Friday, June 30, 2006

Telephone #

Does anyone remember their Verdun telephone numbers that they grew up with? I remember ours, but I won't say it because I use it alot for passwords! I remember my grandparents numbers and some friends as well.
Have a great Canada day weekend.
Talk to you all in a couple of weeks, off for holidays! Woo hoo!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

vic and canada day

hey vic, hope your ok...
sail by indian shores and you will see the huge canadian flag on our upper balconey.
a tribute to a great nation,

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Avenue Richard, Avenue Brault

Avenue Richard Avenue:
L'avenue Richard a été nommée en l'honneur du Très Révérand Monseigneur J.A. Richard, fondateur et curé de l'Église Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs.
Richard Avenue was named in honor of  Très Révérand Monseigneur J.A. Richard,
founder  and parish priest of Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church.
Avenue Brault Avenue:
L'avenue Brault a été nommée en l'honneur de feu F.X. Brault, fermier et ancien conseiller du village de Verdun; M. Brault est décédé en 1935 à l'âge avancé de 89 ans et 4 mois.
Brault Avenue was named in honor of F.X. Brault, farmer and formerly counsellor for the Village of Verdun; M. Brault died in 1935 at the age of 89 years and 4 months.

pom bakery

hello all, pom bakery fruit cakes came in decorative tins at christmas, they were a gourmands delight,
 and i remember pegroids birthday party supplies,
mains was the best and more convenient when they moved to manning and verdun.
i remember a fresh fish store on wellington , not far from tasse restaurant.
and wolf cycle, ,y first english thistle bike was from there, later an english robin hood model 3 speed. made in nottingham eng.
what a life. as a kid there was no holding me back,
and we had it all in verdun.
didn,t we?

Monday, June 26, 2006

Portuguese deportation video


>From: "Emily Bilhete"
>Subject: Portuguese deportation video
>Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 21:14:44 -0400
>O.K. I will try this again. This should work this time. This is a really
>funny video, just click or copy the link below.
>Just one other thing, it was the liberals not the conservatives (you will
>understand once you watch the video).

Saturday, June 24, 2006


Want to wish Mr.Quenneville a Happy Retirement for so many years of teaching
children of VHS ,St.Thomas More, and Verdun Elementary Congrats you deserve
it now it your turn to relax.

La Kuna

It was on this day in 1997 that the Pentagon attempted to end the
speculation that the United States had ever intercepted a wrecked
alien spacecraft, along with alien bodies, fifty years ago in
Roswell, New Mexico. At a press briefing, Pentagon officials issued
an official government document called "The Roswell Report: Case
Closed." It was 231 pages long and stated that the United States had
never captured any alien beings, either dead or alive, and that no
alien spaceships had ever invaded U.S. airspace, especially not in
the vicinity of Roswell, New Mexico.

But the announcement only fueled more conspiracy theories. According
to polls, 34 percent of Americans believe that intelligent beings
from other planets have visited Earth; of those, 65 percent believe a
UFO crash-landed near Roswell, and 80 percent believe the U.S.
government knows more about extraterrestrials than it chooses to let on.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Hi..I'm still around

Hi Just wanted to post a Hello! I'm still here..and love this site.

La Luna

Tonight is Midsummer Night's Eve, also called St. John's Eve. St.
John is the patron saint of beekeepers. It's a time when the hives
are full of honey. The full moon that occurs this month was called
the Mead Moon, because honey was fermented to make mead. That's where
the word "honeymoon" comes from.

Shakespeare set his play A Midsummer Night's Dream on this night. It
tells the story of two young couples who wander into a magical forest
outside Athens. In the play, Shakespeare wrote, "The course of true
love never did run smooth."

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Canada Day Parade in Mtl Might Be The Last.....

I came accross this article in The Suburban (West Island Montreal) this morning that claims the Canada Day Parade is attracting less and less people.  2006 might be the last year according to the organizers.  Your timing is truly remarkable Sharon.  Better take lots of pics.
Attached is a copy of the article.


