Saturday, February 28, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks John G.

Guest List for the 2011 GPK Cenntenial

Good Day Everyone,

We are in the initial planning stages for Greenfield Park's Centennial Celebrations scheduled for July 15, 2011.  We are sending this e-mail to all of you for a couple of reasons.

 

Firstly, we would like you to respond to let us know if you are interested in attending the celebreation in 2011.  If you are interested, we ask that you let us know by replying to this e-mail complete with current personal information so we can keep our records straight.  If you are not interested in hearing more about GPK's 100th anniversary events, please reply to this e-mail with a simple "Not Interested" notatation in the subject line complete with your full name and e-mail address in the message and we will remove you from the list so you do not receive anymore of these e-mails.

 

Secondly, we have a list of names of people (see below) for whom we have little contact information and we would greatly appreciate it if you would review the list, then pass on this e-mail to those whom you keep in touch with asking them to respond to us one way or the other as noted above.


Hi Marty,

I published the names at the web space below.  If you wanted to remove the

list from your site and provide people with a link to mine that would be

great.

 

http://joanmarie54.shawwebspace.ca/

 

As per the message that went out earlier today we would like your blog's

visitors to review the list and if they see the name of a person they still

chat with, we would like them to ask those people to go to

www.gfpk100.myevent.com , click on the Registration link and complete the

form if they are interested in possibly being a part of the celebrations

during the weekend of July 15, 2011.  If they don't want to register on the

site, then can send their information to me at joanmarie54@shaw.ca.  Of

course, if they aren't interested in the Centennial, they don't have to do

anything.

 

A little tidbit for those who want to quickly find a name on the list

without scrolling, all they have to do is hold down the CTRL key and hit the

F key and a Find dialogue should pop up.  Key all or part of a name in the

Find dialogue, then press Enter and the cursor should quickly move to the

first occurrence of the letter combination they keyed.

 

Thanks Marty, Appreciate your help with this - have a great weekend!

 

Joan (Highfield) Nykiforuk

Thanks Joan

 

Apology To Barb's Father

Barb.

 Its nice to see a note from someone on our side of Big Creek. It brings back memories.

 The third house on Parker was the Martin house. Carol and Jen??

 And Barb, I also remember that your dad had a greenhouse and orchard at the back of your place.

If we were really quiet we could sneak through the bush and grab some apples. We were usually chased off though.

 I also remember that greenhouse. It had a wall that was made up of small panes of glass. I also remember the day that Brian Tombs and I couldn't resist all that glass.

 Not a happy ending there.

 I guess we weren't all that sneaky because we were busted and I have a memory of to go over with my dad to apologize. My dad also had to replace all the glass.

Reading back through this no wonder your dad moved.

 Please pass on to your dad my further apologies.

 Dave Walsh.

Thanks Dave

Rawdon Street Dances



HI MARTY,

 I AM GOING TO CHECK OUT RAWDON SEE IF IT IS LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS, STREET DANCES ON QUEEN STREET IN THE WINTER, AND SEE HOW THEY GO UP THE HILL NOW. SURE HOPE IT STAYED THE SAME AS IN 1939.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

 

Items of Interest from GPK



Marty,

Here are three other items of interest.

 1) a 1966 letter to Sammy Stone concerning the behavior of some of his hockey players loaned to me by Bob Greening.

 2) A photo of a St. Lambert Oldtimers hockey team that contained at least 4 Parkers. Let's see if anyone can identify them. Compliments of Bob Greening.

 3) A cropped photo of a man who developed many of Greenfield Park's finest hockey players. This is him in his younger days. Can anyone identify him?

 John R

Thanks John

 Hi Marty,

(1) I can identify three of the hockey players in John Riley's  photo submission : George Graham, Bruce Fields and Cliff Barfoot.

(2) It appears from the letter to the kindly old coach Sam Stone that he apparently had either lost control of the team or  he sent his enforcer(#12  no name) over the boards . I am also somewhat dismayed to note that my mild-mannered (LOL) buddy Red Drummond was also suspended for one game for threatening a referee.

I am sure that they both have explanations for their actions but the real disappointment was that the penalties were assessed by President Richard Tombs who had played on our championship team in the same league the year before. Where was that famous "Park" loyalty?

