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Uncle Pete

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Canada 2017! Who remembers the glorious centennial year in 1967?

A new thread for 2017. [Axe murder]

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I remember 1967 (yes, I am that old [Big Grin] ) but not really from a Canadian perspective; my world-view at that time only extended to Scotland.

Happy new year to all my adopted countrymen, and happy birthday to my adopted country! [Smile]

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Welease Woderwick

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Good grief that makes the country almost as old as Pete!

...but not quite!

[Two face]

Only joking Pete.

Happy New Year to all!

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I still sing the Ca-na-da song by Bobby Gimby. Apparently most people hate it, at least when I sing it. I loved 1967. I hope to love 2017. Kind wishes to everyone for the next year.

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I was too young to remember 1967, but I remember Pierre Trudeau visiting my very small town in 1968 or '69.

I am rather looking forward to our sesquicentenial. I'm not certain precisely what yet, but I am going to host something to honour this country that has been so very good to me.

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I have vague memories of Expo 67 held in Montreal (tbh, I had to look up the site of the Expo) but I do recall that it cost a pile of money. Much like the Montreal Olympic Games nine years later. Is there something about Montreal that eats cash?
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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
I have vague memories of Expo 67 held in Montreal (tbh, I had to look up the site of the Expo) but I do recall that it cost a pile of money. Much like the Montreal Olympic Games nine years later. Is there something about Montreal that eats cash?

Yes.
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I'm anxious to see where all the funding goes. 2014 was a huge deal here - 150th of the Charlottetown Conference - and everyone kept saying how this would be nothing compared to the dollars coming our way for 2017.

I was quite small for Expo '67 and really only remember cringing down inside the pod on the Spider ride in the amusement park. We were living in Florida at the time and came home to Montreal for it. I do remember Bobby Gimby's visit to our elementary school in Saskatchewan. It was a very exciting day. The entire school had learned to sing his songs so it was a sing-a-long concert. I will never forget his great enthusiasm and animated playing and singing.

Our regional weekend radio program host did a Canada-wide show yesterday. It was an excellent history lesson through song. They called it Canada 150: The Mixtape.

So far, I've ushered in the New Year with a sick dog. I'll try to get with the program by the time the warmer weather rolls around.

Wishing you the best for 2017!

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quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
I have vague memories of Expo 67 held in Montreal (tbh, I had to look up the site of the Expo) but I do recall that it cost a pile of money. Much like the Montreal Olympic Games nine years later.

My impression is that places that host the Olympic Games usually lose a bundle. Before the games there is enthusiastic talk about how these new facilities will be used, but frequently they fall into disuse.

Moo

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Happy New Year, and happy sesquicentennial to my compatriots!

We have had Newfoundland-like quantities of snow here this year. Fortunately, this is also the first year we've had a snowblower! It's small, really a glorified blowdryer, but still easier to push it into the snow than lift the snow with shovels.

I'm sure Ottawa Shipmates will be deluged in late June with company who suddenly remembered their existence [Big Grin] hope your hospitality is appreciated! [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Leaf:
... this is also the first year we've had a snowblower ....

The friends for whom we're house-sitting have a really nifty cordless snow-blower (just as well, as they've also got a driveway), and when we got about a foot of snow on New Year's Day, D. gave it some exercise. I was watching from the house and you'd think he'd been doing it all his life.

[Overused]

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I recall that, in 1967 for the Centennial, the town of Saint Paul, Alberta, built a UFO landing pad as its centennial project. I think such projects are to be commended.
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quote:
Originally posted by Leaf:
Happy New Year, and happy sesquicentennial to my compatriots!

We have had Newfoundland-like quantities of snow here this year. Fortunately, this is also the first year we've had a snowblower! It's small, really a glorified blowdryer, but still easier to push it into the snow than lift the snow with shovels.


I know that you and your snowblower will be very happy together - they are a joy. Just don't ever drive it over your car's engine block heater cable that is buried in the snow you are clearing. We don't need to discuss how I became an authority on this.

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quote:
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I know that you and your snowblower will be very happy together - they are a joy. Just don't ever drive it over your car's engine block heater cable that is buried in the snow you are clearing. We don't need to discuss how I became an authority on this.

Ooh! <pained face> I witnessed the results when my brother-in-law went over a long plastic snowbrush with a snowblower. The results were Not Pretty. Shards of plastic everywhere, and it made a really gnarly sound.
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So, Friday after work I will be flying to Washington DC for the weekend. I hope things are fairly quiet, but I will settle for noisy as long there is not a riot.

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Good luck with that, Sharkshooter! [Eek!]

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After a good number of years in Canada I've never watched an ordinary hockey game - just never interested me at all. But today, while my Dear Wife was busy scaring donald fart in Washington I went to see a sledge hockey game - something I'd never even heard of until recently. Our friend's daughter plays for the fearsomely named Hamilton Sledgehammers and the players are all what is loosely called disabled... An incredible sight as these young people in full hockey gear hurtled about the ice at high speed on minimalist sleds. A few of them had 'pushers' to help them, so they played as a duo - beautifully done, including one who has almost no eyesight but took a full part in the game. It was touching and inspirational, and a damn fine game to watch.

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I was recently re-reading my copy of "New Celtic Cooking", bought in Canada some years ago, ST, and thought of you - it has a recipe for butteries. Let me know if you'd like it, and I'll post it on the recipes thread in Heaven.
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Please do, Kittyville. I can't speak for ST, but I love butteries, and wouldn't mind giving them a go.

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I had to go back and read that.... I thought, What the hell? Recipe for batteries? [Ultra confused]
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quote:
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I was recently re-reading my copy of "New Celtic Cooking", bought in Canada some years ago, ST, and thought of you - it has a recipe for butteries. Let me know if you'd like it, and I'll post it on the recipes thread in Heaven.

