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Name: Howard Nickerson
Location: Yarmouth N.S.
Comments: Looking for old school mates from Southend school
Name: gerald gallagher
Location: mitchell ontario
Comments: hello anybody that remembers me write to me please
Location: Ancaster, Ontario
Comments: Looking for a map so I can find "Perry Rd, Caleton" Thanks -ken
Name: Gregory Nickerson
Comments: Am looking for information regarding family. Gregory L. LeBlanc, (formerly of Sandford), Raymond LeBlanc, Craig LeBlanc, Rachael LeBlanc, (worked in the hospital kitchen for years), and Tim Adams. Please email me any information, as I'd like to catch up with them. It's been a long time, and I'm not the SOB I used to be. Amends need to be made. Thanks. Ps... I miss good old Yarmouth. It'll always be home for me.
Name: Glenn Burger
Comments: Gender Bias in Employment
Dear Mayor Crosby:
Since the late 1960's, the womens' groups and feminists have complained publicly (and justifiably so) that the managerial and executive ranks in most corporations are almost exclusively male. They claim that this discriminatory work enviroment keeps women out of high paying, decision making positions and is unfair. Demonstrably, the womens' groups are right. Researching an accusation such as this seems silly. All one has to do is go and look. Women are disadvantaged in the employment marketplace.
However, there is a provocative and contradictory view regarding this gender bias in employment issue that is not as widely disseminated in the media but which can readily be found on the world wide web.
This view holds that those same employers excoriated by the feminists implemented hiring policies for white collar staff (in contrast to management) which gave almost all of the staff jobs to women because women not likely to be vulnerable to compulsory military service in the event of war. The employers have been doing this since 1945.
During WWII, those employers lost a lot of their staff expertise to the military as their then male white collar staffers left for the war. During the war, the women proved their employability and it was obvious they would never have the potential to be cannon fodder in future wars as their male counterparts were so at war's end the employers kept the men who were lucky enough to return from the war off staff. That is, the men coming back just were not rehired.
Male management. Female staff. The major white collar corporations structured this employment environment at the end of the Second World War. We still have the same corrupt, arbitrary employment environment today.
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Does this email give you a different "take" on the gender bias in employment issue? If you find the view interesting, why not discuss it with your friends and, particularly, your colleagues. If at all possible, I have sent them a copy of this email. Also, if you or anyone that you know would like to post this email on the "web", please feel free to do so.
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Name: Gayle Robinson
Location: Collingwood, Ontario
Comments: Yarmouth, is the town of my birth. It is with great
pride that I look foward to comming home to visit. The salty smell
of the air and the unique shops on the Main street along with the most
friendly people in the world make me proud to call it my birthplace.
Comments: Love your Web Sight.Just found it.Sure brings back a lot of memories from my childhood days.
Name: Thomas V D'entremont
Location: Peabody, Ma USA
Comments: My daughter,wife, & I visited last summer. My grandfather
was born in lower west pubnico, his name was Jim Victor. His sister was
Esther Surrette, her son Melvin is my 2nd cousin. You have a beautiful
place. I loved it when I was there last summer.
Name: Mel Chute
Location: chocorua, NH usa
Name: Lynn Hemeon
Comments: I am looking for information on The Wyman Brothers Furniture
Company from Yarmouth.
Name: Lynette Burbine
Location: Rhode Island, USA
Comments: I am researching my Babin ancestry roots. I have learned my great, great gradfather's name was Theophile Babin - born about 1851 in Acadia (or Belleville), Nova Scotia. He married Adeline Borque about 1876 in St Anne Du Ruisseau, Nova Scotia. They had a son Joseph Alcide Babin (Burbine)born about 1884 in Belleville - who is my great gradfather. Any assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
Joseph Alcide Burbine married Laura Meuse (Muise). They resided
- and are buried - in Connecticut, USA
Comments: I love Yarmouth it is one of the best places to visit in the
summer it is beautiful!