JMcC

Thanks John

Hi Marston,

 Bruce Field is the goalie and George Graham with beard is front row right.  I think Bob Greening may have wanted George as he was a former Golden Gloves champ (amateur boxing).  George curls about once a month with a group put together by Peter Macaulay - Lillian Underhill's husband.

 

Linda Alex-LaR.

Thanks Linda

 

Fresh Meat

HELLOOOO THERE NORMAND,,,,BONJOUR !!!

 SORRY,,, I CANNOT GO TO YOUR B-B-Q,,,,,,TOO FAR,,,AND TOO NICE !!

 TOO MUCH NICE WARM WEATHER,,,I'M JUST GETTING USED TO THE COLD !!!

 BUT LOOK AT MY  FRIENDS B-B-Q !!!

 THE MEAT WALKS RIGHT UP TO YOU !!!

 YOU CAN KISS IT OR EAT IT !!!

 BYE FOR NOW,,,SALUT !!   JOHN,,,

 Dam, we'll kiss anything!


Thanks John G.

Daylight Savings is Coming Soon

One Hour Ahead

 Daylight Saving Time

 Spring Forward One Hour Ahead

 March 8, 2009 2:00 a.m.

 Gear Up for Great Spring Season!

Thanks Win S.

Camping in Africa





Thanks Ivan R.

The Memories of Moving to GPK

Hi Marty

  If I  remember correctly we moved to Greenfield Park from Verdun in 1947 to 4 Hins Street at that time

 There was only five houses from Empire on the right was McCullough,s house then we had the empty

 Lot then our house then the Blakes house  facing them was Abe Homers  then Fred Nightingale then

 I think it was the grandmother Hollingdrakes at  the corner was the Vances house. I remember in

 Empty lot we used to play hockey, and on the side of our stairs we had  hoop to play basketball.

 Our street was a dead-end there was a field which we made a back stop to play baseball across from

 The field on Churchill was the big square building if I remember right upstairs on the left was the

 Berry family, also the McDonald family  downstairs on the left was a bicycle shop, Pops restaurant

 Which had the best fish&chips wrapped in newspaper.the building across  behind my house was  Leturneaus

 Upstairs Tom Newton lived  some of the boys who p[layed were  George Hollingdrake, Mel Stone,Dennis

 Hollingdrake  Kenny Berry  the McDonald boys I am not sure as my memory is starting to go but I think

 Harold&Cliff Walker also. Anyways that,s all for now as I type with only one & half fingers,

 Regards Red

 Red Drummond

Thanks Red

Friday, February 27, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Penny F.

Beau Marks Album


The recent talk about the Beau-Marks made me think about two albums that I have, Here they are.

 Bernie

Thanks Bernie

A Trophy for John McC



This is an old trophy found by Bob Greening of St-Lambert who was a coach for the South Shore Intermediate Hockey Team. He found it in his basement in a box and found out it was presented to John McConachie for "Best Defenceman" during the 1965-66 hockey season.

The trophy was donated by Castonguay Sports of St-Lambert. He has now given me the trophy to give to John after all these years in storage. The photo is of John Riley & Bob Greening when we met a Trios Restaurant on Victoria to see all the old photos of the guys from the park that played on this team.

George Graham, George Hollingdrake, Charlie Menary, Cliff Barfoot, Mike Jenkins and so on. He has some great photos. I think one of the photos appeared in your blog with John being presented with this same trophy. Now after all these years he can finally have it to keep. By the way, Bob Greening (83)is still actively involved in hockey.

This guy is something else and certainly a wealth of information. He told us some great stories about the team. The best one being why he got George Graham to play for him. Any guesses why? We certainly had some great athletes in the park.

What a great town to have grown up in.

Ross Morley

Thanks Ross


PICS OF OLD CREDIT UNION AND THE MET THEATRE






Thanks Normand S.

Grove Street Sign

I want to be the first one to put my dibs in and compete for the Grove sign.  I was born on Grove Street along with my brothers Dave and Steve; our oldest brother, Art wasn't as lucky, he was born in Rosemount due to my Dad being away at war. 

My Dad purchased the house and land under the Veteran's Land Act and at one time had acreage where the I believe the Church has a house for Clergy or did before I left the Park - hindsight is 20/20 , I am sure he regrets selling the acres back in the 50s we would all now be rich.  At the time I lived there, I believe there were only 3 houses, us, the Hills and somebody else.

