



Thanks Millie McG

St Lambert Seaway Lock (Old Necking Spot)








HI MARTY, I FOUND THIS PAMPHLET IN MY DRAWER ,ADVERTISING THE SS FRANCE IN CA. 1961. I WILL SEND YOU A FEW PAGES. TIMES REALLY CHANGE.

HAVE A GOOD DAY MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. MARTY CAN OUR EX.
G.PK. EXPERTS ON THE SUBMARINE RACES IN ST-LAMBERT , TELL ME IF THIS BOAT EVER INTERFERED WITH THE SUB. RACES.


JUST WONDERING.

Thanks Normand

Only Down South

Click here: Lawnmower DUI

Click on the Link below..

http://www.biggeekdaddy.com/humorpages/Misc/lawnmowerDUI.html

Thanks Graham K.

Nature's Creatures





Thanks Bob A.

Chemistry Lesson

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term. The answer by one student was so 'profound', that the professor shared it with his colleagues via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question:

Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.


One student, however, wrote the following: First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave.


Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell.


Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.


Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.


This gives two possibilities: 1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose. 2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.


So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.


The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'


THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.

Thanks Ruud C.

The Horn Guy (Funny)



Thanks Bob H.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Today's Animals

Thanks John G.

A Great Canadian Artist (Leonard Cohen)



Thanks Vicky

Nature's Creatures





Thanks Bob A.

Old Necking Hang Out...











HI MARTY ,WELL HERE IS THE RE-OPENING OF THE ST-LAMBERT INTERNATIONAL SUB RACES. I HAD ASKED THE EXPERT SANDRA SNOW, HOW TO DO THINGS SHE TOLD ME TO GO THERE WHEN IT IS DARK OF COURSE I DID NOT DO THAT I WOULD NOT OF SEEN THE RACES, TOO DARK, THAN SHE SAID RELAX RECLINE YOUR CAR SEATS MARTY I WAS WATCHING THE SKY IN MY SUN ROOF I WAS NOT AT AN AIR SHOW. SANDRA ALSO TOLD ME IF IT GOT TOO HOT I COULD TAKE SOME CLOTHES OFF MARTY IT WAS SO COLD WITH THE SUN ROOF OPEN NO WAY . MARTY EVERY THING WENT WRONG I AM NOT GOING BACK THERE I SHOULD OF WENT THERE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND IN THE SUMMER.

THANKS MARTY AND SANDRA

NORMAND SIMARD

P.S. NO P.S. I AM CRYING AT HOME ALONE AGAIN WITH BUTTON EYES WELL MAYBE A LITTLE P.S. HAPPY NEW-YEAR BLOGGERS.


Thanks Normand

Kitchen Fire Saftey Video (Repost)



Thanks Bob H.

Grandparents



WHAT IS A GRANDPARENT?�(taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)






�Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of her own. They like other people's.


�A grandfather is a man & a grandmother is a lady!


�Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.


�When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.


�They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also why we shouldn't step on 'cracks.'


�They don't say, 'Hurry up.'


�Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.


�They wear glasses and funny underwear.


�They can take their teeth and gums out.


�Grandparents don't have to be smart.


�They have to answer questions like 'why isn't God married?' and 'How come dogs chase cats?'.


�When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if we ask for the same story over again


�Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.


�They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time and kiss us even when we've acted bad.


�A 6 YEAR OLD WAS ASKED WHERE HIS GRANDMA LIVED. ''OH,'' HE SAID, ''SHE LIVES AT THE AIRPORT AND WHEN WE WANT HER WE JUST GO GET HER. THEN WHEN WE'RE DONE HAVING HER VISIT, WE TAKE HER BACK TO TH E AIRPORT.''


�GRANDPA IS THE SMARTEST MAN ON EARTH! HE TEACHES ME GOOD THINGS BUT I DON'T GET TO SEE HIM ENOUGH TO GET AS SMART AS HIM!


�It's funny when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.'


�Send this to other grandparents It will make their day.�!�

Thanks Bob A.

ICE (In case of emergency)

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE'.


For more than one contact nam= simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3, etc. Be sure it's in your kid's cell phones also. A great idea that will make a difference!

Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

Thanks Barb H.

Murray's Favorite Lunch Spot (Great Scenery)



That was not "Hooters" yesterday, but this is today :-D

Thanks Murray
Oh sure…!!!

Old Morton Group Pic

Early 90's group of Morton employees


Toronto VS Montreal

What does Toronto have that Montreal doesn't?

......Black and white photographs of their last Stanley Cup.

