Monday, August 31, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Bob H.

Looking for an Old Friend (Reunited)




Hi, my name is Brian E. White, originally from Boston, Mass. , currently of Port Charlotte Florida........it has been years since I spoke to my friend Brian Keeley , originally of Greenfield Park , and his brother Ernie.....we knew each other from the hockey exchange program and the last correspondence we had was in 1983........scratch that , I met him once in the 90's in Montreal, while I was up there with my girl......but I have not spoken to him in years......As I was searching for him on the Canada.com, I came across these reunion pictures and recognized him immediately.....so , if there is anyone reading this and you can get in touch with him, I sure would appreciate you forwarding this email , or just give him these email addresses to contact me

stretchbrianb@yahoo.com or stretch.48@live.com I am also attaching 2 pictures, one from the hockey circa 1976, and one of me recently, so he recognizes me should there be any question of this request's authenticity.......whoever you are, I thank you if you can help me my search for an old friend

Respectfully,

Brian E. White

Thanks Brian,

I hope one of our blog Visitors can Help Locate Brian Keeley


Thanks to John Riley,

Brian White has been reunited with Brian Keeley

GPK Soccer










HI MARTY,

WELL ON AUG.30TH 2009 ON THE BEAUTIFUL PIERRE LAPORTE CLEAN CUT FIELD, WAS THE G.PK. COBRAS SOCCER SEASON ENDING . PIZZA FOR ALL THE PLAYERS. YES SIR.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Knots

Why has “life” waited until today to share this information with me? If I was aware of this when I was younger, it would have subtracted at least two weeks of frustration and wasted time from my life! I may have become a better person…maybe an astronaut.

http://videos.komando.com/2009/08/24/no-more-tangled-extension-cords/

Thanks Jim F.

Praying for a Cure




93% won't forward, but I'm Sure You Will........

A small request.....Just one line

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

All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.

Even if it's only to one more person.

In memory of anyone you know who has been struck down by cancer or is still living with it.

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle.

Please Keep This Candle Going.

Thanks Bob A.

Congratulations Heather....


The 2009 Ontario Friesian Horse Keuring (inspection) was held in Woodstock on August 21st & 22nd. This Keuring was believed to be the largest in North America. and was attended by judges, the majority of who come from Friesland (Fryslan) in the Netherlands to participate in the judging of this yearly event.

Two local horses from Bruce Township did exceptionally well. Dartagnan, a three month old Friesian colt and Miledy a 5 year old Friesian mare, both are owned and loved by Heather Cooper of Freedom Reins Stables. Dartagnan, in spite of his young age, and competing against older foals, was successful in achieving the reserve championship. Miledy was the only mare in her category of 4years old and older to achieve the coveted Ster (Star) status. Dartagnan won the hearts of many spectators with his independent and confident presence while performing his "victory" lap on his own.

Heather Cooper stated that "Both horses performed beyond my expectations. Breeding Friesian horses (on a very small scale indeed) has enriched my life in so many different ways. These gentle giants, with their quiet, gracious ways, inspire me like nothing else can. Friesians are different from other horses, they choose their owners as much as their owners choose them. If your Friesian falls in love with you, it will be a match made in heaven. If not, he will never reach his full potential."

Although Friesian beauty is legendary, it is more than skin-deep. The Friesian is considered a willing, honest, active and energetic horse that is also gentle and docile and is therefore suited extremely well to equine-assisted learning.

Is it the majestically arched neck, the dark friendly eye, or is it the long black mane and the long wavy tail that give this animal its aristocratic bearing? In all probability, it's not just one of these elements alone but the sum of the parts that evoke associations with the faraway past when loyalty and virtue were still chivalrous characteristics. Due to its flashy appearance, the Friesian has become popular in the film industry. The breed owes much of its current popularity to the appearance of the Friesian stallion Goliath in the 1985 film, Ladyhawke, which ignited a worldwide interest in these horses. Films such as Eragon, The Mask of Zorro, Alexander, The Chronicles of Narnia and 300 and have also featured Friesian horses

Heather Hubbard Cooper

Thanks Heather

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Margaret

Hat to the Park A Virtual Trip






It's a Saturday evening, the sun is just setting and it's cool enough to keep the mosquitoes away. What a gorgeous sun set

The type you wish you could keep in your head all winter during those long dark nights.

You can access the lake from just about anywhere but the beach is the place to be. Up here the days are getting shorter and you can feel summer slipping. The water had mist on it this morning until about 8.00 then the sun burnt it off, makes you hate to leave the place

Down town is a centennial monument depicting the old railway hand pumper cart. Guess I should be thankful I don't have to travel on one of those.

Reminds me of the last silent movie Buster Keaton did. He steals one of these and drives it across Canada to visit his friend. One of funniest movies I've ever seen. It is a classical and was featured on C.B.C. a few times.

I know, you don't get C.B.C, down there, I guess you have to sacrifice when you live in the States

Right then, I'm out of here first thing Monday morning after the labour day weekend, the last summer holiday of the summer.

