Saturday, April 30, 2005
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's
incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were
born in 1986. They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing
쨌 Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
쨌 Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
쨌 The CD was introduced the year they were born.
쨌 They have always had an answering machine.
쨌 They have always had cable.
쨌 They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
쨌 Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
쨌 Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
쨌 They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
쨌 They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
쨌 They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
쨌 They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel",
or "de plane, Boss, de plane".
쨌 They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
쨌 McDonald's never came in styrofoam containers.
쨌 They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Just in case there are new members who may have missed my previous inquiry, or others who saw it and didn't get a chance to reply, I'm posting again.
I am trying to get any information that anyone has about Mr. Hebb, who was a principal at Riverview for several years circa the late 1920s to the 1930s. If you have to check with parents and grandparents it would be appreciated.
Anyone who knows anything about Mr. Hebb while he was at Riverview or is, or knows, someone who was a student during the Hebb years can contact me at:
I'm also looking for anyone who has access to records from the school during the same period that might tell us anything about Hebb while he was there.. My Mom still lives in Verdun, so I can visit and collect information from anyone who can help. (I went to Woodland (but don't hold that against me).
For those who are interested, the young Mr. Hebb went on to become one of the most influential psychologists-neuroscientists of the 20th century.
Bryan (VHS '69)
formerly of 333 -5th Ave
....and, for those who might have lived on Nun's Island or hung out at St. John the Divine during the early 70's, former member of Wlapurgis Knight)
Dr. Bryan D. Fantie
Director, Human Neuropsychology Laboratory
Department of Psychology
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016-8062
Monday, April 11, 2005
Les_F, and everyone else. It is amazing the things and activities that keep popping up on this site. The Eaton's train for instance. I have told my wife, kids, and grandkids about the train, and other stories, and you find pictures of these memorable times. What a great site this is. We seem to share so many common things. Thanks to all of you who share your memories. This truely is an exciting place. Winston Allison
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
the following are some questions people the world over have been asking.
These are actual questions posted on an International Tourism website.
Q: I have never seen it warm in Canadaon tv, so how do the plants grow?
A: We import all plants fully grown and just sit around and watch them
Q: Will I be able to see Polar bears in the streets?
A: Depends on how much you've been drinking.
Q: I want to walk from Vancouver toToronto- can I follow the railroad
A: Sure, it's only four thousand miles, take lots of water.
Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes inCanada?
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes huh?
Q: It is imperative that I find the names and address of places to
for a stuffed beaver.
A: Let's not touch this one!
Q: Are there any ATM (cash) machines inCanada? Can you send me a list of
them in Edmonton,Vancouver,Toronto and Halifax?
A: What did your last slave die of?
Q: Can you give me some info. about hippo racing inCanada?
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe.
is that big country to the north of you.....oh forget it.
Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night inCalgary. Come naked.
Q: Which direction is North inCanada?
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get there
we'll give you the rest of the directions.
Q: Can I bring cutlery into Canada?
A: Why? Just use your fingers like the rest of us.
Q: Can you send me the schedule for the Vienna Boys Choir?
A: Aus-tr-ia is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y which
forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Monday night in
and every Tuesday night inCalgary- right after the hippo races. Come
Q: Do you have perfume inCanada?
A: No WE don't stink!
Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Where
sell it in Canada?
A: Anywhere that significant numbers of Americans gather.
Q: Can you tell me regions of British Columbia where the female
is smaller than the male population?
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.
Q: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving inCanada?
A: Only at Thanksgiving.
Q: Are there supermarkets inCanada and is milk available year round?
A: No we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan hunters/gatherers. Milk is
Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Canada but I can't
what it's called. It is like a big horse with horns.
A: It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the
anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying
with human urine before you go out walking.
Q: I was in Canadain 1969 on R+R and want to contact a girl I met there
Surrey, B.C. Can you help me?
A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.
Q: Will I be able to talk English most places where I go?
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn to speak it first!