TmT: CalgaryAgeAndPopulation – vvp20

Two minute Tuesday (TmTs)

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast, with your host me, Valerie Moss todays show is short and sweet. I’m calling these Two Minute Tuesdays or TMT’s thanks to Jeff for this suggestion. As I’ve been doing more and more research for my episodes and working full time, it doesn’t leave enough in the kitty to record and produced timely, so instead of releasing less often I’ve decided to do these short spurts in between the full episode segments. Let me know what you think. My focus will be Calgary, this great city, and all that’s captured within it. Let me know what you think!

Did you know the average or median age in Calgary is 36.4 and average or median age in Alberta is 36.5 with a total population of 1.37million, 3rd largest municipality and the 5th largest city in Canada.  The total population in Alberta is 4.146 million. I’ve lived in Alberta for most of my life minus a few years I spent in Saskatchewan going to College. It’s a stunning wealthy province with mountains, rivers and lakes.

Calgary Population 2018 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)

Alberta – Wikipedia

Turk + Valerie, 17, yellow, furniture – vvp19

My 17th wedding anniversary…anniversary is the date on which an event took place or an institution was founded in a previous year, and may also refer to the commemoration or celebration of that event. Plural Anniversaries…

1: the annual recurrence of a date marking a notable event

  • a wedding anniversary; broadly : a date that follows such an event by a specified period of time measured in units other than years, 6-month anniversary of the accident – and of course to celebrate and anniversary.
All things 17 years of marriage signify
Anniversary Gifts for Each Year

For each anniversary, there are certain types of gifts to give. Everybody knows that the Silver anniversary is the 25th and the gold anniversary the 50th. But how about all the ones in between because each one matters…

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their twenty-fifth anniversary, and a gold wreath on the fiftieth. Later, principally in the twentieth century, commercialism led to the addition of more anniversaries being represented by a named gift.

In Canada, one can also receive a message from the Governor-General for the 50th anniversary, and every fifth anniversary after that. Let’s do the math on this, if I’m 41 years old, and I’ve been married for 17 years, to be married for 50 years I’d need to be…okay let’s not complete this equation.

The names of some anniversaries provide guidance for appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other; if there is a party these can be brought by the guests or influence the theme or decoration. These gifts vary in different countries, but some years have well-established connections now common to most nations: 5th Wood, 10th Tin, 15th Crystal, 20th China, 25th Silver, 30th Pearl, 35th Jade, 40th Ruby, 45th Sapphire, 50th Gold, 60th Diamond, and 70th Platinum. In English speaking countries the first, wooden, gift was cut on the day of celebration and then presented to the wife as a finished article before the next two quarter days had passed. This means the 4 significant dates throughout the year things like school starting, rent being due etc. The modern tradition may have originated in medieval Germany where, if a married couple lived to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their wedding, the wife was presented by her friends and neighbours with a silver wreath to congratulate them for the good fortune that had prolonged the lives of the couple for so many years.

Gemstones and Meanings around the 17th 

Carnelian –  Carnelian (also spelled and referred to as cornelian) is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone.

It is said that this stone is an energy booster, can protect one from bad vibrations, helps a person that’s insecure to find strength within them, can guard against poverty, also help give a sense of humor, increase ones appetite and calms temper.This gemstone was widely used during Roman times to make engraved gems for signet or seal rings.

Anniversary Colours

since we are focussing on my favourite number 17 and my 17th anniversary the colour that best represents this special year is yellow..Yellow identifies with acquired learning. It is the colour which reverberates with the left or rational side of the brain. This colour animates our intellectual capacities and making mental deftness and recognition. It is the the lightest shade in the spectrum. From a physiological standpoint yellow is elevating and enlightening. This colour also offers trust, joy, happiness and fun. In the significance of colours, yellow motivates unique thought and curiosity. Yellow is innovative from a mental perspective. The colour of new thoughts which helps us to discover better approaches for getting things done. It is the useful mastermind, not the visionary.  Some other years that caught my eye based on colour alone are 4th year is lime green, 14th year is opal (who uses this word anymore), 20th is emerald green and white (why not peach), 24 is lavender (can’t you just smell this when the word is mentioned) and 35 is coral…that pinkish – salmon shade.