It's the birthday of novelist Dan Brown, born in Exeter, New
Hampshire (1964). He's the author of one of the best-selling books of
all time: The Da Vinci Code (2003). It's estimated that there are
about sixty million copies of The Da Vinci Code in print worldwide.

Brown's first three novels have all become paperback best-sellers.
Even books that Brown used as sources for The Da Vinci Code are
seeing their sales increase thanks to all the publicity. A movie of
the novel came out last month (2006).

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

off to a wedding in richmond

hey you all,
im off to a wedding in richmond va.
chat monday.
carolyn bennett





Tuesday, June 20, 2006

new members try chat at 9 pm -welcome

nice to see a few new members,
well lets get on tonite at 9pm,hopefully les and  maggie mc k.
will host,heres to verdun and all the great memories whever you are.
sharron have a great time in mont real.

Weight Watchers

Oh no! Second Avenue is on another diet! Got to do something, I'll
soon be as big as my lumbering SUV otherwise.
W.W. have two plans, Flex and Core. I've been on their 'Core Plan'
for a week and a half and lost 6 pounds. On this particular program
I'm given a list of 'Core' foods. I can eat as much of the core foods
as I wish to (eat until satisfied). If it's not on the list I cannot
eat them. Very simple -- no weighing and measuring. Similar to the
Atkins diet only in that regard.
Weigh-in is on Thursdays. Keep your fingers crossed for me if you will.
Second Avenue.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Canada Day

How do you celebrate Canada Day in your province? What does your provincial or city government do? What do you do personally? What about our brethren stateside, any memories?
Anyone coming to Montreal that would like to attend Church in Verdun is welcome to join us Sunday Morning July 2nd at 11am. 3067 Wellington Verdun info 514-767-1449  Ed
Special Canada Day Service with Communion. Ed

Kevin Turner??

Does anyone have an email addy for Kevin Turner?
Went to Verdun High School, and married Judy Agusta.
If so, please send me an email @
June McKiernon


Note sure if this has been posted here or not, so thought I would pass it along.
Main website:
A segment on griffintown/pt st charles:

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Alepin House at the Corner of Richard and LaSalle

Here is a picture of the Alepin house as requested by Carolyn. I took this picture on Saturday morning and unfortunately it was cloudy. Another impressive Verdun House.

The Arts

Sabby. I really don't know why people do not support "the arts". Somehow we just don't seem to grasp what "the arts" are. When someone uses the words, "the arts", we can almost not comprehend what that is. I think to support the arts, there has to be a strong passion for them. As most of us know "the arts" are there but we can't really get our hands around it, so to speak. Now a sport team, or a charity, or a cause that touches our hearts, that is different. For me the only time I really think about it, is when someone like you brings it up, or there is an award show, when someone brings the arts up, then I think about it, and I to then wonder why more people don't give their support. I know the support the government has provide the arts is going down, when it should be going up. Thanks for bringing the subject up. Winston Allison

Stanley Cup

Hello everyone,
This is Dolly.  Just wanted to share the excitement in this city re Oilers beating out Carolina and the big game tomorrow.  Suddenly, I'm into hockey..  Remember, I'm not a sports fan.  Anyhow, went to a company summer event with my husband yesterday.  Theme being Hawaiin and of course held at a bar.  Haven't been inside a bar since the Hunter's Horne on Peel Street in my hey day.  I guess  you would call it a pub 'cause it's a place where everyone knows your name, right? 
Well this place smelled like an unwashed armpit!  (I must be getting old.)  Big screen with millions of TVs around the room and so we watched the game.   We of course won 4-0 and on to game 7 tomorrow.
The thing that amazed me is that before the game started, there was the singing of the anthem, and everyone, but everyone, stood up in the bar and sang their hearts out to O Canada.  I have never seen this kind of patriotism anywhere in Canada.  EVER!
Most everyone here was dressed in Oilers jersies and the Oilers flag decorate every other vehicle.  We have 2 flags on our car courtesy of my son.  Going home, everyone was honking their horns and thumbs up; children stood on street corners waving Oilers flags or signs saying we believe; people ran out of their homes giving the thumbs up sign and chanting Go Oilers..  I want to tell you that here in Edmonton, there was this connection, this unity that I have never felt before.  To me, it personified Canada and our diversity and unity and made my spine tingle.  .
Edmonton, like Verdun, is a blue collar town.  It is a creative town with a mix population.  It seems that in believing in this team, we believe in ourselves as Canadians, as a country.  My husband and I also waved and honked our cars like everyone else----it was a means of communication-- a way to say, we did it.  I felt like we were in a wedding party;  and I thought I'm pretty proud even if they lose tomorrow, the Oilers have worked so hard.  And that's what life is about, believing and working hard and achieving your goal.  Kinda reminded me of the movie Rocky.
I remember turning to my husband and saying, "I wish everyone gave the same support to the arts."  Why is that?  Why do we not believe in our artists the same way as we do our sports figures?

