Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Royal Navy and Me

This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest … Continue reading

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Land Purchase? Racism??

The original letter I sent to the editor on September 13th was never published. After re=reading it I’m guessing the paper would tell me they don’t publish rumours. I stated in my opening lines “if the story is factual” that … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and what has been Forgotten?

——The first World War—– Recently on Face Book there has been quite a lot of postings remembering the First World War. The Great War (war to end all wars) ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the … Continue reading

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Is Carbon Tax the answer?

California has some of the toughest pollution laws on this continent, Ontario has just ended vehicle emission pollution inspections. That sounds like a regressive step, perhaps it is, but it rid the province of old oil burning vehicles on its … Continue reading

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Name year make and model?

I thought it might be fun to test my blog followers knowledge of the British motoring world of old. Try and tell me the year make and model of the four cars and one motorcycle. That is my young daughter … Continue reading

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What Gender is a Computer(A Little Sunday Humour)

A SPANISH Teacher > was explaining > to her class that… in > Spanish, unlike > English, > nouns are designated as either masculine ..or > feminine. > ‘House’ for instance, is feminine: ‘la > casa.’ > ‘Pencil,’ however, is … Continue reading

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Supply Management

I’m the first to admit I know little about international trade agreements, but I would also venture I’m not alone in that respect. Watching the recent news coverage I see milk and dairy producers are not happy with the latest … Continue reading

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A Little Sunday Humour

A group of men live and die for their Saturday morning golf game. One transfers to another city and they’re lost without him. A new woman joins their Club. When she hears the guys talking about their golf round, she says, “I … Continue reading

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My political Dilemma

One might say election time is in the air both Federally and Provincially. This is when I once again struggle to make a decision on which way to vote. It is easier here on PEI. I have firmly decided on … Continue reading

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Easy Pay Day Loans And Deficits

One of the first things I found difficult to understand when I landed in Halifax aboard the Royal Navy Submarine Alcide back in January 1964 was the word “ Credit”. I tried to rent a car at a local rental … Continue reading

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