There should still be about 2 1/2 months of decent cycling left in the season.

Catch you later

Doug G


Thanks Doug

GPK Packers












HI MARTY,

HERE ARE PICS OF THE G.PK. PACKERS FOOTBALL TEAM, ALSO OF THE VERY IMPORTANT PACKERS CHEERLEADERS. THE PACKERS STARTED IN 1976.

BRAVO. ON AUG. 15TH AND 16 TH 2009 THE NEW SEASON STARTED, WITH SOME G.PK. AND LONGUEUIL OFFICIALS ON HAND.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS SOME PEOPLE TOLD ME THE FIRST GAME WAS DELAYED FOR 1 HOUR, WITH ALL THAT RAIN WE HAD IN G.PK. THIS SUMMER, EVEN THE G.PK. PIERRE LAPORTE FOOTBALL FIELD'S GRASS, HAD TO BE CUT, IT WAS VERY VERY LONG. ?????? I WILL CHECK THIS OUT ????!!!!!

Thanks Normand

Flies????

Hi Marty

I read the following and thought to myself, just another gimmick. Nay-nay, hot damb it works! At this time of the year we are pestered by flies seeking the warmth of the sun on the house and so they accumulate at my door........it drives me crazy, but, instead of shooing them away, which is futile, I go around to the back door which is in the shade. So yesterday, I thought, before going out I'll pin up 2 zip-lock bags according to the instructions and hang them at my front door on each side. When I came home, not 1 fly. So I thought, OK this is a trick and as soon as I open the door they are going to charge....nope, not one. So I opened the window on the door because they love to get on the screen.......nothing. Today it is cold and rainy so I'll have to wait until next week to double-check.

This is such great news and I know I'll definitely be hanging some of these bags on the barn door openings. Somebody put me on to something good and I'm passing it on to you.

I'll let you know more later.

Have a nice day

Penny

Sent to me from a friend...

We went with some out of town friends to Sweety Pies on Sunday for breakfast, and we sat in the enclosed patio section beside the house. We happened to notice a couple of zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious!

Ms Sweety told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Goggle. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I'm now a believer!

Zip-lock water bags

Sue says:

Many people swear that a zip-lock bag filled half-way with water and attached over entry-ways will repel flies. No one yet knows how or why it works, but there is speculation that it has something to do with the way the moving water refracts light.

If you have tried this please use the comments form at the bottom of the page to share your results with the rest of us.

Ann Says:

October 5th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

I did try the ziplock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer with full LQ. The flys were very bad this weekend while I was camping. I put the baggie with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer. The horse trailer

part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!!!!!!!

Danielle Martin Says:

September 20th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Fill a ziplock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight but significant passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say, that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some sort of other insect nest and are threatened by this.

Maggie Says:

June 7th, 2009 at 11:40 am

I swear by the plastic bag of water trick I have them on side porch ( our house entry) and all around the basement door. We saw these in Northeast Mo at an Amish grocery store & have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection & won't come around.

Just DJ Says:

May 16th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that each of the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it's like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are basically prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won't take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these "hillbillies" were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it, worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he don't hang around long.

Thanks Penny F.

Memory

This seems so incredibly easy that it is hard to believe that it does what the researchers claim it can do, irrespective of age, mental condition, etc. There are no medications to take and it certainly won't harm us in any way. I plan to do it every day now - perhaps I can reverse the memory loss that has set in since I hit 60.

> Click on the link below.

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSwhpF9iJSs

Thanks Margaret W.

New Police tools



Thanks Bud W.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Margaret W.

Life of our Cats at the RV Park









l- Willie is our new bartender. His favorite drink to serve is called Meow!

2- Murphy told Willie to be quiet, he is trying to sleep!

3- Willie is working!

4- Murphy and Willie sleeping!

Thanks Lou

Royal George Student Council


Hi Marty

Here is a student council picture that I came across. Thought maybe you could use it on the blog.

Heather G

Thanks Heather

100th Birthday Pics













Marty,

Here are some photos I took at Elizabeth Macpherson Reeves' 100th Birthday Party on Aug. 16, 2009 at the St. Lambert Golf Club where she ran the restaurant for many years. She is probably the only surviving person who lived in Greenfield Park in its first 5 years of existence. She is related to some of the Park's most illustrious families including the Macphersons (her grandfather was one of the town's first aldermen), (and her cousins were all excellent golfers), the Reeves (her mother-in-law set up the first Protestant school in her own home on King Edward, and her husband probably would have played in the NHL if he hadn't lost an eye in a hockey game), and the Barfoots (her godson Bill was one of the early boatmen on Greenfield Ave.) I don't know that much about her family so she might also be related to the Snyders who attended the big celebration. She is a wonderful lady who is completely with it, and is able to discuss anything with you from world politics of today to times before the Great Depression. I would love to possess some of her genes.

John R

Thanks John