Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Gas prices..da killer

Live in Edmonton since 1980 (From Dorval/Verdun.They produce the gas. oil here and we are now paying 89.9 regular and 94.9 super. as of today. Ottawa area was paying 82.9 yesterday and was 84.9 here..something wrong with this picture???

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Sportsmens cigarettes?/

They had the fly lure on the back of the package..

Happy Easter To Everyone...

Hopping in here today to wish you all a Happy Easter.A bright ,sunny day here in Montreal.
Bunny Carrollinda

HAPPY EASTER

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Sarrazin,,Robert or Jerry

Anyone know or remember them..heard one was stabbed..gee eons ago..Both went to Rushbrooke then on HVS.

Put put put St Hubert BBQ

Did you know that in the boom of the eighties they started a St. Hubert BBQ out here in Edmonton..when the boom died a few years later...so did St Hubert.....was great chicken and sauce.,,,sighhhhhh..

Clos de bois-Lumberyard

Le clos de bois qui était situé sur la rue Gordon entre les rues Verdun et Bannantyne s'appelait Wilfred Leduc Lumber. Il était situé à 675 Gordon près de Verdun. Cet information me vien de Robert Genest anciennement de W.H. Genest Lumber Ltée dont nous avons célébré son 75ième anniversaire de naissance hier. 
                                         
The lumberyard that was situated on Gordon between Verdun and Bannantyne was Wilfred Leduc Lumber. It was at 675 Gordon near Verdun. This information comes from Robert Genest, previously of W.H. Genest Lumber Ltd whom we celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday.
 
Guy 
 
 

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Candy Store

Does anyone remember the candy store on second avenue...Fraser's...near Wellington?I remember going there...five cents used to buy you a big bag of candy and if you had ten cents...wow!Mr Fraser used to get so mad at us because we would take FOREVER to pick our candies...poor guy!And when you bought soft drinks you had to pull them out of   a big container filled with icy water...ah...memories.
By the way...love reading all your old memories of Verdun.Going to try and dig out my old pics to share with all of you.
Carrollinda

Found this site March 15th and ...

I have been reading all the previous posts to see if I know anyone besides Second Avenue and his brother.
Linda...I  was best friends with your sister Beatrice in high school...met her and her husband Gary when we were in our mid teens...bump into her now and then.
Used to go to your parents home on Briand often...your dad was a real character.
Bea told me that your mum had past away...so sorry to hear that.
Shirley...Just wondering if you had any relatives who lived on second avenue...we used to live at 377...you mentioned cousins Maureen,Colleen and Kathleen...a next door neighbor of ours used to have three girls visit her by those names...she had a son named Billy who was my dad best friend...Billy was killed in a car crash...any relative...this would of been in the  fifties.
And...does anyone know the Lauries or Turners who lived on third avenue...would love to find Debbie Laurie...best friend from grade 7 and 8.
Have a happy Day...Carrollinda 

Montreal Transits

Somehwere along the line (no pun intended) ,this story was deleted by it's original authour. However Montreal Transit I believe was & may still be the best transit system around. I recall that this original story showed stats that Montreal 'ridership' was the higehst per capita in North America. Perhaps these days one bus line alone in a place like Shanghai might concievably carry more riders just based on the shear number of people in the city.?? Anyone know what the stats are these days?                         Anyway Cheers ! LesF

Nun's Barge

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

This says it all!