Monday, June 12, 2006

tonite at 8pm to say hello.

lets try tonite not to give our history but to say hello.
carolyn see ya

funny: generic name

I apologize in advance, but I can not help myself!!!!!!   I might just be going to hell for this but I really can't stop myself in forwarding this.

>>   In Pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and
>>generic name.
>> > For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name
>> > Acetaminophen. Aleve is also called Naproxen. Amoxil is also
>> > Amoxicillin and Advil is also called Ibuprofen.
>> > The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After
>>careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently
>>announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin.
>>Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadrupin,
>>Dixafix, and of course, Ibepokin.
>>    Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available
>>in liquid
>>form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage
>>suitable for
>>use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour
>>himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft
>>and it gives new meaning to the names of "cocktails", "highballs"
>>and just a good old-fashioned "stiff drink". Pepsi will market the
>>new concoction by the name of: MOUNT & DO.
>>Thought for the day: There is more money being spent on breast
>>implants and Viagra today than on Alzheimer's research. This means
>>that by 2040, there should be a large elderly population with perky

>>boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to
>>do with them.
>>    If you don't send this to five old friends right away there
>>will be five
>>fewer people laughing in the world.
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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sand Castles


I haven't tried this yet. Not too sure about a freezer bag and
boiling water.

(This works great!! Good for when all your family is
together. The best part is that no one has to wait for their special
Have guests write their name on a Quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with
permanent marker.
Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2)
shake to combine them. Put out a variety of ingredients such as:
cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc.
Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag
and shake.
Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.
Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes.
You can usually cook 6-8 omelet's in a large pot. For more, make
another pot of boiling water.
Open the bags and the omelets will roll out easily. Be prepared for
everyone to be amazed. Nice to serve with fresh fruit and coffee
cake; everyone
get involved in the process and a great conversation piece.
Imagine having these ready the night before, and putting the bag in
boiling water while you get ready. And in 13 minutes, you have a
nice omelet for a quick breakfast!

'I Hope You Dance'

'I Hope You Dance... '

This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. *The last line says it all. *

Dear Bertha,

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the  garden. I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working.

Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I'm trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.

I'm not "saving" anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.

I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank.

"Someday" and "one of these days" are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now

I'm not sure what others would've done had they known they wouldn't be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was.

I'm guessing; I'll never know.

It's those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them. I'm trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives. And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special.

Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God.

If you received this, it is because someone cares for you. If you're too busy to take the few minutes that it takes right now to forward this, would it be the first time you didn't do the little thing that would make a difference in your relationships? I can tell you it certainly won't be the last.

Take a few minutes to send this to a few people you care about, just to let them know that you're thinking of them.

"People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there."


Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance























































Saturday, June 10, 2006

Wonder where these folks are today?

Anyone know or ever hear from these folks who also hung out at Kostas around 1958 to whenever?  Nora Wozniak...Billy Tainge...Gail Vokey ?

