Sunday, August 9, 2020

GAEL BLACKHALL R.I.P.

GAEL BLACKHALL R.I.P.

Today I just found out that early yesterday my dear friend and colleague Gael Blackhall left this world. Gael was wonderfully complex: a loner who was brilliant at building community; a creative, flamboyant spirit wearing a humble demeanor. She was a librarian, musician, artist, webmistress, and community garden coordinator. A giving soul with a curious mind. As writer Frances Weller has said of grief, "The work is to hold grief in one hand and gratitude in the other, and to be stretched large by them." How much sorrow can I hold? That's how much gratitude I can give for knowing Gael. Travel well to the land of the ancestors, dear friend. You won't be forgotten.
Posted by Rosemary Griebel.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

HAPPY CANADA DAY JULY 1st 2020!

HAPPY CANADA DAY JULY 1st 2020!

I AM CANADIAN – DUDE:
I AM CANADIAN – MOON WALK:
TOM BROKAW EXPLAINS CANADA TO AMERICANS:
CANADIAN COMEDY1 (Turn up the Volume, eh?)
From your Canadian Cousin,
Richard…
P.S. My smile in this photo is 4 years old but I have it on storage, should I ever require one!

Friday, June 12, 2020

ANNE FRANKS 91st BIRTHDAY TODAY!

ANNE FRANKS 91st BIRTHDAY TODAY! 

https://youtu.be/4hvtXuO5GzU

June 12th 1929.
The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39.
The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor.
PERSONAL NOTE: It is hard to be a Christian with Nazi’s. I am numb when it comes to forgiving these spawns of an earlier Anti-Christ. This may be a sin but I cannot forgive and I probably would have dropped the Atomic Bomb on Berlin several times over for what they did to the People of Jewish faith and millions of others. All of these murdered people were taken by train as Priority #1, hence war supplies did not get to the German military units. Which helped their defeat to through these trains of Death, by these murdered victims GOD stopped that Anti-Christ cold dead in the end!
“Baruch dayan emet,” “Blessed is the True Judge.”
Again Happy Birthday Anne!
from,
Sir Richard...

Friday, May 29, 2020

HOW CAN PEOPLE BE SO HARD? EASY!


HOW CAN PEOPLE BE SO HARD? EASY!
I AM ALL ALONE TONIGHT, AS EVIE DOG SLEEPS.
FRIENDS WHO I HAVE LOVED AND LOST HAUNT ME AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE NARCISSISTS!
GOOD RIDDANCE TO THEM! YET, I FORGIVE THEM ALL!
WITH COVID-19 GETTING A REAL HUG IS JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AND I NEED ONE JUST AS BAD AS A JUNKIE NEEDS THEIR NEXT FIX! HOW CAN PEOPLE BE SO HARD? EASY!
Posted by a eye leaking Sir Richard.

Monday, May 25, 2020

INTERNATIONAL MISSING CHILDRENS DAY

 INTERNATIONAL MISSING CHILDRENS DAY
MONDAY MAY 25th 2020
SUPPORT MISSING CHILDREN'S ORGANIZATIONS,
365 DAYS - AS CHILDREN GO MISSING EVERYDAY!
posted by Sir Richard...
P.S. The Face Book PSA for This Day:
Also see MissingKids.ca:

