Friday, February 29, 2008

Quilt, Verdun Memories

The Verdun Memories group made a quilt consisting of old photos supplied by the members. This quilt will go on tour to different cultural societies during the year. The group is organised by Kathryn Harvey, historian. We gathered recently at one of the members home on Loyd George street where the following photos were taken. I may have posted some of these photos already but I could not find the link.
Guy
 
 
 
My contribution
 
 
 

Leap Day


Today is Leap Day, the extra day that we tack on to February every four years to keep the calendar in time with the seasons. We do this because the Earth does not orbit the sun in a nice round 365 days, but rather in 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds.

Ancient peoples based their calendars on many things, from the movements of the stars to the activities of plants and animals. The Greek poet Hesiod told farmers to begin the harvest when the constellation Pleiades was rising and to begin plowing when it was setting, and to sharpen their farming tools when snails began climbing up plants. Most early calendars were based on the stages of the moon, with lunar months of about 29 days each. But the problem with the lunar calendar is that it's about 11 days short of the actual year, so instead of having to add a leap day every few years, you have to add a leap month. The Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to develop a calendar with 12 months and 365 days. When Julius Caesar rose to power, the Romans were using a calendar that was so faulty they often had to add an extra 80 days to the year. In 46 B.C., after his affair with Cleopatra, Caesar chose to adopt the superior Egyptian calendar, and this became known as the Julian calendar. In the first version of the Julian calendar, February had 29 days most years and 30 days in leap years. Caesar named the month of July after himself, so when Augustus came to power, he decided he needed a month too. He named August after himself, but he had to steal a day from February in order to make August as long as July.

The Julian calendar worked well for a while, but in the 13 century, a sick old friar named Roger Bacon sent a letter to the Pope. He had calculated the actual length of the solar year as slightly less than 365.25 days, and he pointed out that the Julian calendar was adding one leap day too many for every 125 years. The result was that Christians were celebrating holy days on the wrong dates. Bacon wrote, "The calendar is intolerable to all wisdom, the horror of astronomy, and a laughing-stock from a mathematician's point of view." Bacon was eventually imprisoned for implying that the pope had been fallible, and his writings were censored. It wasn't until 1582 that Pope Gregory XIII hired a group of Jesuits to fix the calendar, and they came up with the complicated system of omitting the leap day at the beginning of each century, except for those centuries divisible by 400. When Pope Gregory made the change, the calendar was about 10 days off, so Gregory deleted 10 days from the year. People went to sleep on Thursday, Oct. 4 and woke up on Friday, Oct. 15.

At first, the Gregorian calendar was only accepted in Catholic countries, and even there people were uncomfortable about losing 10 days of their lives. It led to protests and financial uncertainty, since people weren't sure how to calculate interest or taxes or rent for a 21-day month. Protestant countries didn't adopt the new calendar until much later, and this meant that for a long time, if you crossed the border of certain European countries, you had to set your clock back or forward by at least 10 days. When Great Britain finally accepted the Gregorian calendar in 1751, 11 days had to be deleted from the year. The change led to antipapal riots, because people believed the pope had shortened their lives. Mobs gathered in the streets, chanting, "Give us back our 11 days!" When the British colonies in America made the change the following year, Ben Franklin wrote in an editorial, "Be not astonished, nor look with scorn, dear reader, at ... the loss of so much time. ... What an indulgence is here, for those who love their pillow, to lie down in peace on the second [day] of this month and not awake till the morning of the fourteenth."

The Gregorian calendar has since been accepted everywhere as the standard. It is so accurate that we will have to wait until the year 4909 before our dates become out of step with the Earth's orbit by a full day.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Cindy Young

Hi, 
 Does anyone know anything about her whereabouts?
 
Dina

Pizza

I was hungry and lazy tonight so I ordered pizza from one of Calgary's most popular pizza chains, Pizza 73.  It was a good pizza.  But I really miss Montreal pizza.  I grew up on Kostas. 
 
When I'm having a bad day at work, my staff can tell because I make myself a "real" pizza.
 
I'm sure that I'm not alone.  What are/were some of your favorite pizza places in Verdun or the Montreal area?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Just to say Hi

Dina Steenhorst 1972 VHS, I had let my ID  get lost, but am back and enjoy seeing familar names & places.  My Brothers Ben & Ed also graduated from VHS.
 
nice to see you all again

Ben's Deli

Hi
 
Just saw on the news on 12 that they want to demolish Ben's..
 
Any thoughts?
 
