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One of Many

I was browsing through some old things and came across some business cards when Ruth and I owned the Tire Service Business many years ago. I built that business up and then sold it. Was a great time in my life but a lot of work in all kinds of weather. We had two service trucks on the road with power tailgates and air jacks which made things nice. Dangerous job though.

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Bell Internet Speed For Port Loring, Ontario, Canada

Bells Download Speed In Our Area Should Be: 5 Mbps

As of 9:00 AM June 15/ 2019 Our Speed Is

Another slow day for the Internet.

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Bell should be ashamed of themselves.

Cost To Rebuild A Model T Ford 1928

Here is an old post card of what it would cost to fix up an old Model T Ford many years ago.  Click Picture To Enlarge. 

With that this should be taken into consideration.  Things seem to be much cheaper back then but consider what wages were. Considering that, things are about the same. The average wage in 1912 was $500/$700 a year. Then there was world war one and wages spiked to an average of $5000 a year in 1928 (the year of the  post card ) All and all, prices are about the same percentage of a pay check. The model T was worth more in 1928 than what it cost new in 1912 but still pretty low.

Merry Christmas

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Years.  Be safe. 

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book

And every year when Christmas comes, I go and take a look.

And that is when I realize, that these names are a part.

Not of a book they’re written in, but of my very heart.

For each name stands for someone, who has crossed my path sometime,

And in that meeting they’ve become, the Rhythm in each Rhyme.

And while it sounds fantastic, for me to make this claim,

I really feel that I’m composed, of each remembered name.

And while you may not be aware, of any special link,

Just meeting you has changed my life, a lot more than you think.

For once you’ve met somebody, the years cannot erase,

The memory of a pleasant word, or of a friendly face.

So never think my Christmas cards, are just a mere routine,

Of names upon a Christmas list, forgotten in between.

For when I send a Christmas card, that is addressed to you,

It’s because you are on the list, of folks whom I’m indebted to.

For I am but the total, of many folks I’ve met,

And you happened to be one of those, I prefer not to forget.

And whether I have known you, for many years or few,

In some way you have had a part, in shaping things I do.

And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,

The best Gift Life can offer, is meeting folks like you.

And may the spirit of Christmas, that forever endures,

Leave its richest blessings in the hearts, of you and yours.

Man Versus Woman (The Minds)

Okay, I have watched many funny video’s relating to man and women.  My son Craig sent me this link of how a mans mind and a womans mind works.  It is about ten minutes long and is a must to watch.  I am sure you will all get a good laugh.  Let me know what you think.    Enjoy.  Click Link to view.  GW

Words Of Wisdom

The old Indian chief sat in his home on the reservation, smoking his ceremonial pipe, eying the two U.S. government officials sent to interview him. “Chief Two Eagles,” one official began, “you have observed the white man for many years. You have seen all his progress and all his problems.” The chief nodded. The official continued, “What do you think of all the white man has done?” The chief stared at the officials for more than a minute, and then calmly replied.

“When white man found the land, Indians were running it. No taxes. No debt. Plenty buffalo, plenty beaver. Women did most of the work. Medicine man free. Indian men hunted and fished all the time.” The chief paused, then added, “Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that.”

I agree 100%

Good Morning

Well been awhile since my last post.  Made it home safe from Florida now enjoying nature in its best.  Florida is nice to say the least but so is Port Loring Ontario.  Temperatures today are quite balmy sitting at 4.6 C | 40.28 F.  Suppose to stay there in that range for two more days.  Okay by me. Gives the ice on my roof a chance to melt.  Today wife and I went for a nice long walk through nature.  As we try and do every day.  We have a nice spot half way and to just sit and listen is something in itself.   As I said to the wife while sitting there.  “What do you hear?”  “Nothing she said.”   “Isn’t it great?”  Sometimes in life, nothing is all that is needed.   Enjoy your day.   GW

Wanted–One Length Of Insulated Chimney Pipe 7 Inch

Hi folks was wondering if anyone has a piece of 7 inch insulated stove pipe, that they don’t need.  I am in need of a piece so I can extend my chimney a touch.  Trying to deal with an issue or two up on the roof.   If so you can reach me at [email protected] or      705 757 1640.

