Saturday, April 27, 2019

THE AVERAGE MAN

THE AVERAGE MAN
When everything in your life is right on track, it's easy to believe that things happen for a reason; it's easy to have Faith. But when things start to go wrong, wrong then it's very hard to hold on to that Faith. It's hard not to wonder whose reasons or why these things happen for.
 
https://youtu.be/D5sJSBMgyl8
Talking about Good Men and talking about Bad Men, I guess that I would fit into the category, The Average Man.
A Volunteer for many and yet a hero to none.
Not a Failure either, or a Super Man, just an Average Man.
Who Loved and was Loved and tried to make a little difference in this World!
Who Loved many and gave up on very few, just The Average Man who Loved most of you!
https://youtu.be/XlCSW2ICJjQ
Written and Photo by Sir Richard…
Sent to you all with LOVE!
AMEN?
from Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 26, 2019

CALGARY'S OUR LADY ORCHID

CALGARY'S OUR LADY ORCHID
Victory Aircraft Ltd manufactured Mk X Lancaster Bomber FM136, Serial number 31341, built in May 1945. Assigned to No. 20th and 30th Maintenance Units in England in June 1945 and it was never issued to an active squadron. Returned to Canada on August 29th 1945 to the storage depot at Pearce, Alberta, it was eventually converted to Maritime Reconnaissance configuration and taken on strength by No. 404 ‘Buffalo’ (Maritime Patrol) Squadron in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
FM136 was subsequently transferred to No.407 'Demon' (MP) Squadron in Comox, British Columbia carrying operational markings RX-136 until it was struck off strength in April 1961. The aircraft was returned to Fort McLeod, Alberta to be War Surplus.

FM136 was acquired by the Lancaster Society of Calgary for the City of Calgary and mounted on a pedestal at the southwest entrance to the Calgary Airport terminal in April 1962. The aircraft was moved to the current museum site exactly thirty years later, in April 1992. The City of Calgary now owns the aircraft. FM136 was restored by the Hangar Flight Museum and dedicated to Ronnie Jenkins head of the Calgary Lancaster Society in the summer of 2011.
The Lancaster was a direct development of Avro’s unsuccessful Vulture-powered Manchester twin-engine bomber. The first four-engine Merlin-powered Lancaster flew on January 9, 1941.
The 4-engined Avro Lancaster heavy bomber makes its operational debut laying mines and the first bombing raid on Essen followed one week later. The Lancaster Mk.I, fitted with Merlin XX engines, remained the only version in service throughout 1942 and 1943.
While known to thousands of Canadian airmen who served with Bomber Command, the Lancaster will probably remain best known for its part in the famous Dam busters raid on the evening of May 16/17, 1943 and for its part in sinking the German battleship Tirpitz on November 12, 1944.

During the war Lancaster’s carried out a total of 156,000 missions and dropped 608,612 tons of bombs. This was double what the Halifax, the other major bomber used by the RAF, achieved. The Lancaster also carried the single largest and heaviest bomb used during the Second World War, the 10,000 kg. ‘Grand Slam’, a bomb so large that it hung below the airplane as it would not fit in the bomb bay.
Of the 7,400 Lancaster built, Victory Aircraft Ltd of Malton, Ontario manufactured 430 Lancaster Mk. Xs powered by Packard-built Merlin 28s and 224s. Following the war, the RCAF converted a number for service as maritime reconnaissance and search and rescue aircraft, the last of which was retired in 1965.
FAST FACTS
The Lancaster had a crew of only 7 men including only 1 pilot. The positions were Bomb Aimer who was also the Nose Gunner, Pilot, Flight Engineer, Navigator, Radio Operator, Mid Upper Gunner, Tail Gunner.
The Merlin engines of the Lancaster were British designed and Packard Car Company American and Canadian built.
The average flight lasted 6.5 to 7 hours but it could fly as long as 10-12 hours.
There are only 17 Lancaster’s remaining out of the 7,377 built (430 of which were built in Canada). Only two still fly. (The Mynarski Memorial out of Hamilton, Ontario, and the Battle of Britain Flight RAF in Coningsby, England).
Of the approximately 7400 built, 3,932 where lost in combat; either destroyed or too badly damaged to be able to fly again.

FM136 – is now on display at the Hanger Museum of Calgary Alberta. Manufactured in May 1945 by Victory Aircraft, this aircraft was assigned to No. 20 and 30 Maintenance Units in England in June 1945 but was never issued to an active squadron. It returned to Canada August 29th 1945 and was slowly being converted to Maritime Reconnaissance. All on paper taken on strength by No.404 "Buffalo" (MP) Squadron (Greenwood, Nova Scotia) as RX-136. Transferred to No.407 ‘Demon’ (MP) Squadron (Comox, BC). Struck off strength April 1961. Lancaster FM136 in 1962 was put on a pedestal at McCall Field, Calgary’s International Airport in April 1962 as a Memorial to those who trained under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and Canada’s 10,000 who died in Bomber Command. 
https://youtu.be/sSXiny5mEpg
It was subsequently moved to Hanger Flight Museum of Calgary in April 1992 and new shelter was built for it in 2007 where she is today. FM136 was acquired by the Lancaster Club of Calgary and mounted on a pedestal at the southwest entrance to the Calgary Airport terminal in April 1962. The aircraft was moved to the current museum site exactly thirty years later, in April 1992. The City of Calgary now owns the aircraft. It was restored by the Hanger Flight Museum and dedicated to Ronnie Jenkins the head of the Lancaster Society of Calgary in the summer of 2011. Ronnie Jenkins from Calgary flew the Lady Orchid #1 in WW2. Lady Orchid #1 was purchased by Ronnie after WW2 and donated engines to SAIT and gave parts to his crew. Lady Orchid #2 was purchased by the Lancaster Society of Calgary for display at the Airport Entrance as a Memorial.
I was there as a child in 1961 when the FM-136 landed and played inside her through the HS2 Radar portal in 1964 and 1965.

