Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Monday, August 30, 2004
Sunday, August 29, 2004
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
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
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Friday, August 13, 2004
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
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
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
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch.
10. Freddy the freeloader, and "Good night, and may
11. draft cards (the bra was also burned)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
Thursday, August 12, 2004
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
Monday, August 9, 2004
Friday, August 6, 2004
Monday, August 2, 2004
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.