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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Spiritual,fun loving,hard working


McKinleyville, New Brunswick, Canada

McKinleyville, New Brunswick, Canada
An old shed with daisies

Thursday, August 29, 2013

SepiaSaturday, August 31, 2013

This week, I went with ties and suspenders.  The first one is of our former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson.  He was prime minister from 1963-1968.  Earlier he won the Nobel prize for peace in 1957.  Under his Liberal government, the present Canadian flag was introduce.

 These hard working men were the crew of the original Max Aitken boat, one man is visibly wearing suspenders, the man with the jean coveralls almost has suspenders....  Miramichi now has a new Max Aitken tour boat, named after Max Aitken who became Lord Beaverbrook.

A couple of SepiaSaturdays ago, I posted a couple of steel workers working high up building our Centennial bridge, I then came across this picture of some of those steel workers.  If you look closer, one is wearing suspenders.  Brave lads!!

The man below is John Calhoun from Boiestown (pronounced boystown) who wrote a ballad about a young man called Peter Emberley from Prince Edward Island, Canada who left the island to start a new life  lumbering in New Brunswick.  Here is an excert from a local paper:
 Many people do not realize that a song written in the early 60’s by Bob Dylan has roots here in Miramichi. The Ballad of John White, written and recorded by Bob was based on a traditional Miramichi Folksong written in the 1880’s. Peter Emberley, a true story about a young Prince Edward Island boy who was killed in a tragic lumbering accident on Parker’s Ridge and written by John Calhoun of Boiestown formed the basis for Bob Dylan’s song. Bob acknowledges this in the liner notes of the album it was featured on.

You can hear some of the song Peter Emberley by going to Youtube and key in the singer's name, Bill Staines- Peter Amberly (the name was mispelled).

Last weekend on my return from visiting my son in Fredericton, I stopped off in Boiestown and took a picture of the tombstone of Peter Emberley.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

visited my son and family this weekend.

A Dragon fly alighted on this stick, while Andrew and I were playing bocci ball, his wings are transparent.
 Conan the (house) cat was taken outside, what a funny expression, like he is saying, What the heck am I doing here outside)?
 Broke open to celebrate Andrew and Christine's new home!
 We made a campfire, I can't remember the last time I was aside a campfire.....it was fun.
 This picture is a bit deceiving, it looks like Chrstine is afire, but I assure you she wasn't!
 The cinders of the campfire.
Ah, marshmallows being roasted over a campfire!  Yum yum!

We finished the evening with lounge chairs in the straight out position with sleeping bags and pillows, (the late evening was getting a bit nippy), and we did some star gazing.  There were no artificial lights on, just the sparkling of the stars, a calm ending to a perfect day and evening.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sepia Saturday, August 24, 2013

 These are pictures I took from the site Our Miramichi Heritage Photos.  It includes pictures of our locals.  Above, the Kerrs.  This picture has some of the themes, three in a picture, hand on the shoulder, bearded man, and a bonnet.
 The Mackays from Loggieville, NB  Many eyes gazing or staring at us.  I always wonder how these people looked like naturally with smiles.....
Hugh, Mary and George Marquis from Chatham, NB  Mary had quite a gaze going on, as their son, George.  (Note the hand on the shoulder, actually both shoulders.....

Put on your best gaze or stare, grab a bonnet, glue on a beard and visit http://www.sepiasaturday.blogspot.com  for more intriguing pictures!!! 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sundays with Mom

 This is my Mom, Jeanne.  She is 83 years old.  Sundays we spent time together.  She is in a Special Needs Care Home.  In the wintertime, there is limited places we can go, so we usually end up at my place for a cup of tea and coconut cream pie (her favorite).  But in the summertime, we take drives, today we went to Nelson/Miramichi, a lovely little spot right across the BeauBear's Island.
 We sat on the bench above and looked onto the Miramichi River and watched boats go by.  This lonely little rowboat was moored not far from us.  The tide and wind kept turning it around.
 Some people were getting on a boat that was docked at the Interpretive Centre to go over to Beaubear's Island.  This  island has quite a history which I will get into another time.  Every summer, actors in outfits re-act what life was like in the past century or two.  The island is not inhabited right now, it is a national park.  The people get off the boat and the actors are situated in various spots all over the island, nice touch.

 These two buildings are right across from the Governor's Mansion.  This is the south side of the buildings, and below is the north side. The smaller building seems to be held up with stilts in the water....
Well, after awhile, I took Mom back to her home, it was a quiet, reflective time for both of us.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Matida Murdoch's Jam Session at O'Donaghue's Pub today, August 17, 2013

After attending the Dragon Boat Races, I saundered over to O'Donaghue's to catch the Jam Session.
 Dale Whitty, very talented man, plays many musical instruments.
 The "Lady" of the day, 93 year old Matilda Murdoch, the place was packed, no more seats available, I was lucky to get a seat in a tiny corner.....
 Dale again effortless switching from one instrument to another....
 Bannon Morrissey playing the banjo.
 Gerry Roberts from Ireland playing the bodhan and Aubrey Stewart in the background playing the guitar.
 Gerry also sang us a few songs, he has a marvelous rich deep voice.
 Aubrey and his wife Helen who gave us a rendition of Waltzing Matilda.
 Gerry Robert's son gave a tune also.
 I went around taking pictures of the artifacts around the pub, starting with the Matilda Murdoch corner, the fiddle tune that composed for O'Donaghue's is a tad bit crooked, but none the less, a nice tribute to Matilda.  She is posed here with the Lieutenant Governor of Canada after presenting Matilda with the Order of Canada.
 More artifacts on the walls of the pub.
 Picture of a good ole Kitchen party.
 One of the beers offered at the pub.
 The Ireland Family Map.
 An Irish blessing??????
 Shaleighlees (proper spelling eludes me right now), but they were hanging overhead.

Thus ended another great and fine jam session at O'Donaghue's, I will patiently await the next one, and God willing Matilda will be at many more......

3rd Annual Dragon Boat Races in Chatham/Miramichi, Saturday, August 17, 2013

 It was a lovely sunny and warm day for the Dragon Boat Races.  It is in its third year, and it is growing every year!

 The streets were full of vehicles, parking was a premium!
 At the Park right by the water where the races were being held, there was food, entertainment, games for children, good family day.
 This is where the teams were gathering to eat and have some drinks and find out how the tally sheet was going for the various teams involved.
 Many boats were floating around giving their support to the participants.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sepia Saturday August 17, 2013

Although these fair ladies were not going to a picnic, they were all wearing hats!  Here is a selection of various hats.  My thought is that the one standing in the back (right) looks alot like the one sitting (center).  For some reason, two have the same kind of coat. However, they are all nicely outfitted.

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