Friday, March 31, 2006

re Brian cleary

Brian Cleary passed away last year

April Fools Day

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Had enuff of the

Booked meself out at 2:30PM yesterday after over 6 months in a place that has no clue on why am there or was......

Preachers on Wellington 40s-50s

Do any members remember the preachers who would gather at some corners on Wellington in the 40s and 50s. They would start preaching and yelling and fall into a trance like the southern preachers we see on TV.

'The Mammy'

I looked but could not find the thread where the book 'The Mammy' by
Brendan O'Carroll was recommended. I just now finished the story and
loved it. Thank you.

Last line of the story:
Dream on, Agnes Browne! For everyone's sake, dream on.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Gonna be a Bear

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


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rian cle


            brian cleary of verdun.

           wherea bouts of brian and carol,

             appreciate a contact, old friends.

carolyn bennett

spring time

Happy spring time from Vancouver, Washington. Tomorrow (March 30th), leaving for Vegas, Baby!!!! Winston Allison

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Golden years.

As we approach our golden years... this might be helpful.

Here is an exercise suggested for adults over 45 and seniors, to
build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so
I thought I'd pass it on. Just don't over-do it.

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty
of room at each side. With a 5-LB. potato sack in each hand, extend
your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as
you can. Try to reach a full minute, then relax.
Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a
bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-LB. potato sacks.

Then 50-LB.potato sacks, and eventually try to get to where you can
lift a 100-LB. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for
more than a full minute.

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of
the sacks.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Classic Cars

For most historians, the history of MG really begins with the marvellous 'Old Number One', which gave the marque its first race win in 1924. (Photo: Pierre Louis Mongeau)

CIAS 2006 - Classics Collection 

This year's Classics Salon brought together classics from two continents, including this pair of early Thunderbirds. (photo Pierre Louis Mongeau)

CIAS 2006 - Classics Collection 

The signature 'boat-tail' rear end of the famous, elegant and unique 'Old Number One'. (Photo: Pierre Louis Mongeau)

CIAS 2006 - Classics Collection 

This immaculate 1938 MG TA roadster is only one of the seventeen cars in this year's tribute to MG. (photo: Arne Glassbourg)

CIAS 2006 - Classics Collection 

1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible. (photo: Arne Glassbourg/CIAS)

CIAS 2006 - Classics Collection 






Watched 'The Commitments' again yesterday. I bought the new 2 disk
release. The 2nd disk has all the special features including
commentaries of the director (Alan Parker - 'Mississippi Burning')
and actors/musicians on their experiences making the film 15 years
ago, and the condition of North Dublin then and now. Never been to
Ireland but apparently Dublin is no longer a depressed city, and is
one of the most expensive places in Europe to live.
Second Avenue.

poker(texas hold em

hello everyone . im setting up a nice poker game soon and would like to know how many of you would like to play ? it wont cost 2 much $$ and ill take any ideas that you all have. so if your into it please add me on your msn or e-mail me at  ty

It never occurred to me.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Remembering Clement King

When I was knee high to a grasshopper (early 70's) living on Egan there was a guy across the street we got to know well he was an artist named Clement King who has now passed away. My father still has a painting he made for him in the living room. Clement painted around Verdun and if my memory is correct painted the walls in Viva Pizza (desert scene) used to be on the corner of Osbourne and Verdun Ave. He drove around in an old early 60's Ford panel van painted in jungle scenes and animals on it.....he was quite a character. Anyone remember?

Friday, March 24, 2006

i'm looking over a four leaf clover


,Subject:  i'm looking over a four leaf clover
Date:  Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:28:43 -0500

If you go to this site, follow the instructions, and it will tell you the number one song that day.

I'm resending this as many of you e-mailed back that it didn't go through. Sorry.

Again mine was "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover by Art Morly and was also sung by Winston Allison on CKVL's "Call Me Uncle radio show".


