Thursday, May 27, 2004

Old Hockey Picture

Hi there
I'm new to the Verdun group and have an old Hockey picture that I have att'd.  My dad played on the team.  I'm not sure how to get this into the Old Sports Photos. Can anyone help me.  Thanks,   Deanne
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Re: Remembering Verdun



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Les F

How about The Gilette Friday Night Fights & then wrestling from the Forum
(not really one of my favs but sure was popular in the early days of B&W TV)
Certainly the CBC Radio Can. (French) version of La Famille Plouffe.

Tony

P.S. Do you remember the old man Plouffe's "Le Sirop Calment" stashed in
the kitchen cupboard that he went to whenever things got a little tight.


Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Rushbrooke St.

Hello,was brought up on Rushbrooke,played a lot in the DIL field and my Sister went to Rushbrooke school before it closed down.Many good memories around that time.A picture of 3188 Rusbrooke in my Album,Verdun 2004.

Cobblestone Lane?

There used to be a cobblestone laneway in a certain part of Verdun that was still cobblestones even until the late 60's/early 70's.
Does anyone remember where it was?
Les and Winnie...I think you know this one cuz I've mentioned it before. Wanna see if anyone else knows...lol.
Luv, Sharon

do any of you still live in verdun?

i live  near metro lasalle

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Homeward Bound

Well Gang, I'll be heading home on the train this Thursday, I'll be God's Country about 5:30 PM. Hope to see all of you Riverviewer's at the reunion. You know something , when I go back this time I'm going to have a different perspective of Verdun. After reading so many of your posts, when I drive by the different Ave's I can think "oh yeah, that's where Sharon lived or that's where 2nd ave gang is talking about, by the way I lived at 800 2nd ave from 60-64. Anyways gang you have fun until I get back and I'll post some pics from the reunion. PS the food is going to be soooo good.
Take Care
Gerry

Monday, May 24, 2004

St.Willibrord High School

Our class of 52 has a reunion every 2 or 3 years at a different girl's house.  They have come from as far as Austria and California and Florida.  We were due to have one this year but I have been sick this year and couldn't get around to organize it.  Hopefully we will have one next year in Montreal.  We have been very fortunite that we are only missing 1 out of 21 girls in the class.  She passed away about 5 years ago.  We have a lot of fun and usually stay at different girl's homes and make it an overnighter.  Try it you'll love it.
 
Lorna

verdunites in the age group of 65 to 75

Hi out there anyone in the above age group out there.

Restarant and dance halls in verdun

Does anyone remember ther little restaurant on Verdun Avenue between Galt and Church on the south side.  It always looked like it was going to fall down but they sold the best hamburgers anywhere.
 
I can remember 4
 
Lorna

Willibrord Avenue

Hi
 
Margo, I used to be best friends with the avis twins,Murial Walker,Annie Dolan,John Walsh,Jackie St.Amand,Leo Lee, Steve and Bunny Mathews
 
Lorna

Friday, May 21, 2004

Happy Birthday Maggie

Well now Maggie ...Happy Birthday .......and hope you had a great time at your concert........I also hope that you don't have time for these messages 'till morning     (you know what I mean) .....hahahahhaha      Congrats on your Birthday Maggie you missed mine by only 5 days......hope you have and are having a wonderful (sinfully) GREAT TIME        .........

IT'S MAGGIE'S BIRTHDAY, EVERYONE! :-D

Hey y'all! It's our sweet founder of the group's birthday today! Maggie McKiernon....take a bow, girl! (When you get back from seeing April Wine, that is hehe you lucky gal!)
 
   HAPPY BIRTHDAY
              MAGGIE!!
 
