Saturday, January 30, 2010

41 est un nombre premier...

Not much to do with it then!
Joyeux Anniversaire Marie-Laure !!!!
... et il y a environ 41 ans:

More Reason?

If 7 is the age of reason (r)
and the square root of 49 is 7
therefore 49=r2
and since....'s really getting too complicated to be reasonable....


Friday, January 29, 2010

Not an easy translation

Sure I know how to proceed for translation. I ask Corinne and go from there :-)

"Death. It's like stupidity.
The dead guy doesn't know he's dead... it's the others who suffer.
Same thing with idiots."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Absolutely nothing to do with anything previously posted...

I just loved that one, and I thought you might enjoy it too... if translation is needed, you know how to proceed ;-)

His name is: Le Chat, he's from Belgium...

Monday, January 25, 2010

The vacuum cleaner...

There's ZERO info on the web about this show. As I recall. the vacuum cleaner was called CRUDZ. Or something like that.

It's come across my songlist too

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.

Freebie Nation

I just know Judy is going to come up with something on this one...
I remember something about a vacuum cleaner and that bad british dr who/Hitchhikers guide kind of costumes and lighting.

Hitchhiker. Is there any other word with 2 h's in in a row in it? How odd.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

National Mulch

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...

Oh, and I miss Magic Shadows

Cat a pult

Simon and Chloe await Rapsody coming down the stairs..
not really.

Simon and Dad built their Present from Benjamin and Uncle David this week.

The box said 9 and up but between Simon and Chloe they have almost 8 years...close enough.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

And things really haven't changed that much since 1972, have they?

Another Judy pic...

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....

And yet another first..

She was a great little dental patient.
Grandma came along too.

There's so many firsts at this age ain't there....

A different first

It's Chloe's first time on skates.
Simon seems a little more confident somehow.

From the '40s

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.

here's mine

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?

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's About Time...

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?

Dave, May 1972

Dave's First Communion too. Outside St. Mary's Parish Hall, Oshawa. This picture was dated May 1972

So, Lorne's date is probably 1970....would that be a good guess?

Lornie 1943 and maybe 1973?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

That Little Light of Mine

"This little light of mine
Lorne Bradt June 7th..."

(sung to the tune of this little light of mine)
It was in dymo tape on the side.

Gift was a very large flashlight with one of those big square batteries with the springs on top.
It served many years and uses, camping and otherwise and may well still exist in a box at the farm.

Did the folk group ever play at first communions?
We got very 70's wooden crosses, now also likely in a box at the farm with my safety patrol belt and a snowmobile carburetor.

Along the same sacramental line, I don't think I know any of the other kids confirmation names or why they chose them.


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

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Aunt Judy's First Communion

Here are the three pictures I have of this particular life milestone. As I recall, the new policies of Vatican II resulted in not one but TWO first communions. Each child had her or his FIRST first communion along side her or his parents and family during a regular Sunday Mass. The formal procession with the little white dresses followed the next Sunday.
The little crown was made of a kind of hard plastic bristly pipe-cleanery stuff, and was stuck onto my head with a couple of little triangular pointy bits that pointed down. I liked that, and the veil. The dress, I was kinda lukewarm on. You can see the more crinolined poofy ones the other girls are wearing. On the other hand, I later learned how incredibly scratchy crinolines were, so I suspect I was more comfortable than some of the poofy-dress girls were. I remember the socks kept falling down. And it was definitely chilly, even though it was a bright spring day!

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)
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.

A good time was had by all.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Million Dollar Baby

First time workin' the big bag.
You go girl!


Less Fred & Ginger in Taps and more like, not so silent Chaplin...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mamie visits the farm!

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.

Monday, January 04, 2010

budding artist

Fiona with her Grandad and his birthday/xmas self portrait and the proud artist.

Hamilton Festivities

A little update with Teri and Diana from Auntie Ann...

"This photo was taken at our Christmas Festivities at my place."

See, we're already seeing more of the cousins in 2010!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

busy holiday in the barn

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.