Friday, February 29, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Millie McG.

New Traffic Law...???

Hi Marty,
Re NEW LAW, (Barb H), Thurs. blog.
Legislation was enacted last year in Alberta whereby drivers are required to slow down to 60 kph while passing emergency vehicles that have their lights flashing. However, I am not aware that motorists are required to move into the left lane - a situation that would be silly if the emergency vehicle was in the left lane. I called the provincial government in an effort to obtain additional information but nobody was available - scary thought. The government web site was no help either; the most recent copy of the Revised Statutes of Alberta posted was several years old. One wonders . . . . .
George

Thanks George P.
In Texas it depends if it is a two lane or a four lane highway. A two lane road requires a dramatic reduction of speed while passing an emergency vehicle.

A Little Courtroom Humor..!!!

"HOLIDAY for 'ATHEISTS"


In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation of Easter and Passover holidays. He decided to contact his lawyer about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded to Christians and Jews with all their holidays while atheists had no holiday to celebrate.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the long passionate presentation by the lawyer, the Judge banged his gavel and declared, 'Case dismissed ! '

The lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling and said, 'Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and many other observances. Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah...yet my client and all other atheists have no such holiday !'

The judge leaned forward in his chair and simply said, 'Obviously your client is too confused to even know about, much less celebrate his own atheists' holiday!'


The lawyer pompously said, 'Your Honor, we are unaware of any such holiday for atheists. Just when might that holiday be, your Honor? '

The judge said, "Well it comes every year on exactly the same date - its April 1st ! "

"Since our calendar sets April 1st as 'April Fools Day,' consider that Psalm 14:1 states,

' The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, in my opinion, if your client says there is no God, then by scripture, he is a fool, and April 1st is his holiday !

Now have a good day and get out of my courtroom !!!!"



***********************************************************

Joyce T.

Thanks Joyce

Health Care Systems

The American Health Care system is the best in the world. Please do not try to destroy it by adopting a system like Canada’s.

As much as we dislike paying health insurance premiums, this offers a new perspective. Please watch this and recall it in November.
A short but poignant independent film on government sponsored healthcare systems.

Everyone who plans to vote for our new President in 2008 should see
this, regardless of the person for whom they would vote.


http://www.freemarketcure.com/brainsurgery.php

I normally won't post political issues here but I thought I'd share this one. I don't agree that our Health Care system is the best in the world, it may be the most expensive in the world though

Strange Places to Live




Thanks Lou.

Laughing Babies

video

Thanks Barb H.

911 Flight Paths

I have never seen this before. The two jets that hit the World Trade Center
actually crossed paths enroute.

Click on the arrows in the right column to the left of each flight. The one
that shows them all in action is most interesting. It reveals how well the
plan had been developed, barring departure delays. I wonder if the original
plan was to have them all strike their targets at the same time?

And they did it all with U.S. aircraft, U.S. flight schools, and a few box cutters

click below:
Thanks Ralph B


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Normand S.

Pics from Nanaimo BC










Hi Marston,
I know the blog site is all about the park but I just wanted to share these
pics with everyone. This is our view from the front deck of our home in
Nanaimo. The view is always the same as in the direction that we are
looking, however, as you can see, every day I take a picture the view is
just a little different! We are so enjoying "The Best Place on Earth" -
that's BC's new slogan on the new license plates and in the ads for their
150th anniversary celebrations going on this year.

And, bonus, Spring has already sprung here - temps have been close to
15C(~60F) every day with lots of sunshine and warmth for the past two weeks!
Definite proof that this is the best place on earth!

Regards to all!

Joan Nykiforuk

Thanks Joan
You Lucky Rascal...!!!
Also this site is for all GPKer's and our friends to use and share with all..

AHL Player????

I just stumbled on his name when I was researching for a pool.

I thought that our dauntless sleuth Normand might turn up something

usable after getting the heads up.

http://stats.theahl.com/stats/player.php?id=2041

Cheers, EB.

Thanks Ed B.