The number 17 means:

Insight, responsibility, self-discipline, strength, compassion, spiritual consciousness, wisdom, a desire for peace and love for all of humanity. The number 17 is a highly spiritual number and has been expressed by the Ancient Chaldeans as the 8 Pointed Star of Venus. Have you ever wondered what connection you might have with a number? Can numbers really have a mystical and spiritual meaning? I believe so, there are many numbers that govern our life for example the number 17 has meanings that may have certain connection and characteristics with our life path. Sometimes numbers like number 17 show up in our life and we may not know the meaning of it. The number 17 is responsible for, Insight, responsibility, self-discipline, strength, compassion, spiritual consciousness, and wisdom, a desire for peace and love for all of humanity. the 17 person is very capable and hardworking and efficient. They have great leadership qualities and very much compassionate. They treat everyone equally whether they are rich or poor.

one of my family members is celebrating her 17th year…she’s a feline, tabby with the name…evolved overtime, from Lil Tig, to Tiggy to just plain Tig, it’s my furry household friend. She has to be heard and not seen, leaves tuffs of fur in little gift piles along the house, greets me when i come home at the end of the day and sleeps with me each night…yes Tig you too are 17 this year.  the age of my domestic house cat…we’ve had her this entire time also, we consider her our first family member did you know this equates to 84 human years.

 

17 Fun Facts:
    1. 17=2^{2^{2}}+1 is a Fermat prime.
    2. The teenage Gauss proved that the regular 17-gon is constructible by compass and straightedge (which is related to the previous bullet).
    3. There are 17 wallpaper groups.
    4. A haiku has 17 syllabes.
    5. A Sudoku needs at least 17 clues to have a unique solution.
    6. \sqrt{17} is the first one that Theodorus was unable to show was irrational.)
    7. According to hacker lore, 17 is the “least (or most) random number.”
    8. To the nearest order of magnitude, the universe is 10^{17} seconds old (approximately 4.32\times 10^{17} seconds).
    9. It is the smallest number that is the sum of two distinct positive integers raised to the fourth power: 17=1^4+2^4.
    10. It is the smallest number that can be written as the sum of a square and a cube in two different ways 17=3^2+2^3=4^2+1^3.
    11. Some cicadas have a 17-year life cycle. these are little insects that live 99% of their life underground for 17 years to emerge on one single night in the billions, propoulate for a few weeks, then fall back into earth
    12. There are 17 ways to write 17 as the sum of primes.
    13. The Italians think 17 is unlucky (apparently because XVII can be rearranged to be VIXI, which means “my life is over”).
    14. Plutarch wrote “The Pythagoreans also have a horror for the number 17, for 17 lies exactly halfway between 16, which is a square, and the number 18, which is the double of a square, these two, 16 and 18, being the only two numbers representing areas for which the perimeter equals the area.”
    15. heptadecagon is a 17-sided figure
    16. 17 is the smallest whole number whose reciprocal contains all ten digits: \frac{1}{17}=0.\overline{0588235294117647}.
    17. You need 17 muscles to make a smile

17 reasons I’m still married today:

  1. Jeff still gets me
  2. I proposed
  3. camping in our trailer
  4. our daughter
  5. food: eat, make, buy, explore
  6. laughs about the smallest things in life
  7. I call him Turk
  8. writting love letters on mirrors
  9. I love that he’s a serious car guy
  10. I’m passionate on a big scale
  11. nostalgic: reflection, having a kinship with many memories
  12. love the beauty in things, clouds, songs, driving
  13. I’m smart
  14. iniside jokes, family sayings like we call Apple Fritter donuts, Knarles Barkley and we have a jingle that goes with it
  15. the 3 of us make all the difference – our UNIT
  16. how important hearts truly are in the body, you are only your heart and your mind
  17. I wish for 17 more years with Jeff

Thanks for listening to the podcast and todays reflection of my 17th wedding anniversary, the history behind the number 17 my personal favourite number and the meaning and gem that goes with this and a glimpse into my story. Also there’s only 17 weeks until Christmas.

Tell me your story.

Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

research for this show came from these articles

http://holidayinsights.com/anniversary/year.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_anniversary

http://numerology-thenumbersandtheirmeanings.blogspot.com/2011/05/number-17.html

17 fun facts https://divisbyzero.com/2017/04/14/seventeen-facts-about-17/

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss. The music for this show is written and produced by Jason Schnell, title Tascam 40. Thanks to Jeff Moss for being the voice of the Judge.

