Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hydrolic Fish

When I saw that "fish" could be the theme for 103 Sepia Saturday, I dug this up out of my postcard collection.  On the back of the postcard, it reads: This most interesting "Hydrolic Fish" invented by Mr. Arthur W. Attridge to save labour, is a near approach to perpetual motion.  It my be seen in operation at his farm on the south side of South West Miramichi River, just below the Highway Bridge at Doaktown, NB.  This contraption was a perpetual source of water for his family and farm, quite ingenious!!

Of course, this isn't in existence presently, but it must have been quite the thing to see!!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Thériaults on the move

Today, my sister and I are moving Mom into a Care Home.  Two weeks ago, we moved Dad into the Veteran's Wing at the Nursing Home.  It has been a whirlwind of emotions and activity!  Thank goodness they both wanted to go, it makes it a little easier, but it is still sad. They both got their call within a week of each other, I find that amazing.

Dad has already put on some weight, his face looks much more relaxed.  I'm sure Mom will fare well there as it is a beautiful place.

In three weeks, I, myself, will be moving.  So, my life, for the last three weeks has been purging, giving away, packing for storing, packing for present use....for Dad, Mom, and myself!  My head is spinning at times at it all.  Christmas will be different in our family this year!  Yeah for the New Year!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jamming with Matida Murdoch, Miramichi's treasured fiddler




Had a grand time at O'Donaghue's Pub Saturday afternoon with Matilda Murdoch.  She is truly amazing, she still comes to these Jam Sessions at the ripe old age of 91.  She also composes pieces.  She, along with musicians from Moncton, NB kept the place toe tapping and hand clapping!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Keep the warms days coming!

I can't believe the warm weather we are experiencing this November.  Some say we are going to have a later winter, but, longer on the other end....whatever...I am enjoying the right now!  I didn't even need my overcoat to go to work today, hope it lasts till next month at least.  My bones are too weary for the -30 degrees!

Friday, November 11, 2011

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This week to commemorate SepiaSaturday's 100th, I thought I would post this photo of spirited young ladies taken in Queen Elizabeth Park.  I particularly like the way the snow is falling in large flakes against their dark coats.  Must have been a challenge to showshoe in such heavy clothing!!!

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Troubles and woes with Blogger

Experiencing problems posting in my blog.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

White bucks and saddle shoes

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I took from this week's picture the theme that you should do as you are told....In this photo of my classmates of 1959, we weren't told to "look up" but we must have been told to smile alot, fold your hands in your lap, and cross your legs at the ankles.  The private school was run by nuns and "ladies" did not cross their legs at the knee.....I am in the front row, fourth from the right sporting my (rather dirty) white bucks and saddle shoes and why my Mom let me out of the house with a white belt instead of a black or navy one is beyond me!!!  But all in all, despite fashion faux pas, weren't we just the cutest bunch!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

For Sepia Saturday, October 15, 2011

 Since this week's theme is soldiers and eating, I thought I would submit this picture of Arthur Godin, a former neighbor of mine.  It was taken during the liberation of Holland in April, 1945.  Although Arthur was a cook in the army, he was also a good shot.  When Arthur died, a neighbor googled his name / sniper and this picture showed up among others.  The family used it for the program cover.  For other interesting photos and themes, go to:

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Flickr World Wide Photo Walk

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This week, I just couldn't get into the theme, so I posted one of the many pictures I took last Sunday on the Flickr World Wide Photo Walk. It was the fourth annual for Flickr, but the first one for Miramichi.  There were about a dozen of us who braved the cold wet weather, but we had a lot of fun.  We ended up after 2 hours at a local restaurant for a cup of tea/coffee.  Now that we have formed a group, we will probably go on more excursions, though the annual walk is the only one where you can enter a contest with your choice of picture.  I chose this one, I took it on the side of an old lodge called Castle Lodge.  It rather reminded me of a painting instead of a picture.  For other marvelous pictures, go to http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it at this time!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Technology!!!!

I am having trouble with my connectivity to my internet.  For no apparent reason, I lose connection with internet.  Shutting off my computer helps, but that is annoying.  Plus, I don't think my computer likes being put on and off all the time.  Time to approach my server I guess because this is not fun!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Miramichi's first annual Photo Walk

I have posted some of my pictures from the World Wide Photo Walk from last Sunday at:
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We started at Lounsbury street and finished at the City Square Restaurant for tea/coffee.  Most enjoyable even if it did sprinkle a bit of rain at times.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sepia Saturday October 1, 2011

This week, I found I could almost match the theme, legs, legs, and more legs, nylons and high heel shoes, almost bang on for the year (1937).  This is a page from my 1938 Sears catalogue.  I was fortunate enough to go to an auction a few years ago and purchased an unopened package of a pair of nylons, complete with the seam up the center.  I still have them, I take them out once and awhile and feel what REAL nylons should feel like......



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Monday, September 26, 2011

A day at the beach

 Spent a joyful day at the Beachouse at Youghall Beach, NB with my two sons and daughter.  Even if it is saying "Fall" on the calendar, it was like a beautiful and hot summer's day!
It is not very often I get all three together under the same roof.  It will be more difficult now that my oldest son has moved to the West coast.  We had a pot luck luncheon and enjoyed each other's company.  Nice memories....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lumber Camps at turn of the Century

Not exactly The Savoy's kitchen!  This would be  a typical kitchen in a lumber camp in New Brunswick at the turn of the century.  It must have been quite a feat to feed so many mouths with the equipment they possessed at the time.

