Friday, April 30, 2010
Greenfield Park; St-Lambert;
'CONGRATULATIONS' Bernie.... our Zone is in good hands, and we know you will do an awesome job !!!
I GOT THIS FROM JOYCE TOMALTY, CONGRATULATIONS BERNIE.
THANK YOU BOB, AND JOYCE TOMALTY
PS HE IS PRESIDENT OF SO MANY ORGANIZATIONS, WHAT NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE
Thanks Normand and Joyce.... way to go Bernie... well done... I know you can and will do a good job my friend
I sent you a picture yesterday of my Grandparents home on
My Aunt Joyce Smithman Thompson thinks the address before it was changed was 88.
It was around 1935.They were the second owners.
Ellen McCourt Stone
Thanks for the update Ellen... greatly appreciated
A NEW LEGAL GRAFFITI WAS BORN ON CHURCHILL ON THE 29TH OF APRIL, BESIDES
Thanks Normand.... the lad does nice work
You're a 19 year old kid.
You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of
It's November 11, 1967.
LZ (landing zone) X- ray.
Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 yards
away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac helicopters to
stop coming in.
You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting out. Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.
As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.
You look up to see a Huey coming in. But ... It doesn't seem real because no MedEvac markings are on it.
Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.
He's not MedEvac so it's not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.
Even after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway.
And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 3 of you
at a time on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses
And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!!
Until all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.
He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it
without the Captain and his Huey.Medal of Honor Recipient,Captain Ed Freeman,
died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in
May God Bless and Rest His Soul.
I bet you didn't hear about this
hero's passing, but we've sure seen
a whole bunch about Michael
Jackson and Tiger Woods.
Thanks sam...... there are far too many forgotten hero's from that war
Next time you think your hotel bill is too high, you might want to consider this:
My wife and I are travelling by car from
I explode and demand to know why the charge is so high.I tell the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren't worth $350.00 Then the clerk tells me that $350.00 is the 'standard rate'. I insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to me, and then explains that the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre that were available for us to use.'But we didn't use them.''Well, they are here, and you could have,' explains the Manager.
He goes on to explain we could also have taken in one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. 'We have the best entertainers from
'But we didn't go to any of those shows,' .'Well, we have them, and you could have,' the Manager replies.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentions, I reply,'But we didn't use it!'
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually I gave up and agreed to pay.
I write a cheque and give it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when he looks at the cheque. 'But sir,' 'this cheque is only made out for $50.00.''That's correct, as I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with my wife.'
'But I didn't!' exclaims the Manager.
'Well, too bad, she was here, and you could have.'
Thursday, April 29, 2010
This is a picture of my grandparents house on Springfield.The smithman's That's my mother standing in front.That's what it looked like before they had the fire.My grandfather changed the roof and upstairs.I don't remember the address but it's across from United Church.It also has the fire hydrant in front of it.I don't know if you are still interested in old pictures of houses.Ellen McCourt Stone
Thank you Ellen..... I love it, anything to do with the past is more than welcome.... it's our history.... please keep it coming ... even if you don't think it is relevant we want to see it and so do our viewers
A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his
parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that
someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated
knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a business
card and wrote 'Revelation 3:20' on the back
of it and stuck it in the door.
When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found
that his card had been returned. Added to it was this
cryptic message, 'Genesis 3:10..' Reaching
for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in
gales of laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins 'Behold,
I stand at the door and knock.' Genesis 3:10
reads, 'I heard your voice in the garden and I was
afraid for I was naked.'
Remember when the funniest jokes were the clean ones?
They still are! Pass it on
A cheerful heart is good medicine' (Prov. 17:22)
Thanks Father Marc.... guess I'll consider myself told.... Father Marc was a best friend to my mother and sister
A big shot attorney had to spend a couple of days in the hospital.
He was a royal pain to the nurses because he bossed them around
just like he did his staff. None of the hospital staff wanted to have anything to do with him.
The head nurse was the only one who could stand up to him.
She came into his room and announced, "I have to take your temperature."
After complaining for several minutes, he finally settled down, crossed his arms and
opened his mouth.
"No, I'm sorry," the nurse stated, "but for this reading, I can't use an oral thermometer."
This started another round of complaining but eventually he rolled over and bared his behind.
After feeling the nurse insert the thermometer, he heard her announce,
"I have to get something. Now you stay JUST LIKE THAT until I get
She left the door to his room open on her way out. He cursed under his breath as he heard
people walking past his door, laughing.....
After about 20 minutes, the man's Doctor came into the room. "What's going on here?"
.... asked the doctor.
