Cafba News - Nov 2005
A Publication of the Canadian Air Force Brats Association
Where Being A Brat Is A Good Thing!
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We hope you enjoy it!
November brings a time for pause and reflection. A moment of remembrance for all those who served and are serving today!
2005 is the year of the veteran.
"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"
Take time to remember 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!
Lest We Forget!
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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.caTop
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.Top
This is the 14th edition of the cafba newsletter and it just keeps getting better, thanks to you!
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.
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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?Top
A recent registrant pointed out that it was his second time registering yet his name had not appeared in the listings.
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 11,273 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 October 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.Top
I do appreciate the patience of those who have yet to be updated. Your details will eventually get on the web site!
Oct Poll results:
The Oct 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 Oct poll.
Nice to see that a third of us were moved enough by the CNN images to help out our neighbours to the south. Even if relations with them are not what they should be.
A new poll was started as of 01 Nov 2005.
Here is the new poll question: Is Remembrance day still worth celebrating?
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 Dec 2005.
Here's more from the Fab Four Quiz!
5 More Fab Four Questions next month!
Answer's to last month's Fab Four Quiz!
"In His Own Write"
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:
On the first moon walk Apollo astronauts left messages behind from every country. What did Canada's message say?
Man reached out and touched the tranquil moon. Puisse ce haut fait permettre a l'homme de redecouvrir la terre et d'y trouver la paix." The french translates as, "May that high accomplishment allow man to rediscover the earth and there find peace."Top
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 newsletterTop
Mail 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.
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 Reunions
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.Top
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
Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!Top
Nick has been at it again! More base pictures have been added! Several great new pictures have been added for Summerside, PEI 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 Nick Nickerson for these terrific additions to the site. Check out all the base 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 AlbumsTop
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!Top
Cmon, you surf the net! You have seen some pretty neat web sites.
Don't keep them to yourself. Share them
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgTop
Link to the Brat Chat here http://email@example.com/
When I was being raised way back when, going to Church was an important part of our weekly activities. What I learned at Church helped shape me into who I am today and what I care about. All of my church learning was built around the ten commandments.
People in Texas have trouble with all those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the Ten Commandments.
Folks here just aren't used to talking in those terms. So, some folks out in west Texas got together and translated the "King James" into "King Ranch" language:
The Cowboy's Ten Commandments (posted on the wall at Cross Trails Church in Fairlie, Texas)
Now that's kinda plain an' simple, don't ya think?
Y'all have a good day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"To eat puffed wheat now would be like eating those styrofoam things they pack boxes with!
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 fifth member to The Brat's Hall of Fame!
Kath is an author, painter, mother and a BRAT
We salute her for her contribution to creating some of Canada's finest paintings. For providing some wonderful memories in the early days of the newsgroup. For supporting a recognized charity through her participation in the annual Jingle Bell Run.
This will be Kath's 3rd year participating in the run. Kath recently asked me to support her in her cause. Following is a copy of the email she sent me.
"This will be the third year that I have participated in the Jingle Bell Run in support of this society. I have been inspired to be a part of this and have decided to ask for your financial support this year.
Initially, it was my friend Val who invited me to join in the run. She is, to such a great degree, a person I am proud to know for so many reasons. But in this context, she has courageously dealt with the symptoms of arthritis since she was a little girl and has seen other people she loves endure these as well. Her courage and positive approach to life can only serve as an inspiration to others and I know I speak for our common friends when I say this...When we see Val head for the summit of a mountain and make it with a shared YIPPEE at the top, and then more painfully, make it down to the parking lot.. Then we can only stop ourselves from grumbling about absolutely anything! Her sense of humour and her ability to take on every challenge, are qualities that we can only learn from.
I remember rubbing Deep Heat into my Gramma's back when it ached so badly from the affects of arthritis that she made crying sounds that were almost like whimpers. She was so grateful for the soothing heat and I regretted that I couldn't go on and on massaging her. My Gramma was a strong woman to endure so many years in so much pain. I want to run, in part, for her.
Some of my close friends and certainly my children know that I have had pain in my fingers for almost four years now. I have been treated with medicine for this for the past year and am enjoying some relief as a result, but I fight to continue to be agile and am constantly looking for new 'tricks' to deal with the stiffness. My sweet carpenter-friend built and installed a jar opener in my kitchen for my 50th birthday and I've got to say that it is a wonderful thing.
For these and so many other reasons, I am participating again this year.
I thank you for considering supporting me in this cause.and just like you to keep up with 'stuff' I'm up to regardless.
Sending out warmth on a wintry day!
I think she deserves our support and I am asking you to help out! Please make a donation on behalf of Kath, or get out and join the run yourself. Support a very worthwhile cause.
You have been invited to pledge Kathleen Moors in the Jingle Bell Run - Alberta & NWT in support of The Arthritis Society.
Secure online donations can be made with your credit card and an electronic tax receipt will be sent to you by email. You can make an online donation now:
Kathleen will be raising funds to support proactive efforts directed towards prevention, diagnosis, treatment and a cure for arthritis. Your pledge will help give Hope to the nearly 4 million Canadians living with this debilitating disease.
For more information about the Jingle Bell Run - Alberta & NWT, or to join us on November 13, please visit www.arthritis.ca/alberta.
Thank you for your generous support.
The Arthritis Society AB & NWT
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.top
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