Davis Farm was around the corner and the Walsh's lived between us and the creek where we played rafts and by some miracle did not drown. Regent Street Park was close enough for even a toddler to walk to and the Park safe enough for her to do it on her own. 

Oh, the memories of small town life and what once was but the spirit lives on through the people on this blog.  As us kids got bigger and it was no longer okay for sharing of rooms between the guys and gal and Dad's wish to be a landlord ( I think he regrets that one!) - we moved to 484 Dorothy and the memories of that street are even more vivid - british bulldog in backyards,picking strawberries in the fields where the mall was built, walking to Royal George and holding my arms out as a member of the safety patrol  at lunch ( maybe that instilled the habit of working through lunch), playing on what was known as the Rockie's - the old pieces of sidewalk concrete in the field –

in fact, the seeds of friendship take for a generation in the Park - this October I met with Lee Jenkins in Calgary and reminisced about the Park and just last month Heather James and I met in Vermont and demonstrated I'm a little teacup for her Grandson reliving the days in the kindergarten we attended in the basement of the United Church, remembering events like when Barry Allardyce got him by I think the milk truck, the coming of Miracle Mart, etc. etc

It is too bad there isn't a Dorothy sign.  As a teenager, we moved to White Crescent in Capital Homes and for some reason likely because the 5 whole streets sat alone surrounded by fields; divided from the rest of the Park by Tower's parking lot it never felt part of the Park as it is today. also the fact that we had to go to Lemoyne instead of Royal George contributed to this feeling on my part - across Taschereau always felt better than in Capital Homes at that time.

 

Sorry to digress so much from my main purpose of writing this but when you start thinking of the hometown and missing it and the people, it is so easy to forget just what you were talking about ( or is it age?)

 

Normand - please consider me for the sign - I plan on giving it to my father for his 90th birthday as a memory of when he and my Mom were just starting out with 4 kids under 10 on one salary living in the most wonderful town in Canada and providing the foundation for a lifetime of memories.

 

See you at the Centennial - if not before

Barb Carver ( nee Went)

Thanks Barb

 

Looking for the Perras Brother & Sister

HI MARTY,

 WELL 2011 IS  COMING SOON, I TRIED TO LOCATE PIERRE PERRAS AND YVETTE PERRAS UP TO NOW I  FOUND NOTHING. MAYBE SOMEBODY ON THE BLOG COULD HELP US. OR MAYBE YVETTE OR PIERRE COULD COME ACROSS THE BLOG AND CONTACT US. NOW PIERRE WOULD BE AROUND 65 AND YVETTE A LITTLE OLDER I THINK. THEY LIVED AT 91 THIRD, THEY HAD HORSES. THEIR FATHER IS ALBAN PERRAS EX. MAYOR 47- 49  SON OF JOSEPH-AVILA PERRAS, OWNER OF LOT'S OF LAND IN G.PK.YVETTE WAS INVOLVED IN SELLING LAND ON HUBERT IN G.PK. IN 1989. SHE COULD HAVE A PLACE IN FLORIDA. NOW WHAT IS INTERRESTING THIER FATHER USE TO DEVELOPE PHOTOS FROM HIS HOME, AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR, OLD PHOTOS OF G.PK.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

 

Train Station Building

RAILWAY BUILDING

 

 

HELLO MARSTON,

 

ON FEBRUARY 18TH, NORMAND WAS INQUIRING ABOUT A STRUCTURE IN ST. LAMBERT ON C.N.R. LAND.  THIS PLACE IS KNOWN AS "M.B." TOWER.  IT HOUSES THE SIGNAL SYSTEM, WIRING JUNCTIONS, BACK-UP BATTERIES, ALSO CONTROL FOR THE VICTORIA BRIDGE - SEAWAY AND LIFT BRIDGES 1 AND 2.

YOU KNOW THE BRIDGES WHERE THE SUBMARINE RACES TOOK PLACE.  THE SECOND FLOOR WAS USED AS OFFICE SPACE FOR A TRAIN TRAFFIC CONTROLER (PERSON).  NOW THE PLACE IS OPERATED REMOTELY FROM MONTREAL.

 

RICHARD.........

Thanks Richard W.

Big Stingray...

