Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks John G.

Third Year for our blog

Hello Folks                                                                        Dec. 31 2008

 

Here we are at the end of our third year with this blog. I decided to try my hand at blogging three years ago so that a half a dozen friends could share Christmas stories and  New Years wishes.

 

I thought this would be a temporary thing but the audience kept getting larger and the visitors continued to increase. It has grown far larger than I would have ever imagined.  We reach a very large number of Parkers all around the Globe, which has far exceeded my expectations.

 

This has now become a very consuming hobby and requires several hours a day to keep it running. Personally I have reconnected with a lot of old friends and made so many new ones.

 

I try hard to keep this a friendly place to visit and for people to share their memories, pictures, and to connect with friends. There is some teasing among friends that bring smiles and a little humor is healthy. GPKer’s friends are also welcome to participate on this site as well. This is not my forum to air my  ideas or agenda, It is your blog to share with each other.

 

I am open to suggestions, so please feel free to contact me with your ideas. I will be glad to consider constructive ideas. My E-mail address is in the top left corner of the blog. The DOT is( .) and the AT is (@). I have listed my E-mail address this way to prevent web crawlers from spamming my E-mail address.

 

In the past I have tried to let you know why I haven’t posted a submission by E-mail. In the future, I will not E-mail you with the reason for a non-posted item. 99% of the time it has been posted before or is just not suitable for our blog.

 

One important issue for me is Copy Right Material. I will not post this content. There are just too many lawyers down here and the fines are very stiff and jail time is a real possibility.

 

I want to thank everyone that has contributed so much to our blog and made it the success that it has become. Without you this blog would not exist. I would like to list your names but the list would be too long. You know who you are. I hope we have as much fun in 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2009.

 

Marty N.

 

The Belgo Building in Montreal




HI MARTY,

 IN RESPONSE TO JOHN Mc.I DID SOME RESEARCH, ON THE BELGO BUILDING, AND THE BRUCK MILLS WHERE JOHN Mc. WORKED  I FOUND A BRUCK MILLS AT 460 ST-CATHERINE WEST, TEL 861-1811, MR GERALD BRUCK. IS THAT POSSIBLE JOHN Mc.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

 

PS  AS FOR YOU MR GERALD BRUCK OF BRUCK MILLS  PAYING OUR JOHN Mc. ONLY  $ 25.00 A WEEK WAS NOT RIGHT, I SAW HIM PLAY FAST BALL HE WAS  VERY VERY FAST, AND I AM ABSOLUTELY SURE HE WAS VERY FAST IN YOUR MAILROOM.  HE SHOULD OF EARNED MORE. THAT'S IT  MISTER SCROOGE SORRY FOR USING THIS WORD MR BRUCK BUT THAT IS WHAT YOU WHERE.

 

Thanks Normand

Working for Computer Time


HI MARTY,

 I WANT TO THANK LOUISE SINCERELY , I MAY NOT HAVE TIME TO WRITE TO THE BLOG TOMORROW, BUT I WILL BE  EARNING PRECIOUS COMPUTER TIME. SHE SAID IF I COOK FOR NEW YEAR FOR THE 20 GUESTS, SHE WILL LET ME USE THE COMPUTER  1O HOURS EXTRA  , AND IF I DO THE DISHES FOR THE NEXT 10  DAYS SHE IS GOING TO THROW IN 2 EXTRA HOURS , MARTY I AM GOING FOR THE WORKS.

 THANKS MARTY AND LOUISE ALSO XXXX

 NORMAND SIMARD

 PS  SEE YOU AFTER MY NEW WORK  MARTY, OF COURSE I WILL CONTINUE ALL MY REGULAR DUTIES, TAKING OUT THE GARBAGE, SHOVELING THE SNOW, GETTING THE GROCERIES, WASHING THE FLOORS,  ETC, ETC. ETC.

 

Thanks Normand

I hope Father Bob Blesses your hard work…

 

More Legion Pics from the Past



Thank Normand

New Years Wishes and Needle Craft Link

Marston:

I don't know if you have ever seen this but I thought the Bloggers might be interested.

It is indeed "a small,small world".

Seasons Greetings to all the Bloggers.

David and Sharron

 

Subject: EYE OF THE NEEDLE ARTWORK

 

Hit this one and watch the news clip. Especially the ending...

 

http://www.guzer.com/videos/needle-art.php

 

Thanks David and Sharron R.

Thanks to you Normand for all the work you do for us..



PS. 2  THANKS MARTY FOR ALL THE DAILY  WORK YOU PUT IN  THE LAST 3 YEARS TO REUNITE PARKERS AND EX,  AND IT IS WORKING. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

 NORMAND SIMARD

 

Thanks Normand

Peaceful Pics





Thanks Normand

Winter Scenes





Thanks Jim F.

New Years Wishes

Hi Marty 

Congrats 3 yrs doing the blog, Its a lot of work and your dedication to do it daily has to be admired by all.