Comments: I just wanted to commend you for your efforts on updating information on Argyle Head. I own some land in the area where blueberry's are harvested. There are two hills that are visible from 103 on the left looking northward, I have the first hill(northern) off of Crowelltown road. There are two wells and a number of old foundations on the property. If there is any information about the settlers, I'd be interested.
Name: Peter Kenney
Location: New Minas N.S.
Comments: Am looking for an old photograph of the house which sat on Cain's Hill in Chebogue Yar.Co.N.S. Vernon Cook lived there for a number of years. There is to be a Cook's family re-union this summer and would like a picture of the old house
Name: joanne crowell (Goodwin)
Comments: Hi There!
Name: Nancy Robinson
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Comments: I was interested in checking out your site as I have just discovered that my great and great-great grandfathers lived in Argyle and Argyle Head. Their names were Jacob Seeley b. 1861 and Anthony Seeley b. 1826. I am interested in learning more about them and where they were from.
Name: Mary Ruth Giglio
Location: Medford, Ma.
Comments: Great site. I grew up on Surette's Island. My husband and
I will be spending 3 months this Summer on the Island. Looking forward
Name: Jenny bean
Location: Truro NS
Comments: I am looking for a 2 bedroom apartment near college
in Yarmouth Nova Scotia .Reasonable.We have a dog.School trained.
Name: Phyllis Mundell
Comments: Enjoy your web site very much! Next best thing to being
in NS, which I hope to be in next few weeks. Hope the southshore has a
good, warm summer, last year was too cold.
Name: Harvey Malone
Location: Findlay Ohio
Comments: Graduated from Vocational School in 1954. Great town.
Would love to hear from locals who could give me some of
Location: New Brunswick
Comments: Hi all.
A long time ago there was a girl who graduated in 1991 from IMDH..named Jenny Kallio, her dad was a doctor there.
If anyone remembers her...email me.......
Name: Stacey (Surette) Crawford
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Comments: Hi, my father's side of the family is from Surette's Island.
I have visited a few times but havent been able to get back in a few years
now. I love it!!!!! and miss it very much. My friend
sent this link to me to take a look. Just wanted to drop in and say
"Hello"! So glad so see its out there!
Location: Shilo MB
Comments: Hello, itís been a long time since I've been home, I have
lived in Shilo MB among many other places for the last 20 years and I'm
finally heading back East. This time for good, I'm going to put in my time
and then retire hopefully back to Yarmouth but who knows. I left home in
88 and have been every where since. I was born and raised in Yarmouth and
I had some awesome times there and some not so great but I hope I can call
it home again some time soon. But you can bet I'll be back to visit every
chance I get.
Name: CAROL & CURTIS PURDY
Location: CALGARY ALBERTA
Comments: WE ARE FORMER RESIDENTS OF YARMOUTH & ARCADIA A
GREAT JOB WELL DONE ON THE YARMOUTH & AREA GUEST BOOK VERY IMPRESSED
WITH THE ARCADIA PHOTOS INCLUDING MY OLD HOMESTEAD ON MAIN STREET.
Name: DOROTHY EVANS HATFIELD
Location: OROMOCTO NEW BRUNSWICK
Comments: HI I AM ORIGINALLY FROM ARGYLE HEAD I WAS A HATFIELD
MY FATHERS NAME WILLIAM B HATFIELD MOTHER MAUDE HATFIELD MY SON IN
ONT SENT ME THIS INFORMATION SO VERY PLEASED TO RECEIVE IT A LOT OF GOOD
INFORMATION THANK YOU VERY MUCH .
Name: Holly Muise
Comments: Hi lovely site. What I am wondering is if anyone has a picture
of the Kmart that used to be in Yarmouth? If so could I please have a copy,
it would be greatly appreciated. I worked there many years ago and would
love to have a pic.