Hey Normand,

We need your help…

The Men's Swan Song

David Wright (Horseman)
Still Galloping Along

Thanks David

video

Lock Bumping Threat

video

Thanks Barb H.

New Law

New Law - OPP blitzing this...
>
>
> Also in force in many of the States that we travel in, and Quebec will
> follow it.
>
> Hi,
> My buddy Kevin just had an experience which I hope you will not happen to
> any one of us ! Quote!
> "I was driving on the 417 West at Panmure at broad daylight at 2 p.m.,
> when I came upon two police cruisers who had pulled over a third vehicle. I
> slowed down to be cautious, and was surprised when the second cruiser pulled
> out and pulled me over.
>
> Approaching on the passenger side, the officer asked if I knew why I had
> been pulled over. I honestly expressed that I had no idea.
>
> He informed me that Ontario law now states that when approaching any
> emergency vehicle, on the roadside, with lights flashing, you must enter the
> left lane. He then proceeded to ticket me, taking three demerits and issuing
> a fine of , wait for it, . . .
> $490! (Yes, I'm choking as I type this.)
>
> I realize I did not change lanes, but I do believe I was cautious. My
> message is, be careful. He said that they are cracking down hard on this
> because of three injured officers in the last ten days. I did not realize
> this was the law. Neither did any of
> my recently-licensed children. Or evidently not the 17 drivers (I counted)
> who broke the same law as I sat waiting to receive my ticket.
> Pretty harsh, I thought !
> Kevin.

Thanks Barb H. I know this is true in Texas and some other States but I am not sure about Provinces in Canada. It is not yet on Snopes to be verified.. MN

Old Bus Rides


THANK YOU. HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS PLEASE. THE ONES WITH NO SEATS STANDING ,GOOD LUCK.]]]]

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS OUPS [[NORMAND NORMAND DINNER TIME , GIVE MISTER NORTH A REST ,WITH ALL THOSE RUMORS YESTERDAY HE HAD TO WORK HARD ,
THERE WAS LOT'S OF IS PERSONAL GREEN COLOR WRITTING ON THE BEGINNING OF THE BLOG YESTERDAY, SAY GOODBYE TO HIM]]]] GOODBYE MARTY SORRY, I AM COMING HONEY.

Thanks Normand

Churchill Blvd Goes Triple X


HI MARTY,

SAD NEWS OUR G.PK PUBLIC LIBRARY IS CLOSED IT WAS VERY VERY QUIET AROUND THE LIBRARY TODAY THERE WAS NO POLICE RAIDS. [[[COME ON NORMAND DON'T START NOTHING, MISTER NORTH WON'T LIKE THAT]]]] OK LOUISE. IT IS JUST MARTY THAT IT IS CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY SORRY.

BUT THE OTHER PIC SOMETHING WON'T BE CLOSE SOON. THEY ARE OPENING A PEEP SHOW PLACE YES MARTY ON CHURCHILL NEAR SPRINGFIELD THEY ARE GOING TO CALL IT SEXXXODIUM AND THE LAST 4 DIGITS IN THEIR PHONE NUMBER IS 6969 . OH BOY. TODAY I SAW GUYS BRINGING GYPROC SEE PIC TO MAKE THE PRIVATE CABINS. OUR MOTHERS AND GRAND MOTHERS IN THE FIFTIES WOULD OF NOT LET THAT HAPPEN IT WOULD OF BEEN TALKED AT THEIR KNITTING CLUBS OR CHURCHES AND THE PEEP SHOW PLACE WOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSED BEFORE IT OPENED ON CHURCHILL. I AM SURE.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS I THINK MAYBE THE POLICE TRIED TO STOP THEM BUT THEY HAVE A LEGAL PERMIT. OH WELL BEEP BEEP OR IS IT PEEP PEEP.

Thanks Normand

Win needs your help...!!



Hi Marty.........Again this year Ralph & Millie B. gave us an Amaryllis bulb which we potted.

In December it bloomed and we ended up with five (5) really nice flowers. When they died off we cut the stem back to approx. three (3) inches high and we figured that would be it for this year. Over a period of time this marvelous plant started to grow again and here we are with four (4) new flowers very late in February!!

