Everybody who reads my ramblings knows that I am unemployed, and while the job search continues I find that I have begun to learn many an Interesting thing or two while spending time around the homestead. I have already discovered that turning myself into an alcoholic is way too expensive, but I gave it the … Continue reading Some Things I have learned while Unemployed.
While sitting in a little local bar last night with a few friends listening to a real crappy karaoke version of "Smoke on the Water" we began to reminisce about the bars and bands that used to play in the region. While the bars are now gone, to be replaced by little corner pubs and … Continue reading Here Among the Cats
Here are some signs that your family is perhaps a little dysfunctional. Breakfast nook is now a Meth lab Your vacations are now booked through AA instead of AAA Your mom and sister are fighting again…over the last beer During the family Reunion the FBI cut all power to your home Hells Angels next door … Continue reading In Honour of Family Day
Tim Hortons and the Beer Store, what do these two things have in common? Almost every town and city in Ontario has one, and this is about our Beer store. When people ask for directions the Beer Store gets used as a measuring stick"Go down Queen street and you turn at the first street past … Continue reading How is your Beer Store?
I've had it, my space has been invaded, let me tell you about it. You know, they say that a man's home is his castle(don't tell my wife that though)and in my castle i had everything where i wanted it, or at least did until the grandchildren started to get older and discovered a few … Continue reading The Throne Room has Been Invaded
I remember as a kid in the 60's when Saturday night meant my Dad and my relatives and friends would gather at the house and enjoy themselves. Those nights are long gone, now we go down to the Barking Fish and watch karaoke! UGHH. In this picture is my Dad and my Uncle Patrick McLaughlin. … Continue reading Hespeler Hootanny
The top picture is of a group of young ladies from Hespeler during the early 1940's. the bottom picture is of them 60 some odd years later. While a few of them are gone now, they all stayed friends till the end. Hespeler people are like that. In these photo's: Mary McLaughlin(Hillis) Betty Roscoe(Rabb) Betty … Continue reading Passing of Time
February 3rd 1959Three young rock 'n' roll stars have been killed in a plane crash in the United States. Buddy Holly, 22, Jiles P Richardson - known as the Big Bopper - 28, and Ritchie Valens, 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa at 0100 local time. The pilot of … Continue reading Buddy Holly killed in Air crash