Name: Theresa Taylor
Comments: To Lennie Nickerson, and Betty Sweeney, 2 of the nicest women
I've ever met. I think of you often and cherish the memories. Many of the
dishes I have made and received compliments for over the years, I credit
to you and your patience and expertise. To Betty, I couldn't have had a
better place to work when I lived in Yarmouth. You and Andy, Nanny and
Bompi, Tootsie, and your entire family, the serenity, the scenery, peace
and family values I was surrounded with every day remain in my heart for
Name: Brenda Ann Carlton
Location: North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Comments: Looking up Ansectoral name.
Location: yar ns
Name: al muse
Comments: My family came to the united states from Yarmouth Nova Scotia.
My last name is Muse but believe it was spelled Muise and my great great
grandfather's name was Alexis P. Muise. It was my great grand father
would came to massachusetts in approximately 1905. We are looking
foward to taking a trip to Nova Scotia and visting where my family came
from. Thanks everything looks beautiful there.
Name: Alan Lewis
Comments: I am descended from Jeremiah Sabean> Benjamin Sabean> Benjamin Sabean/Rachel Mullen> Hiram Sabean/Sarah Isabell Lewis who changed their name when they left Nova Scotia for Washington state to Sabin> Ralph Lewis Sabin (b. 1898) my maternal grandfather.
I would love to hear from any cousins as I have only been learning of
my Nova Scotia roots.
Name: Aaron Birenbaum
Location: Riverside, CA USA
Comments: Ranald MacKinnon is my ancestor. Yes, I'm one of probably
thousands... Anyway, my grandfather was Charlie Brown if you want to go
from there. I'm 25 years old and majoring in History at the University
of California here in Riverside. Not much to say really, except that History
tends to be more of what we make it than what it was. Hope to be dropping
by Argyle for the July festivals. If you have any info or would like to
contact me please send me a message.
Name: Bill Compton
Location: Bill Compton, New York, usa, New York
Comments: Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks
Name: Lawrence E. Dell
Comments: Being a member of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association finding
a canoe, cedar ribs and planking with fiberglass skin inscribed "Hand
Crafted by Willard Hewey , Lake Annis, N. S." was a treasure in itself.
What could only add to its beauty would be any information about
the maker, its purpose, e.g. camp, hunting,fishing, personal recreation?
Should this information be forwarded to me it will be given to the next
to inherit the canoe. Thanks to any and all to respond.
Name: Duncan McDonald
Location: Kettering UK
Comments: Have looked at your sit a lot these last months as we are
emigrating to Yarmouth County as i start a new job in Yarmouth this summer(June
22nd). Its great that you have all this current information available,
as its very useful for potential immigrants.
Location: New York CIty
Comments: I grew up in Overton: ov0083.jpg
Name: Mary-Ann Mouritz
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Comments: My name is MaryAnn Mouritz of Perth, Western Australi and I am the grand-daughter of a John Henderson Gavel from Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia, and I am looking for connections from the Gavel's of Gavelton, Nova Scotia, who believe they may have some connection to us in Australia.
I have an aunt Louise Gavel, who visited Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in the
1970's, who is still living in Condobolin, (nee Calton). Louise is the
youngest daughter of John Henderson Gavel, as above, and my mother is Ann
Henderson Tunks (nee Gavel) of Condobolin, also still living there.
Please contact me if you believe you have some connection, as I am very
interested to discover the origins of the Gavel family, pre-Nova Scotia
and some of the history of Nova Scotia itself and in relation to Canada
My daughter, Katey Ann Mouritz recently joined the Australian Navy and
by doing so, has highlighted to us the historical sea-faring history of
the family. She is a navigation officer and that is a similar position
to which George Miller is believed to have held upon his "uncle's" ship,
upon his arrival to Australian shores. Seafaring is perhaps common to some
families, but does not seem so to those of us who have spent several generations
living in the inner regions of Australia upon the land, although it is
a passtime many Australians have.
