Thursday, December 31, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Bob H.

Year-end comments.

Hi Folks, it is the end of our fourth year on this blog. It has been a fun year for me and with the addition of Bob H. he’s added a new dimension. I am hoping that we will come up with some new ideas for 2010.

We want to offer a very special thanks to Normand S. for bringing us news of our hometown. Those of us that live elsewhere sure appreciate seeing and hearing about Greenfield Park today. There are still many GPKers that still live there and they visit the blog daily to see the posts that have been sent in.

One thought I had was those of us that live in other towns could take pictures and send stories of interesting sights and post them so that the people could see other parts of the country.

Also thanks to all of you for sending interesting items to post for all to see.

Everyone enjoys the vacation pictures and stories that are sent in from time to time. We know that there are still a lot of you that have an old shoebox filled with photos from years ago. If you don’t have the ability to scan them into your computer, you could send them to Bob H. or Normand S.

I know some of you have done that in the past and both guys have promptly returned the originals.

We have to thank Doug G. for the immense effort he has put into the virtual trip. He has taken some well-deserved time off and we hope to see his return in 2010

We hope to continue this blog into 2010 but that depends on you and your submissions to the blog. Without your submissions this blog will die.

We wish you all a Healthy and Happy 2010

Bob & Marty

World's most beautiful cars





Thanks Graham K.

Update on George H.

HI Marty:

Just a note to tell you George has been in the hospital since

Dec.22 First the Charles Lemoyne where they were treating

him for diverticulitis. Then they found an aneurysm on the arota.

They sent him to the Royal Vic where he is still. They did a CT

and found that he has a bubble on the arota between the liver and spleen. Right now they are treating it with antibiotics hoping that it will desolve itself, if not they may have to operate. On Monday they are giving him an MIR then we shall

see from there. He has alot of pain with this.

Not a nice way to spend the Christmas holidays is it.

Barb

Thanks for the update Barb H.

Sing any Christmas Song

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

This is a hoot!

Type in any Christmas song and listen to the little puppets!

Also, type in any non-Christmas song and you'll get a kick out of the response.

They also get mixed up sometimes and sing the wrong one....

HOW DO THEY COME UP WITH THIS STUFF?

Click on the Link Below

http://www.sundog.net/carolofthechins/flash/card.swf

Thanks Dave W.

Great Pics of Chicago





Thanks Bob V.H.

"Aprons" (Repeat)







History lesson you won't get in school.

Remember making an apron in Home Ec? Read below:

The History of 'APRONS'


I don't think our kids

know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath,because she only had a few,it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half- hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,

bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.

After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the menfolks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons.

REMEMBER:

Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.

Thanks Ellen S.

News Years Wish

HI

WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

TAKE CARE

JOHN AND D'ANITA-KAY

Thanks John & D'Anita

New Technology





Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Rio Carnival





Thanks Richard W.

Pole Dancer - a bit risque, but funny

video

Thanks Huzie

Graffiti Problems


HI MARTY,

WELL I GUESS ST-LAMBERT HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH GRAFFITIS ON SIDEWALKS LIKE IN G.PK. LOOK IN FRONT OF TAYLORS.

THANKS MARTY

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

The Bachelor

video

Thanks Huzie

Birthday Wish



HI MARTY AND BOB,

WELL WE GOT THIS WAKE UP CALL ON THIS G.PK. BLOG EXACTLY 4 YEARS AGO TODAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY G.PK. BLOG, HERE IS A LITTLE BIRTHDAY CARD JUST (( FOUR U ))

THANKS MARTY AND BOB.

NORMAND SIMARD

PS THANKS TO THE G.PK. BLOG {{{ WAKE UP CALL }}} 4 YEARS AGO LOTS OF PARKERS HAVE BEEN REUNITED AND ARE TALKING TO EACH OTHER BRAVO.

Thanks Normand

Angel in a box

I know you may not care for these too much, but you should read this. It will only take a minute.

Angel in a Box
I normally don't send these mushy things, but there was just something about this one that I had to sharewith you.


Heaven didn't want him, so they sent him to me.

I sure as hell don't want him, so I'm sending him to you.
The rules are simple. You can send him away, but you can't send him back.