Credit Cards

SCENE 1. This is a new one. People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don't they??    A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the locker.  After the workout and a shower, he came out, saw the locker open, and thought to himself, "Funny, I thought I locked the locker.    Hmmmmm." He dressed and just flipped the wallet to make sure all was in order. Everything looked okay - all cards were in place.   A few weeks later his credit card bill came - a whooping bill of $14,000!    He called the credit card company and started yelling at them, saying that he did not make the transactions. Customer care personnel verified that there was no mistake in the system and asked if his card had been stolen.    "No," he said, but then took out his wallet, pulled out the credit card, and yep - you guessed it - a switch had been made. An expired similar credit
card from the same bank was in the wallet. The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.
Verdict: The credit card issuer said since he did not report the card missing earlier, he would have to pay the amount owed to them. How much did he have to pay for items he did not buy? $9,000! Why were there no calls made to verify the amount swiped? Small amounts rarely trigger a "warning bell" with some credit card companies. It just so happens that all the small amounts added up to big one!
SCENE 2. A man at a local restaurant paid for his meal with his credit card. The bill for the meal came, he signed it, and the waitress folded the receipt and passed the credit card along.    Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket. Funny enough, though, he actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold, it was the expired card of another person. He called the waitress and she looked perplexed. She took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under the watchful eye of the man. All the waitress did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong expired card to the counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately looked down and took out the real card. No exchange of words --- nothing! She took it and came back to the man with an apology.
Verdict: Make sure the credit cards in your wallet at yours. Check the name on the card every time you sign for something and/or the card is taken away for even a short period of time. Many people just take back the credit card without even looking at it, "assuming" that it has to be theirs. FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, DEVELOP THE HABIT OF CHECKING YOUR CREDIT CARD EACH TIME IT IS RETURNED TO YOU AFTER A TRANSACTION!
SCENE 3: Yesterday I went into a pizza restaurant to pick up an order that I had called in. I paid by using my Visa Check Card which, of course, is linked directly to my checking account.  The young man behind the counter took my card, swiped it, then laid it on the counter as he waited for the approval, which is pretty standard procedure. While he waited, he picked up his cell phone and started dialing.    I noticed the phone because it is the same model I have, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Then I heard a click that sounded like my phone sounds when I take a picture. He then gave me back my card but kept the phone in his hand as if he was still pressing buttons. Meanwhile, I'm thinking: I wonder what he is taking a picture of, oblivious to what was really going on. It then dawned on me: the only thing there was my credit card, so now I'm paying close attention to what he is doing.    He set his phone on the counter, leaving it open. About five seconds later, I heard the chime that tells you that the picture has been saved.    Now I'm standing there struggling with the fact that this boy just took a picture of my credit card. Yes, he played it off well, because had we not had the same kind of phone, I probably would never have known what happened.  Needless to say, I immediately canceled that card as I was walking out of the pizza parlor.
All I am saying is, be aware of your surroundings at all times. Whenever you are using your credit cards, take caution and don't be careless. Notice who is standing near you and what they are doing when you use your card. Be aware of phones because many have a camera phone these days.    When you are in a restaurant and the waiter/waitress brings your card and receipt for you to sign, make sure you scratch the number off. Some restaurants are using only the last four digits, but a lot of them are still putting the whole thing on there. I have already been a victim of credit card fraud and, believe me, it is not fun. The truth is that they can get you even when you are careful, but don't make it easy for them.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Wellington Street 40s & 50s

A special old store I remember as a kid on Wellington near Church
was Gagnons (Spelling?)
They had merchandise that was from the 30s.
The money and paperwork would whizz all around the store in pneumatic
There was also a great Dime store on corner of Verdun and 4th. They had
junk and cards going back to 1900s I still have some old Victorian cards
I bought there.
Second Avenue

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Dog, Bounty Hunter

New Dog episodes begins tonight A&E, Tuesday 21st. He plans to have
celebrities on for the ride this 3rd $2,000,000+ season. In one reality
TV episode, intends to marry his voluptuous live-in sweetheart.
Interesting character. During his younger days as a hard a** biker
riding with the Devil's Disciples he was convicted of a felony, and
while doing 5 years hard time, decided to change his evil ways when
released. Which is a good thing.
He councils and goes to bat with the men and women he arrests, and I
get the impression they listen to him.
Anyway, not everyone's cup of tea. It can get violent as he goes into
the lion's den occasionally. Like Goose Village before WW2 -- police
keep out!
Second Avenue.