Interesting Article

Really Good Article had sent to me thought I would share. Touch long but worth the read.


District Representative and Water Management Division.

Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries:

Re: DEQ File
No.. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County

Dear Mr. Price,

Your certified letter dated 11/17/12 has been handed to me. I am the legal landowner but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane , Trout Run, Pennsylvania .

A couple of beavers are in the process of constructing and maintaining two wood ‘debris’ dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of natures building materials ‘debris.’

I would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.

These are the beavers/contractors you are seeking. As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity.

My first dam question to you is:
(1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or
(2) Do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?

If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued. (Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.)

I have several dam concerns. My first dam concern is, aren’t the beavers entitled to legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation — so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer.

The Department’s dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling them dam names.

If you want the damed stream ‘restored’ to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers — but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English.

In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green and water flows downstream. They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers’ Dams).

So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until 1/31/2013? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice by then and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them.

In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality, health, problem in the area It is the bears! Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your dam step! The bears are not careful where they dump!

Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.




Great Article

This would be an eye opener for a mother. I would think.  Take a look.

A mother passing by her son’s bedroom was astonished to see the bed
was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then, she saw an
envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow.
It was addressed, ‘Mum’ With the worst premonition, she opened the
envelope and read the letter, with trembling hands.

Dear, Mum.

It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to
elope with my new girlfriend, because I wanted to avoid a scene with
Dad and you.

I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I
knew you would not approve of her, because of all her piercings,
tattoos, her tight Motorcycle clothes, and because she is so much older
than I am.

But it’s not only the passion, Mum. She’s pregnant.

Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the
woods, and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter.

We share a dream of having many more children.
Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really
hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves, and trading it with the
other people in the commune, for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want.

In the meantime, we’ll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS, so
Stacy can get better. She sure deserves it!!

Don’t worry Mum, I’m 15, and I know how to take care of myself.
Someday, I’m sure we’ll be back to visit, so you can get to know your
many grandchildren.

Love, your son, Nicholas.  “P.S. Mum, none of the above is true. I’m
over at Jason’s house.

I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than
the school report that’s on my desk”

I love you!
Call when it is safe for me to come home.


Interesting Article




Remember,  not only did you and I contribute to CPP but your employer did, too. It totalled 15% of your  income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over  your working life, that’s close to $220,500. Read that  again. Did you see where the Government paid in one  single penny?

We  are talking about the money you and your employer put  in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would  have a retirement cheque from the money we put in, not  the Government. Now they are calling the money we put  in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it  back. If you calculate the future invested value of  $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s  contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what  the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49  years of working you’d have  $892,919.98.

If  you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive  $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30  years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and  that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on  deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per  year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per  month.

Another  thing with me…. I have two deceased husbands who  died in their 50’s, (one was 51 and the other one was  59 before one percent of their CPP could  be drawn). I worked all my life and am drawing 100% from my own CPP so I am receiving the maximum allowable payment per month. My two deceased husband’s CPP money will never  have one cent drawn from what they paid into the CPP plan all  their lives.


Entitlement  my foot, I paid cash for my CPP!  Just because they borrowed the money for other  government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some  kind of charity or  handout!!

Remember  Senator’s benefits? — free health-care,  outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays,  three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.  Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my  CPP retirement payments entitlements?

We’re  “broke” and the government can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans,  Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the past few years we  have provided aid to Haiti , Chile, Turkey, Pakistan, etc., etc., etc.  Literally,  BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!! And they can’t help our own  citizens !

Our  retired seniors living on a ‘fixed income’ (CPP and OAS)   receive no additional federal aid nor do they get any  financial breaks, while our government and religious  organizations pour hundreds of billions of $$$ and  tons of food to foreign  countries!

They  call CPP an entitlement even  though most of us have been paying for it all our  working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to  collect, the government is running out of money. Why  did the government borrow from it in the first place?  It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the  general  fund.