Sunday, August 31, 2008

Today's Animals

Thanks Normand S.

Dancing around the World

Folks I believe that even hardened seniors of our vintage will be touched by something contained in this short video. I was moved to optimism some how.

http://vimeo.com/1211060?pg=embed&sec=1211060

Thanks Ed B.

RGHS 1963 Pics




Thanks Normand S.

Not an Oil Spill


HI MARTY,

WELL ON TASCHEREAU CORNER OF REGENT, I DON'T KNOW IF THEY DISCOVERED OIL, I KNOW WE ARE NOT IN ALBERTA. PARKERS GO AND SEE IT IS EVEN BUBBLING, ROSS MORLEY SAW IT. IT HAS BEEN LIKE THAT FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS. ONLY I CAN'T EXPLAIN THIS , MAYBE OUR G.PK. PRESIDENT COULD EXPLAIN TO US. THERE ARE EVEN FANS AROUND REAL AIR FANS.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS MARTY IF WE HAVE OIL IN G.PK. LIKE TEXAS AND ALBERTA THAT WILL REALLY PUT US ON THE MAP, SO LONG IT IS NOT FROM OIL SPILLAGE I HOPE.

Thanks Normand

Hey Marty,
Here is the story behind the bubbles at the gas bar corner of Regent and Taschereau. No panic is necessary.
Bernie

Thanks Bernie
Hi Normand,
Let me assure everyone that that is not oil coming out of the ground. This gas bar was doing some repairs and they are waiting for news from Quebec
to know if the ground is contaminated. The bubbles are being caused by an agitator placed in the water in order to keep the water moving so it will not become stagnet and start to attract bugs into the area.
We are hoping for results soon so the work can be completed.

Bernie

Nice Promo from the early years

HI MARTY,

I MARTY I WILL SEND THIS ATTACH TO OUR CHIEF OF POLICE. I WOULD LIKE FOR OUR G.PK. BASH. IN 2011 TO HAVE OUR POLICE DISPLAY THEIR MOTORBIKES LIKE THE ITALIAN DID IN THE FIFTIES. MARTY YOU KNOW A LOT ABOUT BIKES, COULD WE DO THAT IN THE OLD MIRACLE MART PARKING,OR MAYBE THE OLD TOWERS PARKING.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand
video

GPK Historical Society


HI MARTY,

WELL THE G.PK. HISTORICAL SOCIETY JOHN RILEY AND PAUL BOUDREAU , HAD A LITTLE DINNER AT MISS ITALIA AUG. 29 TH. 2008. MR PATRICK CLUNE STOPPED TO SAY HELLO TO THESE VERY PASSIONATE G.PK. HISTORIANS, ALREADY WORKING ON THE 2011 CENTENNIAL BASH.IN G.PK.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Guess Who ???? (NAMED)


Can anyone name her??
Thanks Heather G.
Dear Marty,

I think the girl in Heather's 1960 picture is Fran Coates. If so, we were in Miss Howie's Grade 6 together at St. Lambert Elementary, and I believe Fran lived on Desaulniers Blvd. because I remember going to a birthday party there.

Not many answers for the Warriors (even with the hints). In Back Row, fourth from the left is John McConachie; Mid Rows: Richard Tombs (?), Donnie Bremner (?), Len Davis and Bobby Morley (?); Front Row, Wally Robinson is first at left. John placed a DEC. of departed members in his report, Cecil Mitchell is long deceased, his widow, Ethel, remarried and I believe lives in the Ottawa area -- parents of Marilyn and Karen. In the recent picture, I recognize George Graham in back row and John M. & Len D. in front row.

Linda Alexander-LaRoche

Thanks Linda

Hi Marty,

Hard to believe summer is all but over.

My guess for Heather G's red head is either Fran or Candy Coates.

Sandy

Thanks Sandy R.

The Warriors Begining (Names)

Can anyone name the players above??



Hi Marty, back in March of 1958 a group of Parkers were sitting around Robinson's Hamburger Shoppe wondering what we would be doing the upcoming summer as we had all passed the age of eligibility (16) for any GPAA activities. The solution was to create the Warriors Athletic Club and to enter a team in the South Shore Fastball League.

This was not unusual since many other groups in "The Park" had done the same things for Cricket, Soccer, Hockey,Womens Softball. Since the 1920's young people had organized "The Eagles" "The Meteors" "The Cardinals" "The Monarchs" and the "The Maroons" to name a few. In June of 1958 ,"The Warriors" with their distinctive green sweaters with an Indian head with a mohawk cut logo took to the field. We had no sponsor and since the only revenue source was passing the hat at home games we were all responsible for our own glove and spikes and for sharing equally the cost of sweaters,balls,bats league entry fees and catcher's apparel.