AGAIN ABOUT OUR AIRCRAFT - LADY ORCHID/JENKINS EXPRESS
Victory Aircraft Ltd manufactured Lancaster Mk X FM 136, Serial Number 31341 in May 1945. Assigned to No. 20th and 30th Maintenance Units in England, as a replacement Bomber but she was never issued to an active squadron. Returned to Canada on August 29th to the storage depot at Pearce, Alberta, it was eventually converted to Maritime Reconnaissance configuration and taken on strength by No. 404 ‘Buffalo’ (Maritime Patrol) Squadron in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

FM136 On paper was subsequently transferred to No.407 'Demon' (MP) Squadron in Comox, British Columbia carrying operational markings RX-136 until it was struck off strength in April 1961. The aircraft was returned to Fort McLeod, Alberta to be sold as War Surplus.
FM136 was acquired by the Lancaster Society of Calgary and mounted on a pedestal at the southwest entrance to the Calgary Airport terminal in April 1962. The aircraft was moved to the current museum site exactly thirty years later in April 1992. The City of Calgary owns the aircraft. FM136 was restored by the Hanger Flight Museum and dedicated to Ronnie Jenkins in the summer of 2011. (This is a whole other story)

The Lancaster was a direct descendant of Avro’s unsuccessful Vulture engine powered Manchester Twin-Engine Bomber. The first four-engine Merlin-powered Lancaster flew on January 9, 1941. (my Birthday)
The 4-engined Avro Lancaster heavy bomber makes its operational debut laying mines and the first bombing raid on Essen followed one week later. The Lancaster B1 or Mark 1, fitted with Merlin XX engines, remained the only version in service throughout 1942 and 1943 followed by versions:
B.I Special
Aircraft were adapted to take first the super-heavy "Tallboy” and then "Grand Slam" bombs. Up-rated engines with paddle-bladed propellers gave more power, and the removal of gun turrets reduced weight and gave smoother lines. For the Tallboy, the bomb bay doors were bulged; for the Grand Slam, they were removed completely and the area faired over. For some Tallboy raids, the mid-upper turret was removed. This modification was retained for the Grand Slam aircraft, and in addition the nose turret was later removed. Two airframes (HK541 and SW244) were modified to carry a dorsal "saddle tank" with 1,200 gal (5,455 L) mounted aft of a modified canopy for increasing range. No. 1577 SD Flight tested the aircraft in India and Australia in 1945 for possible use in the Pacific but the tank adversely affected handling characteristics when full and an early type of inflight refueling designed in the late 1930s for commercial flying boats was later used instead.

PR.1
B 1 modified for photographic reconnaissance, operated by RAF No. 82 and No. 541 Squadrons, wartime. All armament and turrets were removed with a reconfigured nose and a camera carried in the bomb bay. The type was also operated by 683(PR) Squadron when it was re-formed in November 1950 to undertake photographic reconnaissance and mapping activities, initially based at RAF Fayid, Egypt, before moving to RAF Kabrit in February 1951, and subsequently Habbaniya in Iraq until the squadron was disbanded on 30 November 1953.

B.I (FE)
In anticipation of the needs of the Tiger Force operations against the Japanese in the far east (FE), a tropicalized variant was based on late production aircraft. The B I (FE) had modified radio, radar, nav-aids, and a 400-gal (1,818 L) tank installed in the bomb bay. Most were painted with white upper-surfaces to reduce internal temperatures in the tropical sun, and black undersides with a low demarcation between the colors, completely omitting any red colors on the national insignia in all cases to avoid confusion with the HINOMARU INSIGNIA of the Japanese.

B.II
Had Bristol Hercules radial engines (Hercules VI or XVI engines) powered variant, of which 300 were produced by Armstrong Whitworth. One difference between the two engine versions was that the VI had manual mixture control, requiring an extra lever on the throttle pedestal. Very early examples were fitted with an FN.64 ventral turret; however, these were quickly removed due to problems with aiming the turret through its periscope (which prevented the gunner from seeing a target he was not already aiming at), and inadequate traverse speed.
Due to the Luftwaffe Schräge Musik attacks, a variety of unofficial field modifications were made, including fitting of 20 mm cannon or a .50-inch caliber machine gun in the open hole where the FN. 64 had been installed, before an official modification (Mod 925) fitted with a .303-inch machine gun was authorized for the same location, though not in all aircraft. These were rarely installed on other variants as the JS2 Radar that was not used on the B II was mounted there. Three types of bulged bomb bay were used on the B II, the prototype having a narrow bulge running from just aft of the cockpit to the end of the bomb bay, while early production examples had a full width bulge that ran the same length and on late production examples the bomb bay doors were prominently bulged throughout their length.

B.III
This variant, which was built concurrently with the B I and was indistinguishable externally from that variant, was fitted with Packard-built Merlin engines. The Packard Marlins used Bendix/Stromberg pressure-injection carburetors requiring the addition of slow-running cut-off switches in the flight deck.