My question is, to all the Gfpkers and ex-Gfpkers who are up on their horticulture, is this normal or did we just luck out!!

Thanks - Win S. - ................P.S. We re-planted last years' bulb and the leaves of the plant grew but flowerless!!

Thanks Win S.

Transportation Souveniers


HI MARTY,

HOPE YOU ARE FINE, SEE ON PIC A 1946 MONTREAL SOUTHERN TRAIN TRANSFER, A TICKET FOR THE JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE , AND A TICKET FOR THE CHAMBLY TRANSPORT BUS SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF MISTER SENECHAL, IF I WOULD BEEN HIM I WOULD OF NEVER SIGN THAT I WOULD OF HIDE MYSELF. WHAT TERRIBLE SERVICE. OH WELL STILL GOOD SOUVENIRS IN THOSE ORANGE BUSES.

THANKS MARTY.

NORMAND SIMARD.

PS VERY VERY QUIET IN G.PK. SPECIALLY AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IT IS CLOSED.

Thanks Normand

When I Get Old

This is Priceless!
> >
>
> When I'm an old lady, I'll live with each kid,
> And bring so much happiness...just as they did.
> I want to pay back all the joy they've provided.
> Returning each deed! Oh, they'll be so excited!
> (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)
>
> I'll write on the wall with reds, whites and blues,
> And I'll bounce on the furniture...wearing my shoes.
> I'll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
> I'll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they'll shout!
> (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)
>
> When they're on the phone and just out of reach,
> I'll get into things like sugar and bleach.
> Oh, they'll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
> (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)
>
> When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
> I'll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
> I'll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
> And when they get angry...I'll run...if I'm able!
> (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)
>
> I'll sit close to the TV, through the channels I'll click,
> I'll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
> I'll take off my socks and throw one away,
> And play in the mud 'til the end of the day!
> (When I'm an old lady and live with my kids)
>
> And later in bed, I'll lay back and sigh,
> I'll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
> My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
> And say with a groan, "She's so sweet when she's sleeping!"
>
> God Bless All Moms and Grandmas everywhere!

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Today's Animals

Thanks Richard W.

Police Car at the Legion Clarification

Before people start getting really carried away with false rumors.

The reason the Police were at the Legion is that one of the female members had her wallet stolen while out shopping and only noticed it missing when she was at the Legion. The police were there only to take a report.
Marty N.

Miller Street Bridge


Marty,

Here is a photo of Madeleine and May Burke with a friend Gwyn Cann on the Miller St. Bridge (about 80 yards) south of Regent St. about 1936. The Burke family lived beside the "Big Creek" across the street from the Ellisons.
The creeks of Greenfield Park were filled in when the streets were paved 1960.

John Riley

Thanks John

Bob's Message

Whoa Marty,

Its one thing to find out that Wright is Wrong but Millie put me into a real funk with her Easter facts. I have been hoping for years to live long enough to see the earliest Easter ever and she tells me I am not going to live long enough.... what a bummer.

Bob H
PS Normand does not need to explain himself. His friends have a sense of humour.

Thanks Bob Teasing can be fun but it must not be hurtful….

Roof Ball

video

Thanks Barb .

A Baby's Hug

We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin, as he wriggled and giggled with merriment.

I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a man whose pants were baggy with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would-be shoes. His shirt was dirty and his hair was uncombed and unwashed. His whiskers were too short to be called a beard and his nose was so varicose it looked like a road map.
We were too far from him to smell, but I was sure he smelled. His hands waved and flapped on loose wrists. 'Hi there, baby; hi there, big boy. I see ya, buster,' the man said to Erik.

My husband and I exchanged looks, 'What do we do?'

Erik continued to laugh and answer, 'Hi.'
Everyone in the restaurant noticed and looked at us and then at the man. The old geezer was creating a nuisance with my beautiful baby. Our meal came and the man began shouting from across the room, 'Do ya patty cake? Do you know peek-a-boo? Hey, look, he knows peek- a-boo.'

