Wednesday, March 31, 2004

attention BIM VCHS 1974 REUNION


Bim,


Hey cuz, went into the pictures files.  Wow memories!!  Anyways, I do not have a scanner hooked up yet and I noticed the "farewell to Old Friends", your wife has a VCHS yearbook from 1974 right??  Brenda Lee was murdered in August 1984.  She was a beautiful girl nicknamed"Jeans", who I remember loved Elton John and even though Cindy, her sister and I were only a year younger then her, we were a pain in her butt. Was that Ray O'Brien a tall blond who lived on Stephen's I think that was the road 1 over from me (I was on Rolland Ave) ???  The picture in there is too old but it looks like it is him.


Colleen


>From: "BimMiles"
>Reply-To: "Verdun Connections"
>To: "Verdun Connections"
>Subject: VCHS 1974 REUNION
>Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 07:10:06 -0800
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VCHS 1974 REUNION

 
ANY VCHS 1974 GRADS INTERESTED IN A 30 YEAR REUNION GRUMBLINGS ARE STARTED IN
 
HAVE A VISIT
 
BIM

VCHS 1974 GRADS REUNION

ANY VCHS 1974 GRADS INTERESTED IN A 30 YEAR REUNION GRUMBLINGS ARE STARTED IN
 
HAVE A VISIT
 
BIM

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Thank you

To the powers that be that deleted that offensive posting - maintaining a website is a full time job - thank you.
 

Morning!

Beautiful day in VA this morning....cloudy but nice :-) How's the weather in YOUR part of the world, peeps?
Hehehe!! Luv, Sharon  

Monday, March 29, 2004

Good old days

Does anyone remember the old movie theatre? I think It was called the Savoy. Back then when you went to see a movie they let you stay and watch it over and over....Now a days they are pushing you out as soon as the credits come on. I seem
to recall that there used to be some sort of coupon and just a few cents to get into the saturday matinees. And the popcorn machine was great. If you knew where to hit the machine it would give you extra popcorn. Then there was Big Jims' on the corner of Egan and Verdun ( I think Egan but then again maybe it was Osborne)..One Saturday his soft icecream machine broke down and instead of throwing all the icecream out he gave it all to us. Boy did my stomach ever hurt after that.. I don't think I could look at icecream again for at least a year. He used to have pinball machines and one called the gattling gun. That was when it didn't cost too much to play them. The good old days.

Heather (Jo) Smith...aka. Angel...Class of 74

Saturday, March 27, 2004

McGlynn obit from todays Gazette

For those that went to St Thomas More in the 70's and 80's see notice in Famous People thread.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Old Times

Any body remember the little restaurant around the cornor from 1st ave and verdun,
or the Hiway Snakes from the 50's.Looking for some old friends that hung around
there and also went to St.Willibrord school in the 50's.The poor police in those days
we drove them nuts, the only one thing they had going was they all knew were we lived just by looking at us.Then who can forget May the 24 all around 1st and second ave lane what a bomb fire we had ever year. So come on let me here from any body . I know your out there.
Second Ave gang

do you like side walk sales on wellington street?

i do.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

City of Verdun Provincial Championship rings

I am wondering if anyone out there might know how I can replace Verdun rings. I had three of them stolen from my house a number of years ago, and would like to replace them somehow. Thanks.

Provincial rings

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PROUD TO BE A VERDUNITE

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

i just want to say hi

i just want to say that i have been living in verdun for 4 years now and i love it.
i'm close to everything and i just feel at home here.
i have not got many friends from verdun so if any of you want to chat please come back to me

MEMBERS PICS PHOTO ALBUM

HEY GUYS,
SHARON STARTED AN ALBUM BACK IN FEB. FOR MEMBER PICS TO LET US SEE WHO WE EXCHANGE MESSAGES WITH AND IM SURE WE ALL HAVE A MORE RECENT PIC THAN OUR GRAD PICS.COMEON DONT BE SHY.I GOT OLD AND UGLIER DOESNT MEAN U DID.SO PUT ON A HAPPY FACE TAKE A PIC AND POST IT,
 

http://groups.msn.com/verduncatholichighschoolgrads75

heres a new group for vchs 1975 grads

Les....about my Dad...