B III (Special)
"Upkeep" Bouncing Bomb used for dam busting bomb mounted under Lancaster B III (Special). The chain was driven by a hydraulic motor and gave the bomb its Backspin.
Known at the time of modification as the "Type 464 Provisioning"] Lancaster, 23 aircraft of this type were built to carry the "Upkeep" Bouncing Bomb for the dam busting raids. The bomb bay doors were removed and Vickers-built struts to carry the bomb were fitted in their place at Woodford Aerodrome near Stockport where the workers worked day and night. A hydraulic motor, driven by the pump previously used for the mid-upper turret was fitted to spin the bomb. Lamps were fitted in the bomb bay and nose for the simple height measurement system which enabled the accurate control of low-flying altitude at night. The mid-upper turret was removed to save weight and the gunner moved to the front turret to relieve the bomb aimer from having to man the front guns so that he could assist with map reading.

ASR.III/ASR.3
B III modified for air sea rescue, with three dipole ventral antennas fitted aft of the radar dome and carrying an air dropped lifeboat in an adapted bomb bay. The armament was often removed and the mid-upper turret faired-over, especially in postwar use. Observation windows were added to both sides of the rear fuselage, a port window just forward of the tail plane and a starboard window into the rear access door. Many ASR 3 conversions were fitted with Lincoln-style rudders.

GR.3/MR.3
B.III modified for maritime reconnaissance.

B.IV
The B.IV featured an increased wingspan and lengthened fuselage and new Boulton Paul F turret (two X 0.5in Browning Machine Guns) with framed "bay window" nose glazing. The prototypes (PW925, PW929 and PW932) were powered by two-stage Merlin 85s inboard and later, Merlin 68s on the outboard mounts. Because of the major redesign, the aircraft was quickly renamed Lincoln B1.

B.V
Increased wingspan and lengthened fuselage, two-stage Merlin 85s. Renamed Lincoln B2.

B.VI
Nine aircraft converted from B. IIIs. Fitted with Merlin 85/87 which had two-stage superchargers, giving much improved high-altitude performance. The B VI could achieve a maximum speed of 313 mph (505 km/h) at 18,200 ft (5,550 m) at 65,000 lb. (29,500 kg) takeoff weight and a service ceiling of 28,500 ft. (8,690 m) at the same weight. Climb to 28,000 ft. (8,500 m) at 65,000 lb (29,500 kg) takeoff weight was accomplished in 44.8 minutes with a maximum climb rate of 1,080 ft/min (5.5 m/s) at 1,000 ft. (305 m).
A Lancaster B VI was dived to a maximum indicated speed of 350 mph (565 km/h), or Mach 0.72 at 25,000 ft (7,620 m) in June 1944. The Merlin 85/87 series engines were fitted with annular cowlings similar to the Avro Lincoln and three bladed paddle-type propellers were fitted. These aircraft were only used by Path Finder units; by No.7, No. 83, No. 405, No. 635 Squadrons RCAF AND RAF. Often used as a "Master Bomber" the B VI's were allocated to RAF Bomber Command apart from two that were retained by Rolls Royce for installation and flight testing. Their dorsal and nose turrets were removed and fared-over. The more powerful engines proved troublesome in service and were disliked by ground maintenance staff for their rough running and propensity to 'surge and hunt', making synchronization impossible. This was caused by variations in the fuel/air mixture and over time would damage the engine. The B VI was withdrawn from operational service in November 1944 and surviving aircraft were used by Rolls Royce, the Royal Aircraft Establishment and the Bomb Ballistics Unit (BBU) for various testing and experimental duties.

B.VII
The B.VII was the final production version of the Lancaster. The Martin 250CE mid-upper turret was moved slightly further forward than on previous Marks and the Nash & Thomson FN-82 tail turret with twin 0.50 in (12.7 mm) Browning machine guns replaced the FN.20 turret with four Browning 303 Mark IIs. The Martin turret carried two 0.5-inch Browning Mark II machine guns which packed much more punch than the .303s of the older turret. However, these Martin turrets arrived too late for inclusion in the first 50 aircraft built by Austin and these were therefore referred to as Mark VII (Interim). Another 180 true Mark VIIs were built at Long bridge. Two sub-variants of the VII existed, the "Far East" (B VII FE) for use in tropical climates and the B VII "Western Union", which went to France.

B.X or Mark X
The B.X was a Canadian-built B.III with Canadian- and US-made instruments and electrics. On later batches the heavier Martin 250CE was substituted for the Nash & Thomson FN-50 mid-upper turret, mounted further forward to maintain center of gravity balance. Canada was a long-term operator of the Lancaster, using modified aircraft after the war for maritime patrol, search and rescue and photo-reconnaissance until 1964. During the Second World War, Canada's Victory Aircraft (what later became Avro Canada) was responsible for the development of the Lancastrian, which was duly designated the XPP for Mark 10 Passenger Plane. Six were built for Trans Canada Airlines or today's Air Canada.
Postwar the RCAF modified the B X (as the Lancaster Mk 10) to fill a variety of roles, with specific designations for each role. These included:

10AR: Area Reconnaissance - three aircraft modified for surveillance operations over the Arctic. Fitted with lengthened nose (40 inches (100 cm) longer) and carrying cameras and ELINT equipment. Remained in service until 1964.
10BR: Bomber Reconnaissance. Minimally modified variant with additional windows for observers in rear fuselage. 13 converted.
10DC: Drone controller with Ryan Fire Bee drones – two modified in 1957 and operational until 1961.
10MR (later 10MP): Maritime Reconnaissance or Maritime Patrol anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft, based on BR with mid-upper turret removed. 70–75 converted. In service from 1950 to 1955.
10N: Navigational trainer. Five were converted.
10O: Orinda jet engine test bed for the engine used in the Avro CF-100 also to be found at Calgary’s Hanger Flight Museum.
10P: Photo reconnaissance mapping duties. 11 converted 1948–1950. Retired 1964.
10S&R: Interim search-and-rescue aircraft, minimally modified 10S. Replaced by disarmed 10BR and 10MRs.

