Greetings, class of '74, et al. It has indeed been many moons since I have taken time to freshen up this page, but life just seems to get in the way. Daughter and Aussie beau are here to spend the holidays with us, cottage building is proceeding apace, and life is good. Lovin' it! I have plans to decorate this place and put on some lovely Christmas music for you, but for now, please enjoy this side-splitting photographic odd-yssey entitled: Wal-Mart Called, Your Christmas Photos Are In. At left is one sample of the bizarre Christmas photos that are included, with hilarious comments added. Click on the link below for the whole album. Cheers!
Morning folks! As usual, our timing is somewhat off, given that growing season is coming to an end, but we just wanted to give a shout-out to Nadine S-K and her new blog page, cookiebuxton.com, aimed at fellow spare-time gardeners and anyone who enjoys looking at, and talking about, things that grow. Nadine brings seasoned prose and a keen photographer's eye to her subject that many of you will enjoy. Click on the link below and check it out for yourself...
Good morning to you all. Here's an interesting and hilarious observation of the double jeopardy aging boomers face (the others, of course, not us !). Thanks to Peter W. for sending on this chuckle...
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD?
WELL.....YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE!
I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST.
I NOTICED HIS DENTAL DIPLOMA ON THE WALL. IT BORE HIS FULL NAME.
SUDDENLY I REMEMBERED. IT ALL CAME FLOODING BACK. A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO.
COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON ALL THOSE YEARS AGO?
UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT. THIS BALDING, GREY-HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY-LINED FACE WAS FAR TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE.
AFTER HE FINISHED EXAMINING MY TEETH, I WAS UNABLE TO STOP MYSELF FROM ASKING HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MILES MAC HIGH SCHOOL .
"YES, YES I DID. I'M A BUCKEYE," HE BEAMED WITH PRIDE.
'WHEN DID YOU LEAVE TO GO TO UNIVERSITY?' I ASKED
HE ANSWERED, "IN 1974. WHY DO YOU ASK?"
'YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!' I EXCLAIMED.
HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.
"WHAT DID YOU TEACH?!!"
Hi y'all. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.
We received the following letter from John Dupas, former student at Miles Mac. If anyone out there can help him with his search he can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you are feeling bashful, contact us at: email@example.com., and we'll pass it along. Good Luck, John!
I`m a former student with a long memory.
My purpose for this communication is....I am hoping you could help me contact one of the great teachers from the early seventies.
He was my mathematics teacher at the time, and his name was Mr. Maurice.
Never having called him by his first name there was no way to remember it. Mr Maurice was my teacher in 1972, and I want to thank him for doing for me what no other teacher even came close to accomplishing.
It would help me greatly if you could dig out his first name for me, and or any other information whereas I would be enabled to reach him or his family.
Thank you very much in advance.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Some very sad news to pass on to you all. Richard (Rick) Kliewer, a terrific guy whom many of you will remember from Miles Mac, has passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Richard's family. Click on the link below to read more about Rick's life and times...
Goood morning to you all! A little memory flogger for you today, in the form of a YouTube photovideo of our fair city. These photos were taken in the years between our infancy and high school graduation, so I'm sure they will stir up some fond recollections...
Greetings, y'all. Received this delightful note from Steve Lu, who found us on the World Wide Web. Great to hear from you Steve, and we'll try to give you enough notice to join us on our next night out. First round is on us, but you'll have to spring for the ride there and back...
Hello Class of 1974.
I was searching for news from my year 1975 and found your site instead. This is really good, pity we don't have one set up for our year. Since I arrived in Winnipeg from Hong Kong in the last week of August, 1974, in time to start Grade 12 in September, I am almost a 1974 class member! Miles Mac meant so much to me personally as a foreign student in 1974. Had I not been accepted I would not have fallen in love with Canada and its people, where I've become a citizen, and have Canada as my home away from home (my daughter lives in Montreal). Please let me know if there are any gatherings planned where class of '74 and some from '75 may appear in the near future. Best regards and keep up the good job.
Mornin' MMC peeps! Even though the hoopla over Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's command of the International Space Station has wound down since his safe return to earth, the sheer weight of his accomplishments while weightless in space continues to astound. He captivated Canada and the world as he shared the wonder and beauty of his celestial voyage in a way that no one has done before, including with this music video, the first from outer space. Thanks to Jan H. for sharing with us. Hadfield for Prime Minister!
We apologize in advance for the language, but sometimes a good cuss-word is just what's needed to finish a joke. Thanks to Peter Wilton for filling our inbox with these zingers...
So another Miles Mac grad is finally getting recognized for his great athletic high school career. Ron Hinkewich, (volleyball, basketball and shot put) is being inducted into the Manitoba High School Hall of Fame next month. For those of you who had the pleasure of knowing Ron during his outstanding athletic career, you will remember him for his incredible jumping ability and outstanding spikes in volleyball as well as his speed and agility on the basketball court. Outside high school, Ron was also a superb baseball player who played shortstop with incredible speed and rarely did a ball get past him. Not only was Ron a great athlete, he was an excellent team mate and friend. Congrats Ron. You made us proud!
Ed. note; Thanks for sharing this with us, Don. Ron H. was indeed an exciting player to watch. To see the news release click on the link below...
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.