Saturday, October 31, 2009

Today's Animals

Thanks Millie McG.

Happy Halloween

Thanks Graham K.

That Hurt



Thanks Ellen S.

Trees





Thanks Lou

Oktoberfest












Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Artist with sand...!!

Marty

You have to see this.

George

Ukranian edition of “You got talent”.

Get together with your significant other – click on the link – set full screen – turn up the sound – and WATCH!

http://pelapapas.com.mx/htmls/animacion-arena-2.html (8 min.33 sec.)

Thanks George V

Next Year I pick the costumes


HI MARTY,

I WILL BE OFF TILL AFTER HALLOWEEN, I AM GOING INTO HIDDING IN THE BRAND NEW CHURCHILL SEWERS , I AM REALLY MAD AT MY LOUISE , NEXT YEAR I AM GOING TO CHOOSE OUR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, EVERY BODY WAS LAUGHING AT ME AT THE BIG G.PK. HALLOWEEN PARTY.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS WITH THAT COSTUME IN THE G.PK. SEWERS I JUST HOPE I AM NOT TAKING AWAY FOR A NO RETURN TRIP TO THE G.PK. WATER TREATEMENT PLANT IN BOUCHERVILLE. BYE BYE.

Thanks Normand

Medical Information sites

Margaret recently visited WebMD and thought that you would be interested in the information below.

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Niagara Falls - 1911

Niagara Falls 1911: interesting photos

In Laura Ingels-Wilder's series of books "The Little House on the Prairie" she described living through this 1911 freeze in Nebraska . One of her many fascinating stories gave a true historical background of an American family in "the good old days". Her writings rival Mark Twain.

Margaret writes:

Her mother had a cousin living in Niagara Falls that year. She told the family

that she and her neighbors woke up in the night feeling something was wrong.

It took a while but they finally realized that it was the lack of noise. They had

all become so used to the roar of the falls that the silence was unusual enough

to alert their senses. Of course at that time nearly all the houses were near the

falls. Amazing pictures! Almost 100 years old. Can you imagine walking on

Niagara falls?

1911 Photos of Niagara Falls ..




Thanks Darlene J.

P.S. For those who question whether Global Warming is a reality here is a reminder of what weather used to be like.

Win's Road Trip







These colourful houses are pretty much all over St. John's!!..........The lighthouse is situated on the southside of the entrance to St.John's harbour - the gun placements in the foreground were build at the start of world war two as there were expectations of a German attack!!

The tallship that was docked in St.John's Harbour belonged to the Russian Navy and apparently it is the second largest tallship in the world..........We spotted plenty of young Russian sailors in the downtown core - they seemed to be enjoying themselves.

The last photo was taken from the lighthouse/gun placements looking over to the north side and Signal Hill. - You can see a walking trail about a third of the way up the cliff, this trail goes for miles.

Tomorrow the famous George St. area with it's pubs and live entertainment!!

Later....Win

Thanks Win

Friday, October 30, 2009

Today's Animals

Thanks Millie McG.

Hat to GPK Virtual Trip






Hi Marston

Before I sign off for the year, I have to mention the street drawings by world famous pavement artist Edgar Mueller even here in Moose Jaw... Incredible stuff..

As for the real world, its getting towards the end of the season. Farmers have piled up their excess grain in open fields as their bins are all full. They will ship that grain first. Meanwhile the snow is moving in on the highway and I can feel it in me bones.....

So this is it for this year, I'm out of here to put my feet up by the warm hearth

Over 2000 kms through the back yards and roads of Alberta and Saskatchewan for 2009 and 68 reports.

2010 should give me a good chance to cover Manitoba and Ontario.

Then in early 2011, we should have only to cover the East end of Ontario and the West side of Quebec where they meet, on the final leg to Greenfield Park.

At least thats the plan.

I hope some of you have enjoyed this trip so far, I certainly have

Have a good season

Doug G

Thanks Doug,

It has been very much appreciated and all of your work has not gone unnoticed. The history lessons and pics are memorable. Have a good warm Winter and enjoy a break as it is well deserved.

Bumper Cars








These are soo cool and the perfect urban/commuter vehicle

Wouldn't these turn heads..

STREET LEGAL BUMPER CARS

It's easy for a gear-head to be discouraged about the state of the world, especially in times of Carpocalypse and Cash for Clunkers. But occasionally, a bright light of awesome renews the spirit. Road-legal bumper cars do just that.

Yes, you read that right; these little beasties are street legal. Either Kawasaki or Honda motorcycle engines for power, and retired vintage bumper car bodies - transformed into the most awesome form of mini-car we've ever seen.