Nobody thought the old man was cute. He was obviously drunk.

My husband and I were embarrassed. We ate in silence; all except for Erik, who was running through his repertoire for the admiring skid-row bum, who in turn, reciprocated with his cute comments.
We finally got through the meal and headed for the door. My husband went to pay the check and told me to meet him in the parking lot. The old man sat poised between me and the door. 'Lord, just let me out of here before he speaks to me or Erik,' I prayed. As I drew closer to the man, I turned my back trying to sidestep him and avoid any air he might be breathing. As I did, Erik leaned over my arm, reaching with both arms in a baby's 'pick-me-up' position. Before I could stop him, Erik had propelled himself from my arms to the man.

Suddenly a very old smelly man and a very young baby consummated their love and kinship. Erik in an act of total trust, love, and submission laid his tiny head upon the man's ragged shoulder. The man's eyes closed, and I saw tears hover beneath his lashes. His aged hands full of grime, pain, and hard labor, cradled my baby's botto m and stroked his back. No two beings have ever loved so deeply for so short a time.

I stood awestruck. The old man rocked and cradled Erik in his arms and his eyes opened and set squarely on mine. He said in a firm commanding voice, 'You take care of this baby.'

Somehow I managed, 'I will,' from a throat that contained a stone.

He pried Erik from his chest, lovingly and longingly, as though he were in pain. I received my baby, and the man said, 'God bless you, ma'am, you've given me my Christmas gift.'

I said nothing more than a muttered thanks. With Erik in my arms, I ran for the car. My husband was wondering why I was crying and holding Erik so tightly, and why I was saying, 'My God, my God, forgive me.'

I had just witnessed Christ's love shown through the innocence of a tiny child who saw no sin, who made no judgment; a child who saw a soul, and a mother who saw a suit of clothes. I was a Christian who was blind, holding a child who was not. I felt it was God asking, 'Are you willing to share your son for a moment?' when He shared His for all eternity.
The ragged old man, unwittingly, had reminded me, 'To enter the Kingdom of God , we must become as little childr en.'
If this has blessed you, please bless others by sending it on. Sometimes, it takes a child to remind us of what is really important. We must always remember who we are, where we came from and, most importantly, how we feel about others. The clothes on your back or the car that you drive or the house that you live in does not define you at all; it is how you treat your fellow man that identifies who you are.

This one is a keeper.

'It is better to be liked for the true you, than to be loved for who people think you are......'

Thanks Barb H.

New Training Arena


HI MARTY,

THIS IS THE NEW TRAINING ARENA OF THE MONTREAL CANADIANS BEING BUILT, A PART OF IT COLLAPSED YESTERDAY, IT IS 5 MINUTES FROM

DEVONSHIRE IN BROSSARD NEAR THE NEW WALLMART. IT IS A MIRACLE NOBODY WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED. I JUST HOPE THE MONTREAL CANADIAN

HOCKEY CLUB DON'T COLLAPSED, TODAY THEY GAVE AWAY ONE OF THEIR GOALIES CHRISTOBAL HUET, AND DID NOT GET STAR MARIAN HOSSA.

OH WELL.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS NO PS I AM GOING TO EAT OR I WILL COLLAPSED, [[[ LOUISE LOUISE I AM FINISHED WITH MISTER NORTH]]]] [ go wash your hands normand ]

Thanks Normand

Normand Comes Clean


HI MARTY,

IT IS ME, MISTER WRONG, WELL MISTER WRIGHT IS RIGHT, WELL MAYBE I AM RIGHT TOO, I GOT MISTER WRIGHT TO WRITE ON THE BLOG. WRITE MORE OFTEN MISTER WRIGHT.

THANKS MARTY AND ALLAN WRIGHT VERY GOOD HUMOR.

NORMAND SIMARD

PS I RE-OPENED THE G.PK. LEGION BR.94, TODAY. IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO [[[[ BULL'S-EYE ]]]] , SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Thanks Normand

Great Days on Devonshire

Richard and Stephen really do look like ANGELS in that picture, funny my memory of them and Marston (Marty!) and Elton is in the "hole" between the two houses catching TADPOLES, and then hiding them where ever to show them off!!!