Name: Terry Annis
Location: Vancouver wash. usa
Comments: I have to visit this place, some of the happening are so
Comments: hi Mom [Laura] it is sar i hope you having a fun time love
Name: Don E Hazelton
Location: Burlington Ontario
Comments: It was good to see all the names of the kids I went to school
with,Yarmouth was always on our holidays plans,last time was in 2005.
Thanks for a good job well done.
Name: Bruce Bain
Location: Winipeg Manitoba
Comments: I am trying to find out if the road that joins Israel
Allen Road and Peterson Road in Pembroke has a name.A D.O.T. Road
Map 1999 shows it with #449 beside it,but that could be used for who does
the maintenance on that stretch of road.Any help woud be appreciated.
Name: Lorna R. Smith
Location: Prince edward island
Comments: Looking for seniors Apartments in your area. 1-2 bedrooms.
Name: Jan Weems
Location: Burlington, WI, USA
Name: Brenda Crosby Cunningham
Location: Maple Ridge B.C.
Comments: Hi, Just thought I'd try & see if anyone rembers me
would like to get in touch. We will be back in N.S. this July for
a vacation. So good to find this site & see some shots of home
Name: tibby martin
Location: Lr. East Pubnico
Comments: I have lived in 4 provinces and Nova Scotia is up there with
Name: Don (The Butcher)
Location: Cle Elum, washington
Comments: This photo was just brought into our meat martket here in
Cle Elum, Wa. (Owens Meats) by a local who does underwater log recovery.
He told us that this shark was caught up in some hooks and cable line from
a commercial dogfisherman and he responded to a radio call and asked for
his help. Jim Smith told us that he responded and hoisted the fish
onto his boat with a cable wrapped around it's head up the ramp of his
old naval torpedo recovery boat, which is 70 feet long and that while it
was being drug up the ramp it was rocking his boat as the shark was going
crazy just prior to dying. Jim pointed out that it was him standing next
to the shark on the dock, which honestly looked just like him. This all
happened inside Grays Harbor by West Port Washington. Jim told us
that the shark was a great white and measured 15 feet long. We enjoyed
the story untill coming across your web page.
Name: Dick Mattinson
Location: 12 Shephard Pl New Hamburg On
Comments: I will be returning "home" for the first time since 1969.
I was born in Carlton so will also be spending time there. Anything you
can send will be appreciated, we leave June 28th and should be in Yarmouth
sometime around July 8th. We will be camping so we are especially interested
in area campgrounds.
Name: William J Muise
Location: Yarmouth NS
Comments: Hello, My name is William Muise & I am from Yarmouth & am looking to start up a new business for people mainly in the Tri-counties where you can list anything from automobiles to antiques for sale, Online!
The site address is http://ForSaleNS.com.
Items can be listed for a ONE TIME fee until they sell, there is NO word limit, & it includes a full COLOUR photo!
Also, if you are unable to send a picture or don't own a digital camera, let us know & for a small fee, we will take the picture FOR YOU & upload the ad!!
I'm looking at generating a lot of interest to the site so people's ads get the most exposure possible, so check it out now!
Name: Linda Lou (Comeau) Hicks
Comments: I was trying to Find some family history and came across this
site. I remember visiting our Gradndparents Edmond and Irene (Landry)
Comeau as a family vaction with my parents Edmond and Louise (Harrington)
Comeau Jr. and siblings Barbara,Steven,Donna and Nancy ,along with my Uncle
David and his family. My Grandparents lived near or next door to Sweeney's
Farm. I remember watching the birth of a calf and walking down the road
to MOO at the cows.My Baby sister Nancy getting Squirted by someone milking
a cow and hanging out with Aunt Susan Comeau. I understand that My Grandparents
home is still in the Family and my Uncle Carl and wife Tippy reside there
Name: Loretta Hurlburt
Location: Yarmouth, N.S., Canada
Comments: Greetings, I am seeking information on the Muise branch of
my family tree and am hoping someone can assist me. I very recently came
across my great grand-mother's death certificate and that is what inspired
me to TRY and find out more. This is what I have thus far: Mary Martha
Muise b.June 28, 1871, Surette's Is., d. Dec. 29, 1944, Yarmouth,
Name: Pamela Morgan(Thibeau)
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Comments: I've often visited this site and even though things don't changed too much, it's still nice to view it all again. I moved away back in 1986 to live in Calgary, Alberta but would love to get back sometime with my family so that they can experience the childhood that made me who I am today. Kemptville is truely a great place for young and old alike.....great family and friends. Keep improving!
