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Hi, I'm 45 and I lived on the base until I was 9 years old. My family moved just as my 3rd grade ended. I have many fond childhood memories of Camp Shilo and Waggle Springs. No one here believes me when I say there was a place there with sand dunes called the Carbery Dessert!(forget the spelling but I rember the sand!)I love your site. Keep up the memories!

Added: June 14, 2006
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Ken - Zoe - Bill ..........Sure does bring back memories doesn't it! Oh, by the way Bill, believe it or not, (not saying I'm a pack rat) but I still have all of my 45 records. Plus I still have my dolls and a teddy bear that I got from my parents in Hemer, Germany when I was 7 yrs plus I also saved all the books my parents ever bought me (which I saved for my only daughter to read and now they are in her hands for my 3 grandchildren). Guess I am a pack rat, but it's nice that I saved this stuff to pass down! Take care everyone!

Added: June 6, 2006
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hj everyone.let me know about reunionfor 07

thank you
bob mckinnon

Added: June 3, 2006
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Kathie, Ken & Zoe: Now I remember that I got $1.00 weekly allowance on Fridays which was plenty. Get on the bus to Brandon on Sat. morning--go to that record shop that was on Rosser...can't remember the name..anyway, buy the latest 45 record..catch the bus back to Camp...go to strange Hall--shoot a couple of games of pool or go bowling...go back after supper to the movie for 25 cents..maybe go for a swim too. We were rich!!

Added: June 3, 2006
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Hi Kathy,
I've seen this many times. One day I sent it to my 28 yr old son.. thought he would get it.. he didn't! Came back with.. what's this? I don't get it.
So... if my kids don't understand and believe it, my grandkids sure won't.
It is truly amazing how fast the world is turning since we lived that life.
Does anyone remember Elmer the elephant?

Added: June 3, 2006
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Thanks for that Kathie,

Last year when I was 58, I recounted to my mother's grandaughter that when I was growing up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia the house my family rented was only thirty-two dollars a month. We cooked on a wood burning stove, with the wood pile taking up the back yard. The ice wagon would come around every day and the man would hand chip a block of ice to fit the ice box, and I used to help the milkman in the morning when he delivered fresh milk in glass bottles with his horse drawn milk wagon. I was five at the time.
Six years later when we moved to Shilo, every Saturday at the Ubique theatre a movie, popcorn and a drink were twenty-five cents total. When the theatre moved to Strange Hall, the movie price jumped to a quarter alone, but hey it was a brand new theatre. Two years later when the price jumped to a whopping forty cents, there was a huge public outcry and everyone threatened to pay with pennies.
Haircuts were twenty-five cents, hamburger, fries and a drink were a quarter, bus rides to Brandon were FREE! and priceless, for everything else there was (oops) no Mastercard!

Added: June 1, 2006
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One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

' television
' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill

There was no:

' radar
' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon.

-Your Grandfather and I got married first, . . . and then lived together.
-Every family had a father and a mother.
-Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
-And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."
-We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
-Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
-We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
-Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.
-We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
-Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
-Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.
-Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
-We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
-We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
-And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
-If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.
-The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.
-Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
-We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
-Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
-And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
-You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600,but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

In my day:

' "grass" was mowed,
' "coke" was a cold drink,
' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' " chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
' "software" wasn't even a word.

And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am?

This Woman would be only 58 years old!!!

Added: June 1, 2006
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Hi Gang trying to get in touch with some guys I hung out with in 64-65 would appreciate any info on Cliff Barr,Pete Mcmullen,Ian Townsend and Kieth(Cash)McCaul. Hope all of you are well and enjoying Life.................Tom

Added: May 30, 2006
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Hi Everyone, The 2007 PEPS reunion is still a go.
Will post info as soon as we can. Please email us at the above email address if you are interested so we can add your name to our list. Your reunion committee (Jimi Gray, Karla Kewell, and Brenda Douglas...

Added: May 23, 2006
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Hi all just heard about Shilobrats a few days ago.Ran into Rick Leclair and he mentioned it to me spent a bit of time tripping into the past.I was there for 1965-66 year,like I said great memories,this is a grand web-site,hope to hear from some of you in the future.All of you out there take care..................Tom Powell

Added: May 22, 2006
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