My other memory is "How many times did I run for that over-packed #5 bus to get into work - cause I was too slow to walk to the corner of Churchill for the #1! That's why I will always be very grateful to Mr. Richardson (Gus' father) for being my driver to work at PVM, the best times were when Victoria Bridge was packed, and he would deek off to Dunkin Donuts for coffee!!

Every time Gus and John M. input to the blog, I get another "memory"..like the noon hour snowball fights at Third and Empire between the Fontaines/Meads/and anyone else who was around..

Millie, Carolyn, Donna, Barbara and I used to run like Mad!!! Or watching the Legion/Warrior baseball games where Bob would be pitching with that 'crazy' sidearm pitch, and WHO was the catcher??? Was it PINKY??? Enough. My head is in pain!!..gotta go, but I really enjoy this BLOG!!! Gale Anne

Thanks Gale Ann, Those were fun days, remember that creak that we used to play in catching the little minows and frogs. Those were simpler times and we did have a lot of fun in our old neighborhood

BESL

To answer Normand’s question, I believe "BESL" on the legion sweaters stands for "British Empire Service League"

Thanks Murray P.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Lou

My E-mail Address

Hello Folks,
I have been asked several times about the E-mail address in the left side bar under the Title "Contact Me"

Spammers and hackers use web crawlers to look for E-mail addresses to send spam and virus containing E-mails. So I have removes the ampersand (@) and replaced it with the word AT and the DOT for the period (.) before the com.

I think most of you understand the address and also my E-mail is in the address book under the GPKer E-mail addresses in the Links
MN

Some one got out of bed on the wrong side today...!!

Hi Marty

What is this story about the legion ? This big Raid that Normand ,Rene,Natalee, Boul Simard is on about? When I read this I contacted many members' and city officials about the so called police intervention.......at a dart tournny...........no one seems to know anything about this! Can you clearify or give more detail to this info. I've been a member of that BR. for 26 yrs, and even though I live in ontario now , I would have been notifyed by my contacts.
Thanks
Allan Wright

P.S Hey Normand are you alright ? did you get the right info? or is wrong always right in your mind?next time your on churchhill and empire at the lights, turn right on empire so you don't see anything that is not right.!!!!

Thanks Allan It’s all in good natured humor…
Maybe Normand can give a brief explanation to Allan

Bus Stop on Devonshire Road....


HELLO MARSTON,
LOOKS LIKE BUTTER WOULDN'T MELT IN THEIR MOUTHES.
THE MARK ON THE POLE DENOTES BUS STOP IN FRONT
OF 94 DEVONSHIRE ROAD.

RICHARD W......

Thanks Richard

Old Classics




Eagles in Alaska








A note with the photograph:
Yeah, the cold temperatures (-5°F) came with a deep blue sky.

The wind hasn’t started and the snow from earlier in the week is still piled up.

You can see that when the eagles landed, they knocked the snow off their branches.
This was about 400 foot from our house in Eagle River, Alaska.

Thanks Jim E.

Easter Facts!

I thought this was interesting!!

Do you realize how early Easter is this year? As you may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Found out a couple of things you might be interested in! Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) than it is this year but that is pretty rare.

Here's the interesting info. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever before seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here are the facts:

1) The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

2) The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!
Interesting....huh!

Thanks Millie McG.

Legion Team Names


HI MARTY,

NAMES GIVEN TO THE BLOG OF THE LEGION TEAM , 1--JOHN [CHICK] HALADAY 2-- ????? 3--BOB BAVERSTOCK 4--BOBBY DIAS 5--FRED NIGHTINGALE

6--TOM NEWTON 7--BRUCE POLLIN 8-JIMMY [BUDDY]SMITH 9--JEFF WILLETT 10--LYNN BROWN 11- TED NEWBURY. NOW #2 NOBODY IDENTIFIED HIM

I WILL GO FOR A WILD GUESS CLIFF SAMALACK , IF IT IS NOT HIM I WOULD LIKE IT, IF SOMEBODY COULD IDENTIFY HIM. ANOTHER QUESTION WHAT

DID THAT MEAN ON THE LEGION SWEATERS B.E.S.L.. AND ALSO DID BRUCE POLLIN PLAY FIRST BASE.

