Saturday, June 30, 2007

School Prayer

  Now I sit me down in school 
                  Where praying is against the rule
                  For this great nation under God
                  Finds mention of Him very odd.


                  If Scripture now the class recites,
                  It violates the Bill of Rights.
                  And anytime my head I bow
                  Becomes a Federal matter now.

                  Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
                  That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
                  The law is specific, the law is precise.
                  Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.


                  For praying in a public hall
                  Might offend someone with no faith at all
                  In silence alone we must meditate,
                  God's name is prohibited by the state.



                  We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
                  And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
                  They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
                  To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

                  We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
                  And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
                  It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong ,
                  We 're taught that such "judgments" do not belong

                  We can get our condoms and birth controls,
                  Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
                  But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
                  No word of God must reach this crowd.


                  It's scary here I must confess,
                  When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
                  So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
                  Should I be shot; My soul please take! 

                 Amen 

Turcot Yards and Exchange

The decision is now made to completely reconstruct the Turcot Exchange and yards at a cost of one and a half billion dollars. Constructiion will start in 2009 and be completed by 2015. Here are photos that appeared in La Presse today. Guy
DECARIE - TURCOT EXCHANGE - NOW
 
TURCOT EXCHANGE WHEN COMPLETED IN 2015
 
TURCOT YARDS - NOW AT LEFT AND WHEN COMPLETED ON RIGHT
PULLMAN STREET ON LEFT -
ANGRIGNON BOUL. ON BOTTOM
ROUTE 20 ON RIGHT
DECARIE TURCOT EXCHANGE IN BACKGROUND
 

CANADA DAY JULY 1ST

I suppose most of us will be Celebrating Canada Day,.at a BBQ or something,.........So I'll wish you all a Great Canada Day ,....and hope you enjoy your long weekend:..............................................................
 
                                     "Happy Canada Day"
 
----------------CANADA DAY--------------------------BONNE FETE--------------
            
 
                        .....HAVE FUN &  REMEMBER VERDUN......

Looking for..

I'm not sure how often people go over to that board, I just wanted to let you all know I posted in there. Thanks!

Joseph Mancini

Joe Mancini was my dad, he passed away while my mother was pregnant with me. I was just wondering if anyone here knew him, and if you could tell me about him? Any stories? good and bad lol.
 
He was born September 26, 1950 and he passed away July 10 ,1982.
 
Thanks everyone,
 
Andrea

Friday, June 29, 2007

re trip

I wasin Verdun from June 13th to the 27th of June and enjoyed my stay,I have not been  back to Verdun for three years. A lot has changed sincethen. I went andhad Woodlands Pizza, thebest to eat. They cannot make good pizza in Calgary. Also the smoke meat.The weather was extremely hot andhumit, which in Calgaryit gets warm but it is berry dry.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Soccer this weekend

Well I guess there isn't to many people who played soccer in Verdun on this site. Or maybe this site is just to look at old pictures. Look I grew up in Verdun and I know if half the people show up this weekend for the kids it will be a success. So if you read this message and you are a true Verdunite we will see you Friday night and Saturday in Burling park and if you don't know were that is you probably lived on the avenues.

Montreal Jazz Festival

Entertainmant at  MOntreal's Jazz Festival ,...soundgood  Bob Dylan (if he's coherent),..but last years latest album isn't that bad,.........
Harry Coonick Jr.  ...who rreally can sing,.........\
Van Morrison,..............who has alwaysa been a good talented artist with some really good songs,..............(not to metion 2 of these characters have been playing for over 4 decades so far,..............
So Lucky you guys who can take in some of this Jazz Festival,............but geneally the truth be known,.that regardless of events held in any of our 'home bases'.....or places we now call home,...........Most never get out to see any of it,...........and it generally takes a visitor to spark some action,...........so get off your couches and go & Have Some Fun in Montreal,........and take some pictures..................................    Oh yea ,Isn't 'levisjeans' visiting town (Montreal) this week as well.................  Have Fun Kid,.....and get a computer soon we miss ya,..........................
                            Have Fun and Remember Verdun........and all that Jazz
 

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Summer in Verdun

It's presently 31 degrees C ,......in Montreal ,with a Humidex Factor of 39,
YIKES,...........................................where's the Beer,.or Coolers,..or Kool-Aid
that's 'stinking hot'.........................turn on the AC
 
the good news ,...there's a Severe Thunder Storm watch,..........
      with lots of Lightning,.......I hope some of you get some good pictures'
I love those great Storms,...........................

