Friday, October 31, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks Jacquie E.

Gas is Cheaper in Ottawa

Hi Marty, I don't want the people of Quebec to feel that I am rubbing their noses a bit but I filled my gas tank this morning at .87.3 cents JMcC

Thanks John

Amazing Water Fountain

video

Thanks Jacquie E,.

A Tough One

Thank Jacquie E.

57 cents

A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was 'too crowded.'

'I can't go to Sunday School,' she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by.


Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the 
Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus. 
Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements.

As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump.

Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: 'This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School.'


  
For two years she had saved for this offering of love.

When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.

He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.

But the story does not end there...

A newspaper learned of the story and published It. It was read by a wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands.


When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents.

Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide. 
Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250,000.00--a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends.

When you are in the city of Philadelphia , look upTemple Baptist Church , with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit TempleUniversity, where thousands of students are educated.

Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospitaland at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children, built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time.

In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor,Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, 'Acres of Diamonds'.

  This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS.


Thanks Norma K

A Conversation With God


I KNOW MARTY IT IS NOT A PLACE TO TALK ABOUT RELIGION, BUT THIS MORNING I LOOKED UP  IN TO THE BLUE SKY AND I ASKED GOD A QUESTION I WANTED A STAIGHT ANSWER , YOU KNOW MARTY AT OUR AGE WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT OUR INVESTMENTS. I ASKED GOD IS MY RETIREMENT INVESTEMENT MONEY GOING TO IMPROVE  IN 2009.

 

THANS MARTY

 

NORMAND SIMARD

 

Thanks Normand

1966 Holdup on Taschereau Blvd





MARTY BY THE LOOKS OF G.PK. DETECTIVE LUCIEN BOYD ON PIC 1 -2  I THINK THE THIEVES  BULLETS CAME VERY CLOSE TO HIS HEAD, LOOK AT HIS CURLY HAIR. HE IS TALKING WITH SGT. JACQUES DIONNE. THIS HOLD UP OCCURRED IN JAN 1966, AT THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK ON TASCHEREAU , IF I GOT THE STORY RIGHT.

 

THANKS MARTY

 

NORMAND SIMARD

 

Thanks Normand

News from 1960 in GPK


GREAT NEWS MARTY 4 YEAR OLD  TERRY ANNE HILL FROM EVA WAS FOUND ON VICTORIA, THE GIRL WAS MUTE. THIS HAPPENNED CA 1960. ON THE PIC WE SEE THE FIRST WOMAN POLICE OF G.PK. J.REEVES, YES SIR NOTHING BAD WAS DONE AROUND THE YOUTH CENTER WHEN SHE WAS AROUND, MARTY I AM PRETTY SURE SHE COULD SEE IN THE DARK. I WILL TELL YOU A LITTLE STORY ONE DAY ON THAT. WE ALSO SEE  THE CHIEF OF POLICE C.H.BAKER, AND ALDERMAN W.S. MOREWOOD.

 

THANKS MARTY

 

PS I AM SORRY THE NEWS IS A LITTLE LATE BUT I WILL CATCH UP ONE DAY

Thanks Normand

Letter to Ralph's Bank

Dear Sirs,

 

In view of what seems to be happening internationally with banks at the

 moment, I was wondering if you could advise me correctly...

 

If one of my cheques is returned marked 'insufficient funds,' how do I

 know whether that refers to me, or to you?

 

Thanks Ralph B.

News From 1960



BREAKING NEWS, THERE WAS A BREAK & ENTRY ON THE 18 TH OF APRIL 1960 4 A.M. AT THE BENOIT PLANTE SHELL GARAGE  338 TASCHEREAU IN G.PK. SEE THE COMPLETE POLICE REPORT. 3 ARRESTS WHERE MADE BY  G.PK. CST.BERNARD HEBERT AND SGT. DET. JACQUES GOUIN. A VERBAL REPORT WAS MADE TO CAPT.ADJ. ROGER GEOFFRION. THE 3 MEN ARRESTED WHERE FROM CITY JACQUES CARTIER. THEY TOOK THE PRISONNERS TO MONTREAL TO THE QUEBEC PROVINCIAL POLICE ON ST-GABRIELLE ST. FOR DETENTION. THEY WILL APPEAR IN COURT APRIL 21 1960.

