Cafba News - Oct 2005
A Publication of the Canadian Air Force Brats Association
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We hope you enjoy it!
What a month September was! Katrina and Rita kept us glued to CNN as we watched in horror at the devastation and ruin in the Southern States. If nothing else it made us realize how lucky we really are.
The kids are back in school. Summer vacation is over! It's turkey season again! Christmas is less than 90 days away!
More importantly, it is a time to give thanks! I have listed what I am thankful for on the cafba main page. What are you thankful for?
This is the Oct 2005 edition of the cafba newsletter.
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Where to begin!
This is your newsletter - If you have a comment - let's hear it!
TIME TO CONTRIBUTE IS HERE! We want to have the ebook completed in time for Remembrance Day in November!
2005 is the year of the veteran.
In response to "the year of the veteran" we are offering to put together "A Brat's Tribute To The Vets". We propose to produce an electronic version of your stories, thoughts and memories about your military parents and what their actions in service have meant to you and your children
To date we have received several stories that will be included in the Brat's Tribute To The Vets. Thanks to those who have contributed. There is still time for those who wish to contribute to send in your short story. I would like to commence compiling the ebook in September so please send in your stories.
How about what it is like being the child of a military person. Someone who fought and died for the way of life that we celebrate today.
How does it affect you? How has it changed you? How is your life different from your parents?
Were you told stories about your military family members that either didn't make it back or did but weren't the same after their ordeal.
let's compile "A Brat's Salute to The Vets." I'll take on the job of compiling an electronic collection of the stories into a pdf format book.
Your stories need not be long in nature. Just a glimpse into who your military hero was and something that reminds you of how they changed your life by serving their Country! What he/she means to you today.
"We have inherited a view of the world that is somehow different because we were raised in military homes or around military folk"....Kath Moors as posted on the can.military-brats newsgroup. Jun 23, 2:18 pm"
Let's share that different world with everyone, out of respect for those who served in the military and who have given us the life we cherish today!
Looking forward to hearing those stories. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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It will always contain the latest polls ( get your vote in!); a place to subscribe to the newsletter; the most up to date links to the rest of the site; as well as a cartoon or joke to put a smile on your face.
It will occasionally have some comment and of course it will always have links to our sponsors, as it is they that help keep the site free!
So start all of your visits to the cafba web site here www.cafba.ca
For those people whose names do not appear but who are also celebrating a B'Day this month, We wish you a Happy Birthday as well. We have only been asking for this data for a short time and not everyone wants it known. If you want yours added, send me a note.
This is the 13th edition of the cafba newsletter and it just keeps getting better, thanks to you!
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Previous newsletter editions can be found here.
Loads of new names have been added to the database in recent months. We still have several yet to be included. As of publication of this newsletter we have over 11,222 names in the database. Are you registered? Go here and register your details now so you can be included in the website.
All registrations for September 2005 have been added to the web site. We still have a backlog of registrations that I am endeavouring to get to. Unfortunately, just not enough spare time anymore. Please be patient.
A listing of the latest new members can be found here: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/members/newest/newest.html.
Sep Poll results:
The Sep 2005 poll, found on the main page of the cafba site, asked the question:
Thanks to everyone who cast their vote. Here are the results of the Sep poll.
A new poll was started as of 01 Oct 2005.
Here is the new poll question: Have you contirbuted to Katrina or Rita Hurricane relief?
Get your vote in. Go to www.cafba.ca and cast your vote from the navaigation bar on the right side of the page.
Have a question you would like surveyed? Email us with your question.
If you haven't voted yet, please do so - your opinion counts!
Watch for our next poll starting in Nov 2005.
Here's more from the Fab Four Quiz!
Answer's to last month's Fab Four Quiz!
Love me do (1962)
Have you checked out the past trivia contest answers on the cafba website? Answers to the questions can be found at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/trivia/trivia.htm
Do you have a good trivia question? Send it in and we will use it in future contests.
Newsletter Trivia Question
This edition's trivia question:
Answer in the next newsletter
Answer to last newsletter's trivia question:
What is the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar?
Three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies making a total of $1.19
Can you believe it! The airshow season in Canada is almost over for another year!
Been to an Air Show yet? Take any pictures you care to share?
Check out upcoming airshows from the cafba website at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/airshows/airshows.htm
What do you remember the most about attending an air show when you were young? Check out these shows, they will bring back all those great memories.
Know of a show that is not listed? Let me know so we can add it to the next newsletter
The Mother Of All Reunions Is Being Planned Now! Don't miss out! Sign up for it today! Lets get going on this reunion it's to good an idea to pass up. Check it out on the cafba phorum.
There are lots of reunions this summer with more planned for future years. If you know of one not listed please let me know so we can include it in the next newsletter
If you attended a reunion this summer why not share your pictures and memories with us.
Upcoming Events and ReunionsMail us and let us know of any reunions you are aware of. We will post them here as well as link to any web pages.
