Born to Be Wild

Born to be Wild

Eureka

Copyright 2014 MSO

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X for xtreme

Do they fear there may be an artist or two hidden amongst those bikers.

So why don’t the Bikers hold their rally anyway? They really don’t need the permission of a bunch of … Ok ok I get it … Cease and desist …

Casting

Grace Too

Eureka

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Casting a vote is one step towards revitalization.

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Thank you so much, everyone who helped.

You know who you are.

You are “AWESOME” as the kids might say.

Yes thank you
Thank you
Who are few
In number
Great in heart

Copyright 2014 MSO

Thank You

I want to send a warm Thank You to all the wonderful friends and supporters who have been faithfully voting for me every day on Aviva. It is good to know how much support there is for artists in our community.

During the month of November I will be busy working on writing a novel. CLICK HERE if you are interested.

If you wish order my book at the special price of $20.00, please contact me through the contact link at http://www.chaleurbay.com.

Thank you for your support.

A Special thank you to Aimee who has been especially encouraging. In order to help me she has taken precious time out away from writing her second novel.

Thank you Bathurst and Sackville friends of past and present, Dolores, Lyn, Gail and Dianne for being the first to respond to my new personal artist page HERE.and here I am

So as I take on the challange of writing my first novel, thank you in advance for your continuing support.

Now what will this novel be, one might wonder … Will the author be writing one of those modern one foot in the grave semi-sorta-what used to be called gothic romance? Will it be a shot at singularity? Will she perhaps indulge in a bordeline bio because being a first-time novelist, even at her advanced age, she lacks the experience of writing about anything outside her closed little life? If it is to be that final genre, will she reveal the reason why finally, after all these years she decided to forgo slick professionalism and pimp herself on FB?
Who knows …

Health, Sport, Active Living VS the Arts

The Eureka Notion

Eureka

A woman senior is especially vulnerable.
100% of 0 is 0. That appears to be how the world has balanced her worth.

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A contest George? You think that life is a contest between Health, Sport, & Active Living on one side and Arts on the other? Really? You think the only active healthy people are hockey players ... Might depend on how much bench time they occupy ... ice-time? That too.
Let's face it George. We canna all be hockey stars. Nice job if ye can get it. Or as they say around here "GO MAN GO"

Or maybe ...

Go mamm go ... Are there any women on the TITAN TEAM?

TITAN GO"

Health, Sport, & Active Living
So ... You asked ... What does art have to do with Health, Sport, & Active Living?
Think George ... Think ...
Not sure huh? No George ... Martial Arts is not quite what we are all about. However, I did once design a poster for a local martial Arts Club. That was many years ago George. Sigh ... Just one more in a long list of volunteer efforts to support healthy activities in my community. Artists do that sort of thing, did you know, George?

There were other periods in my life when I visited people who were in hospitals and special schools. The idea was to share my art gifts with them, teach them to draw or share conversations that perhaps only an artist might be willing to share. One of these people had never gone to school, living his entire life in a bed or a wheelchair. I encouraged him to draw and read and think outside his small room in the institution where he lived. I pushed his wheelchair on walks outside the building when the weather was fine. The only other activity provided by the institution was the occasional game of Bingo, which is hardly more of a healthy sport than Art, do you think George?

Think of Arts as one more option George.

Bathurst

So? What will happen in Bathurst next May 2015?
Will there be sufficient accomodations for all the Grannies when they arrive for the Great Granny Gathering?
Will they be invisible? Hardly likely. One thing Bathurst is famous for is Hospitality … With a capital H!

So where will they find hospitality and accomodation?

Might Granny suggest the Atlantic Host and Dannys

Both of these locally owned, combination motel/conference centres are highly regarded by the local Bathurst community as well as people “from away” who return to Bathurst year after year for family events and conferences.

Well now …
Bathurst must have
More beds
More restaurants
Those two tried and true

Where else
Might they gather
In their night-caps?
Give the Grannies
A bit more choice
If you please.

