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Welcome to October

Postby JulieJane » Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:35 am

It's cold and the furnace is on!!!!<br><br>Anyone going to whoop it up at Oktoberfest in Kitchener? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:51 pm

<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>Hi Julie<br>The last time I whooped it up at Octoberfest in Kitchener, I woke up from sleeping under the front end of a Volkswagen Bug. How I got there only the good Lord knows for sure.<br>I hope this is not the start of a winter like last, cold until March!<br>Regards,<br>Don <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 01, 2003 3:14 pm

Brrrrrr.<br><br>Its about 70 F here in Vancouver.<br><br>Eat your hearts out Don & Julie. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub52.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=donfendley>Don Fendley</A> at: 10/1/03 10:44 pm<br></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Margaret Landry » Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:41 am

Mornin' All,<br> The furnace is on and we had snow...big wet flurries this morning in Newmarket....I hear you Don, please not a winter like last year...Have a good day everyone...Going to get out my boots and mittens...Cheers Marg <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:21 am

I really don’t like the hot weather, but talk about extreme weather patterns. I haven’t shut the A/C off, in my van during the day, for several months. However, just about the time we move into our new house, in mid October, it will start pouring with rain the night before! <p></p><i></i>
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winter

Postby pkwilsonsympaticoca » Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:32 am

Good morning. I woke up this morning to a white ground. I have so much to do outside. Flowers, cover shrubs etc. I hope this is not a harbringer of things to come. Much too early for this. I will take Colin;s 70. Perfect, not too hot. My kind of weather. I cannot stand the humidity. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I need to ask did anyone see Shania in Hamilton last week? I am still floating high from seeing her. Beautiful lady and an absolute great performance. It was worth all I paid. My Daughter Christine and I went. Hi to everyone Sandy <p></p><i></i>
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Hi Sandy

Postby JulieJane » Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:05 am

I've got two bags of triple mix and 4 bags of mulch to put round and that's it for this year. I think I'll wait for a (hopefully) sunny day next week to finish up. I usually leave all the pulling out of "mashed" plants and trimming back until each spring. I only have a few annuals in so I might just give them the old heave-ho in a few weeks.<br><br>We had a heavy frost but it didn't stick around too long.<br><br>Glad you enjoyed the concert - I like her music. <p></p><i></i>
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Concerts

Postby Gloria Jones » Thu Oct 02, 2003 1:36 pm

As long as we're talking concerts, I'm going to see Cher in her final concert in Toronto on Halloween Night. It's going to be the biggest blast.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Can you imagine all the wild and crazy things one will see that night? <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> She's also having other acts join her seeing as it's her last. <br><br>Can't wait<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Hi Gloria

Postby Keith Peters » Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:23 pm

Just stopped by to say hi, hope you are doing well.<br>Wanted to get in on the conversation about concerts, I<br>am going to see Simon and Garfunkle at the Staples Center here in LA Oct,17...I can't wait either. Last week<br>the average temperature here was about 95 degrees F.<br>I sure am glad it has cooled of to the low 80's.<br>How was the Indian summer there, does not happen here.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>Sincerely Keith <p></p><i></i>
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Concerts

Postby Gloria Jones » Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:42 pm

Hi Keith: Great to hear from you again. I'm doing fine thanks. My recent trip to Scotland was amazing! I would like to go back there someday. How are you doing? Simon and Garfunkle will be great to hear. We haven't had our Indian Summer yet. This September has been unusually cool and I heard that Acton had snow this morning. Yuk<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :x --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/sick.gif ALT=":x"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> It's been warm in Western Canada and hopefully the winds are blowing from that direction to bring us some nice weather before the winter sets in. <br><br>Take care,<br>Gloria <p></p><i></i>
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Scotland

Postby Keith Peters » Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:27 pm

Scotland I love it there I have an Aunt and Uncle that<br>have a bed and breakfast in a little village called Newtonmore just south of Inverness about 45 minutes.<br>I would love to retire there. What were you doing there<br>playing golf at St. Andrews. I am doing fine just working and enjoying my new granddaughter Jaden. My daughter and family live with my wife and I. Trying to help them out, so they can try and save some money for a house.<br>Property is so out of reach here it is almost impossible to buy. We purchased a "fixer upper" 3 years ago for 210,000.00 today the same house would sell for 450,000.00 The house was built in the 60's and is around 1800 sq. ft. What is the price range for homes in your area. Keep in touch nice to chat with you again.<br>Sincerely Keith <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Scotland

Postby Marg » Fri Oct 03, 2003 9:24 am

Hi all from Moncton N.B. I moved here in 1973 and I just love it. Fall in the Maritimes is usually spectacular. Right now it is sunny and plus 12 and I can take this type of weather any day. <br>I was born in Glasgow, and still have family and friends in both Scotland and England. However, even though I miss friends and family in both Georgetown and the British Isles, I have become a true Maritimer and fully intend to retire right here.<br>I have to say that I really enjoy the message board portion of this site. It is so nice to hear about tales from all of you that I went to school with. Have a great fall season.<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Scotland