VCHS get-together

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From: MSN NicknameDebbieBolduc  (Original Message) Sent: 6/10/2006 9:06 AM
Hi Everybody!
Just a reminder that July 1st get together is quickly approaching... 
DATE:  Saturday, July 1st, 2006
PLACE:  CHEERS Bar - 1260 Mackay
Downtown Montreal, between Ste. Catherine & Rene Levesque Blvd. 
3rd floor, Sports Bar
TIME:  7:00 p.m. 'till whenever....
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Here is the group URL if you want to check it out:


for those who went to VCCHS in 1980 to 1987

I was born in verdun and went to VCCHS and left high school in 1983,,, I left alot of good friend and memories...If I had a chance I would go back and redo some things different....but most of all Ide keep alot the same....20 plus yrs later and I still feel like verdun is my home.....moved out of it when i was 25 but still love it there....I remember when Mr David was prinsipal and the VP was Mr clements....It was a good time for most of us..Time goes by fast but if we never stop to think about our past we will forget who we are or where we came from

Read About Your Month

-------------JANUARY BABY--------------------
pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored.
Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to
recover when hurt. Sensitive. Down-to-Earth.

----------FEBRUARY BABY --------------------
Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract.
Intelligent and clever.
Changing personality.
Attractive. sexiest out of everyone.
Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest
and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves
freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves
aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt.
Gets angry really easily but does not show it.
Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends
but rarely shows it. Horny. Daring and stubborn.
Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp.
Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the
inside not outside. Superstitiousand ludicrous.
Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

-----------------MARCH BABY

Attractive personality. sexy. Affectionate Shy and
reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous
and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity.
Sensitive to others. Great kisser. Easily angered.
Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness.
Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up
feelings. Observant
and assesses others.If you

------------------APRIL BABY -------------------
Suave and compromising. Funny and
Stubborn. Very talkative. Calm and cool. Kind and
sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal. Does
work well with others. Very confident. Sensitive.
Positive Attitude. Thinking
generous. Good
memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look
for information. Able to cheer evryone up and/or
make them laugh. Able to motivate oneself and
others. Understanding. Fun to be around.
Outgoing. Hyper. Bubbly personality. Secretive.
Boy/girl crazy. Loves sports, music, leisure and
traveling. Systematic. hott but has brains.

-----------------MAY BABY -----------------
Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and
highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily
angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings.
Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint.
Needs no motivation. Shy towards oppisite sex.
Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to
dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding.
Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good
imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves
literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike
being at home. Restless. Not having many children.
Hardworking. High spirited.

------------JUNE BABY -------------
You've got the best personality and are an
absolute pleasure to be around. You love to make
new friends and be outgoing. You are a greatflirt
and more than likely have an a very attractive
partner. a wicked hottie. It is also more than likely
that you have a massive record collection. You
have a great choice in films, and may one day become a famous
actor/actress yourself - heck,you've got the looks for it!!!

----------------JULY BABY --------------
Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to
be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed.
Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily
consoled. Honest. Concerned about people's
feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable.
Emotional temperamental and unpredictable.
Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly.
spazzy at times.
Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets.
dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things.
Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive
and forms impressions carefully. Caring and
loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of
sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people
through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties
in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods
about the past and the old friends. Waits for
friends. Never looks for friends. Not
aggressive unless provoked. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt
but takes long to recover.

------------AUGUST BABY ---------------
outgoing personality. takes risks. feeds on
attention. no self control. kind hearted. self
confident. loud and boisterous. VERY revengeful.
easy to get along with and talk to. has an "every
thing's peachy" attitude. likes talking and singing.

loves music. daydreamer. easily distracted. Hates
not being trusted. BIG imagination. loves to be
loved. hates studying. in need of "that someone".
longs for freedom. rebellious when withheld or
restricted. lives by "no pain no gain"
caring. always a suspect. playful. mysterious. "charming"
or "beautiful" to everyone. stubborn. curious.
independent. strong willed. a fighter.