Moving Day

Apparently Moving Day in Montreal is coming up,..(is it the 1st of July?)
Remember it was always May 1st,......................now it's in the summer ,.easier on the kids ,.and the weather is usually better:
 
but Is it July 1st???  This would seem odd,as it must be very busy in the streets that weekemd with everyone off for the Canada Day Holiday,
 
Remember moving those nice old fridges with the round corners,making it a lot easier to carry them (up to a 3rd floor) noone ever moved to a bottom floor.........hahahahahah  

Montreal Police crackdown on Impaired Driving

Montreal police shoot drunk-driving suspect in Pointe St. Charles

A routine call about a car accident in the Point last night ended up with a man in his 30s being shot by police. Just before 8 last night, police were called about a man driving erratically and hitting some parked cars along a street in the Point. When the cops arrived at the corner of Frank Selke and Charon streets, a scuffle ensued between the man and the officers, and that's when he was shot in the back.

Witnesses say he appeared drunk when police caught up with him.

He's now in critical condition in hospital, but is expected to live.

The two officers, both of them female, were also taken to hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the melee.

 

...........I guess the driver made these cops MADD

 

Maggie and Les

Hi Maggie.....I went to post a joke on the Jokes and Truisms board and the jokes that were there yesterday are now gone.
 
Am I doing something wrong?
 
Can you please explain how you want me to post a joke?
 
Just want to do the right thing!
 
Dianne

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

10 Bridges over the Aqueduct

Having determined the number of bridges over the aqueduct, the logical next step was to take pictures of all 10:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

City of Verdun Watering Arm

While taking pictures on the Galt Street bridge, this City of Verdun truck was watering the flour boxes automatically from the driver's seat. Reminded me of the Canadarm.
Guy   

Don't go near the River

Remember how many times we heard that as a kid,.............(everyday,)
but check this out,...........

How to get there

Take Autoroute 15 south to Wellington Street Exit. Take a left on Wellington street, then a right on De L'Eglise, and a left on Verdun. Follow Verdun all the way to the end, and then take a right onto La Sale. Follow that until you see the rapids on the left, and a Lada Garage on the right. There will be a parking lot on the left opposite the garage. Walk up river about 200 meters and voila - the grandest wave in the world.

...........Now none of us need directions to find this spot,.....but it seems there's a lot of daredevils out having a ball ,right in the old Lachine Rapids

check this out:

 

http://playak.com/article.php?sid=127

 

.....................They're having a blast,.................     HF&RV

Michael Yon


Now finally there is an objective reporter imbedded in Iraq. He is a private individual who became so fed up with the networks slanted views of the war that he decided to see for himself. He is not paid by any news gathering organizations, so his observations are not corrupted. If you want to know what is really going on in Iraq check this brave man out, and pass his URL on if you will. I think it's about time we know the truth.
I been posting way too much lately I think I'll cool it for awhile. At least I'll try. Love you all. Bill Cooper.




Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Montreal Weather 1971

 Lately, we have been having temperatures in the nineties on a regular basis here in Burlington, and by chance I just came across the attached Montreal weather (1971) item in my "stuff"!
Art

Michael Moore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm4sNMKp0Mw&mode=related&search=

A bus on route 105-Sherbrooke in Montreal ?

Hello !

Is there someone who can localize this bus in Montreal ?

(Route 105-Sherbrooke ?)

 

Thanks in advance !

JM

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Verdun Catholic High Commencement 1962

Does this bring back any memories?
 