>From: edward watt
>To: bev mackenzie
>Subject: Fw: Before my time! Turn on the sound
>Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 07:29:17 -0400
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>From: Glen Amirault
>To: edward watt
>Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 4:16 PM
>Subject: Fw: Before my time! Turn on the sound
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>From: Gordon Hanshaw
>To: Glen
>Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 10:02 AM
>Subject: FW: Before my time! Turn on the sound
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>From: Gordon Hanshaw [mailto:gordon.hanshaw@ns.sympatico.ca]
>Sent: March 8, 2005 9:09 PM
>To: Glen (glenami@ns.sympatico.ca)
>Subject: FW: Before my time! Turn on the sound
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> This was MY life!!!
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> DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?
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> All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
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> It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
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> Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from
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> Nobody owned a purebred dog?
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> When a quarter was a decent allowance?
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> You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
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> Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
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> All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had
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> You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
> without asking, all for free, every time?
> And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to
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> Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden
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> It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
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> peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went
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> Lying on your back in the grass with your friends
> and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ."
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> and playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the
>rules of the game?
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> Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic
>seals
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> And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once,
> you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace,
> and share it with the children of today?
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> When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
> compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
> Basically we were in fear for our lives,
> but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs,
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> Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
> But we survived because their love was greater than the
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> Send this on to someone who can still remember
> Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy,
> Howdy Dowdy and the Peanut Gallery,
> the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows,
> Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.
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> Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool,
> and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
> Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I
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> To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.
> And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between
> old enough to know better and too young to care.
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> How many of these do you remember?
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> Candy cigarettes
> Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
> Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
> Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
> Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
> Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
> Newsreels before the movie
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> Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
> "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
> Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
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> "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
> Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for
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> The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
> War was a card game?
> Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a
>motorcycle?
> Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
> Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
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> If you can remember most or all of these, then you have
>lived!!!!!!!
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Monday, March 21, 2005

Member&#39;s Photos

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Feux Woodland et Champlain Fire

Des photos du feux coin Woodland et Champlain qui a completement d챕trui la b창tisse h챕bergent un garage. Le feux a eu lieu Samedi pass챕 le 12, photos prises Samedi le 19.
 
Photos of the fire at Woodland and Champlain which completely destroyed a garage last Saturday the 12th. Photos taken Saturday the 19th.
 
Guy

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Rue Gordon Street

Voici des photos que j'ai pris Samedi d'une b창tisse sur la rue Gordon pr챔s de Bannantyne. Est ce que ce serait ici qu'챕tait situ챕 la boulangerie dans les ann챕es 1940 et 1950. C'챕tait probablement seulement un entrep척t.
 
Here are photos I took Saturday.of a building situated on Gordon not far from Bannantyne. Could this be the bakerie that existed in the 40s and 50s. It was probably just a warehouse.
 
Guy

Best Memory

OK  Whats your best memory of Verdun , better still your 5 best 
 
Lanes
Rooftops
outdoor rinks
Woodland Park (cement downs)
Model School , yes it used to be protestant school in beginning  
 
NEXT   Jimmy

Weather Whats yours like

SUNSHINE  forecast for the next 5 days going up to 8 by thursday , what a life, come on Verduners tell us what its like where you are today , I love this group and want us all to share  , hang tough  and have a wonderful week    Jimmy  p.s I am in Ile Perrot 

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Personals.

Some of you Verdunites cannot get a date to save your soul (like
myself)? Check out this personals site if you will..

www.thailovelinks.com/

"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

Copiers &amp; Catridges


Hey Les, I run off 100 copies a week for a project I'm working on. I am
charged 17 cents for a 2 sided copy. There selling a copier at Costco
for $350. Considering the price of cartridges maybe it would be cheaper
to continue using the copy store's machine. What do you think?
Bill


"A bit of perfume always clings to the hand that gives the rose."

- Chinese proverb


Monteat Scene

Do you reconize this site ? 
 
 

Friday, March 18, 2005

Another fire

About a week ago Clifford garage/body shop on Woodland just below Champlain was destroyed by fire. The block of houses to the left of it was also damaged as were a few cars parked in the front. I never heard anything on the news, just saw it when I drove by on Wednesday. I did not have a camera, or else would have taken a picture. Does anybody know the cause? or have any info? I remember this garage as far back as when I was a kid in the early 60's in Verdun.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Happy ST.PATRICK DAY

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Posting

I cannot seem to be able to post whenever I wish. Sometimes I get
through and other times not.
Bill

"Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and
have a definite object in life outside themselves and their own
personal happiness."
- Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Young....need work??

Point of interst,,if you need a job..they are looking for all trades here in Alberta. They just announced a 2 billion dollar project at the Fort..they need 4000 workers..

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Doing the walk.

Anyone who had to walk from Rushbrooke school to the point to take industrial arts..Mr Waugh was the teacher??Lorne school??..Not to sure was only like 50 + years ago.

Buck,,buck..How many fingers up??

Can remember playing this in school yard at Rushbrooke school

Lumber yard??

