Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Todays Animal

Who's your daddy???
Thanks Margaret

The Maple Leaf Forever

Hi Folks,

Here is a version of "The Maple Leaf Forever" by Ann Murray.... I thought I would post this long forgotten song that celebrates all we stand for as Canadians.... I'll bet that very few of our children have heard this song and none of our grandchildren.....



Think about it!

What a profound short little paragraph that says it all


"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

Thanks Ralph..... I think he should have said it louder

Lakeport Brewery

The following email expresses the frustration Canadians feel with the loss of not only jobs but the loss of cheap beer in particular.....

Hi Ralph..................Just watched the 5 o'clock news and Labatt's is claiming that the reason they are closing the Lakeport plant in Hamilton is because of decreased sales!! ......................What a crock of fuddle duddle s#!*!! I'd bet the sales are the best they have ever been!!.............................The S.O.B.'s bought it with intentions of closing it down!! - Less expensive beer, no way - must get rid of!! ............................ No big surprise it's just the way things are these days ..................Just wait 'till all North American beer is brewed in China or some other fuddle duddle caustic polluted, employees with STD’s, God forsaken s#!* hole on the planet - S#!*, what else can I say to get my point across!!!!! - Later – Win

Thanks Win.... your point is well taken... they just wanted them off the market

I received the following response from the Peoples Republic of China……

Dear Gleat Brog Host,

We wish to inform the peoples of Gleenfield Park that the Peoples Lepublic of China are not to brame for the crosing of Rakeport Blewery. The decision was made by Rabatts….. we are preased to work with the Gleat Peoples of Gleenfield Park to bling cheap beer to Hamilton, Ancaster and Rondon.

Your Fliend,

Woo Fung Yu

PS... Win, I've shipped a defibrillator and nitro pills to London just in case

March 30th 2010 a sad day for GPK



HI BOB,
WELL ON MARCH 30TH 2010 , ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR G.PK. SPECIALLY MURRAY STREET, AN OLD HOUSE WAS DEMOLISHED 410 OLD # 102 , JUST ON THE CORNER OF THIRD. HERE ARE THE PEOPLE I FOUND THAT LIVED THERE, JOHN WIGHT, E.STUART FIELDING, ALBANUS MARKEVICIUS, ALLAN ROLFE,
D.VAUTHIER.
THANKS BOB
NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand.... its always sad to see the old homes go

Clinton Homestead

Hi Guys........................Welcome home - thanks for the pics. as you travelled along - looks like you really enjoyed your trip!! ....................You mentioned Hope, Arkansas (Clinton's homestead) Well Ann and I left the highway and went into the town on our way to Texas a couple of years back (photos att.) also one of South Padre Island just to give you some idea (if you haven't visited yet) of the amount of sand down there!! .....................Enjoy - Win - P.S. I'm including some friends and relatives in this e-mail as they may be interested in seeing the home that Bill Clinton grew up in!!








Thanks Win..... as a huge fan of the Clinton family I am sure Marty will enjoy these... NOT

232 Murray GPK Then and Now



HI BOB,
I HOPE YOU ARE FINE AND NOT TOO MUCH OVERWORKED WITH ALL THOSE EMAILS YOU GET WHILE MARTY IS RECOVERING. HERE FOR THE LITTLE THAN AND NOW SECTION IS 232 MURRAY BEFORE IT WAS 32 . THE OLD PIC WE SEE MR. AND MRS BÉLUSE AND THE GOOD DOCTOR GEORGES DESGROSEILLERS IN 1943.
THANKS BOB AND ROLAND B. FOR THE OLD PIC
NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand

Correction on Star Paperboys

FROM ROSS MORLEY
Hi Norm. The person that you have in the #1 position- Blackburn is in fact Wayne Bradburn. He used to live on Fairfield next to where Jimmy Hynes now lives. Ross

Thanks Ross and Normand

"He said"..... "She said"

He said to me . . . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it.

