I remember the tune and it has crossed my mind several times over the last few years. I too recall a toilet seat with a vacuum or dryer hose as it's nose and some kind of rally or protest as they sang the song. ask TVO someone MUST remember. keep us posted. when I get high speed, I'll have time to research silly stuff that clogs the brainwaves too. tee hee hee now, it just sticks there annoying me for years. karen
What the heck was National Mulch? I can visualize the animated stream of pollution pouring out of a culvert, specifically a green wine bottle, in the opening of the show. and something about "throb, throb, throb for freebie nation". But beyond this, there's NOTHING about the show on the entire internet, save for a couple of other people wondering exactly the same thing...
This one is a comparison photo with Gramma's. It was probably taken in the school, but the effect is similar to mine. It also shows the scratchy flowery headpiece quite well. Curly hair too. From another era.....lots of memories....
This is Gramma's First Communion picture. I remember the veil was very soft, with soft lace around the edge. The headpiece was soft lace too. The white stockinged knees show that some kneeling was done as part of the ceremony. Somewhere there's more photos. If I find them, I'll add them to this archive.
Looks like we got to carry OUR prayer books with us and I got a scroll Mum, feel free to enlighten me on any potential tokens I would have gotten above the prayerbook and rosary (in a little pouch). I do remember the pastel angels though. Maybe I should post this on the St. Martin Of Tours facebook page to see if anyone finds themselves in it! Not sure who the classic photographer was on the mum and dad photo in front of the house though. Maybe Judy?? early start to her career?
For my First Communion, I received a similarly Dymo-Taped present, but in my case it was a wind-up plastic alarm clock. It was primarliy Blue, with yellow accents, including a round yellow button on top to shut off the clock.
Sadly I don't remember what was written in the dymo tape, but I believe it was somewhat punny.
But did you notice that in the picture of Lorne at the front porch of 244, he's flipping the bird to the camera?
mind like a steel trap you have that's quite the collection of details for a 7 year old to grasp and remember. I barely recall any of mine, and my dress memories are all due to the photos. will put in more shortly karen
PRESENTS! I remember being given two gifts, or maybe three: one, a little white prayer book with a deluxe white hardshell plastic cover featuring a picture of the Virgin Mary, and my own rosary made of lovely sparkly glass beads on little silvery chain links in a white vinyl case...that sounds like something that would have come from Grandpa and Grandma...and I think I also remember getting little pink rosary made of plastic beads pressed onto cotton string. The pink beads thing sounds like the kind of thing maybe the parish gave to each kid, and maybe the boys got blue ones? Not sure. Anyhow, I liked the sparkly beads MUCH better.
There were two controversies involved in this event: 1. a minor administrative foofarall over whether the little girls and boys were permitted to carry their prayerbooks and rosaries in the procession (which, as you can see, we ultimately did not) and 2. a major blowup over whether I was to be permitted to make my first communion at ALL. There was a mandatory number of attendances at mass required in the weeks prior to first communion, and in a family with, at that point, four kids including an infant, apparently circumstances of one kind or another (not sure whether someone was sick, or things just got overwhelmed), I was found to be Under Quota and thus Not Qualified For The Party. This was the subject of one of several big dustups that I recall Dad describing he had with Father Warren, the pastor of St Francis Xavier church -- not sure if the first, but definitely not the last. (Other scuffles included a scolding concerning insufficient financial tithing -- another non-of-your-business subject (a) generally and (b) for a family with four kids.) Apparently the Bradt Family won this round. Not sure what role, if any, Mom had in the outcome. I remember that Dad did not have terribly complimentary things to say about Father Warren. "No love lost" would be an understatement.
on one of her last days here in Ontario, we were delighted to have Mami, Chloe and Simon's grandmother who's over from France, visit Woolley Wonderland. She had the full tour of the barn with many lambs, experienced the feeding INSIDE with our triplet who's not quite ready to be back outside yet and a Moppet Morning to start the day. Just a couple of pix to share. karen!
cold weather brings the lambing on, and we were busy for the last 2 weeks with 13 born including twins a couple of times PLUS the second set of triplets ever to live since we began as shepherds. One's currently in our home as the mum only took two on for nursing so we'll have a bottle baby. Great for visitors to feed a baby lamb with a bottle and they're usually quite friendly for the rest of their lives. She's called TINA named so by our neighbour who rescued her from the barn while we were away and took her into their home for a day. Fiona and daddy hold the twins, born the same morning as the triplets. The mottled one is a girl too and looking for a name.