Photobucket
 
Photobucket
 
 
 

Avro Arrow

A little more info on Canada's lost chance to be one of the worlds top aeronautical industrial nations. Plus a nice photo of the jet fighter.
Second Avenue


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Arrow

Ste. Jean Baptiste Day

This weekend is the Fete Nationale in Quebec!
 
Have a good weekend and have fun celebrating!!!
 

PC protection and other stuff

Here's a site which we've posted links to before,............but if any of you have experienced some troubles re: Hijack Atttempts of your Browser or just curious souls wanting into your PC , then you may want to read some of the safety precautions tat you can take to preserve your ID's ..........
First lesson is Never Make Your Email Address availablle to 'anyone' Unless your prepared to have it used ,for whatever means...........most sites are safe ,when your dealing with upstanding & relatively honest Nice people,................but SCUM seems to rear it's ugly head at times,.........and for reasons only known to them,...........People try to attack your usually normal routine................Unfortunately for most ,.these attacks are fruitless unless they know an exisitng email address or IP address,........if they don't have one of those right they are only guessing,............So I suggest all of you ,out there always protect your ID & email address's (regardless of how many) so you will remain relatively invisible to most loons who try to exploit this avenue:
...................Alaways be careful (like you tell your kids) who you talk to or tell things to,
 
                Have Fun & Remember Verdun

coming to verdun

hello all!!!
  i will be coming to verdun within the next 2 weeks, love to hook up with some school chums while im there,
should be fun, i,ll need it after a funeral. regards and thanks for all contributions to this site.
carolyn bennett vch 1962

Friday, June 22, 2007

Today, I am thankful for.....

Thank-you to Joyce Pedder for reminding me to take the time to be thankful each day......In memory of Ruth Armstrong.
Today, I am thankful for ....my busy day.....I'm not alone.

Oil ----------Yikes

Checkout this site for what it's worth ,.there are plenty like them,....but sometimes worth a look:

Oil prices are up. Why?

It wasn’t too long ago—1999 in fact—that the price of a barrel of oil was about $10. These days a barrel of oil can sell for over $70, and some analysts predict that the price could top $100 a barrel in the not-too-distant future. Other analysts are predicting a price plunge, to $40 or less a barrel.

What’s going on? To most of us, this makes no sense at all. Why the rollercoaster?

How can the price of such a vital commodity fluctuate so much in such a short period of time, and is there anything we as consumers (or as a country) can do about it? What forces are at work that can create such a situation, and to what extent are we masters of the situation, and to what extent are we merely spectators and victims?

GasPump

Read more on their site:....................................

Gasbags

What the politicians and the pundits aren’t saying about the fluctuating price of gas and oil- and what you need to know !

 

http://www.taxpayersleague.org/NewIssues/Gasbags/GASBAGS.htm

Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Dog Named Bo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61X67vE6SOo

Metal man

This message has been deleted by the manager or assistant manager.

The Arrow

This thread was posted a year or so ago. I thought I'd dig it up again seeing we have so many new members who may have more to add to this huge mistake by John G. Diefenbaker so many years ago.
S.A.

http://www.avroarrow.org/

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Trade Like Bill and Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is the largest recipient of medical insurance industry money according to Michael Moore's new documentary 'Sicko', and now the stock portfolios of the Clintons revealed. Hmm... oil stocks.
Politicians are so full of prunes. 

http://www.thestreet.com/_iwon/newsanalysis/stockpickr/10363357.html?cf=WSIWON1111051500

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Can't tell you if this really works or not, but it might be fun to
try it out...
Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when
they're having a cook out. So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes,
especially now that they have the potential to carry the West Nile
Virus? Here's a tip that was given at a recent garden forum. Put
some water in a White dinner plate and add just a few drops of Lemon
Fresh Joy dish detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other
outdoor area. Not sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white
plate, or what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly
after drinking the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within
about 10 feet of the plate. Check this out -- it work's just super! May
seem trivial, but it may help control mosquitoes around your home,
especially in the South and elsewhere where the West Nile virus is
reaching epidemic proportions in mosquitoes, birds, and humans.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

She Who shapes the Sacred Land

...........................Pele of course:
            Here's some legend from Bills neck o the woods:
 
Pele
Goddess of Fire
by Betty Fullard-Leo     

PELE - Goddess of Fire.