Hi Les,
I was wondering if your bro had been in touch with Al Leishman any more since he last spoke to him about my Dad? Maybe you could give your bro my email addy so that Al can contact me or get AL'S addy for me? I would really like to be in touch with him. Hoping he has some stories and/or pics of my father to share....
Please let me know, k? Important to me...
Thanx! 
Luv, Sharon

Monday, March 22, 2004

Verdun & Fires

Does anyone remember the outbreak of shed fires (as well as general building fires) that destroyed many homes in Verdun? One Christmas eve there was a small shed fire behind 260 Osborne where I lived at the time. Today there was a fire that destroyed the block including 1407 Manning. Everyone (including a woman I work with) lost all there belongings, According to the Pulse News, this fire was started by an unattended candle. Thankfully there were no injuries that were known of.

CA-NA-DAAAAAAAAA

Those of you who have dialup allow 20 seconds for the player to buffer, ok?
Click on this link!    http://expo67.ncf.ca/canaeng.ram
God....hearing this brought back my CHILDHOOD, man....made me get all teary-eyed and goose-bumped for some bloody reason...lol. Guess it has something to do with "never being able to go back", ya know?
How many of ya are singing along? hehe I DID!
Luv, Sharon

Sunday, March 21, 2004

VHB Photo

Bim, I just added a VHB photo from 66 ( I beleive) That's me front row , 2nd from left. My grandfather Ray Jones was VHB president at the time is middle rear. The goalie,(can't recall his name right now), well I met years later in St.Hubert and a few weeks later he was killed riding his bike.
Gerry

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Auto Detailing

Hi Gang,
 
It's getting to be the time of year where I start with my small side business. I am an auto detailer, and I wash and polish cars without water! How do I do that? It's a product called Dri Wash 'N Guard. It's waterless carwash, and it's very easy. Just spray it on, wipe it off, and buff the haze. It is the most incredible product I have ever seen. I'm looking for people who want to have a home based business, and make a few bucks on the side. It's a great tax write off, and it's primarily the reason I got into it. I go to the customers home, and detail the vehicle inside and out. If anyone is interested in retailing, detailing, or want some information, please email me at hice01@rogers.com, and I will fill you in on the details. thanks, Mike

The Point.

http://www.homestead.com/indexgwm/GWMcRae.html

"Kwitchyerbellyakin."
- Irish saying

so theres still some of us left

hey all ...just joined "verdun connections"
had to see who i know or "knew"

Friday, March 19, 2004

OLD FRIENDS

There are moments in life when you miss someone
so much that you just want to pick them from
your dreams and hug them for real!

When the door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often times we look so long at the
closed door that we don't see the one,
which has been opened for us.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile,
because it takes only a smile to
make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile.


Dream what you want to dream,
go where you want to go,
be what you want to be,
because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things
you want to do.


May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.


The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything
they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.


The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past
you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and
heartaches.


When you were born, you were crying
and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end,
you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.


Please send this message to those people
who mean something to you (I JUST DID),to those who have touched your
life
in one way or another,to those who make you smile when you really need
it,
to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are
really
down,to those whose friendship you appreciate,to those who are so
meaningful in your life.

If you don't send it, don't worry,
nothing bad will happen to you;
you will just miss out on the opportunity
to brighten someone's day with this message!!!
Don't count the years-count the memories...........
MILES BIM LIDDELL
 
 

5 1/2 hrs till spring

 spring heat no snow patsy spring  is a few hours away,  rain comming for 2 days to was the snowbabies away. i can see them melting now, dipping off the deck for summer grass. sorry ginny but i am singing for joy. patsy

DARTS ANYONE

 IF ANYONE IS INTERESED THE CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH#4 VERDUN IS HAVING THERE ANNUAL DARTS TOURNAMENT SATURDAY MARCH 27 2004.THIS IS OPEN TO ALL.TEAMS OF 4 (MEN/WOMEN).SHOULD BE A PACKED HOUSE.EVEN IF U ARE NOT A PLAYER,VISIT U NEVER KNOW WHO U WILL FIND THERE FROM YOUR PAST.
 
BIM

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

looking for cn relatives

noticed some of you guys were conductors for the cn. my dad was at the power plant in the pointe and he got moms brothers on the cn. nick dutka lost his legs and was on the customs elevator in central station. he got his son mike and daughter on. fred bukacheski was a conductor, and he in turn got his son donnie on as a conductor. havent seen them since 1972 and am wondering if any of you cn employies know where they are not. thank patsy ginn ernst

Searching For???

Searching for Ronald Pucci and Pat Keough

HAPPY ST. PAT'S! :-)

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL MY FRIENDS AT VERDUN CONNECTIONS!! 
 
Luv, Sharon

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Remebering Verdun

Sharon, Did you find the photo of your grandfather? My brother
remembers him as a man with curly hair and a gravely voice who lived on
2nd Avenue between Wellington Ave. and Verdun Ave. Is this your
grandfather?
Bill

"I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; ’Tis
better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." -
Alfred Tennyson

Monday, March 15, 2004

TRAVEL TO FLORID

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Sunday, March 14, 2004

chat room join in

 hey anybody out there????????? myself and clementine are in the chat room come join us,,,,,,,

montreal st patricks day parade

CATCH IT ON GLOBAL MTL AT 12:30 EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Saturday, March 13, 2004

CALL ME

 enjoy this.
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Anyone remember THIS song???

Ok well, this is wierd. This song was in one of my dreams last night. I haven't thought of or remembered this song in over 30 years...it's going on 40 years old now but I bet most of you here have sang it at some point or another!  I hope I remember it right...couldn't find it ANYWHERE on the Net!
 
 
CA-NA-DA
(One little two little three Canadians)
We love thee
(Now we are twenty million)
CA-NA-DA
(Four little five little six little Provinces)
Proud and free!
(Now we are ten and the Territories sea to sea)
North south east west
There'll be happy times, church bells will ring ring ring!
It's the hundredth anniversary of Confederation!
Everybody sing together!
CA-NA-DA
 
Then it continued with the French version, I believe....
Luv, Sharon

School items

 just a few pictures..

Friday, March 12, 2004

Let It SNOW!!!

 singing with my snowbabies hahahahah.. yes folks my snowbabies have come back to montreal..yes briefly...

......BUT they did come by floating from the sky to say howdy to alllllllll of us,,,,,,,,,

 

 lalalalalalalalalalala...............................big smile on my face.........

gone missing again.

 just curious here..but windsorsecurity1.......anybody knows ??..haven't seen him here  for about...9 days......

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Do you remember???

Do you remember the bank robbery in verdun. If I remember correctly Danny Kennedy and his brother were involved. They shot the ceiling, left and was arrested in the garage out back of their house.This happened in the early 80's.

RIVERVIEW REUNION

I finally have the information for the reunion!
 
There is to be a reunion dinner/dance on May 29, 2004 at 6:30pm. at the school.  Tickets can now be purchased from the school for $45.00, which includes a small donation to the school.   Cheques are to be made payable to Riverview School and should be mailed to the school at 971 Riverview Ave.,  Verdun,  Quebec  H4H 2C3.  Please be sure to include your return address and specify the number of tickets needed.  Please note that they have requested that no postdated cheques be sent.
 
As well, there is to be an open house and tea at the school on Friday, May 28, at 6:30pm.     There are no tickets required. 
 
If you require any further information, you may call the school at (514) 761-4524 and ask for or leave a message for Janice.  If you prefer, you can always e-mail me any questions and I would be happy to get the answers for you.
 
If you have any contact with any other Riverview Alumni, could you please pass on this information?  I would also like to mention that if anyone left an email message and return address at Riverview75@hotmail.com, these contacts have been lost, so these people need to contact the school again. Thanks to Deb O'sullivan

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Photo's wanted

I am wondering if someone out there has any photos of the old dam in La Salle taken around the end of the sixties and early seventies that they would like to post on the picture site. I almost lived there in the summer months with a few friends and never took any pictures, Thanks

More Old Pics

I've added a couple of old photos I found recently. Me on Brown Blvd in the early sixites with a friend whose name escapes me, another of a group of us who went to some sort of club at Dawson's. The older boy in the picture ran it if I'm not mistaken.
Then a great New Year's Eve party. This one I remember almost everyone!
Maggie 

Re: Your Favorite Verdun Hangout

I think I also took part in most of your activities but I was fortunate to have lived on Brown Blvd. accross from the park. In summer we would play in the ball park,usually '3 pops or 5 grounders'.  Remember that game?  In winter we would play hockey for hours on the rink, hoping some older 'big' guy wouldn't take your head off with a slap shot. I can still hear that sound......a frozen puck resounding off the boards in the cold night air.  I lost my two front teeth in that hockey rink.......long before helmets and face masks!
Street hockey was a daily affair.  Moving the nets every time a car came down the street;using a frozen horse dropping for a puck.........at least it didn't hurt as much as a puck bouncing off your head!
In the summer we would walk out to the LaSalle Golf Club and caddy.  I can remember caddying for Doug Harvey and Dollard St. Laurent. I never realized then,what an honour that was.    Jim Long

OLDIE PIC ALBUMS ADDED

2 NEW PHOTO ALBUMS ADDED.PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR FAMILIES OLDIES.I HAVE ALOT MORE TOO COME HAVE TO REARRANGE MY STORAGE SPACE
 
ENJOY THE MEMORIES
 
BIM

Your favorite Verdun Hangout

I guess my favorite hangout when young in summer was the Natatorium on LaSalle Blvd, kinda lived there all summer , with our clothes in the basket and tag pinned on our trunks, clowns every sunday diving off of the high board, and winter had to be the streets and lanes playing ball hockey ,or Jumping off of the roofs into snow piles, in summer playing stando with tennis ball, marbles in the spring ,bunny in the hole , or stick , what an upbringing and  no money to speak of  , how about all of you , interesting reading it is  , hang tough Jimmy

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

12 Die in Tragic Accident

 

Monday, March 8, 2004

photos of down memory lane

ernie your photos bring back lots of memories. i lived at 3613 gertrude st. till i sold it in 1972 when mom died. i remember the house with the big yard where kfc is now. we used to catch the school bus at the corner of gertrude and regina when they closed rushbrooke school and the city busses took  us to ballantyne school. do u remember ginn bros factory on regina? your pics bring back lots of memories. remember biosvert grocery accross from kfc and the candy store on the corner?  thanks for the memories. havent been back since 1972.  thanks again patsy ginn ernst

Just My Thoughts

I just have a comment regarding some of the content on this group recently. It seems to me that there is an increase in slamming the US. Without getting into particulars or finger pointing, please bear in mind that there is a significant number of us who have chosen to live south of the border for whatever reason. Either way, comments like what have been made are discriminating, hurtful and really have no place in a group that has been set up as a repository for reminiscing the good times, shared by people with a common "Connection".

Thanks,
Alan Archibald

Tough Love?


Much has been said about "tough love" for misbehaving children.

Most of America's populace thinks it very improper to spank children, so my spouse and I have tried other methods to control our kids when they have one of "those moments".

One that we found very effective is for me just take the child for a car ride and talk.

They usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our little car ride together.

I've included the photo below of one of my sessions, with our son, in case you would like to use the technique.

Its very effective!

 

Ghosts of Griffintown.



Hello All,


The bad news is that Ghosts of Griffintown didn't make it into the
HotDocs

Festival in Toronto.


The good news is that it will be on CFCF on Saturday March 13 at 3 pm.

It is the shorter version (wonder what commercials they'll have?)


For ordering the longer version, the book, or just to read the
transcript.

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Richard Burman


KRISPY KREME VS TIM HORTONS

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Sunday, March 7, 2004

CHAT IN 10 MINUTES, PEOPLE!! :-)

Hope you can make it! Sorry I'll be about a half hour late...have to get the young 'un to bed but will be here asap.
Luv, Sharon *

Judebug&#39;s Question, I believe...

Was this your question, judebug? I found it in 30 seconds...lol.....
maybe this isn't it, if it's not let me know, ok?
 
From: judebug  in response to Message 5 Sent: 2/29/2004 7:16 AM
Would the Doskas you are talking about be Warner?
 
The was one reply from
 

Friday, March 5, 2004

I&#39;M BACK!!!I&#39;

  Hi everybody I'm back from my Ottawa trip.....and I do know you lovely lovely people took real good care of my beloved snowbabies while I was away ...The bus trip was wonderful and quick. just a tad over 2 hrs... the hotel was great and right in the center of town...started off at  resturant Biggs for lunch and then off walking over to mayward market. to do some sightseeing.lots to see and do.  I went to two art museums. two crystal gallerys..then back to the hotel to change and  off to HARD ROCK CAFE.. to have supper and dance the night away....yum yum woke thurs, to try out those ""beaver tails" I had seen the day before. yes indeed.  beaver tails it was for my breakfast,,,lol...... then walked to see a few museums. the  "royal mint museum"........ the "war museum".. and a guide tour of parliment....and my way back after weres I spotted a book store and you guessed it bought myself 4 mystery books...back to the hotel. changed and off I went again. this time to a resturant "highlands"..were all the waitresses/waiters were in kilts.........then hmm yup yup I went to hooters,lol...tried out a drink called   "purple haze'.......hey it was good! after again walking  throu ,around. all of the mayward market area.........Friday I was planning on spending it  in Ottawa but with all the rain.......,well..without an umbrella cut the day shorter then planned.and headed home.I arrived here just about the supper hr....and ordered out " resturant Scores". ""'ribs""..........lol,lol I think with all this eating I put on 3 lbs..hahahha! but then again with the amount of walking I did. I might get lucky and have it all even itself out.............Ginny

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Hi Dee

Hi Dee, Finally clicked in when I read you bio, Duh!!! fancy meeting you here. Did you check out the pics. I'm still working on yours. I had a puter problem and still working nights., but I'll get around to it promise. Take Care Auntie Dee

A Question of Honor

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

I called that number....

....and got a freakin' ANSWERING MACHINE!
All those heart palpitations for nothing...lol. I didn't leave a message, I hung up. If I do have the right number, I don't want him fore-warned ya know? I'm also not going to open with "Are you Morris Edwards who has a daughter named Sharon?". Instead I've decided to ask if I've reached the right number for a Moe Edwards who was a photographer for The Montreal Star in the 60's and 70's. I know it sounds sneaky, but I also don't want to scare him off from the get-go and maybe have him lie and say it isn't him if it is. It was a woman's voice on the answering machine and she didn't say the name just a brief  "leave your name and number etc., so it could have been his wife or even a daughter...hey maybe I have another sis! LOL
Going to give it a try again this evening.
Fingers crossed everyone! LOL
Luv, Sharon

McGaraughty


Why yes Glen I was one of the cheerleaders in red! Still have that skirt. Doesn't fit, oh well.  I KNEW you went out with Colleen, we have always remained friends and she told me some stuff about you when I stayed over one night.  Won't go into details, but let's just say I know you were a nimble little fellow back then...hee..hee.  Did not want to mention that!  I dated Gerry in high school, after he had been one of my best friends.  I could put Gerry in a figure four in seconds and make him scream like a woman. That's when we would hang out at ..umm what's his name??? Glen the wrestler's house. Anyways thought Gerry might be my "first", never happened and I broke up with him for no reason and escaped to ST. Hubert at my big sister's for a month. We remained friends. Remember at 15, 16 a month was a long time. We counted how long we dated someone by the week. Talked to Colleen when she was out here. Know people who are friends with her parents and yes they still live there.


Colleen


>From: "glennlarkin"
>Reply-To: "Verdun Connections"
>To: "Verdun Connections"
>Subject: Re: hi kinki_1
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 08:48:36 -0800
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Our CB. Club

Bim
Your father may know about this club.
I was a member there in the 70's
If you are the same ones who started the club
please let me know.
 wondering Dee

QUESTION OF HONOR

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Gerry7820

Hey Gerry, I wanted to ask you, do you mind if I come with you when you pick up your trailer? I also want to see "the jaws of  life" open that wallet of yours. I hope you have sunglasses for the queen, first time she's seen light for awhile. I'll bring the wd40. hahahahaha love ya Ger.
Gerry