Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Bob G.

Nellybelle


HI MARTY,

 

HE'S A NO GOOD SON OF A GUN, WELL THE SINGER OF THIS SONG IS MY FAVORITE JEEP DRIVER. PAT BRADY, HE DROVE THAT NELLYBELLE RIGHT  IN OUR SMALL ADMIRAL TV SCREEN  IN THE FIFTIES IT BARELY FITTED,  NELLYBELLE WAS OWNED BY ROY ROGERS, IT WAS A  1946 WILLY'S JEEP CJ2A.

 

THANKS MARTY    SEE THE ATTACH AND  THE HTTP OF MY FRIEND PAT BRADY      WHOA NELLY.

 

NORMAND SIMARD

 

PS THE ROY ROGERS MUSEUM  IS MOVED NOW IN  BRANSON MISSOURI, YES FOLKS NOT FAR FROM OUR MARTY, YOU CAN TOUR A REAL GUN COLLECTION AT MARTYS  BEFORE GOING TO SEE ROY ROGERS CAP GUNS ETC...

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzfAGVwM1Tc

Thanks Normand

Recall and Scams

Hi Marty

I saw this on line today and thought the Bloggers should know about a recall and a scam, just

in case they may be affected.

Mary Scott

Nanaimo

 

 

 

March 25, 2009

 

Electrolux Home Care Products Canada Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should unplug and stop using recalled products immediately.

 

If you have one of these, check out the Electrolux site for a replacement.  

http://www.stickvacrecall.ca/

 


BEWARE COMPUTER FOR SALE SCAMS

 

 Another Online Classified Scam

Designed To Steal Your Money

 

The above ad appears on the popular online classified ad site 'kijiji' which is owned by internet giant Google.

 

Similar to the 'too good to be true' cars for sale scam, this scammer offers a state 

of the art computer for less than half the price you would pay a legitimate seller. 

But human nature being what it is, greed will sometimes overcome 

common sense or perhaps some people are simply naive when it comes to such things.

 

How The Scam Works

 

First off, if you ask where you can see the product you will always get an email telling you the product is in some distant location but the seller will ship via Fed Ex or some other courier as soon as they receive payment.

 

If you are still interested once you know you can't actually see the computer and you respond to the scammer's first email; they will go on to explain how to pay for your bargain.

 

They will assure you they can't get your money until you have received your purchase and are happy with it. That is simply a lie and if you are foolish enough to send this scammer your money, the only thing you will see is a hole in your bank account and no computer.

 

These online classified sites are a common fishing ground for the scammers who are out trolling for suckers all the time. They are almost impossible to catch as they can very well be in Russia and appear to be in the next province.

 

So BUYER BEWARE and 'IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT IS OR IT IS ILLEGAL'.

Thanks Mary S.

 

THE LEGION'S GAME AT THE ST-LAMBERT SEAWAY PARK.



Thanks Normand S.

100 Years of Montreal Canadians





Thanks Millie McG.

How Much Beer Does it Take??

Now here's one tough Dodge truck (with one idiot owner!). This happened in Vernon , B.C
The driver hit the left turn light at 48th Ave. And 27th St. and sheared off the light post at the base, and then kept driving on about 2 km to Squires Four Pub, where he stopped for more beer!! How impaired do you have to be
to NOT notice that you are carrying a lamp standard?
(Notice that there is an Alberta plate on the truck.
Wonder was the light green?)
The truck was towed about 2.5 km. to the Vernon
towing yard, with the light still pinched between the two tow hooks and bent bumper. (It took several good hard pulls with a backhoe to get the pole free).






Thanks Ivan R.

A Subject we all hate...

Equally applicable in Canada...

This is a  song about taxes by Ray Stevens, and I agree with him 100%.  They have the words right there for you to follow along because he sings kind of fast.  "If 10% Was Good Enough for Jesus It Ought to be Enough for Uncle Sam."  Enjoy.

 http://susie1114.com/10percentisgoodenough.html

Thanks Ralph B

 

Top Floor Living has its Risks

Don’t think I’ll ever book the top floor of anything ever again…. J
These pics are incredible!!!
Today I have cancelled the deal of top floor I booked on Burj Dubai after last nights lightning, it was really scaryJJJ
Scroll down for images
It’s all happening in Dubai ….spectacular photos of last night’s storm... enjoy
When lightning hit the world ' s tallest tower! For as long as half hour lightning hit the tower and the thunder sounded all over the neighbouring areas! An unforgettable night!










Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Golden Eagle

Hi Folks: Ever wonder just how big a Golden Eagle is?
This should give you all an idea...

UNBELIEVABLE PICTURES FROM A SITE IN 
MONTANA TAKEN BY A HUNTER

WITH A LITTLE CELL PHONE CAMERA !

Scroll down and look at these pictures, this is one ticked off eagle.







Thanks Ivan R.

Virtual Trip Advice

Doug needs to get friendly with Google Earth.

He can track his trip back to the Park from Moose Jaw and view pictures and close ups all along the route. We intend to be in the Moose Jaw area at the end of June probably at the Oasis with our trusty lap top if he wishes to commune.

Cheers, EB.

Thanks Ed B.

Virtual Trip

Hi Marston

I see you posted the idea of a virtual bike ride from Medicine Hat ( The Hat) to Greenfield Park ( The Park)

This was not an entirely original idea. Back in the centennial year 1967, some senior citizens I heard of walked around the mall in winter and the Parks in summer and logged their miles on a Canada map as a centennial project and virtually crossed Canada in a few years. I have heard of some folk doing the same on stationary bicycles.  So I guess I am taking a line from Clive Cussler ( Sea Hunters) who tells us to "get up off the sofa and get out there and explore"

 

I have never done this before and I'm not sure how its going to go, but then you didn't know where your blog was going to go either when you started, right?

 

If I start on the 11 th of April, 2009  that should give me two years to figure it out before I virtually arrive at "The Park', Mar 2011.

 

I certainly invite any one else who wants to do the same thing to join in on their vehicle of choice from where ever in the world they may currently live.  We might even get some competitive types challenging a race to see who gets there the fastest.

Its 3500 kms from The Hat to The Park,    Any one else live 3500 kms or 2100 miles from the Park? ( North, East, West, South, direction doesn't matter )

 Doug G

Thanks Doug

 

The Quick Shooter



HI MARTY,
HERE IS A VERY QUICK BLOG COMMERCIAL, BEFORE I SIGN OFF. HOPE THEY SEND YOU MONEY QUICK FOR THIS VERY QUICK COMMERCIAL.
GOOD NIGHT AND THANKS MARTY ALSO A QUICK THANK YOU TO THE SPONSOR, LET'S TRY AND PATRONIZE IT , I DRINK TO THAT.
NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Monday, March 30, 2009

Today's Animal


Hi Marty,

 I have been prodded (by Normand Simard) into sending the blog some photos of Australia. Well here goes - my animal of the day. I took these photos recently just south of Melbourne. I trust that this will assure you all that koalas are still alive and well in this part of the world.

 Cheers,

Bob Godefroy

Thanks Bob G.

A Smart Dog

TALK ABOUT A SMART DOG!!!

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard.

I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

 He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head;

he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the

hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

 

 An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

 

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour.

 

This continued off and on for several weeks.

 

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

 

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar:

 

'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep.

 

Can I come with him tomorrow?'

Thanks Barb C.

Reunion List

Hi Marty;

 Below is a list of the names of the people who have registered so far to attend the Greenfield Park Reunion from 11 to 13 Sept in Ottawa.  Would you kindly post the list on your blog site.  If anyone else is interested, please contact John Penney (email address in the list at the left).

 

John & Dorothy (Bugera) Penney

Garry & Karen Comber

Janet (Allen) Watson

Sandy (Snow) & Brian Robinson

Bruce Harfield & wife Penny

Wayne Caverly & wife Nancy

Betty (Heath) Wright

David & Sharron Rye

Barb(Williams) & George Hamilton

Marston North

Lorna (Forder) Paquin

Normand Simard

Diane (Forder) Stack

Margo (Tomalty) Valliant & husband Jim

Heather (Hubbard) Cooper

Brenda (Fielding) & Fred Knight

Lorna (Garrett) Watkins

Beverly(Garrett) Jeary

Carolyn (Cobb) Dalgard

Pat (Woodall) & Terry Caverly

Denise (Houle) Evola

Dave Houle

Penny (Tomalty) & Doug Love

Heather (Blain) Gibb & husband Al

Don & Mirella Ridewood

John & Chris Flesch

Keith Penney& wife Judy

Enid Small (Malley)