 

I AM SORRY I AM A LITTLE LATE FOR THIS  BREAKING NEWS. PLEASE  ENLARGE THE REPORT YOU WILL SEE IT GOOD.

 

THANKS MARTY

 

PS SEE PIC 2 THERE IS STILL A SHELL WHERE I THINK THE BREAK & ENTRY HAPPENED, BUT THE ODD THING, IS THAT THE ODD NUMBERS ON TASCHEREAU ARE NOW VICE VERSA ON TASCHEREAU. CA 1960 SHELL WAS AT 338 TASCHEREAU NOW THE NUMBER IS 3337.

 

Thanks Normand

Sad Loss at the MacNevins Home


It is another dark day in the MacNevin household . Doug, one of our two mini-schnauzers had to be put down today after getting sick . Here he is in happier days . This year has had enough stress in it for our family , we sure look forward to 2009 arriving ...............   Dave

Sorry for the Loss Dave.

It is always painful to lose a pet..

 

Music From the 80's

Click on the Link Below

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rezwyQvigWs





 

 

St Hubert Airplane

Hi, Mr N.

 The airplane in Normand’s picture is a CF-104.

 It was put in service 10 years after the Korean war and retired 3 years before the first Gulf war.

 There is a very good article about this airplane on wikipedia.   http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CF-104

André L.

 Note.

 Could you include my e-mail address in your web site list ?

 

Thanks Andre

Vacation Pics





Left Athens early morning in a nice air conditioned bus with a lot of leg

room.  We were lucky to have clear skies and warm weather for the whole

trip.

 

We stopped at the Corinth Canal which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the

Saronic Gulf, it was completed in 1893 but was an idea and dream that dates

back over 2,000 years.  The strip of land connecting the Peloponnese and

mainland Greece is only four miles at it's narrowest point.  Before the

canal was constructed, ships had to travel around the peninsula which added

approximately 185 nautical miles and several days more to their journey.

It's still in use today but only by small vessels.

 

High above the modern town of Mycenae are the ruins of an ancient city

state, the ruins of Ancient Mycenae date back to the second millennium BC.

Though most of the original city has been destroyed over time, parts of the

Acropolis still remain.  The Acropolis sits atop an impressive mountain and

is flanked on either side by taller mountains forming a fortification for

the site, it also has scenic views.  Burial halls, dug into the mountain

also remain.  The Lions Gate is the main entrance to the city.  The lions,

with their fore paws on an alter of some sort was suppose to represent the

Mycenaean's power (I'm amazed at how these thing could have been moved).

The riches of kings were uncovered in the various burial sites and many of

those are on display at the Athens' Archaeological Museum.

 

Unfortunately my pictures of the "Treasuries" of Atreus and his sons did not

turn out.  The treasuries were subterranean buildings of beehive shape, one

is still almost perfect, and were probably the sepulchers of noble families.

 

Next Olympia

Thanks Barry & Louise D.

In Memory


These are the colors that represent the different cancers.
All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if it's to one more person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck by cancer.

 A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.



Please Keep The Candle Going!

 

This one I do ask that you please send on.

 

Thanks Penny F.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's Animals

Thanks Normand S.

Best Wave Ever

video

Thanks Bernie C.

Early Legion Dinner (Woman are Missing)


MARTY WHY IN THIS IMPORTANT TOP SECRET DINNER AT THE LEGION THERE IS NO WOMAN ????? CAN ANYBODY RECONGNISE SOMEBODY, I CAN RECONGNISE JUST 2 HAROLD COREY, AND FRED McLACHLAN THEY LIVED ON FAIRFIELD.

THANKS MARTY.