Lad

Griffintown and the United Steelworkers of Montreal

I've been subscribing to a blog called Spacing Montreal.  Today, I read and listened to a great article on Griffintown and a new video by the United Steelworkers of Montreal.  The song is called Emile Bertrand, after the Emile Bertrand restaurant.
 
Take a look, the video cuts between current shots and shots of southwest sections of Montreal in the old days.
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Savoy Theater

I just watched 'Love Me Tender' last night for the first time all the
way through. I recall when it first came to the Savoy Theater on
Wellington St. in the 50s. I took my then girlfriend Jean (McClean ?),
and her friend both from 5th Avenue. The two girls insisted on sitting
in the first row which required you to look straight up. I was
confused and complained but they were totally insistent. I had no idea
who Elvis Presley was, and when he first appeared on the screen these
two banshees began to howl uncontrollably. I was an innocent 14 year
old boy who rarely left second avenue, and I certainly had no idea any
human could or would draw so much attention to themselves with such
frightening behavior. I jumped 10 feet in the air and immediately fled
the building. I don't think those two emotional teenagers were even
aware I was gone. What an ego deflator!
Bill (Second Avenue)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

THE MINT

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Wellington Street 1934

Another old phot of Wellington street circa 1934.
 
Guy
 

Who posted this photo

Les,
Did you post this photo and what date as I seem to think you did. I am looking for its origins .
Guy
 

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lunchtime Little Theate Johnny Jellybean

Actually the program was called "Lunchtime Little Theatre" and I and thousands of other grade school children were devoted to watching Johnnie Jellybean during our lunch hour at home. He was the wackiest, most imaginative person and had a great crew to support him. Another character on the show was Toomie the Duck played by Bill Merrill, who later became Vice-President of Programming at CFCF TV in Montreal. There was the "Squawk Box" that Johnnie would whack with a wooden mallet and most days destroy. He would receive mail that sometimes would get thrown at him and one day unknown and unseen by the viewers when he opened the door there was a woman without a top on. We only ever saw his expressions which were a riot ( and now we know why ). My favorite part of the show ( besides him ) was when he had these contraptions where he would drop a ball bearing and it would go through flippers and sand buckets etc. to get to the bottom of the maze. They were fascinating. We all loved Johnnie Jellybean and his whirly hat and striped jacket. We wish now that the TV station had saved the episodes so that we could have enjoyed them in later years. I was very saddened to hear of his passing and still wish that I could have thanked him for the many hours of enjoyment he gave to us over the years!!

Magic Tom

This add appeared in the February 7th 1979 issue of the Messenger. Magic Tom was born and raised in Verdun so qualifies as a true Verdunite and he was a former St Willibrord High student.
Guy
 

New Ferry Service between Verdun and Nun's Island

Please note a new ferry service between Verdun and Nun's Island to start in May as described in enclosed Messenger article:
Guy
 

Friday, February 22, 2008

BNQ - Lovell's Directories

Thanks to members here I've discovered the online version of Lovell's Directories.  I just took a trip down memory lane looking up family members and neighbours.  I like the way it shows employment.  For any who do not know where to find them, here is the link.
 
http://bibnum2bnquebec.ca/bna/lovell/index.html

St. Patrick's Day causing Catholic dilemma

What will the Bishop of Montreal say? (Cardinal Archbishop Jean-Claude
Turcotte.) Boston and New York has decided to have their parade no
matter what on Holy Week. Personally I see a fixable problem. Holy
Week is us Irish Catholic's most sacred time of the year, and let's
face it, a tad more important than St. Paddy's Day. Only my opinion
don't bite my head off.
Bill (Second Avenue)


http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/02/20/catholic.conflict.ap/index.html

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Perfect night predicted for lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse is a romantic event around the world. Many newborns will
conceived tonight.

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/305129

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

[Fwd: Fwd: FW: water &wine]




Norman





Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:24:38 -0800
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Subject: Fwd: FW: water &wine
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:54:07 -0800
From: Sandi Jaeger
To: Sandi Jaeger
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I almost never forward these, but this one made me lough out loud.

 

Cheers,

 









 


 


Subject: water &wine


 


 


> As Ben Franklin said: In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom,


> in water there is bacteria.





> In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated


> that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we


> would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. coli) -


> bacteria  found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.





> However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila,


> rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a


> purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.





> Remember: Water = Poop, Wine = Health.


> Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water


> and be full of shit.





> There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I'm doing it


> as a public service.











 


 







 

 


 







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Popular Bars

Hi
 
Just wondering what favorites we had?
 