YESTERDAY I MADE AN ERROR IN THE G.PK STREETS I SAID ALLEN IT SHOULD OF BEEN ALLAN. ALSO SOMEBODY WROTE A FEWS DAYS AGO THAT A

MR PERRAS LIVED AROUND 322 MURRAY AND HAD 2 SONS ONE NAMED GILLES. WELL I THINK IT WAS A MR. ED. PARENT HE DID HAVE 2 SONS, GILLES

BECAME A CATHOLIC PRIEST AND DIED AT A YOUNG AGE. ALSO THAT JUST BEAUTIFUL PIC. OF THE 1954 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE G.P.A.A I WOULD

LIKE TO ADD A NAME I AM PRETTY SURE IT IS HIM RAYMOND SMITH, HE IS BETWEEN GEORGE HOLLINGDRAKE AND KEN BERRY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF

THE PIC. WE SEE DAVE JEARY RIGHT CLOSE TO HIM. RAYMOND SMITH AND ROGER BECHARD ONCE OWNED A FINE RESTAURANT IN ST- BRUNO [AU

PIED DU MONT.] I THINK MARTY, AND HIS GOOD FRIEND GEORGE BROSSARD, WHERE THERE A FEW TIMES.EATING AND TALKING ABOUT

BUTTERFLIES ????

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS MARTY SAY HELLO TO J.McC. I ENJOY VERY MUCH HIS DAILY COMMENTS WE LEARN A LOT ABOUT G.PK. TOP SECRETS FROM HIM.


Thanks Normand

Monday, February 25, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Normand S.

Old Maps of GPK




HI MARTY,

HERE IT THE MAP OF G.PK.IN 1919, IT MAY BE A LITTTE SMALL I WILL WRITE THE NAMES OF THE STREETS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AS PER THE MAP. I WILL ALSO SEND A MAP OF 1917 NOT AS COMPLETE BUT EASIER TO SEE.

KING-EDWARD------CEDAR-----GREENFIELD----ELM-----SAINT-CHARLES---SAINT-ANTOINE----SAINT-LEON----SAINT-LAURENT----1st----MOUNT-ROYAL---LAMBERT ELIZABETH [[ NOW TASCHEREAU ????]]]----CHAMBLY----VERCHERES----EDWARD NOW CHURCHILL----OAK ONCED CALLED TARBUCK-----FAIRFIELD
SPRINGFIELD----PATENAUDE NOW EMPIRE----2nd NOW BOCKUS----WALKER---PERRAS---HUBERT----MURRAY----GLADSTONE----ISABEL----SAINTE-ELIZABETH
3rd NOW JAMES E.DAVIS-----GEORGE---MAPLE---ALBERT---EVELYN--- 4th-----LAMARRE NOW REGENT----LAPINIERE THEN DEVONSHIRE NOW VICTORIA
EVA----CAMPBELL---MILLER---PARKER---ROSELEA NOW ALLEN.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS DOWN G.PK MEMORY LANE WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LANE NICE STREETS TOO.

Thanks Normand

A Master in Training....!!


Hi Marty,

Here is a picture of Sasha training her master. Its truly amazing how well trained Harry is. Sasha wakes him around 5 am every day, he immediately springs into action, quietly dresses so as not to wake anyone. I just find it incredible that she could get this bumbling fool to do her beckoning so quickly since his wife Pauline has been unable to train him to do the little things like leave the credit card at home or not buy a new car on a whim.

On the other hand all Sasha has to do is look at him with those big brown eyes and cock her head to one side and "Presto" he has leash in hand and heads to the door wagging his tongue in anticipation of going for a walk.

