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Well Bill G, not just sure what you are correcting me on but we moved into a Q in Fort Henry Heights in 1954 and there were many Q's at that time. Did your family not move into one, when they came available.?

Good to here from u Bobby lol

You could just fly into the Kingston Airport and join us next summer.

Bill


Added: January 20, 2019
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Sorry, Bill Brown-correction-we were at that little Kingston RCE location until 1956-when my dad was posted to Gagetown, NB.

Cheers,
Bill G.


Added: January 19, 2019
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Hello Bill Brown--you old turkey! ( I mean that with affection, of course-just like Al Russel-another old turkey!)

Anyway, your notes about a Kingston Mini-Reunion always invoke early childhood memories--why??

Well, to make a long story short-my Dad's 35 year career with the Engineers (RCE) resulted in us (me- 2 years old + my 3 older brothers) residing on the shores of Lake Ontario (King Henry Heights-right?)-Nope-next door to the old Kingston Pen (fond early memories!)-at the intersection of now Kingston Street West & Alwington Place-where the Isabel Bader Centre (Queens University) now resides.

What? Well, when we lived there (1952-1959), there were about 3 or 4 H-Huts where we resided & some RCE shops and admin offices. Why? I have no idea-but my Dad was the head honcho, and they were doing Army maintenance activities in the Kingston area. Also, there was a beautiful Officers Mess on the lakeshore there with huge front windows & lawns-looking toward Wolfe Island.

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of the old lake freight ships passing by close to the shore.

Also, the Guards at the Kingston Pen. would throw candies over the huge fence to us little tykes waving to them!

I would love to cruise by that location and hoist a glass to those memories. (btw-the only other surnames from that time that I remember living at that location are "Pope" and "Malone".

Cheers,
Bill G.


Added: January 19, 2019
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I hope to see you at the Kingston Mini Reunion Al!!!

Added: January 18, 2019
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what does everyone think of having the reunion in Kingston on July 23rd, which is a Tues. I figure we are all retired or can get the time off with notice. There is a special 50's & 60's Theme night on the dinner cruise that night.

Added: January 17, 2019
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Bill Brown: You old people always looking for respect. I bet you look to get into the movies half price. Have a great 2019. Looking forward to the mini reunion in Kingston. Will try to attend. All the best Bill.

Added: January 11, 2019
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Floyd, Will here. ...Hmmmn do not know about the invisible ink. Musta been a problem on my other iPads. Same as my last posts. Chuckle. Lots of typ ‘o’. Was a many hat computer ‘techie’ after my second retirement and that’s how I larned all that typo stuff when I had to rely on ‘Microsoft’ spell checker. My iPads are not much improvememt although the actual iPads are quite a bit of much improvement. ..........I was out of touch for a bit for sure. .....I see there are other Shilo brats here and indeed on the west coast. ...Funny that I went thru RCAF training and Fire College with a chap by name of Al Russel and a very good friend but he was a ‘gentleman’ (wink wink) of the RCAF same as myself. We are all brothers in arms for sure including Army and Navy. I was an Army brat for years. ....I retired once more about seven years ago and although we still spend a lot of time with children my lovely wife and I do try to take time out for a cruise or a trip to see family. I do the fly fishing thing and am a gardener and landscaper and as well have always had and build or maintain a old classic muscle car. ....We do not travel much. There is so much to enjoy right here at home and around us. We are older now so I guess we have mellowed out. We get to Alberta once or twice a year and visit our two boys and their children. .....If I remember do you not have a brother named Danny? My brother Larry and I brought up his name in regard to Shilo memories. ....Being a bit long winded here so I will close for now. Be safe and look after your self. Hoorah for Shilo Brats.

Added: January 11, 2019
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Hey Bill, you old bugger. Nice to see you stopped using that invisible ink. I saw you post a few times but no comments were visible in the guestbook.

Added: January 11, 2019
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Hi Floyd. ...Will here. ...Things are fine here on th Island. Was 11 Celsius here this aft.. A bit of rain and cloudy skies. ....Pretty tough tho,shovelling the flowers off the driveway. ....We had a large family as well and all are back East (Halifax) where our family settled after my Dad retired and left Shilo in early 1960’s. ....Oldest brother Ernie passed on in ‘86. At sea. .Two sisters now passed as well. Only the seven bros left now. ..I am oldest now at 70. How time flies. A long way from kicking the can and Hop A Long Cassidy cap Huns and holsters for sure when we played in good ‘ol Shilo. My nephew had a career in PPCLI and spent several years in Shilo and Brandon. Good heath to you. BTW I see Al Russel posted. He mentioned he worked in Halifax on the Submarines. My brother Brent( a Shilo brat/born there) worked many years on the new Subs as a player/jointer. Still there and not quite retired as yet. Ever hear anything on Chris Evoy? We were pals. .....Two soms are in Hrande Prairie working on Oil/Gas. ..They do not seem to complain about the cold. I always like warmer weather and you know how cold Shilo winters were so I elected to make my home here on Bancouver Island. Lotus Land......

Added: January 10, 2019
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Hey Al and Floyd I just realized something. I am a year older so I am your elder, so show respect eh lol

Added: January 10, 2019
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