Harry Cobb

Ken Cobb

Lynn (Highfield) & Brian Weir

GaleAnne (Taylor) & husband Bruno Schwarz

Alvoy Blain

Barbara (Bannister) & Lynn McLeod

Nevern & Charlie Comber

Barry Hollingdrake

Red & Betty Drummond

Ken Jeary

Stan Sheppard

Keith Eva & Judy Kirk

Linda (Alexander) Laroche

Elayne Sandahl

 

Thanks – John P

Thanks for the list John

That Bad Devonshire Gang...(Millie was the Leader)

HI MARTY,

 IF I HAD A HAT LIKE THAT IN THE FIFTIES I WOULD NOT OF BEEN SCARED OF GOING IN THE  ROUGH TOWN OF MACKAYVILLE, OR TO VENTURE ON DEVONSHIRE TO BUY FLOWERS FOR MY MOTHER AT CHARLES FLORIST, I WOULD OF SCARED OFF THAT TERRIBLE DEVONSHIRE GANG.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9eMjtnAZ3g

Thanks Normand

Cleaning Solutions

CLR and Javex

>             

>             For anyone who doesn't know what mixing these two cleaning agents can do:

>             

>             A Terra Cotta woman who recently had a near-fatal accident with household cleaning agents wants to share her story with the public in order to hopefully prevent a similar incident from happening to someone else.

>                      

>             Laura Fiander, 50, was cleaning the upstairs bathroom of her rural residence near the Terra Cotta Conservation Area around 2 p.m. on July  8, while husband Mike Witt was outside painting.  A quiet day of doing chores around the house soon turned into a nightmare that nearly resulted in Fiander's death and sent her to hospital for several days.

>

>             "I had a shower and then I decided to clean the tub afterward and I noticed some hard water deposits on the shower mat that looked like mildew, and I dumped some Javex in the tub and let the water run," said Fiander, her voice still breaking from damage to her larynx. "Then I noticed some deposits on the shower curtain, so I got a spray bottle with CLR and sprayed it.  All of a sudden there was a hissing sound and the fumes overwhelmed me.  It felt like a blow torch was instantly going down my throat."

>

>             Fiander was able to make it to the front of the house before collapsing to alert Witt to the situation, but by this time she was foaming at the mouth and gasping for air as her esophagus was swelling shut.  The only word she was able to blurt out was "chemicals." After several  minutes of trying to resuscitate her, Witt called 911 when her eyes and skin  turned a ghostly blue colour.

>

>             "I kept hoping that with some fresh air she might catch her breath, but she went into convulsions, gagging intensely, and twice I was able to revive her, but there was nothing I could do.  It was  horrifying," he said.  "It's amazing she's still with us.  We're fortunate that an ambulance was just 10 minutes away in Caledon, and the two female paramedics did a fantastic job."

>

>             After being stabilized at Georgetown Hospital, Fiander would remain there for another five days as doctors flushed the toxins out of her body.  Her lungs were literally burned, and it may take several years for them to return to normal, and she has been basically confined to her home because of the susceptibility of contracting an illness or developing an infection.  Fiander uses a puffer six times a day to help her collapsed lungs

>             expand to their former size and faces a lengthy recovery period with  several more trips to see specialists.

>

>             "I'm not sure of the exact contents of the CLR, but I'm guessing it contains ammonia, and when that is mixed together with bleach it gives off a noxious gas, a form of chlorine gas," said Emmanuel Adianas, a spokesperson for Colgate-Palmolive Products Ltd.  "We strongly recommend not  to mix Javex with any products, period.  As far as I am aware, this is  not a common occurrence, but it certainly can happen."

>

>             Witt, who operates a freight-forwarding business out of the couple's home, would like to see changes in the labeling of such potentially deadly household cleaners that would more effectively alert consumers of their danger.

>

>             "I've spoken to literally hundreds of people since this happened, and yes they do know of the danger from these chemicals, but most don't know it's fatal, and that should be played up more in the  packaging," he added.  "These things should be locked up in cupboards like  prescription drugs, or at least have a better labeling system.  There needs to be  better public awareness, especially in households with children."

>

>             Fiander is also circulating a letter, which tells her frightening story and warns of the deadly dangers of household cleaners.  "I was told that this chlorine gas is similar to mustard gas that was used in the First World War," Fiander said.  "My throat literally closed up. What a horrid way to die.  Who would ever think that just a quick whiff like that could kill you?"