Once again it's Photo Reunion Time! A new location for the Milfoto Reunion has been selected to take place in 8 Wing Trenton (the old CFB Trenton). Mark your calendars now and reserve this weekend for a good time and get together with your fellow photographers. See the website at http://www.milfoto.ca/main_eng.html
If you are on one of the upcoming reunion committees and want your reunion profiled, how about sending in some information about the event being planned? How many are you expecting? Where is the farthest BRAT coming from? What social events are planned? What accommodation has been arranged? Where can we register to attend? Is there a web site that we can refer to?
If you have attended a reunion recently, why not let the other members know how it was. What were your experiences? Would you go back and do it again? Did you reunite with some old school chums? Was it all you expected it to be? Want to share some of your pictures? Write me with the details and we'll include them in the next newsletter.
For additional details on any of these reunions, check out the reunions page: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/events/upcoming.htm on the cafba website!
If your reunion isn't listed, email me and we'll put it in the next newsletter as well as adding it to our site.
Did you know!
The cafba website averages between 29 - 35 unique visitors each day. Pretty good for a personal web site with only word of mouth advertising
We have a new navigation bar down the left and right side of the main cafba page at www.cafba.ca
Did you miss out on the previous newsletters?
They are now archived at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/newsletter/newsletters.html
Do you need a text only version of the newsletter?
Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!
More base pictures have been added! Several great new pictures, courtesy of Lou (Nick) Nickerson have been added for Chatham NB and St Margaret's. But be warned, these are pictures of how the bases are today and will bring tears to the eyes of those who lived on the bases in the past.
Many thanks to all who have contributed. check out the pictures at
I know that lots of people have been exploring their past recently and have made visits to the bases where we used to live.
Not all of us have the luxury of being able to travel back to our past but we all wonder what it is like today!
Why not share your visit for all to read by writing a review for the cafba news. Let us know what has changed, how you felt, share some memories or even pictures
For a great collection of base pictures check out Tom Straub's Photo Albums
What can you remember? Send in your recollections for the next newsletter.
Do you have a fond memory of your base? Send it in and let others share in those memories!
Here's a nifty little program that will let you zoom in on just about anyplace on earth. Download the free version.
"Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips."
"Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop."
Rumour has it that "You can even see G R E E N W O O D from here.
Are you interested in listing your site on the cafba web site? Simply email us the link to your site and provide a brief description of its contents and why you made it.
You could be our next cafba recommended web site!
To have your site profiled in this newsletter, contact the email@example.com
Link to the Brat Chat here http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH
Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, trade named BOOK
BOOK is a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on. It's so easy to use, even a child can operate it. Compact and portable, it can be used anywhere -- even sitting in an armchair by the fire -- yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a CD-ROM disc. Here's how it works:
BOOK is constructed of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable), each capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a binder which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence. Opaque Paper Technology (OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet, doubling the information density and cutting costs. Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in information density; for now, BOOKS with more information simply use more pages.
Each sheet is scanned optically, registering information directly into your brain. A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. BOOK may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it.
BOOK never crashes or requires rebooting, though like other display devices it can become unusable if dropped overboard. The "browse" feature allows you to move instantly to any sheet, and move forward or backward as you wish. Many come with an "index" feature, which pin-points the exact location of any selected information for instant retrieval. An optional "BOOKmark" accessory allows you to open BOOK to the exact place you left it in a previous session -- even if the BOOK has been closed. BOOKmarks fit universal design standards; thus, a single BOOKmark can be used in BOOKs by various manufacturers. Conversely, numerous BOOK markers can be used in a single BOOK if the user wants to store numerous views at once. The number is limited only by the number of pages in the BOOK.
You can also make personal notes next to BOOK text entries with an optional programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic Intercommunication Language Stylus (PENCILS).
Portable, durable, and affordable, BOOK is being hailed as a precursor of a new entertainment wave. Also, BOOK's appeal seems so certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the platform and investors are reportedly flocking. Look for a flood of new titles soon.
Do you have a true confession that you would like to share?
Email us the story and we will include it in a future newsletter!
Previous true confessions can be found here!
Have a Joke to share? Send it in email@example.com
"Something new, something old, something not military, but could be.
A new idea-Ground Roots!
Every group or organization has its Hall of Fame!
Why not Bratdom?
There are lots of Brats's who have achieved recognition in their community through competition or just plain participation.
We proudly present cafba's fourth member to The Brat's Hall of Fame!
Bruce is an author, editor, writer and chief investigator at Mysteries of Canada. He is also a brat from Trenton.
We salute him for his contribution to solving some of Canada's mysteries
There are lots of sites dedicated to Bratdom. Cafba is just one of many!
This issue we look at http://www.pinetreeline.org/ This web site is dedicated to the many thousands of men and women who spent a part of their life on the Pinetree Line. It was the love and life of Ren L'Ecuyer. It is hoped that this site will contine well into the future.
The following is a list of known brat related sites
This list is as accurate as I know at this time! If your site is missing, or you find a broken link, please let me know.
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