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Buffalo Creek Law Dog

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  1. Officially, in Canada the word jail is spelled gaol, it's old English however, everyone spells it jail. Many, many moon ago I was a correction officer with the Alberta Provincial Gaols before I went back into the military.
  2. When you hear them talking amongst themselves, you hear the odd English word thrown in, such as, teenager or weekend, due to no French equivalent. Remember back in the early 1980's when the new CF18 fighter jet was coming on line and it was going to be called the Hornet? I was stationed at NDHQ at the time and the big deal was the "Hornet is coming", They even had signs up saying the Hornet is coming, then, all of a sudden nothing, it was from then on known as the CF18. Why, because there was no French equivalent for the word Hornet. The CF18 is the only aircraft in the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force that does not have a name.
  3. Especially with Quebec French thrown in. I worked with a Francophone Air Force Corporal who, when he joined up, didn't speak a word of English. When he was stationed at Metz, France, he said when he went into town wearing civies, that the locals thought he was an American trying to speak French.
  4. Wow! I'm sorry to hear that, prayers on the way Miss Allie
  5. My wife won't watch modern westerns because of the graphic violence. She likes the westerns from the 50s and 60s where, when you shot a bad guy, he just fell over without blood, guts, and brains flying in every direction. She has watched the complete series of The Virginian twice.
  6. I notice that in many of the TV westerns, there is no need to reload as a lot of them are empty to begin with. Gun smoke and Larado in particular.
  7. And we also know that Hollywood is a stickler for accuracy.
  8. For those into useless trivia, when Duvall is standing in the street facing the bad guys just before the gunfight, There is a mountain directly behind him. Out of view between Duvall and the mountain is the Trans Canada Highway that is between Calgary and Banff. The opening scene to the movie was filmed just a couple of miles from the area that the Unforgiven, Monte Walsh and Crossfire Trail was filmed.
  9. So that's where the movie, The Great Locomotive Chase with Fess Parker came from.
  10. I don't think I would like to work on that ranch. You would always wonder if you were going to get that ride to the train station.
  11. I actually had a military medical officer tell me after reviewing my annual medical, "You are in pretty good shape for a 42-year-old." That was 37 years ago.
  12. The exact same thing is happening up here north of the Medicine Line. They are finding that some of the ones collecting free Covid money are willing to work, only if they are paid in cash so that they can still collect the free government money. Businesses have to turn them down or end up facing the tax revenue people.
  13. If he is supposed to be playing a 90 yr old in the movie, maybe he is playing it as what people think a 90 yr old would act like and, that he is really more agile in real life. Just a guessin' mind you.
  14. My favorite pirate has always been Long John Silver played by the "patron saint" of the annual international Talk like a Pirate Day, Robert Newton. He was credited with the popularizing the stereotypical "Pirate Voice". I think I will dig out my DVD copy of Treasure Island. I bought it for my grandchildren to watch about 8 yrs ago and I watched it with them. Robert Newton stole every scene that he was in, kind of like Val Kilmer in Tombstone
  15. We had nuclear weapons in Canada from 1964 to 1972. RCAF Stations Chatham, NB, Bagotville, QC, Val d'Or, QC, Comox, BC were all air to air. RCAF Stations Lamacaza, QC and North Bay, ON were both surface to air (BOMARC). USAF Detachments were on all of these bases. The reason that they were returned to the U.S.............political of course.
  16. There is an old saying, a racist is a person who is winning an argument with a Liberal.
  17. Not only get the Covid shots, but also get the pneumonia shot. It is a one time shot, good for life and will protect you if in hospital for other reasons. How many people do you know or heard of, who went to the hospital for various ailments but ended up dying of pneumonia instead?. In Canada it is free for the asking.
  18. My brother-in-law gave me a book on John Behan for my birthday. Interesting that it was written by a Canadian who just happens to reside 14 miles from our place. It is called "Westport's Tarnished Star" by Annette Gray (320 pages) and is in defense of John Behan, as she was tired of all the miss-truths about him. She spent a lot of time on researching it as she lists 6 1/4 pages of sources. Most of her time was spent in Arizona and Missouri researching it. Now, the tidbit is that Kurt Russell (Wyatt Earp) always called Behan, "Sheriff Be-han" when it is correctly pronounced 'Bean or been' and that the H is silent. If interested, the book can be obtained from Singing Winds Book Shop Box 2197 Benson, Arizona 85602 (502) 586-2425
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