Anybody go the Warehouse in 2020? Or how about The 3 Aces?
Some good times there...
 
Lad
 
 
 

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Joseph Barabé Restaurant in the Point

Since food seems to be a favorite subject of VC members, I thought this eating place in the Point might be of interest for those familiar with the area.
The Jos Barabé Restaurant situated at 1170 Ropery Street, a short street east of Charlevoix, near Magnan's, seems to be an institution in Point St Charles although I never heard of them. Enclosed are a 3 photos from a booklet dated year 1998 from the SHGV archives.Has anybody heard of this restaurant wich had its heyday during the time Northern Electric had 12,000 employees and Belding Corticelli, Redpath Sugar, Sherwin Williams were in operation. (Incidentally, Scotty Bowman worked as a salesman for Sherwin Williams before his involvement with the Canadiens in the 50s. The Forum was a short walking distance from Sherwin)).
Guy
 
 
 

McKibbin&#39;s irish pub

st.paddy's day comes early to irish pub
McKibbins irish pub has been given 30 days to remove
english-language signs or face tough fines.
SOUNDOFF
what do you think about the OQLF'S request to have the antique
english-language signs removed from McKibbins irish pub??
share your views
at montrealgazette.com/soundoff.
see photo gallery.
 
 

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Found Tortiere in Calgary

I found a place that sells Tortiere in 3 sizes at the Currie Barracks Farmers market - actually 2 places Simple Simon probably not the best choice and Jack Horner Pies which seems to be like the traditional Tortiere from Quebec.  They are located near the bagel place.

On the Lighter Side

Some innocent thoughts,.from yesteryear, this was emailed to me ,several times this week,from Friends,.and so I thought I'd post here,...........  Thanks to all,.....
Hollywood Squares:
   
These great questions and answers are from t he
days when 'Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they
are now. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course..


Q. D o female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q.
If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q.
True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q.
You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q.
According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you th ink that he is attractive,  is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A. Rose Marie: No; wait until morning .

Q.
Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

Q.
In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?
A . Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

Q.
What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get Enough'?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.

Q.
As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget! 
  
 

Q .
Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q.
Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

Q.
In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

Q.
It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q.
During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.


Q.
Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q.
When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q.
If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

Q.
According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A.. Charley Weav er: It got me out of the army.

Q.
It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q.
Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do ?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q.
Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q.
When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him.

Q.
Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two
occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q.
According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh
 
         ...........................Have Fun & Remember Verdun !!

Where Are We Now ??

We obviously have a lot of Members from all over the planet,..
many ( the lucky few ,as it were) still get to enjoy living in Verdun/Montreal ( or relatively close by),.....and We have members from Austrailia (NZ too,) but where are the rest of us living ??????                 Care to tell ?  I know there are quite a few here on Vamcouver Island,.......and a fair bit from Victoria itself,.................but what about the rest of you Verduners or Verdunites,...........Where Are You ........Thesedays??????
 
                          Have Fun and Remember Verdun

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ancestors

In regards to obituaries and searchings for one's ancestors, I think
'all' mortuaries should have an online data base where anyone could
easily research a dearly departed on their home computer. This data
base needs to extend as far back as the cemetery is old. Also it would
be very helpful if all the cemeteries in Quebec were interrelated
electronically. All one needed to do would be to type in a name and
approximate date of death, and shazam, the cemetery and plot number on
our respective computer screens. My humble suggestion isn't an
unrealistic impossibility after all compared to the two mechanical
rovers roaming the planet Mars.
Bill (Second Avenue)

Valentine&#39;s Day.

Today is Valentine's Day, the day on which we celebrate love and especially romantic love. This day is linked to Greco-Roman February holidays devoted to fertility, in particular, the festival of Lupercalia. The romantic overtone of the holiday is in commemoration of St. Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on February 14 in 269 A.D. It's worth noting that there are many different Christian martyrs named "Valentine," and until 1969, the Catholic Church recognized 11 different Valentine's days.

Thousands of couples will exchange gifts signifying their affection for one another, including chocolate, flowers, and of course, greeting cards. One hundred eighty-eight million Valentine's Day cards will be given today, making February 14 the second most popular card-giving day of the calendar year, finishing right behind Christmas.