>        Thanks Barry & Louise

Have a Safe Trip home

Javex is Chlorine based and CLR is Hydrochloric acid based, both have strong irritating fumes and can be dangerous in non ventilated areas    

> 

Getting Revenge


HI MARTY,

IF LOUISE KEEPS UP BOSSING ME AROUND, AND CONTINUE TO CONSTANTELY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF POOR ME. I AM GOING TO FIND SOME LEFT OVER FIRECRAKERS I BOUGHT AT KIPPS'S STORE IN THE FIFTIES AND PLAY THAT TRICK ON HER, THAT SHOULD COOL HER OFF FOR THE SUMMER.

THANKS MARTY. SEE HTTP

NORMAND SIMARD

PS OH MARTY I DON'T HAVE A GUN COULD YOU LEND ME ONE. ALSO I CAN'T FIND, TO BUY THAT ROY ROGERS GUN HAT, DO YOU HAVE AN EXTRA ONE IN YOUR COLLECTION, I WILL PAY DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THE PRICE IT WAS SOLD IN THE FIFTIES.

Thanks Normand
Sorry I don't have one of those cap guns only real ones LOL


Malware Removal Tool

Hi Marty,

 As you know I had the "conflicker" worm on my computer a few weeks ago. Absolutely nothing would remove it from the 'puter. I finally switched computers and downloaded Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool from there I was able to remove the worm from the computer. I can't say if it will be effective on this new worm however Microsoft updates the Tool on the second Tuesday of each month. I downloaded the latest version just in case however I am running Google Chrome as my browser since it is more secure than Internet Explorer.

 Here is the link,

 http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx 

Bob Hawkins

Thanks Bob

Can Anyone Provide Some Names and the Sport Activity


HI MARTY,

 HERE ARE NEW PICS OF THE SPORTS ACTIVITY AT THE SEAWAY PARK IN ST-LAMBERT, SPONSORED BY THE G.PK. LEGION. MAYBE SOMEBODY COULD GIVE US NAMES AND DATES  AND INFO ON THESE SPORTS ACTIVITY.

THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Allergic Horse

HI MARTY,

 I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS POOR HORSE WILL NEVER  MAKE THE BLOG'S ANIMAL OF THE DAY ALL DRESSED UP LIKE THAT, NOW GET THIS HE IS ALLERGIC TO GRASS YES GRASS. OH BOY. WHAT A GALLOPING ALLERGY.

 THANKS MARTY.

 NORMAND SIMARD.

 PS I WONDER IF OUR EX. G.PK.  STILL GALLOPING BUDDY  DAVID WRIGHT ( HORSEMAN )   COULD HELP THIS POOR HORSE. HELP BUDDY PLEASE. YOU MUST HAVE A  SECRET REMEDY.

Thanks Normand

A Funny Moment


Don't know if this is true or not, but I like it.

In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute 'heads up' if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.

This is a common procedure for commercial aircraft and involves giving them your call sign, transponder code, type aircraft, and points of origin and destination.

I just flew with a guy who overheard this conversation on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai . It's too good not to pass along.

The conversation wentlike this...

Iranian Air Defense Radar:'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.'

Aircraft:'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.'

 

Air Defense Radar:'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!'

 

Aircraft:'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'

 

Air Defense Radar:(total silence)

 

Thanks Art N.

A Maple Leaf Fan



Hi Normand,

 

You have a good memory! It wasn't easy being a Leaf fan in Montreal. I just watched game 3 of the 1959 Stanley Cup finals between Toronto and Montreal. The Leafs won the game  in the first overtime period with a great goal scored by Dick Duff. However Montreal won the cup as usual in 5 games. Attached are a few photos of my favourite team.

 

You have shamed me into sending some photos to the blog. Recently my wife's brother visited us and we took them touring. So I have a few photos to show. I will try to send some of them in the next few weeks.

 

Cheers,

Bob

Thanks Bob G. & Normand

100 Years of Montreal Canadians





Thanks Millie McG.

Laughing Baby

Thanks Penny F.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Today's Animals

Thanks Barb C.

Looking for Bloggers input and Help

By the way and as a different topic,  I have been cycling around the park trails out here now for the last 5 years. I rack up quite a number of kms doing so ( between 3000 and 4000 kms every year)and have tried to think of another way to express those distances to keep from being bored.. I wondered for instance if I tracked those same kilometers but in distance across a map of Canada, could it be an incentive to keep going and see how far I get.. 