The podcast is written and produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Calgary Cold Case 1976: Patsy McQueen & Ava Dvorak – vvp18

Calgary Cold Case 1976: Patricia (Patsy) McQueen & Ava Dvorak

Sunday, February 15, 1976

Two 14 year old girls have been found dead West of the city under the happy valley overpass. Fully clothed, no visible gun shot wounds, no visible evidence of stabbing, they would not have died due to exposure.So What happened?Someone is hiding something, this case is still COLD 42 years later.

This overpass will eventually mark the area that is now referred to as Valley Ridge but at this time in 1976 this area was still a few miles out of the city of Calgary, city limits heading WEST. The Happy Valley area was a campground and amusement park from 1961 to the late 1970’s. Full of merry-go-rounds, carousel rides and a wading pool and the laughter of children, smell of hotdogs and the cracking of chips. This is a 28min drive by car direct from Ian Bazalgette junior high school to the place the girls bodies were found. If you look at a topical map of the city of Calgary from the SOUTH EAST area of the city to the far WEST end of the city heading out of town toward the rocky mountains a truly opposite direction from the girls end of town. Why here?

One of the girls, identified as Patricia McQueen

Patricia or Patsy as she was referred to resided at 2220 – 37 Street SE just SOUTH of highway 1a and EAST of 36 street in the Forest Lawn, Forest Heights area of Calgary. in 2012, 36 years later, the demographics in this forest lawn area had a population of almost 7500 people living in 3300 dwellings. Average household incomes in the year 2000 were almost 30% low income residents, approx 18 percent were immigrants, the main buildings and residents were condos and apartments styles and almost 60% were rental units – high density housing. From the web archive crime database as far back as I can go to 2002, still 35 years later Person crimes like asault, battery, robbery was 16/1000 and property crimes were things like break and entry, theft from vehicles etc was 57/1000.

Patricia McQueen Home

When I look at the house Patsy lived in according to google images today this appears to be a 1950’s home Typical bungalow style with a 3 step porch up to the door, it has a short metal fenced front yard with a gates up the side walk, the house is an off white colour today with brown window trim. You can assume the two windows on the right are bedrooms and the large window on the left is the living room.

The second girl, identified as Eva Dvorak;

Of 3131 – 30 A avenue SE. – in the community of Dover, EAST of Highway 2 and south of Highway 1A. In 2012, 36 years later the demographics of the community of Dover had a population of 10,302 living in 4,722 dwellings and average household income in the year 2000 was $43,875 and approx 24% were low income residents. 15% of the residents were immigrants and almost 30% of the buildings were condo units, apartments and rental properties – high density housing. From the web archive crime database as far back as I can 2002, 35 years later; Person crimes like asault, battery, robbery was 16/1000 and property crimes were things like break and entry, theft from vehicles etc was 44/1000. Lower than in Forest Lawn but still significant.

Eva Dvorak Home

According to google images today, Eva’s home was on the inside of a small cal-de-sac, again it was also a bungalow style duplex, her home as on the outside of the cal-de-sa with the front view facing a walking path.

Obviously these crime rates from 2002 would likely be higher then in 1976 however in 1976 people didn’t report crime like they did in 2002 and of course today. However these crime rates are significant. Higher in the area where Patsy lived then where Ava lived but we can surmise the girls lived in a rougher part of the city.

Both girls lived close to and addended Ian Bazalgette Junior High School to the north Patsy and the south Eva almost the same distance from the school. Patsy in grade 9 and Eva in grade 8. Patsy being at the top of the school and the final grade in this school, and Eva likely looking up to Patsy as she was the older one. Both of these girls were average in their academics and popular.

In the following days after the girls were found laid against an embankment in the late hours of the morning the previous Sunday an autopsy was performed on both of them. With the possibility of murder, drug overdose or liquor being involved there was still so many questions unanswered. The girls had been missing since the previous Thursday but were staying with friends and not touching base with their families. Some of the pupils at the school were interviewed and commented about the use of drugs at school and after school – things like marijuana and some chemicals but no hard needle style of drugs. They concurred both of these girls engaged in these sort of activities. However in the end the autopsy found nothing significant to realize their deaths.

A news article almost 6 weeks later mentioned that both girls willingly took drugs, LSD, marijuana and drank alcohol but non of this would have caused their death. Being asked to leave school on the Friday before their death due to having alcohol on their breath, then proceeded going from party to party all weekend long, taking drugs, drinking and visiting with friends. They were hitch-hiking on 9ave SE when a neighbour stopped to offer them a ride – which they declined, this was the last time they were spotted alive. Then they were discovered under ironically called “Happy Valley” overpass which in itself should be a delightful place to visit and make memories not be found under it stopping any future memories of existing.