The tradition of exchanging love notes on Valentine's Day originates from the martyr Valentine himself. The legend maintains that due to a shortage of enlistments, Emperor Claudius II forbade single men to get married in an effort to bolster his struggling army. Seeing this act as a grave injustice, Valentine performed clandestine wedding rituals in defiance of the emperor. Valentine was discovered, imprisoned, and sentenced to death by beheading. While awaiting his fate in his cell, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with the daughter of a prison guard, who would come and visit him. On the day of his death, Valentine left a note for the young woman professing his undying devotion signed "Love from your Valentine."


Memorial

Some of you may remember this family. Especially the sportsmen , hockeyplayers.

Hanrahan, Ross
View/Sign Guest Book
HANRAHAN, Ross. 1945-2008. Passed away far too soon with family by his side on February 9, 2008, after a long hard battle with Cancer. Like a "true Irishman" he fought till the end. He is survived by his life partner of thirty years Linda Rainsforth, his brothers Darrell (Theresa), Wayne (Sharon), nephews Todd (Sophie), Brad (Sharon), nieces Tara (Andrew), Kelli (Brad), great-nephews Callum and Matthew, aunts Betty (Bob), Joy, cousin Scott. He will also be sadly missed by Linda's children Wendy and Randy and grandchildren Bobby and Kyle. Funeral services will be held at St. Willibrord's church, 351 Ave. Willibrord, Mtl. February 16, 2008 at 10 a.m. The family will receive condolences at 9:25 a.m. before the ceremony.

http://www.legacy.com/can-montreal/Obituaries.asp?Page=SearchResults

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Verdun School Days

Wow ,just watched one of Our local News Channels here in Victoria,.and one of the story's they were covering was a local school playing 'Dodge Ball'..........Now that brought me back to the grade school days & into the early years of High School ,.where we Played games like Dodge Ball ( Murder Ball) sort of a Double temaed Dodge Ball Game,............but that was fun stuff,...& We tried to seriously hurt the other guy,with as hard a shot as you could muster,.Remember if it hit them they were out,...if you caught the ball fired at you ,you could quickly Fire it back,.with every intent to not just knowck them out of the game ,but if you could whack them Good..............hahahahahah
No one that I can recall, ever got hurt,..& what a good game ,..You always felt good after one of those games:
What other favourite games do you recall ( British Bulldogs,maybe in the snow covered park on Brown near VCCH) ? or wherever...........Just fun stuff,..... How about Broomball ,& getting a Frozen Pebble Skin Ball off the kisser ,.That 'Stings a bit'.......hahahahahah
      Tonight's newscast showed part of a DodgeBall Game being played,...and it sure brought back memories,.as I've never even heard mention of this game since I was a kid............
            "What  Say You"..................................HF&RV

Walmart flipflop warning

OK girls - I bought some of these flipflops from Walmart of course not as cheap as they went on clearance in the U.S. I bought them to embellish for myself and my sisters but my first attempt at making flowers to use on my first pair didnt turn out on my embroidery machine because I didnt have the stablizer (like interfacing for embroidery machines) so I used a substitute and they didnt look as professional (of course not) as the picture.  I still have the 3 pairs that I bought but thank God they didnt turn out and I didnt wear them or give them to my sisters.   http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/flipflop.asp  these flip flops had some chemical irritant that caused chemical burns to the feet of the women who wore them for a short period of time. So just a warning be careful if you are thinking about buying flip flops.  I was thinking that they would be good for my sisters to wear to the beach or around the pool.

Anybody out there?


I'm Brien Whalen VCHS class of 69. My wife, Jo-Ann Williams, VHS class of 70, have been living in Winnipeg for the last 14 years. Both of us are looking for lost contacts.

thanks,
Brien

Monday, February 11, 2008

FIRTH, Ross D. former VHS principal passed away

I am advised by Laurie, a former member of V.C that FIRTH, Ross D. a former VHS Principal, passed away the 9th of February 2008 at age 79 at the Montreal General Hospital. The death is posted in the Gazette.
 
Guy

Firth, Ross D.

FIRTH, Ross D. Peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Montreal General Hospital at age seventy-nine.
See the "In Memoriam" section
 

La Tortue Wharf

I am doing some research on the ferries that plied the river between Verdun and the Laprairie side.The term LA TORTUE is used in many books that I  consulted wich seem to contradict themselves. For example, the 2nd ave wharf  (Leblanc), the Riverview wharf and the wharf in Laprairie are all referred as the La Tortue wharf. The Riverview (Allard) wharf  is also refererred to as the Torchy wharf  by some members.  
There is also referrence to the La Tortue Ferry Boat Channel on an old  map of Public Works Canada. There is also the Paroisse La Tortue in Laprairie, rivière La Tortue and gens de la Tortue.
Obviously the term La Tortue was used for many subjects over the years. Perhaps some members have some knowledge to help us shed some light on the matter. I bet Les will come up with something.
Here is a photo of one of these ferries unloading at the Riverview wharf around 1910. The ferries transported south shore farmers with their produce to be sold at the Bonsecours market:
Guy
 
 
ARCHIVES SHGV

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Verdun Firestations.