I said to him . . . You wear pants don't you?

He said to me . . . Shall we try swapping positions tonight?
I said to him . . . That's a good idea - you stand by the stove & sink while I sit on the sofa and do nothing but fart.

He said to me . . . What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you?
I said to him . . . Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

He said to me . . . Why don't women blink during foreplay?
I said to him . . . They don't have time

He said to me. . . How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
I said to him . . . I don't know; it has never happened.

He said to me. . . Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and Good looking?
I said to him . . . They already have boyfriends.

He said . . . What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
I said. . . A widow

He said to me . . . Why are married women heavier than single women?
I said to him . . . Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.

Thanks Lorrie M

The Golfing Nun - 'tis the season for golf and repeat jokes

THE GOLFING NUN.......
A nun walks into Mother Superior's office and plunks down into a chair. She lets out a sigh heavy with frustration.
'What troubles you, Sister?' asked the Mother Superior.. 'I thought this was the day you spent with your family.'
'It was,' sighed the Sister. 'And I went to play golf with my brother. We try to play golf as often as we can. You know I was quite a talented golfer before I devoted my life to Christ.'
'I seem to recall that,' the Mother Superior agreed. 'So I take it your day
of recreation was not relaxing?'
'Far from it,' snorted the Sister. 'In fact, I even took the Lord's name in vain today!'
'Goodness, Sister!' gasped the Mother Superior, astonished. 'You must tell me all about it!'
'Well, we were on the fifth tee...and this hole is a monster, Mother -540 yard Par 5, with a nasty dogleg left and a hidden green...and I hit the drive of my life. I creamed it. The sweetest swing I ever made.
And it's flying straight and true, right along the line I wanted...and it hits
a bird in mid-flight !'
'Oh my!' commiserated the Mother. 'How unfortunate! But surely that didn't
make you blaspheme, Sister!' 'No, that wasn't it,' admitted Sister. 'While I was still trying to fathom what had happened, this squirrel runs out of the woods, grabs my ball and runs off down the fairway!'
'Oh, that would have made me blaspheme!' sympathized the Mother..
'But I didn't, Mother!' sobbed the Sister. 'And I was so proud of myself!
And while I was pondering whether this was a sign from God, this hawk swoops out of the sky and grabs the squirrel and flies off, with my ball still clutched in his paws!'
'So that's when you cursed,' said the Mother with a knowing smile.
'Nope, that wasn't it either,' cried the Sister, anguished, 'because as
the hawk started to fly out of sight, the squirrel started struggling, and
the hawk dropped him right there on the green, and the ball popped out
of his paws and rolled to about 18 inches from the cup!'
Mother Superior sat back in her chair, folded her arms across her chest,
fixed the Sister with a baleful stare and said...
'You missed the frigging putt, didn't you?'

Thanks Carolyn..... love this one

Jack Daniels Fishing Story

JACK DANIELS FISHING STORY

I finally got around to going fishing this morning but after a while I ran out of worms.
Then I saw a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth.

Frogs are good bass bait.
Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog in his mouth,
I grabbed him right behind the head, took the frog and put it in my bait bucket.
Now the dilemma was how to release the snake without getting bit.

I grabbed my bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a little whiskey in its mouth.
His eyes rolled back and he went limp.
I released him into the lake without incident and carried on my fishing with the frog.

A little later, I felt a nudge on my foot.

There was that same damn snake with two frogs in his mouth.

Overalls That Fit

FINALLY, OVERALLS THAT FIT
Just ask for the ' TENNESSEE CUT'

Brand new edition of...
'You know you're a redneck when.......

1. You take your dog for a walk and you both use the same tree.

2. You can entertain yourself for more than 15 minutes with a fly swatter.

3. Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years.