On one of the streets there was a lumber yard sorta hidden there?? Still there or gonzo

Monday, March 14, 2005

Coin Argyle et Wellington Corner

Tel que demand챕 par J.M., ci-inclus quelques photos du coin de Argyle et Wellington.
 
In respons to J.M.s request here are a few pictures of the corner of Argyle and Wellington taken saturday.
 
Guy

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Coin Moffat et Verdun 1931 Corner

Voici le coin Moffat et Verdun en 1931. Remarquez le carosse tiré par un cheval en contrast avec l'auto. Le vieux et le nouveau qui s'affonte.
 
Corner Moffat and Verdun in 1931. Notice the horse drawn coach versus the automobile. The old and the new face to face.
 
Guy

Population de Verdun Population

Maggie was asking what was the population of Verdun. Here are some figures I got yesterday at the Société d'Histoire et de  Généalogie de Verdun:
 
1911          11,000
1921          25,001
1925          34,802
1931          60,745
1934          69,367
1941          67,349
1948          77,000
1951          77,391
1956          78,262
 
More recent figures to be supplied when available.
 
Ci-haut sont des chiffres intéressants concernant la population de Verdun de 1911 à 1956 que j'ai eu hier à la Société d'Histoire et de Généalogie de Verdun. Des chiffres plus récents seront fournis lorsqu'ils seront disponibles.
 
Guy

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Cigarette packets pinned to bike spokes.

Can anyone remember pinning flattened empty cigarette packets to our bicycle wheel spokes. We would swipe our mother's clothes pegs to pin them on.   A great   brrrrrr noise was made especially  when we  bicycled in a group.   A great way to recycle ciggie packs but  the  old folks in the neighbourhood must have been alarmed at the noise. Laurie

 VERDUN HIGH 1959.

Sorry about the duplicate post title. Mom and dad gave me heart not
brains.
Bill Cooper

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
- Robert Frost

  VERDUN HIGH 1959

That is great Bob! Thanks.
Bill

May the Grace of Aloha pervade your soul, that you may, with a happy
heart and a rejoicing spirit, do the Lord's work with your life.

YoYo demonstrations in Crawford Park

Does Anyone remember the YoYo demonstrations outside Crawford Park school on summer nights of the 60's.    Anyone that could master all the tricks would get a free super power yoyo.
Laurie Etienne

Sunday, March 6, 2005

École Notre Dame du Cénacle

Cette photo a été prise environ 1940 à l'école Notre Dame du Cénacle qui était sur la rue Bannantyne entre De L'Église et Hickson et qui a été démolie .C'était la classe du maître Denis. Le directeur est à la droite. Y en a t'il qui se reconnaissent et qui aimeraient faire contact.
 
Trying to contact some old schoolmates.
 
Guy

Friday, March 4, 2005

 VERDUN HIGH 1959

Mike, I finally got ahold of my brother. He's been feeling ill --
stomach flu . He said Mrs. Forbes died the year you guys were in her
class. Bob was sent to Woodland school after grade 7, because VHS was
full for his 1st year of HS.
Bill

"There's nothing constant in the world,
All ebb and flow, and every shape that's born
Bears in its womb the seeds of change."
-- Ovid

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Pinky stamps

Can remember my mom yelling at me did ya get the pinky stamps and if so..put them in the book.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Looking for a lost friend- King

I am looking for a girl i used to know. We grew up together untill she moved to Vancouver. The last time i saw here was about 15 years ago. Her name was Jennifer King. She could be married now. I believe her father's name was Allen . Last I knew he was in Verdun. Her mother is name Rohnda and lives in Beaconsfield I think. She would also have a brother Jason. Any know of the Kings please let me know I would so love to see how she is doing .

Riverview Elementry School

Anyone here go to Riverview school? Or does anyone know someone who did? I am looking for people who graduated grade 6 in 1983.

GREAT WORK

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Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Contact List Entries

In response to the temporary loss of Verdun Connections on March 1, 2005, I ask that all members fill in their contact info (especially current email addresses) and keep it up to date. I can save the list on a regular basis to my PC. This way if we ever lose Verdun Connections (hopefully not) everyone can be notified of a replacement group.