Described as "She-Who-Shapes-The-Sacred-Land" in ancient Hawaiian chants, the volcano goddess, Pele, was passionate, volatile, and capricious. In modern times, Pele has become the most visible of all the old gods and goddesses. Dwelling in the craters of the Big Island's Kilauea Volcano, she has been sending ribbons of fiery lava down the mountainside and adding new land around the southeastern shore almost continuously since 1983.


Lava entering the sea.

Pele was born of the female spirit Haumea, or Hina, who, like all other important Hawai'i gods and goddesses, descended from the supreme beings, Papa, or Earth Mother, and Wakea, Sky Father. Pele was among the first voyagers to sail to Hawai'i, pursued, legends say, by her angry older sister, Na-maka-o-kaha'i because Pele had seduced her husband. Pele landed first on Kaua'i, but every time she thrust her o'o (digging stick) into the earth to dig a pit for her home, Na-maka-o-kaha'i, goddess of water and the sea, would flood the pits. Pele moved down the chain of islands in order of their geological formation, eventually landing on the Big Island's Mauna Loa, which is considered the tallest mountain on earth when measured from its base at the bottom of the ocean.


Steam rising as lava enters the sea.

Even Na-maka-o-kaha'i could not send the ocean's waves high enough on Mauna Loa to drown Pele's fires, so Pele established her home on its slopes. Here, she welcomed her brothers. A cliff on nearby Kilauea Mountain is sacred to her eldest brother, Ka-moho-ali'i, king of the sharks and the keeper of the gourd that held the water of life, which gave him the power to revive the dead. Out of respect for this brother, to this day, Pele never allows clouds of volcanic steam to touch his cliff.

Her other brothers also still appear on the Big Island mountain; Kane-hekili as thunder, Ka-poho-i-kahi-ola as explosions, Ke-ua-a-kepo in showers of fire, and Ke-o-ahi-kama-kaua in spears of lava that escape from fissures during eruptions.

Of all her siblings, Pele favored her youngest sister Hi'iaka, the most. Pele, Hi'iaka and another sister, Laka, goddess of hula, were all patronesses of the dance, but Hi'iaka was said to have hatched from an egg that Pele kept warm during the long canoe ride to Hawai'i by transporting it in her armpit.

After Hi'iaka grew to womanhood on the Big Island, Pele traveled in spirit form to the north shore of Kaua'i to witness a dance performance at a pahula, or dance platform, that still exists near Ke'e Beach. Here she manifested herself as a desirable young woman, and quickly fell in love with a handsome young chief named Lohi'au. She dallied with Lohi'au for several days, but eventually her spirit had to return to her sleeping body on the Big Island. Upon awakening, Pele sent Hi'iaka to convince Lohi'au to come to her. The sisters extracted vows from each other: Hi'iaka promised not to encourage Lohi'au should he become attracted to her and in return, Pele promised to contain her fires and lava flows so as not to burn a grove of flowering ohi'a trees where Hi'iaka danced with her friend Hopoe.

On Kaua'i, Hi'iaka found that Lohi'au had died of grief after Pele disappeared, but the graceful younger sister was able to restore his spirit to his body, bringing him back to life. Together, the two of them began the journey to the Big Island, but Pele's suspicious nature got the best of her. Because forty days had passed since Hi'iaka had set out on her assigned mission, Pele decided she had been betrayed, and so sent a flood of lava into Hi'iaka's 'ohi'a-lehua grove, killing Hopoe in the process. When Hi'iaka saw the smoldering trees and her dancing friend entombed in lava, she flung herself into the arms of Lohi'au. In retribution, Pele set lose another stream of lava, which killed the mortal Lohi'au, but Hi'iaka, a goddess, could not be destroyed.