The autopsy nor the crime lab tests showed any proof as to how they died.  No signs on their bodies to indicate foul play against them and nothing in their systems revealed any drug or alcohol reference that would have proved their fate. Their bodies based on the position of them and how their clothes were – showed they were dumped. Strangulation is most likely the cause but there we no marks on their necks to indicate this, possibility of smothering by drug related accident like passing out with face in pillow was also speculated as a cause. The weather was not a factor altho it was Feb in Calgary which can be typically the coldest winter months but since the girls were moved to this location – weather was determined not a factor.

The Judge KJ Plomp called the deaths a sad and tragic situation which leaves many questions unanswered. The thing that concerns me is that conditions and situations such as we’ve encountered do exist, and 14 and 15 year old girls are running free like this, they are just children.

In closing, Calgary Cold Case: 1976 Mystery Deaths of Patricia (Patsy) McQueen and Ava Dvorak marking the 42nd year of their COLD case. In reflecting back to my 8th and 9th grades in school, by all accounts could be classed as one of the hardest times in one life especially for a girl, going through puberty, finding friends you can trust and trying to be independent of your parents. Who doesn’t want the attention of older kids and someone to lookup to. At this time in ones life you just hope these ‘older’ kids influence you for the positive. Who gave the girls these drugs and how much they took and what they decided to do before during and after is on them, they made this decision alone, together. They were influenced and pressured and didn’t have their thoughts inline because they were only 14 years old. They were Children as the judge said. Coming from an area in the city that proved to be low poverty and crime heavy also gave them a more difficult start and possibly not the best environment to grow up in and be influence by.

According to Eva’s sister, Martha and Brother Gord in this CBC article  they touted Eva as a normal girl, who was fun to be around. They also commented that these two girls were just 14 years old. They are missed by their families, siblings and friends – they all want closure – what happened to these girls?

You can’t help but wonder and want to know.

Were you around in Calgary at this time? Did you know the girls? Were you one of their friends? Did you attend the school in 1976 Ian Bazalgette, what was it like?

If you have any information about this case or a story about the girls that you want to share, let me know.

Thanks for listening to the podcast and this new series, Calgary history and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Photos and snapshot pictures curtesy of me Valerie Moss and spending the day at the Central Library, articles used for reference are:

Articles Used for Reference are:
  • Two Girls, 14, Found Dead, Feb 16, 1976 by Charles Sterling (Harold Staff Writer)
  • Autopsy results awaited for clue to girl’s deaths, by Charles Sterling (Harold Staff Writer)
  • Girls in mystery deaths took LSD, pot, alcohol, March 30,1976 (no reference to journalist)
  • Some Has Answers to Deaths of Five Women, April 15,1976 by Charles Sterling (Harold Staff Writer)
  • Inquest Draws Blank on Teen-agers’ Death Mystery, September 21, 1976 by Deborah Lehman (Harold Staff Writer)
  • Families of Eva Dvorak and Patsy McQueen still hope for break in cold case, February 16, 2016 by Colleen Underwood, (CBC News)

Two girls, 14 found dead
McQueenDvorak - Feb17-1976
Autopsy results awaited for clue to girls’ deaths
McQueenDvorak-March30-1976
Girls in mystery deaths took LSD, pot, alcohol
McQueenDvorak - Sept21-1976
Inquest draws blank on teen-agers’ death mystery

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss. The music for this show is written and produced by Jason Schnell, title Tascam 40. Thanks to Jeff Moss for being the voice of the Judge.

The podcast is written and produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for listening

Interview with Jason Schnell – TASCAM 40 – vvp17

Welcome to Valerie’s Variety Podcast episode welcome Jason Schnell…I am forever grateful in the time you took to investigate, write and produce my podcast music…a busy working man with his own denturist business…yes this guys make teeth for a living,
married with 3 kids, life is busy.Q9
Sam the eldest, she’s shy and observes her fellow people – yukelele
Daniella  mischievous – which in short says it all- vocals then piano
Joey the youngest – is in discovery phase at 2.5 years old – …not sure yet but nursery rhymes…knick knack patty whack and the instrument of drums being his first pic.
Jason’s love for electronic music, oldies, pop and jazz…no top favourites they all influence him and he knows what he likes LOL
He would interview Jesus as a kid growing up and how he integrated with other kids and…
LOVE TAKE ONE the most!
Jason Schnell: interview
    1. Music, who taught you and where did this passion come from?
    2. Favourite instrument?
    3. Digeridoo
    4. Amplifier troubles
    5. What did you use to inspire you for my podcast theme music?
    6. How many hours?
    7. Church music
    8. Do your kids play?
    9. Favourite song/band of all time?
    10. If you could meet/interview anyone who would it be?