I can't make out if this is breakfast or supper.  Lunch would have been a bagged lunch eaten where they were felling the trees.  I am not too sure of the expression of the first man with light hair, I don't think he looks like he is enjoying the food or maybe he didn't want to be disturbed so he could get on with eating, no doubt these men had quite the appetite!!  Visit other interesting posts at http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

Early this morning

I live right across from a cemetary.  Early this morning on my way back from the gym, I looked upwards and saw this.  The fog was just hovering on top of the Miramichi River and the sky was in pink swirls.  I ran the rest of the way home, grabbed my camera and took this shot.  There is so much beauty around us, but sometimes we have to look up and see.  I think that is why I rather walk than drive most of the time.  Life is at a slower pace and you can notice a lot more of your surroundings.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Alan Burnett's "Footprints in the Snow"

This week, I finally framed and hung one of Alan Burnett's photo, entitled "Footprints in the Snow".  Alan graciously gave me permission to copy and print the photo, thanks again Alan.

I just love winter scenes that includes trees.

This photo was taken by a young neighbour of mine, Robbie Stewart, when I used to live on Douglasfield Rd three years ago.  If you could look closer, you can see the icicles on the barbed wire and branches.

So, here is the latest edition to my livingroom wall.  Fits right in, wouldn't you say?

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A young man dies

The Miramichi area is saddened by the news of the death of Scottie Knowles last night.  He was our local pharmacist, only 31 years old!!  He was in Toronto at the time, he fell off a hotel balcony.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pierre Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada

This week's theme seems to be a political figure and security.  I chose this picture of Canada's prime minister, Pierre Trudeau at the height of his popularity.  He was prime minister 1968-1979 and again 1980-1984. He died in 2000.  In this picture the officer in the background doesn't seem to like the way the crowd was surrounding Trudeau.  Everyone wanted a piece of him, then later on in his political life, others wanted a piece of him (but for different reasons than to kiss him).  You had to either hate him or love him I guess.htpp://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Monday, September 5, 2011

Trip to Miscou Island, New Brunswick

Some boats used for fishing snow crabs put away on shore now that the season is over.

Beautiful flower bed in a park across from the boats above around Shippegan, NB, enroute to Miscou Island.

This is the Atlantic Ocean at Miscou Island, north of New Brunswick.  A switch from last weekend where I saw the Atlantic Ocean from the south of New Brunswick at Grand Manan Island.

Abandoned houses always get my attention, something very lonely about them.  I can't resist taking photos of them.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cost of children's clothes in 1938-1939

This week's theme included a young girl in a beautiful dress.  I thought I would go through my 1938-1939 Simpson catalogue.  I found this page with the prices, wow, it is amazing how the prices have gone up.  Of course, I realize that our wages have gone up too, but life seemed to be less stressful.  You may need to zoom in to see the prices better.  For more neat pictures, go to Sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Grand Manan Island trip

Here comes our ferry, (the new one), Grand Manan Adventure to take us over to Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick.


And we're off, my daughter, step daughter and me.

The beach at Deep Cove, Grand Manan Island.


My daugther, Christina soaking up the sun.

My step daughter, Brenda.

We are taking a 10 minute hike to see the "Hole in the Wall" at North Head.


Amazing what the sea water can do to rock!

On one of our excursions, we were greeted by two fawns by the roadside, so cute.

The cliffs at South Head, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


Beautiful sunset, South Head, next to the cliffs.

A bit of fog surrounded Swallowtail Lighthouse on the Island, such a beautiful sight!

Monday, August 22, 2011

R.I.P Jack Layton

Today, Canada lost a most loved and respected leader, Jack Layton.  He lost his battle with cancer today, I am saddened just as much as if I had known the man personally.  He lead his NDP party to the level of National Party of Opposition, I am glad he lived long enough to do that.  In a letter he wrote a few days ago, he tells people not to give up hope in their fight with cancer, to  have hope and said love was better than hate, optimism better than despair.              What courage, what acceptance............

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fun Filled Day



Spent a joyful day eating at O'Donaghue's in their outside cafe, I had Pan Fried Haddock, done to perfection, the new manager is a Chef!  Then that was followed by a Jam Session with Matilda Murdoch, she will be 92 in January and still fiddling away!  Attended some of the first annual Dragon Boat Races, now I am ready to drop in bed!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beauty in a dead tree

I came across this tree quite by accident.  It was gigantic, right beside the North West River.  It caught my eye, it was in the middle of summer, but this tree was dying, its branches had no leaves, but I guess that is what drew me to it.  All the other trees were "all dressed", but not this one.  I took several pictures of it, I am glad I did, when I returned the following spring for a wedding just beyond it, the tree had been cut down.  I have my pictures to look at now.......For further pictures of all kinds of trees and even more, visit sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

Monday, August 15, 2011

Rain is good

I can't believe how much my scarlet runners have grown in just the space of one week!!  I guess it is all that rain we are getting.

It is August 15 today, we Acadians celebrate Acadian Day, (where we celebrate overcoming the expulsion of the Acadians in the late 1700's), lots of fun, music and food.  Hope there is something left  when I get off work.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vintage Romance

I went to PhotoBucket to get this picture.  I think her dress is very daring for the times. I believe it is made of satin, although, I do not know if that is a slip that is hanging on her knee.  Love the piece of furniture she is sitting on, it isn't a loveseat, but could fit two people quite snuggly...It isn't Valentine's Day, but this picture could easily be on the cover of a Valentine's card.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Going to pull a "Scarlet O'Hara"



I went to a yard sale Saturday morning and bought 8 panels of red cotton Indian gauze curtains.  I will attempt to make myself a dress out of this just like Scarlet O'Hara did in GONE WITH THE WIND.  Of course, her dress was green velvet, a little richer than this, but it's the thought that counts.....I am enjoying my patio this year.  Every year, I add just a little more.  My prize this year is twinkling patio lanterns that is run on solar power, no need to plug them in. They automatically come on at dusk.  Kind of magical.......

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