Thanks again for your work and Happy New Year to all 

Dave B

Thanks Dave for your kind words and Happy New Year to you.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks John G.

New Years Wishes and a White back Yard



I wish you and your family and everyone on our blog

A healthy and prosperous new year !!!!

 I am enclosing a “white picture”

Taken in my back yard a couple of weeks ago,

 Noreen T

Thanks Noreen

 

 

 

New Years Wishes



Hi Marty,

 Thanks for the " memories "--- patience--all your hard work,it's been

wonderful,hope you can keep up the great work.

 Happy Anniversary to you & your great blog.

 Hope you & your family had a great Christmas !!Wish you all a Happy, Healthy

& Prosperous New Yr.

 Here we are Xmas morning on Fort Myers beach for breakfast & all of us for

turkey dinner.

 

Cheers, Happy New Yr. to all, Millie McG.

 

Thanks Millie  and all your great submissions to our blog.

You make it all worth while

MN

My Memories Exactly

Hi Marty, in reply to Normand's suggestion,I am unable to provide any information on the tourist garden motel. In the late 50's I was still a high school student,had very little money and no car and so any of my meetings with the opposite gender would be at Robinson's Restaurant . 

With respect to Modern motors ,yes I remember the dealership but at the time that I was living in Montreal not too far  from it's Dorchester location the dealership was by then selling not only Desoto but Dodge and Chrysler products as well. Lastly, I'm not sure but the Belgo Building might have been the location of the Bruck Mills offices where I had my first fulltime job working in the mailroom for $25.00 per week. JMcC

 

Thanks John

Great Shot...!!!

Hi Marty

This is a picture taken outside my kitchen window,

Pen

Thanks Penny

Peaceful Pics





Thanks Normand

Simply White




Thanks Lou

More Legion Pics from the Past




HI MARTY,

 MORE LEGION PICS , I AM STARTING TO RUN OUT OF PICS , OH WELL I WILL GO THE LEGION AND  HAVE A FEW BEERS WITH THE VETS, AND TAKE REALLY  FRESH PICS OF OUR G.PK. HEROES.

 MARTY THERE WILL BE NO PS. PLEASE  FORGIVE ME, THERE WAS  A LITTLE ICE STORM IN G.PK. I AM LITTLE ICY AND FROSTED. LOUISE IS COMING SOON I HOPE, WITH HER HAIR DRYER, TO HELP ME. I WOULD  GLADLY SEE FATHER BOB  NOW FOR A COMPLETE CONFESSION, IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

 PS NO PS I HAVE SAID IT PREVIOUSLY, MY HANDS AND FINGERS ARE ALL ICY AND FROZEN, I HAVE TO TYPE WITH MY TONGUE, NOW  MY TONGUE  IS STUCK  OR GLUED TO THE COMPUTER, DAMN COLD AND METAL.  I HAVE TO LEAVE YOU IMMEDIATETY.

Thanks Normand

Monday, December 29, 2008

Today's Animal

Thanks John G.

News Years Wishes From GPK

I want to wish all bloggers a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Shirley S.

Thanks Shirley

Some of the GPKer's Old Haunts...

HI MARTY,

 I WONDER IF ANY EX OR PARKER REMEMBER THIS PLACE, A TOURIST GARDEN ??? RIGHT NEAR THE BORDER IN CHAMPLAIN N.Y. 

YOU KNOW NEAR THE END OF THE FIFTIES OUR CANADIAN DOLLAR WAS WORTH MORE THAN THE U.S DOLLAR  AROUND $1.06 AFTER THAT LONG RIDE YOU COULD HAVE A  VERY GOOD REST AT A REASONABLE COST WITH YOUR GIRL FRIEND BEFORE RETURNING TO CANADA, OF COURSE THE PARKERS  THAT WHERE NOT MARRIED HAD TO RENT 2 ROOMS I AM SURE  AT THIS U.S. TOURIST GARDEN,  I WAS A LITTLE TOO YOUNG FOR THAT, BUT MAYBE JOHN Mc COULD COMMENT, 

I KNOW HE GOT HIS FAMOUS LITTLE BEAVER HAIR CUT, IN THE US NEAR THE BORDER. DID HE HAVE TO REST HIS HEAD SOMEWHERE AFTER HE HAD SO MUCH HAIR CUT OFF HIS HEAD IN ONE SHOT.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

A Montreal Desoto Dealer





HI MARTY,

 

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER MODERN MOTOR SALES A DESOTO DEALER,  ON DORCHESTER IN MONTREAL  LOOK AT THAT NICE CAR IN THE SHOW ROOM. MAYBE JOHN Mc. COULD HELP US AND  TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT CAR DEALER  MAYBE HE BOUGHT HIS FIRST CAR  THERE. ON AN OTHER PIC WE SEE THE BELGO BUILDING 372 ST.CATHERINES WEST, I BELEIVE IT IS STILL THERE.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

More Legion Pics from the Past


Thanks Normand S.

Simply White




Thanks Lou