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and my interview today with Jason Schnell and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music and Sound for this show was edited through Garage Band and the tracks I chose to compliment Jason’s interview were:

  • -Solid 70s Fill 08
  • – Australian Didgeridoo 01
  • – Muted Ukulele
  • – Strummed Ukulele 02
  • – Delicate Piano 04
  • – Vintage Funk Kit 01
  • – disco Pop Rhythm Guitar
  • – Jazz Hustle Guitar 02
  • – Strummed Acoustic 02
  • and of course
  • TASCAM 40, produced, written and played by Jason Schnell

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is written and produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for Listening.

New Show Music – Auditions – Interview – vvp16

Todays show is so exciting for me as I come into my own skin more and more with this podcasting gig I’m getting a better sense of what I want to discuss about Calgary and me as a working professional in this great city. Think of this as a behind the scenes episode. Launching my new podcast music gives me such a sense of  pride, this music will be my core sound from now on..consistent in every episode, thanks to Jason for producing this for me.. I had the pleasure of auditioning for a couple other podcasts (Girl in Space and Forgotten News), losing one and winning one gig and being interviewed for another podcast and I’ll share my experiences with you today.

Content Designs:

  1. Calgary content from local eats, to travel, history & legends, past news and some of my favourite passions.  Suggestions from people like you…so thank you and keep them coming. Did You know you can text me using my email address? valerie@valeriemoss.ca instead of putting in a phone number your test application you can insert the email address.
  2. Getting to know the person behind the Calgary podcast and my “what makes me tic’ approach to my life. I’m passionate.
  3. Great Stories that I come upon from podcasters, working professionals and other topics that drive me to write and podcast.
Let’s get into todays episode:

Yay I finally have my own show music and I’m super pumped. Jason Schnell offered to do the music I’m launching today.

Here’s what our process was, I sent him an email with my ideas of music I like and sounds I’m attracted to…

Email between Jason and myself with ideas
Studio that recorded my podcast music
Girl in Space
Girl in Space Audition Notes
  • check out my audition here…how fun!

Here’s my rejection letter lol, it was so nice genuine, loved this experience and kudos to them for responding – at least I know where it was at.

 

Here’s my most positive rejection letter. Love this chance!
Forgotten News
Forgotten News Podcast

I came upon  a note on a Facebook podcast page from a guy name Jim Goodluck…he was looking for narrations voices guest voice for his podcast called Forgotten News.

Check out their podcast blog Forgotten News Podcast

Welcome to the Forgotten News podcast. This is your window to hear true stories from long ago. Stories that once made headlines. Stories that people thought would be unforgettable, but soon were lost in the sands of time, or were buried deep in the dustbin of history. In this podcast, we brush off the sand and dust, and share those stories with you, today — as fresh as when they were first told.

take a listen…

  • insert audition here

I was also a guest on the Mess Hall Podcast with Avery Cochrane

visit his podcast at

https://messhallpodcast.podbean.com

this is a weekly podcast where Avery talks to comedians and sometimes other people about food. With his chef background and a love for pizza, wings and good quality food, this was an enjoyable podcast…take a listen.

  • insert clip here

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music and Sound for this show was edited through Garage Band the music

  • TASCAM 40, produced, written and played by Jason Schnell for my podcast

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for listening

Investigating 1970’s in Calgary – vvp15

Living in Calgary for the past 22 years has giving me a sense of pride and connection to this amazing city…my entire career is here, we have roots here our daughter born here. I wanted to learn more for this Calgary based podcast so I ventured down to the Central Library and decided to do some research on our history…being born in 1977 I thought I’d start in this era…being a novice crime enthusiast I was attracted to crime in the 1970’s but mostly Calgary history weather crime of interesting facts that I found.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary_Public_Library

  • Calgary Public Library
  • 616 Macleod Trail S.E.Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Public Library, Central location

After learning how to run the microfiche machine – which was a lesson in itself,

Calgary Central Library microfiche machine

then I figured out how to translate it through a standard PC…ahhh more comfortable here

finally microfiche to digital, more comfortable with this process

Checking out the microfiche film from 1977 January 1-10. As London sat beside me and helped run the microfiche machine. I scoured through many articles to see if anything caught my eye…

I learned very quickly a few hours to be exact that I require many hours at this to a be good at it and b actually find what I’m looking for…one thing about the central library is – it has culture. From the people to the back stairs to the location.

