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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An old shed with daisies

Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Awards

Congratulations to the Brits for winning oscars for The King's Speech!!

I saw the show, excellent movie!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Salmon fishing in Miramichi

The Miramichi River is world renowned for its salmon fishing.  This postcard is probably from the 40's.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Simpsons Catalogue of 1939

I purchased this old catalogue at an estate auction a few years ago.  I look through it once in awhile and just marvel at the styles and PRICES!!  I could take my pay of today and have a brand new wardrobe, appliances and furniture with just one pay!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Circus Comes to Town

Well, after all the delays because of the bad weather, we finally were able to have a meeting for Toastmasters tonight.  I gave my speech, "The Circus Comes to Town" about when my brothers and I put on a circus one summer in our backyard.  I had a good evaluation.  Now onwards to my next speech which will be on the reign of Queen Victoria.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Queen Elizabeth and King George VI

A postcard was issued to celebrate their visit to Canada.

Notre Dame Convent Postcard

This is Convent Notre Dame, it was situated across the street from the old Court House (previous postcard).  It burned down around the turn of last century.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Old Court House In Newcastle, NB

Our old Courthouse, corner of King George Highway and Prince William St(now Newcastle Blvd.).  The new courthouse is just down the highway.  The house next door was torn down a few years ago, and the trees are no longer there either.  This building is up for sale, hope someone buys it and puts it to good use.....

Winter time--Got to love it!

This morning after having breakfast with my friends at the Goodie Shop, I decided I would shovel off the out back so I could open my back door.

I waded (and huffed and puffed) my way all along the side of the house, in drift banks of about 3 and half feet.  I finally reached my destination---the back steps where the snow had drifted about 5 feet.  I shovelled a rabbit's path, (enough for one foot in front of the other).

I am now able to open my back door and walk down the steps should the occasion arise that I need a quick exit out the back door.

Gladly, when Spring and Summer arrives, these shovelling memories will fade away, and once again, I shall enjoy my little abode................

Friday, February 18, 2011

Looking forward to these days again!!!

It is snowing again today, even getting freezing rain, it will be snowing until next Tuesday, so I am putting myself in my happy place, on my deck overlooking my neighbour's beautiful garden.  He does all the work and I can only say "Thank you, thank you so much, your flowers are so inviting....."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Queen Victoria Stamp

When I purchased this postcard,  I had a special treat, caligraphy and an old Queen Victoria stamp!!  Collecting postcards certainly is not just for the pictures...........

Exert from my Post Card Collection

This is from my PostCard collection.  The building is still there now, however, it is no longer a hotel.  It is located in Tabusintac, North Eastern  New Brunswick. That Irving sign is a gas station.  There were three brothers who really made it big in New Brunswick, they started the Iriving dynasty, they owned just about everything in New Brunswick......their offsprings still do.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

School Days

This was in 1959, St. Mary's Academy, third year.

Only the shadow knows.......

My brother, Paul and me in this photo. Must have been in Spring, Dad only got the film developed when it was completed.  This could have been over a course of a few weeks or months.  Money was too scarce to spend on the purchase of a film and developing every week.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

On foot for awhile now.




Ah, the joys of motoring, I was sailing along between Ludlow and Doaktown, when I heard a loud noise----I pulled over immediately. A motorist pulled over and said he thought it was a spring or strut that had broken. Called a tow truck and that was the end of a beautiful visit at my son's in Fredericton. When I should have arrived home around noon, I finally got home around 2:30pm. Glad to be home, expecting a storm tomorrow, hope the buses are running.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My uniformed years


This would be around 1956 or '57. I went to the nuns for most of my school years. They scared the bejeezler out of me, now I am a French Protestant!
I don't know what make that car in the street is, but Dad's car was a Nash I believe.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Very Cold Morning, brrrrrrrrr






When I went outside this morning, I took a deep breath and my nostrils stuck together, I knew then it was at least -26 degrees celius. I was a bit off, it was -29 degrees. I bundled up anyway and met some friends for breakfast at the Goodie Shop before going to work. I took this pictures through the restaurant window. There were some pigeons perched on the porch railing, trying to keep warm no doubt. I am eagerly awaiting Spring!!!! At least, it is sunny now for a few days, will be able to go to the capital city, Fredericton to visit with my youngest son who turned 29 yesterday. I have just finished baking him his favorite cake, banana coconut cake. Looking forward to a little R & R for a couple of days.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Going back a couple of generations

These are my maternal three great aunts. Mom used to have an inn called The Regent House Inn and she named the three rooms after them, Sarah, Sophie, and Rose. My sister and I used to dress up Victorian and serve Tea by reservation. I don't know what I enjoyed most, serving the fines ladies tea or dressing up........in any case, we all enjoyed ourselves.