PS I THINK I SEE A WOMAN ON THE LEFT , BUT SHE SEEMS TO BE SERVING, THESE UNGRY EX SOLDIERS. OH OH MARTY I GOT MY MAGIFYING GLASS I SEE ANOTHER ONE ON THE FAR LEFT. SHE MUST OF WENT TO THE WAR I AM SURE.

Thanks Normand

Hi Marty, re Normand's pic of the Legion dinner the gentlemen facing the camera at the first table are #4 Bobby Dias, #5 Davie Bowes and #6 George MacDonald. JMcC

Thanks John

Very Lucky no one was hurt



Hi Marty. Here is a story that ties in the two stories of Normand and Ellen Stone. On Sun. night I arrived home and got out of the car just in time to hear a loud crack and then a thump. 

The crack was the 15 foot top of one cedar tree in a clump of five which was growing in front of our house, the thump was when the fallen treetop hit the roof of the house. Fortunately there was no damage to the house and on Monday morning my youngest son, my neighbour and myself went about taking down 4 of the five trees (app 25-35 feet each). 


We left one for a professional tree remover as we  deemed it too risky for us to try and take it down --wires, angle and height . Attached is a picture of the pile of the remains of our efforts on Monday afternoon. That's the part of the story that ties in with Normand's story of the tree on Murray that has to come down. 

We had rain all day Tues so I didn't get a chance to move the materials and then we had our first snow storm of the year on Tues night 12 cms(5 inches) (Ellen Stones posting) and I have attached a photo of what the pile looked like this morning. The weather is supposed to get much warmer over the next few days which will give me a chance to tidy up the front yard. JMcC

 

Thanks John 

Leave it to Win to Save us....

Dear Win,

 Your friend Jody Corcoran sent you the following video from CNNBC: "Obama's Loss Traced To Win S."

 Watch it here:

 http://www.cnnbcvideo.com/index.html?nid=LeMPkAfvO7GtnFloRfpy7TY4NzUyNDI-&referred_by=12576102-ap8QcTx

 

Thanks Win S.

Vacation Pics


















Hi Marty,

Just came back from a great trip and thought I would share some pictures.

Spent 4 days in Athens, what a great city, so much to see and so little
time.

We visited the Panathinaiko stadium, the first big stadium in the mordern
world and site to the 1896 summer Olympics. It's the only major stadium in
the world built fully of white marble. Built in ancient time, it was remade
in marble in 329 BC, it was enlarge and renovated in 140 AD to seat 50,000.
The remnants of the ancient structure were excavated and refurbished in 1870
and again in 1895 for the 1896 Olympics.

Our next stop was the Acropolis hill (acro=edge and polis = city) it's the
most significant reference point in Greek culture and was developed in the
5th century BC. From the Acropolis you can see all of Athens.

The Parthenon is a temple to the Greek goddess Athena built in the 5th
century BC on the Acropolis, it replaced an older temple of Athena that was
destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. It was used as a treasury. In
the 6th century AD the Parthenon was converted into a Christian Church
dedicated to the Virgin. After the Ottoman conquest it was converted into a
mosque in the early 1460's. In 1687 an Ottoman ammunition dump inside the
building was ignited by Venetian bombardment severely damaging the Parthenon
and its sculptures.

The Temple of Athena Nike (Nike means "Victory" in Greek). Athena was
worshiped in this form as goddess of Victory on the Acropolis. Her temple
was the earliest Ionic temple on the Acropolis. It was erected on top of
the remains of an earlier 6th century Athena temple demolished by the
Persians in 480 BC. Sometime after 410 BC the temple was erected again.

We walked through Hadrian's Arch constructed in 131 AD by the Roman Emperor
Hadrian as part of a wall separating the old and new cities of Athens. This
59 ft gate was made of marble. On the other side of arch is the Temple of
Olympian Zeus, its foundations were laid on the site of an earlier temple in
515 BC and abandoned in 510 BC. The work resumed in the 3rd century BC but
was delayed again. The temple was taken up again by Hadrian and finally
completed in 139 AD.

We saw the House of Parliament and the change of the guard and the hotel
Grande Bretagne built in the 1870's.