During the winter we also sponsored a broomball team. By the end of the 1964 season the club disbanded due to marriages,children and job relocations. Our first couple of seasons were played on the diamond at the north east corner of the existing football field and subsequently moved to a new diamond where the current Legion Parking lot now sits so that Norm Simard could watch from his reserved seat atop the town reservoir.

This past weekend 8 of the founding members and their wives met in Brockville to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the club.(unfortunately Bob Morley and Don Bremner were unable to be in Brockville and "Red " Drummond and his wife Betty-Ann left Brockville before the pictures were taken.( special thanks to George and Carol Hollingdrake for a superb job of organizing the event) I have attached a couple of photos of this past weekend's get-together along with a 1960, 1961? photo of the team. Perhaps your subscribers might want to guess the names of the players in the respective photos.

The original members of the Warriors were: Len Davis, Donnie Bremner , George Graham,Claude Desormeaux(Dec.), Bob Morley, John Normandeau(Dec.), "Red" Drummond, Bobby Evans(Dec.) Bruce Thompson, Wally Robinson, Doug Paquette, John McConachie with Mr. John Graham as Coach. Team statisticians were Barbara Ridewood(Dec.) and Carol Jiles. As the organization evolved other people such as Ken Crawley, Richard Tombs, George Hollingdrake , Gerry McKenna, Freddie Parrish, Melvin Stone and Mr. Cec Mitchell(coach) were members of the club.

JMcC

Thanks John McC.
Can anyone name the players in these pictures???
Hi Marty the names to go with the Warriors photos are ---
Old photo--
back row L-R George Graham,Bob Morley,Gerry McKenna,John McConachie, "Red" Drummond, Freddie Parrish
Middle row L-R-- Richard Tombs, Don Bremner, Len Davis, Bobbie Evans(Dec), Mr. J. Graham Sr. (Coach)
Front row L-R-- Wally Robinson, Bruce thompson, Johnny Normandeau(Dec) Claude Desormeaux(Dec)

Recent photo back row L-R-- George Graham, George Hollingdrake, Bruce Thompson
front row L-R-- John McConachie, Doug Paquette, Len Davis, Wally Robinson. JMcC

Thanks John McC.

Dutch Homes





Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Pre WWll Pics






Thanks Diana J.P.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Margaret W.

RGHS 1963


Thanks Normand S.

Miss Italia Dinner


HI MARTY,

2 PICS FROM THE DINNER LAST NIGHT AT MISS ITALIA , WE HAVE 3 EX. R.G.H.S STUDENTS. AND A BEAUTIFUL BLONDE GIRL DOES SHE LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE THE CHIEF OF POLICE OF BATHURST, WELL THEY BOTH HAVE LIGHT COLORED HAIR.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

GPK Reunion


HI MARTY,

WELL WE HAD A VERY GOOD DINNER LAST NIGHT, I GOT A PIC OF 3 EX. G.PK. POLICEMEN, YVON GAUDREAU ,BERNARD CONSTANTINI, AND CHIEF EDWARD N. HUZULAK, I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A WALL OF FAME FOR OUR G.PK. POLICEMEN, THE SPORTS PEOPLE HAVE A WALL OF FAME. DON'T FORGET THESE 3, PROBABLY GAVE MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS OF TICKETS IN THEIR VERY LONG CAREERS WORKING FOR G.PK.$$$$$$

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS $1.000.000.00 PLUS OH BOY AWFUL LOT'S OF CITIZENS'S MONEY , MAYBE KEEP THE G.PK. POLICE WALL OF FAME PICTURES FAR FROM THE DART BOARDS OF THE G.PK LEGION.


Thanks Normand

Guess Who???? ( It is Ciff Walker)


Can anyone name this fellow??
Thanks Heather G.

Backyard Deer in Abbotsford BC


Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Pre WW ll Pics






Thanks Diana J.P.

Talent Clips

Make sure you listen to both songs. My give you goose bumps.
This little girl is awesome. Watch clip one first. She is only 6

God only sends somebody with this talent around every once in a while.

Listen to both,

Clip 1: http://www.tagtele.com/videos/voir/7383/1/

Clip 2: http://www.tagtele.com/videos/voir/19214/1/

Thanks Jacquie E

Dutch Homes




Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Today's Animal


Thanks Magaret W.

Obituary


Thanks John Riley

RGHS 1963



Thanks Normand S.

Pre WW II pics






Thanks Diana J.P.

Dutch Homes ??




Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Warning....!!!

Powerful Women's Motto:
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning,

Satan shudders & says…….
"Oh shit....she's awake!!"

Thanks Penny F.

Cleptomaniac (Smee)

video

Thanks Win S.

Things such as this can happen if you 'sleep around'..]


Thanks Diana J.P.