We are No. 1

We, REMAX, are going to dinner tonight to celebrate the fact that we are the number one Real Estate company in Miramichi/Northumberland County. We have 50% of the listings in our entire area, Yeah!! Proud to be their Receptionist!!! Good team of people to work for and work with.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I had my speech all ready

No Toastmasters tonight because of the road conditions due to the snow that has been falling all day. Too bad, I had my speech, "The Circus comes to Town" already to deliver. Oh well, next week I guess.

My next speech will be about all the inventors. poets, statesmen and such that gained prominence during Queen Victoria's reign.

I am so enjoying Toastmasters.

Last night, we had our Ladies Games Group. We played EYE REMEMBER,(a memory game), it was a lot of fun, hard to play though when there was so many discussions going on, but we never play by the rules anyway, that is why it is so much fun!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A new experience

I did something this morning I have never done in my life before, ever! I shaved a man. My Dad is very weak and hasn't been able to shave in the last few days. I offered to shave him thinking, Gee I shave my legs, how difficult can it be?

Well, I first used scissors to cut the long whiskers, then proceeded to put shaving foam, so far so good. An hour after, I finally finished, leaving some whiskers just around the bottom of his chin, (the Brad Pitt look).

I now have a greater appreciation for the lengths you men go to look handsome for us! Dad will turn 87 years old on Friday, hope he is around for a long time yet.

Slideshow

I created a slideshow, thinking it would go to the right of the page, but somehow ended up in my Post. Will have to figure that one out......

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pond Hockey at the Air Base, Feb 5, 2011




Well, I took pictures at the Pond Hockey this morning, but it just doesn't have the "ambience" that the French Fort Cove gave it. Here's hoping that next year, the ice is thick enough on the Cove.

Pond Hockey


This year, Pond Hockey will be held at the Air Base in Chatham/Miramichi instead of on an actual pond. It will be safer, however, it will lose some of the "atmosphere". I am off to Portage Restaurant across from the Air Base and will take a picture and compare.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I had an usual day today. I went to work for 9am, then I tried to reach my father on the telephone for about an hour. Line was busy all the time. Since he wears hearing aids, I know he doesn't like the phone that much. I left work, I found him, pretty weak, took him to the hospital. He will be fine, but poor soul, he is having it tough.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's Smelt Fry time again! I do my own, but much prefer find a restaurant that serves them either fried on the grill or deep fried. I've missed out the last two weekends. Looks like a good weekend for the Pond Hockey. It will be held at the airbase in Chatham/Miramichi instead of the French Fort Cove this year because of safety issues. Fireworks Saturday night at 8am in case anyone is in town.
Well, we escaped the brunt of the storm, so off to work today and choir practice tonight. The anthem this Sunday will be ladies only. The men will get a break and just sit down and listen....

I worked on my next speech for Toastmasters last night, I just need to tweek it a bit and it's good to go. It is titled, "The Circus comes to Town". It is about when we, my brothers and I put on a circus in our own backyard.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another fun night at Toastmasters! The one who was supposed to be the General Evaluator couldn't make it to the meeting so asked me to fill in for her. The theme for the evening was "Fear it, but do it anyway", so in keeping with the theme, I feared it, since I had never done that before, but did it anyway.......

I also helped a fellow Toastmaster with his speech on Role Playing, so all in all, it was quite an interesting evening, think I may even have a speech ready for next Tuesday!



This is what is left of the Thériault Clan (of that generation). My father is in front with the white cardigan. We had a good old fashioned Acadian Dinner of boiled salted cod fish. My Aunt Bertha had a treat for me, she had the family tree in the shape of a fan, starting with her. What a lot of names make up a family!!!

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