Thursday, April 9, 2020

UNDERSTAND MY FIRST STEPS AS A VOLUNTEER FOR MISSING CHILDREN

UNDERSTAND MY FIRST STEPS AS A VOLUNTEER FOR MISSING CHILDREN
1989 – So a friend of mine told the abductor of my Daughter told:
“Listen, and understand, because you abducted Richard’s youngest daughter. That he is mad as hell and what has surprised us all, he has acted really fast hunting for you out here! One thing for sure is; he can't be bargained with. He can't be reasoned with. For what you did he doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear and he will absolutely not stop, ever, until he recovers his child. Then he will do whatever it takes to try & see that you’re locked up behind bars for a very long, long time!” So, you better return her and or make peace cause I am just saying…
Here I am again, alone another memory date and as always, it’s hard to decide where I should start and at the same time very easy for it’s all there. All the memories - pain, fear, stress etc. - are just a recalled flashback away!
My story started simply enough: a failing marriage with a spouse who threatened to leave at any moment and with the spoken and unspoken threat of, “when I leave you will also never see your daughter again!”
Boom! It happened and as I was too close to realize it, or I did not want to believe, for I was taken by surprise!
I shall not go into the reasons or the mental avalanche that I went through. It was hard 30 years ago, for as a male I was told by one Police Officer; “To be happy, that since the old lady and kid were gone, why I don’t go have a beer?”
At the same time I am a male and the stigma of my gender and at that time, people thought I must have done something wrong to bring this about. Hey, you’re a male, just for that alone, you probably deserve it!
The fact is that I did not deserve it and no one, female or male deserves it, ever!!
My main concern was for my child because the person who had her in my opinion was mentally ill and a drunk and safety of my daughter was paramount. This person did not take and deny me my daughter because she wanted exclusivity. She took her to extract some sort of warped infliction of pain on me. The proof of this is that in the 30 years plus since I got my child back, she has never tried once to see our daughter. Not that you cannot find me either, as I am not that hard to find or that she was denied visitation, just unsupervised visitation.
For the parents like me who have lived through this hell, they know what I am talking about. We are all members of an exclusive club (family if you like), that has the highest entrance dues imaginable: the temporary or permanent loss of your own child. Imagine that your own flesh and blood child taken due to whatever horror that one can come up with.
After my youngest daughter was returned to me I wanted to repay those who helped me, through all of this!
Eric Sommerfeldt at Child Find Alberta listened to all my rants, frustrations and pain; he did so with Great Patience during all hours, many days and through many tears.
Even through hard work and a steep learning curve for myself, in a system that at that time had all the odds stacked against me.
I was blessed with the return of my youngest daughter.
Mostly I had help through prayer, my co-workers, family, friends, lawyers, judges, even police and many people who I would never have met if not for this tragedy.
For back then, I had made 2 promises to the GOD, that if my prayers were answered and my daughter was returned to me safe and sound, then I would make sure that no one I ever came across would have to go through this horror the hard way, like I did. Promise 2, is that I would also become a follower of Jesus Christ.
From 1989 to 1991, I helped out with finger printing other people’s kids for Child Find Alberta. That was nice and my youngest daughter had fun helping out as well. It was not really what I wanted to do though and it did not fill the parameters of my self – made promise.
I nagged and nagged the Child Find Alberta Office and In 1991 I became a card carrying volunteer of Child Find Alberta.
I was trained by Dave Credland to be a volunteer Case Manager for parents of all missing children. I am on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week, for Alberta, British Columbia, N.W.T.'s and the Yukon.
At the time I assisted parents in exploring their options to locate their children. Giving them emotional support while and taking their information for Child Find Alberta, for essentially I am just a good listener.
Though I am not a trained social worker/psychiatrist or lawyer, what I do let them know is that I am a parent. Who like them, has already gone through the same fog of despair of a missing child. I give them my hand and together, we walk as far as we can.
After I gathered the necessary information I send it to the full time week day Staff and Investigative Unit via whatever means possible. From that point the full time week day, Case Managers then set up appointments and started the process to hopefully recover the Missing Child.
Since then, I have taken 300 plus calls all hours of the day and night and in some of the strangest places.
Once, I was out of town and on a power pole assisting in the installation of a new power line to my family’s new garage. I was passed up a cell phone by my sister with a distressed parent of a Missing Child on the other end. I relied on my memory of the conversation to write my report. At that time of Child Find Alberta’s operations, I was afraid that I would lose the call, if I moved or hung up for a moment. So I stayed on my power pole and the bonus was that I also had a great view of the Rockies!
One of my scariest calls and we all have one, is a call that I received at 3 AM from a young man who informed me that he had run away from out of province and he had just arrived in Calgary. He went on to inform me that he was getting no help from anyone even though he was a reported “runaway”. The Police and drop in centres would not help him and I was his last resort!
With help from my late wife I was able to contact the Calgary City Police Services and they were going to send a car around to this young man.
He threatened suicide if I did not come down to where he was and help him out. I explained that I could not come down to where he was and that the Police would soon be there to help him out. Then he abruptly said well, “That’s it!” “Thanks for nothing!” “My death will be on your hands” and he hung up.
We both (my wife and I), sat there in the dark enveloped in the chilling silence and just did not know what to do.
The Police dispatch said that a car was to be dispatched but how long would that take and was this young man still at that location??
Both my wife and I just stared at each other and I was torn about going to him or not but that was not in my training, as I had done all that I could do.
I did not sleep much that night and the next day I was informed by Dave Credland that when the Police arrived at that young man’s location.
That there was not just one young person there, like we thought but also several others. Who, if I ignored my training and went to personally assist him, they would have promptly mugged and robbed me for my efforts. This young man not only was a runaway from out of province but one with a long list of outstanding violent arrest warrants to his credit.
These are again just two of my bizarre stories that we, who do this kind of volunteer work sometimes come across.
Through all of these calls and experiences I was lucky enough to keep my promises.
Which again was to make sure that no-one whom I ever came across, would have to go through this horror the hard way, alone like I once did.
I then had the honour in March 2003 to be chosen to attend training and become a member of an organization called Team H.O.P.E. (Help Offering Parents Empowerment) for 10 years (2003-2013) I was a volunteer for the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children's Team HOPE (Help Offering Parents Empowerment). Since then combined with Child Find Alberta work I made nightly calls to over 408 Parents and assist them in the recovery of their Missing Children, again starting with Child Find Alberta and then through Team Hope of the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. The NCMEC is the U.S.-based centre that was co-founded by Patti Wetterling, Abby Potash and John Walsh of America's Most Wanted after the murder of his son Adam.
I took all calls related to Missing Children, North America & International. I was able to handle these through the extensive training that I received. Also I was proudly part of the team called the “Grief Busters”, which is Team H.O.P.E.’s most western group of volunteers.
From which, I have brought these new skills to Child Find Alberta and I use them regularly. For I now have more knowledge to offer and I am making great headway to keeping my self-made promise. For my promise continues and will probably continue till I do not.
Also in 2004, I became a Christian at Centre Street Church, to keep my second part of my 2 promises. From here at Centre Street I again volunteered I was able to take the little bit of computer knowledge and use it to help build a Computer Lab at the High School in KwaZulu-Natal Province, Bhekulwandle South Africa. Through Samaritan’s Purse Canada, I went to the Gulf of Mexico (Mississippi & Louisiana) and I assisted in the recovery of 70 Hurricane Katrina ravaged homes. I am very proud of all this and I am also in awe at how far I have come since I was the very distraught parent of Missing Child 31 plus years ago.
Posted and photo by Sir Richard…
P.S. The abductor has not tried to visit still 31 years to date.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