 
Verdun Fire Stations starting from 1900. There is also the firestation at the corner of Verdun and Osborne but I seem to have lost the photo. I will post it when found. The 2 first photos are the same station but was modified.
Guy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, February 8, 2008

First Automobile in Verdun

This is a picture of the first automobile in Verdun owned by U.H. Dandurand 1899.
Guy
 

Verdun High Yearbook 1965

Hi
 
Would anyone have a copy of the yearbook 65 hanging around?
 
Lad

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Lachine Rapids

Passenger Boat jumping the Lachine Rapids in 1910.
 
Guy
 

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Thursday Feb, 7th ,2008 is the Chinese New Year,........
        
                              
 

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.

The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors.

The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune and glory of the family.

The presence of the ancestors is acknowledged on New Year's Eve with a dinner arranged for them at the family banquet table. The spirits of the ancestors, together with the living, celebrate the onset of the New Year as one great community. The communal feast called "surrounding the stove" or weilu. It symbolizes family unity and honors the past and present generations

                                          GHFC      HF&RV

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Full Confession Joran van der Sloot.

Sorry to post non Verdun related URLs but this one of Natalee Holloway needs to be watched.
Bill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZuckeFPa8k

Mike Huckabee responds to evolution question

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-BFEhkIujA

most missed store/restaurant in verdun

Stores / restaurants have come and gone on Wellington st...I have a few I miss more than others...I used to love Rossy's on verdun Av....(cheap makeup-affordable when you were 16)...and the origional Kostas on Bannantyne....Riverview Pizza (Greaseys) was a great place to hang out and eat those well-oiled fries! My MOST missed resto-House of Tom on Verdun Ave! used  to go there at all hours for a bowl of steamed rice (35 cents) and a coffee just to get together with buddies ....Ma's restaraunt on verdun ave of course....and shopping for groceries...definately the Four brothers on Bannantyne between Argyle and Woodland!
Woolworths was a neat place to shop-I got my Go Go boots there for $2.99!
Croteaus was a newer spot but great deals on womens clothing-sweaters for 3 bucks! geeez...I am "verklempt" now thinking of those fabulous places....

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Tom Petty

Hi all,  loved the half time show. Tom still rocks. Never saw him in concert. I know we had a thread  some time ago about concerts we missed, I think I started it, anyways, he's one I wish I'd seen. I'm not really impressed with the commercials either, and I don't really care who wins.
Wendy

AFFORDABLE GPS

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Friday, February 1, 2008

one week home

Hi all, just got back from spending a week home in Mtl. Stayed with a friend of mine in Lasalle behind the Haraki. This was the 1st visit home in the winter since I left in "87". Froze my ass off. But it was a winter wonderland. So Pretty. I took daily trips through Verdun to pick up my brother on Evelyn and then we'd go visit my Dad at Ste. Anne's Vets hosp. We took the Lakeshore home. What a beautiful drive that was and much needed after spending the day at the hosp. During my stay,I had a Woodland's pizza, smoked meat, hot dog from Lasalle drive in and a really bad french onion soup at Peddlers in Lasalle on my last night. I've had much better soup here in south fl. at Applebees. All in all, it was a good trip. Took lots of pictures, lots of the same that have already been posted, but will try and post something different.
Best to all.
Wendy

theatres in Verdun

I am looking for any and all information and pictures of the theatre on 5th ave and wellington. I am very curious to know what the original building looked like and was laid out inside. I used to work in the buidling a couple of years ago, and am vey curious as to the buildings history.

Duelling pianos.Ray Charles/Jerry Lee Lewis/Fats Dominio




Norman





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Subject: Fw: Duelling pianos.Ray Charles/Jerry Lee Lewis/Fats Dominio
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 06:10:45 -0500




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Lewis/Fats Dominio



 


Subject: Fw: Duelling pianos.Ray Charles/Jerry Lee Lewis/Fats Dominio



 


 


 


 



 









THIS WILL REALLY GET YOU MOVING, ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC HAVE BEEN TWISTING AWAY.....Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino all playing pianos and singing.........WOW.....Maureen





 




 



 










 


 






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