- Irish saying

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Elmhurst Cows

Can someone please describe to me what these cows were? I don't remember them myself but I am still trying to find proof of their existance (photos).

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Being British

Being British

One of the British national daily newspapers is asking readers "what it
means to be British?" Some of the emails are hilarious but this
is one from a chap in Switzerland...

Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a
Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a
Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch
American shows
on a Japanese TV. And the most British thing of all?
Suspicion of anything foreign.

Oh and!!!!!

Only in Britain... can a pizza get to your house faster than an
Only in Britain... do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to
back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy
cigarettes at the front.

Only in Britain.. do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and
DIET coke.

Only in Britain... do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to
Only in Britain... do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the
and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.

Only in Britain... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then
have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to
talk to in the first place.

Only in Britain... are there disabled parking places in front of a


3 Brits die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.

142 Brits were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts.

58 Brits are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of

31 Brits have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the
fairy lights were plugged in.

19 Brits have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas
decorations were chocolate.

British Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling

101 people since 1999 have had broken parts of plastic toys pulled out
the soles of their feet.

18 Brits had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit
cigarette in their mouth.

A massive 543 Brits were admitted to A&E in the last two years after
opening bottles of beer with their teeth.

5 Brits were injured last year in accidents involving out of Control
Scalextric cars.

and finally.........

In 2000 eight Brits cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the

…it is even more worrying that we have statistics on all these
irrelevant facts – 101 britons injured by shirt pins!  What is
happening to us?

Are you proud to be British


"Calgary 2 A.M."

"Calgary 2 A.M." by Christopher Wiseman from In John Updike's
짤 the Porqupine's Quill.

Calgary 2 A.M.

In spite of the fact that it's twenty below

and winter has gone on for five long months,

in spite of being starved, starved almost to death

for greenness and warmth, flowers and birds,

in spite of the deadness of endless classrooms,

shopping centres, television shows,

in spite of the pains in the gut, the migraines,

the wakings, the palpitations,

in spite of a guilty knowledge of laziness,

of failure to meet some obligations,

in spite of all these things, and more,

I have to report that the moon tonight

is filling the house with a wild blueness,

my children grow, excel, are healthy,

my wife is gentle, there are friends,

and once in a while a poem will come.

In spite of the fact that it's twenty below,

tonight I smile. Summer bursts inside me.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Grandparents and Grandchildren Day.

Grandparents and Grandchildren Day tomorrow. First I heard of it. Good
Second Avenue

- Irish saying






Thursday, March 16, 2006

Living Will.

New Living Will Form

 I, __________________________, being of sound mind and body, do not
to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.

Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead
partisan politicians who couldn't pass ninth - grade biology if their
lives depended on it or lawyers/doctors/hospitals interested in simply
running up the bills.

If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one
of the following:

______a Bloody Mary,
______a Margarita
______a Scotch and soda
______a Martini
______a Vodka and Tonic
______a Steak
______Lobster or crab legs
______The remote control
______a Bowl of ice cream
______The sports page

it should be presumed that I won't ever get any better.

When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed
person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes and
call it a day. At this point, it is time to call the New Orleans Jazz
Funeral Band to come do their thing at my funeral, and ask all of my
friends to raise their glasses to toast the good times we have had.

Signature: ___________________________

Date: ___________________________

NOTE: I also hear that in Ireland they have a Nursing Home with a Pub.
The patients are happier and they have a lot more visitors. Some of them
don't even need embalming when their time comes ...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Aging Gracefully

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape,
so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club
and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics
class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up
and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time
I got my leotards on, the class was over.

Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: "And what
do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the
reporter asked. She simply replied, "No peer

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your
own Easter eggs.

Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came
up to the very elderly widow and asked, "How old was
your husband?" "98," she replied, "Two years older
than me."
"So you're 96," the undertaker commented.
She responded, "Hardly worth going home, is it?"