WOW!  Never even heard of them before.... interesting

 

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/giant-freshwater-stingray.html

--

Bob Hawkins

Thanks Bob

The Source of a Lot of Spam

Wondering why you've been getting so much spam and possibly persistant  problems with viruses lately? This and Facebook may be one reason why. The less personal information you have on the web the better. The other day when some guy 6000miles away in Mumbai or wherever literally took over my computer to fix a problem it was a bit of an eye opener on how fragile the security of  our personal information and data  really are now that  identity theft and fraud from faraway places like Russia and Africa are running rampant.  Who knows, even this message may have one of those tracking cookies, but this is the last one, promise.

 

 

 

Subject: Fw: Advice from Snopes

 

oh yeah - how many of these e mails do we get in a day.........................

 

-Friends, from now on I shall not respond to any invitation to forward an email to a specified number of my friends. 

For those that I've passed along in the past, I am sorry.  Read below and you will understand why.

 

 

 

 

Advice from Snopes

 

Here is a nice little tidbit of information that came my way this morning.

So if any of you are wondering why I didn't return something to you that said something like 'if I don't get

this back I'll....or, 'See how many flowers you can get back', or ' Forward this to 10 people in

the next 5 mins. or something bad will happen to you',  etc.

 

The following is why I don't send them back.

 

This email is the exception that proves the rule!

 

Advice from Snopes.com

 

1) Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward this on to '10' of your friends, sign this petition, or you'll get bad luck, good luck, or whatever, it almost always has an E-Mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and E-Mails of those folks you forward to. The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active' E-Mails to use in SPAM E-Mail s, or sell to other spammers.

 

2) Almost all E-Mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards. All it was, and all any of this type of E-Mail is, is a way to get names and 'cookie ' tracking information for telemarketers and spammers - - to validate active E-Mail accounts for their own profitable purposes.

 

You can do your friends and family members a GREAT favor (PLEASE) by sending this information to them; you will be providing a service to your friends, and will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam E-Mails in the future!

 

If you have been sending out (FORWARDING) the above kinds of E-Mail, now you know why you get so much SPAM!

 

Do yourself a favor and STOP adding your name(s) to those types of listings regardless how inviting they might sound! You may think you are supporting a GREAT cause, but you are NOT in the long run. Instead, you will be getting tons of junk mail later! Plus, we are helping the spammers get rich!

Let's don't make it easy for them!

 

Also: E-Mail petitions are NOT acceptable to Congress or any other organization. To be acceptable, petitions must have a signed signature and full address of the person signing the petition.

 

Read the full story here:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/internet.asp

Thanks Bob A.

 

Home Pics



Hi Marty & Normand

 

As per Normand's request here are some pictures of the houses Brian & I lived in in Gpk. before we were married. The Greenfield Park pics were taken in May 2003 when a group of ladies went home for a weekend of fun.

 I have also attached a picture of the house we live in now in Youngs Point Ontario. It is a century home, at one time lived in by a Young family ( thus Youngs Point)

 Sandy

Thanks Sandy

 

Street Signs

Hi Marty

 I would like to  win the street sign for Hins street as I lived at 4 Hins  which later changed to 126 Hins.

 Thanks have a great day.

 Red

 Red Drummond

21860 Conc. 4 Road

North Lancaster , On  K0C 1Z0

Thanks Red

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Margaret W.

GPK Street Sign Contest is Coming




HI MARTY,

 FOR THAT CONTEST, I WANT TO BE FAIR WITH EVERYBODY, THIS CONTEST WILL PROBABLY BE RELATED WITH THE CENTENNIAL IN 2011, SO PLAN TO COME TO G.PK. AND GO BACK HOME WITH YOUR GENUINE  G.PK.  STREET SIGN.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

 PS IF THE DEMAND   GETS TOO STRONG  FOR G.PK. STREET SIGNS I WILL TAKE DOWN BRAND NEW  LONGUEUIL  G.PK.STREET SIGNS BEFORE 2011, WHEN LONGUEUIL POLICE ARE SLEEPING. JUST KIDDING, WELL MAYBE .....