COVID-19 ADVICE

COVID-19 ADVICE
You can stay healthy and prevent the spread of infections by washing your hands often, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds!
How long is 20 seconds, well as a Christian I have come up with a prayer which lasts no less than 20 seconds and if your a Christian you should all know.
Unless you rapid pray to our LORD, then it may not work, eh?
So here is how it goes:

OUR FATHER, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
AMEN.
https://youtu.be/0VsB1G8qau8

This 20 second prayer, photo and Covid-19 advice was posted by Sir Richard.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

DARK ROOMS, NOT OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING.

DARK ROOMS, NOT OF THEIR OWN CHOOSING.
https://youtu.be/kM0a9REvLdI
Do you remember as a kid, the feeling of daring yourself at night to walk across a dark room?
In a way you were excited because you know; you really know that there is nothing there to hurt you.
Some people get to choose their dark rooms.
They get to look for places where fear is only skin-deep but some people are nowhere near that lucky, as sadly the choice is made for them.
Due to my volunteer work with Missing Children, I have never known what to say to the parents and families 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 and comfort during such a difficult time.
While they walk through their dark rooms, not of their own choosing.
https://youtu.be/n4CQK-ML_KA
Written for those who have lost so very much!
With Love and,
Written and Photo by Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/
Music:
The Phantom of the Opera - Think of Me & The Music of the Night...

Friday, February 14, 2020

VALENTINES DAY!

