Cafba Website Updates
The Main Page!
The left hand side navigation bar has the "new Phorum" that can be accessed under "Click Here - Enter My Forum!" Stop on by and leave your two cents worth.
The main entry page at www.cafba.ca should be where all your searches of the cafba web site start.
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
- 01 Dec 2005 fifthteenth Cafba Newsletter issued
- Birthdays in Dec - Happy Birthday Y'All
|Birthdate Last Name First Name|
|01-Dec Wilson Heather|
|03-Dec Gullason Paula|
|03-Dec Short Bill|
|05-Dec Bilick Michael|
|08-Dec Cale Susan|
|09-Dec Heitbohmer Heidi|
|10-Dec Mcallister James|
|11-Dec Gallant Merie|
|11-Dec Goodbody Glenn|
|11-Dec Harris Queenie|
|12-Dec Garland Patti|
|13-Dec Jensen Krista|
|14-Dec Durdin Lorelei|
|15-Dec Henry Larry|
|16-Dec Yanicki Margaret|
|18-Dec Meade Michel|
|19-Dec Mason Ron|
|21-Dec Lawson William (Bill)|
|24-Dec McBeth David|
|26-Dec Campbell Christina|
|26-Dec Taylor Michael|
|27-Dec Yule Don|
|28-Dec Pope Joanne|
|29-Dec Haycock Rose|
|30-Dec Alley Richard|
|30-Dec Hogue Donna|
|30-Dec Sullivan Richard|
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 15th edition of the cafba newsletter and it just keeps getting better, thanks to you!
Thanks to all of the new subscribers. If you have signed up but don't receive notification about the newsletter, perhaps you didn't confirm your email address at the time of subscribing. You will receive a confirmation email that must be replied to before your subscription is complete. The newsletter signup is separate from being a registered cafba member! This allows those "other" BRATS who don't get a newsletter from their service to be able to belong to a community.
To ensure you receive notification of the newsletter being published, please add the two following email addresses to your contact list, sometimes known as the "white list". I will use both of these addresses for the newsletter and by placing them in your contact list, it will prevent the notices from being sent to your "spam folder"
Some navigation features have been added to this newsletter. Each section now provides the ability to return to the top of the page without having to scroll all the way. Just click on the word top found at the end of each section of the newsletter.
More and more mail servers are blocking attachments to emails or are scanning for known s*p*a*m words. We have experienced delivery problems to AOL, specifically and some free email address sites such as hotmail, netscape or yahoo.
So to avoid these delivery problems you will only receive a text message to let you know the newsletter has been published and where to find it.
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?
Please share this copy with your friends. If they would like their own copy delivered to their inbox send them here.
As of publication of this newsletter we have over 11,331 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 November 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.
I do appreciate the patience of those who have yet to be updated. Your details will eventually get on the web site!
Your Opinion Counts!
Nov Poll results:
The Nov 2005 poll, found on the main page of the cafba site, asked the question:Is Remembrance day still worth celebrating?
Wow what a response! Thanks to everyone who cast their vote.
- Total of 59 votes were cast. The most votes registered ever! Up from Sep's 22 votes and a long way, in fact more than double from the previous July record of 25 votes! To those who took the time to vote....Thanks for participating.
Here are the results of the Nov poll.
- Yes 59 of 59 votes for 100.00%
- No 0 of 59 votes for .00%
- Total Votes cast: 59
It was very nice to see that everyone still thinks that Remembrance Day is still worth celebrating. The services at Ottawa had over 25,000 people attend. A substantial increase over previous years. A lot of "younger" people were in the crowd as well.
A new poll was started as of 01 Dec 2005.
Here is the new poll question: Does your house believe in Santa Claus?
Get your vote in. Go to www.cafba.ca and cast your vote from the navigation 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 Jan 2006.
Here's 5 more from the Fab Four Quiz!
- 16. What was the name of John Lennon's home in Liverpool?
- 17. Which Beatle made the mistake of saying he liked jellybeans and was pelted with them the next time the Beatles performed?
- 18. Which Beatle quit school?
- 19. What was the year that John Lennon died?
- 20. This great song won the beatles a Grammy? (one word)
The last 5 Fab Four Questions next month!
Answer's to last month's Fab Four Quiz!
- How many songs released from 1962-1970 are credited to Ringo?
2 : Don't Pass Me By and Octopusus's Garden
- What was John Lennon's middle name?
Winston. (When he married Yoko Ono he changed it to Ono so that they could have 9 O's between them.)
- What is the longest recorded Beatle's song?
"I want You (She's So Heavy")"
- Where were all four Beatle's born?
- What was the name of the club in liverpool where Brian Epstein first saw and heard the Beatles?
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:
Well known Canadian Figures. Read the name and see if you remember what they were known for. Their occupations are listed on the right side of the table.
- Lois Marshall
- Joey Smallwood
- Gordie Howe
- Frederick Banting
- Glen Gould
- Ian and Sylvia
- David Thompson
- Robert Service
- Samuel de Champlain
- Joseph Howe
- John Cabot
- George Pidgeon
- Pauline Johnston
- Jacques Cartier
- Egerton Ryerson
Answer in the next newsletter
Answer to last newsletter's trivia question:
Why is a Coca-Cola can red?
Answer: The following is from The Coca-Cola Company:
Almost from the beginning, the colors red and white have been used in visual advertising for Coca-Cola to dramatize the trademark. The earliest use of red in our advertising was by Atlanta drug stores selling Coca-Cola.
They would hang a white oil cloth sign on the store front or awning with slogans printed in red that stated "Drink Coca-Cola, Delicious and Refreshing 5 cents" or "Coca-Cola Sold Here 5 cents."