Madame Pele always manages to produce some sort of excitement for her guests. On this day in 1924 it was a huge steam eruption in Kilauea caldera.

The legend has a happy ending, however, as yet another brother of Pele's, Kane-milo-hai, reached out and caught Lohi'au's spirit when he saw it floating past his canoe. He restored the spirit to Lohi'au's body, and once again, the chief was brought back to life. Hi'iaka and Lohi'au returned to Kaua'i to live contentedly.

Legends about Pele, her rivals and her lovers abound. Most of the lovers she took were not lucky enough to escape with their lives when she hurled molten lava at them, trapping them in odd misshapen pillars of rock that dot volcanic fields to this day.

One lover who proved a match for Pele was Kamapua'a, a demi-god who hid the bristles that grew down his back by wearing a cape. The pig god could also appear as a plant or as various types of fish. He and Pele were at odds from the beginning; she covered the land with barren lava, he brought torrents of rain to extinguish her fires and called the wild boars to dig up the land, softening it so seeds could grow.

Pele and Kamapua'a raged against each other until her brothers begged her to give in, as they feared Kamapua'a's storms would soak all the fire sticks and kill Pele's power to restore fire. In Puna, at a place called Ka-lua-o-Pele, where the land seems torn up as if a great struggle had taken place, legend says Kamapua'a finally caught and ravaged Pele. The two remained tempestuous lovers, it is said, until a child was born, then Kamapua'a sailed away and Pele went back to her philandering ways.

Pele's greatest rival was Poliahu, goddess of snow-capped mountains, and a beauty who, like Pele, seduced handsome mortal chiefs. Pele's jealousy flamed after she had a fling with a fickle young Maui chief named 'Ai-wohi-ku-pua, as he was traveling to the Big Island to court a mortal chiefess, Laie. Paddling along the Hana Coast, 'Ai-wohi-ku-pua saw Pele in human form as a beauty named Hina-i-ka-malama, riding the surf. He paused for a brief affair. Then he went on to the Big Island, where Poliahu seduced him. He convinced his personal goddess to release him from his promise to his first love, and went back to Kaua'i with the snow goddess. Pele (as Hina-i-ka-malama) chased after them, eventually winning back the fickle chief, but Poliahu was so vindictive, she blasted the lovers with cold and heat until they separated, and 'Ai-wohi-ku-pua was left with no lover at all.

According to Hawaiian historian David Malo in his book "Hawaiian Antiquities," in old Hawai'i, some gods and goddesses, including Pele, were believed to be akua noho, gods who talked. They could take possession of an earthly being, who became the god's kahu. Malo writes, "The kahu of the Pele deities also were in the habit of dressing their hair in such a way as to make it stand out at great length, then, having inflamed and reddened their eyes, they went about begging for any articles they took a fancy to, making the threat, 'If you don't grant this request, Pele will devour you.' Many people were imposed upon in this manner, fearing Pele might actually consume them." Naturally, people who had seen others destroyed in Pele's fiery lava flows, were terrorized by such a kahu.

Pele has continued to intrigue contemporary men. Not long after the old religion was abolished in 1819, the high chiefess Kapi'olani defied Pele by eating 'ohelo berries at the edge of Halema'uma'u caldera without first offering them to or requesting Pele's permission. In open defiance, Kapi'olani threw stones into the molten lava below. When she was not harmed, she insisted it proved Pele had no power and it was time for Hawaiian people to accept Christianity as their religion. In 1823, when Reverend William Ellis became the first white man to visit Kilauea, most Hawaiians accompanying the expedition were still in awe of the volatile goddess. The hungry missionaries began to eat 'ohelo berries, but were quickly warned to give Pele an offering. Ellis wrote, "We told them ...that we acknowledged Jehovah as the only divine proprietor of the fruits of this earth, and felt thankful to Him for them, especially in our present circumstances."...We traveled on, regretting that the natives should indulge in notions so superstitious." At the crater, the Hawaiian guides "turned their faces toward the place where the greatest quantity of smoke and vapor issued, and, breaking the ('ohelo) branch they held in their hand in two, they threw one part down the precipice, saying:

E Pele, eia ka 'ohelo 'au;
(Oh, Pele, here are your branches)
e taumaha aku wau 'ia 'oe
(I offer some to you)
e 'ai ho'i au tetahi
(some I also eat).