VALENTINES DAY!
https://youtu.be/qxZInIyOBXk
JOYCE PAST TUESDAY MAY 27TH 2014 AND AS OF TODAY FEBRUARY 14TH 2020 SINCE FEB 14 2014 IT HAS BEEN:
6 Years,
72 Months,
2,160 Approx. Days,
51,840 Hours,
3,110,400 Minutes,
186,644,000 Seconds
HAVE PAST.
https://youtu.be/GU9yh1WHUio
BUT ONLY THANKS TO GOD WHO GAVE ME EVIE DOG,
AS SHE MAKES MY LIFE MUCH BETTER, BEFORE WE ARE BOTH CALLED HOME OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE TO HEAVEN.
SO HOLD ON TO THE ONE YOU LOVE AND SAY,
I LOVE YOU - TO YOUR LOVED ONE AS SECONDS ARE SO FLEETING WHEN SPENT SO LONG ALONE...
https://youtu.be/HTzGMEfbnAw
TO YOU ALL - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
Personally I do not believe or celebrate Valentine’s Day.
As my forever Valentine, who is my Wife and Best Friend, 

Joyce received from me and to me from her.
A Valentine of sorts, that was at least once a month and out of the blue.
It is called " A JUST BECAUSE GIFT", or CARD or THOUGHT.
So guys here as a bit of advice, "A JUST BECAUSE GIFT" 

lasts much longer, than a single day event.
"A JUST BECAUSE" To The One Whom ever You LOVE make sure this LOVE is Every Day!"

https://youtu.be/TTA2buWlNyM
To My First And Only Unconditional Love,
Lady Joyce.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
 
https://youtu.be/o2vkAF8HFGE
REMEMBER FOLKS;
LOVE;

Love is patient,
Love is kind.
It does not envy,
It does not boast,
It is not proud.
It does not dishonour others,
It is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love never fails & now these three remain:
Faith, Hope & Love but the greatest of these is LOVE.

https://youtu.be/ABYJo53mHHQ
from,
Sir Richard Abbenbroek for his Lady Joyce.
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/
 
 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A SLIGHT FEAR!

A SLIGHT FEAR!
That growth on my temple which some of you may know about. The Doctor says that I have melanoma and very soon, I will get quickly operated on
To see if it is malignant. Seeking JESUS CHRIST for strength, as I am sick to my stomach with fear as this is the second time that I have had Cancer.
The melanoma, shocked the heck out of me when found out Friday and because it is this, as soon as walk in to the hospital on Monday. I go to the head of the line and have the melanoma removed on my right temple for a biopsy to see if it is the benign or malignant kind. I was in shock last night but this morning after a sleep of nightmares and awakening often.
This morning, I had a 5 alarm panic and anxiety attack. I am bit better now but it will build up again on Sunday night as I fear operations. Thank you for caring, sincerely yours Richard.
Forgive me if I am a bother.
PSALM 103
Of David.

1 Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name.
2 Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewedlike the eagle’s.
6 The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
nor will He harbor His anger forever;
10 He does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His love for those who fear Him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a Father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
He remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
the LORD’s love is with those who fear Him,
and His Righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep His covenant
and remember to obey His precepts.
19 The LORD has established His throne in heaven,
and His kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the LORD, you His angels,
you mighty ones who do His bidding,
who obey His word.
21 Praise the LORD, all His heavenly hosts,
you His servants who do his will.
22 Praise the LORD, all His works
everywhere in His dominion.
Praise the LORD, my soul.
AMEN!
https://youtu.be/twGVo_IRR_c
Posted and Photo by Sir Richard Abbenbroek.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

FEBRUARY 4TH IS WORLD CANCER DAY!

FEBRUARY 4TH IS WORLD CANCER DAY!
http://www.worldcancerday.org/
NOTE: According to W.H.O. Cancer to soar to 57% in next 20 yrs.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/…/04/health/who-world-cancer-report/
CANCER! THE REAL REASON WE HAVE IT...
In My Opinion CANCER is due to all Nuke Tests of our past!