There's seven of these little monsters floating around California, and they're all the creation of one man, Tom Wright, a gyro-gear loose builder on the outskirts of San Diego who figured the leftovers of the Long Beach Pike amusement park needed a more dignified end than the trash heap. They were originally powered by Harley engines but rattled like heck and Tom replace them with Honda or Kawasaki 750's... and a couple have been 'measured' [not run at] theoretically as capable of 160 MPH which is terrifyingly fast in machines with such a short wheelbase. Doesn't mean we would totally rock one should the opportunity present itself. In fact, we now have only one burning desire, to see these things running a go kart track with a clown in the drivers seat.

Thanks Win S.

The X-Factor

Another great audition..... break out the tissue

LINK: Daryl Markham

Thanks Pat H

CRTC

Could you post this Marston?

The link is self explanatory

http://www.consumersforinternetcompetition.com/the-issue-in-a-nutshell.aspx

Thanks Murray P.

I normally don’t post this kind of thing but I believe this may be a public service that may benefit everyone.

Men are Weak...!!!



Thanks Normand

Kilroy Was Here...

Just a bit of history for the current older generation.

I'm sure it will mean nothing to any younger generations.

Rather nostalgic!

Do you remember Kilroy? I too have often wondered about Kilroy....now I know. Great piece of history.

Anyone born in the mid thirties knew Kilroy. We didn't know why but we had lapel pins with his nose hanging over the label and the top of his face above his nose with his hands hanging over the label too. I believe it was orange colored. No one knew why he was so well known but we all joined in!

Kind of a war story--now we know! INTERESTING?~~~~


WHO THE HECK WAS KILROY?

KILROY WAS HERE!

In 1946 the American Transit Association,

Through its radio program,

"Speak to America,"

Sponsored a nationwide contest

To find the REAL Kilroy,

Offering a prize of a real trolley car

To the person

Who could prove himself

To be the genuine article.

Almost 40 men stepped forward

To make that claim,

But only James Kilroy from Halifax, Massachusetts

Had evidence of his identity.

Kilroy was a 46-year old shipyard worker

During the war.

He worked as a checker

At the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy.

His job was to go around

And check on the number

Of rivets completed.

Riveters were on piecework

And got paid by the rivet.

Kilroy would count a block of rivets

And put a check mark

In semi-waxed lumber chalk,

So the rivets wouldn't be counted twice.

When Kilroy went off duty,

The riveters would erase the mark.

Later on, an off-shift inspector

Would come through

And count the rivets a second time,

Resulting in double pay for the riveters.

One day Kilroy's boss

Called him into his office..

The foreman was upset

About all the wages being paid

To riveters,

And asked him to investigate.

It was then that he realized

What had been going on.

The tight spaces he had to crawl in

To check the rivets

Didn't lend themselves

To lugging around a paint can and brush,

So Kilroy decided to stick

With the waxy chalk.

He continued to put his checkmark

On each job he inspected,

But added KILROY WAS HERE

In king-sized letters next to the check,

And eventually added the sketch

Of the chap with the long nose

Peering over the fence

And that became part

Of the Kilroy message. Once he did that,

The riveters stopped trying

To wipe away his marks.

Ordinarily the rivets and chalk marks

Would have been covered up with paint.

With war on, however,

Ships were leaving the Quincy Yard so fast

That there wasn't time to paint them.

As a result,

Kilroy's inspection "trademark"

Was seen by thousands of servicemen

Who boarded the troopships

The yard produced.

His message apparently

Rang a bell

With the servicemen,

Because they picked it up

And spread it all over Europe

And the South Pacific.

Before the war's end,

"Kilroy" had been here, there,

And everywhere on the long haul

To Berlin and Tokyo.

To the unfortunate troops

Outbound in those ships, however,

He was a complete mystery;

All they knew for sure

Was that some jerk named Kilroy

Had "been there first."

As a joke, U..S. Servicemen

Began placing the graffiti

Wherever they landed,

Claiming it was already there

When they arrived.

Kilroy became the U.S. Super-GI

Who had always "already been"

Wherever GIs went.

It became a challenge

To place the logo

In the most unlikely places imaginable

(it is said to be atop Mt. Everest,

The Statue of Liberty,

The underside

Of the Arch De Triumphe,

And even scrawled in the dust

On the moon.)

And as the war went on,

The legend grew.

Underwater demolition teams

Routinely sneaked ashore

On Japanese-held islands in the Pacific

To map the terrain

For the coming invasions

By U.S.. Troops

(and thus, presumably,

Were the first GI's there).

On one occasion, however,

They reported seeing enemy troops

Painting over the Kilroy logo!

In 1945, an outhouse was built

For the exclusive use of Roosvelt,

Stalin, and Churchill

At the Potsdam conference.

The first person inside was Stalin, who emerged and asked his aide

(in Russian),

"Who is Kilroy?" ..

