Postcard Headcount

We noticed a few new postcards in our postcard barrel this afternoon and did a headcount. There are 107 postcards. The postcards we have for delivery are as follows:

Canada

City

Number of Postcards

Barrie, ON

2

Baysville, ON

1

Belcarra, BC

6

Burnaby, BC

1

Calgary, AB

1

Cambridge, ON

1

Cap de la Madeleine, QC

1

Coldwater, ON

1

Coldwater, ON

1

Coquitlam, BC

2

Delta, BC

6

Edmonton, AB

4

Elmvale, ON

3

Fort McMurray, AB

2

Gander, NL

1

Guelph, ON

1

Halifax, NS

1

Kitchener, ON

1

Mission, BC

1

Montreal, QC

14

North Vancouver, BC

1

Ottawa, ON

2

Petawawa, ON

1

Phelpston, ON

3

Port Hope, ON

1

Prince Albert, SK

1

Quebec City, QC

2

Smithers, BC

1

Stonewall, MB

3

Thornhill, ON

1

Toronto, ON

4

Vancouver, BC

2

Victoria, BC

1

Windsor, ON

1

Woodstock, ON

1

USA

City

Number of Postcards

Anchorage, AK

1

Austin, TX

1

Bayside, NY

1

Brooklyn, NY

2

Cameron Park, CA

1

Downes Grove, IL

3

Hoboken, NJ

1

Naperville, IL

3

New York, NY

1

Park Ridge, NJ

1

Placerville, CA

1

Sacramento, CA

1

International

City

Number of Postcards

Aachen, Germany

1

Auckland, NZ

1

Dublin, Ireland

1

Ecuador

1

Fukuoka, Japan

1

Glasgow, Scotland

1

London, UK

2

Macau

1

Madrid, Spain

1

Munich, Germany

1

Queensland, Australia

2

Victoria, Australia

1

The postcards for Greece disappeared, as well as two others for New Zealand. We know that the Curator’s wife delivered some to Ontario and we had a visitor from Nanaimo and one from Australia recently pick up some more.

Jim Sincock's Water-skiing Record

We received an email from someone in the U.S. state of Georgia last week:

“Just recently I was presented with the question “What is the longest distance anyone has ever traveled on waterskis?”

After doing many searches, I came across the Port Moody Sation Museum website and was happy to find some information regarding the question. However, I have not been able to find the actual record-breaking distance traveled by Jim Sincock.

If at all possible, please reply letting me know the distance traveled by Sincock.”

Silly us, we forgot to tell you in our last post.

It was 367 km or 228 miles.

Reunion

On Sunday, a woman and her two sons came to pick up a photo that they ordered the day before. The envelope with the photo had her name and the price of the materials to print it out.

It was a grainy black and white photo of a young man.

“We asked the collections guy to blow it up to the biggest size,” said the woman. “How much do I owe you?”

“That’ll be five dollars.”

“My husband has the money, let me call him over. He’s just nervous and waiting outside.”

“…?”

“Oh, this will be the first time he will ever see his birthfather.”

The husband stood outside smoking a cigar with shaking hands. His father had died in 1995 before he could track him down. The detective hunt had led to our Museum.

Once they had the photo, the wife, the two sons and the husband gathered around on the station platform to open the envelope.

“Look, dad, he has your nose!” said one of the sons.