4. You burn your yard rather than mow it.

6. The Salvation Army declines your furniture.

7. You offer to give someone the shirt off your back and they don't want it.

8. You have the local taxidermist on speed dial.

9. You come back from the dump with more than you took.

10. You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.

11. Your wife can climb a tree faster than your cat.

12. Your grandmother has 'ammo' on her Christmas list.

13. You keep flea and tick soap in the shower.

14. You've been involved in a custody fight over a hunting dog.

15. You go to the stock car races and don't need a program.

16. You know how many bales of hay your car will hold.

17. You have a rag for a gas cap.

18. Your house doesn't have curtains, but your truck does.

19. You wonder how service stations keep their rest-rooms so clean.

20. You can spit without opening your mouth.

21. You consider your license plate personalized because your father made it.

22. Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.

23. You have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say 'Cool Whip' on the side.

24. The biggest city you've ever been to is Wal-Mart.

25. Your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV.

26. You've used your ironing board as a buffet table.

27. A tornado hits your neighborhood and does $100,000 worth of improvements.
28. You've used a toilet brush to scratch your back.

29. You missed your 5th grade graduation because you were on jury duty.

30. You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65.

Thanks Richard

The Newfie vs The Game Warden

A Newfie was stopped by a game warden recently with two ice chests
full of fish. He was leavin' a cove well-known for its fishing.

The game warden asked the man,
'Do you have a licence to catch those fish?'
'Naw, sir', replied the Newfie. 'I ain't got none of dem dere
Licences. I don't need one. You must understand, by, dese here is
My pet fish.'
'Pet fish?'


'Yeah. Dat's de trut' bye. Every night, I take dese fish down to de
cove and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Den, when I whistles, dey
jump right back into dese here ice chests and I takes 'em home.'

'That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that.'

The Newfie looked at the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's de
truth Mr. Government Man. I'll show ya. It really works.'


'O.K.', said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'

The Newfie stood on a rock and poured the fish into the cove. Then
He stood and looked out to sea.

After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'
'Well, what?', says the Newf
.
The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'
'Call who back?'

'The FISH', replied the warden!

'What fish?', replied the Newfie.

Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers on
De mainland but by the lard tundering jaysus we ain't as dumb as some
government employees.

Thanks Richard

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Todays Animal

On your mark, get set.....
Thanks Margaret

Blog Update

Hi Folks,

This is to let you know that I,m sick and tired of Blogger Network (Original Blosite). I tried to post 3 pics today of Primeau Cycles several times. It said that the Pics where taken and would post, but not so.

I have been patient with them for more than 4 years and still never see any improvement. There is no technical support whatsoever. The only help you may get is from help forums that are loaded with a bunch of so called software engineers that think they know what the problem is, but never offer a fix.

If you look at what they have reduced the blog to now, it is a pity so see the pics in such a reduced size.

From now on I will post on the backup blog. The URL address is:

So if you don't visit that blog you will miss all of my posts. Bob will still post on the original blog but more and more we will use Wordpress as our main blog. You may want to let your friends know and that there is a Link on the original blog to the new site.

Marty North

In follow up to what Marty has said above... while I continue to post on blogger.... the items I post will be GPK relevant however they will be posted on WordPress as well, when and where they refer to "Our Parker Friends". We are not trying to duplicate items but rather trying to simplify our posting duties and, hopefully make your blogging experience more pleasurable...

Thanks for your patience.... Bob H

Benefits of Maple Syrup



SASKATCHEWAN (CBC) - Quebec maple syrup producers are promoting the health benefits of the sticky treat.

One U.S. researcher has found 13 new antioxidant compounds in maple syrup, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers says.

University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, backed by $115,000 from the federation, the Conseil pour le développement de l'agriculture du Québec and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, presented his findings recently at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.

"Recent research findings, such as those by Dr. Seeram, reveal a whole array of bioactive compounds that promise to offer many health benefits," said federation marketing director Geneviève Béland.

A second study by Quebec researchers also found antioxidant compounds.