 
Luv, Sharon

Oldest memories

O.K.--my oldest memories of Verdun (I'm 58).
1. The music store (Bluenote?) on the corner of Second and Wellington had a t.v. in the window and I saw the coronation of Queen Elizabeth on it. First t.v. program I ever saw.
2. There was a dry cleaner on Wellington next to the music store that had the pants presser in the window. I used to stop and watch the man pressing pants (we were poor so I couldn't afford any other entertainment. ha!)
3. We used to wait for the #58 streetcar at the corner of Wellinton and First. If it was raining we'd wait in the entrance of Buckley's. George Buckley's son George Jr. (aka Sonny) started a burglar alarm manufacturing business, and my father, brother and I worked part-time for him making printed circuit boards one summer.
4. Laurendeau's store on Second Ave, halfway between LaSalle and Wellington had bread delivered by horse and wagon. I remember watching Mr. Laurendeau "picking up" after the horse in the summer to use the manure on his garden. (more cheap entertainment!)
5. Inter-City Bakery stabled its horses in a big brick barn between Gordon and Rielle, just below Bannantyne. We'd walk through the barns on the way home from Bannantyne school, and pet the horses, until they chased us out.
This trigger any memories for anyone?

Does anyone remember what was on the corner of Willibroad and Verdun Avenue?

Hi all
 
My Mom asked me to post this for her...She's having trouble joining!  I'm going to go and fix it for her but she asked if I would post this question LOL
 
Does anyone remember what was on the corner of Willobroad and Verdun Avenue?  This is going back some time tho!! Well, she is my mother so that should give you all a hint of the time frame she's remembering in!!! LOL
 
Cheers
Rosemarie

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Your Oldest Memories from Verdun?

I know we have done this before, but it always bears repeating, and we have several new members that can contribute this time around too.
Name 5 (or MORE if you like!) of your oldest and favorite memories of Verdun.
I lived there all my life till I moved here to Virginia at the age of 44, so I will try to go wayyyyyyyy back to my childhood...lol...
 
1. The "Better Bargain" stores at the corner of Galt and Wellington. I used to go in there every Saturday morning and spend half of the money I earned from taking orders with my wagon at Steinberg's the Friday night before.  Everything there was SO cheap! Great for a kid of 9 or 10 years old! It was a sad sad day when the block there burned down.
 
2. For some reason, this certain gentleman popped into my head -- Does anyone remember a mentally handicapped young man named Billy who used to walk all up and down Wellington Street? I think I was about 5 and afraid of him until one day when I was with my grandmother and she stopped to talk to him with me at her side. After that day I always talked to him whenever I saw him too...he was a really nice person who would bring a smile to the older ladies faces when he would give them a flower that he'd picked from somewhere in his travels. I never knew what happened to him, just know that he stopped "being there" one day after being a fixture on Wellington for many years....
 
3. Buckley's Record Store on Wellington between Willibrord and First Ave. Another place a lot of my $$ from taking orders would end up. Mr. Buckley was a nice man who never said a word to us kids who would pore over all the 45's for an hour or two before deciding on exactly the right one to buy hehe. And he would PLAY each one that we wanted to hear for us on that old turntable of his too!
 
4. Richard Park. That old playground that was on the boardwalk right behind the fire/police station on Lasalle Blvd and Rielle. When I was a kid, there was a REAL old fire truck parked in that playground for the kids to climb and play on. The City of Verdun Parks still had money in it's coffers than and we had programs in the summer  there were park monitors who would do arts and crafts and things with you every day. That playground had a few pairs of stilts for the kids to take turns using too...they were my favorite! Richard Park had a great sprinkler/wading pool too, as far as kid's wading pools go. We kids would block up the drain in the middle of it so it would fill up with water. Got to about maybe 2 and a half feet deep in the middle...deep enough to play "who can hold their breath the longest under water?" LOL
 
5. The "Green Thing". That old wooden sled/toboggan run that was right behind where Therrien Pool is now. It was pretty high up...you had to walk up these wooden slats to the top, there were 3 hooks for 3 toboggans at a time to set up against and held you there. A guy in a booth pulled down the lever to release those "hooks" and you went FLYING down that run for a heck of a good distance! Especially if there had been freezing rain the night before and the run was all icy...wooooooo hoooooooooo!!!!
 
