Subject: Sick and tired of Skeoch…??
Date: November 13, 2017 at 6:58:15 AM GMT-5
World is strange
Today I will be on TV CBC re the island ferries…you might have opinions
Why me? They needed a willing person with stupid ideas and an eccentric father (if they use that memory)
Why tell you? Egomaniac
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On May 27, 1944, a Halifax Bomber, HX 313, was ripped and torn by a German night Fighter after dropping its bomb load on Bourg Leopold, Belgium.
A cousin who I had never met was the upper Middle Gunner and was killed as the night fighter shells ripped across the underbelly of the plane. Over the last few decades I have been able to reconstruct much of what happened before, during and after that fateful evening. My use of dialogue may offend sensitive ears. Sorry about that. This will be a long story…to be sent in segments.
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So the 125th is over. Return of the Native has happened. Lots to think about…old friends, older teachers, still older hallowed halls of the old school. Mistakes made.
Achievements that surpassed me. Probably a few grads who considered me a fool. And a few good friends who liked me in spite flaws. That is how you know colleagues are more than just fellow travellers.
Continue reading “FIRST DANCE…AND SHE WAS THERE…64 YEARS LATER SHE IS STILL THERE”
Nov. 3, 2017
“Long ago I hung a little sign in the old pantry of our farm house….before we gutted and rebuilt everything. It said, “My Days Are in The Yellow Leaf”. It is a quote from Lord Byron which he may have borrowed and changed from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, “My way of life is fallen into the sere and yellow leaf.” Both quotes are depressing…expressions of dread…
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THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL DINNER AND SOCIALISING…YOU MIGHT FIND THIS STORY AMUSING OR HORRIFYING
hope I spelled Torgunn’s name right. Excuse typos…my machine does weird things to words.
BEFORE AND AFTER THE LIZARD GOT LOOSE
oct. 22, 2017
(You may be surprised where the thread of this story leads you.)
“Alan, could you and Marjorie come for dinner at Chad’s house on Sunday. Dirk and his kids are coming as well?” Continue reading “Before and After the Lizard Got Loose”
NOTE: The dialogue is really me talking to myself…imagination. Pictures vary..some are mine, some from other sources
JOY GOODWIN: THE CONCERT THAT NEVER HAPPENED
This is Joy Goodwin, creative genius, alongside her Tuba player Paul Caron who may have been the oldest member of the Parkdale Collegiate Orchestra.
This is the story of one of our PCI Music Field Trips. But more, it is the story of Joy…both capitalized and lower case…Joy and joy.
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A Little bit loony, so you are warned…
WASPS? I FEEL SORRY FOR THEM
(What about Colonising Mars? Do Wasps have the key?)
“Alan, the wasps are after the wine…too many of them…seems dangerous.”
“Not so, what you are witnessing is a tragedy.”
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