Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fun In Detroit

I really don’t want to reveal the identity of the infamous brothers who joined our illustrious ranks of Windsor’s Bravest some time ago. To say that they were shy would be a blatant lie and I recall a story about the ‘boys’ before they joined the brotherhood. I can’t swear the following story to be true but knowing them and their ‘sense of humor’ it sounds pretty ‘legit’ to me. I predict that this story will become a legend in the annals of the department only because I was brave enough to say it out loud… well, not out loud, per se but at least I wrote about it.

It starts a few years ago across the river in the city approximately a mile away. Namely Detroit, where our two siblings were busy helping the citizens of Detroit invest in their local taverns’ mortgages. Apparently the youngsters were exiting one of the establishments during the wee hours of the morning when they noticed a car with Michigan plates quietly idling against the curb with no driver present. In the back seat lay a young American chap quietly snoozing. Well, he wasn’t actually sleeping in the truest sense of the word; passed out is a more accurate description. The boys found it interesting how luck had played a part in their plan. The plan of hailing a taxi to return home was no longer necessary as a ‘ready made’ ride had miraculously appeared in their midst. As they approached the Canadian customs on the mbassador Bridge the nice customs man asked where they were going and they promptly informed him, “why, we’re going to drop this nice Canadian guy in the back seat at his residence and then return promptly to the US of A, sir”! The customs person must have just began his first day on the job because he readily accepted this excuse and let them go! What happened next is a witness to our boys’ ingenuity.

The boys, now free of the border crossing guard, promptly drove the car to a nearby field where they left it with the keys in the ignition and our poor passed out American still sleeping on the rear seat!

I can only imagine the thoughts that ran through the poor fellow’s hungover mind as he came to and noticed the Ambassador Bridge located outside his rear window. Thoughts such as, “Mmmm….isn’t that bridge supposed to be on the other side of the car? I always figured the Bridge was east of us...Not west! What’s with all the cows…? we don’t have cows in our neighborhood!”

I believe the boys are now working part time at CAA as trip planners.

Don't even assume that you know who they'd be wrong : )

Saturday, August 30, 2008

An Olympic 'Moment'

I don't remember seeing this guy in Beijing... do you?

Friday, August 29, 2008

How To Show Off

Don't you just love to see this type of justice? hehe. Hey, come to think of it....doesn't one of those guys kind of resemble Kris Matton????

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Hey, don't shoot the messenger. I only publish the stuff : ) Oh, by the way, does anyone remember what Phil Boots nickname is? I think it's "Precious" isn't it? He He

Rickey Smiley - Precious


"Dyslexics are teople poo."

Hey, just a little ray of sunshine to brighten up your day.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Knights' Code

At the funeral for DC Bob Leek his brother likened him to a modern day knight. He read the 'Knights' Code which I found to be very interesting looking at it from a firefighter's viewpoint. We should never forget who we are and what we do. Sometimes a false modesty can be harmful and does little for our profession. We should be proud. Here is the code;

To fear God and maintain His Church

To serve the liege lord in valour and faith

To protect the weak and defenceless

To give succour to widows and orphans

To refrain from the wanton giving of offence

To live by honour and for glory

To despise pecuniary reward

To fight for the welfare of all

To obey those placed in authority

To guard the honour of fellow knights

To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit

To keep faith

At all times to speak the truth

To persevere to the end in any enterprise begun

To respect the honour of women

Never to refuse a challenge from an equal

Never to turn the back upon a foe

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lodge For President

Hey, I decided to run for president in the USA.... if Dubya can do can I!!!

City And Colleagues Prepare To Pay Tribute To Fallen Firefighter

Monday August 11, 2008

A day after a firefighter died following the devastating propane explosion Sunday, colleagues and strangers alike gathered to remember District Chief Robert Leek.

"You can talk to any of those of us who were around headquarters here, and everybody has a story to tell of Bob and of Bob's sense of humour. He was a lot of fun to work with," described Division Chief David Sheen.

Funeral arrangements so far:

A visitation for District Chief Robert Leek will be held Wednesday and Thursday at DeMarco Funeral Home. The time will be decided late Tuesday.

Funeral Information
Friday August 15
Prayer Palace
1111 Arrow Road

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Mongo's Moves

Wow, I just discovered an old video of Mongo in his bachelor days. He was quite the mover I must say.

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