Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Who is greatest Canadian?


School Back!

Its the most wonderful time of the year The summer been to
long All the best to all the kids out there for a great year ahead Hope you get lots of HOMEWORK ! HA HA HA

Monday, August 30, 2004

Church Ave. flooding

Seeing the picture of Church Avenue flooded reminded me of my mom talking about how there used to be a "floating" sidewalk all the way down Church Ave because flooding was not unusual

Sunday, August 29, 2004

The good old days

I remember going to my grandmother house on week-ends or summer vacation
playing on the big huge sidewalk on Osborne st. passing by the another day
there they were digging it all up and putting smaller one now that was so great to play on when you were a kid sad to see the change great memories.

say what?????


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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Motorcycle Gang

Hi everyone:
Back in the mid-fifties, my brother belonged to a "Motorcycle Gang" in Verdun. There were many of these groups who shared a love for bikes and going on trips to motorcycle gatherings in the US, such as Laconia, NH. They were not gangs like the Hell's Angels et al. The attached picture was taken at their digs in the lane between Richard and Brault, between Verdun and Bannantyne. He would like to know the whereabouts of any or all of the boys. Those already identified are: Front row (l-r): Don Murray, Lyle Day, Jim Walker, Blair Herman. Back row: (l-r): 1st unknown, Ozzie, 2nd unknown, Bob Doherty, Barry Batsford,
Gerry Gouge, Roy Murray, Eric Murray. If you can help put a name to the unknown faces, he would appreciate it.
Thanks from NickO

Attachment: MCGang2.jpg

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The Maher Family

They used to live on Egan Street.  Just wondering how they are all doing now since it has been so long since I have seen any of them.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Carol Baron

anybody know her or her whereabouts let me know.

Friday, August 13, 2004


All the best to Canada bring back alot of GOLD !

Memory/Trivia Test

Have a little fun with this................

The answers are below, but don't cheat.

      01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the
sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?"
Invariably, someone would answer, "I don't know,  but he left this
behind." "What did he leave behind?___________________.

      02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all
watched them on the, ______________________show.

      03. Get your kicks, _______________.

      04. The story you are about to see is true. The  names have been
changed ____________________.

      05. In the jungle, the mighty jungle,_________________________.

      06. After the twist, the mashed potato, and the watusi, we
"danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a
dance called the _________________________.

      07. N_E_S_T_L_E_S, Nestle's makes the very best,

      08. Satchmo was America's "ambassador of goodwill."  Our parents
shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was,

      09. What takes a licking and keeps on

      10. Red Skeltons hobo character was     ________________________.
and he always ended his television show by  saying, "Good night,

      11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam war did  so by
burning  their_________________.

      12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk
in the front, was called the VW. What other names did it go

      13. I n 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the
music died." This was a tribute

      14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The
Russians did it; it was called

      15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large
plastic ring that we twirled around our waist; it was called the


      01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
      02. The Ed Sullivan show.
      03. Route 66
      04. to protect the innocent.
      05. The Lion sleeps tonight.
      06. The limbo
      07. chocolate.
      08. Louis Armstrong
      09. The Timex watch.
      10. Freddy the freeloader, and "Good night, and may
      God Bless."
      11. draft cards (the bra was also burned)
      12. Beetle or Bug
      13. Buddy Holly
      14. sputnik
      15. hoola-hoop

hi rosemarie

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Thursday, August 12, 2004

looking for rosemarie/christopher's mom

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Why women live longer than men


In the fourth extract from his book 'Living to 100' Professor Thomas Perls of
Harvard Medical School looks at why there are nine times as many centenarian
women as there are men. Professor Perls is the founder of the New England
Centenarian Study (NECS). In all developed, and most developing countries,
women's life expectancy exceeds that of their male counterparts - sometimes by
as much as ten years. In the US, life expectancy for women is 79 years and for
men, 72 years.

It's surprising that women outlive men, because a man has many biological
advantages, being generally stronger, taller, and richer than his female peer.
All of these attributes would normally be expected to confer health advantages.
In factrea and select 'Positive Aging' from the Health Centers. Then open the
article entitled: 'The Longest-Living Sex - and

For the Professional version, go to the 'Professional' area and select
'Positive Aging' from the Health Centers. Then open the article entitled: 'Gender Differences in

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Eddie Siteman

A mutual friend is trying to contact you. Please send me an email so I can forward her email

Monday, August 9, 2004

Looking For Bellini Family

Anybody know this family let me know children are Linda,Julie-ann, Judy, Robert jr, Wendy,Sandra,and James


    Ladies and Gentlemen
>        Advisory from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Please take note
>     and forward to any/all interested parties.
>     RCMP  Bulletin
>     Keep alert for people with cell phones in hand  standing near you in
>     the checkout line at retail stores,  restaurants, grocery stores,
>     [Maskell,  Dennis] ATM's etc., With the new camera  cell phones, they
>     can take a picture of your credit card, which  gives them your name,
>     number, and expiration date.   Identification theft is one of the
>     fastest growing crimes today,  and this is just another example of the
>     means that are being  used. So,  be aware of your surroundings.

Friday, August 6, 2004

August sign-in

Hello from sunny, hot, exciting Las Vegas.  Actually it's a dry heat--10 to 15% humidity, so not so bad compared to the hot and humid days in Verdun.  And no bugs or shad flies.  But many other things from good old Verdun I do miss. 
Bill--184 1st Ave  and 1088 Allard.

Monday, August 2, 2004

Current Movies

Check out the 2004 remake, or rent the original 1962 of 'The Machurian
Candidate' if you will.

The first one 1962 has a more realistic Capt. Marco (Frank Sanatra)
than the remake (Denzel Washington) although D.W. is always great.
1962 enemy in M.C.-- communists.
2004 enemy in M.C. -- capitalists.
Changing times. Oh well.


chat suggestions

It seems to me that there are tons of members on this site, logging in at various times throughout the day and no one can really pin point when they have a minute to chat.  I suggest that we get a volunteer "chat host" schedule going.  Times when you know that you can open the chat room.  At least if a host is there to open the chat, when  others log in throughout  the day , they will know they will have one other person to chat with, hopefully more.  You can (for example) schedule nightly chat from 7-11pm (to lesson the hosting time) knowing that there is at least one person on line at all times for people to talk to online.  I would volunteer to stay on for a few hours to keep the chat open and I believe others would be willing to do that - we are verduners aren't we? Volunteering is in our nature.  I would just make sure that you set up chat rules for the hosts to follow.  P.S. You can make someone a host during the chat session without giving them manager status.   Madeline

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Sign in for August

 I'm here for August


sign in for August

Geez so few signed in last month, surely more folks are interested in Verdun come on just  sign in with your name and maybe your real name , never know , have a wonderful Month  Jimmy Nairn