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2395) Sharon  Female

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Friday, 11 April 2014 17:30 Write a comment

Haili - funny I was thinking the same thing and then I remembered that they are old Army buddies. Funny how much I can forget.

The other night I could not remember how Michelle and Carla knew each other so well. They were looking through the photo album and Michelle said she remembered Carla's Mum's dressing gown. I understand that Michelle came to live with them when she was young. Is that correct?

Have a g reat weekend everyone! Cheers

2394) haili 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 17:21 Write a comment

Maybe someone can refresh my memory: when did Kal become friends with Gary and Owen? I don't remember them having anything to do with each other but Gary was talking to him like an old friend. Maybe I just glaze over every time the Windows come on.

I remember Mac and Myer painting and getting it all over the place, stumbling around and hitting each other with ladders etc., but Dumb and Dumber is another good comparison.
2393) Jeannie 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 17:07 Write a comment

Hi Bruce.
I started watching Corrie in the late winter and early spring of 1995.
I'd known about it before but never watched an episode. I guess I thought it was a bit dark.

My aunt from England was visiting with my mum and they were both hooked. I started watching with them and they were so gracious, filling me in on the characters' backstories, answering my many questions and so on.

My mother was ill at the time and she passed away that spring. I don't remember what the story lines were on Corrie during those weeks,but every time I watch it now I remember her and feel close to her.

2392) Monique 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 16:18 Write a comment

The first time I watched Corrie was in 1983. That year I worked in London England for the summer as part of the Students Working Abroad Program, or SWAP. I got a cushy summer job as an office clerk at the British Health Education Council. One day my coworkers were all excited and chanting "It's Coronation Street tonight!". I asked them what Coronation Street was and they said that everyone watches Coronation Street. I was too busy to watch TV while I was in London so when I got back to Montreal I made sure to watch it. I loved it because it reminded me of England, which I was missing a lot. Around the time I started watching, Ken was in the process of adopting Tracy. The first time I saw Ken and Deirdre they were in the Rovers and I didn't know who they were and I remember wondering what that handsome man was doing with that mousy girl. That was my honest first impression!

2391) Daphne  Female

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Friday, 11 April 2014 16:17 Write a comment

What beats me is how Gary survived for three weeks in the Army. He has learned no discipline whatsoever. He is a loose canon rolling around the deck in a very rough sea. I bet Owen is ruing the day he employed him. Dumb and dumber is a good name for them Mark. And now we have the blame game. They are both totally to blame. I remember when Owen called on some thug friends to have Jim roughed up. I'm surprised he hasn't resorted to those tactics, but maybe he thinks Phelan would have bigger and better thugs. Anyway I have no sympathy for any of them except perhaps Izzy and she chose Gary so she made her own bed.

I thought Kal was sweet too the way he gently let Stella down.

So Leanne and Nick are finished. She really put a lot of effort into being a wife didn't she? But then poor Nick was always second best for her wasn't he?

2390) joanne  Female

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Friday, 11 April 2014 16:15 Write a comment

Sorry, forgot to add that I felt sorry for poor Beth after reading the nasty things people said about her. Trust Norris to help someone else to feel bad about themselves. He's such a spiteful and petty little man! I like Beth ... didn't at first, but now I do ... underneath the brassy "trailer trash" attitude, she's got a good heart. Why do some people have to be so unkind? I know Corrie is "only a soap", but it happens in real life, too, and I have never understood it. That "Sticks and stones .." adage is completely wrong. Bruises may fade, but spiteful words stay in the mind forever and are never forgotten.

2389) joanne  Female

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Friday, 11 April 2014 16:09 Write a comment

Jeannie: Me neither!!! Thanks so much for clearing that up for me. I couldn't find it in any of my dictionaries, not even the Oxford.

Off topic: Was touched and very impressed by all the apparently sincere condolences and sorrow shown by all members of Parliament of all parties over the death of Jim Flaherty. Most unusual for s politician to be so respected by everyone for his integrity and decency. Too bad Flaherty had so little time to enjoy family and freedom after his retirement from politics, but he left behind a good reputation, which is rare these days.

I've given up on the Windasses for good. They lurch from one self-created catastrophe to another. No-one could be that stupid in real life. Is there a single working brain cell between the lot of them? Please, please, please let the PTB get them off the Street and put us out of their misery!!

2388) Lisa 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 16:05 Write a comment

Somebody has a good memory! It ran for one year and with re-runs.