Ok....Oldest memories people! Most of these that I've mentioned were from when I was from 5 to 10 years old....gulp....35 years ago......
Luv, Sharon
 

Monday, May 17, 2004

Model School

Does anyone remember the old elementary school on LaSalle Rd. at the bottom of Gordon? I went to Kindergarten there, then they condemned the building (no, I didn't have anything to do with that!!!). I then went to Bannantyne for grade 1 through 7. The principal, Mr. Laroque, transferred as well, and became principal of Bannantyne. If memory serves, it was called Model School. They remodeled it and turned it into a French-language junior college.
About the only thing I remember about it was that there were rats in the basement, and that in winter we used the hill that went up to the boardwalk from the playgraound for sledding.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Edible Spam

I wonder if anyone still enjoys the taste of SPAM (or in Canada we had-have KLIK,KAM, and PREM). I used to enjoy it fried, but today there are dog foods that appear more appealing.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Bands

Still have fond memories of our band (Discretion) playing at the rec in the late sixties. Jimi Trinder, Allen Rankin, Mike Podperyhora, Bob Sharess and Steve Fullard. Was lots of fun!

April Wine

Yessss! I'm going to see April Wine! Next week at Casino Regina!
 

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Just joined

Hi Everyone,
 
I have been a longtime member of the Yahoo group. Just exoanding my horizons into other Verdun groups.
 
Charlie

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

FROM THE GODDESS OF 2 ANGELS NO GRANDMA HERE!!!


NO NO GRANDMA IS FOR OLDER LADIES!!!! i DON'T HAVE GREY HAIR, AT LEAST NONE THAT DYE DOESN'T COVER...HA HA  WHEN TIFF HAD MADDY YOU COULD HAVE KNOCKED ME OVER WITH A FEATHER.  MY KIDS WERE LIKE "IT'S OK MOM, WE'LL GET YOU THROUGH THIS, IT'S A 12 STAGE PROCESS". THAT'S WHERE THE TERM GODDESS CAME INTO PLAY TO ELEVIATE EVEN THE NAN WORD. OF COURSE THE KIDS SAID THERE WAS NO WAY THE GIRLS WERE GOING TO CALL ME GODDESS, WELL THEY DO. WHEN THEY MOVED INTO THEIR NEW HOUSES A FEW WEEKS AGO EVERYONE WAS THERE TO HELP BUT ME AND MADDY ASKED "WHERE'S MY FAVORITE GODDESS?' TA DA. NONE OF MY KIDS ARE ALLOWED TO TELL THEIR REAL AGES, OR I'D KILL. AS IT SITS I CURRENTLY HAVE 3 THAT ARE 21 AND A FORTH WILL JOIN THEM IN 2 YEARS. THEY ACCEPT MY IDOCINCREAS (SP?). I KNOW I'M WEIRD, BUT THAT'S WHAT MAKES ME BE ME.


COLLEEN


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Name deletion

No, sorry, once you are in, it is like the Mafia, you can never get out!

Hey, it's Verdun.....


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Monday, May 10, 2004

FROM THE GODDESS OF 2 ANGELS

  Since I am too young to be anything but a "GODDESS", here is an example of one of the angels I am a Goddess to.  This is my daughter Tiffany and her husband Kevin's 2 year old.   Mother's Day was great.  Colleen                                                             



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Sunday, May 9, 2004

lookin fer

Next door neighbour,,Diane Redfern,,married bill keegan??
 
Barbara Kemp,,Sylvia Kenny..all Verdunites.

Happy Mother's Day! :-)

A very Happy Mother's Day to all of our members who are a MOM!
Let youself be spoiled today, it only happens ONCE a year!
Luv, Sharon

Saturday, May 8, 2004

anyone from vchs class of 88 around

just looking for anyone thats still around

frank worsley

Went to Rushbrooke school..eons ago. One year at Verdun high. Quit to go to work..Rutherford lumber..then on to the CNR.??? Now living in Edmonton.

mother's day

to all the deserving Moms out there...have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.

