Not to be outdone, Denise D. sent in this 1964 photo of the angelic grade three class from St. Clements Catholic School, just down the street from Neil Campbell. Denise is the little cutie second from the right in the front row. Yours truly, with the whitewalled 'do, is in the back row, second from center on the right , two down from Eddie Munster. Other MMC grad notables, starting in the back row left: Bill Horodyski, Mike Mcdonald, Victor Krasowski, Jan Kuzina, Peter Harrison, Dennis Impey, Ron Karr, Bill Sullivan, Wayne Dudeck. I'll let you try to figure out where they are...
Sometime back in December, Bev A. (S) was reminiscing in this column about her time in the choir at college, waayy back when. We challenged her to send us a copy of her performance, which was relegated to cassette tape, and we promised to create an mp3 file to share with you. Well, the tape finally arrived, but, not only was it at least a third generation copy of the original, it was re-recorded on what could only be charitably described as a well-used tape. In short, the sound quality was, um, abysmal is the word that springs to mind. Yet there, in amongst the hiss and crackle of this terribly degraded tape was a beautiful voice, soaring over the orchestra and choir like an angel on high, as our own Bev sings the solo for "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth". I was truly blown away. Who knew we were once in the presence of such greatness? Below you'll find the audio player where you too can listen in on something special.
Subject: Sept. 23 get-together
With almost 60 new additions to the Guestbook, our upcoming fall MMC Grads (& friends) get-together should be even more fun than the last! The details:
Friday, Sept. 23
7pm to 12am
Triple B's lounge
1873 Henderson Hwy
See you there!
Here's a memory flogger for those of you who attended Neil Campbell back in the Stone Age. This is a photo of a grade one class in the 1962-63 year, sent in by
Bev S (W), who wants you to take some guesses before she names names. Awww, so cute...
"THESE REALLY WORK!! I checked this out on Snopes and it's for real!"
AMAZING, SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES:
1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.
2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.
3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.
4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.
6. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.
7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
SOME ADDITIONAL ADVICE:
NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, TAKE A LAXATIVE AND SLEEPING PILLS ON THE SAME NIGHT!
THOUGHT for the day: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN THEY'RE PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS
-Submitted by Peter W.-
Ed. note; Remember kids, don't try any of these at home, especially pushing someone down the stairs, even if you feel it might do them some good...
I never knew this about penguins
Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins
on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go?
Wonder no more ! ! !
It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic
bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will
mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of
compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.
If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members
of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes
in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is
deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.
The male penguins then gather in a circle
around the fresh grave and sing:
"Freeze a jolly good fellow"
"Freeze a jolly good fellow."
Then they kick him in the ice hole.
You really didn't believe that I knew anything about penguins, did you?
It's so easy to fool OLD people.
I am so sorry, the devil made me do it!!!
(I fell for it too.)
Ed. note; What?? So it was a slow news day. Come to think of it, around here everyday is a slow news day. It's your job to fix that, by sending us photos, stories etc. Yes, we're talking to you, Class of '74. You know how to reach us, but at the risk of sounding like a broken record, it's email@example.com.
Please, please, pretty please. Don't make us beg...
The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.
We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
PLEASE KEEP HER GOING.
This woman is walking the World for Breast Cancer. Please pass her on so that she can reach her destination. Say a prayer for all those who are affected by this terrible disease. She's walking around the world via e-mail!!
-Submitted by Sherril L, who received it from Amelia B. who got it
from...well, you get the picture-
They are the 1971/72 Miles Macdonell Buckeyes Junior Girls Volleyball Team. Don't let their sweet faces fool you. These gals were killers on the court! Back row from L to R: Jan Kuzina, Jennifer Horne, Eleanor Gaudreau, Cathy Harper. Front: Lucy Saj, Irene Onsowich, Dale Forrest.
Photo taken May 27, 1972
Ed. note; Photo sent in by Jan K. Thanks Jan. We're lovin' it! Does anybody else have some black and white gold to dazzle us with? Bring it on! Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're having trouble uploading your photos, have no fear. Contact us here and we'll happily walk you through the process. It feels so good to share...
P.S. Click on the comments link to see how this resolves itself;)
I just wanted to let anyone who was unaware know that fellow grad and all-round good guy Myron Petrow has been battling Multiple Sclerosis for nearly five years. Myron is currently living and working in Saskatoon, where he is a team leader with Community Safety Net (a Winnipeg-based children's safety initiative organization), and from what I have seen he is much respected by his employer. Myron had responded to the invitation to the recent grad get-together, and through exchanged e-mail messages I learned that the disease has progressed to the point that travel is becoming increasingly difficult for him, and it has greatly affected his ability to work. Myron is hoping to go to a clinic in California for the Liberation Procedure. This procedure, which is designed to alleviate the symptoms of MS caused by chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI, is still considered somewhat controversial and largely unavailable in Canada, although the federal government recently announced the funding of clinical trials. Liberation therapy has markedly improved the lives of many of those MS sufferers who have received it, and I'm rooting for our good friend Myron as he embarks on this journey. If you would like to help defray the considerable cost of this procedure for Myron, he has a page on the GoFundMe website, the link to which you will find below. I encourage you to visit and make a contribution to his fight.
Click here to go to Myron's GoFundMe webpage
Born In ‘74!
Melanie Jane Chisholm, Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
Kevin Duran, Canadian Actor
Kate Moss, Model (Calvin Klein)
Steve Nash, Canadian born basketball star for NBA's Phoenix Suns
Kimbo Slice, mixed martial artist
Jenna Jameson, porn star
Victoria Beckham, Spice Girl Posh
Penelope Cruz, actress
Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, rocker
Steve-O, TV personality, Jackass star
Hilary Swank, actress
Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skier and Olympic gold medalist
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
Ryan Phillippe, actor
Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot
Jimmy Fallon, actor and comedian
Chris Pronger, NHL defenceman (Team Canada Oly-1998)
Dale Earnhardt Jr, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)
Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
Meg White, drummer (The White Stripes)
Ryan Seacrest, television host
It Happened In '74
Inflation continued to spiral out of control around the world, reaching 11.3% in the USA and 12.6% in Canada, as the global recession deepened. The famous skeleton of "Lucy", who lived between 3 and 3.9 million years ago is discovered in Ethiopia . More and more smaller digital based consumer products appear in stores and the earliest forms of Word Processors appear which resemble a typewriter more than a computer. After the findings of the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign from office.