Fallout From Nuclear Weapons Tests and Cancer Risks: http://www.scribd.com/…/Fallout-From-Nuclear-Weapons-Tests-…
World War 3 we already fought it = Worldwide Effects of Fallout: http://www.third-millennium-library.com/…/nuclear_effects.h…
Allowing for uncertainties about the dynamics of a possible nuclear war, radiation-induced cancers and genetic damage together over 30 years are estimated to range from 1.5 to 30 million for the world population as a whole. This would mean one additional case for every 100 to 3,000 people or about 1/2 percent to 15 percent of the estimated peacetime cancer death rate in developed countries.

Just one Test on film = http://www.youtube.com/v/NpbCZ8QRpEg…
CATALOGUE OF WORLDWIDE NUCLEAR TESTING: http://www.iss-atom.ru/ksenia/catal_nt/1.htm
United States of America (1032 nuclear tests)
Soviet Union (715 nuclear tests)
Great Britain (45 nuclear tests)
French Republic (210 nuclear tests)
People's Republic of China (47 nuclear tests)
INDIA (6 nuclear tests)
PAKISTAN (6 nuclear tests)

Current List of states with nuclear weapons: http://en.wikipedia.org/…/List_of_states_with_nuclear_weapo…
Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance:
http://www.armscontrol.org/factshe…/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat
Europe's Five "Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States":
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17550
Posted by a survivor LIKE YOU of the un-declared Nuclear War who is now fighting CANCER,
Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 10, 2020

THE ADVERAGE MAN

THE ADVERAGE MAN
https://youtu.be/D5sJSBMgyl8
Talking about Good Men and talking about Bad Men, I guess that I would fit into the category, an Average Man.
Not a Failure either, nor 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 back and gave up on very few, just an Average Man who Loved most of you!
Written and Photo by Sir Richard…
Sent to you all with LOVE that I believe that we are all commanded to share His LOVE! AMEN?
Written and Photo by Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

Sunday, February 9, 2020

BESSIE COLEMAN.

FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN STUNT PILOT  
https://youtu.be/XCgdU2oHt_0
BESSIE COLEMAN.
Posted by Sir Richard.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

R.C.A.F.

R.C.A.F.
IF YOU CAN DO WHAT THESE TWO ARE DOING. THEN MAYBE YOU NEED GET AN R.C.A.F. CAREER!
https://youtu.be/CFGgrsqZdCk
Posted by Sir Richard.
https://youtu.be/hd4RjFm_tv8

Friday, February 7, 2020

AS THE SONG SAYS; “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE”!

AS THE SONG SAYS; “I CAN ONLY IMAGINE”!
https://youtu.be/Da4fnYIuV9s
James 5:13-15
Is anyone among you suffering? Let them pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let them sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call for the elders of the church, and let pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the LORD. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the LORD will raise them up.
In the name of GOD THE FATHER, JESUS CHRIST THE SON & THE HOLY SPIRIT
I Pray.
AMEN
https://youtu.be/SwrSBVwa8iQ
Posted and Photo by Sir Richard.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

I SHOT MY BIG MOUTH OFF TO SOON!

I SHOT MY BIG MOUTH OFF TO SOON! 
Well the Cancer I had 10 years ago, when they said that I had 1 year to live. Was in remission but now just less than a month after saying that. I now have a new cancer!
Went to the Doctor Friday January 31st  and they said for sure that my new tumor is skin Cancer. As an off the cuff remark and though not confirmed but to placate me. On Monday February 3rd they said it sorta looks like it is Basal Cell Carcinoma Cancer = But again, they are not sure yet as the lab results will give a better definite answer.
https://t.co/jOi142Gqld
No matter what I am scheduled for another surgery to have a surgeon cut away the rest of this Cancerous Tumor, down to its margins as they say.
Ms.Dr. Taylor removed what she could of this tumor and she was very good, so I told her that she gets a Star for not hurting me!
I also had the help, which I believe comes from JESUS CHRIST, as this is my second Cancer and I cannot go through last Monday and all the other visits they said that I would have to do without the help of JESUS CHRIST AMEN!
Sincerely your Friend,
Richard Abbenbroek.
Written and Cancer 2020 Photos plus Cancer 2009 Photos by,
Sir Richard...