The newest Downtown Bathurst Hotel

Opened May 1, 2014. Downtown means closest to many banks and some of Bathurst’s oldest local businesses. Across the street is Captain’s Cabin, a second generation clothing store which began in the 1960’s as Roman White’s finer quality menswear store. Not far away is Tower’s jewelers, the source of diamond engagement rings and wedding china patterns for many generations of Bathurst people. Kitty corner to the lovely little park at Main and King is the venerable Bank of Montreal. The Bank may have changed location several times in the memory of local Grannies, but the friendly, professional service remains ever-constant. Just a short walk away is Levesque’s Barber shop, another multi-generational family business owned and operated by a well-respected local family.
Return to the corner of Main and King and walk up a block, pass the police station and across the street you will find the old Irving garage converted many years ago into what is still now lovingly referred to as ‘Aurele’s’, the Big Deal Market where you can buy everything from bulk spice to fresh vegetables and fruit to barrels of salted and pickled fish. Keep walking up King and on the corner of King and St. Andrew turn left. There you will find the Bathurst Curling Club, home to many famous bonspiels and curling heroes of by-gone years. Directly across from the Curling Club is another local small business over a quarter century in operation.

Music City has been supporting the local music scene since the late 1970s.

Hmmm … Link doesn’t work huh … Sorry about that … Websites come and go but Music City hasn’t moved in over thirty five years. The building … That very very old building is even older … Sure it’s been there for over a hundred years … Used to be some of the local Kennah family lived there … Quite a history … Before that I don’t know but I’d venture to guess that Ship-builders in Bathurst might have been part of that history …

So what if Music City does not have a web-site … It is very much a real honest to goodness downhome store that is very much part of Bathurst …
Check it out
212 St. Andrew Street
Bathurst, New Brunswick
Canada

Back at the Best Western, stroll down towards the bridge and you will pass the Old Post Office, the most historically important federal Heritage building in the City of Bathurst. A brisk walk ‘around the bridges’ is a favourite daily exercise for many local people.
If you cross the causeway and glance up Queen Street the large VIA sign marks the location of the old CN train station which was replaced and renovated several times over the years. If you turn right at the end of the causeway and walk several blocks along Riverside you will eventually reach what used to be called the Old Cove Bridge, hardly recognizable as a bridge theses days. Believe it or not it once was a very real bridge with water flowing in and out between the harbour and Kent Pond, now mostly filled in and covered with a trailer park.

Continue along Riverside to the Veterans Bridge and you will be passing through what is probably the oldest section of Bathurst. There is no indication that you are now walking through the former St. Peter’s Village as it was once called.

Who?

Who?
Glad you asked. People in Bathurst … Some people in Bathurst might be invisible. Take a look.
What are we looking at? Check out 0.0 in apartments. There are definitely apartments in Bathurst Parish. There are people in apartments in Bathurst. So, are these people invisible?

What about the figure given for unemployed? If only 70 unemployed women are accounted for then what about all those other women without employment? They must be invisible.

People working outside of Canada and women working in another province? Both appear to be invisible.

Then there are the invisible job applicants for all those jobs in the food department at Wal-Mart. These potential applicants are those who will never apply because they lack the means of affordable transportation to get them to and from work. Or perhaps they lack affordable and responsible day-care. Perhaps they lack the educational opportunities available in larger centres. Perhaps this is what really makes them invisible. A job at Wal-Mart might be the best opportunity they will ever have.

Another local rumour is about all the invisible good-paying jobs that will never materialize because Costco has been discouraged from coming to Bathurst.

Another group of invisible people are … What can I say about them … They are invisible.

This week the invisible people might be those who are unable to find accomodation to attend the Acadian Games in Bathurst. Rumour has it that thousands of people will be coming into Bathurst for the games and the handfull of hotels and motels here are booked to capacity. As a local rumour this is typical.

So? What will happen in Bathurst next May 2015?
Will there be sufficient accomodations for all the Grannies when they arrive for the Great Granny Gathering?
Will they be invisible? Hardly likely. One thing Bathurst is famous for is Hospitality … With a capital H!

So where will they find hospitality and accomodation? Might Granny suggest the Atlantic Host or Danny’s Both of these locally owned, combination motel/conference centres are highly regarded by the local Bathurst community as well as people “from away” who return to Bathurst year after year for family events and conferences.