Bob H


Thanks Bob

Eclipse of the Moon



Hi Marty,

It was a great night here in Ontario to watch the eclipse of the moon. Just a couple of shots before and after.

Bob H

Thanks Bob

Old Classics




Thanks Ivan R.

Memories of those better days

Hi Marty, Normand's photo of the Swinwood house reminded me of an incident many years ago. A bunch of us decided to spend a night carousing in the Laurentians at a place I was familiar with as it was the the town closest to Camp Weredale.

It was a typical Laurentian tourist town on Lake L'Achigan and when I was a counselor at the camp we were permitted to travel across the Lake on our evenings off and so when I moved back to "The Park" I had introduced my buddies to the place.

This one particular Fri we decided to go for the night but had to be back Sat morning as George Wade, a good friend of ours was coming home on leave from being stationed with the navy in Nova Scotia and he was coming over to Winston's house that morning. As things turned out we celebrated all night ,did not sleep and headed back Sat morning to get Swinnie home on time.

As it turned out Winston fell asleep in the car and so when we pulled up in front of his place I was delegated to get him out of the car and into the house. Not wishing to face the wrath of Mrs Swinwood, I sat Winston down on the little porch in the picture with his arms around the post , rang the bell and got the hell out of there before someone answered.

George Wade came over to Winston's at the appointed time and Mrs Swinwood assuming that Winston had been out with George the night before took a strip off George for keeping Winston out all night

JMcC.

Thanks John

Murray Ave missing Names

One family that was not mentioned was the Gareau Family they lived in a big red house on the corner of Churchill and Murray. The father owned a fuel oil buisness and was responsable for keeping a lot of families in the park warm in the winter.

I use to help them on a Saturday deliver oil to their customers. I can remember delivering to John Mc. house often. Lou use to fuel one of his taxi's with I believe Furnace oil and another oil mixed he had a Mercides Diesel at the time.

I drove for Lou along with John's brother Jim. I dont think Lou made a lot of money with us driving. The Gareau's had four Children Gilles- Peter- Dennise- Denny, The Rogan family lived above the Gareau's at one time.

They had two children Ronnie & Bonnie. Ronnie passed away at a young age. He was married to Venna Dawes her father owned the electrical store on Churchill next to the newest Pop's Restaurent between Springfield & Fairfield at one time Pops use to be down near the Catholic Church his special was Fish and Chips wrapped in Newspaper.

I Mentioned Thr Rogan family as having two children I think it was four I believe there was a set of twins Randy and Wendy if I rember right

David Wright (Horseman)
Still Galloping Along

Thanks David

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

C-17

Wait until you get to Pic # 5








The four builders are shown in the image above. Colin Straus, the owner, is at the nose of the aircraft.
This 1/9th scale radio-controlled C-17 model was built in the United Kingdom It was built as the centerpiece of a 15 program television series produced in the U.K. for the Home satellite TV
channel.
Built with the aid of three friends, it took one year to build and ispowered with 4 Jetcat P-120 turbines with a total thrust of 108lbs. The model weighs over 250 lbs fueled, and carries 12.5liters (3.3 US gallons) of 95% kerosene and 5% turbine oil fuel. Other details include 5 Futaba PCM receivers, 16 battery packs (93cells), 20 Futaba servos, on board air compressor, electro/pneumatic retracts, etc. Wingspan is 20 feet 8
inches, and the top ofthe fin is 74 inches (6 feet 2 inches) above
the ground. Takeoff weight is 264 lbs.
The rear cargo doors open and they drop an r/c jeep on a pallet, as well as 2 free-fall r/c parachutists.
The model also has smoke systems both of the inboard turbines, and uses a 2.4GHz data link to provide real-time data to a laptop computer on the ground while in flight. This data includes airspeed, turbine RPM, EGT, fuel consumption, etc.
Built mainly from balsa and ply, with many glass and carbon fiber moldings to reduce weight. It is covered in fiberglass and epoxy resin. Complete with retractable landing gear and pneumatically operated
flaps.
This C-17 Globe Master III is one of the largest jet models in the world today.

Thanks Jim E.