------------SEPTEMBER BABY

Active and dynamic. Decisive and haste but tends
to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself.
Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic.
Consoling, friendly and solves people's problems.
Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and
caring. Suave and generous. Usually you have
many friends. Enjoys to make love. Emotional.
Stubborn. Hasty. Good memory. Moving, motivates
oneself and others. Loves to travel and explore.
Sometimes sexy in a way that only their lover can

---------------OCTOBER BABY -------------------
Loves to chat. Loves those who love them. Loves
to takes things at the center. Inner and physical
beauty. Lies but doesn't pretend. Gets angry
often. Treats friends importantly. Brave and
fearless. Always making friends. Easily hurt but
recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does
not care to control emotions. Unpredictable.
Extremely smart, but definitely the hottest AND
sexiest of them all.

---------------NOVEMBER BABY --------------------
Trustworthy and loyal. Very passionate and
dangerous. Wild at times. Knows how to have fun.
Sexy and mysterious. Everyone is drawn towards
your inner and outer beauty and independent
personality. Playful, but secretive. Very emotional
and temperamental sometimes. Meets new people
easily and very social in a group. Fearless and independent. Can
their own. Stands out in a
crowd. Essentially very smart. Usually, the
greatest men are born in this month. If you ever
begin a relationship with someone from this month,
hold on to them because their one of a kind.

---------------DECEMBER BABY ---------------
This straight-up means ur the most good-looking
person possible... better than all of these other
months! Loyal and generous. Patriotic. Competitive
in everything. Active in games and interactions.
Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in
organizations. Fun to be with. Easy to talk to,
though hard to understand. Thinks far with vision,
yet complicated to know. Easily influenced by
kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of
ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to
delay. Choosy and always wants the best.
Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to
joke. Good debating skills. Has that someone
always on his/her mind. Talkative. Daydreamer.
Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Abiding.
Able to show character. one guy/girl kind of
person. Lovable. Easily hurt. Prone to getting
colds. loves music. pretty/handsome. Loves to
dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows
emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt.

Boardwalk Picture

I sent the picture of the Boardwalk under construction ('30's) to my brother, who still lives in Cowansville, Quebec, but lived in Verdun and Lasalle until about 6 years ago. He spent many years (30+) working for D.E.W. out near the Lake entrance to the Lachine Canal and many hours having lunch by the entrance, especially in summer. He says that if you look closely to the waterway, the larger ship is entering the canal from Lake St.Louis, the railroad bridge way in the background is the old railroad bridge  over to Cauganawaga Reservation.(Kanawake?) I tend to agree with him, no ship that size took a chance coming up the St. Lawrence past Victoria Pier. (too shallow) Especially not by Lasalle Verdun. They did have a boardwalk out there in Lachine too.

Friday, June 9, 2006

rainy days and rainy nights

I like the nice to have it hit your face and that smell you get just as it starts to rain....

Estimates......New York style.......

Three contractors are bidding to fix the White House fence. One from
Chicago, another from Kentucky and the third, Florida. They go with a
White House official to examine the fence.

The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some
measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says. "I
figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my
crew and $100 profit for me."

The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then
says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my
crew and $100 profit for me."

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to
the White House official and whispers: "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the
other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"

"Easy," the Chicagoan explains, "$1,000 for you, $1,000 for me and we
hire the guy from Kentucky."

Old Kids-


Old Kids


This is a test for us, old kids! The answers are printed below, but don't you cheat. READY?? Here we go!

1. 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?____________

2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on The _____ _______ Show.

3. "Get your kicks, ____ ______ __."

4. "The story you are about to see if true. The names have been changed ___ _______ ____ _________."

5. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, __ ____ _____ _____."

6. 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 "________."
< BR> 7. "N_E_S_T_L_E_S, Nestles makes the very best __________."

8. Satchmo was America's "Ambassador of Goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _____ _______.

9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? __ ____ _____

10. Red Skelton's hobo character was named _______ ________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, "Good night, and "____ ______".

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 by? _________ and _______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "The day the music died." This was a tribute to ____ _____.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russia
ns did it. It was called _________.