Well now …
Bathurst must have
More beds
More restaurants
Those two tried and true

Where else
Might they gather
In their night-caps?
Give the Grannies
A bit more choice
If you please.

The newest Downtown Bathurst Best Western Hotel. Opened May 1, 2014. Downtown means closest to many banks and some of Bathurst’s oldest local businesses. Down a few doors is Nancy’s gift shop. Across the street from the hotel is a wonderful hometown bookstore and cafe which serves sandwiches and a scrumptious daily surprise dessert. Down the street is Captain’s Cabin, a second generation clothing store which began in the 1960’s as Roman White’s finer quality menswear store. Not far away is Tower’s jewelers, the source of diamond engagement rings and wedding china patterns for many generations of Bathurst people. Kitty corner to the lovely little park at Main and King is the venerable Bank of Montreal. The Bank may have changed location several times in the memory of local Grannies, but the friendly, professional service remains ever-constant. Just a short walk away is Levesque’s Barber shop, another multi-generational family business owned and operated by a well-respected local family. Across the street is Christies which sells craft and sewing supplies.
Return to the corner of Main and King and walk up a block, pass the police station and across the street you will find the old Irving garage converted many years ago into what is still now lovingly referred to as ‘Aurele’s’, the Big Deal Market where you can buy everything from bulk spice to fresh vegetables and fruit to barrels of salted and pickled fish. Keep walking up King and on the corner of King and St. Andrew turn left. There you will find the Bathurst Curling Club, home to many famous bonspiels and curling heroes of by-gone years. Directly across from the Curling Club is Music City which has been supporting the local music scene since the late 1970s. Right next door to Music City is Tom’s Karaoke Bar. Bathurst does get a lot of sunny weather and Tom’s backyard patio is a good friendly place to stop for a cool one.

Take a stroll up St Andrew and the museum is always an interesting place to stop. Head down Douglas and you’ll find yourself at the waterfront. Great coffee and tea is served at the Nectar which serves excellent food in two fine dining restaurants under the same roof.
Next door, between Nectar and the tourist bureau is small art gallery where many local artists have their art. You might pick up a gift there or at Chal-Baie where local artisans sell their hand-crafted creations. If a quick meal is what you want, drop in next door and try a burger served with a smile by Pauline and Gerry, two of the friendliest people in Bathurst. Depending upon the season you might also find the ice-cream store and the pretzel place open. Both have yuumy treats. The book store is well stocked with french books, possibly the best collection this side of Quebec.
Take the walking path across the bridge and you will find yourself in the oldest part of Bathurst, still known by locals as the village. Walk up Village Hill and notice that large white house atop the hill, This house with the dark green shamrock, the Doucet-Hennessy House, has been officially documented as one of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in the area. Across the street is Holy Family Church and behind it a very old historic graveyard.
Keep walking west on St Peter Avenue and you will find the local legion, malls, grocery stores and a varied assortment of other shopping and food outlets.
There is the Comfort Inn which is within walking distance all these outlets along St Peter Avenue. By vehicle it is a short drive to cinema, restaurants and more shopping.

What helps make Bathurst visible?
There is the Rotary Club

What about other International Groups inside and out of Bathurst? What other groups do not settle for invisibility?
What about the Raging Grannies? Are they ever content to be invisible?
I bet those Grannies won’t be invisible this week in Montreal

New Dawn

New Dawn

New Dawn

Those bad Grannies … Those bad bad Grannies … I just love the dear old souls.

I believe …. well being the skeptic I am …. actually there is not much I believe unconditionally … Except that I believe in Peace and Love and Justice …

However, I believe we need a gaggle of Grannies in Bathurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada. The search is on for Grannies who want to join a gaggle and meet once a month … Well once in a while beginning this autumn.

A New Dawn … In ancient times … and modern … is a time for Grannies to get together and laugh and sing and write poems and songs and make music and dance and talk about things that matter to grannies … Well might matter if they think beyond their comfy chair ….

New Dawn

In the dawn that early morn
When autumn had begun
A granny rose from her comfy bed
To greet the early morn.

Her arms stretched out a wide spread span
As she drew from her comfy nest
When others of her kind appeared
She flew to greet the rest

See you May 2015 in Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada.

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