10S: Standard - designation applied to baseline standard, with Merlin 224 engines, Marin mid-upper turret and H2S radar, for aircraft retained postwar for future use.
Sometimes referred to by unofficial designation 10U.

B.XV
Sole Canadian Lancaster B. XV/Lincoln B.XV
As per Lancaster B.IV/Lincoln B.1 but built in Canada and renamed Avro Lincoln XV. One example built before order cancelled when war ended.

While known to thousands of Canadian airmen who served with Bomber Command, the Lancaster will probably remain best known for its part in the famous Dam busters raid on the evening of May 16/17, 1943 and for its part in sinking the German battleship Tirpitz on November 12, 1944.
During the war Lancaster’s carried out a total of 156,000 missions and dropped 608,612 tons of bombs. This was double of what the Halifax, or any other major bomber used by the RAF had achieved. The Lancaster also carried the single largest and heaviest bomb used during the Second World War, the 10,000 kg. ‘Grand Slam’, a bomb so large that it hung below the airplane as it would not fit in the bomb bay.
Of the 430 Lancaster Mk. X’s manufactured at the Victory Aircraft Ltd of Malton, Ontario Canada All were powered by Packard-built Merlin 28s and 224s Engines. Following the war, the RCAF converted a number for service as maritime reconnaissance and search and rescue aircraft, the last of which was retired in 1966.
SOME MORE FAST FACTS
The Lancaster had a crew of only 7 men including only 1 pilot. The positions were Bomb Aimer who was also the Nose Gunner, Pilot, Flight Engineer, Navigator, Radio Operator, Mid Upper Gunner, Tail Gunner. The Merlin engines of the Lancaster were British designed Packard-built Merlin 28s and 224s Engines. The average flight lasted 6.5 to 7 hours but it could fly for 10 - 12 hours.

Most RAF long range bombers had some sort of chemical toilet facility (called an Elsan toilet), along with Pee-Pee tubes but they were highly unpopular, as they often overflowed and were difficult to use, crewmen often preferred to pee in a bottle or poo in a box and then throw it out of the aircraft.
The aircraft with the best toilet facility in WW2 was probably the Short Sunderland flying boat as this had a proper porcelain flushing toilet. A couple of decades later Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Astronauts had space suit diapers for the entire length of their flight.
There are only 17 Lancaster’s remaining out of the 7,377 built (430 of which were built in Canada). Only two still fly. (The Mynarski Memorial out of Hamilton, Ontario, and the Battle of Britain Flight RAF in Coningsby, England). Of the approximately 7,377 built 3,932 where lost in combat; either destroyed or too badly damaged to be able to fly again.
FM136 is now on display at the Hanger Flight Museum of Calgary Alberta Canada. Manufactured in 1945 by Victory Aircraft, this aircraft was assigned to No. 20 and 30 Maintenance Units in England in 1945 but was never issued to an active squadron. It returned to Canada in 1947 and was slowly being converted to Maritime Reconnaissance. All on paper taken on strength by No.404 "Buffalo" (MP) Squadron (Greenwood, Nova Scotia) as RX-136. Transferred to No.407 ‘Demon’ (MP) Squadron (Comox, BC). Struck off strength April 1961. Lancaster FM136 in 1962 was put on a pedestal at McCall Field, Calgary’s International Airport as a Memorial to those who trained under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and Canada’s 10,000 who died in Bomber Command. https://youtu.be/sSXiny5mEpg
FM136 was subsequently moved to Hanger Flight Museum of Calgary in 1992 and new shelter was built for it in 2007 where she is re-named with her nose art The Lady Orchid/Jenkins Express today 2017. Lancaster Photos by Richard but some are not:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO4J2jXBpDI_Puc9nkWzUIxKFmvieffO2lAakSxDpqfScQ09Sqawu2jHuOr4BjB0A?key=YVl3NFZFdUFmdzI1V3JCWHhnWXUtX2xPMVQ5Z25n
Victory Air Craft Milton Ontario Canada: As part of Canada’s 150th celebrations in 2017, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster has been transformed into the temporary markings of the RUHR EXPRESS - Canada’s first built Lancaster, KB700. This aircraft was to be flown back to Canada after her 100th Mission but crashed on take off on her last mission.