Mack & Myer for Hire is an American sitcom that aired in syndication from 1963 to 1964. The show starred Mickey Deems and Joey Faye. Each episode was approximately 12 minutes long and these were re-run well into the 1970s. (The series was produced by Sandy Howard and directed by Edward Sutherland. Sutherland had also directed film comedies with Laurel and Hardy and W.C. Fields.)

Mack and Myer are two handymen, doing jobs for hire. In one episode, they are seen doing things like building a fence. However, their attempts at getting rich quick usually backfired, resulting in comedy. Sometimes the situations revolved around a common everyday problem (i.e. getting a good night's sleep).

2387) Lisa 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 16:05 Write a comment

Somebody has a good memory! It ran for one year and with re-runs.

Mack & Myer for Hire is an American sitcom that aired in syndication from 1963 to 1964. The show starred Mickey Deems and Joey Faye. Each episode was approximately 12 minutes long and these were re-run well into the 1970s. (The series was produced by Sandy Howard and directed by Edward Sutherland. Sutherland had also directed film comedies with Laurel and Hardy and W.C. Fields.)

Mack and Myer are two handymen, doing jobs for hire. In one episode, they are seen doing things like building a fence. However, their attempts at getting rich quick usually backfired, resulting in comedy. Sometimes the situations revolved around a common everyday problem (i.e. getting a good night's sleep).

2386) Lisa 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 15:43 Write a comment

Somebody has a good memory! It ran for one year and with re-runs.

Mack & Myer for Hire is an American sitcom that aired in syndication from 1963 to 1964. The show starred Mickey Deems and Joey Faye. Each episode was approximately 12 minutes long and these were re-run well into the 1970s. (The series was produced by Sandy Howard and directed by Edward Sutherland. Sutherland had also directed film comedies with Laurel and Hardy and W.C. Fields.)

Mack and Myer are two handymen, doing jobs for hire. In one episode, they are seen doing things like building a fence. However, their attempts at getting rich quick usually backfired, resulting in comedy. Sometimes the situations revolved around a common everyday problem (i.e. getting a good night's sleep).

2385) Gail 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 15:35 Write a comment

I remember as a kid in the 60's I would often see *Coronation Street* listed in the TV guide we would take out of the pages of the Toronto Star every week and I would wonder what it was but never watched it. The first time I saw it was in late 1973. I just happened across it as the opening credits were rolling one afternoon on CBC which was one of the few channels we got in Thompson, Manitoba! I watched a bit of the first scene which was a scene with Elsie and Len sitting at a kitchen table drinking tea! I didn't start to watch regularly until about 1981. We were a couple of years behind at that point and Deirdre was pregnant with *R Tracy*! I've been watching faithfully since.

2384) TerryM 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 14:43 Write a comment

I remember that time when CBC skipped all those months of episodes. But what I remember the most was that they offered viewers transcripts of the missing episodes for free, if you just sent for them.
I didn't, and I've kicked myself ever since. Anyone who might have those transcripts have a real collectors item!

2383) Hey Jude 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 14:22 Write a comment

Haili: I don't know who Mac and Myer are, but I was thinking more along the lines of Dumb and Dumber (Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels)!LOL
A bit of a spoiler*: I read somewhere that Carla does not go through with the abortion (of course she doesn't).

2382) haili 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 12:32 Write a comment

Now the idiot Gary can be done for B&E, as if assault wasn't enough; and he's got form as they say! The Window gang is a bit like watching the 3 Stooges or Mack and Myer.

Will Carla go through with her termination? Probably not or the drama would be over. I'll bet she gets cold feet and runs out at the last minute - maybe in one of those little white gowns that don't hide much.

I kind of enjoyed Beth who was lapping up all the attention until Norris had to spoil it for her.
2381) Plaid Cat  Female

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Friday, 11 April 2014 07:19 Write a comment

I first began watching Corrie in the early 70's so I guess I was 13 or 14. I remember CBC would air it for a year or two then it would stop and then they would replay the same episodes. It was when I moved out to Alberta in the late 80's that I began watching on a regular basis.

I don't know if anyone else mentioned this, ( and I don't feel like scrolling back a page or two ), but Sue Johnson ( Gloria)was the one who narrated A Moving Story.

