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~ Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, 2011 ~   Leave a comment

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Best Wishes to all for

all good thangs throughout the

Holiday Season …



Posted December 24, 2011 by Archie ~Grumps~ in Uncategorized

~ Christmas Goodness ~   3 comments

Christmas goodness partly in the form of a full belly of course. Always a time of year to be stuffin it to it for sure. A rather pleasant, and uneventful trip to the homestead in Burlington Christmas eve day for a big azz dinner of turkey ‘n Ham with all ‘a the fixins, then the annual open house complete with noshing on all nature of tasty treatiness the entire evening. Can you say STUFFED!!! Sure you can.

Comical thing Ma’s open house every Christmas eve. She bin doin it for as long as I can remember, and can count on a good group of the same folk showing up year after year without fail. Another bunch what show up most years missing the odd year hear ‘n there, then a few what show up occasionally. This year was only the first afore mentioned group of reliable comers showed up. Is just now dawning on my mind all they what didn’t show. Odd. But hey … Things to do, places ta go I spose. Was all good anyways, a lovely time.

Between Sam ‘n myself being armed with our cameras, being click happy ‘n all, there was well over two hundred pictures ta sift through. That’d be my job of course *grins … *, and I managed ta whittle it down to a respectable eighty six picture photo album. Funny how that still seems a lot, but seemingly takes so little time ta go through ‘em. As per usual, for they who might be interested …

Christmas 2010 photo album ...

The wee midget what seems the star of the show is brother Russ’s, and Jane’s first grandchild, Madison. About a year, and three or four months of age now. They wee folk do so always seem magnetic to a camera lens. So yeah … Just call me Great Uncle Grumps!!! *bows head gigglin … * Scott and Melissa are so happy bout bein mom ‘n dad, they’ve already got the tin roof rusted again  with another bun in the oven. I’m not just sure, but do believe this one will be a summer baby. July, or August, me thinks. Of course, I could be wrong. Could be June. One can never be too sure ‘a these things without interrogation for details.

Then too, just in case that weren’t enough troughing, Sam and I went for dinner on boxing day to her homestead with brothers Bob ‘n Joe. Roast goose was on the menu for that one. Although I did take camera along, there were no pictures of that feast. Sam says Bob ‘n Joe aren’t too big on photos, so was just an enjoyable time of feasting, and palavering.

New Years right round the corner. The last few years I’ve not even made point of staying up til midnight. Will be the same this year again. A quiet relaxing evening watching a couple ‘a movies, a bottle of wine ta sippie on if’n we think to pick one up while we’re out, and hit the hay when it feels about that time. To those heading out, have fun, and stay safe. Planning ahead for a sober ride home goes a long ways twards both they goals. To all, Enjoy, and best wishes for all things good.

Ciao Fer Now …



Posted December 29, 2010 by Archie ~Grumps~ in Uncategorized

What’s up Grumps?? …   4 comments


Jackie & slouch 

      Have I fallen off ‘a the edge ‘a the world?? Come on Now!! Everyone knows what the world is round. Have I bin involved in an fiery wreck of a helicopter crash, recovering in the intensive care hittin up on all ‘a the nurses?? Hmmmm … As interesting a thought, not at all the case.  Certainly, not much is bin up with I, ‘n the world ‘a Spaces. I’m thinkin that’s pretty much a given. I have been enjoying myself, ‘n keepin busy with a couple ‘a new ladies in me life. IMG_3502

      Firstly, there’s Sam. I plumb run out ‘a words ta describe ‘er. A beautiful gal of an peacefully charming, understanding, and accepting disposition. Smart as a whip, witty with a great sense of humour, almost always with a smile on her face. When not, you can rest assured that she is either sleeping, or that there is one near, and soon to follow. She’s a very outdoorsy kind ‘a gal, most comfortable canoeing, ‘n portaging through the wilderness. Great sport ta collaborate with in the kitchen, ‘n can ruffle the sheets as well as the next to ‘er. Man Oh Man!! That was some kind ‘a nastiness eking out ‘a her butt ta other night, I’ll tell you what!!! *sheepish grins … *

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      And then of course, there is this little fur baring, dum as a box ‘a rocks, flee infested vermin. Jackie’s her name, jackal’s her game. Picked her up in November at eleven months of age, ‘n dang near had her gived away twards mid of January. Just like a Dutch dog I tells ya. Wooden shoes, wooden head, ‘n wooden listen!!! Some serious second, third, forth, ‘n fifth thoughts, the decision was made ta give her a second chance. Dang glad I did, cause she’s finally figured out that ”yes, this is home, these is me peeps, ‘n I spose I’m not the top dog after all.” Conveniently with the better weather upon us, she can now be trusted to stay in the yard with the gate open, and doors to da’ Bunker agape. … While under close supervision, of course. Shepherd/Husky cross, so she is …