I will be spending it with all my children and their significant others at my oldest son's new home.

Umm...not to have to be the one to cook.

Colleen


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the price of gas

hi everyone. yesterday the price of gas rose here to 93.9 a litre for reg. supreme is $1.09.9 a litre. going to give my grandaughter the $40.00 she borrowed from hubby for mothers day gifts, it came on the radio that next week it is going up to $1.03 for reg a litre.  help. our cigarettes are from $10.00 to $11.00 a pack., so hubby came up with a bright idea to stop for a bottle of wine since he uses his pickup for work and  low and behold our favourite bottle of wine jumped $ 4.50 a bottle. i would be crying if i wasn't so angry. how are your prices?? guess we have to buy a motor home and start spending winters in fla. again.  patsy

Friday, May 7, 2004

Montreal Radio

Legendary Montreal radioman George Balcan passed away earlier this week from cancer. He was in his seventies. There were a lot of people called to talk about Mr.Balcan`s many years of being on the air. One of the most interesting was a call that CHOM made to the birdman himself- Ralph Lockwood. Ralphie is alive and doing well, and still doing the occasional on-location radio spot (I believe in Pennslyvania, but not 100% sure).He was his usual nutty self. He told a good joke about Viagra, and even managed to put in a plug for the Bar B Barn. Another interesting thing that came up was someone talking about Marc ``Mais Oui`` Denis, and a website that he has with a lot of CKGM and general Montreal memorabilia. It is quite good. The address is www.marcdenis.com 

New Link!

Check out the LaSalle High School MSN Group. A lot of the members have friends or relatives that went to VHS. They are an open group. Let's get Connected to them too!
 
The link is also added in the LINKS section at the left!

girl from montreal/boy from Verdun

Hi Les, my name is Robert Bowles, and thank you for your warm welcome.

Verdun is a very special place to come from.

Thanks again

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girl from montreal

salut everybody! i was born and raised in momtreal and now live in ontario. i would b great chatting with ya!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2004

VCHS 1974

Wow where does the time go and where is everyone, why not jot down your name or what your name was and where you are now along with your email adys and lets see where this goes.   I am Robert Bowles and my ady is bobj2457@hotmail.com for email and MSN so hope to hear from one and all

Monday, May 3, 2004

Rosemarie


I believe we know each other. Please e mail me at hmmd@infoserve.net and i will ask you some question's about your mom& dad.



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OH MY GOD I"M GOING HOME!!!!


I cannot believe it!!! Booked my ticket this morning.  I have not been to Montreal since I was 21!!!  My big sister and brother liive on the South Shore in Montreal.  July 4th here I come. I am in shock...my two best friends got me the ticket. They said I needed to go home. I want to cry.


Colleen Murphy Brewis


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good old days

Hi folks,
I lived at 159 Second Ave until 1963, then at 1056 Manning for a few years after that. Anybody ever hear from George Edwards, Andy and Jimmy Young, George Reynard, Kenny Quinnell?
I'd love to hear from them or anyone who graduated from VHS in 1963.
Regards to all Verdunites
Wayne Youngward

Dropping In

Hi, I am Heather and I graduated from VCHS in 1974.  Would like to get in touch with old friends or find people that could possibly know their whereabouts.  Enjoy reading the discussions going on and can relate to a lot of them.  Thanks for the memories.

Sunday, May 2, 2004

May

I'm here too in the merry 'ole month of May.
 
 
Mike

Graduates.com

I just came upon a new site similar to Gradfinder.com (before Classmates bought them) So far everything is free, maybe we can find a few more old friends before someone changes that. So far there are only 12 VHS members. I went in under the city of Verdun. Just go to www.graduates.com to register.

Saturday, May 1, 2004

Happiness

New subject, We will type what happines we can think about, starting with the letter A and continue down the alphabet , I will Start .
 
A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life.
 
Next sentence of happiness starting with letter   B

I am here MAY

Let's sign in , just to see who is comming to our site   I am here Jimmy