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Canadian Thanksgiving

Post by b.loree » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:44 pm

Today is the official day of Canadian Thanksgiving, we celebrate our blessings a bit ahead of our American neighbours. We also spell a lot of words differently :). All the best to my fellow Canucks. Go Blue Jays!!!
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Have a great day!

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Post by Neil Young » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:32 pm

Hope you guys have a happy Thanksgiving day.
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:02 pm

Something to change once you become an addition to the United States of North America. :D

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Post by b.loree » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:57 pm

No Way Peter.....too many problems, too much debt, too much Donald and too many guns south of the 49th. It's NOT going to happen. :thumbsdown:
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:22 pm

b.loree wrote:No Way Peter.....too many problems, too much debt, too much Donald and too many guns south of the 49th. It's NOT going to happen. :thumbsdown:
As you said "too many guns" so you might not get a choice! :-"

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Post by stuka f » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:15 am

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.
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Post by Spiker » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:49 am

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. :reindeer: :occasion1: :occasion9: :occasion7:

Celebrating every now and then is great ! whatever the reason they may have invented for it.

Today …I’m celebrating Saturday . :occasion5:
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Post by b.loree » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:44 pm

When you are retired....every day is a Saturday!
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:57 pm

Quit rubbing it in Brian, we know you are retired, some of us still have to work...

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Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Post by b.loree » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:51 pm

Well Slim, it may be a short retirement, if I have to take up arms to defend the 49th like we did back in 1812. :) We do have some weaponry up here. We are not quite as defenseless as our gun controlled society might portray to some.
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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:08 am

Talk to me when you pilgrimage to Florida, I will supply you with all the arms you need my friend.

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Post by KAGGR#1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:35 am

Stop by to see me on the way to Fla.

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Post by Spiker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:14 am

J.LeBrasseur wrote:Quit rubbing it in Brian, we know you are retired, some of us still have to work...

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Had I been retired, I would not have been able to buy this. :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Post by kaiser » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:26 am

I know we are total strangers but please put me in your will =P~ =P~ =P~ =P~
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Post by b.loree » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:01 pm

Wow! Spiker just threw 2 Aces on the table! Those 2 can't be beat and no way this old retired teacher could afford them. Congrats!
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Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Post by b.loree » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:04 pm

For our European friends...the 49th parallel forms most of the boundary between Canada and the USA. It is the longest undefended border in the world.
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:52 am

b.loree wrote:For our European friends...the 49th parallel forms most of the boundary between Canada and the USA. It is the longest undefended border in the world.
I don't know... that patch of border in Idaho isn't someplace I'd like to invade.

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Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:01 pm

Peter- you are assuming Gus can remember where he buried all the defense weapons :D
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Post by b.loree » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:50 pm

Gus is already on the Mountie's watch list due to the infamous "grenade incident" where he tried to bring one across the border. I have never been to Idaho and would like to visit it and that Minnesota state one of these days as well. All in good time.
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Post by Gustaf » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:19 pm

b.loree wrote:Gus is already on the Mountie's watch list due to the infamous "grenade incident" where he tried to bring one across the border. I have never been to Idaho and would like to visit it and that Minnesota state one of these days as well. All in good time.
Not the Mounties, that was Customs, and they are the most professional bunch of boarder guards I have encountered in the world. They were cool with me keeping the grenade, but it was just a few weeks after the Saudi attack on New York and the Pentagon and I did not think the US customs would have been as professional.
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Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Post by b.loree » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:05 pm

Your comment re CN Border people is much appreciated Gus. It is probably less than 5 years since they were finally armed. I hope you have read my post in the WW1 section..."Percy Kingsley Gas School" I had you in mind when I composed it, as I know you have an original CEF, PH helmet and a few gas masks. I am thinking about doing a post listing the titles of CEF survivor memoirs. Many of them have been published in the last 5 years as 2014 approached. There is a very special one written by a CN sniper and survivor of the first Ypres gas attack. Like Kingsley he was a member of the 1st contingent sent over in 1914. These men need to be celebrated for their service even though they are no longer with us.
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Re: Canadian Thanksgiving

Post by Gustaf » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:59 pm

Yes, I found the comments on the gas interesting. I would argue the comment on the masks though, The SBR was a great mask, but it required a time consuming process to change the filter, it had a larger filter and could be used in strong gas for much longer than the other masks. The German and French masks that used the screw on filters could be changed during use, and there were filters that were designed for different gasses. The special lenses in the German leather mask were rather ingenious, coated with a thin film of gelatin, they would absorb moisture rather than build up condensation on the inside of the lens, they did turn opaque when they had absorbed too much moisture though and that is why there were replacements issued with the mask.
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