Victory Aircraft Ltd. in Malton, Ontario Canada: https://youtu.be/OjpZxWLoToU
Victory Aircraft Lancaster Mark X Manufacture: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOrxR6-OIhyle8nNqKoWQlAka923ygJ8FGBSWL9jKB0YNw2cumoB3yz0vLZcjXHXw?key=eWxtWGx2MmthLXNHZFdqWEN5RWF4WFpDXzR1U1Vn
This initiative was made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th in collaboration between the Hamilton Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. This short video has been produced by the same team that brought you;
"Reunion of Giants" https://youtu.be/5Ol2rem6d3g

Calgary's Lady Orchid Lancaster Mk X., FM136, Serial 31341, 
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPbGM-lgiZ0t0IyT1BA4geJo4AkJ3y3uQr09t5mKgmNYknr6KP38hgWA57gwzo4yQ?key=SG5wOVFJSHhmZ1RSWkREMlJmU0lTblduRUJ5LWxR
Photos by Richard Abbenbroek
Again, the Lady Orchid resides in The Hangar Flight Museum www.thehangarmuseum.ca
This was posted by Richard Abbenbroek... http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A DARK ROOM, NOT ONE OF THEIR CHOOSING.
Remember as a kid, the feeling of daring yourself to walk across a dark room?
In a way you were excited because you know, you really do know, that there's nothing there to hurt you.
Some people get to choose their dark rooms.
They get to look for places where the fear is only skin-deep but some people are nowhere near that lucky, as sadly the choice is made for them.
I have never known what to say to parents and family of murdered loved ones.
The only thing that I can think of, is to offer them my prayers so that they and their families are given strength as well as comfort during such a difficult time.
While they walk through their dark rooms, not of their own choosing.
https://youtu.be/9YxwANaLnVA
To those who have lost so much.
With Love,
from Sir Richard... written and photo by Sir Richard.
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

JASON KENNY

JASON KENNY
I plan to treat Kenney the same way that UCP supporters treated Notley. 

If it snows in April?
Thanks Kenney.
If the price of gas goes up?
Thanks Kenney.
When the Flames suck?
Thanks Kenney. (Thanks Kenny!)
But except, guess what?
I’ll never threaten his life over and over again!
Thanks Kenny.

IMO your just a Professional Politician and no Christian! 
Also one day;
https://youtu.be/mfOFfE5viNU
Sincerely,
Richard Abbenbroek.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

THE DEMON POSSESSED MAN

THE DEMON POSSESSED MAN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83afPGkopiI
Mark 5:1-20
JESUS and the Disciples went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. When JESUS got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet Him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For this man had often been chained hand and foot; but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.


When he saw JESUS from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of Him. He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, JESUS, Son of the Most High GOD? In GOD's name don't torture me!" For JESUS had said to him, "Come out of this man, you impure spirit!"
Then JESUS asked him, "What is your name?"
"My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many" and he begged JESUS again and again not to send them out of the area.


A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. The demons begged JESUS, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.

Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to JESUS, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man and told about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with JESUS to leave their region.

As JESUS was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with Him. JESUS did not let him, but said, "Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord GOD has done for you, and how He has had mercy on you." So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much JESUS had done for him and all the people were amazed!
Amen…  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YFGzY_8li8 Posted by,
Sir Richard… http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.ca/

Monday, April 22, 2019

“AS SUICIDE HAS TO BE TALKED ABOUT – AND NOW!”

“AS SUICIDE HAS TO BE TALKED ABOUT – AND NOW!” https://youtu.be/HNefxXjfrr0
Have you ever seen the aftermath of a suicide?
Well I have from when I was 12, where I had to bind up the wrists of an adult with dish towels, to the suicide of a young boy that we all took to bullying as a daily norm and his splatter on the garage wall from a shot gun stayed there for years.
To a young woman who dove off the barracks building in the Armed Forces one night landing on her head right in front of me and which still haunts me to this day!
At work, one woman dove off a building next door but my brain could not comprehend what was falling, so I counted the floors she past each one. Only to figure what was happening upon that persons landing.
To coworkers or friends, even a Doctor who one day seemed just fine and after the weekend I came back to work or see them to find out that they were dead. You wonder if there was more that you could have done, or why you did not do something, anything!
The one Lady whom was the dearest Lady in all of my life, came to my house one night because I was her “Best Friend”. I must have given off an air of safety, for she even brought 2 of her kids.
The third was at relatives home and my Lady was driven to my home by a sister in-law and a sister.
What was happening was that her husband was threatening her and the rest of his family with a possible murder and or I thought suicide.
Happily they were not around when he finally cried out with his last violent solution.
Then killed himself but I saved the rest though as he rose to Sainthood through the years for some reason. The more I tried to save my Lady the harder and harder it became, until she too past due to illness. It now sort of seems to me, that her death was just meant to be and I only just postponed the inevitable. Then again, she did have a life and was “LOVED” by me.
IMO Suicide is really just an act of terror perpetrated against everyone who's ever known you, everyone who's ever loved you and everyone whom in the future you would have loved.
The people closest to you, the ones who cherish you, are the ones who suffer the most pain.
https://youtu.be/8cNeXWpTVlo
Written and photo
by Sir Richard.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL!

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ewaCVARtM
 GOD knows how much of a coward I am so He let me find and be with my close friends, who really Love me and some are even sort of my “EARTH ANGELS” for lack of a better term but Angels none the less, to assist me in my recent personal crisis.
At Church recently our Sermon was about "WORRY”
Which for some I have found for them, that worry is only daily and a bit recreational but for myself, it is a life style!
Due to my Wife's illness, my Cancer, Heart Disease, & Out of control Diabetes.
Along with my Cancer Neuropathy Pain and Internal Bleeding that they cannot seem to find?
Physically and emotionally I can go, on and on and on…
So it looks like that I will be able to continue my worrying lifestyle, 

with as much comfort as I wish!
Now back to the recent Sunday Sermon, I felt that it was written personally for me…
As all of the above things have me worrying about what is going to happen to my Family, Friends, and those whom I Love, furry or otherwise if I go. Lately it seems that this is all that I do, is cry all the time and worry but why?