 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

HOW DO YOU BECOME THE PERSON


HOW DO YOU BECOME THE PERSON
HOW you've become the person, the one you know to the person you could have been? Without Faith in JESUS CHRIST and your dreams!
Also your own Personal Growth, Friends, People that you Love and also REALLY ACTUALLY LOVE YOU!
You need but a few of these but GOD is ultimately the one who is really needed to nurture your FAITH in Him.
For FAITH is like water that is for a plant. For without FAITH, if you were a plant, like a plant with no water, you become only lifeless dirt and you will only wither and die.
Without FAITH you actually become NAKED, open to the elements and by then, you will have lost all HOPE to and without FAITH AND HOPE you will lose your FAITH in GOD.
Yet if you keep your FAITH, it is said GOD when you meet Him. He will wipe every tear from our eyes and there will be no more death, or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the old order of things will pass away as GOD will make it so.”
For in my humble mind it is also then that I will see my Joyce once again, onto and till the end of time. AMEN!
https://youtu.be/TLs4MGTTXRU

Written and Photo By,
Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A MOMENT OF SUMMER!

A MOMENT OF SUMMER!
https://youtu.be/o5zb0WTSLsY
Why this you ask ? Well my Buddy Ms. Vicki (my American Cousin) brought this thought to my mind today of enjoying a nice warm sandy beach that we could all enjoy. That would be so cool and I would love to be warm! If I won the Lotto I would bring a few of you along, as sharing good weather is always a good thing.
Because I am sick of Calgary, Cold Weather and this Cancer Crap so to see why here are some, Truths about Calgary:


1.Calgary is pronounced Calgree, or in today’s economy = Calgreed. Well, this has actually always has been the reality.


2.When driving in downtown Calgary, follow this simple rule: 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 11th, and 12th are one-ways east and west. Macleod, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 9th are one-ways north-south, I think?


3.Also, unlike the boring grid system of Toronto, Calgary streets are laid out in a quaint quadrant system. One sign on 16th Avenue North (West) reads: "14th Street West South." Don't worry. It will all be clear if you ever move here to you in about four years.


4.Allow yourself several days to find the front entrance of TD Center for the first time.


5.The phrase "You can't get there from here" was invented in Calgary.


6.There is no need in Calgary to worry about raccoons going through your garbage, banging around and waking you up at night.

However, there is an occasional moose, deer, cougar, bear, and many coyotes, or the occasional for no reason weapon discharge.

7.Unlike the long, languid days of dappled sunlight filtering through red maple leaves anywhere else, autumn in Calgary lasts three days, in which leaves turn yellow then fall off. Snow and wind is what you are in for as the rest of the year. Then to be punctuated by two weeks of summer during the Calgary Stampede. Spring, Winter and Fall are actually the same season. To be honest, we only have 2 seasons Winter and July.


8.Remember that when they are running the chuck wagon races at the Calgary Stampede. That you need to get your tent poles and stove in the back of your chuck wagon and if your outrider is late, it's a two-second penalty. This is important, I guess?


9.Also remember that during Stampede, its yahoo, not yeehaw.


10.Ginger beef and the "red eye" (Beer with Clamato Juice) were invented in Calgary, but who cares.


11.That “Shaganappi” is not a dirty word, as it is means lacings made of rawhide and we have named many man made objects with this Cree word ie; a Library Branch and road as an example

.
Some Myths About Calgary:
1. "I can be downtown from Shawnessy (a suburb of Calgary) in 20 minutes!" Ha - good luck...


2. "It's a dry cold." This one is used at our annual December to February freeze. Actually 40C below zero, as it is the same as 40F below zero and there is no dry or damp about it!


3. Upon arrival at Calgary airport, you will be taken into a small room and frisked for rats as Alberta is a rat free Province. We are a rat free province but the frisking will be done for other stupid things.


Good News About Calgary:

-Calgary has no stifling humidity.
-Bad news: The moisture content in Calgary’s air has been scientifically proven to be equal to that of a Corn Flake.
So, do You Wanna go to a Beach with Me??? With Love - from Sir Richard...
http://bayo-hunter.blogspot.com/

P.S. the picture is one that I took on the boat dock this summer @ Chase British Columbia Canada and one day, Joyce and I will be scattered on the mountain top that you can see in the middle there!

Written and Photo By,
Sir Richard...