That would be really good - thank you. Quite a long time ago we were with friends in l'Annonciation, a long way north of Montreal, and was told that I had to try the unique croissants at the local bakery. With one bite I was transported back to 1960s Aberdeen and the old style butteries that I am sure were still made with lard back then. I'll be interested to know how that compares with the New Celtic version. I promise Piglet I'll try them without Marmite first.

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quote:
Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
I had to go back and read that.... I thought, What the hell? Recipe for batteries? [Ultra confused]

I read it as "butterflies."
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Pangolin Guerre:
I had to go back and read that.... I thought, What the hell? Recipe for batteries? [Ultra confused]

I read it as "butterflies."
[Smile]

Ditto [Hot and Hormonal]

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quote:
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... I promise Piglet I'll try them without Marmite first.

Marmite??? On a buttery? Heretick! [Devil]

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I haven't posted the recipe for copyright reasons (which I obviously should have thought of earlier), but I found a very similar one by the Hairy Bikers on BBC Food.

New Celtic Cooking is a great book - highly recommended, if you come across it.

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Thanks, Kittyville - I found the Hairy Bikers' recipe on t'web and I've posted a link to it in Heaven.

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Stercus Tauri
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quote:
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I haven't posted the recipe for copyright reasons (which I obviously should have thought of earlier), but I found a very similar one by the Hairy Bikers on BBC Food.

New Celtic Cooking is a great book - highly recommended, if you come across it.

Just asked the public library to get it for me (after having to tell the computer, No - I did not mean "Slow Electric Cooking". Celtic electricity is a different topic entirely).

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Five dead in shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Jesus.
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Five dead in shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Jesus.
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And the first thing that came to my mind was to blame Donald Trump. Of course there is no information about that whatsoever. I'm amazed that that was my first thought - how can one man have so much power to stir things up!?! I used to live in Ste. Foy and am shocked to hear the news. [Votive]

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... I used to live in Ste. Foy and am shocked to hear the news. [Votive]

So did I.

My prayers are for the victims, family, and friends of those injured and killed in this madness.

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Dropping in to the Canada thread to offer prayers for the victims and survivors.

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quote:
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... the first thing that came to my mind was to blame Donald Trump.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one. [Paranoid]

[Votive] for all affected, victims and survivors.

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<knock knock>

Group hug? [Waterworks]

Thanks. [Votive]

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Uncle Pete

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Ottawa joins the other large cities

I see problems ahead, given that it is the Nation's Capital, as all the signboards used to say.

But am pleased and hope it happens.

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I started a thread. Couldn't not.

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It seems to get earlier every year, but Roll up the Rim appears to have started, and I've apparently just gagnezed some potato wedges.

Makes a change from doughnuts I suppose ... [Big Grin]

Anyone else gagnezed anything yet?

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I'm 1 for 9 so far - a cookie - which I can't eat anyway. Gave it to my niece.

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How's everyone on the right-hand side coping with this spot of weather?

We got 79cm of snow yesterday, which is apparently the biggest single snowfall in Freddy since 1967.

I'm assured by a lady in the congregation that this is unusual; I sincerely hope she's right.

[Eek!]

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No more snow here and not much left lying. I did gagne a free coffee today, but I need that new car even more.

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Apparently its going to be patio weather this weekend here in Toronto.

Better then what we had last weekend.


0 for 1 so far this year but I don't pass by a Tims that much anymore when I feel like buying a hot drink.

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No more snow here and not much left lying ...

In my dreams. [Frown]

We're supposed to get +6° on Sunday, but it would need to stay like that for about a fortnight to shift the heaps we've got.

The drive where we're house-sitting got well and truly ploughed in this morning - the heap must have been about four feet high at its peak, and it took both of us about half-an-hour to clear enough to get the car out.

I hate snow. [Waterworks]

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...I hate snow. [Waterworks]

[Big Grin]

Mind you we are off to the mountains on Monday so I think I might feel a trifle cool at night.

[Eek!]

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What part of Matt. 7:1 don't you understand?

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quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
... a trifle cool ...

You mean below 25°C? [Big Grin]

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Who knew Emerson Manitoba would be our version of a hole in the Berlin Wall

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quote:
Originally posted by Piglet:
quote:
Originally posted by Welease Woderwick:
... a trifle cool ...

You mean below 25°C? [Big Grin]
More likely approaching zero! How will I cope?

The annoying thing is that I can't find either of my long sleeved sweatshirt type things, I may have to buy another when we get there.

eta: I then found the sweatshirt in full view, left out ready for packing - sometimes I despair of myself!

[ 19. February 2017, 05:35: Message edited by: Welease Woderwick ]

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What part of Matt. 7:1 don't you understand?

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Originally posted by Og: Thread Killer:
Who knew Emerson Manitoba would be our version of a hole in the Berlin Wall

If Mr. Hoffman is that keen on Trump, maybe he would like to move south ... [Devil]

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I ran across this on the G&M website, and since there are posts regarding Tim Horton's above, I thought that this might be of interest. I've never been a Timmy's fan, but I recognise the loyalty that it commands. web page
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I ran across this on the G&M website, and since there are posts regarding Tim Horton's above, I thought that this might be of interest. I've never been a Timmy's fan, but I recognise the loyalty that it commands. web page

Fixed link. Fascinating read. Depressing.

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And in breaking news from southern Ontario, spring has been cancelled, the temperature will be below zero and will stay there until further notice, the snowfall will be utterly objectionable, and the brass monkeys will continue to be in hiding at least until April, possibly June.

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