Subject: CONTEST FOR WINNING G.PK. STREET SIGN

 DEAR MARTY,

 I HAVE 64 OLD GREENFIELD PARK STREET SIGNS HERE IS THE LIST,  FOR SOME SIGNS, I AM LOOKING  A WAY TO MAKE SOME KIND OF A  CONTEST FOR 2011 OR BEFORE MAYBE, FOR  BLOGGERS TO WIN SOME OLD G.PK.  STREET SIGNS. STAY TUNED. IT MAY BE I WILL ASK WHY ONE  SHOULD WIN A PARTICULAR SIGN IF THEY  LIVED ON THAT STREET WHAT MEMORIES THEY HAVE  ETC..... AND PUT THAT ON WRITTING ON THE BLOG, FOR ME OR MAYBE SOMEBODY ELSE,  TO JUDGE WHICH ONE DESERVES THE SIGN. ANYWAY I WILL SEE HOW I WILL DO THAT.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

 

 

1 ANDRIEN             

1 ANTLE

1 BELLEVUE

1 BLACKWOOD

3 B0CKUS

1 CAMPBELL

1 CEDAR

3 CENTENAIRE

1 CHAMBLY

2 CHURCHILL

1 CUMMINGS

1 DOMINION

2 DUNCAN

2 EMPIRE

1 FAIRFIELD

2 GLADSTONE

1 GREENFIELD

2 GROVE

1 HINS

1 HUBERT

1 JEARY

1 KING EDWARD

1 LEGAULT

1 LOUIS LAMARRE

3 MAPLE

1 MORLEY

1 MILLINGTON

1 MURRAY

2 OAK

2 PARENT

1 PERRAS

2 RÉGENT

1 SEXTON

2 SPRINGFIELD

4 ST- CHARLES

1 TASCHEREAU

1 TISSEUR

5 VERCHERES

3 VICTORIA

1 WALKER

Thanks Normand

Willie the Feral Cat




Hi Folks,
For those following the story of our Feral Cat.. He is well and passed his medical with flying colors. He owns the house and has Louisa well trained. 
MN        

A Home Pic Request

HI MARTY,

 HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE NEWEST STREET IN G.PK. AND MAYBE THE LAST ONE, CROISSANT DE PARKLANE. MARTY G.PK. BLOGGERS ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD. IT COULD BE INTERRESTING IF THEY WOULD SENT PICS OF THEIR PRESENT  HOUSES, WITH THEM IN FRONT IT WOULD BE MOST INTERRESTING ALSO. OF COURSE IF BY ANY CHANCES THEY WOULD HAVE PICS OF THEIR OLD HOUSES IN G.PK. THAT WOULD BE TERRIFIC.

 THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

 

Snow Removal a la GPK




HI MARTY,

 I TOOK THESE PICS FROM INSIDE MY HOME ON MONDAY, FRED NEWBURY SEEMS TO BE SORRY, HE DISTURBED, A FIREMAN IN TRAINING. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE FIREMAN HE IS STILL THERE. MISTER FIREMAN, MISTER NEWBURY WAS ONLY DOING HIS JOB.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

The 40's On Churchill Blvd


HI ONLY CHILD,

 

WELL WE ALL LEAVE YOU  FOR A WHILE,  BUT YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE  WHEN WE COME BACK, BRAVO MARTY, WELL SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER IS OVER, ON THIS OLD G.PK. PIC, LATE FORTIES, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. IT WAS ON CHURCHILL WE SEE THE OLD FIRE STATION  ON THE CORNER OF SPRINGFIELD . DOES ANYBODY RECONGNIZE THE POLICE MAN.

 

THANKS MARTY.

 

NORMAND SIMARD

 

PS GREAT PICS JOHN R. SENT IN , THE ONE WITH MAYOR GALLETTI IN 1961, THE NAME MISSING MUST BE AN ALDERMEN????? MAYBE W.G.TURINI I AM REALLY NOT SURE A WILD GUESS , SOMEBODY MUST KNOW HIM. HELP HELP

Thanks Normand

Around GPK




8681 A GFPK Mountie marching on Springfield in the Remembrance Day Parade. Can anyone identify him?

 8683         In the center of the photo we can see Fran Wells marching beside her dad Buck Wells in the 2008 Remembrance Day Parade.

 8686          Can anyone identify these former Park football players?

Thanks John Rile

The person in the RCMP uniform I believe is Ian MacGregor son inlaw to Buck and Willma Wells. The third photo shows two fellows I believe is Dave Main and Neal Forbes. Have a good day

Ken N.

Thanks Ken


The Two Guys are,

Their names are Dave Main and Neil Forbes.

John Riley.

Thanks John

 

A Little Prayer for a Cure


A small request:  All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.

