Monthly Archives: May 2019

More Moments in Time

More Moments in Time Posted on 30th May 2019 by irishroverpei lieve my first memories began when I was between 3 and 4 years old. The story of my birth and my first three years is mostly a matter of … Continue reading

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Moments in Time

Moments in Time. Posted on May 29th 2019 by irishroverpei I’m not sure this happens to others in my age group, but suspect it might. I’m in my 80th year and find my mind often travels back to the past. … Continue reading

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Doing Politics Differently?????

Wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a politician say he is going to do politics differently!!!!!. Wish I had a dollar for every time they broke an election promise. Politics has become such an entrenched partisan … Continue reading

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1st Car Show of 2019!

Sunday 26th May was the Annual PEI Antique Car Club Show. This is an event I have been attending for years. Indeed I was very much involved it the first show back in the 1970s which was held at the … Continue reading

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Check the Original!!!!!

Check the Original Posted on May 26th 2019 by irishroverpei A young monk arrives at the monastery He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church, by hand. He notices, however, … Continue reading

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The Poppy.

The Poppy. Posted on May 25th 2019 by irishroverpei The Royal Canadian Legion need to be seriously reminded of the origin and purpose of the Poppy. It was never intended as a commercial item to be used to fund the … Continue reading

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Read a Good Book Lately

The Royal Navy and Me Posted on May 24th 2019 by irishroverpei 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 … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bridge Tolls

For Whom the Bridge Tolls Posted on May 24th 2019 by irishroverpei A tale of two bridges, the Confederation Bridge with a $47 dollar toll that cost tax payers one billion dollars to build.. The Champlain Bridge that cost the … Continue reading

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HMS Ganges – Shotley Routine!

HMS Ganges Boys Training Camp Posted on 23rd May 2019 HMS Ganges located near the village of Shotely, the proud centre piece of this famous/infamous boys training base was the 143 ft Mast. I was talking with another Ganges boy … Continue reading

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The Red Devil!

It was about this time way back in 1958, we had just returned from the Far East after roughly two years. We brought HMS Cockade home for her final fateful voyage after serving in the 8th destroyer squadron for several … Continue reading

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