Being centrally located just off the C-Train (LRT) and Macleod trail se you see all walks of life and get a few life lessons along the way. In November Calgary we will be in grand style with our new state of the art central Library.

After I spent a few hours at the Microfiche machines I spoke to one of the workers there who by the way was most helpful and asked about local history- low and behold there’s a local history room…

Room: it’s not dark and dank but it’s older and lighting is okay but a bit minimal

Desks: oak, oak and oak, large library desks excellent for spreading out and completing research

Smell: like it’s got some years under it’s belt, paper and dust and a bit of stale air

look: oak again, large oak book cases, burgundy low pile carpet and vertical metal filing cabinets with a small thumb bottom to move the lock switch over to open the drawers – one drawer at a time.

feel: cultural and history, encyclopedias, maps, and books of course, news paper clippings

We needed to enter in by a trusted door password which they assist getting you into this room. Once inside I discovered miles of upright metal filing cabinets and book shelves and giant wide desks made out of oak. The lady showed London where the scratch papers and pencils were – which she utilized to the fullest – we are set to investigate and gather some history.

Calgary Local History Room at the Central location for Calgary Public library

I started looking through the fronts of these filing cabinets and then I found what I was looking for..

Crime and Criminals Calgary
Crime and Criminals Calgary

then I looked for the years and pulled out these amazing envelopes, London was so intrigued by the newspaper clippings as was I. The neatest thing was all of the cursive handwriting was done by the same person, the Librarian and in pencil.

Calgary in the 1970 Newspaper clippings
Calgary Crime in the 1970’s

These are all stamped with a typical date stamp in several colours of blue and red all cut up by scissors…I was enthralled in what I found. Browsing through to see what grabbed my attention…two stories over and over came up so these are the two I’m going to start with.

#Engine 23 Parked inside the Central Library

#Engine 23 Fun Facts

 

First: Constable William (Bill) Shelever – rookie cop who died too soon on the job, he  started as a Welder and then worked hard to become a cop “a chance to do something”. A story about a guy who loved what he did, was honest and died too soon.

Second:  A Cold Case about Two girls found dead at age 14 Patricia McQueen and Eva Dvorak ironically under the Happy Valley Overpass just west of Calgary. This case has never been solved.

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Photos curtesy of me Valerie Moss and spending the day at the Central Library, article writers will be given credit to in a future episode and thank you to the library as I haven’t been there since I was a kid and the ones I was in back then were in my small town schools. This library made me feel more a connection to this great city. Coming across these two articles over an over stood out to me.

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss. The music for this show is written and produced by Jason Schnell, titles Tascam 40.

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for Listening.

Enjoying Summer in Calgary Alberta – vvp14

Riding bikes in Calgary at Confederation park , stopping for chips and salsa at Julio Barrio’s, having the BEST ice cream at Village Square, riding by a colourful container market.

Facing South on a beautiful Summer day in May…
  • Container Market Visit – Dancing check out their full line up of vendors here, totally worth the stop.
Enjoying the awesome music and culture at the Container Market
Village Ice Cream – Earl Grey

This is the kind of ice cream that you crave in the night. It’s luxurious and creamy and always leaves you wanting more – with 3 locations to choose from Victoria Park, Britannia, and Garrison Corner covers all areas of the city – super easy to get to at the Victoria Park location, and the line up out the door to the street – is worth the wait.

enjoying our beautiful city is what we love about summer in Calgary…

Working on some upcoming shows to include Calgary history going back to the 1970’s, Mysterious Cold Case, Death of a Policeman, Interview with Jen Jensen of the Thrifty Princess Consignment Boutique.