       Some drives through the countryside, hikes in local park areas ‘n nearby conversation areas, plenty enough baths for the canine fer all ‘a the mud she finds way through. Some quiet moments ta home with movies, spring cleanups on the properties, ‘n ‘a course all the day ta day busies what need also ta be done. Of time I do spend on the computer, is mostly editing photos, a few Photoshop projects I’ve worked on, and these last couple ‘a days, this video I’ve put tagether with ‘Windows Movie Maker’. Turned out not too shabb considerin it started out as nothin more than a wasted bit ‘a time ta check out the program, so figured ta upload ‘n share it with whomever cares ta hit the play button. In review, I spose I could say it’s four ‘a my gals just ‘being’. Enjoy if’n ya wish. … 

      That’d be what I would call the ‘RDCV’ of what good ole Grumps is bin up to.  Still haven’t found it in me ta set ‘n type out any ‘a the standard fare, but hey … Never say never. Here’s hopin yer havin a grand time …

      Ciao Fer Now …


Posted May 7, 2009 by Archie ~Grumps~ in Uncategorized

~ Da Billboard ~   10 comments

Glory built on selfish principles

is shame and guilt.

                                       William Cowper (1731 – 1800)

A Special Place … fer ta put any generic shameless ads ‘n  self promotions.

I see em all over da place these days so figured …

“Here’s a Thought ! ! “

That’s right … Just like on the sides ‘a the highways …


“A Billboard ! ! “


Does it Get Any Better Than This ! ! ! 



PS: . Management of "da Bunker" reserves the right to delete any shameless "ad" and/or

 "self promotion" deemed to be a shameless ad and/or self promotional.  





Posted March 19, 2006 by Archie ~Grumps~ in Uncategorized

Twas the Night Before Christmas – by Clement Clarke Moore   7 comments

Slouch copy invert Is The last sleep Kiddies ! ! !

  And no cheatin now eh ! ! . If’n ya wants that Crotchety old Fuzzy Faced, Rolly Polly Red Suited Cookie Crunchin, Milk Guzzlin Fat Boy we all ‘a come ta know ‘n love as Santa Clause ta be comin by tonight …. Well you know the rules. The large lad won’t be showin up till ya all is sound asleep with yer little peepers in the "see ya in the mornin" mode.

     Oh and one thing I learned at a very young age is that the old boy has a lot ‘a stops ta make ‘n can only cary so much on ‘is sleigh. So don’t be too disapointed if’n he seems to ‘a missed the mark by an item er two. Even the Big Guy with all ‘a his majic just can’t make it all happen.

Best Wishes fer ‘a GREAT Day Kiddies.

ENJOY ! ! ! !


Twas the Night Before Christmas – by Clement Clarke Moore

 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the roof there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
tore open the shutter, and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the lustre of midday to objects below,
when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name:  
"Now Dasher! Now Dancer!
Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid!
On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch!
To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky
so up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
the prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.  
His eyes–how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.  
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He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!" 

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Posted December 23, 2005 by Archie ~Grumps~ in Uncategorized

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Posted December 19, 2005 by Archie ~Grumps~ in Uncategorized

Mammas’ !!! . Keep yer chillen on a leash !!!   11 comments


Hoooooly Crap Kids !!!!


Check this shiznit out !!!!!!!




Man oh Man I bin waitin fer this !!!!!!!




Yeah Mammas’ …. Keep yer Chillen on ‘a leash tonight fer sure. LOL

The way this traffic bin comin through here while the roadway was gravel and dust. … Wait en see em go when they come through HERE and find …




I just know these FRICKIN drivers are gonna be just flyin down here tonight. WON’T be THEIR FAULT of course. When they get in here and see the asphalt, their brains I’ll cave in, they’ll be shakin their fists in da air en screamin …





 Yeah Man !! they’ll be doin like “90 mile ‘n hour on ‘a dead end street”!!! LoL


Oh Yeah Mamma !!! . LoL . Friday afternoon RUSH HOUR is just around the corner !!!!

KEEP em CHILLEN on a LEASH !!!!!

I’ll be updating Kids . LoL

Later all …

Posted October 7, 2005 by Archie ~Grumps~ in Uncategorized