Obit


EX. FAIRFIELD ROGER LAFRANCE DIES AT 86 AT HIS HOME
ON ROLLAND CR. IN G.PK. ON CHRISTMAS.

Thanks Normand

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Bob H.

News Years Wish

2010

To Weredale boys

Happy New Years

God bless, Beau Daniels

Thanks Beau

TELEMARKETERS (Worth a Try)

I dare everyone to follow through on this ideas........I hope I remember them when the time comes to implement.....

Best idea in a long time

Tips for Handling Telemarketers

Three Little Words That Work!!

(1)The three little words are: 'Hold On, Please...'

Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more

time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company's 'beep-beep-beep' tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has

efficiently completed its task.

These three little words will help eliminate telephone soliciting..

(2) Do you ever get those annoying phone calls with no one on the other end?

This is a telemarketing technique where a machine makes phone calls and records the time of day when a person answers the phone.

This technique is used to determine the best time of day for a 'real' sales person to call back and get someone at home.

What you can do after answering, if you notice there is no one there, is to immediately start hitting your # button on the phone, 6 or 7 times

as quickly as possible. This confuses the machine that dialed the call, and it kicks your number out of their system. Gosh, what a shame not to

have your name in their system any longer!! OR..Put your phone on HOLD..This will tie up their line and then they need help to clear their line..You

are then taken off their call lists.!

(3) Junk Mail Help:

When you get 'ads' enclosed with your phone or utility bill, return these 'ads' with your payment.Let the sending companies throw their own junk

mail away.

When you get those 'pre-approved' letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw

away the return envelope.

Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 41 cents postage, 'IF' and when they receive

them back.

It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that

case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.

One of Andy Rooney 's (60 minutes) ideas.

Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Send a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then

just send them their blank application back!

If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them.

You can even send the envelope back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! It still costs them 41 cents.

The banks and credit card companies are currently getting a lot of their own junk back in the mail, but folks, we need to OVERWHELM them. Let's

let them know what it's like to get lots of junk mail, and best of all they're paying for it...Twice!

Let's help keep our postal service busy since they are saying that e-mail is cutting into their business profits, and that's why they need to

increase postage costs again. You get the idea!

If enough people follow these tips, it will work ---- I have been doing this for years, and I get very little junk mail anymore.

THIS JUST MIGHT BE ONE E-MAIL THAT YOU WILL WANT TO FORWARD TO YOUR FRIENDS

Thanks Irene H.

New Technology





Thanks Barry & Louise D.

Rio Carnival





Thanks Richard W.

A Sick Snowman



HI MARTY,

SAD NEWS HIT ME 2 DAYS AGO, MY SNOWMAN IS NOT WELL, IT WAS NOT VERY COLD IN G.PK. LATELY, ANYWAY I TOOK HIM TO G.PK. CHARLES-LEMOYNE HOSPITAL, IT WAS REALLY TOO HOT HE LOST ANOTHER 20 POUNDS, I TRIED PIERRE BOUCHER HOSPITAL SAME DAMN THING. CHARCOAL BUTTONS IS RESTING NOW IN THE COMFORTABLE NICE COOL NEW G.PK. SEWERS ON CHURCHILL, I WANT TO THANK JOHN GERAGHTY FOR BRINGING HIM ICE CUBES WHILE I WAS AWAY, ALSO FOR BRINGING MY TEDDY BEAR BUTTONS EYES TO COMFORT CHARCOAL BUTTONS. THANKS JOHN.

THANKS MARTY AND JOHN GERAGHTY

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today's Animal

Thanks Margaret W.

Over the Top Birdhouse


HI MARTY,
I AM GOING TO SEE IF I CAN PUT A FEW OF THESE NICE DELUXE BIRD HOUSE CONDOS, ON CHURCHILL FOR OURCENTENNIAL IN 2011.
THANKS MARTY
NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Only in Alaska

Pretty incredible that this plane flies again, but I guess these Bush Pilots are ready to tackle anything – including ingenuity!

Another fine example for the use of duct tape - lot's of it!

Bear attack 2009

Apparently a bear attacked his plane while parked in a remote field in AK. He had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it.

He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered. Then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.

Gutsy to say the least.

Comment: Duct tape is FAA approved for some minor skin damage repair, up to 500 mph. But I don't think this repair would be considered MINOR.





Thanks Bob V.H.