A friend told me about their take on my worry; That GOD will take care of all whom I care about. That I should receive His Joy that He makes available to me now!
Normally as I have stated, I have my “WORRY” stacked up inside my own personal corner.
For really, all of us will one day be in heaven and yes, GOD will take care of you, all of my Family, Friends whom I Love, furry or otherwise.

The thing that I find about dying and again; we will all die one day. My real “WORRY” is I guess, is about the act of dying, or to simplify; it is the “PAIN” to do so: DIE.
For this is I believe, really what I am worried about and not about 

myself going to heaven or not.
Or if GOD will provide for you my Family, Friends whom I Love, furry or otherwise but the fear of me going through that momentary bit of Pain, Dying that worries me…
These are just thoughts that I have had, after watching someone whom I Love recently almost beat me to heaven and THANK GOD, she did not! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEW_xenfaz0
Again, thoughts which have been posted today for you all with Love 
and all that heaven will allow!
Sincerely - Richard.
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 20, 2019

LOVE FROM YOUR HEART


LOVE FROM YOUR HEART
Does Love from your heart, dissipate like chimney smoke?
Or is it rock hard like granite, lasting for all of our eternities...
Do you stop Loving someone that you once Loved or have lost?
I think not, you store it in your heart and bring it out like a photo album.
To view and at times even share but it is stored and it never stops.
Can you Love more than one person in your lifetime,
or is your personality like that of a single railway track?
Never diverting only going one direction and never to be shared...
I think not.
LOVE, is like the spokes of a bicycle wheel.
Racing out to as many as one needs to move on and always centered back.
To the Love from your heart...as GOD intended it to be, for He put that LOVE in your heart...

Written and Photo by,
Richard Abbenbroek...
With Love and all that heaven will allow!
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 19, 2019

BLESS THOSE WHO MOURN

BLESS THOSE WHO MOURN
Being sadly, a member of our family, “THE VICTIMS CLUB” means that first and foremost.
“YOU NEVER HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR PAIN!”
As for the death of a loved one is concerned, there is an automated system of life and death I believe that GOD has implemented, everyone who is born has to die. Some early, some late, or really near death due to natural or other causes is neither a punishment nor anything bad; it is just a transition to the hereafter. However, if a human being kills another, this is totally unacceptable to GOD, and that is Evil perpetrated by the perpetrator.
You may forgive the perpetrator as JESUS said in Luke 17:3-4 or not, but the perpetrator never did say sorry to U or your “Victimized Loved One.”
So U never have to say that you’re sorry to the perpetrator either, because the tab is on the perpetrator when they go before GOD to explain their why.
Bless those who mourn (Matthew 5:4) and also I never saw a time limit in regards to one who is in mourning. To those people who say that U should get over it, they from your life can 
“GET LOST!”
For they too will one day have to explain their lack of Compassion before GOD! So mourn away and should mourning take till the day U are called home. Then so be it, as WE OF THE VICTIMS CLUB WILL LOVE U till you are handed over to JESUS and then U shall Mourn NO More!
All my loving from Cousin Richard...
https://youtu.be/o8pQLtHTPaI
Written and photo by Richard Abbenbroek

Thursday, April 18, 2019

DOGS DREAM HENCE IMO DOGS HAVE SOULS!

DOGS DREAM HENCE IMO 
DOGS HAVE SOULS!
My inner belief is that all Good Dogs go to heaven and this is where;
MY PREVIOUS PUPPIES ARE:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNv20EcsGCE2CA_z1sKROXNE2Owqi6JOIRrohQ4vEsUyakEqxtoLfE3MxI8BnjN8A?key=ZUo1eWF1MWFPN3pMZEJqM18wYjk3Z1NXRGk0RVNB
Many people would say "hey", it's just a dog but none of my dogs were just dogs.
Most important they are all family and I loved them so much so!
So today EVIE ROSA ABBENBROEK in 5 months since adoption.
Being a battered rescue dog, with a bullet in her back, made it upstairs, last night and tonight! YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!
SEE THE SMILE ON EVIE'S FACE AND HER HAPPY TAILS ALWAYS GIVE HER AWAY!
https://youtu.be/safoNysTrbE
With Love,
by Daddy - Sir Richard…
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.ca/
with Evie Rosa Abbenbroek.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

CHILD ABDUCTION ON THE RMS TITANIC?