The producers are using Seeram's results to promote maple syrup in New York City.

Quebec makes close to 80 per cent of all the maple syrup produced in the world.

How to carry plywood - repeat

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Grade 9 Photo


Hi Marty;

Hope that you are feeling a lot better.

Thought I would help Norman Morley fill in some of the names on the Grade 9 photo that he sent in. It was, indeed, the Grade 9 class of Mr Duncan for school year 1959/60. The missing names are as follows:

Back Row - Colin Chiles, Bruce MacDonald & Bob Baker

2nd Row - Fran Coates, Sharon Hill & Rose Blais

Seated - Marilyn Mitchell, Linda Harrison, Joan Wilson

John P.

Thanks John

Hi Marston,

Hope you are recovering well! The picture Norman M. sent in is in Volume 1 of the R.G.H.S. Annual 1960. They do not list first names (only initials), but I will fill them in on the ones I know.

Top Row: Alan Houle, Karl Jorgensen, Colin (?) Chiles, Dennis Turner, Tieman Korvemaker, Roger Worthington, Norman Morley, Bill MacDonald, Donnie Ridewood, Terry Bartlett, B.? Baker, David Rye.

Middle Row: David Franks, Derek Marsh, John Penny, Marston North, Fran Coates, Sandra Snow, Sharon Hill, Rose Blais, Heather Blain, Tommy Harris, Peter Jenkins, David Burnett, Brian Babb, Mr. Ron Duncan.

Sitting: Marilyn Mitchell, Barbara Coughlan, Linda Harrison, Bev Garrett, J. (?) Wilson, Jeannie McShane, Judy Hebb. Absent: W. Jansen, B. Noel, Meryl (?) Knight.

Probably Sandy Snow-Robinson would know the rest -- I think she and Brian blog daily.

Linda Alex-LaRoche

Thanks Linda

Old CN Building in St. Lambert


HELLO BOB,
WE HAD A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THIS PLACE A FEW MONTHS
BACK. THE BUILDING IS CALLED "MB TOWER" THE BASEMENT
IS FOR UTILITIES. THE MIDDLE FLOOR HAS ELECTRICAL CONTROLS
PLUS BATTERY BACK-UP, FOR LOCAL SWITCHES, SIGNALS, STATION
PROTECTION,& 2 BRIDGES. THE PLACE IS RUN REMOTELY FROM
ELSEWHERE IN MONTREAL, AS IS EVERYTHING FROM HALIFAX
TO THE QUEBEC- ONTARIO BORDER.
THE UPPER FLOOR WAS FOR A COUPLE OF SUPERVISORS, BUT WASN'T
GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM 30 YEARS AGO, NOW IT LOOKS AS IF THE
LOCAL SIGNAL MTR. HAS MOVED IN.
THE PICTURE OF THAT GREAT GLEAMING PORCELAIN BOWL, WELL
NOW THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOM OF ANY BUILDING, BIG
OR SMALL. ALL GREAT THOUGHTS, CHOICES, DECISIONS, INDECISIONS,
ARE DONE HERE. THEN WITH A GENTLE FLUSH ALL IS RENEWED, WITHOUT
THIS MARVELOUS MACHINE WE WOULD HAVE TO BECOME NOMADIC
AS OUR ANCESTORS. THIS WAS THEIR MAIN REASON FOR MOVING ON.
DUMPIES WOULD USUALLY DO THEM IN, CAUSING THEM TO PULL UP
TENT PEGS, ON THE LOOK OUT FOR NON TOXIC OR SLIPPERY GROUND.
SEEMS LIKE I'M OFF TOPIC, THIS HAPPENS ALL DAY LONG, SO FIRE ME.

RICHARD W...........

Thanks Richard.... you're right we did do something on this building earlier.... like you my mind wanders...I tend to repeat myself and once in awhile I repeat you... its an age thingy.... get used to it... its going to happen more often.... I and you are getting older