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Howdy!   Well yesterday was REALLY interesting – and REALLY embarrassing all rolled into one.    It was interesting because we didn’t think ANYONE would guess the Teaser but WHAMMO, almost  the instant we went live, we had our First Commenter AND our First Right Guesser…………..

Our First Commenter was – EASY!!!!

Easy Wins Again!

Easy Wins Again!

Our First Right Guesser was – LEO!!!!

Woo Hoo Leo!

Woo Hoo Leo!

Before I tell you the EMBARRASSING part, here’s the photos from yesterday one more time!

Big place huh?

Big place huh?

Main entrance a short while later after it was abandoned.

Main entrance a short while later after it was abandoned.

Main entrance before it was abandoned.

Main entrance before it was abandoned.

My Guest Teaser was Shoko (and her Mom Miss Jean) from Canadian Cats and they submitted a photo of Riverside Mental Hospital in Coquitlam, British Columbia!   Miss Jean sent me some fascinating information about this building and its’ history.   First your badge – then the history!

Thanks Shoko and Miss Jean!!

Thanks Shoko and Miss Jean!!

Riverview Hospital was originally called Essondale and the name sent shivers up the spine of most people in BC.  Essondale was a provincially run mental institution.  Originally, there was 1,000 acres belonging to the psychiatric hospital but over the years this became 422 acres.  The institution and grounds are huge.  They opened around 1913.  It was the place to shove the unwanted and embarrassing.  There was also housing there for juvenile delinquents, the aged…dangerous aged folk and then there was Colony Farms.  Colony Farm produced first rate crops that were used throughout the facility.  They also raised animals such as cows and pigs.   My cousin was a social worker at Riverview.  She was very dedicated but died in her early 30’s.  There were several horror stories about shock treatments and there was, “The Calming Room.” When a patient was acting up, they were taken to the calming room until they became placid.  Sometimes this took a few days.  Many strange things were said to happen in the calming room.   (I then asked Jean when the place had closed down)    You asked when it closed…It didn’t close all at once….Colony Farms started to shut down in 1983 and by 1989, Colony Farms was closed and became a wildlife park.  Riverview was officially closed in 2012 but by the looks of the main buildings….they had been abandoned for years.  Juvenile Delinquent quarters were slowly phased out in the mid nineteen hundreds.  Some of the less violent aged were mixed with the psychiatric patients.  This hospital also did a lot of good for psychiatric patients….the less damaged.  I won’t go into that as I could talk for a long time about this facility.

THANKS SHOKO AND JEAN!   I also discovered in reading about this place that it was thought to be quite haunted……….wouldn’t surprise me after all that went on there!

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Now the embarrassing part………………. the comments were coming in FAST yesterday with guesses on the Teaser and when Mom was checking them to see if anyone was right, she did NOT go back far enough in the comments to see that in fact our friend Leo had been first!   Mom thought there was a tie for first between Miss Sue of KatsRUs, and Miss Melissa of Oliver and Calvin.   That’s right – Mom (and I) “blew it big time”…………………….so because we made a gigantic boo boo – we are awarding Miss Sue and Miss Melissa this  BRAND NEW BADGE!!

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Now,  I had a bunch of other RIGHT GUESSERS yesterday too – lots of you figured this one out and you all get this!

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Were you one of the few who were CLUELESS?   No idea?  Or guessed WRONG?  You still get something for your effort!

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So – hopefully I’m forgiven by Miss Sue and Miss Melissa and hopefully Leo is happy to be BACK ON TOP in the Teaser guessing department…………..!!!   WOO HOOOOOO!!!!!!

Hugs, Sammy the Teaser Dude

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  1. I’m the first commenter after the teaser! Congrats Leo WOOOHOOOOOOO!!! and Congrats Easy hehehe…Oh what a scary story…. I rather don’t wait for a dogtor there…
    Sammy, we need an automatic refresh-button for our moms…

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    • Easy I’m totally with you on that automatic Refresh…..something tells me if Mom had used it yesterday she and I would NOT have made that boo boo…..however, I’m sure it’s not the last time that new award will come in handy! By the way, we were so sad to hear about Goose…..is there an update??

