Saturday, March 7, 2015

Next time I see my brother I am going to get him to do this so we can make one of those "Then and Now" photos

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Blitz Scouts

I almost lost this photo. I had been looking at a photo album of my Uncles that was passed down to me from my Dad. It must have fallen out without my noticing and I found it later face down and thought it must have been a piece of scrap paper.

I had never heard of Blitz Scouts. With a bit of a search I discovered in WWII the Boy Scouts were often called upon to assist at hospitals as staff were overwhelmed with casualties and Air Raid Precaution duties. The duties they carried out are too many to mention but they ranged from stretcher bearers to messengers on bicycles notifying next of kin about relatives with serious injuries. This was in the middle of air raids. They were trained in fire fighting and the older ones would go in towers above the hospitals to watch for incendiary bombs.
I don't know where in England this photo was taken and I am guessing Uncle Peter took it so he could tell his little brother (my Dad) how interesting it was to be a Boy Scout there.

I got this info from the preview of a book called "Blitz Kids-The Childrens War Against Hitler" by Sean Longden

Friday, February 14, 2014


Happy anniversary to my grandparents Ab and Lucille.

Family photo with my Mom (middle top), uncle Bud (Gandma's lap), aunt Phyllis (middle bottom), and aunt Penny (Granddad's lap)
I am pretty sure I have that order straight.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers Day

Here is a photo of my Dad with my Moms Dad enjoying a beer on the front steps of 119 Main. My brother is in the middle not drinking beer but I bet my Dad let him have a sip or two. Happy Fathers Day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Birthday And Mothers Day

Today is my Moms Birthday and of course for her and all the Moms out there it is Mothers Day. Happy Birthday Mom and Happy Mothers Day! I think of you often. This photo was taken about a mile from where I live now. I hadn't known that until after we moved into this area. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sharp Relief

A Friend just posted on Facebook how happy her two boys were to be walking to school today. That brought some memories from a very long time ago into sharp relief for me. I don't recall many details of course, like I said, it was a very long time ago. But the feel and smells of the new school supplies, paper, pencils, crayons, rubber cement. The warmth of the sun on those September mornings. Everything was so clean and fresh. I don't often think of these days on Linden Avenue, but when I do, the memories are always so rich and pleasant. I wish I could capture them more clearly.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to....... Me!

Just so you are aware, this is actually a photo from a previous birthday.