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Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474

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  1. Nice buy! Congratulations and enjoy your new acquisition!
  2. A little background: My Father was career RCAF. He was in the Reserve RCAF in 1932 (#9 Hamilton Bomb Squadron) and went into the permanent force in 1936, realizing a war was coming; Mussollini Hitler et al. When war was declared Friday September 3, 1939, he was stationed at RCAF Rockcliffe outside Ottawa. The CO "asked" everyone to to attend the church of their choice, wearing their uniform, to help re-assure people that there was a military in being. Dad attended his church of choice; St. Margaret's Anglican together with his best friend, Basil Van-xxx. At 11:00 am, the choir entered and Dad saw my Mother, for the first time. He told his buddy, Basil, "That's the girl I'm going to marry!" They married two years later. Flash forward 81 years, to a female furnace technician, who came to my place, to perform the annual maintenance. She introduced herself as Miss Van-xxx: A bell rang in my mind and I asked her if she was related to a Basil Van-xxx to which she replied "Yes! He was my grandfather. He was a career Air Force officer!" Feeling a little playful, I said, "I can tell you where your Grand-father was at 11:00 Sunday September 5, 1939" which earned me a strange look. I was able to show her pictures of her Grand-father, with my Dad and Mother and pictures of him at my parents wedding. Small world
  3. Well, snow on the ground here and it's staying. Snow blower did it's job on the pile the road plow left in the mouth of the driveway. I just got the snow tires on the vans and had them oil sprayed, in time. Writing Christmas cards and getting them into the mail for friends outside Canada. This Covid crap is really pi getting me upset. No friends coming over, family isolating. I hope we have an army of lawyers and accountants looking for Chinese GOVERNMENT assets we can sue for what they've done to us. GRUMP!
  4. Coming for ya Yul! On second thought............... Nope. Too Scrawny and tough.
  5. I heard Pat bought one of his one of his own retirement gifts.
  6. I went from a "brick" in a belt holster to a flip phone I could carry in my pocket or the watch pocket of my jeans. Still using one; a "ruggedized" Samsung that's been soaked in water and survived a number of drops. I just want to send and receive calls, when necessary.
  7. I was at work in the Ottawa City Hall when a retired military man came in and told us. I called my Dad at RCAF HQ then the DWO at my reserve unit, just to check our status.
  8. Page 3 You know what happens, so no whining or complaining!
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