Postby Gloria Jones » Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:00 am

Hi Keith: Good guess on what I was doing in Scotland. Yes, I managed to get on the famous 'Old' course in St. Andrews. It was on my 'to do' list. That place is hallowed ground and I even saw a man kiss the 18th green when he finished playing. I was very impressed with my short stay in Scotland. Beautiful country and very nice people. The town of St. Andrews is so historical, with lots of pubs, restaurants and great shopping on cobblestone streets. Once there, we didn't need to use a car. Everything was close by. <br><br>House prices in Georgetown are pretty high also. We are mainly a bedroom community now because of the Go train that makes several runs a day to the City. A small 3 bedroom bungalow (in good condition) like you used to live in goes anywhere from $225,000 - $250,000. Your parents probably paid about $15,000 for their house. <br><br>It's great that you and your wife are helping your daughter out. It's not easy for kids these days. <br><br>Talk to you again. Keep in touch.<br>Gloria <p></p><i></i>
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price of houses

Postby Guest » Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:11 am

Gloria.<br><br>I suppose it was bound to happen, it has in the rest of the country. When my parents bought their house on the corner of Barstow Cres, in March 1961, they paid $12,000. It was built for 13,500 three years earlier, but the AVRO crash made the area almost worthless for a while, as many here will remember.<br><br>Colin <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub52.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=colinming>Colin Ming</A> at: 10/3/03 10:32 am<br></i>
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Welcome

Postby Guest » Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:52 am

Hello Marg.<br><br>Welcome to the GTOL messages, glad you were able to sort out the password problem. As you can see we are a pretty laid back group here, and among other things, lots of good memories are remembered.<br><br>I did not realize you were born in Scotland, there were certainly many of us who came to Canada, from the UK, during the first 20 years after the war.<br><br>Cheers Colin. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Marg » Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:10 pm

Hi Colin:<br><br>I was able to get the password problem straightened out, but this is the first opportunity I have had to post since I have been away on business.<br><br>Yes, I was born in Scotland and came to Canada in 1954. I started out grade one in Limehouse School, and then another little country school, Waterloo, and then on to Wrigglesworth and finally GDHS.<br><br>These boards bring back so many memories. When I get a chance I will sort through my pictures and post some of them.<br><br>Regards<br><br>Marg <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Guest » Fri Oct 03, 2003 1:19 pm

<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br>Hi Marg<br>Yes glad you got things sorted out. What years were you in Wrigglesworth? I was there from 1955 to 1964.<br>Regards,<br>Don<br><br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rolleyes --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> DUH!!!<br><br>Hi Marg<br>I did not know you as Cook, we were in Wrigglesworth and GDHS at the same time, I remember you well and thank you for being part of my past fond memories. I will get out my yearbooks from GDHS.<br>Regards,<br>Don <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub52.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=donfendley>Don Fendley</A> at: 10/3/03 1:00 pm<br></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Marg » Fri Oct 03, 2003 2:44 pm

Hi Don:<br><br>Too cute. I remember you well too. Boy of boy this site is just super. I have done a lot of browsing over the past year or so, but I haven't come across the history of the site and how it got started. Is there anywhere on the site where this is posted?<br><br>Marg <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Welcome to October

Postby Guest » Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:10 pm

Hi Marg.<p><br>That’s an excellent idea and one we’ve never even thought of. I’m currently re-writing the <a href="http://www.gtol-georgetown-online.com">Home page</a> and will add a short history of GTOL. Thanks for the excellent suggestion.<br><p>Regards Colin <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub52.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=colinming>Colin Ming</A> at: 10/3/03 2:12 pm<br></i>
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October

Postby rhonascholzxcelcoonca » Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:31 pm

Hello everyone I am replying from the sunny south of Ontario. (Forest/Sarnia) I was in that blizzard on the 402 at 8am on October 2, 2003 travelling from Forest/Sarnia to Square One; it wasn't pleasant. Today it is about 77 degrees; the sun is out and it is a beautiful Fall day at the lake and last week has been forgotten. rhona <p></p><i></i>
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Re: October

Postby JulieJane » Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:14 pm

Hi Rhona.....now completely contradictory to my post that started this thread..........IT'S HOT AND THE AIRCONDITIONING IS ON !!!!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>What a joke......and some of the annuals that got mashed by the frost should still be here - I had to dig them up and chuck them, they were pretty sad.<br><br>You drove from near Sarnia to Square One!!!!!! Now that's an avid shopper Rhona!!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Glad you're safe and sound.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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