In 1890, the trademark "Coca-Cola" began to appear in red in newspapers. During the late 1920s, the trademark "Coca- Cola" was used in white on a "Standard Red" background.
The color arrangement of red on white and white on red has been used alternately over the years. In 1970, the Dynamic Ribbon Device was introduced, and the "Standard Red" became brighter.
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
Planning a reunion is a tremendous job. My hat goes off to everyone who has participated in putting together a reunion.
For those people who attended a reunion, please send your thanks to the organizing committees for a job well done. If you attended a reunion this summer why not share your pictures and memories with us.
There are lots of reunions coming up 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.
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.
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.
Cafba Website Navigation
Did you know!
We have changed servers again and there is a small change in the url addresses for the site. If you are getting "404 error messages" that state the web page is unavailable, it is likely that you are trying to access an old cached record. The new server DOES NOT have /cafba in the url address on any page. It is simply "/cafba..." The "/ca.." division has been dropped. As alwyas the main page is the best place to access all of the cafba pages from. The main page is always current.
We have alphabetized and updated (as of 01 Dec 2005) the "How To Contact A Brat" links on the cafba links page at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/links/links.htm
We have a new navigation bar down the left and right side of the main cafba page at www.cafba.ca
Would you like a search facility on the site?
Do you have a product or service that you can offer all Brats?
Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!
Check out the additional base pictures that have been added for Centralia Can you name the kids in the grade 5 class? Many thanks to BRAT Dave Truemner for these terrific additions to the site.
Check out all the base pictures at
http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/bases/basepics.htmlHave a picture to share? Email me to arrange transfer
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
- "Barker Public is now a Reme school for the military. I was in kindergarden there as my class was in the far right corner (Ms Archie) and my brothers grade 7 class across the hallway. Borden is about in the best shape of any of the bases i have lived on as most of the teaching schools for the military are still there...mind you Southport finally put some siding on the old metal houses."
- Check out the base pictures page and see you can recognize the base posted on the where is it page.
Go here http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/bases/pictures/whereisit/whereisit.htm
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!
A Cafba Recommended website
CARP - Canada's Association For The 50 Plus!
Carp Action Online, News, Information and Ideas You Can Use!
CARP has three purposes
- "CARP takes on issues that impact your life, from pension reform to healthcare to affordable housing protection."
- "Get preferred rates and discounts on everything from travel to products and services to insurance."
- Receive relevant information on topics that are important to you through our exclusive 50Plus magazine, newsletters & special reports."
Their most recent issue, Volume 1, Issue 3, was brought to my attention by my brother, Mel. It is entirely devoted to Income Trusts and the current government plans to tax them.
Realizing that not all BRATS may be interesetd in this topic today (yes our database is getting younger) it is an important topic for anyone 50 + and who has investments in Income Trusts.
Check out what is being planned (you won't like it) at http://www.imakenews.com/carp/
I encourage you to participate in their on line polls. Express your opinions! Don't keep them to yourself. Share them and tell the Federal Government what you think about their plans for Income Trusts.
As indicated on the CARP website, only 100,000 votes can make a difference in who makes the rules after the next election.
BRATS can be part of making that difference. It is time to speak out NOW!
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
Found on the Cafba Forum
Entries to the forum are down substantially over previous months. I believe it is because I have added a password control to access the forum. The current password is airforcebrat All one word. All small letters. This password will be changed from time to time and the new password will be announced here in the monthly newsletter
The password was added due to inappropriate comments and topics being left by outsiders. I apologize if you think the password is going to far.
Following are just some of the comments found on the forum recently
- "I posted this on the old bulletin board got no results but I keep looking for my old High School friend Bryan Howarth from 73-75 in Cold Lake. His family moved to Stoney Creek in Hamilton after school and I lost touch. He also had a sister named Sandi....still searching............oh and my e-mail addy is changed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Who else besides Kath participated in the Jingle Bell Run?
- Check out the new forum that can be reached from the main web page under "My Phorum - Click Here" on the left hand navigation bar. Let's hear what is on your mind. Remember the password to access the forum is airforcebrat
Found on the can.military-brats newsgroup
- "Canadian Military personnel have spent many Christmases away from their
families as they serve their Country and provide protection, relief and
assistance to others. Where will they be this Christmas?"
- "Component 7"? There is speculation from one of the photographers that this is where the bad brats are sent. (ed. It is noted that Component 7 was found on the Army bases only? Is this even more evidence that "Blue Rules?")
- On attending the company Christmas Party.."A suite set up with all kinds of booze for before and after. Professional photographers taking lots of pictures"...(ed. Good way to keep the party people in line. Document the evidence)
- here is a good idea for your next Christmas Party..."Their was an auction to see whose table would dine first. 330 dollars went to the empty stocking xmas fund. Same guy bid high last year at 300. dollars."
- Stacey Douglas is doing research for her PhD in the
Department of History at McGill University. "In general, I'm studying
why and how the Department of National Defence created the idea of the
'military family'. I'm in the Ottawa area and would like to interview
people who lived on bases between the years 1945-1965, in Canada and
abroad. ... I have a few specific questions for people but I'd also like to hear more about personal experiences." (ed. to participate in Stacey's research see her entry in the newsgroup)
Brat Chat Musings
Link to the Brat Chat here http://email@example.com/
This is not the newsgroup which is found at http://groups-beta.google.com/group/can.military-brats but instead is the live chat room for Brats. Both places are loads of fun and filled with Brats of all ages, descriptions and viewpoints.
- Did Dora bring the goodies as promised?
- has the wekly trivia online contest returned?
- Is it true there is an all BRAT Christmas get together scheduled for this coming Saturday evening Dec 10th in Brat Chat?