 Dear God, I pray for the cure of cancer. Amen

 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 down by cancer or is still living with it .

.Thanks Bob H.

Metro Player

Hi Marty

This is very interesting.  If I had been in the Metro and heard him playing,

I would have stayed until he left.. I have in the past listened to musicians

in the Metro that were so talented that I found myself hanging around just

to listen to them.

Penny

 

 

--------------------------------------------------

>                      A Violinist in the Metro

>> 

>>                  A man sat at a metro station in

>>                  Washington DC and started to play the  violin;

>>                  it was a cold January morning..

>>                  He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.

>>                  During that time, since it was rush hour,

>>                  it was calculated that thousands

>>                  of people went through the station,

>>                  most of them on their way to work.

>> 

>>                  Three minutes went by and a middle aged

>>                  man noticed there was a musician

>>                  playing.

>>                  He slowed his pace and stopped

>>                  for a few seconds and then

>>                  hurried on to meet his schedule.

>>                  A minute later, the violinist received

>>                  his first dollar tip:

>>                  a woman threw the money

>>                  in the till and without stopping

>>                  continued to walk.

>>                  A few minutes later, someone leaned

>>                  against the wall to listen to him,

>>                  but the man looked at his watch

>>                  and started to walk again..

>>                  Clearly he was late for work.

>> 

>>                  The one who paid the most attention was a

>>                  3 year old boy.

>>                  His mother tagged him along,

>>                  hurried but the kid stopped

>>                  to look at the violinist.

>>                  Finally the mother pushed hard

>>                  and the child continued to walk

>>                  turning his head all the time.

>>                  This action was repeated by

>>                  several other children.

>>                  All the parents, without exception,

>>                  forced them to move on.

>>                  In the 45 minutes the musician played,

>>                  only 6 people stopped and stayed

>>                  for a while.

>>                  About 20 gave him money but

>>                  continued to walk at their normal

>>                  pace.

>>                  He collected $32.00

>>                  When he finished playing

>>                  and silence took over, no one noticed it.

>>                  No one applauded,

>>                  nor was there any recognition.

>> 

>>                  No one knew this, but the violinist was

>>                  Joshua Bell, one of the best

>>                  musicians in the world.

>>                  He played one of the most

>>                  intricate pieces ever written

>>                  with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

>>                  Two days before his playing in the subway,

>>                  Joshua Bell sold out at a theatre in Boston

>>                  and the seats averaged $100.

>>                  This is a true story.

>>                  Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station

>>                  was organized by the Washington Post

>>                  as part of a social experiment

>>                  about perception, taste

>>                  and priorities of people.

>>                  The outlines were:

>>                  in a commonplace, environment at an inappropriat hour:

>>                  Do we perceive beauty?

>>                  Do we stop to appreciate it?

>>                  Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

>>                  One of the possible conclusions

>>                  from this experience could be:

>>                  If we do not have a moment to

>>                  stop and listen to one of the best

>>                  musicians in the world playing

>>                  the best music ever written,

>>                  how many other things are we missing?

>>Thanks Penny

Orillia Ont.


Damn, I'm glad I'm not there!!

 Thanks Murray P.

Flight 1549 Animation


It's amazing what computer graphic artists can
> create. Attached is
> >> a re-creation of the USAir flight that made an
> emergency landing
> >> in the Hudson river, takeoff to touchdown, with
> ATC radio
> >> transmissions. This gives you a perspective of how
> quickly the US
> >> Air crew had to react to realize the outcome they
> experienced.
> >> Watch the amazing ending......heroic indeed!

Bob Hawkins

Thanks Bob

More Names from Pic 3

Hi Marty,

 The guy on the left Dave Main, on the right Neil Forbes. I think I am right.

 Regards Red

 Red Drummond

21860 Conc. 4 Road

North Lancaster , On  K0C 1Z0

Thanks Red

Around GPK







8689         GFPK's old Fire truck parked in front of the town hall. I believe the truck was about a 1939 Ford. The boy in the truck got his wish to be a fireman for the day.

 Program cover of the Centennial High School Play directed by Andrew Louson. I believe he was the grandson of Thomas Anyon of Springfield Avenue.

 8776, 8792 and 8799 Photos taken during the play.

 8806         Photo of Gillian Toban Huxley, formerly of Patricia St. in the Park.

Thanks John Riley