Name: Vic Robicheau
Location: Saint John N.B.
Comments: very nice to get this about yarmouth on computer, orginally
lived there, near hospital. called tin pot road, .....milton highlands,
been here in saint john since 1975, go home usually once a year to visit,
my wife Mary has relatives in Brenton, .....the Blauvelts ....a
very big family.. again i enjoy everything about yarmouth on this
site, very good work on your part, Vic Robicheau
Name: Vic Robicheau
Location: Saint John N.B.
Comments: chegoggin is still a nice little village, was there last year
when came home for a visit, went to chegoggin school back in the 50's.
a one room school, good old days, ...lived on the tin pot road, which is
milton highlands now . moved to N.B. in 1975, have relatives here
still. yarmouth, pikneys point, and ohio.... married girl from ohio , Mary
Blauvelt, have lots of relatives in brenton and ohio,,,, you have done
a very good job puttin this site together, hope you keep doin it.
Location: South Ohio
Comments: Surette's Island is the best :) grew up right on title road!
Comments: Ik ben op zoek jonge jenever in Engeland, olifant of hartevelt
of anders , maar kan vind 't niet. Hulp nodig.
Comments: Can't wait also to take Road Trip Course but could not sign
up online. help..... My son and I just took the P.R.I.D.E. class and enjoyed
Name: Anne BT
Comments: Hi everyone--if you have visited Digby/St. John/Yarmouth/South
West Nova or plan to; own a home there or have company that comes from
the states or you go there--or to Ontario--your imput is needed!
Comments: Just watched Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness. What an awesome
lesson in forgiveness, that we should all be faithful in practicing. Sorry
for your loss...but thank you for your courage. Thank you for the work
you are doing with our teens. My prayers are with you.
Location: Estero Fl
Comments: I lived in Port Maitland until I was nine years old.I lived
at the shore and my sister and I had a wonderful childhood there. My father
was Lloyd Churchill and my mother was Leah Crowell. My Grandfather
was Clayton Chuurchill and my grandmother was wretha Sollows My
maternal grandparents were Elton Crowell and susanna Smith.I would
like hear from any one of the family.
Comments: Looking for Susan Jeffrey who posted here on Des Carter. Violetta
Carter was my great-great aunt. We thought Des was an only child, and
there were no other family members. Please contact me. My mother would
Comments: really like the site - loads of great info but just one thing
missing... house rental information. I am looking to relocate to
Yarmouth and looking at renting a house - can anyone help me. otherwise,
great work keep it up!
Comments: Very good site,really enjoyed my visit and reading your guestbook
Location: Puerto Rico
Comments: We'll be traveling to NS in late July. Could you recommend
a good place to have lunch or dinner in your area?
Name: carole ottino(Allen
Location: Carver, Massachusetts
Comments: My late husband Richard Maynard Allen-Ottino and myself have
spend many summers in Carlton with our four children, visiting family,grandmother
Jane Saunders Allen,uncles and aunts- Arthur Allen,Judson Allen, Gerta
Allen, Frances Gray, Keith Allen, Elmer Allen and all the cousins especially
his cousin Victor Hurlbert, my husband spent a summer when he was 12 with
the Gray's, and from the time he was 23 until his death at 58 in 1994 he
always enjoyed comming home.
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