Monday, April 26, 2004

Cindy Flames fans???

Dear Cindy

You must be refering to Karen Lancaster, she was closest to Cathy Redmond but we did hang aroung in a big group in Beurling Park and at the Nad. My best friend was Cindy Lee and I was close over the years to Joanne Pepin, Colleen McGauraghty, Theresa Bonhomme, Dianne Rowland, Cathy Redmond, Donna Chapatis to name a few. My favorite year book was VCHS '74, that contained my hockey picture. I hung around too much at VHS.

I lived on the laneway near Beurling...on Rolland Ave.  I redognize your name but you know....the mind gets fuzzy....but we can always remember the guys we dated in High School; ha ha.  That slays my kids...ha ha

hope to hear from you


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Your Favourite Songs from the 50's and 60's

The 'last dance' songs at Dawsons and the YMCA are remembered.......' Goodnight My Love'.....'Thank you and Goodnight'........'I love How You Love Me'.......I'll Be Seeing You'............'Daddy's Home'.......'There's a Moon Out Tonight'.

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Your favorite song from the 50's or 60's

Anyone care to share their favorite song from the 50's or 60's ?
A couple of mine are..... "Only Make Believe" by Conway Twitty and "Those Oldies but Goodies" by Caesar and the Romans........They sure do bring back memories......

snow anyone?????????

here we are almost the end of april and we are having a storm. van and truck covered, spring bulbs freezing, patio furniture covered. any body want some. how is the weather elsewhere?  patsy

Track and Field

Hey Kids , who remembers all the protestant schools, Bannatyne, Woodland and Riverview meeting every year for a track and field meet. Red teams , blue teams etc. It was fun
sorry little bit twisted listening to 60 tunes

Friday, April 23, 2004

Hotel-Lodging in Verdun.....since when.....

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Remembering Verdun Car Dealers

Verdun had quite a variety of car dealerships: Keating Ford-----Ford; Doyle Motors-----     Chevrolet,Oldsmobile,Vauxhall; Omer Barre-----Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac (or did Doyle have the Cadillac); Campbell & Cameron-----Volkswagen, (still in business); Latimer & Lalonde-----Lincoln, Mercury; ___________------don`t remember the name of the Chrysler dealer on Wellington near Canadian Tire. Were there others?



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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Flames fans???

How many Calgary Flames fans in this group?

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

how often do you come here

to check this board in on day?

Tuesday, April 20, 2004


BELLE!!! Yep it's a GIRL! No worrying now if Bessey's baby will end up on my plate one And what a sweet lil girl she is too, the spitting image of her Mama. I got to spend time with them today and Bessey let me handle the calf, I was pleasantly surprised. Wasn't sure if she would or not.
It doesn't seem all that long ago that Bessey herself was that size when I was taking care of her after her Mama died. Now she's gone and had her OWN baby....sniff sniff
Here's some pics....isn't Belle adorable? Bessey TOO of course! :-)
Thanks for the Congrats peeps! I know some of you are bound to be thinking "God girl...get a LIFE!" LOL But this IS my life!
Luv, Sharon

Monday, April 19, 2004


Yeah! YEAH! Whaddaya all say about our HABS eh???
What a game man.....what a GAME!!!!!
Luv, Sharon

I'M A GRANDMOTHERRRRRR! (of a sort hehe)


OMG the calf is SO CUTE, it looks a lot like Bessey, black with a white head. I didn't get pics cuz I wasn't expecting it hehe...of course. :-P I went to feed the cows earlier and they all came up to eat...except Bessey. After dinner I walked up with Alli to see if Bessey had come up but she hadn't, so I got Rick to drive me up on the back mountain where they've been hanging around and I saw her with the little one beside her. made me She wouldn't let me near it tho.  Didn't try to butt me away or anything but walked away with it at her side. I couldn't even see if it was a boy or a girl, cuz I was so excited and it was so quick. I just left her alone as that's what it seems she wanted but tomorrow I can promise you I'll be up there snapping pics. LOTS of them! hehe
Probably use up my whole memory card. :-P
Just thought I'd let ya's know! :-)
Watching my Montreal Canadiens right now who are going to beat the Boston Bruins asses tonight hehe so I shall return laterrrrrrrrrr

Luv, Sharon

what do you do for a living?

i got to adult ed here in verdun
to try to finish highschool
it's hard

Thursday, April 15, 2004


Arial Tax his cow,

Tax his goat;

Tax his pants,

Tax his coat;

Tax his crop,

Tax his work;

Tax his ties,

Tax his shirt;

Tax his chew,

Tax his smoke

Teach him taxing

is no joke.

Tax his tractor,

Tax his mule;

Tell him, Taxing

is the rule.

Tax his oil,

Tax his gas

Tax his notes,

Tax his cash

Tax him good

and let him know,

That after taxes,

he has no dough.

If he hollers,

Tax him more;

Tax him till

he's good and sore.

Tax his coffin,

Tax his grave,

Tax his sod in which

he's laid.

Put these words

upon his tomb,

"Taxes drove him

to his doom."

After he's gone,

we won't relax.

We'll still collect

inheritance tax.


0000,0000,FFFD- Irish saying

Reply to Mike an old friend

I should have known it was you!!! First thought when I saw your name was your face, confirmed it with the yearbook and felt like an ass.  You popped into my life when I was livinmg in Ontario and you were passing through. We were around 21 then and you were delivering cars, driving then across Canada. How the heck are you???? So tell me your life, short version as I know we all have the long one ha ha my email is

Looking forward to hearing from you


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Re:Yep I dated Shawn Hill

Yes, Shawn Hill used to bring roses to my bedroom window. And I was only 13! When I first moved to Rolland Ave, my house was on the laneway and I knew no one, the boys would be in the back yard singing and I'd sit on my back step listening to them.  My little sister Kelly hung around with Karen Hill.

Colleen Murphy Brewis

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Class of 76 VHS

join the class of 76 MSN Group. Let's see if we can find everyone for a 30 yr reunion!

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Calgary, April 14, 2004!

hahahahahaha...sorry, can't help myself! If you are reading this message today, click on the link (Calgary weathercam) below! Weren't the citizens of Calgary out sunbathing just a few days ago?

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

i was wondering if you knew these people(very important)

raymond bond and dorothy bond.he used to work at steinburg.they had 4 kids together.shiley bond,joyce bond,elisabeth bond and patricia bond.raymond and dorothy have past away about 20something years ago but i was wondering if you knew them.they are my grand parents.i'm just searching for people who knew them so i could get to know them.
please help me????

Does anyone remember?

Does anyone remember Atwater Market and Woolworths on Wellington as well as Marshalls 5 and 10 cent store by the corner of Church Ave?

Monday, April 12, 2004

do you know any sites on the net where they have appartment for rent?

i live in verdun and i might be moving around verdun

Only three words-Jamaican style......

I was in Ocho Rios, Jamaica two weeks ago on a one day stop on a fabulous cruise, and the tour guide told us that in Jamaica you would be understood if you remembered only three words:

Irie ( everything is great)

Yaman ( yes to either man or woman)

No.problem  ( there is never a problem-if something is wrong there is a situation)


what a great place to visit.

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Saturday, April 10, 2004

John Bull Pub

I remember when the pub first opened. I was with the naval reserve at the time playing in the band. Years later as a member of the band Shilo I played the John Bull.
It was the first rock and roll band to play there after Ravi kumar and the Dixiecats
we use to pack the place and I can remeber the lines going all the way round the corner up Drummond.
Many a good times was had there.
If anyone has memories of the place let us know

Hi All!Reply to Mike

Hi Mike,

Did you go to VCHS graduated in 1975? I used to live on Rolland Ave and went to VCHS, my name (was) is Colleen Murphy, my best friend was Cindy Lee. I've encountered the same thing of not recognizing people but it will come. Bim is my cousin and Glen Larkin I remember from High School. Hung around with alot of VHS'ers, even married and divorced one.

Hope you hang in till you connect with people you know

Hey maybe  we'll have known each other...your name is familiar but I am at work and do rely non the old yearbooks.

Colleen Murphy Brewis

>From: "Mike"
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>To: "Verdun Connections"
>Subject: Hi All!
>Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 22:27:16 -0700

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Ginny! I was just looking at your pic of the list of all the graduates that graduated with you! Did you know Denyse and Diane Latimer???? I see there names there....Denyse is my aunt thru marriage! They are twins, right? Oh man this really IS a small world! Too much! Ginny...would you happen to have a pic of ALL the grads, a pic of Denyse and Diane, by any chance? That would be SO cool! hehe
Luv, Sharon

Hi All!

I don't recognise many of the names in the member list but I though I'd say "Hi!" anyway.
Mike Lauzon

i was wondering if you can help me with something i was wondering about

if you live in a appartment and you mice
is it you or your landlord that has to pay for the exterminator?