A TRUE STORY OF PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION ON THE RMS TITANIC? https://youtu.be/mCEfqj9pDAI
It is true, a Non-Custodial Dad abducts his children and takes them on the RMS Titanic. The boys' parents had separated in early 1912 and their Mother Ms. Marcelle Navratil was awarded full custody of Michel his brother Edmond. However, she allowed her sons to stay with their Dad (Mr. Michel Navratil), over the Easter weekend and that is when he decided to abduct the boys and immigrate with them to the United States...
Michel his brother Edmond and their Dad Mr. Michel Navratil boarded RMS Titanic at Southampton, England on April 10th, 1912 the day the ship sailed, as second-class passengers. For the journey, Mr. Michel Navratil assumed the alias 'Mr. Louis M. Hoffman', and the boys were booked as 'Loto' and 'Louis'. On board the ship, Mr. Navratil aka Mr. Hoffman led passengers to believe that he was a widower. He let his sons out of his sight only once, when he allowed a French-speaking woman, Ms. Bertha Lehmann, to watch them for a few hours while he played cards.
The RMS Titanic on 14 April 1912, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles south of Newfoundland, hit an iceberg at 11:40 PM and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 - 2:20 AM on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. The sinking of RMS Titanic caused the deaths of 1,519 people of which only 705 people and 2 dogs survived in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage operated by the White Star Line and she was built between the years 1909–11 by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast Ireland. She carried a total of 2,224 men, women, children (estimates of passengers and crew vary) and also animals, then sank this week 100 years ago.
After RMS Titanic’s collision with an iceberg, at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912, Mr. Navratil placed Michel and his brother Edmond in Collapsible D, the last lifeboat successfully launched from the ship. Mr. Navratil died during the sinking, and his body was recovered by a rescue ship, the Canadian Ship; CS Mackay-Bennett. Several ships were sent to the disaster site to recover bodies from April 22nd to May 15th. A total of 328 bodies were found floating in the area. In Mr. Navratil’s pocket was found a revolver and after recovery he was buried in Nova Scotia Canada.
The boys became known as 'Louis and Lola' who were the only children to be rescued from the RMS Titanic without a parent or guardian.
While in Collapsible D, Michel and his brother Edmond were fed biscuits by first-class passenger Mr. Hugh Woolner. When the rescue ship RMS Carpathia arrived at the scene, Michel and his brother Edmond were both hoisted to its deck in separate burlap sacks. Since the two children were toddlers and spoke no English, they could not identify themselves and were soon referred to as the Titanic Orphans. A bilingual English/French speaking first-class passenger Ms. Margaret Hays, cared for the boys at her home until their mother could be located.
Ms. Marcelle Navratil sailed to New York City, New York and was reunited with her sons on May 16, 1912. She took her children, Michel and his brother Edmond back home to France aboard the RMS Oceanic.

RMS TITANIC’S BAND’S LAST SONG – “NEARER MY GOD TO THEE”:
"Nearer, my God, to Thee" is traditionally associated with the RMS Titanic, as passengers reported that the ship's band played the hymn as the Titanic sank. It is usually performed to the 1856 tune "Bethany" by American composer Lowell Mason, which was also used in the 1997 film "Titanic" https://youtu.be/mCEfqj9pDAI

Written and 2 Photos by Sir Richard
(aka Richard Abbenbroek)
Team H.O.P.E. USA/CANADA Volunteer
http://teamhope.org/
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Volunteer
http://www.missingkids.com/
Child Find Alberta Volunteer (Volunteer)
http://childfind.ab.ca/

Monday, April 15, 2019

YES THIS IS MY HEART A BROKEN.

YES THIS IS MY HEART A BROKEN.
 https://youtu.be/5LWpw3CMCEg

At least, you all have many friends to talk to.
So many in fact you can easily choose to talk or not to talk too?
I have, by being myself have not so many (as I am talking to myself now) and once again, I have only but a few. So if I loose one, it is not a digit that I loose but an appendage.
They say to properly say that one is "SORRY", you must do so 7 x 77 times. I hope that none of you ever become like me as the ones you really Love when they are gone hurt worst of all!
Two examples; Cheryl said I made her dying sister cry. I did not and why she said that, she never told? Leann said I was stalking her (from 2,000 miles away my Therapist asked?), I did not do this either and I am in shock still with that one too?
I guess they both could have just ghosted me I suppose. Yet the pain is no less than when Joyce went to heaven from me! I did not do that one either, I just found her at home but gone.
https://youtu.be/bNUHUuREFWw
Well people whom I still Love, I Love you all! Even though, I feel like today, that I am sorta just slowly fading away...just a party of one.
https://youtu.be/FW5xe1FpDfQ
Sincerely,
Richard.

EVIE DOG MADE ME SMILE.

 
IF I HAD A LOONIE FOR EVERY TIME EVIE DOG MADE ME SMILE. WE WOULD BOTH BE MILLIONAIRE'S!
https://youtu.be/V8zdNe_l3M8
From Evie Rosa Abbenbroek and Richard Daddy
 
 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

YOU CANNOT KILL THE PAIN, THE PAIN INSIDE OF ME...


YOU CANNOT KILL THE PAIN, THE PAIN INSIDE OF ME...
https://youtu.be/o2vkAF8HFGE
That GOD Loves me enough to bless me with a choice of my fate and I choose to live to see what He has for me?
Yet, I am so very much alone, for some of those who have never lost a Spouse and well, they would not know what it is like at all.
Even after a mere 59 months since my wife’s passing. "Because I Care" what more can I say?
https://youtu.be/9VjflVwqeVw
I am so lonely, sad yeah, that some of you know this lesson sadly too, eh?
I truly mourn with thee, my tears if each one was worth a dollar, then we would all be rich.
Not that you’re asking what I wanted but all I ever wanted in my life; was a Wife, Kids along with a Long Life for my spouse and myself.
This house is so silent now I have, only memories, which I stare into only this silence not see anything but Evie Dog! For I have had 1/2 my heart torn from out of my chest as I plead?
WHY OR LORD? WHY...???
https://youtu.be/ASCZ5KHX0Rw
But mostly I just wish that the pain would be gone! GOD I pray that my Lady Joyce could only hold me now!
https://youtu.be/2FS3eLbc4fU
For in this pain that comes with the loss of a Loved One, whom I Loved and still Love and once Loved, all I know from this, is that this is going to "HURT", for a Long, Long time, yet to come!
This pain, deep inside within me which I feel; like the ghost pain of a limb amputee, a ghostly pain that will not go away…
For in my agony when at it's worst, makes me think of what GOD wants from me as I listen so hard for His answer?
Could His will be done, mean many more years until that I hear His plan?
https://youtu.be/tIdIqbv7SPo
Yet not to be totally negative GOD does comfort me though for just for a brief moment each morning.
In that brief moment I feel Joyce sleeping beside me and as she is sleeping, she is waiting for me to awaken her with a cup of coffee.
And also at this moment for one more time; to begin the day, as we say to each other with these words; "Kiss Noise, l Love U, how are you feeling today?
Just fine and You?
https://youtu.be/tbU3zdAgiX8
Written and Photo by SIR RICHARD.
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.ca/

Friday, April 12, 2019

HAVE YOU EVER JUMPED ON A FRIEGHT TRAIN?

