View Full Version : O.T. but true

G.A. Ewen
11-27-2003, 06:13 PM
You Know You Are From Northern Ontario When:
> > >
> > >>>>>1. Your idea of a traffic jam is three cars waiting to pass a
> > >>>>>logging
> > >truck on the highway.
> > >
> > >>>>>2. "Vacation" means going to Sudbury for the weekend. 3. You
> > >>>>>measure distance in hours.
> > >
> > >
> > >>>>>4. You know several people who have hit moose more than once.
> > >
> > >>>>>5. You often switch from heat to air-conditioning in the same
> > >>>>>day.
> > >
> > >>>>>6. You use a down comforter in the summer.
> > >
> > >>>>>7. Your grandparents drive at 65 mph through 13 feet of snow
> > >>>>>during a
> > >raging blizzard.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>8. People wear hunting clothes at social events.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>9. You install security lights on your house and garage and
> > >>>>>leave both unlocked.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>10. You think of the major food groups as moose meat, fish, and
> > >>>>>blue berries
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>11. You carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how
> > >>>>>to use them.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>12. There are 4 empty cars running in front of Canadian Tire at
> > >>>>>any given time.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>13. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a
> > >>>>>snowsuit.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are
> > >>>>>filled with snow.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>15. You think lingerie is tube socks and flannel pyjamas.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>16. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter
> > >>>>>just about winter.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>17. It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item - even
> > >>>>>when you're in a rush because you stop and talk to everyone in
> > >>>>>town.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>18. You actually understand these jokes and forward them to your
> > >>>>>friends from Northern Ontario.
> > >>>>>

Just thought I'd let you kmow where I come from. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-27-2003, 06:48 PM
You might add:

When you hear shots fired in the neighbourhood nobody calls 911.

You don't even have 911 service.

You start tuning your snow machine in August.

You start using it in September.

It costs more than your pickup.


G.A. Ewen
11-27-2003, 07:01 PM
All true Evan, all true.

11-27-2003, 07:40 PM
Also sounds like Northern New Hampshire, or north Wyoming. I would like Northern Ontario.

Thanks for the post.

charlie coghill
11-27-2003, 08:16 PM
We forgive you northen people.

11-27-2003, 09:12 PM
Wait until you hear the northern lights, then you really are up north http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

11-27-2003, 10:34 PM
Thanks for the laugh, lots of good points.


11-29-2003, 12:42 AM
You know you live in western Canada when the eastern biased media has declared the Liberal government the landslide winner already and it is only noon in Vancouver on election day...(What, we don't need those pesky polls to close to tells us who should rule, no sir!)

11-29-2003, 10:20 AM
a couple more

If you judge a pickups worth by what percentage of a cord of firewood it can haul .

If you have spent more than an hour debating brands of chainsaw.

if you ask you co-worker every morning if the lake at his house has froze over yet

where you went parking as a teenager was an iceroad.

11-29-2003, 11:40 PM
Iceroad? Please explain. Hay fields worked fine, fields worked fine, woods nookie cannot be beat either, water places work well also. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

G.A. Ewen
11-30-2003, 12:01 AM
Iceroads are used in this country to get to places that require a boat or plane in the summer. Just north of my home they put an iceroad across the Abitibi river every winter. A ferry is used in summer. An iceroad is also used from Moosonee up the west coast side of James Bay to the isolated communities that are scattered along the coast. It is used to transport machinery and other supplies that are to heavy to transported by air or boat. They are also used by loggers to transport timber out of areas with a lot of swamp.

[This message has been edited by G.A. Ewen (edited 11-30-2003).]

11-30-2003, 12:52 AM
Read "Dennison's Iceroads" it is about the iceroads carved into Northern Canada's Arctic from Edmonton to supply the north with goods in winter. True story. Know the man, have his autograph. Part of Canada's amazing past. The truck driver really were nuts to do this, they risked their lives and often lost trucks under the ice. They still run the ice roads, now they go out to the new diamond mines until it thaws.

11-30-2003, 01:20 AM

A road across a frozen body of water or a river. Made by the help of nature with extreme cold and some assistance by man. Water may be pumped from bore holes in the nearby ice and sprayed on the ice to thicken it. The real trick is deciding when it is no longer safe to traverse in the spring. Every year we have people that drive their pickup/snowmobile/plane etc on the ice when it is starting to turn black (thin). Crack, snap, glug, see ya.

BTW, here every year we have outhouse races on the lake Lac La Hache (axe lake), just a few miles south of here.

11-30-2003, 12:40 PM
Substitue some of the words like snow,moose and ice road and it sounds like so.Mississippi http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Winter sounds like summer here,almost summer,summer.still f@%^&$#@@%!#%%$^hot!!@$!$^%&@$%^!summer

11-30-2003, 10:29 PM
Weird: I was thinking about some of the gals I "made out with"> Derned if anyone is gonna talk me into "making out" with those gals on any ice road!!!! The ice would melt!

Thats one way I never thought of dieing. The bridge over the Little Biloxi, going to Woolmarket used to be a nice parking place, One Juke joint to stop at, a path along the river, soft place to sit. Used to keep an old army blanket stowed at a nice place.
Some times I needed it. Some time I forgot it was there and did not need it. All those gals are about 70 now http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif. Ice roads tsk tsk

charlie coghill
11-30-2003, 11:06 PM
You have got to be a dirty old man. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//tongue.gif

12-01-2003, 01:15 AM
charlie, truth is, I never was the man I used to be. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif