Friday, April 30, 2010

Todays Animal

Thanks Norman
Great shot

Congratulations Bernie Constantini

GREENFIELD PARK LIONS CLUB

The Greenfield Park Lions Club is pleased to announce that, at the Lions Club International - District MDU-1 Convention, held in Joliette last week-end, it was approved and announced that the Zone Chairman for Zone 57 West for the year 2010-2011 was Bernie Constantini. Lion 'Bernie' will have the following Lions Clubs under his jurisdiction.

Greenfield Park; St-Lambert; Montreal West Island; Montreal Westward; Montreal Central; Montreal Chinese Club; and Deux Montagnes.

'CONGRATULATIONS' Bernie.... our Zone is in good hands, and we know you will do an awesome job !!!

HI BOB,

I GOT THIS FROM JOYCE TOMALTY, CONGRATULATIONS BERNIE.

THANK YOU BOB, AND JOYCE TOMALTY

NORMAND SIMARD

PS HE IS PRESIDENT OF SO MANY ORGANIZATIONS, WHAT NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHY NOT THE FIRST CANADIAN U.S. PRESIDENT ????? IMAGINE A GENUINE PARKER PRES. OF THE U.S.A. YES SIR.

Thanks Normand and Joyce.... way to go Bernie... well done... I know you can and will do a good job my friend

Ellens grandparents home on Springfield - update

Hi Bob,

I sent you a picture yesterday of my Grandparents home on Springfield.

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 GRAFFITI WAS BORN ON CHURCHILL TODAY



HI BOB,

A NEW LEGAL GRAFFITI WAS BORN ON CHURCHILL ON THE 29TH OF APRIL, BESIDES ST-ANASTASE CHURCH. IT WAS DONE BY THE G.PK. ARTST KORB. BRAVO. GO AND SEE IT. IT IS VERY NICE. NEXT WEEK HE WILL DO THE BRICK ON TOP WHERE THERE ARE ILLEGAL UGLY GRAFFITIS.

THANKS BOB

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand.... the lad does nice work

A woman only needs





Courage under fire

You're a 19 year old kid.

You're critically wounded and dying in
the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam .

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 safety.


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, United States Air Force,
died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in
Boise, Idaho .

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

A Village In Holland with no roads








Thanks Darlene J

The Hotel bill

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
Victoria to Prince George.After almost eleven hours on the road, we were too tired to continue, and decide to take a room. But, we only planned to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road. When we checked out four hours later, the desk clerk hands us a bill for $350.00.

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
New York, Hollywood, and Las Vegas perform here,' the Manager says.

'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.'

New stop sign in Washington

Thanks Bernie.... nothing else needs to be said

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Todays Animal

Thanks Margaret

My Grandparents house

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

The Pastors Business Card

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

Never tick off a nurse

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
back!"
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

With much affection




Thanks Father Marc

MACKAYVILLE THEATRE

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
St Lambert as well. I'm sorry to say I've no recollection of going to the Mackayville. Some short term memory loss is to be expected at our advancing age but being tested as your post does will show some of us losing on the long end as well. My old school chum Bernie might have to speak for both of us as to the details. He did have that special training in attention to detail. did he not, if I recall correctly.

Thanks for posting that Normand. EB.

Thanks Normand and ED.

Best wife ever

video

Thanks Carolyn... but can she open a wine bottle???

Dangerous corner





Hi Marty/Bob;

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
Burton). She thinks there are new houses on Morley in the background of
the third photo and Iverson's motel (American Motel later converted to a
nursing home). Dorothy lived on Regina Ave (the last street in the
Park) for many years. The Middleton's had the only other house on Regina.
John

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

Todays Animal

Thanks Margaret

Canadian, Please

Graffiti Part 2




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 VICTORIA, WHAT A WARM ARTISTIC WELCOME FOR OUR VISITORS. THE POSTER OF THE LONGUEUIL MAYOR , IS @ THE CORNER OF BELLEVUE AND PAYER, THEY WHERE TOLD TO TAKE ALL THE POSTER OFF, MONTHS AGO, THIS IS AGAINST THE ELECTION LAW. THE ELECTION WHERE 6 MONTHS AGO, HOW CAN WE ASK OUR KIDS TO ACT RESPONSIBLY WHEN OUR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT. THE END . IT IS A SHAME. IT WAS NOT LIKE THAT IN THE FIFTIES.

THANKS BOB

NORMAND SIMARD

Thanks Normand...... I hear that, after the centennial, they plan on renaming the town "Graffiti Park"

BRUCE FIELD STILL FEELS LIKE PLAYING HOCKEY


HI BOB,

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 BOB

NORMAND SIMARD

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 Montreal, had a bath and dressed for the photo.

We hurried out to the car and drove to Bruce's photo studio. I parked on Victoria in front of Ranger's Hardware and, as I exited the car, I looked down only to realize that I was all dressed up........ except..... I was wearing my work jeans with a suit jacket and tie..... our engagement photo was to be full length..... it is from the waist up.

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.

MACKAYVILLE THEATRE





HI BOB,

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 BOB

NORMAND SIMARD

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

Chinese painting

This is a very famous painting in China . People line up for hours at the Shanghai Museum just to view it. This painting was originally painted, circa 1085-1145, during the Northern Song Dynasty. It was repainted during the Qing Dynasty. It measures 528cm. in width and 24.8cm. in height. It is considered as one of the Great Treasures of China and was exhibited in the Hong Kong Museum of Art last year.

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...

http://www.npm.gov.tw/exh96/orientation/flash_4/index.html

A golf story

A Golf Story

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.'
Thanks Joe