HAVE YOU EVER JUMPED ON A FRIEGHT TRAIN?
https://youtu.be/PXzauTuRG78
Well, I have with a group of friends a long time ago and let me say, it was not a fun trip. We were in Banff and had partied the night before (all night) and next day were spaced out and hung over as we could be, so hitch hiking back to Calgary was out.
We saw a freight train nearby and asked the Engineer if we could catch a ride if he was going to Calgary. He said yes but just don’t ride on the Units (Lo
comotive Engines) and to hop off before 11th street as the Railway Police would not think too kindly of us doing this!
In the box car we found a pile of left over wheat seeds and laid down on them which turned out to be like lying down on fibre glass. Then as cars were being shunted about on a siding the summer heat in the box car that we were in turned up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 48 degrees Celsius. So a couple of us ran to a nearby farm house and borrowed an old wine jug from a kindly Italian grandmother type. Filled it up with warm well water from the garden hose ran back to our box car before the shunting was over and drank our wine/garden hose flavoured water in that 120 degrees Fahrenheit heat and promptly puked. Then the train started moving again…
https://youtu.be/0NTNjyd6dpg
Written and Photo by Sir Richard.

http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

HEY COUSINS! YES ALL OF YOU PEOPLE ARE THAT TO ME.

HEY COUSINS! YES ALL OF YOU PEOPLE ARE THAT TO ME.
https://youtu.be/o5zb0WTSLsY
Have you ever wondered why you don't cook Bacon in the nude?
Just imagine, Mr. Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sarah McLachlan, Gordon Lightfoot etc.. 

Imagine if they had fallen into that cooking oil. Non of their inner Musical Beauty would have surfaced. 
As sometimes the BEST tunes come from our own power of Pain
and Again,
Sir Richard.

Monday, April 8, 2019

VIMY 102 YEARS

VIMY 102 YEARS
I WEEP FOR MYSELF, I WEEP FOR THE DEAD OF OF VIMY APRIL 9 2017. 
FOR I COULD NOT ATTEND,
I SO NEAR YET SO FAR I COULD NOT GO!
FOR, I FEEL SO SAD I MIGHT AS WELL HAVE DIED IN 1917.
THEN AT LEAST MY NAME WILL HAVE BEEN ETCHED WITH THE BRAVEST OF OUR CANADIAN DEAD UPON THE VIMY MONUMENTS HALLOWED STONE.
by Richard Abbenbroek.
R.C.A.F.(Ret)

Sunday, April 7, 2019

LOVE IS WHAT GOD MEANT OUR LIVES TO BE...

LOVE IS WHAT GOD MEANT 
OUR LIVES TO BE...  
https://youtu.be/kVgKio0z1hY 
I Love watching a herd of horses grazing in an open pasture, or running free across the wide, grasslands of Alberta. I used to Love hiking in the foothills when the wildflowers are blooming, the purple lupine and the Indian paintbrush when it’s turning magenta. I Love thunder clouds, the massive ones. My wife Joyce and I Love to sit outside on summer nights and watch the lightning, hear the thunder as a storm rolls in across the prairie. I Love water as it travels to the ocean, through the streams, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, from rain and snow.

Everything one Loves is what makes a life worth living. Take a moment, set down that book, and make a list of all the things you Love. Don’t edit yourself; don’t worry about prioritizing or anything of that sort. Simply think of all the things you Love. Whether it’s the people in your life, or the things that bring you joy or the places that are dear to you and GOD! You could not Love them if you did not have a heart. Loving requires a heart that is alive and awake and free. A life filled with Loving is a life most like the one that GOD wanted you to live, which is what life was it was meant to be!
https://youtu.be/KQ4OASbSJL4

Of all the things that are required of us in this life, which is the most important? What is the real point of our existence? JESUS was once confronted with this question point-blank one day, and He boiled it all down to two things: Loving GOD and Loving others. Do this, He said, and you will find the purpose of your life.

Everything else will then fall into place. Somewhere deep down inside, we know that this is true, we know Love is the point. We know if we could truly Love, be Loved, and never lose Love, we would finally be Happy.
I Love all of you with all that heaven will allow! Hoping to be received in GOD’s Loving arms, as soon as possible!
 
https://youtu.be/agPnMxp5Occ
Again I send you this with Love from,
Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

Saturday, April 6, 2019

LORD I AM WALKING YOUR WAY

LORD I AM WALKING YOUR WAY https://youtu.be/PC57z-oDPLs
Lord, I am walking your way.
Let me in, for my body tires and my feet are sore.
My clothes are torn and ragged.
Look into my eyes Lord, as my sins will play out through them, as on a screen.
From You I hide nothing, read them all.
As I repent everything; forgive as only you my Lord, can.
Then send me back on my path, as I will walk on.
Until you Lord, call me home and bid me rest.
Amen.
Written and Photo for you by,
Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/