There are dogs and cats running wild everywhere in the city, even at the
Acropolis, because there is no SPCA in Greece.

We went to a traditional Greek show at a taverna in Plaka, we were
entertained through dances and music from all parts of the country. Good
food and great wine!

Next, our 1,200 km trek to the Peloponnese peninsula (Mycenae, Olympia)
Delphi and Meteora.

Louise

Thanks Louise & Barry D.

226 Murray Ave in GPK




WELL 226 MURRAY IS GETTING READY FOR THE CENTENNIAL OF G,PK. IN 2011. IT GOT  BRAND NEW INSULATION ON THE OUTSIDE BASEMENT WALLS. IT SHOULD STAY HOT UNTIL 2011. IN THE FIFTIES A LUCIEN LARIVIERE LIVED THERE.

 

THANKS YOU MARTY

 

NORMAND SIMARD

 

Thanks Normand

More GPK Legion Pics


WELL WE HAVE ON THIS LEGION'S PIC ,R. BAVERSTOCK, J .SMITH,
R. RICHMOND, TOM NEWTON , AND I AM PRETTY SURE THE GUY WITH HIS BACK TURNED IS MR. NIGHTINGALE.

HAVE A GOOD NIGHT MARTY AND RELAX, RELAX.

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Friends on Devonshire







MARTY ON TUESDAY OCT.28 I MET 2 EX PARKERS THAT LIVED ON DEVONSHIRE BESIDES GAGNON STORE, THEY WHERE @ MISS ITALIA. THEY LIVED @ 34 DEVONSHIRE THAN THE ADDRESS WAS CHANGED TO 168 AND 170 -172 THAN TO 1368-1370-1372. IT WAS IRENE BRASSARD AND HER BROTHER RAYMOND I MET , IRENE WAS ONCED MARRIED TO TREVOR MEAD. ON PIC 1 YOU SEE WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE NOW AND LONG TIME AGO. PIC 2 WE SEE IRENE AND EX- DEVONSHIRE GANG MEMBER LEADER MILLIE HENRY, AND JACQUES PLANTE AT THE OPENING OF TOMBS ESSO. PIC 3 WE SEE THE HOUSE THE WAY IT WAS WHEN IRENE AND RAYMOND LIVED IN IT. PIC 4 LOUISE DUMAIS NOTARY, BOUGHT THE HOUSE AND STRIPPED IT COMPLETELY OF ALL THE BRICKS (( POOR HOUSE)) SHE COMPLETELY RENOVATED IT SEE PIC 5. PIC 6 I TOOK YESTERDAY.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS GOOD NIGHT IRENE, GOOD NIGHT IRENE.

Thanks Normand

The World Traveller

video

LET ME TASTE THAT WINE I AM THE EXPERT I HAVE BEEN AROUND THE WORLD SEVERAL TIMES .

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS OH LAD PLEASE CHILL THIS HOT WHITE GERMAN WINE IT IS A LITTLE HOT

Thanks Normand

Snake Issue

I definately am not out to misinform anyone. Shoot the author, not the messenger. Just thought it was interesting. LOL. By the way where I live in St-Francois-du-Lac QC is about as far away from NSW as I can imagine. LOL

IvanR

Thanks Ivan R.
No Problem,I understand

Fire fighters benefits

video

This guy must have had his ltraining near the fire truck places in my home town of St-Francois-du-Lac. Lots of this stuff grows around us. LOL
Ivan
Take a wiff....

Thanks Ivan R

Gas Prices

Hi Marty,

 In response to Normands posting of gas under a $1. last Sunday I paid .89 in Kempville & yesterday it was .92 here in Lakefield Ontario, now if the prices of everything that went up due to high gas prices would just come down again we might be ahead.

 Sandy


Thank Sandy R.

Cakes

Probably most of you are on some sort of diet but....  here they are  delete or save... whatever you want to do  


 

This is remarkable & just in time for the holiday baking season!  
Even if you have no particular interest, please pass on to the bakers in your life.  
 
Just click on the name of the cake and bam the recipe appears!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Millie McG.