To this day, tales of Pele's power and peculiarities continue. Whispered encounters with Pele include those of drivers who pick up an old woman dressed all in white accompanied by a little dog on roads in Kilauea National Park, only to look in the mirror to find the back seat empty. Pele's face has mysteriously appeared in photographs of fiery eruptions, and most people who live in the islands-whether Christian, Buddhist, Shinto, or other-speak respectfully of the ancient goddess. After all, she has destroyed more than 100 structures on the Big Island since 1983, and perhaps even more awesome than that, she has added more than 70 acres of land to the island's southeastern coastline.

 

...............................................................................................................................

 

North Shore, Oahu


http://www.hawaiibeachcombers.com/northshore-oahu.html

First City Snowblower

Another piece of history. Here is the beginnings of the City of Montreal's street Snowblower, invented by Arthur Sicard in 1925-1927.
Guy
 

Biginnings of the City of Verdun

Since some members showed interest in the creation of Verdun, I have done my homework and did some reading at the SHGV. Here is what I came up with:
 
1846: Municipality of Hochelaga wich was distinct from the City of Montreal is divided into the following municipalities:
C척te des Neiges
Hochelaga
La Visitation
Saint Henri
Saint Pierre*
*The minicipality of Saint Pierre (Rivi챔re Saint Pierre) boundaries consisted of:
         East: Montreal
         South: Saint Lawrence River including Nun's Island
         West: Parish of Lachine
          North: Municipalities of  Côte des Neiges and Saint Henri 
Today the territory would group more or less Verdun, Côte Saint Paul and ille Émard.
 
1847: Legislature abolishes these municipalities and attaches them to Montreal.
 
1855 Saint Pierre and the other 4 municipalities are attached to the parish of Notre Dame de Montreal.
 
1874: Petition circulates to favor Rivière Saint Pierre becoming an autonomous municipality. The government of the province of Quebec declares on the 23rd of December 1874, the village of la Rivière Saint Pierre becoming an  independant municipality according to the municipal code of Quebec.
The city limits:
      East: Montreal
      South East: Saint Lawrence River
      North East: Aqueduct of Montreal
      South West: Parish of Lachine
 
1875:
      These City Limits become effective the first of January 1875. The council forbids the use of alcool beverages and establishes a $50.00 fine or a maximum of 3 months in jail.
During this same period, another municipality is born, the village of Côte Saint-Paul wich corresponds today to Ville-Émard and Côte Saint Paul.
 
1876: City council limits implantation of factories or other enterprises. Name changed on 28th December 1876 to Village of Verdun.
 
1907:
      Verdun becomes a City.
 
This information is very condenced and anybody wanting to have more details would be advised to consult such works as Verdun, 125 ans d'histoire (French) by Denis Gravel or Fighting from Verdun by Serge Durflinger. (English).
I have also included 2 maps of Verdun, 1879 and 1900.
 
Guy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

A card from William Cooper

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Pluto Platter turns '50' years old

.What the - - - - is a Pluto Platter?   That's what I thought.............hahaha

Frisbee still flying high 50 years later

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wham-O Inc. changed the name of the Pluto Platter to Frisbee 50 years ago Sunday, flinging a new word into popular culture that still conjures images of carefree fun in the park and breezy days at the beach.

Walter (Fred) Morrison, inventor of the beloved disc, thought the new name would never fly.

"I thought Frisbee was a terrible name," Morrison, now 87, said. "I thought it was insane."

Frisbee instead became insanely popular, making the name as synonymous with flying discs as Google is with Internet searches and Kleenex is with tissue.

But Wham-O does not allow the Frisbee name to be thrown around indiscriminately. When the company sees Frisbee used to describe discs made by other manufacturers, lawyers dispatch legal notices seeking to protect the trademarked term.