      Hugs, Sammy

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        • Easy I’m so anxious to hear an update on Goose……..any news? As for the Teaser – Mom needs to be more careful about stuff like that and in fact she’s thinking maybe she shouldn’t email people about being FIRST – just let things happen and celebrate whatever needs celebrating on the TELL ALL?????? We just get excited about letting people know but when you let the WRONG people know – well – it’s embarrassing and I’m a ginger cat so when I’m embarrassed I get EXTRA RED!

          Love, Sammy

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          • Goose could eat a little more yesterday and he took his pills… it made me happy to hear that….
            well….. it’s teaser and on tuesday teaserous things can happen … even in Maine Usa :o)

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    • Oh yeah…..Sam and I have an “understanding” about that…….when he pushes a china teacup off a table I say “guess I polished that table too well” – when I miss seeing a comment buried among the hundreds he says “oops, I didn’t SEE that one on my blog Mom”…….pretty cool huh?

      Pam

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    • Hi Raz! It is a scary sounding place isn’t it? Shoko’s Mom found a really good Teaser for me didn’t she? Onward to next week – maybe you’ll get more than a Greenie!!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  2. We love the new badge, its pawsome. We all make mistakes (our mom makes thousands every day), congratulations to the other winners too 🙂

    Melissa, Oliver and Calvin 🙂

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  3. Congratulations Easy and Leo! Sammy I like the “But You are Still a Winner” award! Well, I am back after that long refreshing break… 😉 Enjoy your Wednesday Sammy! It is COLD here this morning… 39! It’s a CHEESEBURGER day though… I hope!

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  4. LOL, that ‘Fail, boo boo’ button is hilarious ! “No U didn’t” bah ha ha ! You make me laugh. Oh, best not laugh to crazy, I wouldn’t want to end up in Riverview..hehe.

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  5. Wow, Sammy, that’s a weird place fur sure! Dang, I can’t seem to get these right, but it sure is fun to try. BOL/MOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  6. The outside and the grounds has been used in lots of TV shows and movies. When wes lived on the wet coast, Mommy used to drives past it lots and it seemed the crews were always there. And Sammy, if this is your first mistake, mes thinks yous can easily be forgiven.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • Hi Nellie! Well I’m not sure it’s my first mistake or if I’m just finally admitting that I HAVE made some mistakes !!! HAHA At any rate, hopefully I won’t have to award that new badge too often!! Someone else said that the hospital grounds had been used for shows….that’s even more interesting!

      Hugs, Sammy

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  7. Mee-you Unccle Sammy LadyMum got thee Insane A-sigh-lem part rite!!! How did shee even do THAT frum thee bathroom??? Spookie issn’t it???
    That Riverview place sure lookss screy an no tinnvitin at all 😉
    Fankss Lady Jean an Cuss-innss Shoko an Kali fur a grate Teezer!!!
    ***paw kissess*** Siddhartha Henry an a ^spookie^ LadyMum xxxx

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  8. **shivurrss** that place lookss supurr creepie to mee Unccle!!!
    Lady jean did a grate Teezer…..
    ❤ LUV ❤ an **paw kissess**
    Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum (outta time out now) xxxx

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  9. VERY interesting . I would never have thought it. I do wonder about those stairs though. How unusual to have steps like that to the door.

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  10. Concats to Leo! I didn’t know the exact location or the name of the place, but I was in the right sort of area. Mum knew it was no good looking at her photos because it was before her digital camera and she never took so many photos back then. She scanned some of the best ones but it would take forever to make head or tail of her old albums. The place she was thinking of mightn’t even be the same one.

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  11. Very interesting story….what a freaky place! I can’t believe so many knew what it was, we had no idea (not that that’s anything new. ha ha). Sammy, just bat your sweet little eyes at anyone, and we are sure all will be forgiven.

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  12. We really didn’t think so many would get the right location. There are some pretty sharp anipals out there.

    Mental Health has now got plans to reopen Riverview. It is to be seen if this area will be mostly administrative or what. It’s doubtful it will ever be a mental hospital again. A name change will definitely help whatever appears on this property.

    Shoko, Kali and Jean

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  13. I knew there was something wrong when I didn’t get my “you are the best guesser ever, oh my gosh, you are great!” (read that like a valley girl) email.

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  14. Sweet Sammy I never come close to solving any of your teasers so I say Bravo to all those that do. Good job! hugs and nose kisses

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