I've sure gotten old.! I've had two bypass surgeries,
a hip replacement, new knees. Fought prostate cancer
and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything
quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different
medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to
blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor
circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my
friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's

An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told
her preacher she had two final requests. First, she
wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her
ashes scattered over Wal-Mart.
"Wal-Mart?" the preacher exclaimed.
"Why Wal-Mart?"
"Then I'll be sure my daughters will visit me
twice a week."

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my
memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

Know how to prevent sagging?
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

I'm getting into swing dancing. Not on purpose. Some
parts of my body are just prone to swinging.

It's scary when you start making the same noises as
your coffeemaker.

These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart
says, "For fast relief."

Don't think of it as getting hot flashes.
Think of it as your inner child playing with matches.

Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get
back up.!

Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow
old, You grow old because you stop laughing.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Looking for Mitchells

Hi all.
I am looking for any Members of the Mitchell family originally from St Bruno. I know there is Bruce Mitchell, Sharon Mitchell(Maiden name) and i think Betty or Susan. Or any others Last know was Bruce Mitchell in Chateguy but the listing is no longer there.
Thanks Cam


Hi all
Anyone out there from Riverview class of 83?

Ave. Beatty Ave.

L'avenue Beatty a été nommée en l'honneur d'un des associés de l'Étude Légale Gooderham & Beatty de qui ce terrain fut acheté par Osborne Park Land Ltd pour fins de subdivisions en lots de construction.
Beatty  Avenue was named in honnor of one of the partners of the Law Firm Gooderham & Beatty from whom this land was purchased by Osborne Park Land Ltd for ultimate subdivision into construction lots.
Le Messager de Verdun-Édition Centenaire-15 Décembre 1976.

Monday, March 13, 2006


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Political Correctness

From: Mike

To: Christine

Subject: Fw: Political Correctness
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 10:16:17 -0800


Subject: Fw: Political Correctness

Due to the climate of political correctness now pervading America,
Kentuckians, Tennesseans and
West Virginians will no longer be referred to as "HILLBILLIES."

You must now refer to us as APPALACHIAN-AMERICANS.

 And furthermore ....


 1. She is not a "BABE" or a "CHICK" - She is a "BREASTED AMERICAN."

 2. She is not a "SCREAMER" or a "MOANER" - She is "VOCALLY

 3. She is not "EASY" - She is "HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE."



 6. She is not an "AIRHEAD" - She is "REALITY IMPAIRED."

 7. She does not get "DRUNK" or "TIPSY" - She gets "CHEMICALLY

 8. She does not have "BREAST IMPLANTS" - She is "MEDICALLY ENHANCED."

 9. She does not "NAG" you - She becomes "VERBALLY REPETITIVE."

 10. She is not a "TRAMP" - She is "SEXUALLY EXTROVERTED."

 11. She does not have "MAJOR LEAGUE HOOTERS" - She is "PECTORALLY SUPERIOR."

 12. She is not a "TWO-BIT HOOKER" - She is a "LOW COST PROVIDER."


 1. He does not have a "BEER GUT" - He has developed a "LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY."

 2. He is not a "BAD DANCER" - He is "OVERLY CAUCASIAN."


 4. He is not "BALDING" - He is in "FOLLICLE REGRESSION."


 6. He does not get "FALLING-DOWN DRUNK" - He becomes "ACCIDENTALLY HORIZONTAL."

 7. He does not act like a "TOTAL ASS" - He develops a case of

 8. He is not a "MALE CHAUVINIST PIG" - He has "SWINE EMPATHY."

 9. He is not afraid of "COMMITMENT" - He is "RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGED."

 10. He is not "HORNY" - He is "SEXUALLY FOCUSED."

 11. It's not his "CRACK" you see hanging out of his pants - It's "REAR

Boom Boom

Boom Boom est décédé et j'ai très apprécié la cérémonie au Forum Samedi soir et çà ne s'est ps éternisé. L'équipe de Hockey Les Canadiens des années 50-60  était une suprématie. Les Maurice et Henri Richard, Dickie Moore, Butch Bouchard, Ken Mosdel, Gump Worsley, Doug Harvey, et bien d'autres et naturellement Boom Boom Geoffrion, ce qui montre ce que les Canadiens Français avec les Canadiens Anglais peuvent accomplir lorsqu'ils réunissent leurs forces. Aujourd'hui la moité de l'équipe est européenne.Comment se fait t'il que Jean Béliveau n'était pas à la cérémonie, se peux t'il que ce soit à cause du conflit qu'il y a eu il y a plusieurs année entre Butch et Jean à cause que Pierre avait été échangé. Les journalistes en ont même pas fait mention. Mystère.
Boom Boom is deceased and I appreceated the ceremony Saturday night at the Forum and it was not too long. The Les Canadiens Hockey team of the 50-60s was a supremacy.The Maurice and Henri Richard's, Dickie Moore, Butch Bouchard, Ken Mosdell, Gump Worsley, Doug Harvey and many others and naturally Boom Boom Geoffrion, which shows what the French Canadians and the English Canadians can accomplish when they join forces. Today, half the team is european. How come Jean B챕liveau was not at the ceremony Saturday night, and the commentators did not mention him. Could it be the conflict that happened several years ago between Butch and Jean on account of his son Pierre when he was traded ? Mystery.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

4th Avenue

After moving from Egan with lived at 381 4th Ave between Verdun and Wellington, 1975-1979 we hung out with alot of kids. There was Jean-Lou's store also remember kids by the name Alexis Berry, Sean Egan, Darlene and Debbie Duschesne. I think Kevin and Kelly Fletcher. When you really think about it the memories flood back.

Verdun chit chat

I can't get enough Verdun chit chat , so here goes , While taking a walk along Wellington Street the other day , I was amazed at how many stores there are, everything from soup to nuts , soooooo ,  what was your favorite Store , or memory , or thoughts , or hideouts , or hangouts , or feelings of Verdunites  Wellington Street , which I rate 2nd  only to Ste Catherine Street , and what are your thoughts about  being poor , I never thought I was poor , did you ? I lived  above Grovers 253 3rd ave , apt 4 , no big deal  , anything chit  chatty about Verdun ?  Jimmy

hi there

Hi....My name is Kathy Kalmin I was introduced to this sight a few days ago and havent been able to leave since went to St Thoma more then V.C.H. I was raised on Osborne but have moved around Verdun alot...I lived on Second for 20 years and now I live in Hemmingord right near the border its been great seeing the old pictures and the memories are just swamping this site..


Why go elsewere for frauds as we have our own local boy made good, Vincent Lacroix who (presumably) misused members funds in the millions for his personal use as well as his close friends and relatives.


Watched '8 Below' a movie adapted from a Japanese film where a team of
sled dogs were left behind in Antarctic to fend for themselves through
the harsh winter months. Compelling story because it is based on a true
However nowhere does it compare in realism to 'The March of the
Penguins'. How these three foot 50 pound flightless birds actually
survive 70 degrees below zero and 100 mile per hour winds is
astonishing. Not only do they survive but mate and care for baby
chicks. The DVD is more informative because of the special features of
how they made the documentary.
Second Avenue.
Verdun had some nasty winters I remember, but of course nothing as
brutal as the south pole. Burrr!

betty shewan of 6th ave.

   looking for info as to where betty is, married name    r.a. cordle, [ ray]
anyone who has info, pleeeease let me know.
carolyn bennett  florida
v.c.h 1962

Saturday, March 11, 2006


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Conrad Black

I can;t wait to follow the Conrad Black saga , and probably not Verdun connected, however , he started in Sherbrooke and is a brilliant person , with one of the world's top lawyers , it will be interesting , as he owned all of Canada's Major newspapers . I could almost write a book about him, and to me he is in for one tough time , I think he and his kind are all guilty of the same crime  GREED  , going to  be interesting , hope only post s about his trial appear here , should relive the boredom for the next couple of years , get involved , you will be so interested  in his doings , Jim

Friday, March 10, 2006


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Here is a good hockey video for you....