Frisbee's name is a spin-off from a now-defunct Connecticut bakery, the Frisbie Pie Co..

New England college students often tossed empty pie tins around for fun, a habit that led them to refer to the Pluto Platter as a "frisbie."

Wham-O co-founders Rich Knerr and Arthur (Spud) Mellin first obtained the marketing rights to Morrison's invention in January 1957.

Less than six months later, Knerr made the fateful decision to embrace the "frisbie" nickname, although evidently he was unclear on its spelling, making if "Frisbee."

Morrison said he first tossed around a popcorn lid at a Thanksgiving gathering in 1937 and later graduated to cake pans.

When he first started to think of designing a flying disc, Morrison called it the "Whirlo-Way" in a tribute to the racehorse Whirlaway, which won the 1941 Triple Crown.

By the time Morrison finally had enough money to develop a mould for his concept, there had been reports of a spacecraft crashing in Roswell, N.M.. Morrison ended up calling his first line of discs "Flyin-Saucers." After upgrading his design, Morrison then called the disc the Pluto Platter.

Wham-O has been trying to capitalize on the Frisbee's 50th anniversary by releasing collector's editions of the early models. The privately held company says hundreds of millions of Frisbees have been sold, but will not be any more specific than that.

Meanwhile, Morrison is still collecting royalties off a name he did not really like. "It just goes to show I am a bad judge of names," he said.

 

           Wham-O ,........................Frisbee,.................Happy Birthday

 

Happy Father's Day


http://stockholm.usembassy.gov/Holidays/celebrate/fathers.html

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Looking for Patricia Copeland (Langille)

Thank you for the help I
 have been able to find Margaret Conlon. I am now looking for  another friend from the Ryde Street in Poinnt St Charles.  Her name is/was Patricia Copeland. her married name was Langille
 She married Jack Langille of Tatamagouche NS. They had several children
 They lived in the Point and later near the Vermont Border. Then they ended up in Tatamgouche NS.,  After that we lost track of Patricia . If any one knows of Patricia or her brothers Ernest, Tommie or sister Jean I would appreciate hearing about them
Or of any of the children I am not sure of there names. 
thank you Barbara  Conlin nee Brunke  

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Gary and Kenny Parr

Does anyone have any info on either of these brothers? We went to Riverview together. They'd be between 32-35 years old now. I think they lived on Valiquette?
 
 

Thursday, June 14, 2007

WRITING

I have some writings I'd like to post which I think people would enjoy but whenever I cut and paste it comes out all garbled with extra letters that I didn't put there.
It especailly screws up poetry or anything typed in an order. Can anyone tell me how to avoid this? Ed

1968

Any graduates from1968 -
 
Sharon Simon Suffield

Montreal Radio Stations

CFOX............................................Remember the West Island Station with Gord Sinclair as the owner???   they had many different formats,from time to time ranging from Country to a Rock / PoP era,.........and talk / sports etc etc until their Demise.////////////but they did alot of Community Stuff,.....
one of which was their Softball Team,...pictured here with a team from Ville Lasalle ( Remember when it was called Ville..)
1470 CFOX Baseball Team vs Team Lasalle Old Timers , circa 1968
 
....................There might even be someone You know on this team?????????
                       Have Fun & Remember Verdun

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

wrong answer







From: "john allison"
To: jallison8353@hotmail.com
Subject: FW: wrong answer
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 15:58:04 -0700













WIFE:
What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?




HUSBAND:


Definitely not!




WIFE:


Why not - don't you like being married?




HUSBAND:


Of course I do.




WIFE:


Then why wouldn't you remarry?




HUSBAND:


Okay, I'd get married
again.




WIFE:


You would? (With a hurtful look on her face).




HUSBAND:


(Makes audible groan).




WIFE:


Would you live in our house?




HUSBAND:


Sure, it's a great house.




WIFE:


Would you sleep with her in our bed?




HUSBAND:


Where else would we sleep?