Friday, April 9, 2004

Added Picture

Hi Alanarchi, I just posted a picture of Brady and his new puppy  Buddy. If you get a chance show this picture to Stacy. You sure remember how much work puppies can be fast after not having one around for 35 years. And just letting you know that DoDo is home for the Easter weekend.  Dannyb-

re picture of football team

Hello just thought some of you might want to know who wears number 50 in that 1971 photo of the verdun black and gold.  Well its my brother in law, his name is Ronald Prosser.  Anyone recognize that name?  I am sure Ronald would love to hear from some old teammates and I will help you connect.  Thanks Madeline a.k.a madreallife

Thursday, April 8, 2004

autograph books

Remember the autograph books we used to have like
By hook or by crook
I'll be first in your book         Your turn   Jimmy   hahahahaha enjoy


Ginny! I was just looking at your pic of the list of all the graduates that graduated with you! Did you know Denyse and Diane Latimer???? I see there names there....Denyse is my aunt thru marriage! They are twins, right? Oh man this really IS a small world! Too much! Ginny...would you happen to have a pic of ALL the grads, a pic of Denyse and Diane, by any chance? That would be SO cool! hehe
Luv, Sharon

what is it that you love the most about verdun?

i love it here because i am close to everything,it's quiet and i love the sidewalk sales on wellington street
i feel at home here.i just love the parks too

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Just a friendly hello

Hi All
I am from Verdun (1962to 1983), then moved abroad.  I can't wait to see if I can make contact with old and new friends.
Have a great day all

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

finding friends

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re photos stroll down memory lane---GROVERS

Hey Jim;

          My aunt and uncle lived above Grovers in the early sixties I believe it was, Bill and Marjorie Gilbert, as well as a son Lloyd. Did you possibly know them?


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re tall ships and 400 yr. french festival

hope some of the verdunites will be here for the tall ships and the 40th anniversary of the french arriving in nova scotia. we expect 30 ships here,  acts from louisanna, france, quebec and acadians. halifax is very resonable to come visit, the people are over friendly and hospitable. check out the nova scotia web site. if anyone wants more info email me at hope to see some of you here. patsy

Hey Les

Hey Les, Geuss who I'll be seeing this weekend. Yeah that key banging, beer drinking friend of yours. It seems they can't sell him a trailer in PQ. I'll take a pic of the two Gerry's and post after the weeknd.
Take it easy Bud
Gerry (The good looking one)

if you had a chance to turn back time

what would you do?


Do you see the choice of running shoes today, geez I don't  remember if I even had a pair of runnning shoes , and the prices , e gad , what else do you remember having that kids have tons of today, interesting   Jimmy


Don't FORGET to hit recommend when you read a posting here in Verdun Connections, it will indicate that the people posting are being read, otherwise folks kinda get discouraged , and I know some post more than others , thanks to them this is a great site, but I sure would love to see new postings so that we can all get involved , see,  I kinda think all us Verduners are kinda special   Jimmy  p.s. that  goes for us pointers also, jim

What do you remember

I remember the Zoot Suiters during the 2nd world war , they used to hang at the Pavillion,with the zippers on their slacks, or pants , down around the ankles, they were draft dodgers , or did not want to go to war seems to me , am I right ,  now come on all you pals, what do you remember about  Verdun, lets keep this going so as to keep our interests up . Have a wonderful day Jimmy

Only three words

now this will be new subject , only three words allowed I will start 
I Love Verdun

I am here April

O K , gang lets see who is here in April , will try to do this every month , so as we don't  get bored , I am here Jimmy

Monday, April 5, 2004

re photos stroll down memory lane

ernie loved your pics as i grew up on gertrude next to the apt building. the building that had the lofts was a plactics factory that the family had. i also caught the bus for ballantyne at the same corner
. did you also go to rushbrooke school until it closed' . remember the french kids throwing eggs at us. went to to guides cgit at st clements church. church was chalmers united on church ave.i might be a lot older than you. grad vhs 1964. did you know doreen gordon who lived on evelyn or any of the marchand who  lived on gertrude.  thanks again for the wonderful photos  patsy ginn ernst

Friday, April 2, 2004

anyone of knows...

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Thursday, April 1, 2004

About the next Canada Day Parade...

I'm hoping to go to Canada at some point this summer and was checking the calendar here to find that Canada Day  (July 1st) falls on a Thursday this year.
Can anyone tell me if Montreal will hold their Canada Day Parade ON July 1st and people don't work on that day but go to work on the Friday...or if it will be recognized on the Friday instead to make it a long weekend and the parade will be on the Friday or Saturday instead too?
It'll help in my pla-making to know.
Luv, Sharon