Then it occurred to me that it might be a great incentive if I set as a time goal and final destination, the Reunion in Greenfield Park in 2011. As that crystallized I wondered if I could in fact do a virtual bike ride from my home in Medicine Hat to Greenfield Park and submit a weekly journal of it to your blog.

There are a few considerations

Even though I have travelled this route by car numerous times, How could I get pictures of the route to go with the ride, stops, towns special sites, etc? Most larger towns on route have a web site with heaps of information..A lot missing in between even if I tweaked it with my imagination.. Might be interesting to some people

Are there people who visit your blog living along the route that I could virtually visit with?

Would there be any one else interested in joining me from where ever they may live to Greenfield Park( even our friend in Australia?) Walking? jogging? Skating? Electric motor scooter? Boating? They could do the same process of keeping their local miles and translating them into road miles towards the Park?

 What happens at the finish when I arrive virtually but not actually? could I have a virtual welcoming?

What do you think and have you got any suggestions? Do you think you should post this idea on the blog to see if others might have suggestions?

 As usual

 Doug G

Thanks Doug,

I hope we get some suggestions and participants for your virtual trip.

Vercheres Feral Cat



HI MISS LACERINO,

 I DON'T TALK MUCH BUT  I WANT TO  THANK YOU  FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR ME, WINTER ARE NOT AS HARD AND COLD  WITH YOU AROUND.

 KITTY.

Thanks Normand S.

Eagles Nest

From a friend

Just read in our local; community paper that they have cameras on an eagle’s nest in Delta. The two eggs may hatch as early as next Tuesday. If you are interested, the website is www.hancockwildlife.org   The one  I am interested in is the Delta Owl Eagle Nest.

 Thanks Ken J.

GPK Legion Pic

Thanks Normand S.

Guy from GPK Painting for Normand (Year ??)



HI MARTY,

 HERE ARE 2 GUYS FROM G.PK. PAINTING AT MY  HOME YEAR ???? , YVAN PROVOST OF ST- CHARLES AND SONNY COOK OF VERCHERES.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

 PS NO PS NO  TIME, YES YES YOU GUYS  I AM COMING WITH THE BEER, GET A LITTLE PAINTING  DONE BEFORE, YOU JUST GOT HERE YVAN.

Thanks Normand

 Hello Marston,

 

Normand's pictures of the Artists at work painting was around about circa 1970-1975.  Yvon Provost - I may have met, I don't recall him but that other guy A,A,A,Al,Al,Alba,Alba, Sonny Cook, well we were the best of friends all through school - on G.P.A.A. hockey and softball teams, cubs, scouts.  Sonny was very good with the guitar.  He also gave lessons, just like his next door neighbor Mrs. Jenkins did on piano.  Sonny had a list as long as your arm of types of jobs he did.  I remember him as an apprentice electrician for a GPK. company and also a lumber baron in the townships.  He had bought some land near Cowansville, built a house using a small chainsaw to do all the cuts, set up a small sawmill, kept a few chickens and did painting on the side.  He even had time to marry a girl from Cowansville and had a little daughter with her.

 

GGGGGood Bye, Adios,

Richard..........

Th Th Th Thanks Richard

Collecting Scrap Metal





HI MARTY,

 

MY GREENFIELD PARK MAN OF THE DAY. IS THIS GUY ROLLAND VENDETTE.HE WILL BE 85 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR, HE HAS BEEN COLLECTING SCRAP METAL IN G.PK. FOR MANY MANY YEARS. HE TOURS G.PK.  IN HIS RED TRUCK,  ABOUT EVERY DAY LOOKING FOR SCRAP METAL, YOU CAN  ALSO  CALL HIM TEL. 450-678-1794 HE CAN CLEAR YOUR BASEMENT OR YARD  OF ALL THE METAL NO CHARGE. HE SELLS IT BACK IN STE. JULIE FOR $65.00 A TON. BRAVO. IF EVER YOU SEE HIM FEEL HIS ARMS, YOU WILL BE SURPRISED, IMAGINE HE HIS 84. HE TOLD HE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO GET TO 90 YEARS AND MAYBE HE SAID, RETIRE, HERE ON THE PICS WE SEE HIM , COLLECTING OLD STOVES I HAD IN THE BASEMENT.

 THANKS MARTY

 NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand