Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Jim E.

I can't believe it....

Sing Me to Sleep..
Click on the Link below....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCnAjel02lM&feature=email

Thanks Win S.

A GPK Softball Game Aug 2

Here is a note from Peter Boileau concerning an upcoming softball game in
Greenfield Park. I hope as many people as possible come out to support him in this endeavor.

We will be holding our eighth annual softball charity event between Greenfield Park and the media in memory of Fred Thomas for the Palliative Care Unit of the Montreal General Hospital on Saturday August 2, 2008 at Pierre Laporte Park at 1 P.M.

A donation for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Peter Boileau Organizer
450-672-7525

Thanks John Riley

Oil Patch Fun





Thanks barry & Louise D.

Globe of Death

video

Thanks Win S.

Observation

video

Thanks Win S.

Win's Vacation Pics












A short distance down County Road 389 from Pipe Spring Nat. Mon. was Colorado City, Az. Some of you will remember the 500 plus children who were removed from a Polygamist Mormon Compound in Texas earlier this year........Well if I have the story correct these children and the adults originated in Colorado City, Az. and for reasons of their own (probably pressure from Salt Lake City) decided on Texas!! We drove through Colorado City in the early afternoon on a Sunday and found the town almost deserted (I don't imagine that they all went to Texas)......with the exception of a mother and her brood. (we weren't about to stop and take pics.) This place was amazing with the surrounding red tinted mountains.
About a half mile north of Colorado City we crossed the border again back into Utah and bid goodbye to Arizona for the last time (on this trip). We spent the better part of two weeks in and around Arizona and must say it's our favourite state!!

We arrived in St. George, Utah, brochures we had pickup along the way advised to check out the Mormon Temple, it was certainly worth it with it's beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens. This temple is second in size only to the main headquarters in Salt Lake City!!

Shortly after leaving St. George we entered the Zion Canyon Nat'l Park - in this canyon you are looking up at the immense walls of rock that surround you whereas with both the Grand & Bryce Canyons you are looking out and down most of the time - as I said earlier it's whatever your personal preference is as to which of the three canyons will impress you the most!!

Later....................Win

Thanks Win S.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Millie McG.

Apogee RGHS Book Pics 1962


Thanks Normand S.

Willie the Feral Cat.....


HI MARTY,

BREAKING NEWS THIS IS VERY SAD, I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS TRUE. THIS POOR FERAL CAT IS REALLY HAVING A ROUGH TIME , I HOPE WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE, THAT A CAT HAS 7 LIVES. OH WELL.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS ABSOLUTELY NO PS TODAY IF THIS STORY IS TRUE, I AM VERY SAD.

Thanks Normand S.
Willie is just fine with us…

Fun Link

Exercise for summer
Get in shape waiting for the summertime!!!!! - Almost as annoying as the real thing!!
Make sure your sound is on & click below.
http://majman.net/fly_loader.html

Thanks Barb H.

Oil Patch Fun






Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Age Matters at Walmart

You are in the middle of some kind of project around the houseMowing the lawn, putting a new fence in, painting the living room,or whatever. You are hot and sweaty, covered in dirt or paint. Youhave your old work clothes on. You know the outfit - shorts withthe hole in crotch, old T-shirt with a stain from who knows what,and an old pair of tennis shoes. Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you need to run to Wal-Mart to get something to help complete the job.Depending on your age you might do the following:

In your 20's:Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair,brush your teeth, floss, and put on clean clothes. Check yourselfin the mirror and flex. Add a dab of your favorite cologne becauseyou never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing inthe checkout lane. You went to school with the pretty girl runningthe register.

In your 30's:Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Changeshoes. You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Washyour hands and comb your hair. Check yourself in the mirror. Stillgot it. Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone youwent to school with.

In your 40's:Stop what you are doing. Put a sweat shirt that is long enough tocover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. Put on different shoesand a hat. Wash your hands. Your bottle of Brute Cologne is almostempty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Wal-Mart. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The spicy young thing running the register is your daughter's ageand you feel weird thinking she is spicy.

In your 50's: Stop what you are doing. Put a hat on, wipe the dirt off your handsonto your shirt. Change shoes because you don't want to get dirt inyour new sports car. Check yourself in the mirror and you swear notto wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The cutierunning the register smiles when she sees you coming and you thinkyou still have it. Then you remember the hat you have on is fromBuddy's Bait & Beer Bar and it says, 'I Got Worms.

'In your 60's:Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore. Hose the dogshit off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your50's. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the holein you pants. The girl running the register may be cute, but youdon't have your glasses on so you are not sure.

In your 70's:Stop what you are doing. Wait to go to Wal-Mart until they haveyour prescriptions ready, too. Don't even notice the dog shit onyour shoes. The young thing at the register smiles at you becauseyou remind her of her grandfather.

In your 80's:Stop what you are doing. Start again. Then stop again. Now youremember you needed to go to Wal-Mart. Go to Wal-Mart and wanderaround trying to think what it is you are looking for. Fart outloud and you think someone called out your name. You went to schoolwith the old lady who greeted you at the front door.

Thanks Win S.

Looking for some names....


Good morning,

A friend sent this picture; my daughter told me it was her first year in the Greenfield Park cheer leading group. She remembers the fun they had making their own pom-poms from white garbage bags. In the later years that she was in the cheer leading she had become their coach.
Darla said she has so many great fun memories of her cheer leading days.
Could anyone fill in the names or date?
Darla is in the second row on the left standing up.

Bev

Thanks Bev

GPK Cheerleaders


Greenfield Park cheer leaders I think may have been taken about 1974. Can anyone fill in the names or date?
Front row on the left is my daughter Darla Vye/Winn.

Bev

Thanks Bev V.

China Circus Video Link

This makes the Olympics balance bar seem wimpy. Don't miss the final routine - it's breathtaking!



http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PRJxJdgc4Ng&feature=related


Thanks Diana J.P.

Win's Vacation Pics











Here is a photo of the four of us as we were leaving Lake Powell for the last time - This resort would be on anybody's list as a place to stay, but with the mileage Ann & I do & the number of places we stay at, our budget dictates that Motel 6's and Super 8's will do just fine thank you!!

Within minutes we had crossed the border into Utah and stayed the night in a town called Kanab.....Upon leaving the next morning as we were exiting the town we noticed a police cruiser parked on the highway, I kept my eyes on the road and my traveling companions started to laugh, then Ann asked me "did you see the manikin dressed like a cop sitting in the front seat of the cruiser?" - I told them they had to be nuts and kept driving!! Well, the hwy we traveled hooked back into Arizona & we passed through the town of Fredonia and as you can tell, if you look closely, (dark windows) there is a manikin cop - now he doesn't hand out tickets but he does get your attention!!

Our next stop was The Pipe Spring Nat. Mon. (The smallest national park in all of the U.S.) There is a total of two on staff, the park ranger & his wife. She sells admission tickets and hands out brochures. They have apparently been with the park service for a number of years and travel wherever the Nat. Parks Service needs assistance - they have been living in a motorhome for 11years & although they love what they do they think it's about time to retire!! This location has quite a history - back in the mid 1800's the Mormon Church was, among other things, practicing polygamy - When the Feds. decided to crack down on this practice the Mormon Headquarters in Salt Lake City bowed to the pressure and claimed to cease the practice - they did however have a number of members with many wife's and decided to scatter them around the countryside hidden away from the federal marshals. This fort like building served as one such home for a man and his many wife's and children - there were continues problems with the local Navajo tribes & after a farm hand was killed by Indians stealing livestock they brought in their own small army to provide protection - Photos of the barracks etc. This park ranger and his wife happened to be Morons and he turned out to be quite a story teller. A really nice elderly couple!!

Later...........................Win

Thanks Win S.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Today's Animal


Thanks Normand S

Mr. Prince's Son & His Wife



HI MARTY,

HERE IS THE SON ERIC OF MR PRINCE EX TEACHER AT ROYAL GEORGE, WITH HIS WIFE NEE FRY OF G.PK..I SAW THEM AT MISS ITALIA IN G.PK. VERY FINE PARKERS LIVING ON CHURCHILL.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS MARTY I KNOW IT IS HOT IN THE CHICAGO AREA PLEASE CLOSE THE AIR CONDITIONING FOR A WHILE OR YOUR POOR FERAL CAT WILL RUN AWAY, ALL DAY UNDER A BLANKET IS NOT FUN PLEASE THINK OF POOR HIM.

Thanks Normand
Willie is under the scatter rug LOL


1962 Apogee RGHS Book Pics




Thanks Normand S.

Oil Patch Fun






Thanks Barry & Louise D.

A Canadian Hero


Hi Marty. (1) Attached is a photo of myself and a very real Canadian hero taken recently at a golf tournament in which we were both playing. At the post-tournament banquet this other gentleman and I were seated at the same table. We had a very nice conversation during dinner and at the end a mutual friend took this photograph.

I have never been one to collect autographs nor have I ever been in awe of celebrities but I did feel on this occassion that I was extremely fortunate to be in this gentleman's company. In my humble opinion in his three years in office as Chief of the Defense staff he has rebuilt the morale and pride and integrity of the men and women of the Canadian defense forces(all three branches) and has engendered in the Canadian public once again a feeling of respect and appreciation for the job that our Warriors do on our behalf.

Based on our one meeting I would also say that General Rick Hillier(Retired) is a real gentleman.

(2) In answer to Diana Jiles question about Weredale boys and Royal Arthur School I would say yes some of the boys at Weredale did attend Royal Arthur especially those whose family lived in that area of St Henri and had already attended the school.

In the main though as Weredale was located in Westmount --albeit Lower Westmount right on the border of St Henri-- the protestant residents attended either Queens Elementary School on Oliver Avenue north of St Catherine and one block west of Greene or Westmount Junior High School on Academy Road just north of St Catherine and almost right next to the Royal Montreal Regiment Armoury near the "Glen".

Very few of the residents of "The Home" made it past grade 9( they were generally sent out to work or learn a trade) and subsequently did not attend Westmount Senior High. The catholic rersidents attended St Leo's Academy on Sherbrooke St at Clarke

(3) Yes I did know Robert Eby. We were in Weredale at the same time and by coincidence I had been communicating with Robert's older brother Edward who was also in Weredale at the same time,just a few months ago. Small world EH

JMcC

Thanks John

Friends

.Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone.
And I never see my old friends face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knowsI like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell.
And he rang mine but we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.
'Tomorrow' I say! 'I will call on Jim
Just to show that I'm thinking of him.
'But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner, yet miles away,'
Here's a telegram sir,' 'Jim died today.
'And that's what we get and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.
Remember to always say what you mean.
If you love someone, tell them.
Don't be afraid to express yourself.
Reach out and tell someone what they mean to you.
Because when you decide that it is the right time it might be too late.
Seize the day. Never have regrets.
And most importantly, stay close to your friends
and family, for they have helped make you the person that you are today.
SMILE, even through your
tears!!!!!

Thanks Barb C.

Win's Vacation Pics











Here is a couple of photos of the landscape as we were whizzing along the lake toward the canyon that would take us to the "Tapestry". The deserts in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and others offer such amazing shaped mountains just popping up out of the miles & miles of sand as you travel along!!

The boat slowed to a crawl allowing everyone aboard to view with amazement what is known as the Tapestry - you would swear that Michael Anglo had been set to work again to perform his magic.........This is why we were not too disappointed in missing the stone arch (which must be outstanding also - Oh well, maybe a return visit). When you realize that the dam is over 500 feet high, then the canyon walls must have been the same height prior to the flooding. I wonder just how large that tapestry is below water level?? The boat stayed motionless for a good ten minutes so everyone could truly view and appreciate what they were looking at............lots of photos taken by everyone aboard!!


We were opened throttle heading back in - the interior of our boat can be seen in one of the pics. The construction of the dam and the formation of Lake Powell is something to behold - The lake is immense straddling the border between Arizona & Utah.

Lake Powell and surrounding area would be a favourite spot for any traveler!!

Later...............Win

Thanks Win S.