2380) Leah  Female

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Friday, 11 April 2014 03:56 Write a comment

Interesting question about our ages when we started watching Corrie. I can't remember exactly. Probably when it was first aired in Canada, but I don't know when that was. I'm guessing I was 15 because that was in the early sixties. I can recall it in black and white and Ken Barlow as a very young man. Sorry not to be more specific.
2379) Jeannie 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 01:41 Write a comment

Hi Joanne. A cow plat is the equivalent to cow dung.
I would be okay about using it in scrabble but I wouldn't want it for a surname. :)

2378) Lise 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 01:29 Write a comment

Hey Jude, yes, he did say he wanted more time with his family.
It's a tough job, being a politician. He was living in a condo in Ottawa while his wife and I suppose his kids were living in T.O. I didn't know he was born in Lachine, Quebec.

2377) Hey Jude 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:56 Write a comment

Lise: That might be true, but for now he was just wanting to spend time with his family.

I also saw Tom Mulcair get choked up, so did Rob Ford and Harper. Tonight I will toast him with some Irish Cream.

2376) Ann  Female

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:52 Write a comment

All the very best, Yukon Linda, hope you had a great day !! big grin

2375) Chris  Male

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:28 Write a comment

Bruce, your memory is likely better than mine; I do remember there was a large separation in time between the weekday episodes and Sunday's omni. I purchased my first VCR just so that I could tape Corrie which was on mid-afternoon during weekdays and I also taped Sunday's omni. Can't remember how many episodes a week I was able to watch, but it must have been at least six. Those were the days. smile
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Happy Birthday, Yukon Linda!
balloons

2374) joanne 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:19 Write a comment

Hadn't heard about Jim Flaherty. Sorry to hear it. He was a good man and an excellent Finance Minister. He kept Canada afloat when all around were sinking.

Jeannie: Plat/Platt? What is the significance of that surname you mentioned? I know of Pratt/Prat, meaning nowadays an idiot or (old-time)an a.. (i.e., buttock), but Plat/Platt is new to me. Curious because I'm always looking for new words for "Scrabble" but don't want to use an objectionable one. Thanks.

2373) Lise 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:09 Write a comment

Ditto Marion - the Tax Free Saving Account is great!

2372) Lise 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:06 Write a comment

party time
Happy Birthday Linda!!

2371) Bruce 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:03 Write a comment

Chris, actually wasn't it more than six months that we lost? It was close to a year I think. I remember it very well as I was the one who missed them all! Never forgave CBC for doing that.

2370) Lise 

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Friday, 11 April 2014 00:01 Write a comment

Marion-I am not a Conservative either -far from it! But I did have a lot of respect for Jim Flaherty.
Hey Jude - when JF retired, I read somewhere that he had a job waiting for him in the private sector -in New York City I think.
He and his wife Christine Elliot have 3 sons. (triplets)

Thanks Sheila.

2369) Sheila  Female

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:41 Write a comment

Lise - I don't know why you wouldn't have been able to paste a paragraph - I don't think there's anything in my settings to prevent it. Feel free to try again!

2368) haili 

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:40 Write a comment

I'm not saying how old I was at the time but the first time I saw Corrie it was in black and white and only on 2 days a week. I missed several decades but saw some re-runs on the Women's Channel and have been watching now for about 20 years.

2367) Chris  Male

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:28 Write a comment

Bruce, great question to ask.

First time I saw Corrie was in about 1981/82 when I visited my cousin in York for the first time. After having tea we were all supposed to go out to a local pub which I was looking forward to as I had never before been to a 'proper' English pub. lol But before we could go out, we all sat down in front of the telly to watch Corrie. I had never heard of the program before. Straight away, I fell in love with characters like Hilda, Stan, Eddie, etc. smile When I returned home I found that CBC had been airing it for years. From that one viewing I was pretty much hooked and have been watching it regularly for over three decades. eek!

Does anyone remember around the early-to-mid-80s, CBC was running weekday episodes which were not repeated in Sunday's omni? I think Sunday's omni episodes were from six months earlier than the weekday episodes. Or, was it the other way round? Anyway, CBC eventually synchronized weekday episodes with Sunday's omni. Some viewers were angry because they lost six months worth of episodes. frown

2366) Marion 

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:12 Write a comment

R.I.P. Jim Flaherty
I'm not a Conservative, but I just read up on him. I definitely use TFSAs, and I think abolishing the penny was a good idea. Seems like he was a very good man. I saw Thomas Mulcair on TV very choked up giving his condolences.
So very very young. His wife sounds like a good politician too (words I rarely say).
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