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

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ANSWERS: 1. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet. 2. The Ed Sullivan Show 3. On Route 66 4. To protect the innocent. 5. The lion sleeps tonight 6. The limbo 7. Chocolate 8. Louis Armstrong 9. A Timex watch 10. Freddy, the Freeloader, and "Good Night, and may God Bless." 11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned.) 12. Beetle or Bug 13. Buddy Holly 14. Sputnik 15. Hula-hoop

Send this to your "old" friends. It will keep them busy and help them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Good Ole Days


>From: "Irene Garcia"
>To: <"Undisclosed-Recipient:;">
>Subject: Good Ole Days
>Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 16:03:31 -0400
> Those Born 1930-1979!
> 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!
> First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or
>drank while they were pregnant.
> They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a
>can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
> Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies
>in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
> We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or
>cabinets and when we
> rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks
>we took hitchhiking.
> As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car
>seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
> Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a
>special treat.
> We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
> We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle
> NO ONE actually died from this.
> We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank
>koolade made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because .
> We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long
>as we were back when the streetlights came on.
> No one was able to reach us all day.
> And we were O.K.
> We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and
>then ride down
> the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After
>running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
> We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video
>games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no
>surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet
>or chat rooms..........
> WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
> We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and
>there were no
> lawsuits from these accidents.
> We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did
>not live in us forever.
> We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,
> made up games with sticks and tennis balls
> We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on
>the door or rang
> the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
> Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
>Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
> The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was
>unheard of.
> They actually sided with the law!
> These generations have produced some of the best
>risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
> The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and
>new ideas.
> We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we
> If YOU are one of them . CONGRATULATIONS!
> You might want to share this with others who have had the
>luck to grow up as
> kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so
>much of our lives
> for our own good .
> And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they
>will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.
> Kind of makes you want to run through the house with
>scissors, doesn't it?
>Watch music videos on Sympatico / MSN Video!


If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking
about trading it in for a newer model.

I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my
paint job is getting a little dull, but that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to
see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was.

I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the
best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.
It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed.

My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --
Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter.....either my
radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!

Victah is Home

Hi  VC friends, oldeVHS Pals!
Just a note to let you know that I am home, back in the swing of things (with a few limitations) after 6 days in Manatee Hospital ICU! (In Bradenton, FL.)Yikes what a 'trip!!!' A few details:I got up out of bed at 4 AM on June 1st to walk out a leg cramp, got real dizzy, sat down, passed out, rolled right, whacked my face into the bureau beside my bed, it took a chunk out of my nose and down I went. I never felt the hit, cause I was out! (luck?) My head went back on the
way down and the result was a blunt trauma to the top of my spinal cord! Yikes temp paralysis, a very sore neck and a bumpy ride to the Hospital E.R.! Luckily, no bones broken, no tendon tears, no heart problems, no evidence of a stroke! After 4 days I was feeling better, except for the lack of sleep and all the jabs, at all hours of the nite!!!! Great Doctors , Nurses and care, along with GOOD FOOD!!! The bottom line is that I am recovered, (Canadian Hardiness) with the exception of neck pain and nerve pain on the shoulders.( Lyrica a new drug will heal the nerve endings) Great to be home and learn that I do have many real (concerned )friends. (My wife June, was quite worried at first, but very strong throughout the ordeal. Thanks so much to Margo, Ed, Bahama and others who called. The info put on the site was OK. with me. (I couldn't sleep anyway) Thank You All! (Thank God for Medicaire too)
Victah aka Vic.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

The real boardwalk

Anyone remember when it was a real boardwalk. The river was much closer when I was a boy back in the thirties. The Pav was the place to be during the war watching the navy guys chase the zoot suits while eating a melorol. There was a great ladies softball league playing at woodland park and thes gals could really play.

Editing Profiles

I recently tried to edit my profile and guess what???  It disappeared into thin air. The whole thing.   Not only that, you can't change or edit your nickname anymore.  It seems MSN has quietly integrated these changes.  It might have something to do about when I log into my Groups Home, it says that Chat is now a "Pay" site and you can only do that when you suscribe to the "New & Improved" Hotmail, for a yearly fee of course.   Thats what the Sympatico/MSN site in Canada says.  Is this the same in the US side as well??
So much for chat.  I never really used the General Chat (other than in here) in the last few years.  I'm trying to edit/change my profile and nic.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how I do this now?? 

