Monthly Archives: October 2019

My Father in the First World War.

My father told me this story in late 1958 as we sat by a dying fire. He was smoking a last cigarette before beginning his nightly routine of winding the clock, putting the empty milk bottles out, and locking the … Continue reading

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Gestapo Elemenary School

August 1944 was my first day at school!!!! Monday morning Lily took me to the local school board office to register. There, she was directed to take me to a primary school on High Street. They would call ahead to … Continue reading

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A Night in the Anderson Shelter!

Starting with todays blog I’m going to share my personal experiences during the Second World War, and leading up to Remembrance Day 11th November 2019. Anderson Shelters Posted on 29th October 2019 by irishroverpei 1943 -44 Living in Seven Kings, … Continue reading

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A Heavenly Story.

A Heavenly Story!! Posted on 28th Oct 2019 by irishroverpei Pope John Paul dies of old age and finds himself at the gates of Heaven at 0300. He knocks on the gate and a very sleepy-eyed watchman opens the gate … Continue reading

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A Little Weekend Humour.

Necklace Tourist: “What an interesting necklace. What is it made of?” Native: “Alligator’s teeth.” Tourist: “I suppose they mean as much to you as pearls do to us.” Native: “Oh no, no! Anybody can open an oyster.” 🙂 🙂 🙂 … Continue reading

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Bicycle lanes???

The provincial governments recent and strange decision not to include a bike lane on the Hillsborough bridge. They are presently installing the waste pipeline from Stratford to the Charlottetown treatment centre. What possible reason is there not to complete the … Continue reading

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Alberta – – – Landlocked Province!

There is a new group beginning in Alberta that call themselves “wexit”. Presumably borrowed from the UK’s “Brexit”. If the pipeline is one of the main issue in this new movement, then perhaps they should rethink the idea of separation! … Continue reading

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Poetic Justice???

In the early hours of Tuesday 22nd October 2019, the votes had been counted. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in spite of his previous four tumultuous years of scandal, Indian trip, breaking Ethics rules, and firing two female cabinet ministers, was … Continue reading

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Newspaper Duplication!

I recently posted on Face Book a comment about the question of needing two PEI newspapers. The two editions (Guardian & Journal) today 22nd October both had identical headlines. Most of the articles in the two papers were duplicated too, … Continue reading

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Memories of HMS Ganges.

This is one of those days when I’m feeling my 80 years, no energy, aching joints and unsteady feet. In my chair I reminisce about those long ago times at Ganges. It was March 1956, my division were in the … Continue reading

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