This guy is rookie from Russia and is probably the best player in the
league right now...
Highlight this URL and paste it to your web browser then hit send.
Second Avenue

- Irish saying

Thursday, March 9, 2006

Sally Ann

Just a little information on The Sally Ann (The Salvation Army), just in case someone doesn't know. Their motto is "Heart To God, And Hand To Man". They are a Christian organization, which involves church. The Officer's which are the leaders of the church are all ordain ministers. If they wish to marry, they must marry a person who has gone through "training school", which is seminary.So both husband and wife are ordained by The Salvation Army. I had been involved from the time I was 8 years old and went to the Corps in the Point, then the Corps in Verdun. I eventually became The Corps Sgt/Major in Vancouver, Washington for about10 years. My wife Billie was The Young Peoples Sgt/Major. This was all volunteer work which included teaching Sunday School, plus to many other things to mention. Winston Allison

Frances Burfoot

Frances Burfoot lived on Nun's Island. In 68/69 she was in my grade 4 class at Bannantyne School. I went away and when I came back 2 years later, she was no longer at Bannantyne. I think she had a little brother.

Blue Bird Fire - Again

Heard a very interesting story today.  My sisters know this guy who was a distributor or whatever they call it perhaps jobber for the Gazette.  When the news of the Blue Bird Fire hit the radio - my family were living in the west end at the tine - I was living on Egan.  Anyway news hits the radio and these guys hear about it and decide that they are going to go have a look see - one of the guys was Mike DeLeva and I forget the other guys name - so outside the Blue Bird the firemen have bodies lined up on the sidewalk with white X's on them so Mike DeLeva and friend are taking a look and they spot their friend - there is Alan with a white X on his body - they were shocked so they load Alan into their car and take him to the hospital - well Alan had suffered smoke inhalation but HE WAS NOT dead.  The guys had got together this past week and were reminiscing about the fire and of course now it is a funny story - Alan is still going strong today - a girl my sister worked with at the Royal Trust was killed in that fire.  I have to wonder how many other's with X's on them might have been saved.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Doug (frank)Worsley

B/D came and passed while in the hospital..there goes 66 and now into 67.......March 3....

second avenue

hi looking for people who lived near 701 second avenue between the years 1979 untill 1998 ...met a lot of people had great times...would love to hear from you

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

What happened to Joy from England

Gee where is Joy what happened to her and her search for Brinie Bernie family of 3rd Avenue.  See everything has been pulled. VERY STRANGE


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Warm up for St. Paddy's Day.

One day an Irishman, who had been stranded on a deserted

island for over 10 years, saw a speck on the horizon.

He thought to himself, "It's certainly not a ship."


As the speck got closer and closer, he began to rule out the


of a small boat and even a raft.


Suddenly there emerged from the surf a wet-suited black clad figure.

Putting aside the scuba gear and the top of the wet suit, there stood a

drop-dead gorgeous blonde!


The glamorous blonde strode up to the stunned Irishman and said to him,

"Tell me, how long has it been since you've had a cigarette?"

"Ten years," replied the amazed Irishman.


With that, she reached over and unzipped a waterproofed pocket on the

left sleeve of her wetsuit, and pulled out a fresh pack of cigarettes.

He takes one, lights it, and takes a long drag. "Faith and begorrah,"



man, "that is so good, I'd almost forgotten how great a smoke can be!"


"And how long has it been since you've had a drop of good Irish

whiskey?" asked the blonde. Trembling, the castaway replied, "Ten



Hearing that, the blonde reaches over to her right sleeve, unzips a

pocket, removes a flask and hands it to him. He opened the flask and



long drink. "'Tis nectar of the Gods!" stated the Irishman. 'Tis truly



At this point, the gorgeous blonde started to slowly unzip the long

front of her wet suit, right down the middle. She looked at the

trembling man and


"And how long has it been since you played around?"


With tears in his eyes, the Irishman fell to his knees and sobbed,

"Sweet Jesus!  Don't tell me that you've got golf clubs in there, too!"

Monday, March 6, 2006

Thought for the day

This is from my daughter. She is probably right. What do you think????

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Happy Monday!



Thought for the day:  Men are like fine wine. They start out as
grapes, and it's up to the women  to stomp the crap out of them until
they turn into something acceptable to  have dinner with.

Sunday, March 5, 2006


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hi fellow verdunites

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Pictures - Can you name them?

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Next week Andrew Fastow, the key prosecuting witness's opportunity to
tell his story, and hopefully put behind bars Kenneth Lay and Jeffery
Skilling -- and himself of course. Lifestyles will be dramatically
altered from customed private jets to sharing a cell with Bubba.
Check out the book or DVD, 'Enron, The smartest Guys in the Room'.

Saturday, March 4, 2006

Those Little Buggers


If spelling and typing the wrong............ahhhhhhhhhh, what am I trying to say here???? Something about messing up your writing and sin what tax....... holy mackrel, batman... what have I done now...........????????  Anyways...what I think I am trying to say is don't worry about how it looks, just enjoy this site. I don't think you will find anyone on this site that is going to find a problem with lisspelled oops, MISSPELLED words, or whatever. If we worried about that, many of us would have quite, oops, quit a long time ago. We are here to enjoy each others memories, which trigger memories of our own. We are here to encourage everyone, share our joys and sorrows. Do you know why we are doing these things? Because that is what Verdunites do!!!!! They care, when someone is down,or missing, or just having a rotten day. But they also want to share their joys and happiness also. Thanks. Winston Allison

Friday, March 3, 2006

Brennie family of Third Ave

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Julie Andrews and AARP


Subject: Julie Andrews and AARP


Don't know if this is true but it is clever.


To commemorate her 69th birthday October 1, actress-vocalist Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of AARP, the association for retired people. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from the movie and musical Sound of Music. However, the lyrics of the song were deliberately changed for the entertainment of her blue-hair audience:

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillac's and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, when the bones creak,

When the knees go bad, I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets, and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heat pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no fear of sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',

And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, when the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim, then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted
over four minutes with


Civil War.

It was on this day in 1863 that Congress passed the Civil War
Conscription Act, which required all men between the ages of twenty and
forty-five to serve three years in the military. But one big loophole
in the law allowed wealthy men to hire substitutes to serve in their
place. Among the wealthy men who did hire substitutes were J.P. Morgan,
Andrew Carnegie, and the future President Grover Cleveland.

The draft was hugely controversial in Northern cities. Increasingly
lengthy casualty lists were printed in newspapers every day, and men of
the working classes resented the fact that they were being used as
cannon fodder while the rich men sat idle. The frustration eventually
led to the New York draft riots that summer. Mobs broke into the homes
of the wealthy and smashed store windows, eventually killing more than
105 people. It was a regimen of soldiers, fresh from the Battle of
Gettysburg, who eventually restored peace to the city.

Many of the poor Irish were hired as substitutes.
Second Avenue.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006


I think we need a new subject heading. I want to thank each of you for sharing some of the health problems that we each share. We sometimes think we are alone in our health struggles and find that we are not alone. It really puts my problems in perspective. I think when we share these difficulties, we each become closer. I am impressed with the courage that so many of you are showing. While we may get down mentally, emotionally, and physically, we can  encourage each other through prayer, and genuine concern. I also want to thank those who have mentioned by name those people who have not been heard from on this site for awhile. You are a great group, and each of you helps me to make in through another day. Winston Allison 

Anyone know the Cornthwaites from Crawford Ave- c1950's

I am helping a friend in England to trace his wife's Scottish rellies who moved to Montreal in the early 1900's. In 1916 one of her gt uncles Alexander Henderson and his wife Charlotte lived at 302 Regina Ave. Alex was killed in WW1,along with two of his brother's in law.
Relations of these, later lived in Crawford Ave in the 1950's (and possibly beyond)
Their names were Beatrice(nee Henderson) and her husband George Cornthwaite.
They later moved to(warmer!) California where they both died in 1969.
Does anyone have any info about this family or the places they lived.
All help would be much appreciated. Are there any old photo's of the streets that I could access online?
All the best,