Like Puzzles?

There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them?
One book is bolded for you.

This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an
airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu,
keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much; he passed it
on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while
fishing from his johnboat. Another friend studied it while playing
his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend was so intrigued by it
she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend
judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving she brews a cup of
tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy
to spot, That’s a fact. Some people however, will soon find
themselves in a jam; especially since the names are not necessarily
capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit
it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the
worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible
for the difficulty we have in seeing books in this paragraph. During
a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha
Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new sales record. The local paper, The
Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle
was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana
humbly puts it “the books are all right here in plain view hidden
from sight.” Those able to find all of them will hear great
lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may
help is the books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their
numbers. Also, keep in mind that punctuation and spaces in the middle
are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well
against those who can claim to know the answers. Remember, there is
no need for mad exodus, there really are 30 books of the bible
lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found.

say hi to victah

had an e mail from joan, vics wife, he is expected home tomorrow,
prayers answered,
thanks all,
great to have him back,
carolyn bennett

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Anyone Have Info on the Canada Day 2006 Parade in Montreal?

Me and my American hubby will be in Montreal for July 1st this year and I wanted to share the whole Canada Day Parade-piece of Canada's birthday cake-Festivities and fireworks at the Old Port experience with him.
I have shared enough Independence Days with him, now it's his But I can't remember some things, like:
What time does the parade start and what route does it take?
Just where is it exactly that they have the huge birthday cake to share with everyone...or do they even still do that? Hope so!
Anyone have any info for me?

Grandma doesn&#39;t know everything

> > > Subject: Grandma doesn't know everything!!!
> > >
> > > Little Tony was staying with his grandmother for a few  days.
> > > He'd been  playing outside with the other kids for a while when
> > > he came  into the house and asked his, "Grandma, what is that
> > > called  when 2 people are sleeping in the same room and one
> > > is on top of the other?"
> > >
> > > She was a little taken aback, but decided to tell him the truth.
> > > "It's called sexual intercourse, darling."
> > >
> > > Little Tony just said, "Oh, OK" and went back outside to talk
> > > and play with the other kids.
> > >
> > > A few minutes later he came back in and said angrily,
> > >
"Grandma, it is not called sexual  intercourse! It's called Bunk
> > > Beds!" " and Ji mmy's Mom wants to talk to you"!!

Monday, June 5, 2006

Stanley Cup Finals Begin Tonight

 Don't forget to cheer on the Oilers tonight as they begin the Stanley Cup finals against the Hurricanes. Lets hope the cup comes back to Canada.....where it belongs..........Dianne

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Hello Montreal!

Hi everyone:

I was playing one of my favorite pieces on the player piano yesterday and thought it would be nice to share the lyrics with you all. It's titled "Hello Montreal" and must date back to the 1920's. Surely it will stir up memories in the minds of some Verdunites. Memories of happy times when life was much simpler than it is now. I wonder how President Bush's proposed border security regulations would have been regarded by those Americans who wanted so desperately to quench their thirsts.

Best regards from NickO

Attachment: Hello Montreal.doc

The Box

This actually happened and I have never realized such a thing was
possible. My sister in law's nephew was married last week in
Philadelphia. Each invitee (100+-) attending the reception was given
a tiny box (few inches) at their table.
My question to you: What was in the box?
Second Avenue.

Cammie Smith

Way back around 1950, Cammie Smith was my mentor, before anyone used that word really. Anyway, Cammie and his family were very good to a lonely little boy back then (me). He is ten years older than me, and I turned 66 today.
If anyone has an E mail address for him, please send it on to me or give him mine ...
Many thanks, Tommy Ellison (First and Bannantyne.)
Cammie and his family lived at 426 First Ave, in those days...I lived at 878 First Ave.) His girlfriend way back then was Vivian Smalley and I believe they eventually married. Any news is welcome.