What do the Leafs and The Titanic have in common?

......They both look good until they hit the ice.

Why don't the Maple Leafs drink tea?

......Because the Canadiens have all the cups.

What's the difference between the Leafs and a cigarette machine?

......The cigarette machine has PLAYER'S.

Thanks Ralph B.

New Year Wishes

After serious & cautious consideration.....your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2008!

It was a very hard decision to make. So try not to screw it up!!!

Our Wish for You in 2008 May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.

May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.

May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!

May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be tears of joy.

May the problems you had forget your home address!

In simple words . May 2008 be the best year of your life!!!

All the Best for 2008.....Millie And Ralph.

Thanks Millie & Ralph B.

Bad Pictures Great Memories



Thanks Ruud C.


Ruud is one of my fellow workers and resides in Holland


St Lawerance Seaway ( Montreal Lock)

HI MARTY, I SAW DOCTOR HEMINGWAY WAS TALKING ON THE BLOG OF THE FAMOUS ST-LAMBERT INTERNATIONNAL SUBMARINE RACE [[ TRACK ]] VERY POPULAR WITH THE G.PK.BIG BOYS AND GIRLS IN THE VERY LATE FIFTIES.



AND EARLY SIXTIES WELL MARTY I HAVE THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE RACE SITE BY THE QUEEN ON JUNE 26 - 1959.AND MARTY TELL MISTER HEMINGWAY IT IS NOT CLOSED I WAS THERE WITH LOUISE NOT LONG AGO I WILL SEND PICS.



THANKS MARTY SEE HTTP BELOW NORMAND SIMARD



P.S. OF COURSE BEFORE GOING THERE I ASK THE SUBMARINE RACE EXPERT SANDRA SNOW WHAT TO DO AT THE RACES BECAUSE IN THE FIFTIES US GOOD CATHOLICS WERE IN CHURCHES NOT AT SUB. RACES.



OH WELL. I QUESS WE MISSED LOT'S OF EXCITEMENT AT THESE RACES.>>> http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-69-741-4526-10/on_this_day/life_society/queen_st._lawrence_seaway>



(Click on the link or copy and paste it into your browser.)


Thanks Normand

Friday, December 28, 2007

Today's Animal

Thanks Millie McG.


New Bed or New Wife for Normand



NEED A NEW WIFE OR A NEW BED ????

BESOIN D'UNE NOUVELLE FEMME OU D'UN NOUVEAU LIT ????

NORMAND SIMARD !!!!!!!!

Thanks Normand


A Really BIG Turkey


Hi Marty,

I don't know about you but I have never seen a 36 lbs turkey. Here is a picture of my Cousin Joyce's husband Garth with his 36 pounder. He and Joyce are into unusual and different foods.

We were at their daughters place in Ancaster the other night and the foods of interest were an Acadian tortiere consisting of various fishes and a hunters tortiere which had duck, bison, venison and rabbit. There were many other interesting and some scarey foods, cheeses and salads.

Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the table, maybe someone else did.


Bob Hawkins
Thanks Bob
Bet there will be lots of sandwiches this week

Which side is your gas filling opening??

I have been driving for over fifty years. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dashboard that was staring me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either. Quick question, which side of your car is your gas tank on? If you are anything like me, you probably can't remember right away.

My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look. If you don't do this in your own car you definitely have done it in a borrowed or rental car. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to share with you my little secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to the gas station or put your neck at risk of discomfort or injury.

If you look at your gas gauge, you will see a small icon of a gas pump. The handle of the gas pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the pump. If your tank is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo above). It is that simple!
I don't know how you feel right now but when I found out this morning I felt cheated! Why don't the dealers share such important information with car buyers? I don't understand why!! this isn't in the driver's manual? I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been to or know has even thought of mentioning this to me?

The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don't even know THEMSELVES!

Thanks Margaret W.
I had to go and check our vehicles to see
It's the arrow beside the pump....that indicates the side..or the side the nozzle is on if no arrow is present..

Hooters Again...!!!




Tough lunch location today :-D

Thanks Murray P.

Mental Feng Shui

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much. NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly.. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN! .. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN.. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

Now, here's the FUN part! Send this to at least 5 people and your life will improve.

1-4 people: Your life will improve slightly.

5-9 people: Your life will improve to your liking.

9-14 people: You will have at least 5 surprises in the next 3 weeks 15 and above: Your life will improve drastically and everything you ever dreamed of will begin to take shape.

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Do not keep this message.

Thanks Margaret W.

Nature's Creatures





Thanks Bob A.