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music and Sound for this show was edited through Garage Band the music

  • TASCAM, produced, written and played by Jason Schnell for my podcast (a future episode to come with the making of the music)
  • Shaker sound effect, Container Market and Village Square Ice Cream background eavesdropping, recorded by me Valerie Moss

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Listen to the full episode here

Thrifty Princess Consignment (Part Two) – vvp13

Interview with Jen Jensen with Thrifty Princess Consignment ladies wear

What a lucky interview I had with Jen Jensen at Thrifty Princess Boutique  as I waited for the interview to start there was a mom and daughter team in there shopping around…they just had such a great time so as I was testing the microphone and the setting I recorded their dialogue, how sweet, I love shopping with London and having fun in this store…trying on clothes and jewellery. Jen is always so genuine and she truly loves what she does and is honest with her shoppers about the items they try on…great feedback. Of course you can hear me in there enjoying all of the items. So tempting. She has such an amazing decorative flair with beautiful antiques within her mix, she has vintage as well as modern high brand names – caters to all.

And Part Two here – includes out takes and mic testing

The cutest antique chair with a top hat just so…

 

Thrifty Princess Consignment (Part One) – vvp13

Interview with Jen Jensen with Thrifty Princess Consignment ladies wear

What a lucky interview I had with Jen Jensen at Thrifty Princess  as I waited for the interview to start there was a mom and daughter team in there shopping around…they just had such a great time so as I was testing the microphone and the setting I recorded their dialogue, how sweet, I love shopping with London and having fun in this store…trying on clothes and jewellery. Jen is always so genuine and she truly loves what she does and is honest with her shoppers about the items they try on…great feedback. Of course you can hear me in there enjoying all of the items. So tempting. She has such an amazing decorative flair with beautiful antiques within her mix, she has vintage as well as modern high brand names – caters to all.

Listen to part one of this interview here:
Jen Jensen from Thrifty Princess
Jen Jenson
Top Hat tipped just so...That's the Thrifty Princess Boutique way
Pill hat tipped just so…inspiring
Shelves of Shoes for days at Thrifty Princess Boutique
Shoes Shoes Shoes
Antique chair (NFS) and shelves of shoes for days
The cutest antique chair with a top hat just so…
Thrifty Princess Secret Trap door that leads under Edmonton Trail NE
Boarded up hole in the wall in her dirt basement storage, leading to tunnels underneath Edmonton Trail…
Thrifty Princess Vintage Swag around the store
Cutest dress form placed just so outside the back entrance…free parking

Visit her instagram page Thrifty Princess Boutique  or on facebook at ThriftyPrincess Boutique she even sells online…don’t forget when you stop by her store located at 810 Edmonton Trail NE, to consign or shop be sure to pay attention to the spirits in her little shop, they’re watching you but they are happy…

Listen to Part Two of the episode here:

 

Working on some upcoming shows

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music and sounds for this show is provided through Garage Band and due to classy nature of Jen’s store we’ve chosen

  •  Classy Change Layers

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

 

Q & A between Mom and 6 year old Daughter – vvp12

Q and A between Mom and 6 year old

Interview with my 6 year old daughter about life through her eyes…

  • at what age is a person an adult?
    • 41 and 18 is a very young adult
  • at what age do you want to be an adult?
    • 1 then 60
  • What would be hard thing about being blind
    • bump into things – a guiding dog would be perfect
  • What would you rather give up, iPad candy or friend?
    • ipad
  • How would you describe yourself?
    • pretty – nice and fluffy hair
  • what would someone else and your friends describe you?
    • interesting
  • What is the best thing about your mom?
    • Hugs and kisses and podcasts
      • podcastes – podcast-ed :0 o cute
  • If you were a mom what would be the best thing that you would do?
    • watch iPad
    • bike rides
    • be nice
    • unsupervised bike rides
  • What do you love most about camping?
    • (plactus) plastic cheese
    • London describes camping cheese…
  • Tell me the funny thing or person you know
    • funny person at school, Mr. Clark
  • What’s the hardest thing about being a child
    • wants to watch more tv
    • it’s hard to make choices
      • hard to control yourself at school…figure out playing by yourself or with your friends
      • who to play with?
  • Favourite Pets
    • hamster and story about fish
  • Chores
    • dishwasher
  • If you were invisible
    • scare mom and dad.
q and a between Mom and 6 year old Daughter

Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music for this show is provided through Garage Band today we London and I produced our own music using Radio Stager 05 and Sweet Nectar Beat, thanks London for choosing your two favourites.

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for listening.