Heather Hamilton

Does anyone know the Hamilton's who lived at 1011 4th Ave Verdun. Heather was my grade 7 teacher at Holy Cross School in Cote St. Paul in 1959. She was a young  woman then and I believe she married around 1960....Dianne

Saturday, June 3, 2006

the cheese cake factory in tampa,

my first experience at this huge factory was good, it was for lunch,
are there any in canada? first impression was good, but i only ate 1 thing, so who knows what the rest of the menue of over 700 items is like.
it was a shocker, anyone been?

news on vic coveduck

since the last notification:
maggie spoke to vic in the hospital, hes walking and talking and will be there for a few days, if you never prayed before, when you have a moment ask the GOOD MAN UPSTAIRS to help your friend and mine.
please pass this news on to his friends.
carolyn bennett

vic,s in hospital



Good morning !



Ex Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto 326 is seen loading passengers in downtown Montreal. This car is notable for being the last car to leave the McGill Street Terminal. That happened in the early morning hours of Sunday June 19, 1955. After that date, M&SC cars no longer crossed the Victoria Bridge but did continue to operate beyond St. Lambert until all M&SC service came to an end on October 14, 1956.


Dave’s Railpix - Quebec Listing

Have a nice weekend !


Some names that come to mind

Some Verdun names that come to mind from the 40s and 50s..
Jerry Wishnowski (sp).
Alan Jenkins.
Clifford Jenkins.
Judy Roy.
Leslie McGivern.
Brian Cuthbert.
Bobby Cuthbert.
Jerry Trudell.
Bob Goudie.
Diane Reiter.
Tommy Lawton.
Isabel MacIntyre.
Richard Ince.
Kenny Harris.

Friday, June 2, 2006

Thanks for the pictures

I think a special thank you is in order for those who have posted photos for all to enjoy. I know the value of photos as I've lost mine and miss them terribly. Both times that everything was lost the fires were started next door by someone smoking in bed. I won't try to list the names because if I miss someone they might be hurt. However, since it's true that one picture is worth a thousand words, these people spoke volumes. Anyone else? Ed

Prayers for Vic

I have received word this morn that our own Vic Covedoc
(victah1) is in Hospital in Florida. No news yet. Let's pray for a happy ending. Vic is in the low seventies. That's not his golf score. (He'll love that one.)  Vic is an old VHS boy who loved Air Cadets and is today an active sailor. He also has a great sense of humor and tolerance for others.        Ed


 A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked,

                  "How heavy is this glass of water?"

                   Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

                   The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter.

                  It depends on how long you try to hold it.

                   If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.

                   If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.

                   If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

                   In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

                   He continued,

                  "And that's the way it is with stress management.

                  If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. "

                   "As with the glass of water,

                  You have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.

                   When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden."

                   "So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.

                   Don't carry it home.

                   You can pick it up tomorrow.

                  Whatever burdens you're carrying now,

                  let them down for a moment if you can."

                  So, my friend, why not take a while to just simply RELAX.

                  Put down anything that may be a burden to you right now.

                  Don't pick it up again until after you've rested a while.

                   Life is short.

                  Enjoy it!

                   Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

                   * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

                  * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

                  * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

                  * Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

                  * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

                  * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

                  * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

                  * Never buy a car you can't push.

                  * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because ! then you won't have a leg to stand on.

                  * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

                  * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

                  * The second mouse gets the cheese.

                  * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

                  * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

                  * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

                  * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

                  * We could learn a lot from crayons...

                  Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

                  *A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

                  Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today....

                  ..I did

Phishing scam

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Please follow the link below and renew your account information:

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Linda I want to be the first on VC to wish you a Happy in N.S. it's 1:30 A.M. so it's your birthday here on the East Coast.
Hope you have a wonderful day and you get a really nice cadeau
and a delicious cake and all your family and friends help you celebrate your special day! All the best from...Dianne

Thursday, June 1, 2006

where,s junebug

hey ,junebug, where are you?
london, montreal, or gardner?
we miss you.

Happy Birthday Song

Here's a Birthday song that I learned from my Mother. It is sung to the Merry Widow Waltz.
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
Just for you.
Happy Birthday and may
all your dreams come true.
When you blow out the candles
May life begin anew.
You are King/Queen
Of Everything and we love you.Ed