WIFE:


Would you let her drive my car?




HUSBAND:


Probably, it is almost new.




WIFE:


Would you replace my pictures
with hers?




HUSBAND:


That would seem like the proper thing to do.




WIFE:


Would she use my golf clubs?




HUSBAND:


No, she's left-handed.




WIFE:


- silence - -



HUSBAND:


F * ck ....   


 






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"In Memoriam"

Again I have had to add the name of yet another Friend from Verdun,
Patrick Clahane has passed away,...and I know there were many of us who know the Clahane family,.............
Our Condolences to all of the Clahane family ..............you've all known more than your share of loss.
...........................................See ya Patrick ..........say Hi to Kerry

Verdun Winters Past

Were our winters of the 40s and 50s any harder than they are today?
Maybe they were because we didn't have the heating technology current
today. Our kitchen was the only room heated at bedtime to save money
of course. I can remember those winter nights in my bedroom, where I
could see my breath. Getting into bed was a nightly struggle. Looking
out the bedroom window next to my bed at the dark and windy scary
lane was not an option. With four inches of blankets covering me from
head to toe I never really got warm enough. I'd actually curl myself
up into a ball trying to protect my extremities, and eventually, I'd
fall asleep. My mom was the first up. It would damed near take
dynamite to get my younger brother and I out of that now relatively
warm bed. First I'd stick my little head out from my cocoon to test
the weather. Then I'd make a mad dash to the kitchen where our mother
had our clothes warming in the oven. Eat cereal (Rice Krispies), milk
and sugar. Or should I say cereal with our sugar. I'd put so much
sugar in the bowl there would be a residue of undissolved sirup left
for me to spoon up -- yum. Once bundled up in enough layers to
satisfy mom (totally uncool), I'd push open the front door against
the snow which fell during the night, and sallied forth to Bannantyne
Elementary School. Burr! Looking back I'd have to say the winters
were a bit colder, especially if one believes in global warming, but
mainly this is what I remember of a wonderful childhood growing up in
the avenues and lanes of Verdun.
Second Avenue.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

good times in verdun

back then, we built go carts, have red wagons, bikes with ballon tires
made your own bike with used parts?
back then we didn't use helments, we were verduner dare devils
taking your go cart, or bike and ride it down the bank to the river's edge
crazy stuff but true.
today i see my kids do there stuff, skateboard, bike that's costs, helment
special shoes for skate boards, outfits etc.
i like to see them do the stuff we did as daredevils in verdun times.
i remember jean went down the bank and his wheel of the  bike flew off from the start?
wolfcycle's on wellington st, was a good place to buy a bike, most of us had to build our own bike.
back then the salvation army store on notre dame, its still there today
was a good place to get a used bike at times, even running shoes,pants.

AA Birthday

It's the anniversary of the establishment of A(lcoholics) A(nonymous), (1935) in Akron, Ohio. It was founded by a stockbroker named Bill Wilson and a surgeon, Bob Smith, who found that the best way to keep from drinking was to spend time with other people who were trying to keep from drinking. Between the two of them, they developed the main traditions of AA: anonymity, confession, and mutual support.

Alcoholics Anonymous grew rapidly in the '40s and '50s, but Bill Wilson refused to appear on the cover of Time, wouldn't accept an honorary degree from Yale, because believed in anonymity, and he stuck with it to the end.

Notice for Robert Featherstone

Message: Bobby was born and raised in Verdun. He lived
at 841 3rd avenue. Moved away when he got
married. He worked on The Canadian Stock
Exchange. I am sure some of you know him.
He was the brother of Edward Featherstone.

Please visit the Notice for Robert Featherstone.

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000088878312X

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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Montreal Trucking

Edbro:...this has got to be right up your alley"
 
                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
..........Montreal area had a lot of Trucking Company's...............
...................Speedway Transport was a big one too!!!
 

1951 INC

 

..................................Trucking a big part of Montreal

s commerce for many years,....................probably still,............

 

 

                                     have fun & Remember Verdun