Angrily, the man answered, "What's the matter, Doc? Haven't you ever seen someone having
their temperature taken?"
After a pause, the doctor confessed.....
"Not with a Daffodil."
Thanks Father Marc.... and then there are exceptions
I know that I saw both Drums Across the Rriver and Go man Go, being two of the three films on your poster.
I cannot remember however where it was that I saw them. We did go to movies in the Park on occasion and to a place along Taschereau toward Longueuil and eventually to
Thanks for posting that Normand. EB.
Thanks Normand and ED.
Dorothy looked at the photos under the heading VERY DANGEROUS CORNER and
says the houses in the second photo are the Williamson's and Denno's.
The houses in the third photo are Denno's and Wiggin's (on the corner of
the third photo and Iverson's motel (American Motel later converted to a
nursing home). Dorothy lived on
Park) for many years. The Middleton's had the only other house on
Thanks John and Dorothy P..... its fun to hear the memories that certain photo's generate... we all can identify with that corner in one way or another
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
HI BOB H.
HERE IS PART 2 G.PK. GRAFFITIS, 3 PICS OF G.PK. GRAFFITIS ARE@ THE CORNER OF CHURCHILL AND DEVONSHIRE EXCUSE ME
Thanks Normand...... I hear that, after the centennial, they plan on renaming the town "Graffiti Park"
HERE WE SEE BRUCE FIELD, HE STILL FEELS LIKE PLAYING HOCHEY, LIKE OTHER PARKERS ON THE PICS. OF COURSE BRUCE DID NOT TAKE THOSE PICS, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I GO THROUGH OLD PHOTOS AND I SEE HIS NAME ON THE BACK. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT HE IS GOING THROUGH HIS OLD PHOTOS, AND SOME WILL PROBABLY END UP IN THE 2011 G.PK. CENTENNIAL BOOK. BRAVO BRUCE. A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER, DOES ANY BLOGGER OR (( WORD PRESSER )) REMEMBER HIM TAKING PICTURES OF THEM, WEDDING ETC.
Thanks Normand and Bruce..... Bruces studio was just around the corner from South Shore Electric, on Victoria, and Pat and I had Bruce do our engagement photo. I've told this story before however, I'm the administrator of the blog so I'll tell it again.
Pat was living in NDG at the time and I was in Chateauguay, timing was everything. I loaded my suit into the car that morning and went to work in the shop at Northern Electric. After work I raced down to her apartment, showered and dressed for the photo. She also raced home from Royal Trust in downtown
We hurried out to the car and drove to Bruce's photo studio. I parked on
That should have been a sign to her that the next 42 plus years would be a unique experience with many a surprise.... but NO..... she missed the signs.
HERE ARE PICS OF THE OLD MACKAYVILLE THEATRE ON GRANDE-ALLÉE, AFTER IT WAS A DANCE HALL AND RESTAURANT, AND IT IS NOW A TAVERN. WE HAVE SOME VERY FAMOUS PARKERS THAT IMMIGRATED FROM MACKAYVILLE, BERNARD CONSTANTINI, ED BOUCHER, I AM SURE THEY WENT TO THAT THEATRE. PARKERS DID NOT GO THERE WE HAD THE MET THEATRE, ANYWAY IT WAS TOO DANGEROUS TO GO TO MACKAYVILLE, CROSSING TASCHEREAU ETC......
Thanks Normand..... Thanks a lot.... you are only 47 years too late warning me that MacKayville was dangerous... I was there the night La Surete Quebec.... then QPP raided the town and arrested the entire town council....the local constabulary were flexing their muscle while trying to impress the QPP that they were not involved in the town corruption..... they hauled me in that night for standing up to them.... fortunately there was a Sargent from the QPP behind the desk that night ..... I had a confrontation in the Cop Shop with an officer we called "Baby Face" after it was over the Sargent called the Park police to come and pick me up and drive me to the Park saying that the locals would shoot me before I crossed into the Park.... Cliff Mason was my bodyguard that night.... Mike Huzulak and I went back the next night
This is a very famous painting in
Your cursor is used to move you across to view the painting, but if you stay closer in the center it will move slower. At boxes in the painting, click and it will open a window that recreates the life pictured there sound and all...
Jack stood over his tee shot on the 450 yard 18th hole for what seemed an eternity. He waggled, looked up, looked down, waggled again, but didn't start his back swing..
Finally his exasperated partner asked, 'What in the world is taking so long?'
'My wife is watching me from the clubhouse balcony,' Sam explained. 'I want to make a perfect shot.'
His companion said, 'You don't have a hope in hell of hitting her from here.'