To help prove his authenticity in 1946,

James Kilroy brought along officials

from the shipyard

and some of the riveters.

He won the trolley car,

which he gave to his nine children

as a Christmas gift

and set it up as a playhouse

in the Kilroy front yard

in Halifax, Massachusetts.

So now You Know!

GOD BLESS YOU & GOD BLESS AMERICA


Thanks Jim E.

H1N1 Information

you may like to publish some, part or all of this notice....

During the public wide H1n1 Vaccination period …I encourage community groups and churches to post the information in your bulletins and on your display boards

CSSS CHAMPLAIN The Vaccination centre for Brossard-Greenfield Park-Saint Lambert and St Hubert is to be held at the CLSC St-Hubert at 5959 boul. Cousineau St-Hubert

For Public Transit…From ST-Lambert-Brossard-GF-Park and most of St-Hubert go to the Auto Park in Brossard and take the Number 42.. This bus brings you very near the CLSC (in about 30 minutes)

Opening hours: Monday: 08:30 to 15:30 Tuesday: 08:30 to 15:30 Wednesday: from 13:00 to 20:00

Thursday: from 13:00 to 20:00 Friday: from 13:00 to 20:00 Saturday: 08:30 to 15:30

Sunday: 08:30 to 15:30

PLAZA MÉTRO SAINT-CONSTANT - CSSS JARDINS-ROUSSILLON (Candiac Delson St-Constant area 115, rue Saint-Pierre Saint-Constant (V) J5A2G8

Opening hours Wednesday from 12:00 to 8 pm

CSSS RICHELIEU-YAMASKA (BELOEIL) 1505, rue de l'Industrie Beloeil (V)

St Bruno area

Opening Hours Tuesday 1 pm to 9 pm Thursday 1 pm to 9 pm

CSSS HAUT-RICHELIEU-ROUVILLE SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU 978, boulevard du Séminaire Nord Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (V)J3A1E5

Opening Hours Tuesday 1:30 pm to 8 :30 pm Thursday 1:30 to 8:30 pm:

CSSS HAUT-RICHELIEU-ROUVILLE (RICHELIEU)300, chemin de Marieville

Richelieu (V) Friday 1:3o to 8:30 pm (chambly):

ÉCOLE SAMUEL-DE-CHAMPLAIN - CSSS PIERRE-BOUCHER 2101, rue Lavallée

Longueuil (V) opening hours Monday 9 pm to 5 pm

Information complémentaire :

For all Locations and Opening Hours in the Montérégie go to:

http://vaccination.msss.gouv.qc.ca/carte_region.php?region=16

H1n1 Vaccination schedule (posted on our Community Calendar )

1. Montérégie (South Shore) Priority Groups Dates

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- Children 6 months to 5 years From November 2 to 8

- Persons who live with infants

less than 6 months and with people Immunosuppressant

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- Pregnant From November 9 to 15

- Persons aged 18 and under with disease

chronic (diabetes, asthma,

bronchitis, heart failure, etc..)

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- Persons aged 19 to 65 years with disease 16 to 22 November chronic (diabetes, asthma,

bronchitis, heart failure, etc..)

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- Children aged 5 to 18 From 23 to 29 November

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General population

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- Adults 19 to 65 November 30 to 23 December

- People aged over 65 years

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While top priority is given to the schedule group for their vaccination period ..Should you miss your week you can go during another period..Or if you fall into one of the priority group and will not be available that week you can go earlier Health officials are planning the process to be as quick and easy as possible..with up to 600 persons vaccinated per hour..There will be greeters on hand to keep you informed and to help you were every possible .

South Shore Community Partners Network

(Linking together the Greater Montreal English speaking community)

People helping People

Please update your email contact to our new

email address at sscpn@bell.net

Visit the SSCPN website for information links –community notices and calendar

Go to http://communityboxer.multiply.com/

Thanks Irene H.

Polly goes crackers over Ray Charles

video

Thanks Darlene J.

Win's Road Trip











About a mile or so from the City of St.John's is a quaint little fishing village with the name Quidi Vidi (one of North America's oldest fishing villages) well known for numerous battles between France and England for the spoils of war!!

The larger green building is the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company and their claim to fame is that they produce a premium brand of beer named "Iceberg"...............Tried some - liked it a lot, but unfortunately I believe it is only sold locally!!

The white building with green trim was simply amazing - like a bazaar, sold just about anything you could think of!!........The present owner was telling us that the back section of the store dates back to the early 1600 - the exact date isn't documented!!

This cove had to be one of the prettiest on the island............The photo showing the wooden platform on the far side of the cove was initially used to sun dry salted cod but presently there is a ban on almost all cod fishing, so they utilize it for other things!!

More of St.John's and area later!!

Win

Thanks Win